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Thanksgiving leaves you feeling full (and honestly, kind of gross) after a day of turkey, stuffing, all the trimmings, and pie. (Lots of pie!) Solution: Get moving outside instead of heading to the mall! Take the dog for a walk. Enjoy a hike. Pump up the bike tires and explore your neighborhood. You’ll immediately feel…

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Washington, D.C. (Nov. 19, 2018) – Blue Star Families announced their partnership with Boeing in 2019 to help reduce the isolation of veteran and military families through location-based communities. As the largest community-based military family non-profit in the country, Blue Star Families has established over 35 locations nationwide. Their more than 1.5 million military family…

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Remember that time you PCSed and didn’t know anyone in your new community? No friends. No family. No support. Say “goodbye” to those days because we’ve got exciting news! We got together with CSX, our friend in the transportation industry, and are planning something big. Really, really big. It’s called CSX Blue Star Communities and…

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PSA: If you think the term “open season” has something to do with hunting and that “FEDVIP” is some weird reference to an important federal employee, you need to read this Health care is one of those things that most military families don’t have to think about very often. We have coverage. If we don’t…

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s the start of the holiday season and with it come two awesome days of major shopping deals (shout out to Black Friday and Cyber Monday). But don’t forget about #GivingTuesday. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving marks the start of the charitable giving season, and we need your help to…

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Contact: Chaitali Patel, Blue Star Families Chief External Affairs Officer Email: [email protected] CSX Blue Star Communities: Connecting Military Families to their Neighbors CSX and Blue Star Families launch a national initiative to bring civilian and military families together and in turn strengthen our nation as a whole. Washington, D.C. (Nov. 9,…

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Feeding yourself is hard enough without adding cooking healthy meals for the entire family while your spouse is deployed. With everything milspouses already juggle, you should be able to put making dinner on the backburner– literally! With some help from a fellow milspouse, it is possible to do just that Evie King, the Executive Director…

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November 2018 Monthly Newsletter Win Big  According to our #BSFSurvey, one-third of milfams said their child had experienced sleep issues as a result of their parent’s deployment. We think that’s one-third too many! And Sleep Number is helping us reduce that number. Win one of 12 Sleep Number SleepIQ Kids beds in our #GoodNightMilKid sweepstakes.…

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National Non-profit Partners with Starbucks to Better Serve the Military Community Blue Star Families and Starbucks team up on Veterans Day Washington, D.C.– Today, national military families non-profit, Blue Star Families, announced a special partnership on Veterans Day with Starbucks, who has pledged to donate 15 cents to Blue Star Families for every brewed cup…

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