Blue Star Stories

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

Air Force Veteran Continues to Serve the Community She Loves with the Support of Blue Star Families

February 15, 2022

Air Force Veteran Continues to Serve the Community She Loves with the Support of Blue Star Families Meet Cassie, a member of Blue Star Families’ Dayton Chapter and Advisory Board…

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Dayton-Area Military Veteran and Softball Coach Steps Up to Bat to Show Young Girls What’s Possible

February 15, 2022

Dayton-Area Military Veteran and Softball Coach Steps Up to Bat to Show Young Girls What’s Possible When the draft ended in 1973, women represented 8% of officers and just 2%…

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Pregnancy Illuminates the Challenges and Isolation of Military Life: Your Friendship Can Make a Difference

February 3, 2022

Pregnancy Illuminates the Challenges and Isolation of Military Life: Your Friendship Can Make a Difference Military life can pull you away from a lot – family and friends and all…

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You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Military Families Count on Local Communities for Friendship and Support

January 29, 2022

You’ve Got a Friend in Me: Military Families Count on Local Communities for Friendship and Support Military families struggle to belong. So much so that only one in four (27%)…

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Lean on Me: Military Families are Struggling to Find Friendship and Belonging

January 29, 2022

Lean on Me: Military Families are Struggling to Find Friendship and Belonging Did you know that only one in five (21%) active-duty family respondents to the 2020 Military Family Lifestyle…

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Belonging Matters: You Can Help

January 28, 2022

Belonging Matters: You Can Help Did you know that most active-duty military families don’t feel a sense of belonging to their local civilian communities? In fact, over one-third (39%) of…

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Meal Planning Tips for Military Families

January 21, 2022

Meal Planning Tips for Military Families At the end of a busy day, one of the most dreaded questions that comes up is, “So what’s for dinner?” The mental load…

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Unpacking Emotional Baggage: Why #MilSpouses and #MilKids Need Mental Health Care Support

January 21, 2022

Unpacking Emotional Baggage: Why #MilSpouses and #MilKids Need Mental Health Care Support Life as a military family has many benefits, but it also creates unique emotional debts that can result…

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Military Communities and the Little Free Pantries Movement

January 14, 2022

Military Communities and the Little Free Pantries Movement “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”  – Coretta Scott King   Honoring…

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