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Welcome to Blue Star Families of Tennessee!

I am Karissa Poe, Chapter Director for our beautiful Volunteer State. I have served as an Army spouse for 15 years, and it is my honor to welcome you to our Chapter. While I reside in the Clarksville, Tennessee/Fort Campbell community, you will see me traveling across the state to serve as many military and Veteran families in our community as possible.

I invite you to share ways I can make you feel more welcome, encourage your participation at events, grow 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: we cannot do it without you!

Karissa Poe
Tennessee Chapter Director




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Healthy Family Day at the Park with Blue Star Families

Healthy Family Day at the Park with Blue Star Families Blue Star Families and Starbucks have teamed up to host a Healthy Families Day at the Park in honor of…
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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.


Blue Star Welcome Week

From September 25th - October 3rd, 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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Racial Equity and Inclusion Initiative

Our Racial Equity & Inclusion Initiative (REI) is an important first step for military and Veteran families of color. We are proud to partner with leading individuals and organizations to harness new resources, build new programs, and bring new collaborators to change the unacceptable reality that far too many families face.

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.

Chapter Sponsors