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AND THE WINNERS ARE…

September 15, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

10 lucky military kid artists were randomly selected from amongst all the qualified entries in our Way Cool Creativity Contest.

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THE SUMMER READING CONTEST HAS ENDED BUT THE FUN CONTINUES!

September 13, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

10 lucky military kid readers were randomly selected from amongst all the entries in our reading contest.

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The Power of a Book

September 1, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Summer is winding down and school buses are back on their routes. Perhaps now you have an hour to yourself during the day or time when the kids are doing homework? Challenge yourself to pick up a book.

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Tired of your kids spending time in front of a screen?

September 1, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Experience the magic of live theater with your family this year at a Blue Star Theater. We have you covered from coast to coast! Here are but a few of the many family friendly productions that will be hitting the stage in the coming months.

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Online Safety for Military Families

August 29, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Social media is an integral part of our daily lives. It is especially important for military families, allowing us to stay in touch with friends and family that may be thousands of miles away.

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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 different. Your mind is rambling with questions and concerns. You want to make friends and be at ease. But how do you do it?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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