Blog Posts tagged in "MilitaryBridge"

Fall is one of my most favorite times of year. I love the changing leaves, cooler temps, bonfires, and the thrills of Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream. Kicking off September 23-October 29, 2017. Fill fall days with family fun and nights with fright at Busch Gardens®, select dates Sept. 23 - Oct. 29, 2017. Kid-friendly rides are open for families during the day, but at night Busch Gardens becomes home to a host of creepy creatures that wait for unsuspecting victims. Fear abounds with elaborate haunted houses, immersive themed Terror-tories™, challenging escape rooms and darkly entertaining shows. B... read more

We are proud to share the launch of Talk to the Teacher, a new ebook by our friendMeg Flanagan, the founder of MilKids Ed. Meg understands the struggles that military families often face when moving to new communities and schools every couple of years. She wanted to create this resource to help families achieve their best at every new duty station. What parents need to know when they talk to their child’s teacher New e-book is a resource for every school situation Military families move every 2.5 years on average. Every 2-3 years, military families walk into brand new schools across the world... read more

Our friends at VetSource wants to work with you! Join the IVMF, #Walmart and the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business for #VetSource on Sept. 20 in #Norfolk to network with veteran-owned businesses and other procurement professionals. Learn more and register on their website at ivmf.syracuse.edu/vetsource . This is definitely worth taking a day off for. Walmart and the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business Host VetSource Event to Boost Business Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs The first-of-its-kind event will connect veteran, military and military spouse business owners to Fortune 500 c... read more

2018 Military Child of the Year® Award Honoring military kids! Operation Homefront's annual awards recognize six outstanding young people ages 13 to 18. Each of them represent a branch of the armed forces for their scholarship, volunteerism, leadership, extracurricular involvement, and other criteria while facing the challenges of military family life. There is a seventh award for a young person age 13-18. This award is the Military Child of the Year Award for Innovation® presented by Booz Allen Hamilton. With a new invention, improvement to existing technology, creation of a new nonprofit or... read more

The Best and Worst of Hill Air Force Base We never wanted or expected to live in Utah. It was a culture shock, but we made the best of it, as military families have to do. We lived there for four years. My husband deployed a few months after we arrived. On our anniversary. I spent the first winter of my life alone with four kids. Our cat died and the basement flooded while he was deployed. The Best of Hill AFB Outdoors Activities We’re not so much into winter, but I hear the skiing is wonderful. I did like how sunny winters are and it doesn’t feel very cold. We enjoyed hiking, fishing, and ca... read more

We would like to welcome Smile Doctors Braces to MilitaryBridge. What we love about Smile Doctors.....they are located near several military installations, they have fantastic reviews from their clients, 4.9 stars out of 562 reviews and they LOVE to serve the military community. About Smile Doctors It is our mission to brighten futures through authentic smiles throughout our community. We provide all our past, current, and future patients with the ultimate patient experience. At each Smile Doctors location, our patients experience quality care from an energetic team within an atmosphere of ce... 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

Suicide Prevention Resources: Read Them, Share Them Posted by DCoE Public Affairs on September 1, 2017 Graphic courtesy of Military Health System September is recognized as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in the Defense Department, and also in mental health communities worldwide. At the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) our mission is to bring the military community resources on psychological health and traumatic brain injury prevention and treatment, which ultimately helps in the battle against suicide. We know that one of the keys to... read more

Florida Navy Bases Prepare for Irma Story Number: NNS170906-11 Release Date: 9/6/2017 2:36:00 PM From Navy Region Southeast Public Affairs JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (NNS) -- Navy installations throughout Florida are preparing for heavy weather as Hurricane Irma approaches South Florida. Commander, Navy Region Southeast, Rear Adm. Bette Bolivar, directed the evacuation of non-essential personnel and family members from Naval Air Station Key West, Florida, Sept. 5. "Their safety and security is a top priority," Bolivar said. Approximately 50-60 mission essential personnel are remaining behind to maint... read more

I'm wiped out this week. I think I do too much and then when I get sick, I still do too much and do not recover as quickly (i.e. immediately) as I would like. My kids are driving me crazy with their constant need for food, attention and air. I've almost hit "googling mental health clinics in my area" status. I have talked to other moms at the gym this week and I feel that alot of us are in the same boat. Summer camps are winding down, back to school shopping posters are bombarding us, and soon, I will be gently scrolling through everybody's "BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTO 2017-18" on Facebook. But this... read more

Ah, the joys of back-to-school chaos. The simplicity of summer has come to an end and the hustle and bustle of a brand-new school year has set in. As much as the promise of a new teacher and classroom full of potential friends excites our kids, it can also cause them a lot of anxiety. Let’s be honest, back-to-school season can cause military moms a lot of anxiety, too. Whether you and your family relocated to a new base or your kids are just trying to get back into the swing of things, back-to-school madness can put a lot of pressure on military families. Here are tips to make the beginning o... 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

2017 NAS Oceana Air Show NAS Oceana Air Show Presenting Sponsor USAA The men and women of Naval Air Station Oceana are busily planning 2017 NAS Oceana Air Show and are very excited to once again open their base up to the public on Saturday and Sunday, September 16th & 17th, 2017. This year the NAS Oceana Air Show is pleased to present the United States Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team along with a host of thrilling military and civilian performances. We’re especially pleased to dedicate our show to the service and sacrifice of our Navy Families, so please join is as we “Honor the ... read more

Navy Rings In Recognition For America's Fallen Heroes Story Number: NNS170828-10Release Date: 8/28/2017 3:24:00 PM By Stephanie Hunter, Commander, Navy Installations Command Navy Gold Star Program (Photo courtesy of Navy.mil) WASHINGTON (NNS) -- On Sept. 21, Navy installations will participate in the second annual Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremony to honor those who died while on active duty. For centuries bells have been used by the Navy for timekeeping, safety, communication, to sound alarms, in ceremonies and to signal the presence of VIPs. During Bells Across Americ... read more

