Blog Posts tagged in "Military Family"

April is Month Of The Military Child! I love that we have a whole month dedicated to honoring our brave military children. Military Kids are courageous, resilient, and sacrifice so much. I also love that there are so many fantastic programs and non-profits now available for our military children. Below is a list of 25 different opportunities for your military kiddos that you may not have known about. Please help pass this post along to other military families so more and more families can be aware of some of the great programs out there for our brave Military Children. Military Programs & Non... read more

I love that we have an entire month to honor our Military Children. They are brave, resilient, and deserve to be celebrated not only for the month of April but every day! Below are just some of the celebrations, events, and offers in Hampton Roads to celebrate our #MilKids! Get out there and enjoy these fun events/offers, share them with military families you know, and tell your military kiddos how much you love them and appreciate all that they do! (1) Great annual event full of fun for our military kids!! **EVENT WAS LAST WEEKEND** Stop by and say hello to our partners: Kroger , McDonalds ,... read more

Make Memories All Year Now through May 31, 2016, Virginia residents pay for a day and get the rest of the year free.* Stroll through our historic gardens in the spring. Return for a summer evening to sip ale or root beer under the arbor at Chowning's Tavern. In the fall, join us as we fire up the kiln in the brickyard to bake bricks the 18th-century way. Come back in December for our Grand Illumination when we kick off the holiday season with fireworks, the lighting of the cressets, and a performance from our Fifes and Drums. No matter the time of year, there's always something new to discove... read more

SPOUSEBOX I am so excited to share this amazing company founded by two military spouses. If you are looking for the perfect gift for your spouse whether it be for the holiday season, birthday, or just because, keep reading! What is SpouseBox you might ask and why am I so excited? SpouseBox is a monthly subscription care package for and by military spouses! Discover amazing military community made products. We're the perfect gift to give yourself or a military spouse friend! What's in a SpouseBox? 5-7 handpicked goodies from brands you know and love AND military spouse and veteran made produ c... read more

EVENT INFO: Run for the Hills 5k/10k & Fun Fest October 17, 2015 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Warhill Sports Complex 4615 Opportunity Way Williamsburg, VA 23188 Event URL: http://www.beyondboobs.org/ fallfest/ Online Registration: https://runsignup.com/Race/ VA/Williamsburg/ RunForTheHills10K5K PRESENTED BY: Towne Bank ALL PROCEEDS GO TO: Beyond Boobs! ( www.beyondboobs.org ) EVENT DESCRIPTION: Please join us for the 2015 "Run for the Hills 5k/10k and Fun Fest", a fundraiser for “Beyond Boobs!”, on October 17, 2015 , at the Warhill Sports Complex in Williamsburg, Virginia. You can hit the trails fo... read more

One of the biggest challenges with PCSing as a military family is finding a quality school for your children. That is why MilitaryBridge is partnering up with fantastic schools in the area to help make your search for the perfect school a little bit easier. MB is proud to work with Rollingwood Academy and share their mission and services to the military community. If you are searching for a great preschool/kindergarten check Rollingwood Academy out, school is right around the corner! Rollingwood Academy's first day of school is September 8, 2015. ABOUT Rollingwood Academy : The foundation of ... read more

Come join in the fun Thursday August 20th, 3:30 till 7:30, at NAS Oceana Main Gate Park for MWR Family Fest. Inflatables, pony rides, hay rides, rock wall, carnival games plus much more! Live musical entertainment by "The Deloreans", a roving Magician, face painters, balloon artists and Astro DJ. "FREE" admittance to all military and their dependents, retired and active duty. Concessions sold at a minimal cost. The event is being held at the NASO Main Gate Park located at the entrance to NAS Oceana on Oceana Blvd. in Virginia Beach, gates open at 3:30pm. ... read more

FREE TICKET TO COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG FOR HAMPTON ROADS AREA RESIDENTS & MILITARY MEMBERS STATIONED HERE. Free Ticket August7–14 This summer, for one week only (August 7–14, 2015), we’re inviting residents of Williamsburg, James City County, York County, Gloucester County, Newport News, Poquoson, Hampton, Isle of Wight, Surry County, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach and Suffolk to experience all the Revolutionary City and Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg has to offer with one free Single-day Ticket.* Download this form from the CW website, print it, and bring it along with p... read more

Meet the Konikoff Dentistry Shore Drive Team (Pictured from left to right is Dr. Jackie Lanigan, Dr. Roberta Dobson and Dr. Vicky Throckmorton) We are located at 2829 Shore Drive, Virignia Beach, 757-333-6866 We accept most military insurance From AUGUST 1 - OCTOBER 1, 2015 NEW PATIENTS that make and keep an appointment before October 1.2015 will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. Valid for children or adults Learn more about Konikoff Dentistry and Konikoff Kids on MilitaryBridge! ... read more

Parents, mark your calendars for this awesome children's consignment event coming up July 22nd-25th Located at: Hampton Roads Academy 739 Academy Lane ~ Newport News *just off I-64 on Oyster Point Road Come see what everyone is talking about! We are more than just a sale~ we are an event! The best place to find quality children's clothing, gear and toys for a fraction of the retail price! Beach Bums is a place where moms, dads, grandparents, and local small business owners can come together to socialize, meet new friends and shop! We would love for you to be a part of our semi-annual consignm... read more

