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San Antonio’s USAA Bank receives failing grade from bank regulator

San Antonio-based USAA Federal Savings Bank has received a failing grade from a bank regulator over evidence of “discriminatory or other illegal credit practices.” The Office of the Comptroller of…

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Blue Star Families Launches 11th Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey; Calls on Hispanic and Black Military Families to Participate through October 16th, 2020

Blue Star Families (BSF), a non-profit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening communities across the United States, has launched the 11th annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS). For six…

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Plugged In: How Military Teens Can Connect in Their New Communities

By Matthew Oh, co-founder of Bloom: Empowering the Military Teen Military teens are a lot like the smartphones we hold so dear. We possess many unique “apps”, experiences, and abilities…

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Project Military Hunger Relief to help 400 local veterans and families with care packages

Hill Air Force Base volunteers and local community members are assembling a week’s worth of complimentary packaged food, fresh produce, and personal care items for 400 local veterans, active-duty military…

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Thank You, Military, for a Good Night’s Sleep!

Our good friends over at Sleep Number know that next month is Military Family Appreciation Month. And they want to say “Thanks!” to the folks who keep Americans safe and…

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Fostering Fort Gordon growth supports Georgia’s military families

The women and men of the U.S. military, and their families, sacrifice a great deal for our country every day. I grew up in a military town, and my father…

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Help Us Recognize a #MilFam Member Who’s Endured Murphy’s Law of Deployment

It doesn’t take long as a military family member to learn about Murphy’s Law … Murphy’s Law of deployment that is. Anything that can break will break. Or, more generally,…

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October 2020 Newsletter

#BSFSurvey Is Open Until October 16 Last chance! The 2020 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is closing on October 16th. Make sure you share your voice here, so you can empower…

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Blue Star Families Kicks Off Inaugural Welcome Week on September 28th for Thousands of Military Families Adapting to New Duty Stations, Homes, Schools, and Communities Across the Country

Blue Star Families (BSF), a non-profit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening communities across the United States, will launch their inaugural Welcome Week from September 28, 2020 to October…

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How You Can Commit to Being a Neighbor Military Families Can Count On

By: Constance Milstein The resiliency of our nation’s service members and their families never ceases to amaze me. I feel close to military families, particularly through my association with Blue…

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