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

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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New bill offers career flexibility to military spouses employed by federal government

Emmalee Gruesen considers herself a “a unicorn” among military spouses working for the federal government. She’s been able to keep steady employment as a program analyst with the Navy over the last eight years despite four moves with her husband, a naval officer.

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Press Releases

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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Blue Star Families Announces $10 Million Gift from MacKenzie Scott

March 23, 2022

The largest single gift in organization’s history will help reach hundreds of thousands more military and veteran families across the country. WASHINGTON, DC – Blue Star Families (BSF), a national nonprofit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening communities, today…

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