Looking for something FUN to do with Dad this Father's Day? Why not catch a movie and one of these specials just for Dad from Paragon Theaters. We are celebrating Father's Day weekend (Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21 ) with three special deals for Dads at Paragon City Center 12 , Neo Kitchen + Bar and My Pi Pizza . Paragon City Center 12 Theaters has tons of amenities to offer a fantastic movie going experience. Plus, they offer a great Everyday Military Discount. Learn more about Paragon Theaters amenities, current movies and their military discount on MilitaryBridge! ... read more

Sign Up For The 15th Annual 8K Mud Run DETAILS: August 8, 2015 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Race Expo: August 7th at The Westin Hotel, Town Center 12-7pm Race Day: Saturday, August 8th atJEB Little Creek base 8am-1pm, Do you have what it takes to conquer the most challenging 8K on the East Coast? The 15th Annual Armed Services YMCA Mud Run registration is open now! Includes a one mile mini Mud for children ages 5-12. Complete details can be found on the Mud Run website . JEB Little Cr Contact Chrystal Lewis 757-363-1884 x 308 chrystal.lewis@asymcahr.org Be Involved With Mud Run The Armed Services Y prov... read more

MILITARY KIDS' MAGAZINE HAS LAUNCHED! THE FIRST QUARTERLY MAGAZINE JUST FOR MILITARY KIDS. Their Story: Chameleon Kids was created by Amy and Janine, a teacher and a freelance writer, who wanted their kids to see the positive in their military lives. Everything they saw on the internet or in books about military families focused on the challenges of military life. Amy and Janine wanted their kids to see the happiness in meeting new people, experiencing different towns, and figuring out how to make the best out of difficult situations. In July 2014, Chameleon Kids was officially born. We love ... read more

Military Appreciation Offer From The Virginia Living Museum April 25-26th In Honor Of April Being Month Of The Military Child! April is month of the military child. I am so happy that there is a month dedicated to our military children. Miltary children are amazing, brave, resilient, and sacrifice so much. That is why I love that we have one whole month to honor these fantastic kiddos! One of my favorite places to visit The Virginia Living Museum will be honoring our military children in honor of April being month of the military child with a great offerwith tons of FUN! 1/2 PRICE for childre... read more

Make Memories All Year Pay for One Day, Get the Rest of the Year FREE March 20 through May 31, 2015, Virginia residents pay for a day and get the rest of the year free.* Stroll through our historic gardens in the spring. Return for a summer evening to sip ale or root beer under the arbor at Chowning's Tavern. In the fall, join us as we fire up the kiln in the brickyard to bake bricks the 18th-century way. Come back in December for our Grand Illumination when we kick off the holiday season with fireworks, the lighting of the cressets, and a performance from our Fifes and Drums. No matter the t... read more

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY COMING TO THE MARINERS' MUSEUMHOSTED BY THEUSO OF HRCVAPRIL 19, 2015! You don't want to miss this FUN event and opportunity to visit The Mariners' Museum one of the largest and most prestigious maritime museums in the world. The Event will feature face painting, arts and crafts. This will be a FULLDAY of FUN for all Military Families hosted by The USO of HRCV . Also, be sure to check out The Mariners' Museum and Park on MilitaryBridge to learn more about the museum and what it has to offer along with their Military Discounts on admission and membership. Please help S... read more

Exotic frogs exhibit opens March 14 at the Virginia Living Museum Explore TOAD-ally cool creatures and get eyeball to eyeball with live frogs from around the world in “Frogs: A Chorus of Colors” March 14 through Sept. 7 at the Virginia Living Museum. View more than 70 live frogs from across the globe, complete with their noisy croaks, yaps, chirps, whoops, snores and whistles, all housed in detailed habitats with rock ledges, live plants and waterfalls. Interactive games and displays help visitors of all ages have fun while exploring frogs’ biology and natural history, the roles they play in ... read more

Nominate Your Hero for the 2015 Heroes At Home (Military Spouse Awar ds) ! Join us in honoring the hardest working member of the military, the military spouse, for their strength, sacrifices, support for other military families and service to our community. Nominate a deserving military spouse for the 2015 Heroes At Home Military Spouse Awards at heroesathomeva.com. Deadline for entry is March 29 . All nominees will be honored at the 2015 Heroes at Home Spouse Appreciation Luncheon on May 7 ,where we will announce the finalists and the 2015 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year. By submi... read more

Looking for a fantastic photographer in Virginia? Well.....I've found one and she's absolutely fabulous! I thought I'd share my experience and brag on Memories By Mere, a fellow military spouse-owned business located in Hampton Roads. I had been putting off for months getting a professional photo taken of myself for my blog and realized that I can not put this off any longer. I was lucky enough to meet Meredith. I was impressed from the first moment I spoke with her and realized that this isn't just a pick an outfit, do the hair and make-up, and smile kind of experience. She spent a good 45 m... read more

On February 14, 2015 , there is a great event planned for military women at the University of Richmond. The day will include information about employment opportunities, health and beauty tutorials, as well as free evening gowns. The day will end with an evening concert featuring celebrity guests Ivan Ellis, Jenn Bostic, Mack Bailey, and Tonya Moore. Please help us spread the word about this special day! There is also a fantastic contest running with Bridal Guide Magazine and Boot Campaign. Military couples are welcome to enter to win a dream Southern wedding. PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELE... read more

