Blue Star Families Blog

SALUTE TO DISTINCTION 2017 VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AWARD

April 4, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

At the heart of every military community are volunteers who go above and beyond to make their communities a great place for military families to live. The Blue Star Families Salute to Distinction Award program recognizes the outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to our organization and formally thanks them for furthering the Blue Star […]

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9 Tweets That Perfectly Describe This Year’s Blue Star Neighbors Celebration

April 3, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

On March 13, more than 300 luminaries, dignitaries, volunteers, and military community advocates spent an evening at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. supporting the work of Blue Star Families at their Blue Star Neighbors Celebration. The night was one of fun, food, and advocacy. Here’s exactly how the night happened, as seen […]

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Chloe Meets Disney’s Andi Mack!

April 2, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

An exclusive event brought to military families in NYC by our partners and friends at Disney Channel. Story by Chloe Lane, a Blue Star Families MilKid On Presidents Day, February 19, my mom and I were given the chance to see a screening and meet the cast of Disney Channel’s Andi Mack! I have been a fan […]

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Here’s How You Can Honor Working Dogs and K-9 Veterans

March 29, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

Our loyal canine (K-9) friends are arguably our closest and dearest companions. Honoring our military working dogs (MWD) and  K-9 veterans during March (and all year long) causes many Americans to pause and think about what that means. They have saved lives, risk their lives, and given their lives for each of us, and those […]

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9 Ways to Support a Caretaker Who Won’t Ask for Help

March 28, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

“None of us do anything alone,” said Tiffany Smiley, a wounded veteran’s wife, in her interview for the Military Spouse Wellness Summit. Her husband got wounded in Iraqi during their first deployment. The news came as a shock to her as a new, blissfully ignorant, Army spouse and newlywed. Still adjusting to the title, wife, […]

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A Timeline of Inspiring Military-Affiliated Women

March 26, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

Story by Kellie Gunderman  |  socialedges.com In celebration of women’s history month, Blue Star Families is traveling back in time to remember where it all began. From the moment the first shot of the Revolutionary War rang out in 1775 to the modern-day era where women are breaking through the gender lines of the military, […]

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3 Heart Healthy Instant Pot Recipes to Celebrate National Nutrition Month

March 22, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

Story by Kellie Gunderman  |  socialedges.com It is no secret that military spouses love their instant pots, and it’s no wonder why. They take the stress out of cooking after a chaotic day (which end up being just about every day during a deployment) and allow us to reclaim the precious time with our children […]

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A Blue Star Neighbor Ninja: Award Recipient Erik Nelson

March 19, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

On March 13, at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C., Erik Nelson was awarded the Blue Star Neighbor Award. Nominated by Shane Clarke for helping to keep his family’s small business and martial arts school afloat when active duty came calling, he is described as a “Blue Star Neighbor Ninja.” Shane told us that, ” …leaving […]

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Spring Break Boredom Busters

March 12, 2018 by Bana Miller

7 creative ideas for the entire family! Story by Kellie Gunderman  |  socialedges.com As the last signs of winter begin to melt away and spring seems so near, every military spouse momma begins to ask herself this question: “How am I going to survive Spring Break?” That’s right, ladies! The dreaded Spring Break is comin’ […]

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March 2018 Newsletter

March 6, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

“Sunnnnn-y days, sweepin’ the clouds away… Can you tell me how to get to my new house?” BSF is partnering with Sesame Street to host webinars exclusive to Blue Star Families members. We will cover some hard topics milkids have to face. Join us for our first webinar discussing deployment on April 10th. In the […]

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