Latest from Blue Star Families

A Blue Star Neighbor Ninja: Award Recipient Erik Nelson

March 19, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

On March 13, at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington D.C., Erik Nelson was awarded the Blue Star Neighbor Award. Nominated by Shane Clarke for helping to keep his family’s small business and martial arts school afloat when active duty came calling, he is described as a “Blue Star Neighbor Ninja.” Shane told us that, ” …leaving […]

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Spring Break Boredom Busters

March 12, 2018 by Bana Miller

7 creative ideas for the entire family! Story by Kellie Gunderman  | As the last signs of winter begin to melt away and spring seems so near, every military spouse momma begins to ask herself this question: “How am I going to survive Spring Break?” That’s right, ladies! The dreaded Spring Break is comin’ […]

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March 2018 Newsletter

March 6, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

“Sunnnnn-y days, sweepin’ the clouds away… Can you tell me how to get to my new house?” BSF is partnering with Sesame Street to host webinars exclusive to Blue Star Families members. We will cover some hard topics milkids have to face. Join us for our first webinar discussing deployment on April 10th. In the […]

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National Park Trust and Blue Star Families Announce New Partnership

March 5, 2018 by Bana Miller

WASHINGTON, DC – National Park Trust (NPT) and Blue Star Families are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to create family-friendly park events for military families across the United States in commemoration of Kids to Parks Day, held annually the third Saturday in May. This year, Kids to Parks Day will be May 19, 2018, coinciding with Armed Forces Day 2018. “We are […]

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Pack Up + Go….on an ADVENTURE!

March 5, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

Story by Meghan Wieten-Scott I have a serious case of wanderlust. If I don’t travel every 4-6 weeks, I tend to get a bit twitchy and anxious. There is such a big world out there to explore, and being an Army spouse provides the perfect opportunity to get out there and experience it! Recently, I […]

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PCS Checklist (Kids Edition) 

March 5, 2018 by Bana Miller

Story by Kellie Gunderman | The Social Edge Though moving with the military can be one of the most stressful aspects of life in our community for military spouses and service members, it is important to remember that PCS stress can affect our children, too! This downloadable will provide children of all ages with a […]

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10 Ways to Pamper Yourself on Valentine’s Day While Your Sweetheart Is Deployed

February 14, 2018 by Bana Miller

Valentine’s Day is known as the most romantic day of the year. But how do you survive the aisles of chocolate hearts, lovey-dovey music on the radio or listening to giddy friends planning their big date nights while you and your special someone are separated by an ocean? The first step is to not count […]

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My day with the cast of The 15:17 to Paris

February 8, 2018 by Bana Miller

The 15:17 to Paris is a true story of a terrorist, a train, and the three American heroes who thwarted the attack.  The stars of the movie – Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spenser Stone – are the three real life heroes who play themselves in this Clint Eastwood-directed film. The story is one of […]

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February Newsletter 2018

February 2, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

V-V-V-Valagram! Blue Star Families wants to send an email Valagram to your Milkid, Milspouse, Blue Star Neighbor, Military Parent, or Active Duty service member on Valentine’s Day. For just $1 per Valagram, you’ll show your love – not only your recipient but also to Military Families that will benefit from your $1 donation. Get them […]

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Blue Star Families Supports Legislation Proposed by Senator Kaine to Reduce Military Spouse Unemployment

January 31, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, February 2 in Suffolk, Blue Star Families will stand in support of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, and the proud father of a Marine, as he announces new comprehensive legislation he is introducing to help reduce military spouse unemployment […]

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