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5 Ways to Rock Your New School

August 24, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Any military brats knows the feeling of moving. Stress, fear, and anxiety all packed into one nerve-racking event. And piled on top of all the stress of actually moving, is a new school. You are the new kid and nobody knows who you are. You have never seen the school and it all looks so […]

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Music To My Ears: A Free Concert Under the Stars

August 22, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

For the 8th year in a row, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra is dedicating a special performance of their Bayside Summer Nights concert series to honor San Diego’s military men and women. This year’s event is called Concert Under the Stars. Thanks to the generous support of individuals and organizations in the community, the San […]

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BSF Honors Overseas Volunteer, Stephanie Dengel

August 18, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

It is our pleasure to announce the 2016 Salute to Distinction Quarter 2 Award Winner: Stephanie Dengel, Chapter Director, Ramstein Germany. Stephanie works tirelessly to bring Blue Star Families programs to our members in Germany. So far in 2016, Stephanie has volunteered over 500 hours of her time supporting various Blue Star Families events in Ramstein, […]

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Break a Leg! (without having to visit a hospital)

August 10, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Summer may be ending but theatre season is just getting underway! Are you looking for a great date night or family activity in your area? Blue Star Theatres are back in a big way and new seasons are being launched across the country as you read this. This year, we are proud to report that […]

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If I could change something about the military, it would be…

August 8, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

San Diego and JBLM military families: what are your thoughts on military pay and benefits, spouse employment, career progression, deployments, PCS locations and timing, recruiting and retention? Blue Star Families and the Bipartisan Policy Center want to hear from you! Please join us for the unique opportunity to have an off-the-record conversation about military careers […]

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Get the Inside Scoop: Blended Retirement System Webinar

August 4, 2016 by Julie Workman

Get the inside scoop on the new Blended Retirement System. Attend an upcoming webinar, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, 1 p.m. EDT

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We Need You to Help America Better Understand Food Insecurity among Military Families

August 4, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

A topic often difficult for our military community to talk about is hunger among military families. Estimates suggest thousands of our currently serving military and their families may be experiencing difficulty making ends meet. Part of the problem is that no one keeps track of how many military families are touched by food insecurity. Last […]

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Mac and Molly the Rabbits and Some Curious Chickens

August 3, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

These are just a few of the animals waiting to greet Blue Star Families at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary this summer. According to Michael O’Connor, public relations manager for Mass Audubon, “ Drumlin Farm is a wonderful open space for all ages and interests. As both a working farm and a wildlife sanctuary, Drumlin Farm is a great place to see how people, nature, and farming can all work together in a way that protects our environment.

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Blue Star Families Joins Letter to Candidates on Respecting Gold Star Families

August 1, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Blue Star Families joined six veteran and family member service organizations–Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Gold Star Wives, GotYour6, Give an Hour, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Travis Manion Foundation–in demanding respect for the families of loved ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. We ask that […]

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Spend Summer at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

July 29, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

With 2.5 acres of historic gardens on the banks of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL, the Cummer Museum is the perfect blend of art, gardens and education to inspire imagination and excitement for all ages. You can spend all day discovering both traditional works of art in the galleries and living art outside […]

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