Join the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for a FREE #MilSpouse event in Virginia Beach. The focus for this years Symposium is "Keeping A Career On The Move" (From the website ) The Event is Tuesday February 24, 2015 9am-2:30pm (registration opens at 8am) Location: The Westin Virginia Beach Town Center 4535 Commerce Street Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462 This event is free and open to all active duty, reserve, National Guard, retiree, veteran, and surviving military spouses, servicemembers, and veterans. Complimentary food, beverages and giveaways are included. MOAA Military Spo... read more

TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY EVENTS AROUND HAMPTON ROADS & RICHMOND! Here is a list of some of the great Holiday Events/Parades going on around town. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday Season! Hampton Roads Peninsula Area Holiday Events: Celebration in Lights , Virginia's first drive-through holiday light event, opens for its 22nd season on Thanksgiving night (November 27, 2014). Newport News Park will be transformed by over 800,000 individual lights creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes. This year's event will feature more "light tubes" which create the effect of falli... read more

Great PCS STORY of a husband surprising his wife and getting a big surprise of his own. This isa heartwarming story brought to you from the Automated Referral Housing Network (AHRN) all will enjoy. The story focuses on the challengesof PCSing. With every PCS comes the same stresses such as whereto live, will we rent or buy, packing up the furniture, moving the family, and so on. Once you finally get to your new duty station the next set of stresses occur such as unpacking your belongings and furniture, getting the family settled in a new community, making new friends, adjusting to a new schoo... read more

Another great Halloween opportunity from our partners at Virginia Air & Space Center Get your tickets now for this 23 year running Halloween Bash event coming October 25th. There will be loads of FUN and Activities. Plus, be sure to check out VASC on MB to see their great #militarydiscount offers ... read more

Military Family Festival is an annual event loaded with FUN for military families. This is an event you don't want to miss! The mission of the Military 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 e... read more

The Military Aviation Museum is home to one of the largest private collections of World War I and World War II era military aircraft in the world. Each has been beautifully restored to its prior military condition, using original parts whenever possible. Most of the planes are airworthy and flown at the museum during flight demonstrations and at air shows throughout the year. Military Aviation Museum presents our annual WWI Air Show Biplanes and Triplanes 2014 Centennial Celebration.. . 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War in Europe. Join us at this special Biplanes ... read more

Great Group Offer For MilitaryFamilies To See Sesame Street Live! About Sesame Street Live: Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance! featuring characters from children’s television hit, Sesame Street, arrives at the Ted Constant Convocation CenterFriday, Oct. 3 through Sunday, Oct. 5. Tickets to Sesame Street Live are priced at $15, $25, $35, and go on sale Wednesday, June 25 at 10 a.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.YnotTix.com, by dialing 877-Ynot-Tix, or at the Constant Center Box Office. Additional fees apply. For more information on groups, senior, student and military discounts, contact... read more

What a great opportunity for Active-Duty Military to see either Dustin Lynch or Uncle Kracker Live for FREE Plus Enjoy A Really Cool Event Full Of Fun Entertainment & Activities! What exactly is Cabin Fever Outdoor? The Cabin Fever event was designed by a group of experts looking to create an outdoor adventure that combines a fun, engaging environment with entertainment and experiences that achieve the goal of ‘accidental learning’ for event attendees. Our objective was to create a sharable experience that will ultimately arm attendees with skills that will make them more self-sufficient in t... read more

Neptune Festival Coming September 26th-September 28th The Virginia Beach Neptune Festival has evolved into one of the Country’s TOP 100 Festivals and TOP 10 on the East Coast. It has become a major visitor draw, filling the hotels at the Oceanfront and bringing thousands of local visitors to the Boardwalk. Heralded as the city’s largest and oldest event of its kind, it’s also one of the largest events in theCommonwealth of Virginia. There are 35+ EVENTS , which range from sporting activities such as golf, volleyball, tennis, Sandman Triathlon , 8K run and surfing competition to the art and cr... read more

Military Appreciation Day at The Virginia Zoois Sunday October 12, 2014 from 10am-4pm! This is such a wonderful event and opportunity for military families to spend a great day full of activities at the Virginia Zoo. Open to all Active Duty Military, Retirees, Reserve/National Guard, DoD Civilians and their eligible dependents with valid ID card. To receive a FREE goodie bag at the event click here to get your coupon. To learn more about The Virginia Zoo and Military Discounts they offer on admission and membership visit them on MilitaryBridge. To learn more about The USO of HRCV visit their ... read more

Welcome to the "World's Biggest Case Lot Sale" Stateside commissaries will be featuring a Commissary Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale over two or three days between Aug. 14 and Sept. 30. Click Here for a list of stores and their sale dates. You can also check the "Local Store Information" section on your commissary's store web page to see when your commissary has scheduled its Customer Appreciation Sale. You don't want to miss these Case Lot Sales, it's a great opportunity to SAVE! To learn more about the Commissary visit them on MB. ... read more

InfantSee4D is proudly considered the best in 3D/4D ultrasound among the VA, MD, DC & WV areas. From 3D/4D’s inception, we have provided tens of thousands of expectant families the unique and priceless opportunity of seeing their unborn baby in remarkable detail. InfantSee4D is most recognized for best customer service reviews, highly proficient technicians in 3D/4D imaging (producing unparalleled before & after comparison images), and continually investing in the safest, most cutting edge, state of the art equipment. This combination holds us to the highest level of standards, ensuring safet... read more

