Latest from Blue Star Families

Blue Star Arts: Alaska Edition

November 21, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

Author: Erica Glass   What an amazing year 2016 has been for Blue Star Arts here in Alaska!  Blue Star Arts consists of the programs: Books on Bases, Blue Star Museums, and Blue Star Theatres. As Chapter Director I have the fun job of organizing events around these programs! Here are some Blue Star Arts […]

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Don’t Just Survive Military Life, Embrace It

November 21, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Here I am, a seasoned military spouse currently living through another deployment—one with less than a year of dwell time—and I’m preaching embracing the military life rather than simply surviving it. You’re probably thinking I’ve been at it so long I’ve lost my marbles and don’t know what I’m talking about anymore (and, yes, some […]

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Blue Star Theatres and Seattle Children’s Theatre Present Event for Military Families

November 18, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

New York, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, the country’s largest chapter-based military families non-profit organization, are pleased to announce that on Saturday, November 19, a Blue Star Theatres event will be held at 4:00 p.m. PT by Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT), 201 Thomas Street, Seattle, […]

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What is the Meaning of a Caregiver and how do you Connect?

November 16, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

Author: Ashley Molina   What does it mean to say you’re a caregiver? Well, that is different for everyone! Some people are caring for an individual that is 100 percent dependent on them. Some people are providing care on an as-needed basis. Some are providing care by subtle reminders such as, “did you take your […]

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For love and for country

November 10, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

By Kathy Roth-Douquet Two months ago, my husband read our children a bedtime story until the tears in his eyes blurred the page. My daughter took the book from him. “Daddy, I’ll finish it for you,” 7-year-old Sophie said. When she was done, my husband, Greg, rocked her and her younger brother, Charley, and held […]

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Military Spouse Gives Back to her Community

November 9, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

Author: Kate Oyer   Blue Star Families is an organization built on the strength of its volunteer network. These volunteers, who provide vital links to local military communities, give selflessly of their time, talent and resources. The Blue Star Families Salute to Distinction Award Program recognizes our outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to military […]

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Thankful My Soldier is Home This Veterans Day

November 9, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

Author: Dalena McGrew   As Veterans Day approaches, and I think about what I’ll do on my day off, I’m also reminded of something special; my husband will be home for the first Veteran’s Day in two years. For the last few years, my husband has been either on deployment or overseas unaccompanied tour. So many […]

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8 Ways To Make a Difference

November 9, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

Author: Amanda Moore   We work hard to strengthen military families every day. Through career development, caregiving, and our leading research on military family life, we’re striving to better understand and provide solutions to the challenges facing today’s military families. Here’s where you come in. We’ve created eight easy ways you can show your support […]

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What Veterans Day Means To Me

November 8, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

Author: Amanda Yeram Veterans Day has always been a special time in my family. Growing up with a father who served in the Marine Corps allowed me to see first hand the significance of thanking a Veteran for his or her service. I remember standing at storefronts with forget-me- not flowers and tootsie rolls, asking […]

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Sometimes Dreams Do Come True, At Least As Far As Duty Stations Go!

November 7, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Author: Leah Love Four years ago, my husband and I celebrated as we’d just found out a dream of ours had come true- we were going to be stationed in our hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan- we were coming home! Now most of you may think this is an odd place for an active duty […]

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