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BSF Member Highlight -SpouseForce

November 21, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

As a military spouse, I have changed careers or “hats” with almost every move we’ve made. My degree is in education, and I had thought that a career in that field would ease the transition process. As my fellow spouses in the fields of nursing and education will probably tell you…not exactly. Two years ago, […]

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Sometimes Dreams Do Come True, At Least As Far As Duty Stations Go!

November 7, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Author: Leah Love Four years ago, my husband and I celebrated as we’d just found out a dream of ours had come true- we were going to be stationed in our hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan- we were coming home! Now most of you may think this is an odd place for an active duty […]

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Blue Star Theatres and La Jolla Playhouse Present Event for Military Families

October 31, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Blue Star Theatres Now Includes Over 150 Theatres Nationwide New York, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, the country’s largest chapter-based military families non-profit organization, are pleased to announce that on Saturday, October 29, a Blue Star Theatres event will be held from 2:00–4:00 pm PT […]

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American Military Partner Association Gala

September 29, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Each year, AMPA hosts an inspiring and all-inclusive gala in Washington, D.C. to share significant legislative milestones and other successes in the LGBT military community. BSF served as a Community Sponsor for the West Coast Gala.

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Music To My Ears: A Free Concert Under the Stars

August 22, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

For the 8th year in a row, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra is dedicating a special performance of their Bayside Summer Nights concert series to honor San Diego's military men and women. This year’s event is called Concert Under the Stars.

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If I could change something about the military, it would be…

August 8, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

San Diego and JBLM military families: what are your thoughts on military pay and benefits, spouse employment, career progression, deployments, PCS locations and timing, recruiting and retention? Blue Star Families and the Bipartisan Policy Center want to hear from you!

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Memorial Day Discounts

May 26, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Our friends over at Military Bridge have, once again, put together a fantastic list of national discounts being offered for the Memorial Day weekend!

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Starbucks + BSF San Diego Art Supply Drive

April 23, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

In recognition of month of the military child the San Diego Community worked with Starbucks to create an art supply drive at over 200 Starbucks locations across San Diego and Orange County. Over 300 sand pails full of art supplies were put together by local Starbucks team members and then presented to 5 Blue Star Families at the […]

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Blue Star Families and Clinton Health Matters Initiative Announce Blue Star SpouseForce

January 25, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

SpouseForce will provide Salesforce Administrator training and other career resources to military spouses Partnership to address unemployment and underemployment disparities facing military spouses La Quinta, CA – At the 5th Annual Health Matters Activation Summit today, Blue Star Families (BSF) and the Clinton Health Matters Initiative (CHMI), an initiative of the Clinton Foundation, announced a […]

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