US Navy Recovers Remaining USS John S. McCain Sailors aboard Ship Story Number: NNS170827-04Release Date: 8/27/2017 8:57:00 PM A A A Email this story to a friend Print this story From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs (Photo Courtesy of U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs) CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore (NNS) -- U.S. Navy and Marine Corps divers have now recovered the remains of all ten USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors. The fallen Sailors are: - Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley, 31, from Amazonia, Missouri - Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez... 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 at... read more

US Navy Identifies Second Deceased USS John S. McCain Sailor Story Number: NNS170825-01Release Date: 8/25/2017 7:32:00 AM From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore (NNS) -- U.S Navy and Marine Corps divers recovered and identified remains of 26-year-old USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailor, Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon, of Connecticut, Aug. 24. More divers and equipment arrived overnight to continue search and recovery operations for eight missing Sailors inside flooded compartments of the ship. Earlier Thursday, divers recovered the rema... read more

I’m a big supporter of the military community (in case you haven’t noticed) 😉. In college, my dorm was filled with the best Army girlfriends as my BFFs, thanks to my proximity to Fort Drum (yes, I survived years of those winters and don’t wish them upon anyone!). As I graduated, my closest friends in every city I moved to were military spouses (you can’t have a better friend than a milspouse!). So, when my career became revolved around assisting military community business owners and companies with their marketing and social media (get your free guide to social media for the military communit... read more

The Best and Worst of Hickam AFB You either love Hawai’i or you don’t love Hawai’i. I knew people who resented not having cooler weather or who didn’t like sand or beaches. What?! We were surprised to get stationed there for three years. Living in Hawai’i isn’t the same as a vacation there. But every single day, there’s a rainbow! We lived on base. My son was born in Hawaii. We loved it and the kids still call it home. We long to go back! I couldn’t limit my list to just 10 items! Best of Hickham AFB 1. Beaches All beaches are open to the public. We love the beach life! About the Author: Jenn... read more

Story Number: NNS170824-08Release Date: 8/24/2017 9:11:00 AM From U.S. 7th Fleet Public Affairs (Press Release) (Image courtesy of U.S. Navy) CHANGI NAVAL BASE, Republic of Singapore (NNS) -- After more than 80 hours of multinational search efforts, the U.S. Navy suspended search and rescue efforts for missing USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) Sailors in an approximately 2,100-square mile area east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore. Ten Sailors went missing following a collision between the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer and the Liberian-flagged merchant vessel Alnic MC Aug. 21.... read more

Families decide to homeschool their children for so many different reasons: academics, extra-curricular activities, special needs, allergies, religion, and more all bring families to the decision to homeschool. Who homeschools? Homeschooling families are as diverse as our United States military families! According to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), in 2012, there were an estimated 1.8 million homeschooled students in the United States, and those numbers are increasing! Many families homeschool temporarily for various reasons and some families are in it for the long haul. ... read more

Support the Military Community In Hampton Roads & Support Your Local USO By Sponsoring Their Path of Patriots Support the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia by sponsoring our Path of Patriots with a donation of $100 or more. Honor a loved one for his or her service in our armed forces, or show our troops that you have their back! Sponsors of our Path of Patriots can submit a picture of themselves, or a loved one, as well as one line of text to be printed on signage, and placed along the cart path. Sponsors of our Path of Patriots will be listed in our Golf Classic program. When: Septem... read more

ATTENTION BUSINESS-MINDED MILSPOS! Just because you missed the early bird window doesn’t mean you’re out of luck! Discounted tickets to @MilspoProject’s #MilspoCON2017 are available through August 15. This limited ticket conference and retreat will take place October 5-6, 2017 in Wilmington, NC and is perfect for those who are new to running their own business, those new to milspouse life, and/or those looking to discover entrepreneurship as an employment answer to their constantly relocated lives! Conference details and tickets available at: https://www.classy.org/wilmington/events/milspocon... 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

JUST ANNOUNCED: MILSPOCON 2017! Military spouses looking to grow a successful, rewarding, and creative business or career should hit @MilspoProject’s #MilspoCON2017. Explore what is possible in your personal and professional lives during a 2-day conference and retreat in Wilmington, NC on October 5-6, 2017. This limited ticket event is perfect for those who are new to running their own business, those new to milspouse life, and/or those looking to discover entrepreneurship. EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICING available through July 31! Only 100 tickets available to this conference, get yours today at h... read more

I showed up to my gym for my group workout with a pounding headache that my 1 small cup of coffee couldn’t even touch. I look up to the board for the the list of activities and I smirk when i see jumping jacks to start the day. “GREAT”, I thought, “I love jumping around….” sarcastically muttering while trying to keep my thoughts to myself. With nowhere else to go, I start in with the workout- that was when I think “I probably should have gone to the bathroom before this, oh wait a sec, I did go, I should be good. Nope. Not good. Not good at all.” I muddle through the rest of the set and thank... read more

How To Prepare for Warrant Officer Basic Course (WOBC) From the moment we received notice that Logan had been selected to become a warrant officer, we were excited! Who wouldn’t be? What we weren’t thinking about was how much money we were about to shell out in preparation for Warrant Officer Basic Course or WOBC (pronounced Wo-Bic) and what it would entail. Logan did know that he needed to be in great shape for the course, but that was about it, and there are typically only a few short months between the time you find out you’ve been selected and the beginning of the course. As the start of ... read more

