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Pandemic Leaves More Military Families Seeking Food Assistance

Fort Bragg, the largest military base in the United States, has all the trappings of a small American city: shopping centers, a barber shop and social clubs. In a sign…

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Blue Star Families Launches $1 Million National Racial Equity Initiative in Largest Effort of Its Kind to Support Underrepresented Military Members, Veterans, and Families of Color

Blue Star Families, a national non-profit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening communities, announced today the launch of the Racial Equity Initiative aimed at fighting racial inequality among military and…

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How This Founder Created A Virtual Assistant Company To Employ Military Spouses Worldwide 

It’s an act of heroism joining the military to defend the country. Serving the country garners low wages and an incredible amount of time away from family members. Roughly 52%…

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Blue Star Families and Sleep Number Team Up to Honor and Support Military Families During Challenging Tim

For the sixth consecutive year, Blue Star Families and Sleep Number joined forces to honor and support the health and wellbeing of military families across the country by offering solutions…

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December 2020 Newsletter

Help Us Make a Difference in 2021 As we close out this crazy year of twists and turns, I hope you’ll consider including Blue Star Families among the charities you…

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Kirk Cousins lends helping hand to local military family 

To show one deserving military family how much they’re appreciated, Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins – along with Sleep Number and Blue Star Families – gave them a big surprise.  The…

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In honor of Military Families Month, we rise up strong

2020 has been a long and challenging year. So many families have struggled as the nation has battled wars on all fronts: the protracted COVID-19 pandemic, the stagnant economy, and…

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Fortinet Connects Military Spouses with Meaningful Careers in Tech 

Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS) provides a comprehensive understanding of the experiences and challenges encountered by military families. According to the 2018 survey, financial concerns related…

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Transition 2020: Cabinet Picks Coming 

Biden will announce his first Cabinet picks on Tuesday, his top advisers said over the weekend, POLITICO’s Maya Parthasarathy reports.  Incoming White House chief of staff Ron Klain added that…

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The surprising population left behind by SNAP? The military 

Gabriel is no stranger to hunger. In fact, he and his fellow Marines at a California base regularly rely on nearby food pantries to help feed their families.  “I’m doing…

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