Latest from Blue Star Families


June 27, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Both PTSD and TBI are Invisible Injuries which have both distinct and overlapping symptoms. Here’s an overview of both conditions. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is the body and mind’s response to a traumatic event and with both body and mind involved, PTSD is a psychological and neuro-endocrine (or hormonal) response to perceived danger. […]

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Summer Reading Contest

June 20, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

This is a convenient, virtual summer reading program that allows parents to track their child’s reading over the summer, no matter where you are in the world! Plus, there are prizes!

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Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce Recognizes BSF Volunteer

June 20, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Blue Star Families would like to congratulate Savannah Hewett, Kirtland AFB Chapter Director, on being named Spouse of the Year by the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce.

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BSF Volunteer Recognized by Air Force

June 20, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Blue Star Families would like to recognize Ramstein Chapter Director Stephanie Dengel, who was recently awarded the 2015 Air Force Volunteer Excellence Award.

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Iron Man is not just in theatres this summer!

June 14, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

One of the 2000 participating Blue Star Museums this summer, the California Museum is displaying the original “Iron Man” (2008) costume on loan from actor Robert Downey Jr. He is among the current class of inductees into the California Hall of Fame housed at the museum.

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Congratulations, Erica Glass!

June 3, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

It is our pleasure to announce the 2016 Salute to Distinction Quarter 1 Award Winner: Erica Glass, Chapter Director, Alaska.

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BSF Media Mentions for May 2016

June 1, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

We have been making headlines on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and more. We wrapped up our Annual Military Lifestyle Survey, released a study on Military Spouse unemployment, and we launched Blue Star Museums for the summer. Check it out!

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Booz Allen Hamilton Gives Back

May 31, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

At Blue Star Families, we are always looking to recognize organizations that support our military community. We'd like to take a second to highlight one of our partners, Booz Allen Hamilton (BAH).

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Memorial Day Discounts

May 26, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Our friends over at Military Bridge have, once again, put together a fantastic list of national discounts being offered for the Memorial Day weekend!

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Blue Star Museums Offers Free Admission to Military Families at 2000+ Museums Nationwide

May 26, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

NEA Chairman Jane Chu and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the seventh annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016.

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