We love Seaworld Parks & Entertainment's commitment to the Military Community through their Waves of Honor Program offering Free Admission to their everyday Military Discount Program. We are excited to share that Seaworld San Diego just announced One limited-time, complimentary admission to SeaWorld San Diego per active duty & veteran service member and up to 3 guests for a limited time. This is great news! This is a Sponsored Blog Post. ACTIVE DUTY WAVES OF HONOR - SEAWORLD SAN DIEGO OFFER Free Admission for Active Duty Military and Families For your service and sacrifice, we thank and salut... read more

Many businesses love to show their Military Appreciation through a Military Monday Discount. Here is our list of 7 great spotsoffering a Military Monday Military Discount in Hampton Roads! (1) The Melting Pot Peninsula MILITARY MONDAYS AT THE MELTING POT PENINSULA! The Melting Pot Peninsula is Proud to Support the Military Community by offering a 20% military discount off regularly priced menu items. This offer does not apply to alcohol or any promotions and can't be combined with any other discount. Must have a reservation and mention "Military Monday" when placing the reservation. LEARN MOR... read more

Dell Military Loves to Support the Military Community in Offering a Fantastic Military Discount & Specials! Dell Military has increased their everyday 10% Military Discount to 15% off for Fourth of July! Check out Dell Military's Other Specials in Honor of Fourth of July Think you’re a serious gamer? Visit www.battlefy.com/branchbattle to register your team for Branch Battle 2017 presented by Alienware, a military only CounterStrike: GO tournament. Alienware is giving away $15K to United States military personnel including $1K to the winner from each base and $5K to the tournament grand champ... read more

Looking for a great spot to Celebrate Independence Day? Tucanos Brazilian Grill not only has amazing food with something for everyone.....they also have a fantastic offer for Fourth of July. ABOUT TUCANOS BRAZILIAN GRILL Tucanosoffers CHURRASCO (shoe-HAS-ko) style dining, where fresh meats and vegetables are grilled and brought directly to your table by our meat servers. While your Tucanos Cue remains green side up, our meat servers will continue to bring fresh selection of meats and vegetables to your table. When you have finished or would like a break, simply turn your Tucanos Cue red side ... read more

As the holidays come and go throughout the year, we know how to support our troops. The routine is established and the major celebrations are taken care of. The lone warriors are adopted for a Thanksgiving meal. Christmas means cookie drives and big unit parties. Deployments equal a rally cry for care packages. A big breakfast is arranged for Easter, with an egg hunt for all the kids. It’s easy to volunteer for functions and make an impact during big seasons. But there is a whole other year full of days where often service members are standing alone. Perhaps they are experiencing their first ... read more

ABOUT THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BRIGADE Operation Homefront begins their eleventh season of Back-to-School Brigade ™, a nationwide school supply collection campaign. Operation Homefront is happy to announce the start of their Back-to-School Brigade where they provide backpacks and free school supplies to military families. There are over 50 locations for official events.Last year, Operation Homefrontdistributed more than 25,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to military kids across the country. Dollar Tree joins them again as theirpresenting sponsor for the eighth year by setting out collecti... read more

Looking For Summer Fun That Won't Break The Bank? SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is Proud to Support the Military Community through their Waves of Honor Program Offering Free Admission One Time Per Year! Waves of Honor This program offers any active duty military, reservist or National Guardsman ONE FREE ADMISSION each yearand up to three direct dependents .to either Busch GardensWilliamsburg , Busch Gardens Tampa , Sesame Place , SeaWorld San Antonio , SeaWorld San Diego , SeaWorld Orlando .THESE OFFERS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE PARK and military verification is through Troop ID. Click the li... read more

HAPPY 242nd ARMY BIRTHDAY! Two hundred forty-two years ago, our nation's leaders established the Continental Army. Today, the Army is the strategic landpower of the joint force; called upon to prevent, shape, and win against our adversaries. The U.S. Army's 242nd Birthday is June 14, 2017, a day we celebrate the Total Army Force comprised of multi-component Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians and their contributions to national defense. The American Soldier trains, deploys, engages, and destroys enemies of the United States in combat operations as the world's premier land force. The... read more

Americans observe Flag Day each year on June 14, the day when the Continental Congress first issued the U.S. Flag in 1777. Our American Flag is such a beautiful sight to see, fly it high and proud everyday! The History Of Flag Day The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars ... read more

"Allegiant Honors" Program Supports U.S. Military & Veterans With Select Free Services (PRESS RELEASE) CHARLOTTE, N.C. May 25, 2017-- Allegiant (NASDAQ: ALGT) today announced Allegiant Honors - a special program to support and thank U.S. active duty military and veterans for their service with select free services. The program was unveiled with a special announcement at Circle K Speed Street presented by Coca-Cola, in conjunction with NASCAR Salutes Refreshed by Coca-Cola, NASCAR’s program paying tribute to our troops. Speed Street attendees may visit the Allegiant booth for information and g... read more

ENTER BY JUNE 30th! ABOUT SAMUELS JEWELERS Serving generations of happy clients for over 125 years, Samuels continues to pride itself on marking life’s greatest moments. Regardless of whether you're looking for bridal, diamond, fashion or men’s collections, we create our own jewelry to be unique, yet affordable. Our dedication to providing superior value through innovation, creativity, and personal attention will create the unparalleled jewelry shopping experience you are looking for. MILITARY DISCOUNT PROGRAM Samuels Jewelers is Proud to Offer a Military Discount! We appreciate the military ... read more

Worlds of Fun is Honoring the Military Community this Fourth of July with FREE ADMISSION! Worlds of Fun wants to thank the men and women who have served and who are currently serving in our country’s military.Veterans of the American Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard will receive complimentary admission to Worlds of Fun on: Tuesday 7/4/16 (Independence Day) Monday 9/4/17 (Labor Day) Complimentary tickets available for active duty, retired or reserve military with honorable or medical discharge and government issued ID. Veterans or active military members only will receive complim... read more

