SCOUT: Seeking a Museum on the Go!
This summer, Blue Star Families has partnered with the SCOUT Military Discount app to help you find participating* Blue Star Museums on the go. Not sure where the closest FREE museum is? Download SCOUT and find nearby Blue Star Museums in the “Entertainment” section. The app is free to download and free to use. Try…
Up, Up, and Away!
[Flying] fosters fantasies of childhood, of omnipotence, rapid shifts of being, miraculous moments; it stirs our capacity for dreaming. — Joyce Carol Oates, 1935 Dream with your eyes wide open at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum this summer! If your child dreams of taking off into the wild blue yonder, we’ve got your first stop…
BSF Volunteer Receives Commander’s Award for Public Service
Blue Star Families would like to recognize Sherleana Fuentes, Grafenwoehr Chapter Director, for receiving the Commander’s Award for Public Service. The award is given to recognize service or achievements that contribute significantly to the accomplishment of the mission of an Army activity, command, or staff agency. COL John V Meyer III, 78th colonel of the…
Go Green at the US Botanic Garden this Summer
Beat the heat this summer with an escape indoors to the United States Botanic Garden! At the foot of the Capitol and on the grounds of the National Mall, this living plant museum is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Washington, DC. And if you have kids in tow, there are many hands-on activities in…
Intrepid Military Kid Reporters!
This summer military teen reporters are on the hunt for some of the best Blue Star Museums to visit across the country. Recently, Lydia and Faith ventured into Washington, DC to explore very different museums. These talented teens are reporting for Chameleon Kids and MILITARY KIDS’ LIFE magazines on the exciting adventures they found. Lydia…
PTSD and TBI
Both PTSD and TBI are Invisible Injuries which have both distinct and overlapping symptoms. Here’s an overview of both conditions. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is the body and mind’s response to a traumatic event and with both body and mind involved, PTSD is a psychological and neuro-endocrine (or hormonal) response to perceived danger.…
BSF Volunteer Recognized by Air Force
Blue Star Families would like to recognize Ramstein Chapter Director Stephanie Dengel, who was recently awarded the 2015 Air Force Volunteer Excellence Award.
Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Recognizes BSF Volunteer
Blue Star Families would like to congratulate Savannah Hewett, Kirtland AFB Chapter Director, on being named Spouse of the Year by the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce.
Summer Reading Contest
This is a convenient, virtual summer reading program that allows parents to track their child’s reading over the summer, no matter where you are in the world! Plus, there are prizes!
Iron Man is not just in theatres this summer!
One of the 2000 participating Blue Star Museums this summer, the California Museum is displaying the original “Iron Man” (2008) costume on loan from actor Robert Downey Jr. He is among the current class of inductees into the California Hall of Fame housed at the museum.