During Blue Star Welcome Week and beyond, let’s give military and Veteran families a sense of belonging.


Help us welcome them home!

Are You A...

Military Family

Are you part of a military family that is relocating this year, or would you like to get to know your community better?

Veteran or Transitioning Family

Are you part of a Veteran or transitioning family? We know this life stage presents its own excitement and challenges.

Local Neighbor

Rolling out the welcome mat for military and Veteran families can make a huge difference.

Business / Community Organization

It would be impossible to highlight a community without the help of businesses and organizations like yours!

Why is Blue Star Welcome Week Important?

Around 600,000 active-duty and transitioning military families move each year, and these days, those moves are not onto bases but into local neighborhoods where folks can face isolation. Blue Star Welcome Week is a nationwide campaign to build a better sense of belonging and community for all of us. Join us! 

Together, we can make a difference for the men and women who serve, Veterans, and their families, simply through participating in Blue Star Welcome Week, happening September 25th - October 3rd, 2021! When families DO feel a sense of belonging, everything else improves - financial security, mental health and wellness, resilience, and even military retention. 

It has been a long fight for military and Veteran families for the past 20 years, and we are still on duty. Military-connected families are in our communities and need our support!

"The sooner and the better they [military families] get integrated into the local community, the happier they are."

– General Joseph Dunford & Ellyn Dunford,
Blue Star Welcome Week Honorary Co-Chairs


Blue Star Families is the nation’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting military and Veteran families in the communities where they live. Since 2009, we have raised and delivered over $100 million in support and services to active-duty, National Guard, Reserve, wounded, transitioning service members and their families, and survivor families.

Together with our Blue Star Partners and local neighbors, we are solving specific challenges for military and Veteran families, ensuring that wherever they go, they always feel connected, supported, and empowered to thrive - in every community, across the nation, and around the globe.

Our Welcome Week Partners

Are you interested in helping us fund this initiative? Click here to start a conversation!

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