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.

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In the News

When it comes to housing, we are failing military families

For military families stationed in the Puget Sound region, finding affordable housing can be a significant struggle.

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Hungry military families are bad for America

After 14 years and 10 moves, military spouse Jamie S. finds herself unable, in her words, to “put food in our boys’ bellies” because the duty station her husband is assigned to is expensive, and she’s unable to work because child care is too high and jobs aren’t flexible enough to accommodate her husband’s training and deployments.

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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Press Releases

Blue Star Families Receives $1 Million from Craig Newmark

April 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2023 –  Blue Star Families (BSF), a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening communities, is honored to accept a generous $1 million donation from Craig Newmark, philanthropist and founder of craigslist, to combat food…

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Blue Star Families’ Julie Riggs Joins Maryland Veterans Trust Fund Board of Trustees

March 17, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – Blue Star Families, a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening military families by connecting them with their neighbors, announced today that Julie Riggs, Acting Executive Director of the Blue Star Families’ National Capital Region Chapter, has been selected to serve…

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Blue Star Families Introduces 2022-2023 Cohort of DEPLOY Fellows

February 10, 2023

The DEPLOY Fellows Program exists to support inclusion for military and Veteran families of color   Washington, DC — Today, Blue Star Families introduced its 2022-2023 cohort of DEPLOY Fellows, which supports inclusion for diverse military and Veteran families.  The DEPLOY…

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Retired Army Lieutenant General Gwen Bingham Joins Blue Star Families as Board of Directors Chair

February 9, 2023

Washington, D.C. — Blue Star Families (BSF) is pleased to announce the appointment of retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Gwen Bingham to the Chair of the Board of Directors (BOD). In addition to her long list of military accolades, Bingham has also…

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Blue Star Families Announces New Partnership with USA Girl Scouts Overseas

November 15, 2022

Providing Resources for Military Children Living Outside of the U.S. (Washington, DC) – Today, Blue Star Families and USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO) announced a new partnership to help military families living outside of the Continental U.S. The partnership will…

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Welcome.US and Blue Star Families Celebrate One Year of Welcoming

October 17, 2022

Washington, DC —This month, Welcome.US and Blue Star Families marked the one year anniversary of when they and dozens of other military and veterans service organizations came together in common purpose to welcome the nearly 80,000 of Afghan allies forced…

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