Blue Star Card

Hours of Operation

Monday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Contact

919 Humphreys Rd.
Bldg. 572 Room 211
Google Map

Tel:
+1 (808) 655-0111

Military DSN Tel:
(315)655-0111

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The Blue Star Card Program is a Family and MWR discount and activity program for spouses and families of Army Soldiers deployed, extended overseas TDY and on unaccompanied PCS assignments.

Why do we do it?
Family and MWR recognizes the sacrifices families of Soldiers make every day. We provide the Blue Star Card Program in appreciation of their selfless service to the Army Community and to demonstrate our commitment to providing quality programs and services for a quality life.

Eligibility and Registration

Eligibility Requirements

  • Blue Star Cards are issued to spouses of Army Active Duty/Reserve/National Guard Soldiers or DA Civilian on orders overseas for an extended period of time including deployment, unaccompanied PCS and TDY.
  • Cards can be issued as early as 30 days prior to the date on the Soldier’s orders or anytime throughout the mission.
  • Cards are valid from the day the Soldier leaves until the day he or she returns.
  • Spouses, dual military Families and Family Care Plan Providers are eligible for the program.
  • The Blue Star Card is accepted at all Army Hawaii installations including Fort Shafter, Pililaau Army Recreation Center, Schofield Barracks, Tripler Army Medical Center and Wheeler Army Air Field.

Registration

To get your card please download and print out the instructions and application form.

Please read the instructions thoroughly and fill out the application properly. You will need to take all your required paperwork to one of the following Army Community Service (ACS) locations:

Schofield Barracks
Bldg. 2091
Phone: +1 (808)655-4ACS (4227)

ACS Hours
Monday thru Friday 7:30 a.m. to  4:30 p.m.

If these times do not work for you, call +1 (808)655-0002 and we will schedule a time to accommodate your needs.

Benefits and Discounts

Everyday Cardholder Benefits

  • 10% off at Nehelani, Hale Ikena, Kolekole Bar & Grill, Mulligan's and Leilehua Grill
  • 10% off bowling fees and snack bar items at the Army Bowling Centers
  • 10% off green fees at Army Golf Courses
  • 10% off craft classes at the Arts and Crafts Centers
  • 10% discount for any checkout at Outdoor Recreation
  • 10% discount for monthly Pool passes
  • 12 free days of pet care, with a limit of 2 kennel days a month, provided by Family and MWR Pet Kennel along with 10% off the regular boarding fee
  • Check out 4 DVDs or CDs instead of 3 at the Family and MWR libraries
  • Free story-time taping on DVD at the Family and MWR libraries

Everyday Childcare Benefits

Childcare benefits vary depending on type/length of orders. To take advantage of these benefits, visit your nearest Parent Central Services office or call +1 (808)655-8380 (Schofield Barracks) or +1 (808)833-5393 (AMR).

Combat Deployed

89 days or less (benefits received through the duration), 90-179 days (benefits recevied up to 30 before and 30 days following), 180 days+ (benefits received up to 30 before and 90 days following).

  • 20% off CYSS full and part time care
  • 16 hours per month per child free hourly care from CYS (for children 6 weeks - 12 years).

Overseas PCS Unaccompanied Tour or Rotational Forces (To Pacific and Europe Regions)

Childcare benefits can be received up to 30 days before Soldier deploys and extend up to 30 days following their return.
 
  • 16 hours per month per child free hourly care from CYS (for children 6 weeks - 12 years).

Non-Contingency Operations (Humanitarian Assistance)

90-179 days (benefits received through the duration), 180 days+ (benefits received up to 30 before and 30 days following).

  • 16 hour per month per child free hourly care from CYS (for children 6 weeks - 12 years).


Island Palms Communities also offers residents additional special programs. Please visit your community center for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for a Card?
Spouses of Army Active Duty/Reserve/National Guard Soldiers or DA Civilian on orders overseas for an extended period of time including deployment, unaccompanied PCS and TDY.

*Childcare benefits may vary depending on type/length of orders. Please call +1(808)655-0002 or check out the benefits information section.

What is a Blue Star Card?
A discount and activities program intended to enhance the well being of families during the stressful time of separation from your Soldier.

Where can I use my Card?
Blue Star Cards are accepted at many of the Family and MWR facilities and special events on Oahu Army installations.

When can I use my Card?
Your Blue Star card will be valid for the duration of your separation from your Soldier. Also, for Families of combat deployed Soldiers, certain childcare benefits extend to 90 days following their return.

How do I get a Blue Star Card?
Please read the following instructions and complete the application. 
Download Application
You will then need to bring the application and paperwork to ACS to process.

For deploying Soldiers, if you are still awaiting orders you may come and register one month prior to your Soldier’s departure. ACS will verify deploying status.

Why should I get a Card?
The Blue Star Card offers you many discounts for Family and MWR events, facilities, and childcare.  It is Family and MWR’s way to give you a break and support during this stressful time.