Blue Star Stories

Welcome to our blog where you'll find the stories from the lives of our Blue Star Families.

One Way Veteran & Military Families Can Save Big on Your Holiday Groceries at Amazon

December 1, 2022

Did you know? In a 2020 study, one in seven enlisted military families reported experiencing food insecurity. Now more than ever, with the rising cost of food and the expensive…

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Secretary of the Navy, Carlos Del Toro, poses in front of the Dog Tag Bakery table, sampling a dessert.

Celebration Serves Up New Favorites, Toasts Lifetime Friends

November 28, 2022

Can Celebration get any more magical? It’s a question fitting for a night that was put on pause for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But as they say,…

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Angela Alford sits in a docked boat with one of her sons and Veteran husband.

Salesforce Lends Tech Support in the Campaign for Inclusion

November 22, 2022

“I think it is always important to be able to see yourself reflected. When you see yourself reflected in Military Support Organizations, you feel included.” – Angela Alford, Salesforce DEPLOY…

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CSX CEO Joe Hinrichs speaks at the Celebration event after accepting the award on behalf of the organization.

Everyday Hope for Service Families: The CSX Commitment

November 16, 2022

Since 2019, CSX has joined forces with Blue Star Families in their commitment to serving military and Veteran families.  Currently, CSX sponsors eight of Blue Star Families’ 12 Chapters, including…

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Debra and her child smile (left). Debra in uniform (right).

The Effects of Suicide and How Blue Star Families is Working to Make a Difference

November 15, 2022

Warning: This post contains language that may be triggering for some. If you or someone you know is at risk of harming themselves, please call 988. Written by Kimberly Gold,…

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Military Family Gives to Their Community & Gets a Huge Surprise in Return from Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson

November 15, 2022

For Marie, an Army National Guard Staff Sergeant,  and her husband Dustin, a Veteran, serving the country has always been at the forefront of what they do. Together, the couple…

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Ellyn Dunford, right, stands posing with daughter Kathleen, left, at the Celebration ceremony at Union Station in Washington, D.C.

Ellyn Dunford’s Lifetime Achievement Award Win is a Victory for All Military Spouses

November 7, 2022

Meet Ellyn Dunford, spouse of the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Ret.) Gen. Joseph Dunford.  At this year’s Blue Star Celebration, she was honored with the Lifetime…

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11 Military Family Appreciation Month Deals & Discounts

November 4, 2022

Most Veterans and military families are intimately familiar with Veterans Day and the ensuing discounts on November 11th. But did you know November is also Military Family Appreciation Month? Every…

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Collective Generosity on Giving Tuesday Helps Combat Food Insecurity

November 2, 2022

This year’s #GivingTuesday campaign is an opportunity to contribute to military families facing food insecurity so they can provide nutritious meals for their families and fulfill their mission. Help us…

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