Latest from Blue Star Families

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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Blue Star Theatres and La Jolla Playhouse Present Event for Military Families

October 31, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Blue Star Theatres Now Includes Over 150 Theatres Nationwide 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, October 29, a Blue Star Theatres event will be held from 2:00–4:00 pm PT […]

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12 Tips for Taking Your Kids to the Theater (From a Pro)

October 30, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

By Shana Bestock,  Artistic and Education Director at Seattle Public Theater   So, you want to spend “quality time” with your kids? Why not take them to the theater? Theater offers a unique opportunity for connection and conversation, especially with tweens and teens. Theater can be both fabulous entertainment and meaningful art. Enjoying theater with […]

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5 Tips to Start a Military Spouse Book Club

October 19, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

by: Erica Glass, BSF Chapter Director I think it’s pretty amazing when I see Mil Spouses connecting on a social level. People who would have never met, from different backgrounds, all getting together because they enjoy a specific hobby. Here at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) Alaska I see Mil Spouses connecting through hiking clubs, cross […]

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Blue Star Museums 2016 Recap

October 19, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Like the Olympics in Rio, the Blue Star Museum Program set records this summer too! 2,052 museums participated, more than any prior season. 18 signature museum events took place from Alaska to Florida, from Tacoma to Texas, helping families connect and create special memories. Blue Star Families dressed up like baseball players in Washington, DC […]

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