Blue Star Stories

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

Job Application Scams Targeting MilSpouses: Protect Yourself!

August 21, 2023

Hey there, military spouse, we’ve got something to share with you that might be quite concerning if you’re job hunting. According to a recent report from the Federal Trade Commision (FTC), cybercriminals are targeting you.
Why? Because of your unique circumstances: Frequent relocations. The need for remote work. And the desire to contribute to your family’s finances.

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Honoring 75 Years of Military Integration with Intergenerational Stories

August 11, 2023

Last month, untold stories played the starring role in Blue Star Families’ Freedom to Serve: Integrating the Armed Services event to honor the 75th anniversary of racial desegregation in the military. The event was hosted in partnership with Howard University and The Chamberlain Project and gathered a unique symposium featuring distinguished guests and history makers.

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The Neurological Impact of Trauma on Our Military Community

August 8, 2023

Our Veterans and service members shoulder a unique burden. The military service they render to our nation often exposes them to traumatic events that can indelibly mark their minds and lives. Recognizing the profound impacts of trauma on our military community forms a critical part of the Combat the Silence campaign led by Blue Star Families.

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Retiring to Civilian Life: Your Essential Guide to Dental and Vision Coverage (For Spouses)

July 31, 2023

  Transitioning out of the military can be an exciting but challenging time for both you and your service member. Amidst all the changes, it’s crucial to ensure that your…

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Beyond Traditional Approaches: Blue Star Families’ Innovative Solutions to Challenges in Military Life

July 25, 2023

The military community faces a number of unique challenges, including frequent deployments, long separations, and the constant threat of danger. These challenges can take a toll on the mental and emotional health of service members and their families.

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Embracing Technology: Your PCS Superpower!

July 24, 2023

Moving is never easy, especially for military families like ours. With about 600,000 active-duty and transitioning military families moving each year, it means starting fresh in a whole new place. But fear not! We have a secret weapon on our side: technology!

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Payment App Scams: A Threat to Military Families

July 18, 2023

Hey there, military families! We’ve got some eye-opening information for you about payment apps like Venmo, Zelle, and PayPal. Turns out, scammers are on the prowl, aiming to hack into…

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How Military Spouses Can Bridge Resume Gaps and Land Their Dream Jobs

June 26, 2023

  Have you ever had gaps in your resume? Maybe you took a break to raise your kids, or care for a loved one. Whatever the reason, having gaps in…

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Score Big Savings with Your Target Military Discount and PCS Assist List!

June 21, 2023

Are you feeling overwhelmed by this PCS season? We understand moving adds a zillion things to your to-dos, including a thousand trips to the store. We want to support you…

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