Latest from Blue Star Families

Blue Star Museums Art Talk with Kathy Roth-Douquet

July 14, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

When Kathy Roth-Douquet, the CEO of Blue Star Families, first approached the NEA about partnering on a program to show appreciation for military families, she expected that the program would take place over one weekend each summer. What she didn’t expect was that the proposed program, Blue Star Museums, would run from Memorial Day to Labor […]

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Etiquette Bootcamp for Kids & Families

July 14, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

With summer vacation in full swing, our schedules may not have more free time, but there may be a bit more flexibility. With the diminishing of wake-up alarms, homework and after-school events and activities, life takes on a different pace. This may allow for some time to take on common sense family etiquette/protocol that will […]

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Hello from your new SD Regional Director

July 11, 2017 by Crystal Gates

July 2017 Hello San Diego Blue Star Families Community! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am sure I spoke to you at some point during an event you may have attended when you signed up to be a member of our wonderful community here in San Diego, if not, I hope […]

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Congratulations to our first quarter Salute to Distinction Winner!

June 30, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

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 families and further the Blue Star Families mission […]

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Gillibrand, Cotton Bill Would Help Military Families

June 27, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Washington, D.C.– U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Tom Cotton (R-AR), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced new bipartisan legislation that would give military families with children better support and more flexibility when they use child care facilities on military installations or seek child care from community providers. The bipartisan ACCESS Act underscores the […]

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Explore Utah with Blue Star Parks!

June 15, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

For those wishing to take a longer road trip this summer, consider taking a swing through southern Utah. Utah has extensive incredible public lands and famous national parks. Below we list places that are off the beaten path, where peace is as prevalent as beauty. Just 75 miles south of Moab lies the new Bears […]

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Honoring Our Stars and Stripes!

June 14, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

When Old Glory passes by, whether in a parade, at a sporting event or ceremony, I find myself taken with emotion. My eyes often well up with tears, and I am reminded of all it stands for and represents. It represents our nation’s freedom and the price that so many have paid for that freedom. […]

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CELEBRATING MILITARY MOMS

June 7, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Try googling “definition of mom” and your search will probably turn up some of the following: “One person who does the work of twenty. For Free.” (See also: masochist, loony, saint.) “ATM, Chauffeur, Chef, Storyteller, Cheerleader, Caregiver, Housekeeper, Nurse, Teacher, Hero, Mentor, Friend.” “(1) Someone who sees the best in her kids even when they […]

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Does Your Family Need a CFO?

June 2, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Blue Star Families Networks Live! On Demand Webinar presents Financial Security and Economic Empowerment for Military Families Does your Family need a Chief Financial Officer? Are you making good career and educational choices? Are you financially prepared for transition from service? Learn how to create financial security from Doug McCormick, Army veteran, professional investor, expert […]

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Adventure Awaits in the Kenai Fjords!

May 29, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

If you have ever experienced a boat ride where mountains are bursting from the ground, water that is crisp and refreshing and while bald eagles soar above you then you know the feeling of being amazed and grateful! Our family of five, with our children being of the ages of 7, 4, and 2, was […]

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