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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!

CEC Coffee Chat, Alexandria

January 22, 2018 by Valerie Nicholas

Relax and connect with other caregivers in your community and enjoy a cup of coffee on us! Questions? Please email [email protected]

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Caregivers Salad in a Jar Event, San Antonio

January 9, 2018 by Katherine Clark

Caregivers, join us to start your New Year off right. We will be learning how to make salads in a jar to help promote a quick healthy meal for everyone in your family as well as learning about making healthier food choices.

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#BlueStarStory: Employment Success with Networks Live!

December 25, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Meet Mary Beth, a Blue Star Spouse and her Blue Star Family. We have been all over the U.S. in the past 13 years as an active duty military family. I worked at some duty stations depending on my family’s needs at the time. While stationed in Washington State, I had secured a federal position […]

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#BlueStarStory: Overcoming Isolation

December 23, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Meet Alicia, a Blue Star Spouse and her Blue Star Family. “I have been married for 10 years to my husband, who is an active duty Marine with 21 years of service. We have been stationed in isolated areas to include North Dakota and Okinawa, Japan, where I have found it challenging to start a […]

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Wellness Workshop, DC/VA

December 21, 2017 by Katherine Clark

Join Blue Star Families and make yourself a priority in 2018. These mini workshops will give you all the tools you need to become a healthier and happier YOU! Whether you are a caregiver or just need a morning off, there is something for everyone during this half-day Wellness Workshop.

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#BlueStarStory: A Caregiver Running On Autopilot

December 20, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Meet Mary, a Blue Star Caregiver and her Blue Star Family “I become a caregiver after my husband sustained back injuries during his deployment in Iraq while serving as a medic. Due to his injuries, he needed assistance with walking and getting in and out of bed, which required full-time care. I quit my job […]

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#BlueStarStory: Caregiving – No Judgement

December 15, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

Meet Savannah, a Blue Star Caregiver and her Blue Star Family. I wasn’t sure how to handle my new role as a caregiver. I felt like I was thrown into another world.  A world of the unknown, that was scary and filled with anxiety, pressure, and stress. I became overwhelmed and felt like I was […]

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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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National Caregivers Month: Asking Better Questions

November 10, 2017 by Kellie Gunderman

Story by Susan A. Vernick, Etiquette Chics Our country’s veterans are truly at the foundation of the freedom we all enjoy. All veterans are worthy of our thanks every day as we enjoy this precious freedom. But, beyond that, how can we act on those feelings of thankfulness, as a nation? When we interact with […]

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Caregivers Appreciation Dinner, El Paso, TX

November 9, 2017 by Kelley Babbs

November is Caregiver Appreciation Month! The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic is hosting a Blue Star Families Caregiver Appreciation Dinner, please join us!

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