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Each year, our local chapters and national team designs hundreds of events for our members. Register for these upcoming events, or join our network for updates!

Make It a #BlueStarSummer with Your Family… and Win!

May 22, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

There’s nothing like a day on the beach. . . or a road trip. . . or a weekend in the mountains. . . or a little time by the community pool. . . or some time catching up on your book list. . . or. . . Summer means something for everyone. And for […]

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Free Admission to Museums Nationwide for Military This Summer

May 16, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

For immediate release: May 16, 2018 Contacts: Liz Auclair (NEA), [email protected], 202-682-5744 Bana Miller (Blue Star Families), [email protected], 910-578-4841 Free Admission to Museums Nationwide for Military This Summer More Than 2,000 Museums Nationwide Participate in Blue Star Museums Washington, DC—For the ninth year, the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families announce that […]

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Day at the Museum, Emerald Coast, FL

May 14, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

Join Blue Star Families as the Emerald Coast Science Center throws open their doors to military families. This complimentary, military-family-only event kicks off the Blue Star Museum summer season. Make sure to register and have your current active duty military ID with you when you arrive.

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5 Red, White, and Blue Ways to Spruce Up Your Summer

May 2, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

There’s just something about seeing an American flag waving from a porch on a summer’s day. As we head into the season with four patriotic observances– Memorial Day, Flag Day, Armed Forces Day, and Independence Day–you might just be itching to add a little (more!) red, white, and blue to your life. Whether you decorate […]

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American Museum of Natural History Tour, New York, NY

April 23, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

Join Blue Star Families for a guided highlights tour of the American Museum of Natural History. Not only will you get to see the latest exhibitions such as Mummies and Our Senses, you will be provided tickets to the Space Show. Space is limited.

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Military after hours at Peoria PlayHouse Museum

April 19, 2018 by Kelley Babbs

Join us for an exclusive Blue Star Museums Event for active duty military families, including National Guard and Reserve.

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5 Ways Military Families Can Complete Audacious Travel Goals

April 12, 2018 by Joanna Guldin

By Erica Glass, Alaska Chapter Director We all have goals for our children. We want them to be healthy, kind, mindful… But do you have any goals some may consider quirky? I do! I want my milkids to visit all 50 states before they reach age eighteen. After stumbling onto websites such as All Fifty […]

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Salute to Distinction Award Winner: Amse Heck

November 17, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

The Blue Star Families Salute to Distinction Award Program recognizes outstanding volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to military families and further the Blue Star Families mission within their respective communities. It is our pleasure to announce the 2017 Salute to Distinction Quarter 3 Award Winner: Amse Heck, Chapter Director, Washington DC. Amse’s nominators repeatedly commented […]

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November 1, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Story by Nygel Jones September 11th | 3 Years Old The World Trade Center has always had a special place in my heart. From the time I had first visited the plaza months prior to the tragic Tuesday morning that claimed the lives of thousands, I always felt a significant connection to the site. I […]

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Year Round Fun at NYC Children’s Museum

November 1, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Looking for something fun to do in NYC with your family? Stop by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan (The Tisch Building, 212 West 83rd Street, New York, NY, 212-721-1223). Admission is free for Blue Star Families all year round! The Museum delights visitors with five floors of excitement and learning. Our PlayWorks™ exhibit is designed […]

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