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Blue Star Families awarded $900,000 to help military spouses find employment

August 25, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Grant from the Schultz Family Foundation to support programs connecting military spouses to career and networking opportunities Washington, DC – Blue Star Families has been selected as the recipient of a $900,000 grant from the Schultz Family Foundation to connect military spouses with employers and careers. Spouses of military service members possess a unique ability […]

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BSF Media Mentions for May 2016

June 1, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

We have been making headlines on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News and more. We wrapped up our Annual Military Lifestyle Survey, released a study on Military Spouse unemployment, and we launched Blue Star Museums for the summer. Check it out!

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Blue Star Museums Offers Free Admission to Military Families at 2000+ Museums Nationwide

May 26, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

NEA Chairman Jane Chu and Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet announced the seventh annual launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day 2016.

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May 25, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

 Analysis estimates social cost of unemployment and underemployment at $710 million to $1.07 billion WASHINGTON, May 25, 2016 – Blue Star Families has announced the results of a study putting a societal price tag on the pocketbook issues facing many military families – unemployment and underemployment of military spouses. Synthesizing research from a series of […]

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New Mobile App to Expand Support for Military Families

May 19, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Blue Star Families works with Verve to reach military families no matter where they are. SAN DIEGO, CA – May 19, 2016 – Blue Star Families (BSF), an organization that provides free resources, services, and opportunities to more than 1.5 million military family members, hopes to connect with more military families by reaching them on […]

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Blue Star Families Joins First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to Support Hiring and Training Military Spouses

May 16, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 5, 2016 Washington, DC –Blue Star Families (BSF) was recognized by the First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden as one of more than 50 companies that have pledged to hire and train veterans and military spouses during the fifth anniversary celebration of their Joining Forces initiative at the White […]

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Blue Star Families Launches the 2016 annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey

April 26, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Military community is asked to participate San Diego, CA – Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2016 annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS), available online now at The largest of its kind, the aMFLS is one of the most important resources for information about the current state of the military community and […]

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Blue Star Theatres & The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ Imaginary Theatre Company Presented Event for Military Families

February 9, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2016 CONTACTS: Gus Schulenburg| [email protected] | 212-609-5955 Bana Miller | [email protected] | 910-578-4841  New York, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, the country’s largest chapter-based military families non-profit organization, presented a Blue Star Theatres event for military families on Sunday, January […]

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Blue Star Families Hosts Books on Bases Event for Military Families in California

January 30, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Fort MacArthur, CA (January 30, 2016) – U.S. military children and their parents stationed throughout the greater Los Angeles area participated in a Blue Star Families’ Books on Bases program today, coordinated with support from Disney. During the event, which included a surprise guest appearance from Mickey Mouse, Blue Star Families and Disney VoluntEARS engaged military children […]

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United Health Foundation and Blue Star Families Launch Initiative to Leverage Technology to Train and Support Military Caregivers

January 27, 2016 by Jenny Felsen

Panel discussion on Capitol Hill brings together experts to discuss caregiver challenges, policies, research and opportunities to inform pilot program development Funding is part of United Health Foundation’s “Better Health for All” initiative WASHINGTON, D.C.  (January 27, 2016) – Military and veteran experts and caregivers discussed unique military caregiver challenges and opportunities on Capitol Hill today […]

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