Military Family

Are you part of a military family? We know you have a unique set of challenges while dealing with so many changes. Let us get you connected to resources, perks, events, and more!

Military life is hard.

Being enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) as a military family often means you’re jumping through extra hoops and hurdles on a daily basis. It can be stressful and exhausting. Finding the right care and support to help is critical to survive. Just ask Marla Bautista.

Bautista first met her husband while working at a hotel, and they were married just 30 days later. Fast forward 13 years, and they are now an active-duty family with three kids. They have faced multiple moves, deployments, and separations for trainings. Their oldest son was diagnosed with autism, and Marla found that her son faces challenges related to his condition, but also discrimination due to the color of his skin. Despite these obstacles, the Bautistas are unwavering in their determination to provide the best for their family.


With Blue Star Families, you can...

Connect with a Blue Star Chapter

Come to virtual or in-person events that will connect you with fellow military families and neighbors.

Access Programs Designed for You

Explore nature as a family through Blue Star Outdoors, find military spouse-friendly employment with Blue Star Careers, and much more.

Receive Exclusive Member Benefits

Get your hands on resources designed to strengthen your well-being and sense of belonging, thanks to our Blue Star Partners.

Tell Your Story to Impact Change

Make your voice heard! Blue Star Families seeks to hear from military families. Your answers to our surveys help leaders and policymakers understand your challenges and needs.

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