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These 12 Free Outdoor Events Are Especially for Military Kids

May 15, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

National Parks are both America’s backyard and our birthright. Preserving some of the most beautiful, historic, and wonder-filled places in our nation, the National Park System ensures that all people can enjoy the great outdoors together. The Department of the Interior estimates that every American lives within two hours of at least one federally operated […]

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5 Generous Ways to Make New Military Families Feel at Home

May 11, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

The average military family moves seven times more than their civilian counterparts. Think about that: seven times! Even if you’re military-affiliated, you might be surprised by that number. That’s a lot of moving… and a lot of time getting used to new neighborhoods, new towns and installations, and new neighbors. Military families are incredibly self-sufficient […]

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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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#WeAreBSF: Realizing My Dream Career

August 29, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

An Inspiring Career Success Story by Military Spouse Ashley Hayes Blue Star Families is proud to support military families through our research and programming, and also through remote and portable employment opportunities. Our staff team is located all over the country and the world, wherever military families are stationed. Get to know us through our […]

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How You Can Help The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

As emergency service crews and volunteers work tirelessly to pull individuals and families from the floodwaters, the rest of America is sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The evacuations caused by Hurricane Harvey have prompted thousands of Texans to abandon their homes. Many left with nothing more than the clothes […]

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#WeAreBSF: How Did I End Up Here?

August 29, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

One summer as a nanny. One year as a nursery worker. Two years teaching. Six months as a tutor. Three years at Blue Star Families. Blue Star Families is proud to support military families through our research and programming, and also through remote and portable employment opportunities. Our staff team is located all over the country […]

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Art Museums – They’re Not Just For The Artsy!

August 22, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Our Blue Star Families Community Engagement & Training Manager, Leah Love, recently visited one of the many Blue Star Museums that offers FREE admission to Military Families! Read about her experience to the Art Institute of Chicago!   Once when I was 8 years old, my parents dragged me to an art museum in France. […]

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Hello from your new SD Regional Director

July 11, 2017 by Crystal Gates

July 2017 Hello San Diego Blue Star Families Community! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am sure I spoke to you at some point during an event you may have attended when you signed up to be a member of our wonderful community here in San Diego, if not, I hope […]

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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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Meet a Scrappy Milspouse

December 14, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

by: Kelly Wilson As we know all too well, the military lifestyle can be challenging in ways different from those we experienced in our prior civilian lives. We regularly read articles about ourselves that outline exactly why our lifestyle makes family and career success evasive. The truth, however, is that a silver lining truly does […]

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