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You're invited to the inaugural Blue Star


September 28 – October 2, 2020

What is Welcome Week?

Each summer, thousands of military families set out to move to a new duty station, forcing them to adapt to a new home, school, and community. But the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated those challenges, making the transition anything but easy.

That’s why we’re kicking off our inaugural Blue Star Welcome Week!

Whether you’re a military family wanting a greater sense of belonging or a civilian neighbor looking to welcome those who serve near you, we invite you to join us—no matter where you’re at.

Here’s what’s in store to create and grow meaningful connections long after the week is over:

  • Messages of Welcome & Appreciation from Blue Star Families across the country
  • Special events & giveaways in a chapter location near you
  • Spotlights on local favorites from military families & Blue Star Neighbors

Are you in a Blue Star Families Chapter location?

Check out the events happening near you:

Select a chapter to view their Welcome Week events:

Welcome Week NYC Paint Night 10.01.20

October 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

Thursday, October 1st from 6PM ET – 7:30 PM ET Meet a local artist and teacher who will lead Blue Star Families in painting a beautiful NYC Cityscape! Space and…

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Welcome Week What’s Cooking in Tampa, Tampa, 10.01.2020

October 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Come see what’s cooking in Tampa! Thursday, October 1st 7 PM ET Virtual! You’re invited to attend a virtual cooking event with Courtney Bilyeu, Blue Star Families’ Tampa Chapter Director,…

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MO Welcome Week – Ribbon Cutting 10.02.2020

October 2 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am CDT

Virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Blue Star Families of Missouri Friday, October 2nd 11 AM CT In honor of the inaugural Blue Star Welcome Week, you’re invited to join Blue…

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Blue Star Families of Dayton “Flyer Talk Friday” 10/02/2020

October 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT

Blue Star Families of Dayton “Flyer Talk” Fridays Each week will feature a different guest! Interested in attending? Complete the form below and select the date(s) you’d like to join…

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Blue Star Families Wave and Welcome Food Drive Oak grove,ky 10.02.2020

October 2 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm CDT

We’re excited to announce the first-ever Blue Star Welcome Week! Blue Star Families of Tennessee is celebrating Blue Star Welcome Week by providing military & veteran families with bags filled…

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Welcome Week NYC Hip Hop Dance Workshop 10.02.20

October 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Friday, October 2nd from 3PM – 4PM ET Blue Star Families has partnered with Downtown Dance Factory, Manhattan, to offer a FREE Virtual Hip Hop Dance Workshop for you! Join…

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Want to be part of the celebration from wherever you’re at?

Together with Starbucks, we’ve created a virtual Blue Star Families Local Favorites Guide!

Have a preferred pizza place? Hair salon? Biking or hiking trail? Tell us your favorites because military families in your community want to hear the scoop!

Interested in taking your support one step further?

Here’s how you can be a neighbor our military families can count on:


From family life to careers, caregiver support, and research, you can help us expand our reach while continuing to ensure military families around the world feel connected and empowered to thrive.


Together, we’re creating community and a sense of belonging for all military families!

Blue Star Welcome Week 2020 is brought to you by the following sponsors:

CSX pride in service
CJM Foundation
Leonardo DRS logo


Humana-TRICARE Cobranded Logo


Chapter Sponsors

Boeing Logo
Dog Tag Bakery logo
Dominion Energy logo
Lincoln Military Housing Every Mission Begins at Home logo
Wright-Patt Credit Union logo
Utah Elks Veterans Programs logo