In the News

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

Looking for real military families to profile? Need a few quick facts on military family life or the effects of deployments on families? Are you a military family member with a great story to tell?

Then you've come to the right place!

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.

Media Contact:

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(844) 202-7827, ext.4

In the News

Gone Fishing

Fishing clinics help military families build community and a connection to nature — a rare constant for families conditioned to change

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Military families contend with high inflation and housing costs

Many Americans are dealing with high inflation and expensive housing costs, including service members and their families. For those who've had to move to new posts recently, it's been especially tough.

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BP Fossella says NYC should prioritize supporting struggling military families over funding migrant crisis

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- “Are we focusing on the people that matter the most, on the things that matter most and the priorities that matter most? Or are we just throwing money into thin air on things that really don’t?” said Staten Island Borough President Vito Fossella at a press conference outside of Fort Wadsworth on Thursday.

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Effort underway to keep military spouses employed throughout moves

Hundreds of thousands of American military families move each year. It's part of the job. For some military family members, however, it means giving up their jobs and starting over.

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Justin Jefferson & Sleep Number Surprise Military Family with New Bed

EAGAN, Minn. — Dustin Thompson and Marie Nordine thought they were just getting to spend the day with their family and take a tour of the Minnesota Vikings Museum. What they didn't know was there was another big surprise waiting for them.

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Biden orders study of military pay and benefits to ensure troops are properly compensated

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday directed the Pentagon to begin reviewing military pay and benefits to make certain service members are being paid fairly and can afford basic needs such as food and housing.

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US Department of Labor welcomes 7 new program partners to deliver career assistance to transitioning service members, spouses

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor announced today its Veterans’ Employment and Training Service has signed a memorandum of understanding with seven new partners for the agency’s Employment Navigator and Partnership Pilot. With these additions, a total of 47 partners now support the initiative.

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It’s good news: Pastosa of West Brighton contributes to Military Food Pantry at Fort Wadsworth | Inside Out

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The Staten Island Giving Circle, an organization that assists underserved children, senior citizens, military veterans and homeless, continues to be on the look out for new and innovative ways to assist borough residents in need.

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U.S. Rep. Pat Ryan's bill would extend health coverage for military children

WEST POINT — Vicki and her husband Thomas "TJ" Jackson's 20-year military career has been a journey of constant deployments: From Germany to Virginia, Colorado to South Carolina, and California to New York, where they live now.

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What Is Your Role In Our Freedom?

As the world continues to witness the courage, commitment, and resilience of the Ukrainian people, their incredible effort reminds us once again that freedom is not free, it comes at a price.

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Press Releases

Blue Star Families and Sleep Number Team Up to Honor and Support Military Families During Challenging Times

December 9, 2020

For the sixth consecutive year, Blue Star Families and Sleep Number joined forces to honor and support the health and wellbeing of military families across the country by offering solutions for better quality sleep. During this NFL season, Sleep Number…

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Ford Proud to Honor Program Will Donate $3.5 Million to Military Charities This Holiday Season

November 9, 2020

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 9, 2020 – This holiday season, Ford dealers and Ford Motor Company are stepping up their support for U.S. military heroes by donating $3.5 million to military charities. The initiative is an extension of the company’s Proud…

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Military Nonprofit Announces “Thank You, Military” Sweepstakes and Other Exciting Initiatives in Honor of Military Family Appreciation Month

October 2, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As they have for the past six years, Blue Star Families and Sleep Number Corporation (Nasdaq: SNBR) are joining forces this NFL season to support the health and wellness of military families.Together they will surprise two military…

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Worn in the USA: Ford ‘Proud to Honor’ Merchandise Sales to Benefit DAV (Disabled American Veterans), Blue Star Families

September 9, 2020

DEARBORN, Mich. – To further its Proud to Honor initiative and strengthen its decades-long relationship with the U.S. military, Ford today is launching an online store stocked with merchandise to raise money for two nonprofit military organizations. Ford will give…

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USAA Provides Assistance to Military Families Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

August 20, 2020

ENCINITAS, CA – Today as part of a historic commitment by USAA’s Military Family Relief Initiative, Blue Star Families will receive $500,000  to assist military and families during these challenging economic times. The donation will allow the organization to conduct…

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Blue Star Families & Spiritune Partner to Engage Military Families in Self-Care During COVID-19 Crisis

May 6, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of Military Appreciation Month and Mental Health Awareness Month, Blue Star Families and Spiritune have announced a new partnership that gives military families complimentary access to the Spiritune app, which was created to help manage…

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