Blue Star Stories

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

3 Ways Proper Nutrition Helps Build Resilience in Military Children

March 31, 2023

For military children, proper nutrition is essential for building resilience. Military children often experience unique stressors, including frequent moves, family separation due to deployment, and new school and community adjustment.…

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Join Us for a Facebook Live Event — VA and Blue Star Families Presents: Beyond Caregiving

March 9, 2023

Next month, Blue Star Families is partnering with VA’s Office of Connected Care for a Facebook Live discussion showcasing the VA Connected Care tools and technologies available to caregivers. This…

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Blue Star Families and Starbucks Join Forces to Combat Military Family Food Insecurity

March 7, 2023

Good nutrition is essential to military readiness. Blue Star Families and Starbucks are joining forces to help military families have access to the necessary resources to help them thrive. Through…

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Transitioning into retirement? Know this one thing!

March 2, 2023

Hey, military family transitioning into retirement. Did you know? Once you’re out of service, dental coverage is no longer part of your TRICARE health plan. You must opt-in for coverage. …

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Indoor Nature Bingo: Challenge the Way You Engage

February 21, 2023

Let 2023 be the year you challenge how you engage with your family. Whether it be more adventures outside or inside, take this opportunity to capitalize on the time your…

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Pop the Confetti! T-Mobile is Hiring Military Spouses

February 17, 2023

Pop the confetti because we’re here to share some good news!     Military spouses really do get hired by our trusted Blue Star Partners. Check this out!  Jennifer – a Navy…

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Purple flags line the sidewalk, along the fence, in front of a school.

National School Counseling Week: A School Counselor’s Perspective

February 6, 2023

Written by: Heather, School Counselor As a school staff member, a counselor in particular, welcoming a new semester at any school brings a flurry of activity – from reflecting on…

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Angela | Salesforce Technology DEPLOY Fellow

February 3, 2023

Meet Angela, a Veteran military spouse and mother to two boys. Her husband served for 30 years, and as any military family knows, change is a constant. Despite the nomadic…

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Jerilyn poses in front of the Chicago River with her husband and children.

Cancer and Inclusion: Chicagoland DEPLOY Fellow’s Fight for Change

February 2, 2023

Meet Jerilyn Lim-Leonard, Blue Star Families’ 2022-2023 Chicagoland DEPLOY Fellow. She’s a military spouse, mother of four, and community volunteer. And if you meet her, you’ll find she’s full of…

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