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Norfolk Naval Station Centennial The world’s largest naval station, Naval Station Norfolk, is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. The City of Norfolk and Naval Station Norfolk will spend the year highlighting the installation’s rich history and impact it has had on Hampton Roads, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Nation. More than 30 events will honor the past, celebrate the present and shape the future of Norfolk’s proud Navy tradition. Join in all the festivities. DATE EVENT LOCATION January 27 Virginia Arts Festival/Naval Station Norfolk Centennial Press Conference Virginia Arts Festival... read more

Virginia Beach Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K October 21, 2017 The Navy SEAL Foundation’s Virginia Beach Joggin' for Frogmen 5k will take place on Saturday, October 21st, at the Military Aviation Museum, 1341 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457. Inspired by US Navy SEALs (Frogmen), the Navy SEAL Foundation's Joggin' for Frogmen Race Series brings communities and families together to jog in honor of the Naval Special Warfare community and their families. Race categories include Adult Civilians, Adult Active Duty Military, and a Tadpole Trot (children 6 & Under). Registration prices vary by cate... read more

NATIONAL K9 VETERANS DAY March 13th recognizes National K9 Veterans Day. A lot of things changed after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. Oil, leather and rubber were rationed. Men were drafted. Women rolled up their sleeves and built war supplies. And dogs were called to duty. During the first world war, the United States took notice of the European use of canines as sentries, message carriers and several other functions. Dogs for Defense was a program initiated by a private citizen by the name of Mrs. Alene Erlanger. Along with the American Kennel Club and a handful of breeders, the group... read more

Seabees Commence 75th Anniversary Celebrations From 30th Naval Construction Regiment Public Affairs PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Seabees from around Naval Base Ventura County gathered at the Seabee Museum, Jan. 18, to kick off a series of celebrations throughout 2017 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the creation of the Naval Construction Force, March 5, 1942. The event also marked the start of celebrations recognizing the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Navy's Civil Engineer Corps, as well as the 175th Anniversary of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) this year. In a... read more