The Bridge

The 2019 program is open! Submit your applicationONLINE (new this year) no later than February 15, 2019. Now entering its 19th year, Fisher House Foundation's program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. The Scholarships for Military Children Program for the 2019-20 school year application process is now open! At least one scholarship worth $2,000 will be awarded at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. Who Can Apply for... read more

December 24, 2018: Approximately 8:30pm; Here are some quotes from around my house: “Thank God they finally went to sleep.” “Is this everything or are we missing a bag?” “Are you sure Santa has to wrap all these presents?” “Are we sure we got the kids enough?” “Holy crap we spent too much money! These kids are spoiled.” “Grab the damn elf and send him back to the North Pole. Four weeks of moving him around is exhausting! I never thought I would ever say this but thank God for Etsy.” “Move out of the way so I can take a picture to Snap…should I post this or is it too much?” “We are never going... read more

Earlier this month, the Walmart Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to Texas-based Operation Homefront for their Critical Financial Assistance program. The grant will provide financial assistance to military families experiencing financial crises. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services throughout the year to help prevent short-term challenges from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. The funding from the Walmart Foundation will serve approximately 300 families and help cover critical needs for military... read more

How are we surviving our latest PCS? Boy oh boy. It’s been the most interesting one for sure, but in a nutshell, we haven’t totally flipped our wigs yet. We’ve been close, but everyone is still alive and functioning. Every day I remind myself that we are just out here living and SURVIVING A PCS LIKE A BOSS! Let me start with Carlos. #TeamCarlos left the island before any of us. He flew the friendly skies with Delta Airlines and spent a month with my in-laws. Dude is still acting like he’s at his grandparents’ house. They allowed him to sit on the furniture or in their laps and do pretty much ... read more

Nauticus is one of our most favorite places to visit in Hampton Roads. There is no better time to check out Nauticus for the first time or stop back again for Holiday Fun! There are lots of great events upcoming. If your looking for something fun to do this holiday season with family and friends stop by for Dickens' Christmas Towne or one of the events below. December 26. Super Hero Day at Nauticus. Meet Marvel Super Heroes Captain America (11am-1pm) and Black Panther (2-4 pm). Nauticus admission fee includes entrance to Dickens’ Christmas Towne. December 27. Princess and Pirate Day. Free adm... read more