Blue Star Families Blog

10 Ways to Pamper Yourself on Valentine’s Day While Your Sweetheart Is Deployed

February 14, 2018 by Bana Miller

Valentine’s Day is known as the most romantic day of the year. But how do you survive the aisles of chocolate hearts, lovey-dovey music on the radio or listening to giddy friends planning their big date nights while you and your special someone are separated by an ocean? The first step is to not count […]

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My day with the cast of The 15:17 to Paris

February 8, 2018 by Bana Miller

The 15:17 to Paris is a true story of a terrorist, a train, and the three American heroes who thwarted the attack.  The stars of the movie – Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spenser Stone – are the three real life heroes who play themselves in this Clint Eastwood-directed film. The story is one of […]

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February Newsletter 2018

February 2, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

V-V-V-Valagram! Blue Star Families wants to send an email Valagram to your Milkid, Milspouse, Blue Star Neighbor, Military Parent, or Active Duty service member on Valentine’s Day. For just $1 per Valagram, you’ll show your love – not only your recipient but also to Military Families that will benefit from your $1 donation. Get them […]

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Blue Star Families Supports Legislation Proposed by Senator Kaine to Reduce Military Spouse Unemployment

January 31, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, February 2 in Suffolk, Blue Star Families will stand in support of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, and the proud father of a Marine, as he announces new comprehensive legislation he is introducing to help reduce military spouse unemployment […]

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Military Spouse Skills That Translate Into Careers

January 31, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

Career Gold That Military Spouses Don’t Realize They Have Story by Kellie Gunderman | BSF Staff As a community, we talk a lot of about military spouse unemployment and underemployment. We have a lot to offer the working world, but many of us never get the opportunity. We move… a lot. Childcare is either too […]

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What Successful Military Landlords Know

January 29, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

Story by Christine Maxwell | Her Money Moves Military families know two things for certain: We will move, and we will move frequently. Each time we move, we have three choices: live in military installation housing, rent a house off base, or buy a home. For those of us that become homeowners on purpose, we […]

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Blue Star Book Review: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

January 22, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

BLUE STAR BOOK REVIEW: NOTHING RHYMES WITH ORANGE By: Julia G. | Military Child This is a very funny book about fruit that are singing rhymes about each other, but poor orange feels left out. He knows nothing rhymes with orange! For example, the cherries say they are “the berries”, the grapes wear capes, and […]

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BSF Exclusive Sneak Peek: National Geographic’s Chain of Command

January 19, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

A husband and wife prepare to deploy to Afghanistan together, leaving behind their three children. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe ➡ CHAIN OF COMMAND AIRS MONDAYS 9/8c. About Chain of Command Narrated by actor Chris Evans, Chain of Command and delivers extraordinary insight into the line of authority and responsibility as never seen before through an unprecedented look […]

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My Day With The Cast Of 12 Strong

January 19, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

Blue Star Families was honored to receive an invitation to a screening and the premiere of 12 Strong. The movie captures the bravery and challenges of the Special Forces unit in a way that will resonate with military and civilians. As military spouses, it was wonderful to see the movie include the struggles of families […]

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What They Never Told You About Working From Home

January 17, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

  Story by Kellie Gunderman | BSF Staff What They Never Told You About Working From Home Being a military spouse comes with its joys, but there are some challenges, too. One of the most public of those challenges come in the form of a search for employment. The results of the 2017 Military Family […]

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