September 2018 Newsletter

September 5, 2018 - 5:53pm

Gotta Love Fall Y’all!

Do you love cooler weather, changing leaves, and maybe even a pumpkin spice latte? We know, it’s not for everyone- we’ve seen the PSL meme – we know Fall doesn’t officially start until September 22, but let’s get a little excited here! Goodbye 100 degree weather, goodbye mosquitoes, goodbye sunburns, and hello fall! Help BSF celebrate fall by taking a selfie with your favorite Starbucks fall drink and post it to Facebook with #BlueStarSelfie and enter here for a chance to win a Starbucks gift card!


Sesame Street has done it again!

PCS season is winding down, but this is for you, milfams who just received orders after finally making the leap to buy that brand-new house and enrolling your kids into a new school, because that’s how Murphy’s law works, right? Sesame Street has a brilliant new app for PCSing military kids! There are over 300 different interactive activities to do with your kids. Make that move just a little bit easier with it.


Back to School Win-Win

Sign up for Ebates military discount through Blue Star Families and receive up to a whopping 20% off your purchases, free shipping to APO & FPO addresses AND cash back.  Plus Ebates will donate $25 to BSF for every new member who signs up. That’s what we call winning!


Working from Home- Makin’ it Work as a Milspouse

Virtual work is the future for military spouses. We move every few years, we live in remote places, we don’t always have the local “in” we need to get that perfect job and childcare? Forget it! See how four milspouses make virtual jobs work for them and their families.

Blue Star Families is Hiring!

Moved by those virtual jobs we were talking about? BSF has some jobs open. Apply here!

We Remember

September 11th is a day where we remember those who lost their lives on that tragic day in both the attacks and the rescue efforts. At Blue Star Families, we also take time to reflect on the lives that were impacted by that day through military service. Our thoughts are with all of you.

Another #bluestarsummer has Come and Gone!

Blue Star Families has wrapped up another fabulous Blue Star Summer! You visited over 2,000 Blue Star Museums, received thousands of free books, participated in Blue Star Parks programs from coast to coast, and played BINGO for prizes. You shared your adventures through Facebook and Instagram, and we had a grand time watching the summer roll out. Thank you for being a member of Blue Star Families.

Please help us plan the best Blue Star Summer program possible next year by taking this short survey. It should take no more than 10 minutes, and your feedback is critical for our team to create an even more memorable Blue Star Summer in 2019. Five randomly selected participants who complete the survey will receive a special gift card as a thank you.


Have You Heard About Our New Spouseforce Yet?

We’ve revamped the program. Milspouses have trouble finding work. We know this. We have the proof BSF has created a new tool called Spouseforce that takes the challenges we face and makes them visible. Spouses, input your experience and the conditions you need to work in and let employers find you. Read more about the program here, and then create your profile today.

Networks Live! On Demand

Upcoming events for September:

  • Tricare Changes: Making the Most of Your Benefits- September 12, 1 pm EST. Register here.
  • Sesame Street: In Communities- September 25, 3 pm EST. Register here.
  • Importance of Community with Melody Warnick and Tina Atherall- September 26, 1 pm EST. Register here.


  • Caregivers Training Webinar:
    • September 11 from 9 am – 1 pm EST or September 13 from 12 – 4 pm EST. Register here.
  • Caregivers Train the  Trainer Webinar:
    • September 17 from 10 – 11:30 am EST or September 19 from 2 – 3:30 pm EST. Register here.


Volunteer with Us!

We are always looking for dedicated volunteers. Think you want to get involved? We are especially looking for Social Media Coordinators in Fort Leonard Wood, Colorado Springs, El Paso, and Norfolk. Volunteer here.






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