Caregivers

Champions of Chunky Spotlight: Meet Katti

“In my dedication to remaining part of the military community I have spent years of volunteering through different avenues, such as being a Family Readiness Group (FRG) President and an Ombudsman for multiple commands,” Katti, Navy spouse, recently told Blue Star Families. “These avenues allowed me to help military families directly with military life struggles…

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Attend an Upcoming Kindness Rocks Event Near You to Inspire & Uplift Your Community

“Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”  – Scott Adams  And The Kindness Rocks Project definitely proves that to be true.  What’s The Kindness Rocks Project? Imagine you’re out for a walk through your neighborhood or exploring your community, and you come…

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Champions of Chunky Spotlight: Meet Arika

“Ever since becoming a military spouse, I’ve sought to become more knowledgeable in the customs and traditions,” Arika, Navy spouse, recently told Blue Star Families. “So, I dove into community events and devoted my time and energy to a plethora of volunteer activities to gain the wisdom needed to thrive.”   Arika met her husband, Chris,…

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Caregiver Spotlight: Meet Michelle

“Oftentimes, EFMP caregivers are too stressed or exhausted caring for our child with special needs to even consider taking care of ourselves,” Michelle, a Navy spouse, recently told Blue Star Families. “Our schedules are filled with therapies, doctor’s appointments, IEP meetings, pharmacy runs, insurance claims paperwork, and we don’t have the capacity to do much…

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February 2020 Newsletter

Survey Sneak Peek Want to be the first to know about Blue Star Families’ 2019 Military Family Lifestyle Survey results? Complete the form below to update your information and receive a “sneak peek” email from us as we get closer to releasing our survey findings on February 26, 2020! Fueling Blue Star Families  Have you…

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Champions of Chunky Spotlight: Meet Melissa

“I enjoy supporting the wonderful families in my unique military community,” Melissa, Army spouse, recently told Blue Star Families. “So, I love volunteering my time to organizations that have a direct impact on my neighbors and friends-as-family.”  An Army spouse for 15 years, Melissa has assimilated to four different duty stations and therefore has become…

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Champions of Chunky Spotlight: Meet Kellee

“At every duty station, I try to get involved as much as possible with the unit,” Kellee, Army spouse, recently told Blue Star Families. “I have done everything from being an FRG leader to just making sure that drill sergeants were taken care of and bringing them meals and coffee to training sites and to…

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You Are Not Alone: Sarah’s Story on Military Spouse Employment

Welcome Sarah B., military spouse, to the Blue Star Families blog! Sometimes I wish that military life came with a handbook—advice, suggestions, and hard truths that come with your new path in life. My husband is active-duty military member, and we have been stationed in three states in the past eight years. As a military…

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January 2020 Newsletter

Grow Your Google Skills! Blue Star Families has partnered with Google to help you up your digital game! You can now search for military-friendly remote jobs and improve your tech capabilities with Applied Digital Skills workshops! Check out this webinar for on-demand training, or contact your local Careers Manager to attend a workshop near you.…

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2019 Year in Review: Blue Star Families Volunteers Making an Impact

2019 is nearly over, friends. While we’re looking forward to all that 2020 (and an entirely new decade) will bring, today, we’re looking back on the incredible year Blue Star Families volunteers had.  Why? Because our volunteers deserve all the love. They’re the reason why we’re able to further our mission to empower our nation’s…

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