Dayton Chapter

Blue Star Neighbors Celebration

On April 7th, 2016, Blue Star Families honored Americans who support military families. Thank you to our 2016 Blue Star Neighbors Celebration Sponsors! The amazing night could not have been made possible…

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Tips for Visiting a Museum

Did you know that the Blue Star Museums season is right around the corner? We couldn’t be more excited! Check out these tips for visiting a museum with your family and…

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Volunteer with BSF!

Chapter Director: Chapter Directors are our leaders in nearly 50 local communities around the globe. They directly implement our mission of connect—strengthen—lead by providing resources and programs, recruiting and managing…

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Tips for Reading to your Kids

You can encourage a love of reading in your children at home and on the go.

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2015 Salute to Distinction Award Winner- Sherleana Fuentes

Congratulations to our Salute to Distinction 2015 Volunteer of the Year! We’re thrilled to announce that Sherleana Fuentes, a Chapter Director in Grafenwoehr, Germany has been selected as the 2015…

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PTSD and TBI

Both PTSD and TBI are Invisible Injuries which have both distinct and overlapping symptoms. Here’s an overview of both conditions. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is the body and…

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BSF Volunteers Recognized

Blue Star Families has the best volunteers! They’re the reason we’ve been able to grow and impact military families all across the world. We aim to recognize their accomplishments every…

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Did You Know?

We’ve all heard a number of times the great benefits available to us as military families. From the TSP and tax-free income during deployment, to Tuition Assistance and MyCAA, there…

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Financial Tips for Deployment

So you’re getting ready for a deployment? It can seem overwhelming, especially if you’re the one who will be in charge of the finances while your spouse is deployed. Although…

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From Fellow to Full-Time and Lessons I Learned Along the Way

by Hisako Sonethavilay After birthing my first child and being geographically isolated from career enhancing opportunities, I, like many military spouses, experienced a career hiatus. When we relocated to a…

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