Blue Star Families Blog

Blue Star Families Launches the 2018 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

April 23, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

Media Contact: Bana Miller [email protected] Blue Star Families launches the 2018 Military Family Lifestyle Survey Military community is asked to participate Washington, DC – Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2018 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, available online now at bluestarfam.org/survey. In collaboration with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and […]

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What You Should Know About the #BSFSurvey

April 23, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

In a world where so many things are demanding your attention, it’s easy to ignore the things that aren’t screaming, vomiting, or screaming, “Mommy!” or “Daddy!” over and over again from underneath the bathroom door. But the truth is, taking the Blue Star Families annual Military Lifestyle Survey is one of the most important things […]

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These 3 Business Strategies Made This Milspouse Entrepreneur Successful

April 18, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

“When I first started, I thought I just had to write on my blog,” Moni Jefferson, the multi-faceted and talented military spouse entrepreneur mentioned during a Blue Star Families Networks Live! On Demand video. While she began with her blog, she didn’t stay solely blogging for long. The military spouse is growing a small media […]

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6 Things You Should Know About Blue Star Parks

April 17, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

Enjoying the great outdoors is a time-honored tradition, one that is loved by many Americans, including military families. It doesn’t matter if you’re PCSing across the country or have lived in the same place for a long time: chances are, you live near a federal park. This summer, there’s even more to do at national […]

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5 Ways Military Families Can Complete Audacious Travel Goals

April 12, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

By Erica Glass, Alaska Chapter Director We all have goals for our children. We want them to be healthy, kind, mindful… But do you have any goals some may consider quirky? I do! I want my milkids to visit all 50 states before they reach age eighteen. After stumbling onto websites such as All Fifty […]

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Blue Star Families and Sleep Number Shine Light on Military Children in April

April 9, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

Washington, D.C. – Military children need quality sleep.  They experience more stress than the average American child through deployments and frequent base relocations.  In April, the Month of the Military Child, Blue Star Families has partnered with Sleep Number to aid the sleep of military children in a few important ways. The most recent Blue […]

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Meet Blue Star Families’ 2018 Salute to Distinction Quarter 4 Award Winner

April 5, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

The Blue Star Families Salute to Distinction Award Program recognizes outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to military families and further the Blue Star Families mission within their respective communities. It is our pleasure to announce the 2017 Salute to Distinction Quarter 4 Award Winner: Margie Manning, Chapter Director, Nellis Air Force Base in Las […]

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2017 President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) Winners

April 5, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) is the country’s premier volunteer award program. As an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service, the program encourages citizens to live a life of service and lead by example to inspire others to engage in volunteerism. The award recognizes, celebrates, and holds up as role models […]

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PCS SANITY

April 4, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

Blog by Meghan Wieten-Scott I wouldn’t say I am a pro by any means, but after 10 years, 6 PCS moves, two local moves, and one move into a storage unit, I would like to think I am getting a handle on this PCS circus. Being an event planner by day, one can understand why […]

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APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER

April 4, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

April is National Month of the Military Child… …so Purple Up!  Your Milkid may experience deployments, TDYs, PCSs, changes in PCMs, and they may even know what all those acronyms mean. For that alone, they deserve this because they are extraordinary kids. Goodnight Milkid: Enter to win your child a good night’s sleep Our Milkids […]

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