Latest from Blue Star Families

Growing Your Military Tribe

April 10, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

  Living in a continually changing environment is challenging for military spouses and kids, especially when you’re looking for a solid support system. Although we’re super adaptable and resilient, growing a military tribe can take time for a number of reasons. One big reason—you always fall for the super cool milspouse who’s packing out the […]

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Gearing Up for Blue Star Museums 2017!

April 4, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Get ready to plan your next Blue Star Families Adventure! We are actively working with our partner, the National Endowment for the Arts, to sign up museums across the country to participate in the Blue Star Museums program this summer. Museums from Maine to Hawaii and Alaska to Florida, participate by opening their doors for […]

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Blue Star Neighbors Celebration 2017

April 3, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

On the evening of March 22, 2017, we gathered some of our Blue Star Neighbors and Blue Star Families to celebrate community in Washington, D.C. We’d like to express a huge and hearty thanks to everyone who came out to our Celebration this year, and to all our Blue Star Neighbors – supporters who make […]

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Etiquette Bootcamp

March 27, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Many of us have been there. Uncertain, with questions swirling around our head. Where to stand, what to say, and worst of all, what fork to use! Whether we are new to military life or someone that has spent decades as a military spouse, we are confronted with moments of uncertainty regarding military etiquette and […]

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Salute to Distinction 2016 Volunteer of the Year Award

March 27, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

The Blue Star Families Salute to Distinction Award program recognizes outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to our organization, and formally thanks them for furthering the BSF mission within their respective communities. Blue Star Families is proud to announce our Salute to Distinction 2016 Volunteer of the Year: Erica Glass, Chapter Director at Joint Base […]

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Blue Star Families Using Vet Tix!

March 27, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Our family of five doesn’t get out very often. We have PCS’d every year for the past five years, which makes it difficult to plan ahead and find affordable tickets to experiences we’d all enjoy. Last fall, after relocating yet again, we really wanted to take our kids to a college football game. Easier said […]

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BSF in the news!

March 21, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Read below to learn about just a few of the ways Blue Star Families is making an impact! The New York Times features an eye opening piece on the isolation one military spouse faces. Spoiler alert: she’s not alone. Bonds That Combat the Isolation of Military Life Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet sat down with […]

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Ways Military Families Can Save Big at Walt Disney World

March 17, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

My military family loves visiting Walt Disney World! After long deployments or TDYs, a vacation filled with creating fun family memories together is a great way to feel reconnected again as a family. But, let’s face it, a trip to the Mouse’s House can get expensive quickly. Luckily, there are many discounts and savings offered […]

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Personal and Professional Development On Demand!

March 16, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Blue Star Families is now offering virtual professional and personal development opportunities for military spouses! Don’t have time to attend an in-person professional development event? Having trouble finding daycare to do so? We have a solution for you! Blue Star Families is expanding our most valuable personal, professional and networking initiatives, via Networks Live! On […]

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2016 Salute to Distinction Q4 Award Winner

March 15, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

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 families and further the […]

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