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In the News

How Ford’s Off-Roadeo Sites Are Supporting Veterans And Their Families

In Horseshoe Bay, Texas, just outside of Austin, pods of veterans and their families whooped and whistled as they exited a challenging off-road course in borrowed Ford vehicles. The exhilaration was palpable and camaraderie apparent across all the military branches represented: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and more.

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Troops are eligible to receive housing stipend when attending training

Troops in the Air Force, Space Force, Navy and Marines Corps who attend professional military education or training classes are now eligible for a daily stipend to cover housing costs at their training location. A new policy allows service members to collect extra pay based on their Basic Allowance for Housing at the without-dependent rate to cover housing expenses at their second location.

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Paul Dietrich: A lifetime of service

Service is a lifelong commitment for retired colonel Paul Dietrich. He volunteers at the Blue Star Families’ food pantry at Fort Wadsworth. The pantry serves more than 150 families per service day. “It’s good to see that we are taking care of our veterans and our active duty people,” Dietrich said.

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Solving the ‘Greatest Challenge’ to Preventing Veteran Suicides

Military families are working to solve the “greatest challenge”—preventing veteran suicide—to commemorate Memorial Day this year. An average of 17 veterans died from suicide each day in 2020, according to a 2022 report from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). While this number has dropped in recent years, advocates say more work needs to be done to properly address mental health among veterans, whose experience overseas can cause lifelong challenges.

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America’s child care shortage is pushing military families to a breaking point

Erin Williams has jumped out of airplanes, led a platoon in Afghanistan and earned an Ivy League degree with three young children at home. But the hardest thing to navigate in her military career is finding child care.

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Military spouses are the real Memorial Day heroes

Memorial Day is one of America’s most meaningful federal holidays, established in 1868 to honor the military men and women who lost their lives in service to our country. I have always felt reverence for the dedication and commitment made these heroes and their families. Though as a civilian and law firm owner, I hadn’t known what military life was like . . . until I began working with military spouses.

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Americans view military families more favorably than police, the presidency, media and military itself: Survey

Americans view military families more favorably than other U.S. institutions including the police, the presidency, Congress, the news media and even the military itself, according to a new Blue Star Families/YouGov survey.

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Blue Star Families and CSX Corp Ring the Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

CSX Corporation (Nasdaq: CSX) – the premiere transportation company – visits the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square to ring the opening bell with Blue Star Families. Blue Star Families is the nation’s largest chapter-based non-profit representing military connected families. In honor of the occasion, Bryan Tucker, CSX Vice President Stakeholder Engagement and Sustainability, joins Blue Star Families Co-Founder and CEO, Kathy Roth-Douquet, ring the Opening Bell.

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The Home Depot Launches Military Moving Hub to Support Military Relocations

In honor of Armed Forces Day, The Home Depot launched a new Military Moving hub designed to offer information tailored to military families to learn how to save time and money on their next Personally Procured Move (PPM), including a downloadable permanent change of station (PCS) checklist and more to the hundreds of thousands of active-duty military families who relocate every year.

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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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Press Releases

Blue Star Families and The White Oak Collaborative to Host Current Events Town Hall: Global Events and You: What Military Families Want to Know

January 30, 2024

Blue Star Families will hold a virtual town hall with the National Security Council, the Department of Defense, and The White Oak Collaborative on February 6th at 3 PM ET. The primary objective of this virtual town hall is to disseminate crucial information and address queries from military families currently grappling with uncertainty and challenges stemming from current global events.

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“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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