In the News

A collection of press releases, news pieces, and media contact details for Blue Star Families.

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Blue Star Families is the source for all things military family-related. With chapters and members located across the country and around the world, we offer a constantly-growing resource for the media to get in touch with real families, from all branches of service and all walks of life.

Members of the media, please feel free to contact us with any and all inquiries.

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In the News

VA makes historic commitments to hire and support military spouses

Days after Biden-Harris Administration released the first-ever government-wide plan to tackle employment barriers and expand opportunities for military-connected spouses, VA signs the 4+1 Commitment to support military spouses

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Part-time employment for around 88K military spouses presents challenges: low pay, limited opportunities for career advancement

About 21% of the nation’s roughly 540,000 civilian military spouses are unemployed, according to the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Blue Star Families — making them one of the highest unemployed demographics in the United States.

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Ensuring Military Families Have A Champion In State Government/Op Ed

On December 13th, we joined Maryland Governor Wes Moore, Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller, and Maryland First Lady Dawn Moore to declare 2024 the ‘Year for Military Families.’

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Austin Thanks Blue Star Families for Their Support During Global Uncertainty

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III thanked members of Blue Star Families for their service and sacrifice and that of their men and women in uniform.

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Two nonprofits partner to support D.C. LGBTQ military youth

Two of the nation’s largest nonprofits supporting military families have joined forces to provide newly relocated LGBTQ military youth and their families safe meeting spaces, fun activities and vital resources about affirming services available across the district.

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Blue Star Families hopes to ease burden on military families over the holidays

Volunteers and staff with the Tampa chapter of the nonprofit Blue Star Families will give out 300 holiday meals on Wednesday morning during their Nourish the Service holiday giveaway. 

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Elected officials offer assistance to local veterans ahead of the holidays

Service members around the country can struggle to make ends meet, but for those stationed in New York, the cost of living can make things even harder, particularly around the holidays. To help local service members stationed at Fort Wadsworth, local officials have announced new initiatives in recent weeks, including a holiday winter drive organized by Borough President Vito Fossella.

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USSA Hosts Spirited Holiday Party for Local Deaf and Blind Students

The halls of the United States Sports Academy echoed with holiday cheer as the university hosted a group students from the Callahan Regional School for the Deaf and Blind for a Christmas party. The students from Mobile, Ala., were greeted by USSA artist in residence Nancy Raia, who treated them to a campus art tour, holiday-themed art activities, Christmas caroling…

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Scammers target veterans online. Here’s how to protect yourself.

After being among more than 21.5 million victims of a massive data breach affecting the Office of Personnel Management in 2015, Navy reservist Jeff Chin had to deal with massive, long-term headaches. His social security number was used to create fake IDs and open accounts in his name, which affected his credit score. His daughter, a minor at the time…

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Lifetime Gives Military Spouses Its Annual ‘Gift of a Lifetime’

A+E Networks’ Lifetime this year gave 11 military spouses this year’s “Gift of a Lifetime,” treating them to a day of pampering and glamor. Gift of a Lifetime is the network’s annual initiative that picks a single deserving woman and thanks her for her selflessness during the year. This year, working with the nonprofit Blue Star Families and DirecTV, a…

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Press Releases

Hard Rock Cafe, Nasdaq, Broadway, and NYSE: Blue Star Families Celebrating Military Appreciation during Fleet Week New York

May 22, 2024

Grammy Award winner NaTasha Yvette Williams, influencer Frankie LaPenna, and Jason Farlow and The Last Real Circus take the Hard Rock stage, followed by CSX and military leaders, scheduled to attend and join bell-ringing ceremonies. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New York,…

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Blue Star Families Congratulates Four Ellis Island Medal of Honor Recipients for Their Support and Contributions to the Military Community

May 20, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Blue Star Families (BSF), the largest nonprofit organization supporting military and Veteran families, congratulates four Ellis Island Medal of Honor recipients who have contributed significantly to the organization’s success. General Joseph Dunford, USMC (Ret.), Chris Eisgruber, Reta…

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White Oak Members Call on Congress to Improve Lives of Military Families

May 14, 2024

The Honorable Mike Johnson Speaker United States House of Representatives The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader United States Senate The Honorable Hakeem Jeffries Minority Leader United States House of Representatives The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader United States Senate  …

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Blue Star Families Welcomes Sabrina Huda as Senior Director of Chapter Relations

May 14, 2024

Washington, D.C. — Blue Star Families (BSF), a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting military families, is pleased to announce the addition of Sabrina Huda as Senior Director of Chapter Relations. In her new role, Huda will work with each…

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Blue Star Families CEO Receives Navy Distinguished Civilian Award, The Wailers Set Miami Ablaze with “Rock the Fleet” Event

May 14, 2024

U.S. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro, Emilio and Gloria Estefan welcome hundreds of service members MIAMI, FL — In the heart of Miami’s vibrant Jungle Plaza, Blue Star Families (BSF) set the stage alight with the memorable “Rock…

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Blue Star Families Welcomes Meredith Terrian as New EVP of Chapter Impact

May 9, 2024

Blue Star Families (BSF), a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting military families, is pleased to announce the appointment of Meredith Terrian as the new Executive Vice President of Chapter Impact. In her new role, Terrian will strengthen military families by working closely with each of the organization’s local Chapters to deliver high-quality programs to their respective communities.

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