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Why This Shipping Company Wants to Support Your Military Family

Remember that time you PCSed and didn’t know anyone in your new community? No friends. No family. No support. Say “goodbye” to those days because we’ve got exciting news! We got together with CSX, our friend in the transportation industry, and are planning something big. Really, really big. It’s called CSX Blue Star Communities and…

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Here’s What You Should Know About TRICARE’s Open Enrollment

PSA: If you think the term “open season” has something to do with hunting and that “FEDVIP” is some weird reference to an important federal employee, you need to read this Health care is one of those things that most military families don’t have to think about very often. We have coverage. If we don’t…

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Here’s Your Chance to Pay It Forward

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It’s the start of the holiday season and with it come two awesome days of major shopping deals (shout out to Black Friday and Cyber Monday). But don’t forget about #GivingTuesday. The Tuesday after Thanksgiving marks the start of the charitable giving season, and we need your help to…

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CSX Blue Star Communities: Connecting Military Families to their Neighbors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       Contact: Chaitali Patel, Blue Star Families Chief External Affairs Officer Email: [email protected] CSX Blue Star Communities: Connecting Military Families to their Neighbors CSX and Blue Star Families launch a national initiative to bring civilian and military families together and in turn strengthen our nation as a whole. Washington, D.C. (Nov. 9,…

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November 2018 Newsletter

November 2018 Monthly Newsletter Win Big  According to our #BSFSurvey, one-third of milfams said their child had experienced sleep issues as a result of their parent’s deployment. We think that’s one-third too many! And Sleep Number is helping us reduce that number. Win one of 12 Sleep Number SleepIQ Kids beds in our #GoodNightMilKid sweepstakes.…

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National Non-profit Partners with Starbucks to Better Serve the Military Community

National Non-profit Partners with Starbucks to Better Serve the Military Community Blue Star Families and Starbucks team up on Veterans Day Washington, D.C.– Today, national military families non-profit, Blue Star Families, announced a special partnership on Veterans Day with Starbucks, who has pledged to donate 15 cents to Blue Star Families for every brewed cup…

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4 Ways to Support Blue Star Families This Holiday Season (Just By Shopping!)

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… unless you’re battling it out in a shopping mall’s parking lot for the last space. Or standing in line. Or just stressing about your shopping list. But shopping shouldn’t dampen your spirits. After all, it’s the season of generosity and joy. And we have a few ways…

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5 Easy Ways to Eat Healthy During Deployment

We know it’s sometimes hard for military families to get nutritious meals on the table fast. We’ve partnered with CAULIPOWER®, the fastest-growing pizza brand in the U.S., to share easy, fun ways to create a better-for-you meal. You can enter here to get a $3 off coupon to try CAULIPOWER and win a year’s supply…

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Use These 4 Easy Pantry Busters Before You PCS

Is there anything worse than having to throw out food before a PCS? (Well, yeah. But throwing away food stinks, too!) Whether it’s because you can’t take it with you overseas, you are worried about exceeding your weight limit, or you know everything will be in storage for a long time, the PCS pantry purge…

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