Posts by Michele Bradfield

Prime Day Deals, Anyone?

Psst … any Amazon Prime fans out there?! If so, you probably know that Amazon Prime Day 2019 is on Mon. July 8 this year (hooray for discounts!). And, if you’re a planner like us, you’ve likely already scoped out the hot deals. So, just in case you’re looking to buy, buy, buy, we want…

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FlexJobs and Blue Star Families Survey Finds Nearly Half of Military Spouses Felt Discriminated Against in Job Searches

Flexible and remote work options can reduce barriers to sustainable military spouse employment BOULDER, CO – The unemployment rate among military spouses is 16%, more than four times higher than the civilian unemployment rate. According to a FlexJobs and Blue Star Families survey of more than 500 military spouses, nearly half (46%) of military spouses…

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Blue Star Families Receives $1M Gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Blue Star Families launches Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter with funds from organization of craigslist founder WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2019) – Blue Star Families (BSF), a nonprofit dedicated to empowering military families, today announced a $1 million gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies. With this gift, BSF will launch the Craig Newmark New York…

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Museums Nationwide Participate in Tenth Summer of Blue Star Museums

Washington, DC—Celebrating the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce that museums nationwide have signed on to provide free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, starting on Saturday, May…

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Blue Star Families Launches the 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

Washington, D.C. – Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, available online now at  https://bluestarfam.us/bsfsurvey2019. In collaboration with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and with the support of presenting sponsor USAA, and supporting sponsors CSX Corporation and Northrop Grumman Corporation, the survey empowers service members,…

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New Community Chapter Launches CSX and Blue Star Families Partnership to Bridge the Military-Civilian Divide in Key U.S. Cities

Starting in Jacksonville, CSX and Blue Star Families to establish chapters in four cities in 2019 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Military families and CSX join forces to celebrate Military Appreciation Month with the launch of the Blue Star Families Chapter sponsored by CSX in Jacksonville, Florida. The new Blue Star Families Jacksonville Chapter will support more…

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