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We’re Giving Away a $1,000 Shopping Spree (Enter Here!)

Want to kick off the 4th of July with a bang? We do. And that’s why we’re doing something BIG for military families this July! Not only are we celebrating America, but we’re also tipping our hat to you. Yes, YOU, the one who has sacrificed big and small for our country. All. Year. Long.…

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PCS Chronicles: How to Stay Resilient Wherever the Military Takes You

When you’re about to embark on a PCS, stress and uncertainty are at an all-time high. While some like to give it an appealing label—“adventure,” this inevitable event in a military family’s life can be taxing on everyone involved (especially if you’re traveling separately by plane, train, or car).  But if there’s one powerful trait…

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Blue Star Bingo Announcement

Looking for a fun way to keep your family busy this summer? Join the Blue Star Families Summer Bingo game! It’s easy and fun: just download our printable Bingo card, and then take some time completing various activities. Better yet, we have prizes! If you finish five squares in a row, aka B-I-N-G-O, submit your…

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PCS Chronicles: How to Authentically Grow Your Tight-Knit Tribe

You’ve found your person at your current duty station. But you know the military will break you up soon enough, forcing you to part ways and become separated by hundreds of thousands of miles. And maybe that unfortunate time isn’t months or years away. It’s now. You’re leaving your person and beginning from square one…

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3 Free Summer Programs Exclusively for MilFams

Say hello to the dog days of summer. Days that beg for cooling off while floating on the water, reading a good book under the patio umbrella, and plenty of stops at the local ice cream shop for a sweet treat. Okay, maybe that’s not quite the scene your military family is experiencing. Instead, there’s…

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Prime Day Deals, Anyone?

Psst … any Amazon Prime fans out there?! If so, you probably know that Amazon Prime Day 2019 is on Mon. July 8 this year (hooray for discounts!). And, if you’re a planner like us, you’ve likely already scoped out the hot deals. So, just in case you’re looking to buy, buy, buy, we want…

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The 411 to Make the Right Move With Milspouse Occupational Licensing

Do you officially have those PCS orders, and now you’re left wondering what will happen to that occupational license you worked so hard to obtain? States and licensing boards are on a mission to simplify the process of obtaining recognition for your occupational license while enduring frequent moves. Though because these laws can often vary…

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PCS Chronicles: The Top 10 Ways To Save on Your Next Move

Even though the military provides quite a few allowances for moving, there can still be a lot of out-of-pocket costs. Use these tried and true tips from Kate Horrell, Military Finance Coach, to keep things under control. 1. Stay Underweight Before you move, go through your house and do some serious decluttering. Say goodbye to…

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Cast Your Vote for the Military & Veteran Community Choice Awards!

Awards season has begun. For the military and veteran community, that is. Do you think it can’t get any better than the Oscars, Emmys, or People’s Choice Awards? If so, the 2019 Military & Veteran Community (MVC) Choice Awards will have you second-guessing that opinion. Blue Star Families is proud to be a Hosting Partner…

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Changemakers Await Your #MilFam Stories. Is Yours One of Them?

Time is running out. The Blue Star Families 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey is open for responses just a little bit longer. Have you completed it already? If not, we’re missing your voice. And it’s not only yours, but also 12,000 of your fellow military families. Why so many? Because the more voices we have…

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