Welcome our New Partner Cupcake Castles Travel Company-Robyn Cockrell I am a Navy wife and a mother to two young boys. In almost 15 years, we've been stationed in California, Hawaii, Florida and now Virginia. Traveling and planning vacations are one of my passions. In college, I received my degree in Travel & Tourism and have since been working at a various travel agencies. Having been on at least 10 cruises myself and traveled to many countries all around the world, I feel like I have the passion and experience to plan your dream vacation whether it be a Disney one, a cruise or an all inclus... read more

Back-To-School Brigade ABOUT THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BRIGADE Operation Homefront begins our eighth season of Back-to-School Brigade ™, a nationwide school supply collection campaign. Dollar Tree will continue their role as our presenting sponsor by setting out collection barrels July 9 through August 15 at over 5,000 Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores. Dollar Tree patrons donated $4.78 million of school supplies last year, and we anticipate enthusiastic support again this year. The Back To School Brigade through Operation Homefront of the Virginias is now taking registration for families in need of scho... read more

Rita's Italian Iceis owned and operated in Hampton and Newport News by a USAF retiree and his wife. They are proud to serve the military community here in Hampton Roads by offering a variety of frozen treats including its famous Italian Ice, made fresh daily with real fruit, available in over sixty-fi ve flavors, Old-Fashioned Frozen Custard, Milkshakes, Sundaes, Light Custard, Frozen Custard Cakes, Custard Cookie Sandwiches made with OREO® or made withchocolate chip cookies, layered Gelati as well as its signature Misto® and Blendini® creations. Since 1984, “Ice, Custard, Happiness,” has bee... read more

Quest for Zoyo FroYo Gourmet Toppings Creates Nostalgia Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt Store Owner Explores Virginia’s Farm Land to Bring the Best Gourmet Toppings Traveling down on route 460 you can feel Virginia at its finest. Passing historic sites town after town excites me even more to reach my final destination. As I depart from Fort Lee and the Petersburg national battle site, history is already being told on my journey. Passing towns like Waverly, and signs that point to Surry and Jamestown I'm reminded just how old Virginia is. And just as I realize how old Virginia is, I also see how some... read more

MILITARY MISSION STATEMENT MONDAY'S FEATURED NON-PROFIT IS BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA! MISSION STATEMENT: Brides Across America's mission is to inspire and join our fellow American's in expressing gratitude and appreciation for our service men and women serving in our armed forces. Heidi Janson is the founder of Brides Across America, anational charitable organizationuniting military brides and bridal salonsacrossthe country for a common purpose by supporting ourtroops and their families. Growing up in thebridal industry, Heidi came across an articleabout a young soldier in Afghanistan who felt th... read more

Fun Event From Our Partners at Tucanos in Newport News! TUCANOS SOCCER SKILLS CONTEST FIFA 2014 World Cup is Going Brazilian; You Can Too! NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – (Press Release) One of the world’s most-watched sporting events – the 2014 FIFA World Cup of Soccer – is coming to a climax in Brazil next week. At Tucanos Brazilian Grill in Newport News,the World Cup celebration will culminate on Saturday, July 12 ( the day BEFORE Sunday's championship match). Tucanos will host a youth soccer goal-scoring contest near the City Center fountain at Oyster Point. Competitors in three age groups will vie f... read more

SUMMER CAMPS AT HAMPTON ROADS ACADEMY~OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!! Camp Highlights Join HRA’s Summer Programs for Scientific Fishing or the Virginia Rivers summer camps. Click here to learn more. It is time to Discover Summer at Hampton Roads Academy! Summer is on its way and HRA is thrilled to be able to offer an exciting variety of summer programs to the students (and adults!) of the Hampton Roads area! Our programs this year include past favorites, an active day camp, and a number of new selections that are sure to be a hit! Click here to register today! If you attended camp with us last year, you... read more

FREE MOVIES FOR KIDS STARTS JUNE 17TH AT PARAGON CITY CENTER 12 THEATERS! About Paragon City Center 12: Paragon Entertainment Holdings produces one of a kind entertainment destinations by utilizing the latest technology and providing superior amenities. We pride ourselves on offering luxury at affordable, typical movie theater prices. Paragon City Center amenities include: Leather Reclining Seats with Footrests and Tray Tables Two Extreme Screen Large Format Auditoriums Reserved Seating Digital Projection and Sound Beer, Wine & Expanded Food Offerings at Concession Free Diamond Rewards Loyalt... read more

Fun Event For Father's Day at The Peninsula Town Center in Hampton, Virginia! The Dads and Dudes Car Show is coming June 15th, 2014! Learn More About The Greene Turtle and their Military Discounts on MB! Learn More About Wounded Wear and their Mission on MB! Learn More About Peninsula Town Center ! ... read more

FATHER'S DAY OFFER FROM THE VIRGINIA ZOO! CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY WITH THE ZOO NORFOLK, Va. - The Virginia Zoo is celebrating Father's Day with discounts in the Zoo gift shop and free train rides for dads on Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, 2014 . "Fathers play a key role in providing for, protecting and educating the young in many animal species, and in human families, as well," said Greg Bockheim, the Virginia Zoo's executive director. "These discounts are our way of honoring fathers for everything they do." Fathers who bring proof of fatherhood -- a child of any age -- can enjoy discounts at ... read more

Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt in Suffolk, Virginia has a special offer lined up for Father's Day! Stop in and Dad's can enjoy a FREE cup of yogurt when coming into Zoyo's with your kids. If you have not been to Zoyo's yet Father's Day is the perfect day to give it a try. Located in the newly developed Harbour View shopping area in North Suffolk, Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt has the perfect treat for Hampton Roads. Perfectly located next to great lunch and dinner eatery’s, Zoyo will surely be the healthy treat to compliment your outing. Hampton Roads is home to thousands of our nation’s active duty and... read more

Presented B y June 6-8, 2014 Friday, June 6: Noon - 11pm (Parade of Sail) Saturday, June 7: Noon - 11 pm (Fireworks) Sunday , June 8: 10 am- 6 pm Free and Open to the Public! Launch your summer with the area's biggest dock party!! The Annual Norfolk Harborfest® is in Town Point Park along the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront. The Festival continues through the weekend with 3 full days of FREE, fresh, family-friendly FUN! For three memorable days, the Downtown Norfolk Waterfront transforms into an exciting playground for people of all ages. The historic waterfront festival offers a weekend packed w... read more

The Virginia Beach Patriotic Festival 2014 is almost here! Activities kick off May 30-June 1st! Hampton Roads, VA is home of the largest military bases in the USA. Virginia Beach, the largest resort city on the east coast is hosting The Patriotic Festival—A Military Celebration to honor our armed forces personnel and their families. PATRIOTIC FESTIVAL celebrates THE MILITARY at The Virginia Beach Oceanfront for three days of National Touring Artists Concerts, along with Military Display & Demos and a three day Oceanfront Air Show featuring The Blue Angels. Be a part of this salute to our troo... read more

Memorial Day: Top freebies for area military families by Nicole Paitsel, Savvy Shopper By Nicole Paitsel , npaitsel@dailypress.com 2:38 p.m. EDT , May 22, 2014 From free admission to Colonial Williamsburg to free wedding gowns, there is an abundance of free and heavily discounted offers for military families in Hampton Roads . Jennifer Borgstrom, founder of the website militarybridge.com , makes it her business to compile these deals on a daily basis. The National Guard wife launched her website in 2012 with a focus on Peninsula businesses. She has since expanded to include South Hampton Road... read more

WATER COUNTRY USA IN WILLIAMSBURG, VIRGINIA OPENS UP FULL TIME MAY 23RD AND THEY OFFER A GREAT MILITARY DISCOUNT, CHECK IT OUT!! Guests can dive into summertime fun at Water Country USA®, Virginia’s largest family water park. The park offers fun for the entire family with a 1950s and 60s surf theme, new resort-style amenities and more than 25 state-of-the-art water rides and attractions including Vanish Point® . The parks newest drop slide, inspired by the point on a wave where water and gravity form the perfect partnership, offers two wicked-wet ways to drop out of sight. Daring guests can s... read more

The USO Sesame Street Experience is Coming this April! BEGINNING APRIL 2012, the traveling Sesame Street/USO Experience for military families will head back to the United States reaching installations across the country. This ALL NEW, free show , exclusively for military children and their families, features Elmo and his friends Rosita, Cookie Monster, Grover, and their new friend Katie, a military kid who is moving to a new place. The tour is part of Sesame Street's Talk, Listen, Connect initiative for military families. This is a FREE event for military families and is on a first come, firs... read more

Pirates Invade Yorktown April 26/27 If you have not been to the Pirate Invasion before in Yorktown, I highly recommend it! It's a great time, all are in full costume, speaking the Pirate language, and the ships are awesome! Don't miss it! April 18, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-Press Release Pirate groups representing the accurate representation of seafaring life in the late 17 th and early 18 th centuries will embark upon Riverwalk Landing in Historic Yorktown on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a fun-filled mix of activities, pirate encampments, vendors and ... read more

Virginia Living Museum to celebrate Earth Day April 26 Watch the otter eat fishsicles and the red wolves play with mousesicles. Learn how to reduce your indoor and outdoor water use. Get free trees and canvas bags (while supplies last). See cars run on vegetable oil. Bring your smelly sneakers and used electronics to recycle. It’s all part of Earth Day celebration Saturday, April 26 at the Virginia Living Museum, Newport News. Visitors will learn ways to help the environment by reducing, reusing and recycling waste. And they can learn how to build, live and garden green as they explore the Go... read more

Zoyo Salutes our Military Children Growing up as a military dependant, life was never dull. Whether it was changing schools three times within a school year, learning to speak German while stationed in Germany, or sirens going off testing the readiness of my dad’s unit—life was exciting, and in a strange way…normal. I never thought that years later I would also join the service, and my daughter would also grow up with memories much like mine. April is the Month of the Military Child, and a proud one at that. In the Hampton Roads community you don’t have to look far to see the thousands of pro... read more

