Latest News from Blue Star Families

Written testimony to Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee

February 15, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Written testimony to Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee by Blue Star Families “Review of Department of Defense Single Servicemember and Family Readiness Programs” SASC Personnel Subcommittee February 14, 2017 2:30-5PM Chairman Tillis, Ranking Member Gillibrand and other distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today. I […]

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Crossing Boundaries to Support Veterans and Military Families

January 23, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

The first White Oak Retreat in 2010, a gathering of leaders from across sectors organized and convened by Blue Star Families, a nonprofit that supports military families through career development, caregiving and research. “By organizing military families themselves, we can solve some problems, but what we realized is that we really needed to create an environment that was better for creating solutions as well,” said Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO and President of Blue Star Families.

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Changing military families require more flexible support, Army secretary says

December 19, 2016 by Kelley Babbs

Written by C. Todd Lopez | December 12, 2016 Originally published on www.army.mil WASHINGTON (Army News Service) — Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning believes the Army needs to change how it provides support to Soldiers and their families. Speaking at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C. Thursday before representatives and members of the Blue Star Families, […]

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Blue Star Families’ Seventh Annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey Reveals The All-Volunteer Force At A Crossroads

December 7, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Pay, Retirement and Spouse Employment Top List of Concerns for Military Families Washington, DC – Financial issues of military pay, changes to retirement benefits, and military spouse employment are the top concerns among military families, according to the 2016 Blue Star Families (BSF) annual Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS) released today.   However, quality of […]

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Blue Star Theatres and Seattle Children’s Theatre Present Event for Military Families

November 18, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

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, are pleased to announce that on Saturday, November 19, a Blue Star Theatres event will be held at 4:00 p.m. PT by Seattle Children’s Theatre (SCT), 201 Thomas Street, Seattle, […]

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Blue Star Theatres and La Jolla Playhouse Present Event for Military Families

October 31, 2016 by Bethany Harrell

Blue Star Theatres Now Includes Over 150 Theatres Nationwide 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, are pleased to announce that on Saturday, October 29, a Blue Star Theatres event will be held from 2:00–4:00 pm PT […]

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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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BLUE STAR FAMILIES STUDY REVEALS IMPACT OF MILITARY SPOUSE EMPLOYMENT CHALLENGES

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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