Six Flags St. Louis is Honoring the Military Community with FREE ADMISSION July 2-4, 2017 for Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Veterans and Retired with a Military ID. Plus, Military Families Will Receive Discounted Admission with a Military ID. Independence Day is more than just a holiday, it’s the ultimate American tradition. July2 thru July4 SixFlags is the premiere destination to celebrate our country, enjoy the summer, and share great times with friends. Exclusive ride time each morning on select rides Salute to Heroes event Nightly fireworks show Ride The Biggest Thrills of The ... read more

Kings Island Military Appreciation Days! Kings Island is Proud To Honor The Military Community This May By Offering FREE ADMISSION To Active And Retired Military Personnel July 1-4, 2017. Military who qualify for the free admission ticket include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID. A valid military ID must be presented at Kings Island to take advantage of this offer. ABOUT Kings Island is the largest amusement and waterpark in the Midwest and features more than 100 world... read more

Independence Day of the United States, also referred to as the Fourth of July or July Fourth in the U.S., is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago in 1776 on July 4 by the Continental Congress. It declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in... read more

Star Spangled Celebration~Military Days Active Duty, Retired and Veterans Receive Free Admission June 30-July 4th, 2017 Join us over the Fourth of July Weekendas wecelebrate our independence with an event for the whole family! Kings Dominion will also pay tribute to our brave military service men and women – all active, retired and veterans with honorable or medical discharge get FREE ADMISSION to the park with a valid military I.D. or DD214 June 30-July 4, 2017! Head to the front gate and present your Military ID for Free Admission. Military Discounted Tickets For Military Family Members Kin... read more

Through June 30 , Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can enter for a chance to win a trip for two to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii , this fall for the 2017 Ironman World Championship. One lucky winner will be awarded a $4,700 prize package including round-trip airfare, two nights of lodging, transportation to the hotel and airport, $500 in spending money and two tickets to the Ironman World Championship on Oct. 14 . DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers have the chance to win a trip for two to Kailua-Kona, Hawaii , this fall for the 2017 Ironman World Championship. Through June 30... read more

$1 Admission This Summer at The Mariners' Museum and Park June 1 through September 4, 2017 The Mariners’ Museum and Park seeks to unite people. Through the stories told in the Museum’s world-class collection, guests are encouraged to explore their own history and discover their story to see how we are all connected to the water and, through the water, each other. Admission to the Museum will be reduced to $1 per person for the entire summer to engage as many people as possible because, through our maritime heritage, we are one community. To further enhance the guest experience, the Museum wil... read more

Free wedding gowns for to be Military Spouses! #OperationWeddingGown July events are being posted daily at Brides Across America. Brides Across America Saluting America And Celebrating Our Heroes All Month Of July By Giving Away Free Wedding Gowns. Kickoff July 5th for the Annual “Operation Gown Giveaway” Events Nationwide (May 23, 2017) – Brides Across America is proud of our men and women in uniform. During the month of July, we are honoring our heroes for their bravery and sacrifice for us. Brides Across America is proud to kick off its annual Operation Wedding Gown giveaway events in salo... read more

The Armed Services YMCA is an amazing local military related non-profit. They have several wonderful programs and events throughout the year. Below are some of their upcoming summer events. ABOUT ASYMCA Hampton Roads: The mission of the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads is to improve the quality of life for junior enlisted military personnel and their families through values oriented social, recreational, personal development, crisis prevention, deployment separation, and child care programs. ASYMCA of Hampton Roads Branch is unique in that we have three outreach centers, all of which are ... read more

McCormick & Schmick's is Honoring the Military Community this Military Appreciation Month with a Free Meal! Reservations are very important as this always books up quickly. Find a location near you! ... read more

T oday is Armed Forces Day, May 20, 2017 May is a month dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation for our military both past and present. Take a moment this month and THANK a military person you know. (Photo courtesy of Department of Defense) May 1-31st, 2017 isNational Military Appreciation Month. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members - past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, rem... read more

Rogers Jewelers has a long commitment of honoring the Military Community Nationwide through their Everyday Military Discount Program. This Military Appreciation Month, Rogers Jewelers wants to say "Thank You" to the men and women in uniform for the sacrifices they make daily to serve and protect our country. This Military Appreciation Month, Rogers Jewelers is increasing their Military Discount and Giving Away a Beautiful Diamond Necklace to ONE LUCKY military member or spouse via MilitaryBridge. INCREASED MILITARY DISCOUNT As a special thank you to those who serve us, Rogers Jewelers is offe... read more

Career & Educational Support The Military Spouse Corporate Career Network (MSCCN) MSCCN is a is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that focuses onEmployment readiness training programs, Job placement solutions, and No-cost services to all military-affiliated spouses, retired military spouses and caregivers to war wounded heroes. MSCCN provides personalized service to military spouses pursuing meaningful career opportunities. Theirservices also include resume review, professional development courses, mock interviews, and connections to employers. Learn more about MSCCN eMentor Leadership Pr... read more

PureGear is Excited to Announce their Year Round Military Discount Program! REWARDING OUR HEROES! Pure Gear is proud to offer a 35% discount to our Military servicemen and women. Pure Gear has made it easier than ever to receive your Military Discount via Sheer ID, a company that does online verification. To see if you are eligible to receive a Military Discount CLICK HERE ! About PureGear: PUREGEAR IS CHANGING THE GAME. AND CHANGING THE WAY YOU PHONE. BREAK OUT OF YOUR BOX. JUMP A CLIFF. FREE YOUR HANDS. FIND YOUR SOUL MATE. BE CLUMSY. BE INSPIRED. HAVE FUN. At PureGear, we believe that wire... read more