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation Honors the Military in May Posted on April 17, 2014 by Sarah Johnson of Tidewater Parent in Around Town , In the Spotlight , Things To Do (Virginia Beach, VA) – Celebrate May as National Military Appreciation Month with Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation! Individuals with a military ID, including active duty personnel, retirees and dependents, will enjoy special offers: Thank You Thursdays: Free admission to all Virginia Beach Recreation Centers eachThursdayin May; Free Fishin’ Fridays: Free admission to the Little Island Fishing Pier everyFridayin May; an... read more

Last year MilitaryBridge was a part of the first annual Peninsula Town Center and Hampton Military Affairs Committee Month of The Military Child Event . MB is really lookingforwardto being a part of this greatevent again April 26th. Thisis a wonderful day in celebration of all the sacrifices our military children make being a part of the military lifestyle. Military children are used to PCSing to new military communities and learning to make new friends while attending new schools. Military children also have to adjust to the frequent deployments of their mother or father sometimes going up t... read more

This Saturday April 19th, 2014The Virginia Zoo hosts"The Party For The Planet" Event! Party for the Planet 2014! A Celebration of Earth Day and Animal Enrichment The Virginia Zoo is hosting a Party for the Planet Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. It's a celebration of Earth and animals that will bring out your wild side, and provide information about conservation steps you can take to protect natural habitats locally and around the world. Activities and exhibits will include informational presentations, animal enrichment activities and crafts at the Zoo Event Pavilion. Watch keepers d... read more

Our partners at Pasha Mezze have a great line up of fantastic food for Easter Brunch! Pasha Mezze will be serving up Brunch Easter Weekend 10am-3pm April 19th-April 20th. Easter Brunch & Egg Hunt at Pasha Mezze ! Bring the kids for a fun filled Easter Egg hunt starting Sunday at 9:45 am - seating starts at 10am. *Celebrate Easter during our Saturday Brunch from 10am-3pm for 10% off with mention of this offer* ... My Vegan Sweet Tooth Easter Basket cupcakes available! Make your reservation early! Pasha Mezze offers an Everyday Military Discount! Pasha Mezzewould like to offer all of our friend... read more

Spring Has Sprung At Busch Gardens Williamsburg! Looking for some great fun this Spring Break....visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg! The weather is perfect and the deals are on fire! Current Busch Gardens Offers and Military Deals! There are several great offers going on right now at Busch Gardens Williamsburg that you don't want to miss out on! I have put together the list of current offers, to include the military discounted offers. If you have not experienced Busch Gardens before, it is a must visit! Not only is it the most beautiful theme park for years running, it offers something for ever... read more

PRESS RELEASE VIRGINIA ZOO! NEW AT THE ZOO: WALLABIES NORFOLK, Va. - Wallabies are now receiving visitors at the Virginia Zoo's Australia exhibit. "We had a unique opportunity to acquire wild wallabies from New Zealand, where they are not native and not welcome," said Greg Bockheim, the Zoo's executive director. "Now the wallabies have a new home, bringing valuable genetic diversity to populations in the U.S. and providing a fitting addition here, as we transition Australia to a walk-through exhibit." The Zoo's Australia exhibit is scheduled to become a walk-through habitat this summer, but t... read more

Fun opportunity from our partners at The Virginia Living Museum! Spring Break: A World of Wildlife Art April 8-10, 2014 The art of Charley Harper and the museum's newest exhibit BEGUILED BY THE WILD (March15- April 27) will provide the inspiration for budding wildlife artists. We'll use a variety of mediums and live animal models to portray our natural world. Date: April 8-10 ... Ages: 6-8 Time: 9:30am-noon Cost: Members $65, non-members $80, price includes a $15 supply fee. For more information or to make a reservation, call the Reservations Coordinator, at 757-595-9135, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m... read more

Sneak Peek: Bunnyville at MacArthur Center From our Guest Blogger Tidewater Parent Open March 28 - April 19 Posted on March 27, 2014 by Sarah Johnson in Slideshow , Things To Do , Top Stories Open March 28 - April 19 Today my family had the pleasure of previewing Bunnyville at MacArthur Center ! Officially opening to the public on March 28th, this charming backdrop features a Hoppin’ Fresh Bakery, Hare Salon, 24 Carrot Bank and Bunny House! My three kids had the best time exploring this Easter Bunny’s city and walked around in awe of all it had to offer. The friendly and inviting staff helped... read more

MilitaryBridge is partnered with The Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. The VLM is a must visit and a great place to visit over and over again with all of the great events and activities. Virginia’s Animal Attraction Virginia’s natural heritage is the star at the Virginia Living Museum in Newport News. See endangered red wolves, bald eagles and a loggerhead sea turtle. Touch live spider crabs and fossilized dinosaur tracks. Living exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea. Hands-on activities, an observatory, state-of-the-art digital planetarium, outdoor b... read more

MilitaryBridge is proud to partner up with Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt in Suffolk! Zoyo's is a Veteran-Owned Business and they are proud to offer a 10% Military Discount which includes EMT, Police, and Firefighters plus other great specials! Located in the newly developed Harbour View shopping area in North Suffolk, Zoyo Neighborhood Yogurt has the perfect treat for Hampton Roads. Perfectly located next to great lunch and dinner eatery’s, Zoyo will surely be the healthy treat to compliment your outing. Hampton Roads is home to thousands of our nation’s active duty and Veteran military, including... read more

