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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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It’s National Park Week!

During April 16 – 24, 2016 we celebrate National Park Week! Also later in the year (August 25, 2016) the National Park Service celebrates their 100th birthday. It is quite an exciting year for the National Park Service! My military family has major love for our National Parks. Most of our vacations include a road…

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BSF 2015 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners

Congratulations to our Blue Star Families’ Volunteer winners! The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) was started by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2003 as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by example, inspired others to engage in volunteer service. The Council no longer exists, but the program continues as…

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Do you have an AWESOME military kid?

We know military kids are awesome! They are strong and funny, reslient and brave, and some of the coolest kids we know! Since April is Month of the Military Child, we thought we’d give you a way to show your military kid just how much they mean to you. Download and print our AWESOME military…

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Our 2016 Blue Star Neighbor

On April 7th, Blue Star Families announced the winner of the 2016 Blue Star Neighbor Award! It was an exciting night and surely not to be soon forgotten for a military spouse and her Blue Star Neighbor! The Blue Star Neighbor award was created to highlight the amazing support that many of our service members…

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Post-PCS Friendship Position Open: Apply Within

After the last box has been unpacked and the house looks like a home, it is time to sit and relax with a warm cup of chamomile tea…okay, let’s be real, no one unpacks ALL the boxes after a PCS. It’s really more like, after the last box has been shoved into a closet so…

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Blue Star Neighbors Celebration

On April 7th, 2016, Blue Star Families honored Americans who support military families. Thank you to our 2016 Blue Star Neighbors Celebration Sponsors! The amazing night could not have been made possible without your generous support.  

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Tips for Visiting a Museum

Did you know that the Blue Star Museums season is right around the corner? We couldn’t be more excited! Check out these tips for visiting a museum with your family and check back with us, soon, as we’ll be launching Blue Star Museums this Memorial Day!

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Volunteer with BSF!

Chapter Director: Chapter Directors are our leaders in nearly 50 local communities around the globe. They directly implement our mission of connect—strengthen—lead by providing resources and programs, recruiting and managing volunteer teams, hosting events, and serving as a liaison between BSF and the host installation. Because this role requires a significant commitment, there is an…

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Tips for Reading to your Kids

You can encourage a love of reading in your children at home and on the go.

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