Blue Star Stories

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

How You Can Commit to Being a Neighbor Military Families Can Count On

September 26, 2020

By: Constance Milstein The resiliency of our nation’s service members and their families never ceases to amaze me. I feel close to military families, particularly through my association with Blue…

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Introducing the Inaugural Blue Star Welcome Week: 4 Things You’ll Want to Know

September 25, 2020

Have you heard the news? We’ve had one busy summer, and now we’re gearing up to kick off the inaugural Blue Star Welcome Week from Monday, September 28th – Friday,…

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AMERICAN MILSPOUSE PODCAST: Meet Jessica S.

September 21, 2020

Episode Description This week I had the pleasure of talking with Dr. Jessica Strong. She is an Army spouse and the co-director of applied research at Blue Star Families. BSF…

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September 2020 Newsletter

August 31, 2020

Save the Date for the #BSFSurvey Calling all military families! Starting September 8, we’re opening up fielding for our 11th annual fielding Military Family Lifestyle Survey. Will you pledge to…

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Introducing Blue Star Families’ Tampa Chapter: A BTS Look at the Launch Event

August 29, 2020

Guess what? We’ve welcomed yet another Chapter to our family!  That’s right. If you haven’t heard the news we’ve excitedly been sharing on social media, we’d like to introduce you…

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Here’s How You Can Help Us Welcome Military Families New to Your Community

August 26, 2020

Here at Blue Star Families, we believe we’re all stronger when we take care of one another, which is even more important now than ever. And our trusted Blue Star…

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5 Things MilFams Loved About Blue Star Summer Camp 2020 (the Home Edition)

August 24, 2020

This summer was anything but traditional. With in-person camps and activities postponed or canceled, we knew we wanted to step up the virtual fun and offer a way to bring…

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August 2020 Newsletter

July 31, 2020

2 New Chapters Sponsored by CSX! We have two upcoming virtual Chapter launch events—one in Dayton (August 17 – 21), and one in Tampa (August 24 – 28). Stay tuned…

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Need a Safe Summer Activity? Try This!

July 22, 2020

While the summer means a break from virtual learning and homeschooling efforts, it also represents new challenges. Travel bans are lifting, and PCSing has started. Your home, including toys and…

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