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Music To My Ears: A Free Concert Under the Stars

For the 8th year in a row, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra is dedicating a special performance of their Bayside Summer Nights concert series to honor San Diego’s military men and women. This year’s event is called Concert Under the Stars.

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BSF Honors Overseas Volunteer, Stephanie Dengel

It is our pleasure to announce the 2016 Salute to Distinction Quarter 2 Award Winner: Stephanie Dengel, Chapter Director, Ramstein Germany.

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Break a Leg! (without having to visit a hospital)

Summer may be ending but theatre season is just getting underway! Are you looking for a great date night or family activity in your area? Blue Star Theatres are back in a big way and new seasons are being launched across the country as you read this.

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If I could change something about the military, it would be…

San Diego and JBLM military families: what are your thoughts on military pay and benefits, spouse employment, career progression, deployments, PCS locations and timing, recruiting and retention? Blue Star Families and the Bipartisan Policy Center want to hear from you!

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Get the Inside Scoop: Blended Retirement System Webinar

Get the inside scoop on the new Blended Retirement System. Attend an upcoming webinar, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, 1 p.m. EDT

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We Need You to Help America Better Understand Food Insecurity among Military Families

A topic often difficult for our military community to talk about is hunger among military families. Estimates suggest thousands of our currently serving military and their families may be experiencing difficulty making ends meet. Part of the problem is that no one keeps track of how many military families are touched by food insecurity. Last…

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Mac and Molly the Rabbits and Some Curious Chickens

These are just a few of the animals waiting to greet Blue Star Families at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary this summer. According to Michael O’Connor, public relations manager for Mass Audubon, “ Drumlin Farm is a wonderful open space for all ages and interests. As both a working farm and a wildlife sanctuary, Drumlin Farm is a great place to see how people, nature, and farming can all work together in a way that protects our environment.

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Blue Star Families Joins Letter to Candidates on Respecting Gold Star Families

Blue Star Families joined six veteran and family member service organizations–Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Gold Star Wives, GotYour6, Give an Hour, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Travis Manion Foundation–in demanding respect for the families of loved ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. We ask that…

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Spend Summer at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

With 2.5 acres of historic gardens on the banks of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL, the Cummer Museum is the perfect blend of art, gardens and education to inspire imagination and excitement for all ages. You can spend all day discovering both traditional works of art in the galleries and living art outside…

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SAY ‘AHA!’

A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum AHA! is a 4,000 square foot adventure space in Lancaster, Ohio featuring more than 30 hands-on exhibits and activities for children of all ages! The museum provides a place for your children to learn as they engage in their most important “work” of play. Kids can play bingo in…

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