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BLUE STAR FAMILIES STUDY REVEALS IMPACT OF MILITARY SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES

May 25, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

 Analysis estimates social cost of unemployment and underemployment at $710 million to $1.07 billion WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 – Blue Star Families has announced the results of a study putting a societal price tag on the pocketbook issues facing many military families – unemployment and underemployment of military spouses. Synthesizing research from a series of […]

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Way Cool Creativity Contest 2016

May 25, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Hello Blue Star Family! We hope that you had a memorable and inspiring time at a Blue Star Museum. Now, share YOUR creativity with us! Create an image that captures your experience. It can be inspired by art that you saw, a historic site that you visited, an animal that you met, a science experiment […]

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Blue Star Families Hosts Books on Bases Event for U.S. Military Families in Colorado and Washington

May 20, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Five hundred U.S. military children and their parents stationed throughout the Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) area participated in a Blue Star Families’ Books on Bases program, coordinated with support from The Walt Disney Company.

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New Mobile App to Expand Support for Military Families

May 19, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Blue Star Families works with Verve to reach military families no matter where they are. SAN DIEGO, CA – May 19, 2016 – Blue Star Families (BSF), an organization that provides free resources, services, and opportunities to more than 1.5 million military family members, hopes to connect with more military families by reaching them on […]

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Blue Star Families Joins First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to Support Hiring and Training Military Spouses

May 16, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2016 Washington, DC –Blue Star Families (BSF) was recognized by the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden as one of more than 50 companies that have pledged to hire and train veterans and military spouses during the fifth anniversary celebration of their Joining Forces initiative at the White […]

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Road Trip!!! How to have the best road trip with your parents and make them feel like kids again.

May 9, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Guest Post from MILLIE (As you read along find as many synonyms to the word “travel” in our story below and add them up.  No peeking, the answers are below)  Games, check!  Snacks, check! Map, check! Pillow, check! We’re ready for our next road trip adventure! Whether you are PCSing or just taking a big vacation, […]

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Happy Mother’s Day!

May 7, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Did you know that Blue Star Families’ staff and volunteer Chapter Directors are made up of mostly women? In fact, most of us are moms, and it seems like we’re always reaching out to each other to offer advice or ask questions. While some of us have been on this motherhood journey for a while, […]

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We Are Family! — 2016 Blue Star Neighbor Celebration

May 5, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

The 2016 Blue Star Neighbor Celebration was a huge success! Blue Star Families’ core mission is to create community and bridge the gap between our civilian neighbors and military service members and families. Thank you for joining us on April 7th, to honor organizations and individuals who exemplify this mission! Watch the highlights of this year’s […]

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Blue Star Families heads to The White House

May 5, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Today, I had the opportunity to represent the Blue Star SpouseForce team at the White House where First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden recognized companies and organizations contributing to veterans and military spouses in the technology workforce. Since Joining Forces launched in 2011, more than 1.2 million veterans and military spouses have been […]

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Grab the Torch Scholarships Available

April 30, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

If you’re in the Colorado or New England areas, you may want to check this out! This is a great opportunity! Learn more at http://grabthetorch.org.   2016 Summer Institutes Colorado, June 25 – July 2 (co-ed) Boston, July 23 – 30 (all girls) Maine, August 6 – 13 (all girls) Each week-long Grab The Torch […]

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