Blue Star Families Community Connection

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  • 1.  Any big changes coming for your family this year?

    Posted 10 days ago

    It's 2023, and with a new year comes new friends, new stories, and exciting opportunities. And we're right here with you for the journey. What are you most excited about this year?


    Do you have a PCS coming up? Making a career change? Looking to connect with military families in your community?



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    Faith Janes
    Blue Star Families Staff
    Digital Transformation Senior Project Manager
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  • 2.  RE: Any big changes coming for your family this year?

    Posted 10 days ago
    2023 is a HUGE year for our family! My husband is retiring from the Army and our daughter is graduating from high school.

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    Kimberly Bacso
    Blue Star Families Staff
    Seattle, WA Office
    kbacso@bluestarfam.org
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  • 3.  RE: Any big changes coming for your family this year?

    Posted 9 days ago
    Wow, Kimberly! Those ARE some huge, exciting events for your family. Do you think you'll stay put after your husband retires, or do you have a chance at one final move?

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    Faith Janes
    Blue Star Families Staff
    Digital Transformation Senior Project Manager
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  • 4.  RE: Any big changes coming for your family this year?

    Posted 8 days ago
    @Faith Janes, we'll stay put until summer so we can finish out our lease and then we'll move. But it won't necessarily be our forever home just yet. We would love to live close to our daughter after she graduates from college . . . if she settles. She starts nursing school in the fall and the Army is a career option she's considering. All the moving pieces! ​

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    Kimberly Bacso
    Blue Star Families Staff
    Seattle, WA Office
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  • 5.  RE: Any big changes coming for your family this year?

    Posted 9 days ago
    I'm hoping to stand up the Blue Star Outdoors program here in El Paso. There are so many wonderful outdoor spaces and the weather stays relatively nice year round. It could be a great way to engage families. We are starting in February. Wish me luck!

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    Adriene Engstrom
    Blue Star Families Staff
    El Paso, TX Office
    aengstrom@bluestarfam.org
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  • 6.  RE: Any big changes coming for your family this year?

    Posted 9 days ago
    Oh that sounds like a FUN kind of busy! I can't wait to hear more. What kinds of activities do you have in mind?

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    Faith Janes
    Blue Star Families Staff
    Digital Transformation Senior Project Manager
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  • 7.  RE: Any big changes coming for your family this year?

    Posted 3 days ago
    I am most looking forward to homecoming and making it through our first deployment!!

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    Brittany McNally
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