To show their appreciation of the military community, BEHL ORTHODONTICS is Offering$1000 off Invisalign or Braces for all military personnel and their families for Military Appreciation Month through June 31, 2017! ABOUT BEHL ORTHODONTICS: Behl Orthodontics comes highly recommended in Hampton Roads. Behl Orthodontics is also Proud to Serve the Military Community! Behl Orthodontics proudly provides a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality orthodontic care available Meet Dr. Yugal Behl The Premier Orthodontist Hampton Virginia Dr. Yugal Behl and our staff are dedicated to your orthod... read more

Zoo Salutes This May, the San Antonio Zoo is honoring active duty, retired, veteran members of the military, National Guard and reserves withFREE admission to the San Antonio Zoo. Plus, up to four (4) immediate family memberscan receive 50% off standard admission* on date of visit. To qualify for discount please visit any of the zoo ticket windows and provide: Military member must show valid Military I.D. to receive complimentary admission Additional standardadmission tickets may be purchased for direct dependants at a discounted rate of 50% *Military member or dependent(s) must show Military... read more

Virginia Aquarium Military Appreciation Month: In honor of our military and everything they do for us, the Virginia Aquarium proudly announces the return of Military Appreciation Month in May! Active duty, dependents, and retired military will enjoy 50% off Virginia Aquarium admission each Sunday and Monday in May when they show their valid military ID (active duty, dependent or retiree). Contact: (757) 385-FISH (3474) Admission Learn more about Virginia Aquarium The Adventure Park at Virginia Aquarium: All Military Guests with ID (Active, Retired and Dependents) get 50% off starting next Mon... read more

American Heroes Week May 29 to June 4, 2017 Open at 10:00 AM - Closing Times Vary: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Members of the Military, Police, Firefighters & EMTs are admitted FREE during this special week as a salute to our troops and public safety officers. Tickets for Spouses and Dependent Children are available for 50% off the gate price. On the day of your visit, simply show your military ID or proof of employment at the park entrance to receive a complimentary wristband valid for admission on that day. At the same time, you may purchase tickets for your spouse and dependents for 50% off the pre... read more

Lowe's expands its military discount program by offering 10 percent off personal purchases every day to current and honorably discharged members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The new program uses a MyLowes card for quick identification, is available both in U.S. stores and on Lowes.com and offers easy online enrollment. The discount is effective immediately. MOORESVILLE, N.C. , May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Lowe’s Companies, Inc. announced today it will expand its military discount program by offering 10 percent off personal purchases every day to current and honorably discharged members of the U.S.... read more

At the Museum, it's Throwback Thursday as we celebrate the World War II era. In Huber Court, an Andrews Sisters-type musical act, America's Sweethearts, will be harmonizing in classic '40s style. Come dressed in your best swingtime-era outfit and be ready to dance. We'll also offer tours of the exhibitions behind the theme, Thomas Hart Benton and the Navy at 6 p.m., and Glen McClure: The Shipyard Workers of Hampton Roads at 7 p.m. At the Glass Studio, two internationally traveled artists will blend hot glass, music, and digital technology in a performance called Sending . Visual artist Alli H... read more

A special offer to honor our military and veterans: Switch to Verizon, get $200 when you buy a new smartphone NEW YORK – May is Military Appreciation Month – the perfect time to say thank you to all of the brave men and women who have contributed to the U.S. military. Verizon is kicking off this special month with an offer to show our appreciation and support for our troops. For a limited time, all active military members and veterans who switch to Verizon and purchase a new smartphone can get a $200 Visa prepaid card per line on us*. “This offer is just a small way of saying thanks to our mi... read more

MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEKEND IN HONOR OF MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH Knott's Berry Farm and Soak City Waterpark Orange County pays tribute to U.S. veterans, retired andcurrent military personnel with OneFree park admission Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29, 2017. Thisoffer is valid to all past and present armed forces personnel. One complimentary admission isprovided to Military personnel. Eligible person must be present. Up to (6) additional Knott’s Berry Farm tickets may be purchased at the military discounted rate of$48.00 for Regular Admission and $45.00 for Junior (ages 3-11) and Senior... read more

MILITARY DAYS 05/27/17, 05/28/17, 05/29/17 Join us May 27-29th, 2017 as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. Kings Dominion is also offering a Special Military Discounted Ticket for Family Members for Memorial Weekend . Save $31 off front gate admission. To purchase your Military Discounted Memorial Weekend Tickets CLICK HERE ! Star Spangled Celebration Over July 4th (Waiting Verification of dates) Join us over The Fourth of July as we pay tribute to ou... read more

As a thank you to active and retired United States military personnel for their service to our country, Mystic Aquarium is offering free admission for United States Military Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members May 27 to 29 with Military ID. Family members with U.S. Military ID receive a discounted admission rate of $20.99 per adult, $15.99 per youth (13-17) and $13.99 per child (3-12) when each person shows their U.S. Military ID. The discounts don’t stop there! Shop Mystic Aquarium’s Gift Store and receive 10% off by showing your Military ID. Whether you go bananas over belugas, are cra... read more

Military Appreciation at The Minnesota Zoo July 1-9, 2017 The Minnesota Zoo salutes our troops with special discounts and promotions throughout the year. Individuals eligible for military discounts and promotions include current, former, and retired members and family members of the US Military, National Guard, and Reserve in the United States (including Puerto Rico). Valid military ID or proof of military service is required. No other discounts apply and not valid for special programs or exhibits. Summer Promotion July 1 – July 9, 2017 Minnesota Zoo Military personnel receive free admission,... read more

