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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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BSF Press Releases

National Park Trust and Blue Star Families Announce New Partnership

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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Thankful For Our Neighbors

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

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

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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Hello from your new SD Regional Director

July 2017 Hello San Diego Blue Star Families Community! I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I am sure I spoke to you at some point during an event you may have attended when you signed up to be a member of our wonderful community here in San Diego, if not, I hope…

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Gillibrand, Cotton Bill Would Help Military Families

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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Op-Ed: Closing the Civilian Awareness Gap

Real Clear Defense has published an op-ed authored by Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet which describes the lack of civilian awareness of the challenges and sacrifices that come with military family life, and how closing the awareness gap will enrich our communities and strengthen our nation. You can read the full article at http://bluestarfam.us/rcd-civilian-awareness-gap.

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Blue Star Families launches the 2017 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

  Military community is asked to participate San Diego, CA – Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2017 Military Family Lifestyle Survey (aMFLS), available online now at bluestarfam.org/survey. The survey is a yearly snapshot of the state of military families, offering crucial insight and data to help inform national leaders, local communities, and philanthropic…

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Vet Tix and Blue Star Families Announce Partnership to Increase Support for Military Families

PHOENIX, AZ – Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) and Blue Star Families (BSF) today joined forces in a strategic partnership that will help strengthen both organizations’ programs and directly benefit military families. Vet Tix provides veterans, service members, caregivers and family of those killed in action with free tickets to major sports games, concerts, and…

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Written testimony to Personnel Subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee

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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