Great post from our Guest Blogger Partners Tidewater Parent . Tidewater Parent is featuring a Guest Blogger Post from Autumn Schacht, a Hampton Roads military spouse sharing her story of foster care and adoption. An Unexpected Journey: A Glimpse into the World of Foster Care By Autumn Schacht Posted on March 24, 2014 by Sarah Johnson in Front Page , Highlights , Kid Health + Safety , Other Topics , Parenting , Top Stories By Autumn Schacht They say that there are thousands of children in the state of Virginia waiting for their forever homes. What they don’t say is that most of these children ... read more

Who doesn't love Roller Skating! I remember growing up in the 80s (I realize I am dating myselft here!) Roller Skating was all the rage! It offered a great place to hang out with friends and family and get a little exercise too! Well, you can still enjoy the fun of the Roller Rink here in Hampton Roads! MilitaryBridge is proud to partner with Peninsula Family Skating Center in Newport News, Virginia a great placeoffering fun for all ages young or old! Below, you'll find some information on Peninsula Family Skating Center. They have so much to offer from skating, to birthday parties, to Zumba,... read more

MilitaryBridge is proud to partner up with Wyshmoor Interiors in sharing their great service and military discounts! Susan has exceptional knowledge of Interior Design from her experiences internationally and locally. She understands the struggles of making a home a home when you are a military family on the move. That is why she is honored to offer a discount off her services so she can help make transitions to your new home or apartment a little easier and make it feel like a home whether it's for 1 year or 3 years. Learn more about what Susan has to offer below, and if you have ever consid... read more

NEW MILITARY DISCOUNTS AND OFFERS FROM OUR PARTNERS AT REBOUNDERZ INDOOR TRAMPOLINE ARENA! If you have not been to an Indoor Trampoline Arena it is a must! Rebounderz offers fun for adults and children, it's a blast! The mission at Rebounderz is to explore the creation of unique extreme fun , to provide new stimulating activities for everyone, and to boldly go where no one has gone before! Rebounderz is dedicated to providing a safe, exciting and fun environment for friends and families to enjoy together. The Newport News, Virginia location is a 35,000 square foot state of the art family ente... read more

BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSURG OPENS THISSUNDAY MARCH 16TH! There are several great offers going on right now at Busch Gardens Williamsburg that you don't want to miss out on! I have put together the list of current offers, to include the military discounted offers. If you have not experienced Busch Gardens before, it is a must visit! Not only is it the most beautiful theme park for years running, it offers something for everyone. Whether you love the thrill of roller coasters or something for the kiddos, BG has it all. Below check out some of the great savings being offered and be sure to take ad... read more

MilitaryBridge is proud to share a great Guest Blog Post from our friends at MilitaryDisneyTips.com We hope that you find this to be helpful in planning your next military discounted Disney trip! Please be sure to share this great resource with your friends! Many Disney Military Discounts are available Imagine waking up in the middle of the Magic that is a Disney vacation! The life of a military family contains many challenges that their civilian counterparts never have to deal with. Challenges like long or multiple deployments, remote tours, and constant PCSing and the issues that causes eve... read more

Sittercity is the leading online childcare solution, connecting families nationwide with babysitters and nannies that meet their unique needs. We are the largest and most trusted source for families to find local in-home caregivers quickly and easily. Every three seconds, we connect a family and a caregiver. The Department of Defense provides fully paid memberships to Sittercity forArmy, Marines, Navy, and Air Force families including active duty, Reserve, Guard, and surviving spouses. Over 100,000 military families have found the caregiver that best meets their families changing needs throug... read more

Modern Maternity located in the The Shops at Hilltop East is the One-Stop Mom Shop for all of your pregnancy, mommy, infant, family gift and clothing necessities! Modern Maternity is a business dedicated to helping you with all of your special needs throughout your unforgettable experience of pregnancy. Our specialized services cover areas that we feel best emphasize the most important aspects of preparation and execution of having a baby. We are a one-of-a-kind service that looks to create a lasting relationship with mommies and their "little ones." Our services include Belly Casting , Baby ... read more

Mariners’ Museum marks 152 nd anniversary of Ironclad Battle NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – One hundred and fifty-two years ago, on March 8 and 9, 1862 , the great naval conflict of The American Civil War raged in the body of water known as Hampton Roads. On March 8, the CSS Virginia laid waste to the wooden-hulled Union Navy. On March 9, the USS Monitor arrived in Hampton Roads, and the first meeting of ironclad ships in battle commenced. Four and a half hours later, the battle ended in a draw. But there was a clear winner in iron vs. wood, and warship designs changed forever with the Monitor ’s gun tu... read more

Free Entrance Days in the National Park *Information is from the U.S. National Park Service Website* http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm America's Best Idea - the national parks - is even better when it's free! Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free * dates in 2014: Arches National Park is a red rock wonderland with amazing landscapes of contrasting colors, landforms, and textures unlike any other in the world. Photo by Jacob W. Frank January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 15-17 Presidents Day weekend April 19-20 opening weekend of National Park Week August 25 Nation... read more

The USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia Gala Event is February 8th, 2014! The Gala 2014 – Tickets Join us for an evening of refinement as we pay tribute to our Fallen Heroes and their Families. Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Drive, Hampton, VA 23666 Please call 757-604-1915 for ticket information. Ticket prices: E7/Dependent and Below -$75/person E8/Dependents and Above – $100/person Civilians and Retired Military – $125/person All ticket prices include Cocktail Hour, Dinner and Open Bar. To Register: Dear Valued Supporters, Thank... read more

