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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

The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia with the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk present 2017 Military Appreciation Day! WHEN: Oct 8th, 2017 10:00 AM EDT (1000Q) WHERE: Virginia Zoo 3500 Granby St, Norfolk, VA 23504 This great partnership with the Virginia Zoo, allows us to provide FREE ADMISSION to Active Duty Military, Retired, National Guard, Reserves, and dependents. This is a fun day for military families that all ages can enjoy. We will have children’s games, giveaways, inflatables, face painting, and maybe one of your favorite super heroes! Stay tuned for more information!! Oct 8th, 2017... read more

We are excited to share this powerful upcoming documentary film "Unforgotten 24", to be released on Veterans Day, November 11, 2017 directed by Jeremy Doublestein and produced by Life is My Movie Entertainment. Unforgotten 24 is the story of one man’s fight to ensure his fallen childhood friend received the Medal of Honor and how that fifty year long battle lead to twenty-four other servicemen receiving their proper recognition. It is the single largest group of service members to be awarded the Medal of Honor since World War II. MORE ABOUT UNFORGOTTEN 24 In 2014, twenty-four servicemen were ... read more

JUNIOR ENLISTED MILITARY FAMILIES TO BE HONORED FOR VOLUNTEERISM The Armed Services YMCA will host the 23rd Annual Five Star Military Family Recognition Luncheon on Friday, November3rd at the Westin Virginia Beach . Several Hampton Roads businesses and community supporters generously contribute to this event each year. November is National Military Family Month and the Armed Services YMCA honors one Hampton Roads junior enlisted family from each of the five military branches of service that best represents a commitment to serving others through volunteerism . Each family is formally honored a... read more

HAPPY 227TH BIRTHDAY U. S. COAST GUARD HISTORY The United States Coast Guard , one of the country's five armed services, is a unique agency of the federal government. We trace our history to 4 August 1790, when the first Congress authorized the construction of ten vessels to enforce tariff and trade laws and to prevent smuggling. Known variously through the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries as the Revenue Marine and the Revenue Cutter Service, we expanded in size and responsibilities as the nation grew. The service received its present name in 1915 under an act of Congress when the Rev... read more