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12 Ways To Make Someone’s Life Easier This Holiday Season

December 13, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Keeping It Local Holiday Shopping Guide: Part 2 Connecting with Your Community over the Holidays Story by Melody Warnick, author of This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are Researching and writing my book This Is Where You Belong, I learned all about why loving where you live really matters. (Better health, happiness, […]

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3 Things I Learned From The Military Family Lifestyle Survey

December 13, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Story by Kellie Gunderman | Digital Marketing Manager, Blue Star Families As a military spouse of almost 15 years, I had heard of the annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS), but I had never taken it. In fact, I had never even downloaded a copy to review. I suppose I thought, “Why should I?  I […]

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23 Experiences That Are Better Than Stuff

December 11, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Keeping It Local Holiday Shopping Guide: Part 1 Connecting with Your Community over the Holidays Story by Melody Warnick, author of This is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are Researching and writing my book This Is Where You Belong, I learned all about why loving where you live really matters. (Better health, happiness, […]

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How To Create A Yellow Ribbon Tree At Home

December 11, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Blue Star Families’ volunteers, coast to coast, have been working this holiday season to set up Yellow Ribbon Trees in participating Starbucks Military Family Stores. Visitors at these locations have the opportunity to personalize Yellow Ribbon Tree ornaments with the name of loved ones who will be away for the holidays due to military service. […]

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Networks Live Welcomes Author Denise Rivera & Life, Recalculated

December 4, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Join us for a Networks Live webinar on December 5th, as we discuss how military spouses can turn a passion for writing into a successful publishing career. Our guest speaker and author of the book Life, Recalculated, Denise Rivera, will lead a discussion that will include how the challenges of military life can result in […]

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Thankful For Our Neighbors

November 21, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

It is the time of year when we give thanks, where thanks are due. And this Thanksgiving, our Blue Star Neighbors deserve heaps of gratitude. 5 Groups of Neighbors We are Grateful for: 1. Our Next Door Neighbors To the snow plowers, leaf rakers, grass cutters, welcome home balloon deliverers, mailbox decorators, carpool drivers, meal […]

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The 2017 Military Family Lifestyle Survey Release

November 21, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

  The Blue Star Families 2017 Military Family Lifestyle Survey results were recently published. If you missed our release events, here’s what you can do to support.     You may recall Blue Star Families’ (BSF) call to action in late April asking you to take a 30-minute survey. On the evening of November 15th, […]

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A Thankful Nation

November 21, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

National Veterans & Military Families Month   A Thanksgiving Feast, Black Friday shopping, and the start of the Christmas and Holiday Season, all these are time-honored traditions in November. It is full of plenty of eating, shopping and celebrating. But, beyond these events, November is also when we recognize Veterans Day (November 11th) and Military […]

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Salute to Distinction Award Winner: Amse Heck

November 17, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

The Blue Star Families Salute to Distinction Award Program recognizes outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to military families and further the Blue Star Families mission within their respective communities. It is our pleasure to announce the 2017 Salute to Distinction Quarter 3 Award Winner: Amse Heck, Chapter Director, Washington DC. Amse’s nominators repeatedly commented […]

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Honoring Service Members: Starbucks Yellow Ribbon Trees

November 14, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

During the 2016 holiday season, with the help of Design & Source Productions and Starbucks, Blue Star Families Volunteers set up Yellow Ribbon Trees in Starbucks Military Family Stores across the country. Visitors to each store were invited to personalize Yellow Ribbon ornaments with the name of a loved one who would be away for […]

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