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Make It a #BlueStarSummer with Your Family… and Win!

May 22, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

There’s nothing like a day on the beach. . . or a road trip. . . or a weekend in the mountains. . . or a little time by the community pool. . . or some time catching up on your book list. . . or. . . Summer means something for everyone. And for […]

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4 Quick Patriotic Dishes for Your Next Picnic

May 22, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

Summer brings parades, vacation, time spent outside, and picnics. And there’s something so inviting about a red, white, and blue studded picnic. We’ve compiled a few easy and delicious ways to make your picnics this summer a little more star-spangled. But first! We have two super easy ways to make your summer more patriotic… and […]

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Here’s How Military Families Can Reach Across the Military-Civilian Divide

May 17, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

Too few people know what it’s like to wait for your spouse to appear from a ship or an airplane or a bus after months and months of waiting. Too few people know what it’s like to move overseas and leave behind family, friends, and your job. Too few people know what it’s like to […]

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Here’s How to Be a Great Neighbor to Military Families

May 16, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

Military families, while proud of their service to our country, often face adversity through circumstances beyond their control. Whether it’s a long deployment, being separated from family, or another obstacle, military families can feel alone and adrift in their communities. But that’s where you come in. Extending friendship, a kind word, or an offer of […]

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Free Admission to Museums Nationwide for Military This Summer

May 16, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

For immediate release: May 16, 2018 Contacts: Liz Auclair (NEA), [email protected], 202-682-5744 Bana Miller (Blue Star Families), [email protected], 910-578-4841 Free Admission to Museums Nationwide for Military This Summer More Than 2,000 Museums Nationwide Participate in Blue Star Museums Washington, DC—For the ninth year, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce that […]

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Here’s Why the #BSFSurvey Is Vitally Important to Service Members

May 15, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

By Lieutenant Colonel Kyle Hurwitz, USAF The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the United States Air Force, the Department of Defense and its Components, or the U.S. Government.  Author’s wife is the Applied Research Manager for Blue Star Families. […]

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These 12 Free Outdoor Events Are Especially for Military Kids

May 15, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

National Parks are both America’s backyard and our birthright. Preserving some of the most beautiful, historic, and wonder-filled places in our nation, the National Park System ensures that all people can enjoy the great outdoors together. The Department of the Interior estimates that every American lives within two hours of at least one federally operated […]

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How to Get Your MilKid to Sleep (And Keep The Monsters Away)

May 14, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

“Oh no, bats and monsters under your bed?!” exclaimed Lauren Tamm,The Military Wife and Mom, in her fourth video for the Blue Star Families GoodnightMilKid Sleep Series. Tamm went live one last time to help Julie Provost of Soldier’s Wife, Crazy Life conquer her son’s bedtime fear which they discussed here.   Provost reached out […]

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5 Generous Ways to Make New Military Families Feel at Home

May 11, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

The average military family moves seven times more than their civilian counterparts. Think about that: seven times! Even if you’re military-affiliated, you might be surprised by that number. That’s a lot of moving… and a lot of time getting used to new neighborhoods, new towns and installations, and new neighbors. Military families are incredibly self-sufficient […]

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7 Famous People You (Probably) Had No Idea Were Military Spouses

May 10, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

This Military Appreciation Month, we celebrate the diversity of military spouses, their commitment, their tenacity, their love, and their strength. And we celebrate their journey, too… which is why we thought it would be fun to talk about some military spouses who aren’t usually known for being, well, military spouses. Here are seven interesting military […]

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