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Two Programs to Help Kick Off a #BlueStarSummer as a Family

Summer is peeking its head around the corner. And you know what that means, right? Laid back pool days, beach vacays, BBQs, summer camps, road trips, and more moments that call for opening up a good book you just can’t put down. But for military families, it can mean more time spent apart due to…

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A Milspouse’s Night Out at A Bowie Celebration: The David Bowie Alumni Tour

On May 14, I had the amazing opportunity to attend A Bowie Celebration at the Blue Note Hawaii thanks to the wonderful new partnership established between the world-class Jazz club and Blue Star Families. It definitely compliments BSF’s mission to give back to our military families, on the island no less, with great musical experiences…

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Meet A Blue Star Neighbor & Hero: 2019 Award Recipient Susan Masser

Tuesday, May 14, was without a doubt an evening to celebrate. That’s because military supporters gathered at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., to Celebrate 10 years of Blue Star Families and Neighbors. You know what that means, right? Yes, you guessed it. The 2019 Blue Star Neighbors Award was presented to one…

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8 Ways the #BSFSurvey Pushed Positive Change for MilFams

The word on the street is that Blue Star Families’ 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey (#BSFSurvey) is open for those within the active duty, veteran, National Guard, and Reserve communities to make their voices heard.     The responses are already rolling in from milfams who are eager to share their challenges, and for us…

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Strengthen the Military Community (and Get a Macy’s Gift Card!)

We say it time and time again, but it’s worth repeating—volunteers truly are the backbone of everything we do here at Blue Star Families. Without people like you who volunteer your time to serve this community of military families you value so much, we wouldn’t be able to successfully carry out our commitment to strengthen…

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#GoodNightMilKid Workshop Top 5 Sleep Tips!

Blue Star Families welcomed Corie Weathers, LPC to host the #GoodNightMilKid Workshop. Here are the Top 5 Tips that came during that time. 1. Keep Perspective: Remember that our children will not always be dealing with these sleep issues all of their life. By the time your children reach high school it is very likely…

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May 2019 Newsletter

Blue Star Families’ Military Family Lifestyle Survey is now open It’s survey time! Blue Star Families’ 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is open now, and we need YOU to tell us all the things that are impacting your military family. When you take the survey, we’ll be able to identify key military life issues and…

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How the Blue Star Families Jacksonville Chapter Launch Went Down

On April 30, we had quite a celebration on our hands. That’s because it was officially launch day of Blue Star Families’ new and improved Jacksonville Chapter, sponsored by CSX! This event was the first of several community collaborations between CSX and Blue Star Families, and it was, without a doubt, filled with lots of…

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Nominate a Deserving Milspouse to Receive Free Coffee at Starbucks

Do you feel like May is a busy month within our military community? Your feelings are certainly valid, friend. And we’re right there with you. Not only are many of us gearing up for a busy summer of PCSing, but we’re also celebrating and honoring caregivers for the Month of the Military Caregiver, current and…

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The MilFam Childcare Dilemma: Can It Be Solved?

When it comes to raising your military family, it’s all hands on deck. And for a good reason. Your service member spouse’s schedule is just about as unpredictable as a toddler’s behavior. Not to mention, when he or she gets word about a training, deployment, or relocation, that news really has a way of throwing…

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