Join Blue Star Families for our 2013 Military Families Lifestyle Survey Findings Release and Panel Discussion.
Thursday, May 16
Capitol Visitor's Center
New York Times National Correspondent, veterans and military affairs editor Jim Dao will moderate this important discussion between Senator Barbara Boxer, Senator Richard Burr, Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Representative Sanford Bishop, Members of Congress, representatives from the Department of Defense, military families, concerned citizens and members of the media.
Seats are limited. Register by May 3.
At Blue Star Families our goal is to connect, support and empower military families. To further that goal, we frequently survey our members and other military families to hear your thoughts about military family issues and the resources most important to you.
In our 2009 survey, we discovered than more than 94% of military families feel that the general public does not understand or appreciate the sacrifices made by service members and their families. Yet military families are far more engaged in volunteer work in their communities than the general public, as we discovered in our 2010 survey. Military families understand the importance of community and service, perhaps because of the unique lives of service we all lead.
Our latest initiative, Blue Star Spouse Networks, is thriving. The Facebook-based groups for educators, health care workers and entrepreneurs are a space for spouses to network and mentor on a peer-to-peer basis. Check them out for yourself and watch milspouses in action!
We want to connect you to the resources that make your military family life more sustainable and ensure that military and civilian leaders hear your unfiltered voice on the issues most important to you.
If you have a military resource you would like to share, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.