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Memorial Day Discounts

Our friends over at Military Bridge have, once again, put together a fantastic list of national discounts being offered for the Memorial Day weekend!

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Way Cool Creativity Contest 2016

Hello Blue Star Family! We hope that you had a memorable and inspiring time at a Blue Star Museum. Now, share YOUR creativity with us! Create an image that captures your experience. It can be inspired by art that you saw, a historic site that you visited, an animal that you met, a science experiment…

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Blue Star Families Hosts Books on Bases Event for U.S. Military Families in Colorado and Washington

Five hundred U.S. military children and their parents stationed throughout the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) area participated in a Blue Star Families’ Books on Bases program, coordinated with support from The Walt Disney Company.

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Road Trip!!! How to have the best road trip with your parents and make them feel like kids again.

Guest Post from MILLIE (As you read along find as many synonyms to the word “travel” in our story below and add them up.  No peeking, the answers are below)  Games, check!  Snacks, check! Map, check! Pillow, check! We’re ready for our next road trip adventure! Whether you are PCSing or just taking a big vacation,…

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Did you know that Blue Star Families’ staff and volunteer Chapter Directors are made up of mostly women? In fact, most of us are moms, and it seems like we’re always reaching out to each other to offer advice or ask questions. While some of us have been on this motherhood journey for a while,…

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We Are Family! — 2016 Blue Star Neighbor Celebration

The 2016 Blue Star Neighbor Celebration was a huge success! Blue Star Families’ core mission is to create community and bridge the gap between our civilian neighbors and military service members and families. Thank you for joining us on April 7th, to honor organizations and individuals who exemplify this mission! Watch the highlights of this year’s…

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Blue Star Families heads to The White House

Today, I had the opportunity to represent the Blue Star SpouseForce team at the White House where First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden recognized companies and organizations contributing to veterans and military spouses in the technology workforce. Since Joining Forces launched in 2011, more than 1.2 million veterans and military spouses have been…

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Grab the Torch Scholarships Available

If you’re in the Colorado or New England areas, you may want to check this out! This is a great opportunity! Learn more at http://grabthetorch.org.   2016 Summer Institutes Colorado, June 25 – July 2 (co-ed) Boston, July 23 – 30 (all girls) Maine, August 6 – 13 (all girls) Each week-long Grab The Torch…

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Secondary PTS

Secondary PTS or Secondary Post Traumatic Stress is a term used more freely these days. But, what is it? Studies have proven those who live with those with PTSD – for example, caregivers – can mirror certain symptoms. These include heightened anxiety, nonspecific fears, mood swings, and poor sleep and insomnia to name a few.…

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Starbucks + BSF San Diego Art Supply Drive

In recognition of month of the military child the San Diego Community worked with Starbucks to create an art supply drive at over 200 Starbucks locations across San Diego and Orange County. Over 300 sand pails full of art supplies were put together by local Starbucks team members and then presented to 5 Blue Star Families at the…

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