Blue Star Families was formed in April 2009 by a group of military spouses to create a platform where military family members can join with civilian communities and leaders to address the challenges of military life. Blue Star Families includes active duty, National Guard, Reserve, wounded, transitioning service members and their families from all ranks and services, as well as veterans and civilians who strongly support us.
Blue Star Families are over 100,000 strong at 46 chapters around the globe.
Blue Star Families is committed to connecting one another through the unique challenges of military service and asking the larger civilian population to help as well, strengthening military families regardless of rank, branch of service or physical location, and leading military family members towards opportunities to build strength in individuals, families and communities.
Tips for those new to the military and military culture; how to deal with all things deployment – from receiving orders, to saying goodbye, to welcoming home your service members; how to deal with stress and how to get help; spouse education, including the Post-9/11 Bill; children’s education issues and…
Deployment can be a stressful and uncertain time for our nation’s servicemen and women and their families. In partnership with the Armed Services YMCA and the Department of Defense, the Y is proud to offer memberships and respite child care services to eligible military families and personnel to give them…