Blue Star Stories

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

Have Yourself a Merry Holiday Season

December 21, 2022

Wow! Can you believe it’s almost Christmas already?   The holiday season is in full swing, and I am sprinting, trying to keep up. Yes, it’s the most wonderful time of…

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A family of eight poses together in front of a holiday backdrop.

Start the Conversation Now: Ways to Connect This Holiday

December 20, 2022

If you could have one superpower, what would it be? Alliance for a Healthier Generation believes asking unique, engaging questions is just one of many ways we can better connect…

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DEPLOY Fellow Andrea poses in a colorful graduation gown and sashes.

Using Culture and Influence to Drive the Campaign for Inclusion

December 16, 2022

“At the age of 6, I was told to stop speaking Spanish,” shares Andrea Unzueta, San Diego DEPLOY Fellow for Blue Star Families. “They said, ‘This is the U.S., we…

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Mickia poses in front of a palm tree

Leaning In To Military Moms’ Experience To Better the Community

December 2, 2022

Military moms hold a lot of influence, and for one of Blue Star Families’ newest recruits, they’re the reason she still stands. Play Now Mickia Freeman joins the 2022-2023 class…

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Appreciation for a Life in the Military

December 2, 2022

Did you know that around 1% or less of the U.S. population serves in the military? This means many people don’t understand modern military life and the challenges and opportunities…

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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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