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Meal Planning Tips for Military Families

Meal Planning Tips for Military Families At the end of a busy day, one of the most dreaded questions that comes up is, “So what’s for dinner?” The mental load…

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Unpacking Emotional Baggage: Why #MilSpouses and #MilKids Need Mental Health Care Support

Unpacking Emotional Baggage: Why #MilSpouses and #MilKids Need Mental Health Care Support Life as a military family has many benefits, but it also creates unique emotional debts that can result…

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Military Communities and the Little Free Pantries Movement

Military Communities and the Little Free Pantries Movement “The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”  – Coretta Scott King   Honoring…

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Blue Star Welcome Week Helps Empower a #MilKid Blue Star Volunteer

Blue Star Welcome Week Helps Empower a #MilKid Blue Star Volunteer Belonging is a basic human need. And without a sense of belonging, we humans can quickly experience isolation and…

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A Focus on Belonging: Mental Health and Wellness DEPLOY Fellow Wants All #MilFams to Feel at Home

A Focus on Belonging: Mental Health and Wellness DEPLOY Fellow Wants All #MilFams to Feel at Home Meet Janessa. She’s a Navy spouse, toddler mom, and served as the Blue…

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Starting Off the New Year Right: Progress for Military Spouse Employment

It’s official! The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has approved the study of employer discrimination towards military spouses in more detail to provide recommendations that advance solutions. This action only…

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Speaking Up: Raising Awareness About Food Insecurity Affecting Military Families Today

Speaking Up: Raising Awareness About Food Insecurity Affecting Military Families Today It’s hard to imagine, but some military families worry about putting food on the table.  In addition to facing…

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Missed Moments: Blue Star Families and Sleep Number Aim to Provide Support Through the Hardest Times

Missed Moments: Blue Star Families and Sleep Number Aim to Provide Support Through the Hardest Times Imagine being separated from your spouse and children for months with just 24-hours notice…

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Nourishing Foreign-Born Military Spouses: Culturally-Inclusive Food Challenges

Nourishing Foreign-Born Military Spouses: Culturally-Inclusive Food Challenges The comfort of familiar foods is a connection to family and culture. Whether certain dishes are your favorites from childhood or the scent…

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VOICES: Vast improvement in access to resources for veterans and their families

I was born and raised in the Gem City. I entered the US Army right after graduating high school in 1987. I served six years active duty with the 82nd…

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