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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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Schlotzsky’s® Announces New Hometown Heart Program to Support Local Communities

September 1, 2022

Program includes National Support of Blue Star Families to Help Connect Military Families ATLANTA (August 31, 2022) – Today, Schlotzsky’s, a leading fast-casual restaurant franchise home to The Original® oven-baked sandwich and famous baked from scratch buns, is announcing the…

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Aura and Blue Star Families expand efforts to reverse disproportionate rate of cybercrime affecting military families

August 17, 2022

Active-duty service members are 76 percent more likely than the average adult to experience digital theft, per FTC data   BOSTON, August 15, 2022 –  Today, Aura, the leader in intelligent safety for consumers, and Blue Star Families, the nation’s…

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Former CEO of USO Metropolitan New York Brian Whiting Joins Blue Star Families

July 13, 2022

WASHINGTON, DC – Blue Star Families (BSF), one of the nation’s largest nonprofits dedicated to providing critical support to military-connected families by building and strengthening communities, today announced the addition of former Chief Executive Officer of USO Metropolitan New York…

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Operation Gratitude, Blue Star Families, and Starbucks Join Forces to Support Military Mental Health

May 2, 2022

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 2, 2022 — This May, during Military Appreciation Month, Starbucks stores show their support for our military community’s mental health and well-being through an eGift giveback. For each new Starbucks Military eGift activated during the month…

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BSF In the News

Military Families Caught In Coronavirus Travel Ban Struggle To Make Ends Meet

April 9, 2020

Many families are struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic. But after being caught up in a worldwide travel ban, military families face some unique challenges. In recent weeks, many groups who work with military families have switched gears to…

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Military relief organizations bracing for surge in requests from coronavirus

April 8, 2020

The main sources of emergency relief funding for service members and their families are expecting a surge of requests in response to COVID-19. Organizations like Army Emergency Relief, the Air Force Aid Society, Coast Guard Mutual Assistance and the Navy-Marine…

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How will the coronavirus impact education for military kids?

April 7, 2020

School closures have left parents scrambling to adjust daily routines for education requirements that vary from district to district. Some states announced the possibility that students will return at some point before the end of the year, utilizing a version…

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With ‘what-ifs’ and isolation, coronavirus risks weigh on caregivers for veterans

April 3, 2020

The coronavirus threat has Jennifer Mackinday taking on more and more responsibilities as the main caregiver to her brother James Smith, who was badly wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq 15 years ago. Mackinday has cut the number of…

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Bipartisan coalition of lawmakers steps in to help military families paying two rents due to stop move order

April 2, 2020

A bipartisan coalition of 35 lawmakers and a handful of defense advocacy groups are calling on the Defense Department to do more for military families financially strapped by the Pentagon’s stop move order, according to a letter first obtained by…

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Vista Outdoor to Support Expanded List of Non-Profit Organizations

April 2, 2020

Vista Outdoor Inc. (NYSE: VSTO) a global designer, manufacturer and marketer of products in the outdoor sports and recreation markets, is expanding the list of non-profit organizations it will support. The company has identified six new veteran- and youth-focused organizations…

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