Dayton Chapter

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Greetings, Blue Star Families of Dayton!

I’m Dr. Geri Lynn Maples, the Blue Star Families Chapter Director for our portion of the Buckeye State! I served as a National Guard spouse for 15 years and have been serving as my husband’s military caregiver for the past 14 years. I am super excited and honored to welcome you to our Chapter. You’ll see me traveling across the entire Dayton/Cincinnati region serving on behalf of the military families in our community. I welcome you to say “Hello” and introduce yourself!

It is my pleasure to invite you to share ways that I can make you feel more welcome, encourage your participation at events, generate engagement on our Facebook page, lend a helping hand as a volunteer, and invite others to join us. If you want to see a stronger presence of Blue Star Families in your area, remember – I can’t do it without you!

We are working to bring things to our families that interest them. Please take a few minutes to fill out this quick survey to better help us serve you:

Hey Dayton, What Interests You?

Warmest regards,

Geri Lynn
#DaytonStrong

Geri Lynn Maples, PhD
Dayton Chapter Director
[email protected]

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Blue Star Families Events

Current Research on Suicidality: VA Suicide Prevent. Series, Event 4, 9.23.20

Join Blue Star Families and the Rocky Mountain VA Health Care System’s Suicide Awareness Teams as we deliver education to help prevent veteran suicide. For September’s National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, we’re hosting a special…

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Blue Star Families of Dayton “Flyer Talk Friday” 09/25/2020

Blue Star Families of Dayton “Flyer Talk” Fridays Each week will feature a different guest! Interested in attending? Complete the form below and select the date(s) you’d like to join using the dropdown menu. Once…

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Blue Star Families Welcome To Dayton 2020 09/28 – 10/02

In honor of the inaugural Blue Star Welcome Week, Blue Star Families’ Dayton Chapter is grateful for the opportunity to welcome your family to the Dayton & Southwestern Ohio region! We’re looking forward to meeting…

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Welcome to Utah: A National Park Event, UT, 9.30.20

Are you seeking recreation opportunities? Would you like to learn more about some of the best parks and outdoor recreation that Utah has to offer? Join us for this special virtual event with Utah’s Office…

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Blue Star Families of Dayton “Town Hall” 10/01/2020

Join Blue Star Families of Dayton for a Towne Hall discussing the 2020 Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey. Military families and organizations are strongly encouraged to attend! Register below to save your spot today, and…

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Blue Star Families of Dayton “Flyer Talk Friday” 10/02/2020

Blue Star Families of Dayton “Flyer Talk” Fridays Each week will feature a different guest! Interested in attending? Complete the form below and select the date(s) you’d like to join using the dropdown menu. Once…

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We’re listening and working to ensure that you have the chance for a fulfilling career during your military journey.

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