Hawaii – Army Community
Blue Star Card Program
The Family and MWR Blue Star Card is a discount and activities program for Army spouses and families of deployed, TDY and unaccompanied PCS Soldiers overseas for a period of 90 days or longer. The program is a joint effort of all Family and MWR facilities with the primary goal of supporting families and thanking them for the sacrifices that they go through as a spouse, son or daughter of a Soldier serving overseas. Family and MWR realize the difficulty of long-term separation and is committed to doing its best to make deployments, long TDYs and unaccompanied PCSs in Hawaii as pleasant an experience as possible.
Through Family and MWR and the Army Family Covenant, the Blue Star Card program is able to provide discounts at many Family and MWR facilities and extensive child care benefits through Child, Youth and School (CYS) Services, as well as special events and activities for families.
Events include monthly countdown parties and bus trips to local attractions. Cardholders are also provided specials at large Family and MWR events, such as meet and greets. These events allow for the unique camaraderie and support that is only found with others who truly understand what it means to have a loved one serving overseas.
Any Army spouse or family care plan provider of a deployed, TDY or unaccompanied PCSed Soldier overseas, for longer than 90 days, is eligible for a Blue Star Card, which can be used for the duration of the Soldier’s mission. Cards are issued as early as 30 days prior to the date on orders for combat deployment at Army Community Service on Schofield Barracks and Fort Shafter. Child care benefits carry over for 90 days after Soldier’s return.
For more information on the Blue Star Card program or to view the complete listing of benefits, visit www.bluestarcardhawaii.com, call 808-655-0111 or find us on Facebook.
(Discounts and activities are subject to change dependent upon funding availability.)