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Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire
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BSMs of New Hampshire is an organization consisting of any military branch family member and friends supporting all branches of the military

In Remembrance

We wish to remember and extend our deepest sympathies to all Gold Star Families. May we always remember those who gave all for our country.




VA Medical Center ~ Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans' benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department's employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation's veterans deserve no less.

Manchester VA Medical Center
718 Smyth Road
Manchester, NH 03104


White River Junction, VT VA Medical Center
215 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05009
802-295-9363 | 866-687-8387

To find other
VA Facilities in NH
To find other VA Facilities in VT

Vet Center ~ Vet Centers were intended to serve as entry points for disenfranchised veterans in need of VA health care, as well as to provide readjustment counseling, job counseling, benefits counseling, referrals to community services, and other services as needed in particular localities.  Additionally and by design, most Vet Center staff are veterans themselves and serve as counselors and role models to veterans-in-need.  Immediate family members of eligible veterans are also eligible for certain Vet Center mental health services.

Manchester Vet Center
Center103 Liberty St.
Manchester, NH 03104
Phone: (603)-668-7060   

Fax: (603)-666-7404

White River Junction Vet Center
222 Holiday Drive, GIlman Office, Bldg. 2
White River Junction, VT 05001
Phone: 802-295-2908
Fax: 802-296-3653

To find other Vet Center Facilities in NH

To find other Vet Center Facilities in VT

US Department of Veterans Affiairs

State of NH Resource list ~ When soldiers are deployed, their lives-- as well as the lives of those around them-- are forever changed. Families, friends and communities are left to carry on while our service men and women defend our country. They need our support . This site provides a collection of links to information resources and services for families and friends of deployed soldiers.

American Red Cross ~ Service to the Armed Forces, Keeping Pace with the Changing Military.The American Red Cross links members of the U.S. Armed Forces with their families during a crisis.  Twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year, the Red Cross quickly sends emergency communications to deployed service members on behalf of their family.  Military members can have peace of mind knowing that when they are on a mission, in training or stationed far from home-and leaving cell phones and emails behind-they are still connected to home.

Contacting the Red Cross

American Red Cross
Albany, NY - Emergency Communication Services
Toll-free: 1-888-737-4306 

When calling the Red Cross to send an emergency message to a family member, it is helpful to have the following information:

Service member’s:

  • Full Name
  • Rank/Rating
  • Branch of Service
  • Social Security Number
  • Military Address


Military is provided by the Department of Defense at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve (regardless of activation status) and their families. It is a virtual extension of installation services. Visit Military OneSource today at or call 1-800-342-9647.
Army ~ Army OneSource is a single web portal providing important, credible and up-to-date information in one location for Army Soldiers and Family Members to access at any time of day, regardless of component or geographical location.

Operation Care for Troops ~ Began as a family effort to provide needed supplies to family members and their fellow soldiers serving in Afghanistan. 

OCT continues to supply deployed military personnel with requested and needed items that will make their job a little easier. 

We have expanded our mission to include the local children in both Iraq and Afghanistan. We send new school supplies, toys and outerwear to villages where the children have never had a school or where the schools have been destroyed.

Now, thanks to our servicemen and women, and the Coalition Forces those local children can enjoy the long awaited privilege of attending school.


NEW! Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program

Funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs, this statewide initiative will provide 300 low-income veteran households throughout NH with access to the resources necessary to end or prevent homelessness through case management and subsidies that enable the veteran household to gain or maintain their housing. Contact Us for more information.

Cate Sementa, MMHC, SSVF Program Manager
Harbor Homes, Inc.
45 High Street, Nashua, NH 03060
603-769-9666 cell
603-546-4018 SSVF Secure Fax ~ Blue Star Banners and Merchandise

Operation Shoebox ~ Operation Shoebox was founded in 2003 to send support over to our men and women deployed out side of the USA to help raise their morale and let them know they are cared about. We accomplish our mission with care packages, letters, and bulk shipping of items that can be beneficial to them during their deployment. Our Organization is composed of over 1300 dedicated volunteers in three locations and also volunteers all across the USA that assist in accomplishing our mission. Without the support of these dedicated people we would not be able to accomplish what we do.

Easter Seals

Easter Seals Veterans Count and the Military and Veteran Services ensures New Hampshire's veterans, service members and their families receive exceptional services maximizing their quality of life in recognition of their service and sacrifice for the community.

Military News

Supporting Our Deployed Soldiers

Resources For Military and Their Families

Phone Numbers

  • Deployment Health Support Hotline 1-800-497-6261

  • Army Family Assistance Hotline 1-800-833-6622

  • Army Reservist Hotline 1-800-318-5298

  • National Guard 1-888-777-7731

  • Marine Corps Community Service Center 1-800-336-4663

  • Air Force 1-866-299-0596

  • Navy 1-800-372-5463

  • Coast Guard 1-800-872-4957

  • Military Severely Injured Joint Operations Center 1-888-336-4663
    (this has been created out of several organizations to help a returning warrior not fall through the cracks. It is available 24 hours a day.)

  • VA's Office of Readjustment Counseling 1-202-273-9116

  • Military Courtesy Room

  • Bagdad, Iraq Weather

  • Kabul, Afghanistan Weather

Armed Services 

Random Quote 

The mothers and fathers of America will give you their sons and daughters...with the confidence in you that you will not needlessly waste their lives. And you dare not. That's the burden the mantle of leadership places upon you. You could be the person who gives the orders that will bring about the deaths of thousands and thousands of young men and women. It is an awesome responsibility. You cannot fail. You dare not fail...

~General H. Norman Schwarzkopf

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Links to our tribute sites for the fallen for political purposes is strictly forbidden.  The Blue Star Mothers of New Hampshire and the Blue Star Mothers of America, Inc. are a non-partisan, non-political organization. We do not support any political candidate nor do we endorse any religious organization. The military represents all aspects of America as does our organization. Links to our website do not represent an endorsement.
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