Blue Star Welcome Programs

A collection of our programs for Military and Veteran Family Life.

We'd like to welcome you!

Blue Star Welcome Programs foster and create vibrant communities of support by welcoming your family into the organization, and providing year-round opportunities for all members to connect with each other and their civilian neighbors.

We designed these programs to meet the unique needs of your family and deliver the resources you need to feel supported — no matter where you are on your journey.

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Our Blue Star Welcome Programs Include:

Blue Star Books

With the help of partners like Disney, Blue Star Families has given hundreds of thousands of books away to military kids across the world.

Blue Star Coffee Connects

Informal opportunities for military families to connect with one another and their larger communities through engaging in conversation and relationship building.

Blue Star Museums

This program is a collaboration among Blue Star Families, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Department of Defense, and museums across America to offer free admission from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Blue Star Outdoors

Blue Star Outdoors offers engaging and enriching outdoor activities at our nation’s neighborhood and national parks. Outdoor experiences provide the places for families to seek respite, explore nature, and experience joy.

Blue Star Welcome Week

Although our Welcome Programs exist to bring your family and community together year-round, Blue Star Welcome Week started in 2020 as a week-long initiative within neighborhoods across the U.S.

Connect with a Blue Star Chapter

Come to virtual or in-person events that will connect you with fellow military families and neighbors.