Latest from Blue Star Families

Secondary PTS

April 29, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Secondary PTS or Secondary Post Traumatic Stress is a term used more freely these days. But, what is it? Studies have proven those who live with those with PTSD – for example, caregivers – can mirror certain symptoms. These include heightened anxiety, nonspecific fears, mood swings, and poor sleep and insomnia to name a few. […]

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Blue Star Families Launches the 2016 annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey

April 26, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Military community is asked to participate San Diego, CA – Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2016 annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS), available online now at bluestarfam.org/survey. The largest of its kind, the aMFLS is one of the most important resources for information about the current state of the military community and […]

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Starbucks + BSF San Diego Art Supply Drive

April 23, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

In recognition of month of the military child the San Diego Community worked with Starbucks to create an art supply drive at over 200 Starbucks locations across San Diego and Orange County. Over 300 sand pails full of art supplies were put together by local Starbucks team members and then presented to 5 Blue Star Families at the […]

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It’s National Park Week!

April 22, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

During April 16 – 24, 2016 we celebrate National Park Week! Also later in the year (August 25, 2016) the National Park Service celebrates their 100th birthday. It is quite an exciting year for the National Park Service! My military family has major love for our National Parks. Most of our vacations include a road […]

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BSF 2015 President’s Volunteer Service Award Winners

April 14, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Congratulations to our Blue Star Families’ Volunteer winners! The President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) was started by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in 2003 as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by example, inspired others to engage in volunteer service. The Council no longer exists, but the program continues as […]

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Do you have an AWESOME military kid?

April 11, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

We know military kids are awesome! They are strong and funny, reslient and brave, and some of the coolest kids we know! Since April is Month of the Military Child, we thought we’d give you a way to show your military kid just how much they mean to you. Download and print our AWESOME military […]

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Our 2016 Blue Star Neighbor

April 8, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

On April 7th, Blue Star Families announced the winner of the 2016 Blue Star Neighbor Award! It was an exciting night and surely not to be soon forgotten for a military spouse and her Blue Star Neighbor! The Blue Star Neighbor award was created to highlight the amazing support that many of our service members […]

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Tips for Visiting a Museum

April 7, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Did you know that the Blue Star Museums season is right around the corner? We couldn’t be more excited! Check out these tips for visiting a museum with your family and check back with us, soon, as we’ll be launching Blue Star Museums this Memorial Day!

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Blue Star Neighbors Celebration

April 7, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

On April 7th, 2016, Blue Star Families honored Americans who support military families. Thank you to our 2016 Blue Star Neighbors Celebration Sponsors! The amazing night could not have been made possible without your generous support.  

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Post-PCS Friendship Position Open: Apply Within

April 7, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

After the last box has been unpacked and the house looks like a home, it is time to sit and relax with a warm cup of chamomile tea…okay, let’s be real, no one unpacks ALL the boxes after a PCS. It’s really more like, after the last box has been shoved into a closet so […]

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