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Military Lending Act & How It Affects Military Families

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Mike Saunders is the Director of Military & Consumer Policy at Veterans Education Success in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit organization serving veterans’ educational needs. Mike can be reached at [email protected] ————— Did you know: as the family of an active-duty service member, you have legal rights covered by the Military Lending Act (MLA), which protects…

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From the Experts: The Inside Scoop You Need into 3 Blue Star Museums

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Is your family currently stationed in Georgia, Ohio, or Virginia? And you’re trying to figure out which Blue Star Museum you should pay a visit to next? If so, we’ve got a special treat for you today. We asked museum experts from three historical sites—Flint RiverQuarium, MAPS Air Museum, and The Weems-Botts Museum—to share the…

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We’re Giving Away a $1,000 Shopping Spree (Enter Here!)

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Want to kick off the 4th of July with a bang? We do. And that’s why we’re doing something BIG for military families this July! Not only are we celebrating America, but we’re also tipping our hat to you. Yes, YOU, the one who has sacrificed big and small for our country. All. Year. Long.…

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Museums Nationwide Participate in Tenth Summer of Blue Star Museums

Washington, DC—Celebrating the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce that museums nationwide have signed on to provide free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program will begin earlier than in past years, starting on Saturday, May…

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Here are some surprising ways troops and vets can cut their student loan debt

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First published on Military Times. Editor’s note: The following commentary was contributed by Mike Saunders, Director of Military and Consumer Policy at the nonprofit group Veterans Education Success. The content may be edited for clarity, style and length. —————   Hundreds of thousands of veterans, service members and their families have student loans. But most of…

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March 2019 Newsletter

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Vet Tix Volunteer Recap Together Blue Star Volunteers and Vet Tix raised $233,000 at the Daytona 500 last month! Funds will be used to support veteran and active duty military families across the country. Our volunteers have all the fun… join them!    Women’s History Month Here are a few of the triumphant female black…

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For love and for country

By Kathy Roth-Douquet Two months ago, my husband read our children a bedtime story until the tears in his eyes blurred the page. My daughter took the book from him. “Daddy, I’ll finish it for you,” 7-year-old Sophie said. When she was done, my husband, Greg, rocked her and her younger brother, Charley, and held…

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Blue Star Museums 2016 Recap

Like the Olympics in Rio, the Blue Star Museum Program set records this summer too! 2,052 museums participated, more than any prior season. 18 signature museum events took place from Alaska to Florida, from Tacoma to Texas, helping families connect and create special memories. Blue Star Families dressed up like baseball players in Washington, DC…

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