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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

VA makes historic commitments to hire and support military spouses

Days after Biden-Harris Administration released the first-ever government-wide plan to tackle employment barriers and expand opportunities for military-connected spouses, VA signs the 4+1 Commitment to support military spouses

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Part-time employment for around 88K military spouses presents challenges: low pay, limited opportunities for career advancement

About 21% of the nation’s roughly 540,000 civilian military spouses are unemployed, according to the U.S Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Blue Star Families — making them one of the highest unemployed demographics in the United States.

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Ensuring Military Families Have A Champion In State Government/Op Ed

On December 13th, we joined Maryland Governor Wes Moore, Lieutenant Governor Aruna Miller, and Maryland First Lady Dawn Moore to declare 2024 the ‘Year for Military Families.’

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Austin Thanks Blue Star Families for Their Support During Global Uncertainty

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III thanked members of Blue Star Families for their service and sacrifice and that of their men and women in uniform.

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Two nonprofits partner to support D.C. LGBTQ military youth

Two of the nation’s largest nonprofits supporting military families have joined forces to provide newly relocated LGBTQ military youth and their families safe meeting spaces, fun activities and vital resources about affirming services available across the district.

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Blue Star Families hopes to ease burden on military families over the holidays

Volunteers and staff with the Tampa chapter of the nonprofit Blue Star Families will give out 300 holiday meals on Wednesday morning during their Nourish the Service holiday giveaway. 

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Elected officials offer assistance to local veterans ahead of the holidays

Service members around the country can struggle to make ends meet, but for those stationed in New York, the cost of living can make things even harder, particularly around the holidays. To help local service members stationed at Fort Wadsworth, local officials have announced new initiatives in recent weeks, including a holiday winter drive organized by Borough President Vito Fossella.

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USSA Hosts Spirited Holiday Party for Local Deaf and Blind Students

The halls of the United States Sports Academy echoed with holiday cheer as the university hosted a group students from the Callahan Regional School for the Deaf and Blind for a Christmas party. The students from Mobile, Ala., were greeted by USSA artist in residence Nancy Raia, who treated them to a campus art tour, holiday-themed art activities, Christmas caroling…

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Scammers target veterans online. Here’s how to protect yourself.

After being among more than 21.5 million victims of a massive data breach affecting the Office of Personnel Management in 2015, Navy reservist Jeff Chin had to deal with massive, long-term headaches. His social security number was used to create fake IDs and open accounts in his name, which affected his credit score. His daughter, a minor at the time…

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Lifetime Gives Military Spouses Its Annual ‘Gift of a Lifetime’

A+E Networks’ Lifetime this year gave 11 military spouses this year’s “Gift of a Lifetime,” treating them to a day of pampering and glamor. Gift of a Lifetime is the network’s annual initiative that picks a single deserving woman and thanks her for her selflessness during the year. This year, working with the nonprofit Blue Star Families and DirecTV, a…

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Press Releases

“The Risks of Progressive Ideologies in the U.S. Military” – Testimony of Kathy Roth-Douquet

January 10, 2024

U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Subcommittee on National Security, the Border, and Foreign Affairs Hearing on “The Risks of Progressive Ideologies in the U.S. Military”  Testimony of Kathy Roth-Douquet Founder & CEO Blue Star Families  January 11, 2024 …

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Joint Statement on the 4+1 Commitment

December 6, 2023

Today, military and veteran service organization leaders from Hiring Our Heroes and Blue Star Families released the following joint statement after their roundtable session in Washington, D.C.:  Today, we — Eric Eversole, president of Hiring Our Heroes, and Kathy Roth-Douquet,…

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Statement from Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet in Response to Release of Military Promotions Block

December 5, 2023

Today Americans learned that progress has reportedly been made in overcoming a nearly year-long hold on military promotions by Sen. Tuberville as a means to score a political win. If reports are true, he will now narrow his focus toward the few pending three-star nominees as a way to continue his campaign, unrelated to the qualifications by these top officers to hold their next posts.

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Blue Star Families Gathers to Support Senate Rules Committee’s Consideration of Resolution to Approve Military Nominations

November 14, 2023

Blue Star Families Gathers to Support Senate Rules Committee’s Consideration of Resolution to Approve Military Nominations Washington, DC – On Tuesday, November 14, at 3:00 PM EST, Blue Star Families, the largest national non-profit dedicated to supporting military families and…

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Blue Star Families Launches Outposts, “15 for 15,” Volunteer Activation at Annual Celebration

October 27, 2023

[Washington D.C.] – The annual gala event, Blue Star Celebration, marked the start of three major Blue Star Families campaigns to reinvigorate public support for military communities: Blue Star Outposts, 15 for 15, and a national volunteer activation. Each will…

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Third Cohort of Blue Star Families’ DEPLOY Fellows Adds Family Retention and DEI Focus

October 20, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC (October 23, 2023) – Today Blue Star Families (BSF), the nation’s largest nonprofit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening communities across the United States, welcomed the third class of community leaders and spouses as part of their “Diversify and Expand the Pipeline of Leaders of Your military communities” (DEPLOY) Fellowship program.

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