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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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2015 Salute to Distinction Award Winner- Sherleana Fuentes

Congratulations to our Salute to Distinction 2015 Volunteer of the Year! We’re thrilled to announce that Sherleana Fuentes, a Chapter Director in Grafenwoehr, Germany has been selected as the 2015…

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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…

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BSF Volunteers Recognized

Blue Star Families has the best volunteers! They’re the reason we’ve been able to grow and impact military families all across the world. We aim to recognize their accomplishments every…

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Did You Know?

We’ve all heard a number of times the great benefits available to us as military families. From the TSP and tax-free income during deployment, to Tuition Assistance and MyCAA, there…

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Financial Tips for Deployment

So you’re getting ready for a deployment? It can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re the one who will be in charge of the finances while your spouse is deployed. Although…

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From Fellow to Full-Time and Lessons I Learned Along the Way

by Hisako Sonethavilay After birthing my first child and being geographically isolated from career enhancing opportunities, I, like many military spouses, experienced a career hiatus. When we relocated to a…

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What is a PTSD Trigger?

Though an “invisible injury”, PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder becomes visible when “triggered”. In simple terms, a PTSD Trigger is a particular sight, smell, or sound that sets off a…

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Congratulations,

It is our pleasure to announce the 2015 Salute to Distinction Quarter 4 Award Winner: Elizabeth…

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5 Key Steps Toward Financial Literacy

Financial literacy, financial capability, financial understanding.
Whatever the name…

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