Blue Star Stories

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

Manage Your Stress and Worry with a Free Course

August 2, 2021

Military-connected families have so many responsibilities, from the day-to-day work to figuring out plans for things like PCS moves, activations and deployments, shifting childcare, employment insecurity, and more. Many times,…

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Thank You For Being A Friend: A Celebration of Military Friendships

July 28, 2021

Friend: a person whom one knows and with whom one has a bond of mutual affection. It’s a simple definition for a word that carries so much weight. Military families,…

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Building the Confidence to Find a Career that Works

July 24, 2021

Did you know that, according to the 2020 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, nearly half (42%) of all active-duty service members reported that spouse career opportunities are a factor in their…

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Macy’s Provides Dining Room Makeover For Navy Family

July 23, 2021

  You will often hear that military life builds resilience. Between frequent moves, long deployments, and unpredictable training schedules creating more time away, this life certainly knows how to throw…

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National Chapter DEPLOY Fellow Aims to Celebrate People and Create Connections

July 22, 2021

Meet Quiana. She’s a Veteran Navy spouse, mom of three, and Blue Star Families’ National Chapter DEPLOY Fellow, a position made possible by USAA. With her husband having served 24…

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Meet Jamilah: #BSFSurvey

July 20, 2021

The past year has opened the eyes of many Americans across the nation and inspired important, while sometimes difficult, conversations about the issues of systemic racism that have long corroded…

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DEPLOY Fellow Aims to Ensure All Military Families are Financially Fit

July 16, 2021

Meet Brittney. She’s a Marine Corps spouse, mom of two, and the Financial Wellness DEPLOY Fellow for Blue Star Families, a position made possible by the support of J.P. Morgan…

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Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter DEPLOY Fellow Encourages Volunteerism to Create Belonging

July 15, 2021

  Meet Adriene. She’s an Army spouse, mom to two young girls, and recently started serving as the DEPLOY Fellow for Blue Star Families’ Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter.…

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Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) Families of Color Fight for Access to Quality Education

July 14, 2021

Military life comes with a unique set of challenges for all families—from deployments to frequent moves, time away for training, and the general unpredictability of not knowing what lies ahead,…

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