Blue Star Stories

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

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Lives Forever Changed: Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 10, 2021

Lives Forever Changed: Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 In the military, we talk a lot about change — change of station, change of command, change of mission, change…

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Lost Innocence: Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11

September 9, 2021

Lost Innocence: Reflecting on the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 Twenty years. It seems impossible that it’s been that long, but for the last 20 years, military families have been serving…

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Blue Star Welcome Week Aims to Help #MilKids Find Connections After Each Move

September 5, 2021

Blue Star Welcome Week Aims to Help #MilKids Find Connections After Each Move When you think about the sacrifices military members make, your first thought might be of those on…

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When Facing Back-to-Back Long-Term Separations, #MilFams Rely on Community Connections to Survive

September 4, 2021

When Facing Back-to-Back Long-Term Separations, #MilFams Rely on Community Connections to Survive When you think about the sacrifices military members make, your first thought might be of those on the…

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MilFams Struggle More Than Ever to Find a Place to Call Home

September 3, 2021

MilFams Struggle More Than Ever to Find a Place to Call Home Moving is a part of military life and a reality that all military families accept. In fact, 600,000…

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Blue Star Families Provides Volunteer Opportunities for #MilKids

August 28, 2021

  Military families move on average every two to three years, with an average of 400,000 service members moving on permanent change of station (PCS) orders every year.  We often…

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Supporting Black Business during Black Business Month

August 27, 2021

Supporting Black Business during Black Business Month August is recognized as National Black Business Month, a month devoted to supporting and celebrating black-owned businesses across the country. We’re highlighting thirteen…

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Finding Unique School Solutions to Support #MilKids

August 21, 2021

  Meet Shevaun. She’s a navy spouse and mother of four. Shevaun is no stranger to the fact that military life can be unpredictable and challenging. In 13 years of…

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First-Time Blue Star Museums Participant, Mexic-Arte Museum, Shares Inclusive Space for MilFams to Learn and Connect

August 16, 2021

First-Time Blue Star Museums Participant, Mexic-Arte Museum, Shares Inclusive Space for MilFams to Learn and Connect “Art matters because it is the one true great connector in a world that…

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