Blue Star Families Blog

What is Spouseforce all about?

May 22, 2017 by Amanda Moore

As military spouses, we are all familiar with how difficult it is to navigate our careers with the military lifestyle. Blue Star Families in partnership with The Walmart Foundation and J.P. Morgan Chase is trying to ease some of that career instability by inviting military spouses to participate in Blue Star SpouseForce. SpouseForce is a […]

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Oh, the Place You’ll Go (and the weird stuff you’ll have to say)

May 22, 2017 by Amanda Moore

Memorial Day being right around the corner which means PCS season is coming. While you’re all busy scheduling movers, pouring over school reviews and making the 432,458 lists we need throughout the process, make sure you include this list. Or, at least grin a little while you read it. I’ve polled all of the MilKids […]

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A Community that CARES

May 22, 2017 by Amanda Moore

What happens when a company of over 110,000 employees volunteer to support Military Families for their annual volunteer efforts?  The answer is hundreds of Family FUN Night Bags for military families in the New York and New Jersey area and kick-off support for Blue Star Families New York Regional Office.  Talk about incredible timing and […]

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Decoding the Mystery of Social Events (sort of like all those acronyms!)

May 17, 2017 by Amanda Moore

One thing we all realize fairly quickly as military families and spouses is that there are hundreds of military acronyms. And more importantly, we need to learn what they stand for, or we risk living in a cloud of mystery. From OER, PCS, to FRG and MOS, the list goes on and on. Like knowing […]

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5 Reasons this Military Spouse Takes the BSF Survey

May 12, 2017 by Amanda Moore

Blue Star Families, a non-profit organization built by military spouses, conducts an annual survey about the quality of life for military families. This survey relies on the participation of military families for this information. The Blue Star Families Lifestyle survey is thorough, collects valuable feedback, and acts as a voice for the military community. It […]

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Blue Star Families Hires Chaitali Patel as Chief External Affairs Officer

May 9, 2017 by Ron Marcus

Industry veteran will help to greatly extend the depth, breadth and reach of Blue Star Families’ programs helping military families. Washington, D.C., May 9, 2017 – Blue Star Families, a military family advocacy non-profit, today announced that Chaitali Patel has joined the company as Chief External Affairs Officer. Patel was formerly Senior Director and head […]

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Pay-What-You-Can tickets to the Dorset Theatre Festival this Summer!

May 8, 2017 by Amanda Moore

This opportunity is worth the travel! Blue Star Theatres offers you two unique experiences! Join the Dorset Theatre Festival and See Tim and Tyne Daly perform together in a world premiere of Downstairs or come and see Treat Williams and Pulitzer Prize-winner Stephen Adly Guirgis in the regional revival of American Buffalo. Audiences come from […]

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President’s Volunteer Service Award – 2016

April 27, 2017 by Ron Marcus

Congratulations to the Blue Star Families volunteers who have earned the President’s Volunteer Service Award for 2016! A personal message to you from Kathy Roth-Duquet, Blue Star Families Founder & CEO: PVSA Background: The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the country’s premier volunteer awards program, encouraging citizens to live a life of service through […]

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Blue Star Families launches the 2017 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

April 26, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

  Military community is asked to participate San Diego, CA – Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2017 Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS), available online now at bluestarfam.org/survey. The survey is a yearly snapshot of the state of military families, offering crucial insight and data to help inform national leaders, local communities, and philanthropic […]

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What this former military kid wants you to know

April 17, 2017 by Amanda Moore

My co-workers, predominantly military spouses, often worry about the effect a deployment or PCS will have on their kids. I don’t have children myself, but having grown up as a military kid, I can share my own experience. Here’s what you should know: Deployments are hard, but pizza is good.  My dad rushed from the […]

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