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MFLS Survey Results Release 2024

January 17, 2024

2023 Military Family Lifestyle Survey Results Release View Full Results Take the 2024 Survey Become Survey Funder Submit Media Inquiry Browse Survey Archive Blue Star Families’ annual Military Family Lifestyle…

10 Must-Have Items for Military Families During Sick Season

November 8, 2023

As the temperature drops and leaves fall, cold and flu season approaches. For military families, this season can be particularly challenging, especially when solo parenting due to training and deployments.…

Veteran Capitol Hill Advocate Tom Porter Joins Blue Star Families

October 17, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — Blue Star Families (BSF), the nation’s largest nonprofits dedicated to providing support to military and Veteran families, is announcing the addition of Tom Porter as Vice President,…

Blue Star Families Welcomes Ellyn Dunford to Board of Directors

October 2, 2023

Blue Star Families Welcomes Ellyn Dunford to Board of Directors Washington, D.C. — Blue Star Families (BSF) is pleased to announce that Ellyn Dunford has been appointed to the Board…

Navigating Military Life with Connectivity & Communication: Elyce’s Story

August 21, 2023

Meet Elyce, a seasoned Navy spouse who navigates the ups and downs of military life alongside her dedicated active-duty husband. Over the span of two decades, they’ve encountered numerous deployments…

The Neurological Impact of Trauma on Our Military Community

August 8, 2023

Our Veterans and service members shoulder a unique burden. The military service they render to our nation often exposes them to traumatic events that can indelibly mark their minds and lives. Recognizing the profound impacts of trauma on our military community forms a critical part of the Combat the Silence campaign led by Blue Star Families.

Beyond Traditional Approaches: Blue Star Families’ Innovative Solutions to Challenges in Military Life

July 25, 2023

The military community faces a number of unique challenges, including frequent deployments, long separations, and the constant threat of danger. These challenges can take a toll on the mental and emotional health of service members and their families.

April 2023 Newsletter

June 23, 2023

You shared your experiences with us, and we’re sharing them with the world.  Thousands of military and Veteran family members (over 9,000!) took time from busy lives last May, June,…

Hungry military families are bad for America

May 6, 2023

After 14 years and 10 moves, military spouse Jamie S. finds herself unable, in her words, to “put food in our boys’ bellies” because the duty station her husband is…