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BSF Press Releases

Blue Star Families Launches the 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey

May 6, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Blue Star Families announces the launch of the 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey, available online now at In collaboration with Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), and with the support of presenting sponsor…

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New Community Chapter Launches CSX and Blue Star Families Partnership to Bridge Military-Civilian Divide in Key U.S. Cities

April 30, 2019

JACKSONVILLE, FL. – Military families and CSX join forces to celebrate Military Appreciation Month with the launch of the Blue Star Families Chapter sponsored by CSX in Jacksonville, Florida. The new Blue Star Families Jacksonville Chapter will support more than…

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Partnership Connects Military Spouses, Caregivers with Employment Services

March 20, 2019

WASHINGTON (Mar. 20, 2019) – Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) announces a grant in support of a collaborative effort between Blue Star Families, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes initiative, and Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) to connect…

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Blue Star Families & Creating IT Futures Partner to Engage Military Spouses in IT Career Training

March 7, 2019

Free Online and In-Classroom Courses Available March 11, 2019, Downers Grove, IL — Blue Star Families (BSF) and Creating IT Futures are partnering to engage more military spouses in Creating IT Futures’ successful IT-Ready career training. As a pathway to…

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FINRA Foundation Seeks Applicants for Military Spouse Fellowship

March 1, 2019

For Release: February 28, 2019 Contact: Angelita Plemmer Williams Director, Media Relations, FINRA (202) 728-8988 [email protected] Rachael DeLeon Communications Director, AFCPE (614) 368-1046 [email protected] Besa Pinchotti Communications Director, NMFA (703) 931-6632 [email protected]   FINRA Foundation Seeks Applicants for Military Spouse Fellowship…

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First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence to Serve as Honorary Co-Chairs of Blue Star Museums 2019

February 28, 2019

          For immediate release: February 28, 2019, 11:00am ET Contacts: Liz Auclair (National Endowment for the Arts), [email protected], 202-682-5744 Michele Bradfield (Blue Star Families), [email protected], 706-304-6822   First Lady of the United States Melania Trump and…

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BSF In the News

Millions of Americans Face Food Insecurity. The Biden Administration Must Make Helping Them a Priority

December 23, 2020

 As 2020 draws to a close, and as we break bread with our loved ones this holiday season, we might consider turning our thoughts and prayers towards our neighbors who aren’t so lucky. In the richest country on earth, approximately…

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New Initiative to Tackle Racial Inequality Faced by Military Families

December 22, 2020

The nonprofit Blue Star Families recently debuted a million-dollar Racial Equity Initiative to diversify the military- and veteran-service organization communities and ensure that military families of color feel connected, included, and as though they belong. “Through five impact areas—research and…

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Park City American Legion Post Lays Wreaths at the Graves of Veterans

December 22, 2020

Members of the Park City American Legion chapter laid wreaths at the graves of veterans at the Park City Cemetery.  “Remember, Honor, Teach” is the motto of the national Wreaths Across America program. Although this is the first year the…

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Here’s how Fort Bragg is helping struggling military families during COVID-19 pandemic 

December 18, 2020

Initially, Rachel Szabo was hesitant to seek help from the Armed Services YMCA’s food pantry on Fort Bragg after she lost her job in July.  After all, she said, she’s a college graduate and does not consider her family to…

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Why are military families showing up at food banks? 

December 17, 2020

Even a year ago, more than one out of 10 military families said they were having trouble getting enough food. The pandemic has added to the problem and food banks say they are seeing the effect.  The New York Times…

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New program aims to study impact of racial inequality on military families and veterans

December 17, 2020

An advocacy group kicked off a $1 million initiative Wednesday to study the impact of racial inequality on military families and veterans. “The military community is not immune to the injustices and injuries of … systemic racism,” Ingrid Herrera-Yee, a…

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