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Free Admission to Museums Nationwide for Military This Summer

May 16, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

For immediate release: May 16, 2018 Contacts: Liz Auclair (NEA), [email protected], 202-682-5744 Bana Miller (Blue Star Families), [email protected], 910-578-4841 Free Admission to Museums Nationwide for Military This Summer More Than 2,000 Museums Nationwide Participate in Blue Star Museums Washington, DC—For the ninth year, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce that […]

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Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. and Blue Star Families Team Up to Support Military Families

May 7, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:    Bana Miller [email protected] Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S. and Blue Star Families Team Up to Support Military Families From May 7 to June 3, Mars Wrigley Confectionery will host #DGHometownSalute fundraising event online and in Dollar General stores nationwide WASHINGTON, DC – Mars Wrigley Confectionery and Blue Star Families are pleased to […]

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Blue Star Families Launches the 2018 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

April 23, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

Media Contact: Bana Miller [email protected] Blue Star Families launches the 2018 Military Family Lifestyle Survey Military community is asked to participate Washington, DC – Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2018 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, available online now at In collaboration with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and […]

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Blue Star Families and Sleep Number Shine Light on Military Children in April

April 9, 2018 by Michele Bradfield

Washington, D.C. – Military children need quality sleep.  They experience more stress than the average American child through deployments and frequent base relocations.  In April, the Month of the Military Child, Blue Star Families has partnered with Sleep Number to aid the sleep of military children in a few important ways. The most recent Blue […]

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National Park Trust and Blue Star Families Announce New Partnership

March 5, 2018 by Bana Miller

WASHINGTON, DC – National Park Trust (NPT) and Blue Star Families are pleased to announce a new partnership designed to create family-friendly park events for military families across the United States in commemoration of Kids to Parks Day, held annually the third Saturday in May. This year, Kids to Parks Day will be May 19, 2018, coinciding with Armed Forces Day 2018. “We are […]

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Blue Star Families Supports Legislation Proposed by Senator Kaine to Reduce Military Spouse Unemployment

January 31, 2018 by Kellie Gunderman

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, February 2 in Suffolk, Blue Star Families will stand in support of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Co-Chair of the Senate Military Family Caucus, and the proud father of a Marine, as he announces new comprehensive legislation he is introducing to help reduce military spouse unemployment […]

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Thankful For Our Neighbors

November 21, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

It is the time of year when we give thanks, where thanks are due. And this Thanksgiving, our Blue Star Neighbors deserve heaps of gratitude. 5 Groups of Neighbors We are Grateful for: 1. Our Next Door Neighbors To the snow plowers, leaf rakers, grass cutters, welcome home balloon deliverers, mailbox decorators, carpool drivers, meal […]

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Blue Star Families’ 8th Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey Highlights Impacts of Service on Families

November 13, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Time away from family and impact on children and caregivers are top of mind for military families.   Washington, DC – For the first time in eight years, the top concern of military families is the impact of military service on their families, according to the 2017 Blue Star Families (BSF) annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey […]

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Whole Foods and Blue Star Families Join Forces to Support Military Families

July 18, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Free Pantry Starter Kits will help families after a military move   Select Whole Foods Market locations have partnered with Blue Star Families to fill the cabinets of recently moved families. To alleviate the financial cost of restocking the pantry,  individual Whole Foods stores have pledged thousands of complimentary Pantry Starter Kits for military families […]

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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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