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Joint Statement on the 4+1 Commitment

December 6, 2023

Today, we — Eric Eversole, president of Hiring Our Heroes, and Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families — join together with private and public sector partners to solve the long-standing crisis in military spouse unemployment.

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Blue Star Families & Hiring Our Heroes launch the 4+1 Commitment (Video Replay)

December 6, 2023

Blue Star Families and Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) convened to announce the launch of the 4+1 Commitment: The Formula for Military Spouse Success, a first-of-its-kind, nationwide effort to tackle the 21% unemployment rate among military spouses. View event video replay here.

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Statement from Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet in Response to Release of Military Promotions Block

December 5, 2023

Blue Star Families calls on Senate leaders to immediately bring to an end all remaining military holds unrelated to their qualifications for promotion or command, and to establish failsafe processes to keep this from happening again.

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Senate Statement from Military and Veteran Support Organizations on Promotion Block

October 12, 2023

As we watch events around the world unfold, it is more important than ever that we have senior leaders in place who are equipped and authorized to provide the best advice and make the best decisions on behalf of the United States. Here is the letter to Senators calling for an end to the promotion blockade.

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The Home Depot Launches Military Moving Hub to Support Military Relocations

May 16, 2024

In honor of Armed Forces Day, The Home Depot launched a new Military Moving hub designed to offer information tailored to military families to learn how to save time and money on their next Personally Procured Move (PPM), including a downloadable permanent change of station (PCS) checklist and more to the hundreds of thousands of active-duty military families who relocate every year.

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White Oak Members Call on Congress to Improve Lives of Military Families

May 14, 2024

The Honorable Mike Johnson Speaker United States House of Representatives The Honorable Charles Schumer Majority Leader United States Senate The Honorable Hakeem Jeffries Minority Leader United States House of Representatives The Honorable Mitch McConnell Minority Leader United States Senate   Dear Speaker Johnson, Minority Leader Jeffries, Majority Leader Schumer, and Minority Leader McConnell: We, the…

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Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet Praises House Quality of Life Panel for Support of Military Families

April 11, 2024

Blue Star Families’ co-founder and CEO, Kathy Roth-Douquet, commended the efforts of the House Armed Services Committee Quality of Life Panel in its unwavering support for military families during a press conference alongside bipartisan members of the House Armed Services Committee Quality of Life Panel on April 11, 2024.

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Blue Star Families to Present Findings on Current State of Military Families to For Country Caucus

April 10, 2024

Blue Star Families, the largest national nonprofit dedicated to supporting military and Veteran families and strengthening communities, will present its latest findings on the challenges faced by the military community to members of the For Country Caucus on Wednesday, April 10th at 12:15 PM ET on Capitol Hill.

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Blue Star Families Announces Transition of Missouri Chapter to Blue Star Outpost — Increasing Efforts Under the Do Your Part Initiative with the Quality of Life Panel

April 8, 2024

Blue Star Families (BSF) announced today the transition of the Missouri Chapter to a Blue Star Outpost under the Do Your Part initiative made possible by the generosity of craig newmark philanthropies.

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Blue Star Families Announces First Wave of Blue Star Outposts

March 19, 2024

Blue Star Families announced the opening of applications for the first wave of Blue Star Outposts today. Many of the locations are in congressional districts represented by the 13 House Armed Services Committee Quality of Life Panel members.

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Blue Star Families CEO Kathy Roth-Douquet challenges iconic American brands to join Do Your Part to support military families

March 11, 2024

Roth-Douquet spoke at the Leadership in Brand Innovators Summit at SXSW in Austin, Texas today, issuing a compelling challenge to iconic American brands, calling on them to join the Do Your Part initiative to support military families.

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“Seeking improved quality of life for Veterans” – Testimony of Kathy Roth-Douquet

March 6, 2024

Kathy Roth-Douquet, CEO of Blue Star Families provides testimony before a Joint Hearing of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs.

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T-Mobile Bolsters Support for Military Spouse Employment: Meet Trang

March 1, 2024

Embracing the Blue Star Families & Hiring Our Heroes 4+1 Commitment to military spouse success, T-Mobile leads the charge in prioritizing the hiring of our military-connected community, and here’s an example of how.

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Starbucks Continues Promise Under Blue Star Families’ Do Your Part Movement at Fort Liberty

February 28, 2024

Blue Star Families, Starbucks, and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service are proud to announce the recognition of the first-ever licensed Starbucks Military Family Store on a military installation at Ft. Liberty, North Carolina.

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