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Virginia Summit on Military Spouse Employment

An invitation from Blue Star Families CEO, Kathy Roth-Douquet: More than 25,000 unemployed military spouses in Virginia?!  Someone needs to do something about that!  Blue Star Families is working to…

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Fort Hood Husband, Wife Military Duo Summit Mount Kilimanjaro

Story by Capt. Kevin Sandell, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs A dual-military couple stationed at Fort Hood recently completed an expedition to Africa by climbing and summiting the continent’s…

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Pride & Honor: A Poem By Military Child Mitchell Adkins

Remarkable is this journey as far as I see. Made in America – yes, that is me. Son of a Patriot – proudly to be. The devotion, the strength –…

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Get Loud, Military Families! Start Telling Neighbors What You Need!

We are celebrating Good Neighbors… but what does that even mean? Blue Star Neighbor (n): Any individual who is dedicated to helping military families thrive! When our team at Blue Star Families decided to celebrate…

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Salute to Distinction Award Winner: Robin Johnson

Blue Star Families is an organization built on the strength of its volunteer network. These volunteers, who provide vital links to local military communities, give selflessly of their time, talent…

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How To Create A Fall Porch For Less Than Twenty-Five Dollars

Because a PCS should never make you FALL OUT OF LOVE with your home! Between my military service and my spouse’s, we’ve lived in seven states and two countries. One thing…

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The Healing Power of Horses

The Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Equestrian Center Hosts Military Families For A Day Of Health, Wellness, Fun & Togetherness! “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for…

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Book Drives for the Families of Injured Servicemembers: Part 3

Was this just a coincidence? Three amazing military spouses. Three different states. Three different military branches. One goal: Purchase new books for the families of ill or injured service members…

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Book Drives for the Families of Injured Servicemembers: Part 2

WAS THIS JUST A COINCIDENCE? Three amazing military spouses. Three different states. Three different military branches. One goal: Purchase new books for the families of ill or injured service members…

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Book Drives for the Families of Injured Servicemembers: Part 1

Was this just a coincidence? Three amazing military spouses. Three different states. Three different military branches. One goal: Purchase new books for the families of ill or injured service members…

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