Alameda County Blue Star Moms

  HONORING THOSE WHO SERVE, YESTERDAY, TODAY, ALWAYS!

Who We Are

 

 

Mission Statement

Alameda County Blue Star Moms, Chapter CA23 provides tangible support to all Military Personnel and their families.  From Active Duty, Deployed, National Guard, Reserve, Veteran and Fallen; we assist in any way that we can to show our continued Respect and Admiration by doing what is necessary and within our power to help support our Soldiers, their families with their needs.  Alameda County Blue Star Moms honor the sacrifices that military families have made and continue to make and ensure that we will assist them with their needs through support, education and friendship.

FREMONT: Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month

Veterans Hall

37154 Second St., Fremont, CA

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Excluding Holidays

 PROUDLY SERVING ALAMEDA COUNTY CITIES OF SAN LEANDRO/SAN LORENZO/CASTRO VALLEY

CHERRYLAND/HAYWARD/FREMONT/NEWARK/UNION CITY/SUNOL

Not in our area? Please visit our national organizations website, the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. at:

http://www.bluestarmothers.org/

      

Greetings!  On behalf of Blue Star Mothers everywhere, we would like to welcome you as you begin your journey as a military parent!  The road chosen by our children can be a rocky one at times, which is why we have chosen to begin this group.  We are here to support you, the military parent and military family in any way that we can, and to assist you in understanding the path that your child has chosen to follow.  We want to assure you that you do not walk alone.

Mothers have volunteered throughout the tough times of all military conflicts. We have worked in hospitals, train stations, packed care packages for soldiers and were an integral working part of homeland security during times of war. The organization waned in size over the years but has held together by mothers showing pride in both their children and country. In recent times we have began to grow in strength.  Mothers once again hang the Blue Star flag in their windows at home proclaiming pride in the fact that we have children protecting our freedom.

Our local group consists of Blue Star Moms, Dads, Siblings, Extended Family such as Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, Friends and interested Community Members.  Each of us has someone we know, love and cherish who has pledged an oath to our Country by serving in the Military, and in turn, we support them in their decision as well as offering support for each other. While we do encourage the local community to attend and assist at our meetings, we would appreciate a notification of your attending to allow us to make time on our agenda for you.  Those who are not members are asked to listen and learn more about who we are and what we do to be able to know our members better, then at the end of the meeting ask questions about what they like to learn more about. 

On this site, you will find important information to assist you in understanding the military way of life.  Whether it be with basic training information, deployment and what to expect, Veteran's information, or local contacts, we will try to provide you with answers to questions that all parents have regarding their child's decision to join up and fall in.

 We are a non-profit, service organization.  We volunteer our time to raise public awareness of our Troop's needs, we raise the funds necessary to further our goals of meeting these needs and we work with the local community to ensure that all are aware of the importance of this task.  In addition, we work with the families of those in the military by offering moral support to each other, by sending care packages overseas, as well as cards, letters and more. 

In addition to the care packages, cards and letters, we attend deployment ceremonies, re-deployment ceremonies, homecomings, and burials.  We offer our gratitude to those serving and show our respect to those who have fallen as well as to their families for their sacrifice.

Our soldiers are our children, we do what we can, by all means possible, to ensure that they know they have not been forgotten.  Yesterday, Today and Always, we support our Troops.

 

Please follow all OPSEC (Operations Security) measures by refraining from posting personal information such as home addresses, Troop movements, names or ranks of military members, APO or FPO addresses or any other items that may be considered Classified Information.  If you are unsure, then please do not post the information.

 Are you a Military Parent or Spouse?  You can contact us directly at fremontbsm@yahoo.com

If you are an interested community member and would like to be an associate member of Alameda County Blue Star Moms please email us at fremontbsm@yahoo.com.

 

Blue Star Mothers

A Mother or Stepmother (before the child was of the age of 13) or a woman who has acted  in loco parentis  (in place of the parent) who has a son or daughter who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. Services included are the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserve Units, and the Merchant Marines. There is a $20 yearly membership fee for Mothers.

Blue Star Dads

Blue Star Dads is in the process of reorganization. Dads we need you!! Until Dads are reorganized they should apply as an associate member. We do have Blue Star Dad Pins.

A Father or Step Father (before the child was of the age of 13) or acted in loco parentis (in place of the parent), who has a son or daughter who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. Services included are the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserve Units, and the Merchant Marines. There is no fee to be a Blue Star Dad member.

Blue Star Associates

A spouse, sister, brother, grandparent, aunt, uncle, cousin, or friend of someone who is serving, or has been honorably discharged from the Armed Forces of the United States. Services included are the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Reserve Units, and the Merchant Marines.  There is no fee to be an Associate member.

The Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. is authorized by the U.S. Code: Title 36; Section 943, as of January 26, 1998.

To join or to volunteer with our organization please contact us directly at  fremontbsm@yahoo.com.  Donations are greatly appreciated and will be accepted through paypal or you can send your donation to us directly at: ACBSM, P.O. Box 2006, Fremont, CA 94536-0006.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Aug 6 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 9 at 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Saturday, Aug 16 at 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug 20 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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