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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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Active Listening- Especially When At-Risk

You’ve heard this before, but listening – really listening – is important. We don’t mean…

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Care for the Caregiver during the Holidays

For most Americans, the six weeks from Thanksgiving through New Year’s is a festive time of celebration, fun and family. Parties, community events, shopping, and all of the great food…

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