NATIONAL MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH CELEBRATION AT TUCANOS BRAZILIAN GRILL HAMPTON ROADS Learn more about Tucanos Brazilian Grill and their National Military Discount Program on MilitaryBridge! While your there, leave a Review on your experience! ... read more

NATIONALMILITARY APPRECIATION DISCOUNTS, FREEBIES, AND EVENTS FOR MAY 1-31, 2017! (Includes Discounts/Offers For Military Appreciation Month, Military Spouse Appreciation Day, Armed Forces Day, and Memorial Weekend) May 1-31st, 2017 isNational Military Appreciation Month. Congress designated May as National Military Appreciation Month in 1999 to ensure the nation was given the opportunity to publically demonstrate their appreciation for the sacrifices and successes made by our service members - past and present. Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the importan... read more

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, MILITARY KIDS' LIFE MAGAZINE would like to offer MB followers a Special Dicount to Show their Appreciation! This is an awesome magazine just for Military Kids....makes a great birthday gift, pre-deployment or PCS gift, or just because your Military Kiddo is Awesome! Special Offer for The MilitaryBridge Community MILITARY KIDS' LIFE is an award-winning, quarterly print magazine for military kids. We encourage kids to find the bright side of their military life. Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps. Active, National Guard, Reserve. W... read more

Military Appreciation at The LPGA Kingsmill Championship May 15-21, 2017! Celebrating the Military Community with Two Appreciation Offers Patriots' Outpost The Patriots’ Outpost is a special venue dedicated to active duty, retired or reserve military in support of the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms. This skybox is located behind #15 green and features views of championship golf, player appearances and complimentary snacks and beverages. To access the Patriots’ Outpost you can show your military ID at the entrance. In addition to the skybox, women from the Armed Forces attend the A... read more

Did you just make a PCS move to a new area? Have some extra time on your hands? Want to make a difference doing something you enjoy? Meet MilSpouse Britni Miltner, author of MilSpouseResource.com , a personal blog focused on enabling fellow members of the Military Spouse community to inspire each other. Britni recently blogged aboutvolunteering time and skills to meaningful causes. Here’s what she had to say about her experience with the Military Spouse Advocacy Network (MSAN) mentorship program. Volunteering Is Good for You: MSAN’s New Military Spouse Support Program … I mention volunteering... read more

Please join us for the 4th Annual Dove Real Beauty “Women of the Military” luncheon. All women of the military are welcome and encouraged to attend. Event includes: A workshop lead by veteran and small business owner, Tricia Driscoll. The opportunity to meet, mix and mingle with other military women. A complimentary three-course lunch, gift bags and giveaways! Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Time: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM Location: Kingsmill Resort – 1010 Kingsmill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185 This year features Veteran and small business owner, Tricia Driscoll. Just as we weave a cord or crease a p... read more

We love sharing our fellow military bloggers. Bloggers are such a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of military life. Milspo Bloggers are a great resource for learning tips about PCSing, Deployment, Health & Wellness, Budgeting/Couponing, Raising Military Kiddos, and Lifestyle Blogs. We love their insight and passion for helping others by sharing their stories. MB will be featuring Military Spouse Bloggers every weekin effort to highlight their blog and topics shared. This week's feature goes out to Moms Don't Sleep Please take a minute to get to know Kara- the creator of Moms Don't Sleep. S... read more

Kings Island Military Appreciation Days! Kings Island is Proud To Honor The Military Community This May By Offering FREE ADMISSION To Active And Retired Military Personnel Over Memorial Day Weekend, May 26-29, 2017. Military who qualify for the free admission ticket include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps with government issued ID. A valid military ID must be presented at Kings Island to take advantage of this offer. ABOUT Kings Island is the largest amusement and waterpark in the Midwest and ... read more

Mission BBQ has a long history of supporting the military community through their Military Appreciation Days and Hiring Veterans Initiative. In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, Mission BBQ is Honoring The Military Community With Military Appreciation Days Offering A Free Sandwich! Be sure to come out to your local Mission BBQ during these Military Appreciation Days! Find a Mission BBQ location near you! ... read more

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, Lincoln Military Housing is holding a sweepstakes giving away FREE RENT.* Move into your new home in Hampton Roads before May 26th, 2017 , and you will be entered to win up to SIX MONTHS FREE RENT! * Stuck in a lease? Ask about our Lease Buyout Program! Are you already a resident?Refer a friend to Lincoln Military Housing and if they move in before May 26 th , 2017, you will be entered to win up to SIX MONTHS FREE RENT!* Did we mention, you and your referral will receive $500! Qualifying Hampton Roads Installations Include: Little Creek (NAB/J... read more

HAPPY 71st BIRTHDAY TO THE U.S. NAVY BLUE ANGELS On April 24, 1946, the Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Chester Nimitz, ordered the formation of a naval exhibition team to keep the public interested in naval aviation following the end of World War II. The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by inspiring a culture of excellence and service to country through flight demonstrations and community outreach. Since 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for nearly 500 million fans. For the past 71 years, the U.S. Navy Bl... read more

HAPPY 109TH BIRTHDAY TO THE ARMY RESERVE! (Image Courtesy of The U.S. Army Reserve) ARMY RESERVE VISION: The most capable, combat-ready and lethal federal Reserve in the history of the Nation. AMERICA’S ARMY RESERVE: GLOBALLY POSITIONED, GLOBALLY ENGAGED On 23 April, America's Army Reserve will celebrate 109 years in service to the Army and the Nation, evolving from a tiny corps of medical professionals to a globally positioned and engaged operational reserve force. For 109 years, the Army Reserve has never failed to meet the challenges of its time, evolving from a tiny corps of medical profe... read more

MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEKEND MAY 26-29, 2017! PLUS, CHECK OUT COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG'S EXCLUSIVE MILITARY DISCOUNTS YEAR-ROUND ON GOLF, LODGING, FOOD, ADMISSION & MORE! As a tribute to the men and women in the U.S. armed forces, Colonial Williamsburg is offering exclusive discounts to military guests and their families. Explore the Revolutionary City and enjoy special patriotic programming in honor of our nation's armed forces. Memorial Weekend at Colonial Williamsburg The historic attraction will offer FREE ADMISSION to military members and their families during Memorial Day weekend . From F... read more

MILITARY DAYS AT DORNEY PARK May 27-29 & July 1-4, 2017 Dorney Park’s Tribute to the Armed Forces program will offer a free regular admission ticket to any active or retired military personnel Memorial Day weekend (May 27-29) and Fourth of July (July 1-4). Military personnel who qualify for the discount include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Valid ID should be presented at turnstile for entry into the park. Along with free admission, active and retired members of the military will be able to... read more

MILITARY DAYS at Valleyfair May 26-29 and July 1-4, 2017 Valleyfair is honoring our hometown heroes with Military Days during the Memorial Weekend (May 26-29) and Fourth of July Weekend (July 1-4) Any member of the armed service, active or veteran, will receive a free regular admission ticket into Valleyfair. Along with free admission, members of the military will be able to purchase discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family (maximum of six) at a special military discount price of $35.00 plus tax per ticket. A valid military ID must be presented at a Valleyfair ticket w... read more

Michigan's Adventure Offering FREE ADMISSION for Military Members May 28-29th and July 4, 2017! Plus, a Special Discount For Immediate Family Members of Military. Memorial Weekend Tribute to the Armed Forces Details Michigan's Adventure will be celebrating Tribute to the Armed Forces by offering military personnel of the Armed Forces, National Guard and Reserve a free admission. In addition, military personnel may purchase up to six additional tickets for immediate family members at $25.00 each. Requirements Guests will be required to show one active military ID, DD-214, or Veteran's Administ... read more

Military Appreciation Days at Carowinds May 28- 29 and July 3-5 Join us as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. Located off I-77 (Exit 90) at the NC/SC border, the park touts w orld-class thrill rides, live entertainment, authentic Carolina cuisine and more. Learn more about Carowinds and Share your Experience by Leaving a Review on MilitaryBridge! ... read more

Story by: Senior Airman Krystal Wright (502nd Air Base Wing) To make PCS moves a smoother process for military families, the Department of Defense has launched a new website that allows them to submit an online request for child care before they even get to their next destination. This single online gateway provides access to comprehensive information on military-operated and military-subsidized child care options worldwide, according to the new Military Child Care website, http://www.militarychildcare.com . Through this system, military families are able to update their online profile, searc... read more

Military Bloggers We Love We love sharing our fellow military bloggers. Bloggers are such a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of military life. Milspo Bloggers are a great resource for learning tips about PCSing, Deployment, Health & Wellness, Raising Military Kiddos, and Lifestyle Blogs. We love their insight and passion for helping others by sharing their stories. MB will be featuring Military Spouse Bloggers every weekin effort to highlight their blog and topics shared. This week's feature goes out to ANTICS OF A NUTTY HIKER & MILITARY SPOUSE. Please take a minute to get to know Bridget -... read more

Military Bloggers We Love We love sharing our fellow military bloggers. Bloggers are such a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of military life. Milspo Bloggers are a great resource for learning tips about PCSing, Deployment, Health & Wellness, Raising Military Kiddos, and Lifestyle Blogs. We love their insight and passion for helping others by sharing their stories. MB will be featuring Military Spouse Bloggers twice a month in effort to highlight their blog and topics shared. This week's feature goes out to Uplifting Anchor-Empowering Tales of Motherhood. Please take a minute to get to know... read more

#TravelTuesdayDeals U.S. Military Spring Offer: Save Up to 40% on Weekday Stays of 1 to 3 Nights in Paradise Combine your "at ease" time with Disney magic at Aulani Resort and discover a tropical paradise with something for everyone in the family. We're proud to salute U.S. service members with special savings to say thank you for your service. MILITARY SPRING OFFER Stay most Sunday through Thursday nights March 26 through May 25, 2017, and save: 40% on Ocean View and Partial Ocean View Rooms and Deluxe Studios 25% on Poolside View, Island Garden and Standard View Rooms, Studios and Villas Ca... read more

COMMISSARY CASE LOT SALES ARE HERE FOR SPRING 2017! DeCA's Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale Do you love to buy in bulk? If so, the DECA Case Lot Sale might be a great opportunity for you to SAVE money. Click on your local commissary to be linked to the store's web page where you can find additional store information including phone numbers, contact information, local store information and other upcoming events. The dates below reflect upcoming Case Lot Sales.Always check with your commissary for date changes or cancellations before you go. Case lot sales may be cancelled due to weather or ... read more

Having a ton of extra money isn’t something a lot of military spouses experience. In fact, recent studies have shown thatan alarming 26% of military spouses face unemployment challenges, and living on one income can be difficult. You cut expenses, and budget your finances , and find ways to save but you still wonder why you can’t get ahead. Every holiday, birthday party, or non-monthly expense (like oil changes or other annoying money-sucking expenses that always pop up at the worst times) causes you to lose sleep. It causes tearsand arguments with your spouse. The solution is actually pretty... read more