**SPECIAL MILITARY DISCOUNT FOR MB FOLLOWERS FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY AT SIMPLY STORAGE VIRGINIA BEACH! T he Resident managers at Simply Storage in Virginia Beach are a retired Navy family and they know first hand the way of military life. Simply Storage of Virginia Beach is offering a Military Special for the month of February of 50% OFF YOUR 1ST MONTH RENT if you rent in February and mention you saw this DEAL on MilitaryBridge. Simply Storage VA Beach offers an Everyday MILITARY DISCOUNT of 15% off your rent PLUS a FREE Move In Truck! Please help spread the word about this great deal if yo... read more

HAMPTON ROADS ACADEMY OPEN HOUSE JANUARY 26, 2014 MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND JOIN Hampton Roads Academy Sunday January 26th for an OPEN HOUSE from 2-4pm where you can discover the Peninsula’s top independent, college-preparatory co-ed day school. Meet current parents, students, faculty and a dministrators & learn about Hampton Roads Academy’s Continued tradition of: • Continued tradition of 100 percent college acceptance • Small class sizes • The Four A’s: Academics, Athletics, Arts and Atmosphere! • New state-of-the-art science laboratories • New Early Childhood Learning Wing Now Enrolling Pre-... read more

How many of you have thought about a membership to a warehouse club? Now is your opportunity! Sam's Club of Newport News has an Open House (no membership card required) 1/18/2014 for one day only to give people an opportunity to JOIN and SAVE at Sam's Club ! Not only is Sam's Club known for great products and savings butSam's Clubs Nationwide also offer a great Military Special Offer for military members when you JOIN or RENEW you receive a $15 gift card (with a military id). ... read more

The much anticipated Busch Gardens Christmas Town Deal is finally here just in time to kick off their daily operation schedule starting Friday, December 13 and runs through December 31, 2013. If you have not visited Busch Gardens Christmas Town it is a must see for the Holidays! Here is some background on what you can expect to see at Christmas Town: Busch Gardens® Christmas Town™ celebrates the most wonderful time of the year. Since its debut in 2009, families have grown up with Christmas Town’s blanket of six-million glittering lights, breathtaking shows and traditional Christmas culinary d... read more

Many of us Love to shop at Old Navy! Old Navy used to offer a Military Monday 10% Discount but Virginia Old Navy stores have decided to ramp it up and now Military Members can enjoy that 10% Military Discount Everyday! Old NAVY OLD NAVY IS PROUD TO SUPPORTMILITARY MEMBERS!! As a way to say "Thank You" for your service and dedication to our country, Old Navywould like to offer a 10%MILITARY DISCOUNTEVERYDAY offyour entire purchasewith MilitaryID. This offer is valid for all Virginia Old Navy Locations only. (Offer valid for all eligible Active, Retired and Reserve US Military Personnel and Fam... read more

Omni Financial Military loans to all ranks for all reasons When you need extra money, for whatever reason, Omni Military Loans® is here for you. For over half a century we have helped active duty members of the United States armed forces around the world obtain the financing they require. At Omni Military Loans®, service members are treated like family. As one of the leading providers of personal loans for the military, we can get you the money you need for paying bills, car repairs, travel or vacation, furniture, home repairs or anything else! Obtaining military loans has never been easier. ... read more

TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY EVENTS AROUND HAMPTON ROADS & RICHMOND! Here is a list of some of the great Holiday Events going on around town. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday Season! Hampton Roads Peninsula Area Holiday Events: Celebration in Lights , Virginia’s first drive-through holiday light event, opens for its 21st season on Thanksgiving night (November 28, 2013). Newport News Park will be transformed by over 800,000 individual lights creating animated holiday and fanciful scenes. This year’s event will feature more “light tubes” which create the effect of falling snow,... read more

MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEKEND at The Mariners' Museum and Park November 9-11, 2013! About The Mariners' Museum and Park: The Mariners’ Museum , located in Newport News, VA is one of the largest and most prestigious maritime museums in the world and has been designated by Congress as America’s National Maritime Museum. The collection of over 35,000 artifacts include miniature ship models, scrimshaw, maritime paintings, decorative arts, carved figureheads, working steam engines and much more. The museum is situated on within a 550-acre park that is the nation’s largest privately-owned and maint... read more

The much anticipated event is almost here! After being re-scheduled due to weather tomorrow, Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 10AM to 4PM! is The USO of HRCV and The Virginia Zoo Military Appreciation Day ! Free admission with your valid military ID card for Active Duty, Retiree, Reserve/National Guard, DoD Civilians, and their eligible dependents . Join the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia asthey pay tribute to our service men and women and their families in our community. Food, fun and games for the entire family! Also, be sure to check out there special giveaway for our fans on Soc... read more

Welcome to the first MilitaryBridge Blog Post! I hope that what we share on the MB Blog is helpful and meaningful in your life as a military member, dependent, or veteran. I would like to start our MB blog with a brief introduction of myself, Jennifer Borgstrom,the founder of MilitaryBridge , and why I started my company back in May 2012. I feel very fortunate to call myself a military spouse. Through my experience as a military spouse and now military family, I learned that there are many rewarding and challenging aspects in being a part of the military community. There are manyrewards to mi... read more