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If I could change something about the military, it would be…

August 8, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

San Diego and JBLM military families: what are your thoughts on military pay and benefits, spouse employment, career progression, deployments, PCS locations and timing, recruiting and retention? Blue Star Families and the Bipartisan Policy Center want to hear from you!

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Get the Inside Scoop: Blended Retirement System Webinar

August 4, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

Get the inside scoop on the new Blended Retirement System. Attend an upcoming webinar, on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016, 1 p.m. EDT

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We Need You to Help America Better Understand Food Insecurity among Military Families

August 4, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

A topic often difficult for our military community to talk about is hunger among military families. Estimates suggest thousands of our currently serving military and their families may be experiencing difficulty making ends meet. Part of the problem is that no one keeps track of how many military families are touched by food insecurity. Last […]

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Mac and Molly the Rabbits and Some Curious Chickens

August 3, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

These are just a few of the animals waiting to greet Blue Star Families at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary this summer. According to Michael O’Connor, public relations manager for Mass Audubon, “ Drumlin Farm is a wonderful open space for all ages and interests. As both a working farm and a wildlife sanctuary, Drumlin Farm is a great place to see how people, nature, and farming can all work together in a way that protects our environment.

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Blue Star Families Joins Letter to Candidates on Respecting Gold Star Families

August 1, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Blue Star Families joined six veteran and family member service organizations–Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Gold Star Wives, GotYour6, Give an Hour, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and Travis Manion Foundation–in demanding respect for the families of loved ones who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our nation. We ask that […]

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Spend Summer at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

July 29, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

With 2.5 acres of historic gardens on the banks of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, FL, the Cummer Museum is the perfect blend of art, gardens and education to inspire imagination and excitement for all ages. You can spend all day discovering both traditional works of art in the galleries and living art outside […]

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SAY ‘AHA!’

July 26, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

A Hands-On Adventure, A Children’s Museum AHA! is a 4,000 square foot adventure space in Lancaster, Ohio featuring more than 30 hands-on exhibits and activities for children of all ages! The museum provides a place for your children to learn as they engage in their most important “work” of play. Kids can play bingo in […]

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SCOUT: Seeking a Museum on the Go!

July 23, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

This summer, Blue Star Families has partnered with the SCOUT Military Discount app to help you find participating* Blue Star Museums on the go. Not sure where the closest FREE museum is? Download SCOUT and find nearby Blue Star Museums in the “Entertainment” section. The app is free to download and free to use. Try […]

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Up, Up, and Away!

July 19, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

[Flying] fosters fantasies of childhood, of omnipotence, rapid shifts of being, miraculous moments; it stirs our capacity for dreaming. — Joyce Carol Oates, 1935 Dream with your eyes wide open at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum this summer! If your child dreams of taking off into the wild blue yonder, we’ve got your first stop […]

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Go Green at the US Botanic Garden this Summer

July 5, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Beat the heat this summer with an escape indoors to the United States Botanic Garden! At the foot of the Capitol and on the grounds of the National Mall, this living plant museum is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Washington, DC. And if you have kids in tow, there are many hands-on activities in […]

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