Blue Star Stories

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

Kellee Lumpiesz, Campbell's Champion of Chunky

Champions of Chunky Spotlight: Meet Kellee

January 10, 2020

“At every duty station, I try to get involved as much as possible with the unit,” Kellee, Army spouse, recently told Blue Star Families. “I have done everything from being…

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You Are Not Alone: Sarah’s Story on Military Spouse Employment

January 9, 2020

Welcome Sarah B., military spouse, to the Blue Star Families blog! Sometimes I wish that military life came with a handbook—advice, suggestions, and hard truths that come with your new…

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Blue Star Families Volunteer Opportunities That Fit Your Schedule

October 29, 2019

Some of the busiest people we know are our volunteers. They’re parents, service members, realtors, HR professionals, students, community members, veterans, business professionals, and hospital employees. And many of them…

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September 2019 Newsletter

September 2, 2019

Last Chance to Vote Blue Star Families Voting ends this month for Jolly Time Pop Corn’s “Help Our Troops” campaign, which focuses on supporting service members and their families. It’ll…

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4 Benefits of Being a Blue Star Families Volunteer

August 28, 2019

We all lead busy lives—no matter if you’re a military family member or civilian. But finding the time to volunteer and give back to those in your community comes with…

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Two Programs to Help Kick Off a #BlueStarSummer as a Family

May 17, 2019

Summer is peeking its head around the corner. And you know what that means, right? Laid back pool days, beach vacays, BBQs, summer camps, road trips, and more moments that…

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

November 26, 2018

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…

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3 Easy Ways for Your Milfam to Go-Green (Even Living on Base)!

July 5, 2018

Military life can be tough on the environment, y’all, but you already know that right?! You have probably tossed boxes full of half-used cleaning products, filled trash cans with perfectly…

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#BlueStarStory: A Caregiver Running On Autopilot

December 20, 2017

Meet Mary, a Blue Star Caregiver and her Blue Star Family “I become a caregiver after my husband sustained back injuries during his deployment in Iraq while serving as a…

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