Blue Star Families is a familiar name in the military community — they have made a global impact on military families around the world since their founding in 2009 by a group of military spouses. Their efforts to ensure servicemembers are empowered with the support they need to thrive is just one of the important reasons AAFMAA is proud to be a part of Blue Star Welcome Week, in recognition of the approximately 600,000 active-duty and transitioning military families who move to new communities each year. From September 23 to October 1, military and Veteran families can get to know their communities better, meet their neighbors, and feel a sense of belonging in their new homes.
Blue Star Families and its partners invite members of the greater community across the country and throughout the world to get involved and help welcome new military families to your local neighborhood. Or, if you’re settling into a new location you can attend a Welcome Week Event yourself.
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About Blue Star Families
Blue Star Families was founded by military spouses in 2009 to empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their neighbors — individuals and organizations — for mutual support. Their groundbreaking research has raised the nation's awareness of the unique challenges of military family life. With the help of neighbors across the country, Blue Star Families is helping families to overcome the isolation and alienation of frequent moves, deployments, and more through a variety of innovative programs. With more than 150,000 members in the Blue Star Families network, including in chapters and communities all over the world, their efforts touch more than 1.5 million military family members every year.
This article was originally published September 15, 2021.