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Blue Star Families Blog

So why do we blog?  We blog to tell our story but more importantly, we blog to tell your story. Our members, volunteers, friends in the military community, and partners do extraordinary things every single day and we are here to tell about it.  Check back often as we also share information about upcoming events, job opportunities and important updates to everything that impacts your life as a military family. 

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Living in Japan

A Quick Guide to Living in Mainland, Japan and Okinawa, Japan

Thirteen years ago I headed off on a plane, with a three month old baby, to join my husband in Yokosuka, Japan.  I had never even been out of the United Sta

When a military family is no longer a military family

My husband recently transitioned out of active duty and our family has now crossed over to the dark side (just kidding!) of civilian life.  It was a job tha

From the Summit

A young mom stood holding a 3-month-old baby in her arms as she discussed the challenges of leaving her job after giving birth.
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