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USAA | Straight Shooters: Buying vs. Renting a Home

May 22, 2018 by Kelley Babbs

With PCS season in full swing, many military families have questions regarding buying vs. renting a home. Join us for an interactive webinar with Joseph “JJ” Montanaro, a Certified Financial Planner with USAA, to learn more about this topic and ask questions!

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These 12 Free Outdoor Events Are Especially for Military Kids

May 15, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

National Parks are both America’s backyard and our birthright. Preserving some of the most beautiful, historic, and wonder-filled places in our nation, the National Park System ensures that all people can enjoy the great outdoors together. The Department of the Interior estimates that every American lives within two hours of at least one federally operated […]

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5 Generous Ways to Make New Military Families Feel at Home

May 11, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

The average military family moves seven times more than their civilian counterparts. Think about that: seven times! Even if you’re military-affiliated, you might be surprised by that number. That’s a lot of moving… and a lot of time getting used to new neighborhoods, new towns and installations, and new neighbors. Military families are incredibly self-sufficient […]

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Kids to Parks Day, Stargazing in the Park, Jacksonville, FL

May 10, 2018 by Kelley Babbs

Kids to Parks Day is here, let’s celebrate! Get your blankets and chairs ready and make sure to bring your neighbors to an evening gazing at the stars and planets! Blue Star Families of Jacksonville has a great opportunity on the grounds of Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. We will be celebrating Kids to Parks […]

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How to have a green impact for you and your family.

May 8, 2018 by Kelley Babbs

So many people want to have a green impact and protect the health of their families and their communities but are overwhelmed by a list of 100 things they can do to green their lifestyles. We break things down into easy and impactful actions that people can take in a matter of minutes. Earth Day […]

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Flexible and Remote Jobs that Go With You

May 8, 2018 by Kelley Babbs

Are you a military spouse interested in remote jobs and flexible work options–jobs you can take with you? Learn about current trends in the remote and flexible job market, and how to position yourself well for jobs that offer flexibility in a presentation by Brie Weiler Reynolds, senior career specialist at FlexJobs.

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Networks Live! On Demand: MilSpouse Creative

April 23, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

Networks Live! On Demand is a virtual version of BSF Networks Live! Program, providing professional and personal development opportunities to all military spouses, regardless of location. These webinars will provide professional and personal skill development on a flexible schedule with a library of resources that can be accessed by military spouses anywhere. Please join us […]

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What You Should Know About the #BSFSurvey

April 23, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

In a world where so many things are demanding your attention, it’s easy to ignore the things that aren’t screaming, vomiting, or screaming, “Mommy!” or “Daddy!” over and over again from underneath the bathroom door. But the truth is, taking the Blue Star Families annual Military Lifestyle Survey is one of the most important things […]

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Starbucks Coffee Tasting, Jacksonville

November 15, 2017 by Valerie Nicholas

Blue Star Families and Starbucks are working together to offer a special tasting for just our members and their families. The menu? It’s a surprise! Come prepared to try a hot coffee, iced coffee, and tea, along with a food pairing. There will even be something special for the kids to taste. Come prepared to […]

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How You Can Help The Victims Of Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

As emergency service crews and volunteers work tirelessly to pull individuals and families from the floodwaters, the rest of America is sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The evacuations caused by Hurricane Harvey have prompted thousands of Texans to abandon their homes. Many left with nothing more than the clothes […]

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