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Welcome to Blue Star Families of Tampa!

I am Suzy Malloy, the Tampa Chapter Director. In this role, my main goal is to be here for you. I am not only a spouse of an active-duty Sailor but also the proud mother and mother-in-law to two wonderful airmen.

I am super excited to welcome you to your Chapter. We are lucky to live in the Tampa Bay area. Through a collaboration with local companies and national organizations, we will be hosting a variety of programs and unique opportunities.  

Please know the resources provided through your Chapter are only possible with your input and support! I invite you to join the Blue Star Families of Tampa Chapter and welcome you to volunteer with us. Be sure to follow us on Facebook as well.

I look forward to meeting you in the near future. Until then, feel free to send me an email with your thoughts and suggestions.

Suzy Malloy
Tampa Chapter Director
[email protected]

 

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Events

Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses

Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses Sponsored by The Walter Reed Society Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET July 14 & 28 August 11 & 25…
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Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses

Creative Writing Workshop for Military, Veterans, Caregivers & Spouses Sponsored by The Walter Reed Society Thursdays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM ET July 14 & 28 August 11 & 25…
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Getting Ready for College: Surviving High School Military Transitions

Getting Ready for College: Surviving High School Military Transitions Aug 25th at 5-6 PM EST / 4-5 PM CT / 3-4 PM MT / 2-3 PM PT. Virtual via Zoom…
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Getting Ready for College: Surviving High School Military Transitions

Getting Ready for College: Surviving High School Military Transitions Aug 25th at 5-6 PM EST / 4-5 PM CT / 3-4 PM MT / 2-3 PM PT. Virtual via Zoom…
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Tampa Tarpons Baseball 9/3/22

LET’S PLAY BALL! TAMPA TARPONS VS. DUNEDIN BLUE JAYS Sat • September 3, 2022 • 6:30 PM Tampa, FL — George M Steinbrenner Field
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Tampa Tarpons Baseball 9/3/22

LET’S PLAY BALL! TAMPA TARPONS VS. DUNEDIN BLUE JAYS Sat • September 3, 2022 • 6:30 PM Tampa, FL — George M Steinbrenner Field
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Paying for College: What Military Parents Need to Know

Paying for College: What Military Parents Need to Know Thursday, Sep 22nd 5-6 PM EST / 4-5 PM CT / 3-4 PM MT / 2-3 PM PT Online via zoom…
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Paying for College: What Military Parents Need to Know

Paying for College: What Military Parents Need to Know Thursday, Sep 22nd 5-6 PM EST / 4-5 PM CT / 3-4 PM MT / 2-3 PM PT Online via zoom…
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Mental Health First Aid Training (Virtual)

Identify. Understand. Respond Pre-Welcome Week Kick-Off Event!! 23 September 2022 9 am – 4 pm You need to take care of yourself and your family. This course is geared towards…
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Finding a Welcoming Workplace: BSF & AARP on MilSpouse & Veteran Employment

We know that securing employment is a key concern for you, particularly after a move or transitioning out of active-duty service. During this webinar, we’re excited to explore a solution…
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Finding a Welcoming Workplace: BSF & AARP on MilSpouse & Veteran Employment

We know that securing employment is a key concern for you, particularly after a move or transitioning out of active-duty service. During this webinar, we’re excited to explore a solution…
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Signature Programs

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Town Hall series

Our Homefront & Frontlines Town Hall Series features high-profile speakers covering topics of key importance to military members, Veterans, and their families.

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Blue Star Welcome Week

From September 24 to October 2, 2022, communities across the U.S. will welcome military and Veteran families who are new to the neighborhood.

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STARBUCKS: More than a Cup of Coffee

Together with Starbucks, we are committed to strengthening military and Veteran families and connecting Americans to those who serve through opportunities like regular Coffee Connects for military spouses, welcome to the community events, and Yellow Ribbon Trees.

Help build community by sharing your local favorites or signing up to volunteer.

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Campaign for Inclusion

All Blue Star Families programming is informed by our research. For this reason, research and advocacy is a key pillar of our Campaign for Inclusion. While all Blue Star Families research in the future will continue to look at data through a racial equity and inclusion lens, our groundbreaking studyThe Diverse Experiences of Military and Veteran Families of Color provides unparalleled insight into how military families experience military life.

Get Settled and Connected

Help sustain our community building efforts or volunteer!

Check out the following national and local resources to empower your family.

Blue Star Careers

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

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