Our Stories

At our annual Blue Star Families Stars, Stripes, and Snowflakes party, we treated 294 military family members to holiday goodies and gifts. We showered participants with balloon animals, face painting, and food. It was an opportunity for milfams to take a break and celebrate the holidays with their community! Blue Star Families was able to…

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#BlueStarNeighbor and author, JoAnn Sky, gave back to Blue Star Families and our #milkids this holiday season. This wonderful Neighbor donated 100 of her new books, Santa’s Dog, to the #milkids at our Stars, Stripes, and Snowflakes holiday party at Joint Base Meyer-Henderson Hall. Santa’s Dog is a heartwarming tale for youngsters and the young-at-heart.…

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Happy Holidays from your friends at BSF! Here’s an idea for you if Daddy or Mommy can’t make it home for the holidays… make your #milkid an Honorary Elf! PSA: Get those packages in the mail! Loved ones overseas or away from home this holiday season? Make sure their gifts make it in time. #GivingTuesday Success!…

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“My first child was born with a life-threatening hole in her heart,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, veteran spouse and Blue Star Families CEO. “As I was looking for doctors and arranging her imminent surgery, my husband was coordinating our move to Okinawa. When she was two months, she had open-heart surgery in Boston. By the time…

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We’ve been busy Santa’s Helpers this holiday season! Our Blue Star Families elves put up and decorated Yellow Ribbon Trees in 48 Starbucks stores across the country in honor of our service members far from home. It’s a holiday tradition we started in partnership with Starbucks in 2016.   To participate, write your hero’s name…

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We all know the story: you have your dream career, dream home, your entire family is in a good place… and the orders come in to PCS. It’s a common situation among military spouses, and each of us has our version of this story. Military spouses have ranked spouse employment as a top concern in…

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When a loved one serves in our military, it is a family affair. Service often means extended periods of time away from family for training, assignments and deployments. That time away takes a toll on both service members and those who love them. And, when the unimaginable happens – an injury or traumatic event encountered…

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This year, Veterans Day was a sleepy Sunday. But for 179 Blue Star Families Volunteer Ambassadors, it was an early morning filled with… coffee. Across the US, they woke up, put on a limited edition Blue Star Families + Starbucks shirt and headed to their neighborhood Starbucks to say thank you. (And drink coffee, of…

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A few weeks ago, my friend Kara, shared a Blue Star Families event with me and made sure I did not miss out. She experienced a Blue Star Books event at another installation and told me how amazing this event is for military families. Blue Star Families partners with Disney for their Blue Star Books…

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