Posts by Michele Bradfield

Partnership Connects Military Spouses, Caregivers with Employment Services

WASHINGTON (Mar. XX, 2019) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announces a grant in support of a collaborative effort between Blue Star Families, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative, and Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) to connect military spouses and caregivers with employment services. This $225,000 grant will enable these groups to…

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Blue Star Families & Creating IT Futures Partner to Engage Military Spouses in IT Career Training

Free Online and In-Classroom Courses Available March 11, 2019, Downers Grove, IL — Blue Star Families (BSF) and Creating IT Futures are partnering to engage more military spouses in Creating IT Futures’ successful IT-Ready career training. As a pathway to portable, flexible careers in information technology (IT), IT-Ready offers education, training and job placement for…

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10 Important Takeaways from Change of Command

First published on The Neighborhood. A few weeks ago, Blue Star Families released the results of its 9th annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS) during a day-long event in Washington, D.C., titled, Change of Command: The Evolution of the Military in America and The #BSFSurvey. Those in attendance got the chance to hear from distinguished…

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How to Eat With Purpose While Holding Down the Home Front

First published on InDependent. As a military spouse, your service member’s time away from home can wreak havoc on your mind, body, and eating habits. After all, you take on all the added responsibilities that come with holding down the home front. Who has time and energy to cook up a mindful meal, let alone…

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Military Housing: Can It Be Fixed?

Picture this – it’s 2007, and the first iPhone just released. Anxious to begin our next military assignment, we were on our way to a tropical paradise knowing we’d won the assignment lottery — Hawaii! Upon arrival, we looked at off-installation housing options but soon realized our Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) wasn’t enough to…

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