PRESS/MEDIA

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:

[email protected]
(844) 202-7827, ext.4

BSF Press Releases

Blue Star Families and CSX Launch New Tennessee Community Chapter as Part of a Broader Initiative to Bridge the Military-Civilian Divide Across U.S.

NASHVILLE, TN. – Blue Star Families and CSX continue their mission across America with the launch of the new CSX Blue Star Community here in Tennessee. This Blue Star Families Tennessee Chapter will offer support to more than 100,000 military…

Read More

43rd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® Ignites New York City Skyline

NEW YORK, NY – The American silver screen will set the scene for this year’s most spectacular Independence Day celebration, the 43rd Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®. The nation’s largest 4th of July event will make a magical return…

Read More

FlexJobs and Blue Star Families Survey Finds Nearly Half of Military Spouses Felt Discriminated Against in Job Searches

Flexible and remote work options can reduce barriers to sustainable military spouse employment BOULDER, CO – The unemployment rate among military spouses is 16%, more than four times higher than the civilian unemployment rate. According to a FlexJobs and Blue…

Read More

New App Helps Military Families Create Lasting Memories in Parks

Washington, DC (May 17, 2019) – National Park Trust (NPT) is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new ParkPassport app for iPhone and Android. In collaboration with Blue Star Families and with the support of the National Park…

Read More

Blue Star Families Receives $1M Gift from Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Blue Star Families launches Craig Newmark New York Tri-State Chapter with funds from organization of craigslist founder WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 15, 2019) – Blue Star Families (BSF), a nonprofit dedicated to empowering military families, today announced a $1 million gift…

Read More

Grow With Google Launches Tools to Help Military Spouses Find Remote Work and Start New Businesses

Through the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, Google.org to Provide 1,000 Military Spouses with Training to Learn Tech Support Blue Star Families to Roll Out Digital Skills Training to 10,000 Military Spouses Over the Next Year Fayetteville, NC —…

Read More

BSF In the News

CSX’s Pride in Service Initiative Receives Gold Halo Award

June 22, 2020

In 2018, CSX launched Pride in Service, a signature initiative to support and recognize military, veterans and first responder service members and their families. The initiative was quickly embraced by employees across the company’s 23-state footprint who have shown their…

Read More

Here’s some advice for military parents with extra worries about kids’ fall education

June 19, 2020

Many military parents are dealing with concerns about their children’s education in the era of coronavirus, and moving to a new duty station may only compound those worries and the uncertainty. This year, parents and educators are dealing with not…

Read More

Military child care starts limited reopenings. Which children will get in?

June 19, 2020

As some military child care centers and youth centers are starting their phased reopening during the pandemic, there will be fewer spaces available because of social distancing and other health requirements. Defense officials have issued guidance for the phased reopening…

Read More

Supporting military children with the services they need, but lost in the pandemic

June 18, 2020

As the world faces an unprecedented public health crisis, Americans are witnessing the devastating impact of the coronavirus on daily life. With regular access to groceries, childcare facilities and schooling completely disrupted, if not unavailable, families are forced to alter…

Read More

Pentagon’s stop-movement order creates financial burden for some families

June 18, 2020

Andrea and Army Capt. Jerry Bortner bought their first home on the same street as Jerry’s brother near their next duty station in northern Virginia, confident that their military housing allowance would cover the monthly mortgage payment. But a Pentagon…

Read More

4 steps you need in your battle plan for marriage resiliency

June 15, 2020

If you’re not walking forward into your military marriage with the tactical proficiency of any well-planned operation, it’s time to revisit the field guide. It’s been one helluva make or break year so far with thousands stranded in PCS limbo…

Read More