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"FlyerTalk Friday"

Fridays at 10:30 AM ET

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Please join Blue Star Families of Dayton & Southwestern Ohio's Chapter Director, Dr. Geri Maples, for in-depth live discussions with special guests from around the local area.  Military families and organizations are strongly encouraged to attend! All events are hosted virtually on our Facebook page


Friday, November 5th

10:30 AM ET

Special Guest Amanda Folks Military Spouse and Development Manager with ThanksUSA

Amanda Folks is a Program Director with a decade of experience in the military support nonprofit space. As the author and director for ThanksUSA’s Pathways for Patriots program, Amanda supports the academic and professional goals of military families worldwide. Her undergraduate and graduate work were both focused on family support programming, and she has been an educator in several settings. As the wife of an Air Force squadron commander and the mother of six military kids, Amanda considers military family supports her life’s mission. In her free time, she enjoys running, listening to podcasts, and watching University of Nebraska football.

An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any place where multiple people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, senior citizens and Guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable to the effects of COVID-19. 


We at Blue Star Families strive  to empower military families to thrive by connecting them with their civilian neighbors — both people and organizations — to create strong communities of support. As part of our core mission, Blue Star Families seeks to ensure military families experience a sense of belonging and welcome in the communities in which they live.  As a result, we are once again beginning to host in-person events and want to do so in a safe way that gives our members, staff, consultants, and volunteers confidence.

Register to attend today! As soon as you do, we'll activate your free Blue Star Families membership! The fun is just getting started as you'll soon access a number of benefits⁠—from more event invites to innovative programs, discounts from our amazing partners and supporters, and a greater sense of connectedness and support along your journey.

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