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Military Caregivers Can Get Support and Community Through Online Program

When a loved one serves in our military, it is a family affair. Service often means extended periods of time away from family for training, assignments and deployments. That time away takes a toll on both service members and those who love them. And, when the unimaginable happens – an injury or traumatic event encountered…

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Here’s How BSF’s Largest Volunteer Activation EVER Went Down

This year, Veterans Day was a sleepy Sunday. But for 179 Blue Star Families Volunteer Ambassadors, it was an early morning filled with… coffee. Across the US, they woke up, put on a limited edition Blue Star Families + Starbucks shirt and headed to their neighborhood Starbucks to say thank you. (And drink coffee, of…

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Here’s How BSF Celebrated Mickey’s Birthday with Military Families

A few weeks ago, my friend Kara, shared a Blue Star Families event with me and made sure I did not miss out. She experienced a Blue Star Books event at another installation and told me how amazing this event is for military families. Blue Star Families partners with Disney for their Blue Star Books…

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#OptOutside with BSF This Black Friday… and Win!

Thanksgiving leaves you feeling full (and honestly, kind of gross) after a day of turkey, stuffing, all the trimmings, and pie. (Lots of pie!) Solution: Get moving outside instead of heading to the mall! Take the dog for a walk. Enjoy a hike. Pump up the bike tires and explore your neighborhood. You’ll immediately feel…

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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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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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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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