Suits for Troops: 1/8/2017
Members of our local chapter were interviewed for the December 21, 2016 issue of the Woodmen Edition: the article addressed our support to each other and our community activities, with emphasis on the upcoming Suits for Troops on January 8th.
Fort Carson Mountain Mover: 12/2016
Our local chapter was recognized as a Fort Carson Mountain Mover in December 2016 for our previous Suits 4 Troops campaigns.
Suits for Troops: 8/2/2015
Our Chapter President, Terri Rocha, was interviewed with Eric Singer for Gazette's Friday Military Salute on 7/24/3015
Congressional Record - US Representative Scott Tipton, 12/7/2011
On December 7, 2011, Honorable Scott Tipton of Colorado paid tribute to and recognized Blue Star Mothers of America and its more than 225 local chapters across the country in order to thank these patriotic women form their commitment to serving the needs of America's military community.
Story by Brittney Hopper
Fox21 News 10/4/2009
Colorado Springs, CO -- Mothers who have a child serving in the military know first-hand how difficult the possibility of their child never returning is. And that's where Blue Star Moms come in.
Blue Star Moms meet once a month for two hours to talk about anything. They talk about the first day their child becomes a soldier to finding out that soldier is being deployed to fight in Iraq or Afghanistan.
These moms told FOX21 News they understand each other better than anyone else since they're going through the same struggles every day. You know I have friends and they just don't understand. But all these ladies in this room understand what I"m going through" said Carol Dial, Blue Star Mom.
Blue Star Moms also come up with ways to give back to the military by sending care packages and letters, and they help veterans who are readjusting to life after the military.
There are a lot of strong military parents in Colorado and we reach out to them and say, "Don't be alone, don't worry about your child without having someone else. We are here to help you," said Tari Cofield, Blue Star Mom. For more information on how you can become a member of Blue Star Mothers of America, log onto the Colorado chapter's Web site.
Military moms support troops and each other
Story by Jeannette Hynes
You may have seen the flag with the blue star and red border hanging from your neighbor's window. Inside that home is a mom or a family with a loved one serving in the military away from home. Sometimes, that loved one has died in combat.
Military moms in Colorado Springs decided it was time to get organized to help each other and their children serving overseas. In March, they started a chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America.
"We need to remind our community that they're out there. They're still out there, and that we care," says Carol Dial, mother of a 19-year-old son who is a Navy medic stationed in Japan.
"Right now, my kids are safe. I have two in the Army, but everybody else's aren't, so we can be strong at different times for one another," says Tari Cofield.
They share their experiences about how often they hear, or don't hear, from their children. They share news of grandchildren on the way, or a recent engagement. They also listen.
"Only a military mom knows how a military mom feels," says Dial.
The national nonprofit organization has been around since World War II, when those left behind during wartime were placed into service in hospitals, homeland security, and putting together care packages. Today, the organization has grown, and the mission remains the same: to be a service organization supporting each other and their children while promoting patriotism.
So far, this group has sent 50 care packages to troops serving in the Middle East, all with the help of community donations.
The Rampart Range Blue Star Mothers group meets the first Sunday of each month at the Panera Bread on Powers Boulevard at 2 p.m.
Blue Star Mothers introduce chapter
March 27, 2009 - 11:38pm
The first meeting of the newly formed Colorado Springs chapter of Blue Star Mothers will be held 2 p.m. April 5 at the Panera Bread on Powers Boulevard.
The group, which dates nationally back to 1942, "provides support for active duty service personnel, promotes patriotism, assists Veterans organizations, and (is) available to assist in homeland volunteer efforts to help our country remain strong."
Only mothers of active- duty military personnel or of honorably discharged veterans can hold office in the group, but everyone is welcome to attend meetings.