Latest from Blue Star Families


November 1, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Story by Nygel Jones September 11th | 3 Years Old The World Trade Center has always had a special place in my heart. From the time I had first visited the plaza months prior to the tragic Tuesday morning that claimed the lives of thousands, I always felt a significant connection to the site. I […]

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Year Round Fun at NYC Children’s Museum

November 1, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Looking for something fun to do in NYC with your family? Stop by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY, 212-721-1223). Admission is free for Blue Star Families all year round! The Museum delights visitors with five floors of excitement and learning. Our PlayWorks™ exhibit is designed […]

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National Geographic’s #LongRoadHome is premiering Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

October 30, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

No soldier fights alone. Based on the New York Times best-selling book by internationally acclaimed journalist Martha Raddatz, The Long Road Home tells the story of “Black Sunday,” when a small platoon of soldiers from the 1st Cavalry Division was ferociously ambushed in Sadr City, Baghdad, in April 2004. Help Support Our Troops! Nat Geo will donate […]

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10 Ways To Make Halloween Fun While A Parent Is Deployed

October 28, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

1. What I try to do is make a picture book for something big like this and ship that book to my husband so that he can feel like he was with us the whole night. – Vicky P. 2. I always decorate the house and try to keep things looking as it always would […]

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#MyDeploymentStory: A Pink Warrior Angel for Breast Cancer

October 28, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

  Story by Julie Moser, Military Spouse, Breast Cancer Survivor & Co-Founder of Pink Warrior Angels DIAGNOSIS: 3 DAYS PRE-DEPLOYMENT October 28, 2013 is a date that I will always remember without needing to think about it, like a birthdate or wedding anniversary.  October 28, 2013 is the day the words “you have cancer” escaped my doctor’s lips. October 28, 2013 […]

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Holiday Shipping Guidelines

October 27, 2017 by Jenny Felsen

The USPS has released this year’s guidelines for holiday shipping! Better plan ahead if you want your packages to make it to all those loved ones across the globe in time for the holidays! Get your packages in the mail by the following dates if you’re shipping to APO/FPO/DPO (Diplomatic Post Office) addresses this holiday […]

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Virginia Summit on Military Spouse Employment

October 22, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

An invitation from Blue Star Families CEO, Kathy Roth-Douquet: More than 25,000 unemployed military spouses in Virginia?!  Someone needs to do something about that!  Blue Star Families is working to be part of the solution.  We are so excited to co-convene a Virginia military spouse employment summit with Virginia Senator Tim Kaine (and a Blue […]

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Fort Hood Husband, Wife Military Duo Summit Mount Kilimanjaro

October 16, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Story by Capt. Kevin Sandell, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade Public Affairs A dual-military couple stationed at Fort Hood recently completed an expedition to Africa by climbing and summiting the continent’s highest peak. For the veteran travel enthusiasts, both of whom are less than 30 years old, ascending the “roof of Africa” proved to be a […]

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Pride & Honor: A Poem By Military Child Mitchell Adkins

October 12, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Remarkable is this journey as far as I see. Made in America – yes, that is me. Son of a Patriot – proudly to be. The devotion, the strength – the fabric worn free. My life has been quite different, and that I would not trade. New friends around the world, what a blessing our […]

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Get Loud, Military Families! Start Telling Neighbors What You Need!

October 11, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

We are celebrating Good Neighbors… but what does that even mean? Blue Star Neighbor (n): Any individual who is dedicated to helping military families thrive! When our team at Blue Star Families decided to celebrate National Good Neighbor Day, we started off by asking military spouses on Facebook what kind of support they were looking for. The answers we received […]

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