The mission of the Military Family Festival is to provide our local military families with a day of appreciation and fun sponsored by our local business partners, while also staging the largest resource fair in the region geared toward the needs of military families. Each October the festival vibrates with the fun of a new kid-friendly theme while our vendors have as much Halloween candy and treats for the kids as their tables can hold. The event welcomes a crowd of thousands eager to have a fun, safe, and wholesome family day focused on their unique culture. The 2017 Military Family Festival... read more
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United States Postal Service is Making it Easier to Support the Troops this Holiday Season The U.S. Postal Service is offering discounted shipping of presents and cards to military members this holiday season. The postal service justrolled several discounts for family members and loved ones of service members. Among other benefits, those sending packages in the largest priority mail boxes would receive a discounted price of $17.35 These flat rate boxes are free at local post offices or can be purchased online here . Since Priority Mail supplies are the packaging of choice for families prepari... read more
Children’s Museum of Virginia to Host 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Day In celebration of the U.S. Navy in Hampton Roads, the Children’s Museum of Virginia will host their 2nd Annual Military Appreciation Day on October 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum will offer a discounted $5 admission for active duty members, Department of Defense civilians, and their families (with valid I.D., children under 2 are free), as well offer a 20% discount in the museum gift shop during the event. They will extend a 15% discount on membership to military families. This offer is not valid with any other ... read more
This is sure to be a magical experience for military daughters. This is the first time Operation That's My Dress will come to Hampton Roads. It isAll for FREE in true USO tradition, they will walk with a designer dress worth hundreds to thousands of dollars, and bags of makeup, hair and skin care products, and jewelry. That’s an experience that will last a lifetime. Please help spread the word on this once in a lifetime opportunity so military families find out about this wonderful day of pampering for our military daughters. USO Operation That’s My Dress Brings Day of Fashion to Military Tee... read more
The Troopster Story and How You Can Help Deployed Military Members This Holiday Season About Troopster Troopster was founded Thanksgiving Day 2015, by current active duty Navy Petty Officer Chelsea Mandello.Troopster is a website that provides personalized military care packages as well as donation packages to troops who are deployed or stationed from home. A simple and easy way to send a care package to a loved one serving overseas, families and friends can add photos, letters, games, snacks, toiletries and can even make special requests for additional items that might not be available on th... read more