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Thank You For Being A Friend: A Celebration of Military Friendships

Friend: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection. It’s a simple definition for a word that carries so much weight. Military families,…

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Building the Confidence to Find a Career that Works

Did you know that, according to the 2020 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, nearly half (42%) of all active-duty service members reported that spouse career opportunities are a factor in their…

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Macy’s Provides Dining Room Makeover For Navy Family

  You will often hear that military life builds resilience. Between frequent moves, long deployments, and unpredictable training schedules creating more time away, this life certainly knows how to throw…

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National Chapter DEPLOY Fellow Aims to Celebrate People and Create Connections

Meet Quiana. She’s a Veteran Navy spouse, mom of three, and Blue Star Families’ National Chapter DEPLOY Fellow, a position made possible by USAA. With her husband having served 24…

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Meet Jamilah: #BSFSurvey

The past year has opened the eyes of many Americans across the nation and inspired important, while sometimes difficult, conversations about the issues of systemic racism that have long corroded…

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DEPLOY Fellow Aims to Ensure All Military Families are Financially Fit

Meet Brittney. She’s a Marine Corps spouse, mom of two, and the Financial Wellness DEPLOY Fellow for Blue Star Families, a position made possible by the support of J.P. Morgan…

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Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter DEPLOY Fellow Encourages Volunteerism to Create Belonging

  Meet Adriene. She’s an Army spouse, mom to two young girls, and recently started serving as the DEPLOY Fellow for Blue Star Families’ Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter.…

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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Families of Color Fight for Access to Quality Education

Military life comes with a unique set of challenges for all families—from deployments to frequent moves, time away for training, and the general unpredictability of not knowing what lies ahead,…

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Blue Star Summer is Heating Up!

While we’re in the height of summertime, the warm temperatures can have your family trying to find ways to chill out and avoid the hottest hours of the day. Luckily,…

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More Opportunities for Military Families to Connect Through Reading in Tennessee

Did you know? According to the 2020 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, while 46% of active-duty service members feel a sense of belonging to their local civilian community, only 27% of…

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