Blue Star Neighbors

First lady Jill Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci host town hall on COVID-19 vaccine for skeptical military families

Will military families listen to first lady Jill Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff when it comes time to be vaccinated against COVID-19? We may soon…

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53% of Military Families Don’t Want COVID-19 Vaccine, Survey Shows

In a straw poll of 810 active-duty military personnel, spouses and veterans, more than half of active-duty families, or 53%, said they did not plan to get the COVID-19 vaccine,…

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US Leaders Urge Military to Get Vaccine Shots

WASHINGTON (AP) — With more than half of America reluctant or flatly opposed to getting a COVID-19 vaccine, a VIP-filled video call on Thursday targeted the nation’s military families with…

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January 2021 Newsletter

PCS Prep with Lauren Lauren, a certified professional organizer and Army spouse, took over our Facebook page to give her best organizing tips and tricks for #PCSPrep. Watch her video…

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Millions of Americans Face Food Insecurity. The Biden Administration Must Make Helping Them a Priority

 As 2020 draws to a close, and as we break bread with our loved ones this holiday season, we might consider turning our thoughts and prayers towards our neighbors who…

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New Initiative to Tackle Racial Inequality Faced by Military Families

The nonprofit Blue Star Families recently debuted a million-dollar Racial Equity Initiative to diversify the military- and veteran-service organization communities and ensure that military families of color feel connected, included,…

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Park City American Legion Post Lays Wreaths at the Graves of Veterans

Members of the Park City American Legion chapter laid wreaths at the graves of veterans at the Park City Cemetery.  “Remember, Honor, Teach” is the motto of the national Wreaths…

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Honoring Service Members at Starbucks this Holiday Season

2020 has been quite the year. While we all knew the holidays would likely look different this year, one thing hasn’t changed: Many military families are once again spending the…

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Here’s how Fort Bragg is helping struggling military families during COVID-19 pandemic 

Initially, Rachel Szabo was hesitant to seek help from the Armed Services YMCA’s food pantry on Fort Bragg after she lost her job in July.  After all, she said, she’s…

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Why are military families showing up at food banks? 

Even a year ago, more than one out of 10 military families said they were having trouble getting enough food. The pandemic has added to the problem and food banks…

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