Major changes are coming to the Tricare Dental Program effective May 1, 2017, United Concordia will assume responsibility for administering the TRICARE Dental Program, replacing the outgoing dental contractor, MetLife. You can enroll for dental coverage now through the Beneficiary Web Enrollment website. (Via tricare.mil ) Why is this causing a major concern for military members & families? The article link at the bottom of this pagedoes a fantastic job of explaining what is happening and why dentists are choosing to opt out of United Concordia. Frankly, I don't blame them one bit. I have spo... read more

Hampton Roads Month of The Military Child Appreciation Events, Offers, and Resources 2017 (1) The Virginia Living Museum This weekend! The Virginia Living Museum Military Child Appreciation Weekend April 8-9, 2017 In a salute to military families, the Virginia Living Museum offers half price admission for the children of those who give their all. Children (ages 3-12) will receive half price admission ($7.50) with a paying adult showing valid military ID the weekend of April 8-9, 2017. Military families purchasing a membership at the Museum will receive a 20% discount (double the usual 10% dis... read more

Photo courtesy of: U. S. Navy photo by Photographers Mate 1st Class William R Goodwin. Story by:Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- In a message released March 24, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS) advised Sailors and family members that peak season for household goods (HHG) moves will run from May 15 to August 31 this year. During this time, almost 55 percent of all Department of Defense household goods moves for the year will be executed. Sailors expecting to move during this time should prepare as early as possible. This... read more

I remember two things from Mothers Day last year: Cuddling with my baby boy Wondering how much my husband had spent on my gift Pretty sad right? To say our budget last year was tight is an understatement . It really puts a damper on things when you wonder if youcan even afford that lunch with your mom or not. Luckily this year our story has changed, we have successfully budgeted our finances to get ahead and plan for holidays. I can go ahead and enjoy that lunch and not have to worry about what my hubby gets me (I hope it’s a massage!) After all, unless you are literally living on nothing, yo... read more

Exchange Celebrates Month of the Military Child with Giveaways by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs DALLAS – For military children, there is no “hometown,” only home: the United States Armed Forces. Despite constant moves, school changes and goodbyes to best friends, military children stand resilient in the face of challenge. To honor this sacrifice and dedication, the Exchange is offering three sweepstakes in celebration of Month of the Military Child. Through April 29 , the Exchange will be putting $4,000 in gift cards up for grabs during the Month of the Military Child Givea... read more

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

Wave Church invites you to join us for Easter Weekend. Hear our Easter Story – It Is Finished – kicking off Good Friday and continuing through Easter Sunday! Bring the family for a Petting Zoo, Family Pictures & Easter Egg Chopper Drop! Pastors Steve & Sharon Kelly invite you to join us for our Easter Weekend! We have some wonderful things planned for a special weekend in God’s house. This year across Easter Weekend, our production is called ‘It Is Finished’. Wave Church’s Easter Weekend begins on Good Friday where we ask the question, is Jesus finished? We continue our story on Easter Sunday... 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

Exchange’s You Made the Grade Program Rewards Military Students’ Achievements by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs DALLAS – For 17 years, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program has been a cornerstone of military life. Now, students who participated in the program as children are passing it on to another generation of military students—and the Exchange is ready to honor their achievements . In recognition of military students who excel, the Exchange is rewarding high-achieving scholars in first through 12th grades who maintain a B average or better wi... read more

Caregiving Resource to Continue at Reduced Military Fee By Terri Moon Cronk DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON, March 27, 2015 — The Defense Department’s contract with the Sittercity Corporate Program for military families’ caregiver needs will expire July 31, but the service will remain available at a discounted military fee, Pentagon officials said yesterday. DoD contracted with the database service in 2010 when U.S. service members were frequently deployed during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Then a free service for military families, the database offered caregiver options from b... read more

By Lt. Cmdr. Kate Meadows, Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- A new mobile application which provides a direct access point for approved unclassified U.S. Navy mobile apps was released March 16. The Navy App Locker is an app version of the U.S. Navy's associated website, www.applocker.navy.mil/ and provides Navy Sailors, civilians, and family members a central location to view mobile applications, review detailed information about Navy-developed apps, and have streamlined access to their device's appropriate app store. The Navy App Locker assures user... read more

Photo by Rachel Larue Arlington National Cemetery ARLINGTON, VA, UNITED STATES A Tomb Sentinel, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery, March 14, 2017, in Arlington, Va. The winter precipitation came from winter storm Stella. (U.S. Army photo by Rachel Larue/Arlington National Cemetery/released) ... read more

Best Cities for Veteran Homebuyers in 2017 Transitioning servicemembers face many challenges as they integrate back into civilian life. One of the first obstacles any military member must overcome is finding a place to call home. Veterans United Home Loans , one of the largest VA lenders, put together a list of the top 10 cities for veteran homebuyers to live in the U.S. Their study compared 100 of the most populated U.S. cities across three dimensions: military culture and services, economic wellness and livability. Of the 18 variables included, each was weighted based on its importance to V... read more

California's Great America Opens March 25, 2017 for the season! To kick it off they are showing Appreciation to the Military Community through their Military Appreciation Days Military Appreciation Days for 2017~ Opening Day-Memorial Day California’s Great America is proud to announce a special event in honor of our nation’s military heroes: from Opening Day through Memorial Day (March 25­-May 29), any member of the armed services, active or veteran, will receive free regular admission to the park. Plus, each military guest will be able to bring up to six additional guests at a discounted rat... read more

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (NNS) -- By Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Stephane Belcher, Navy Medicine East Public Affairs March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. Navy Medicine East staff and its health care facilities across the eastern hemisphere are encouraging the Navy and Marine Corps family to "Think Ahead: Be Safe. Know the signs. Get help," the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center theme for 2017. "Traumatic brain injuries can happen to anyone, so it's especially important we think ahead when it comes to the prevention of brain injuries -- whether driving your kids to school, enjoying ... read more

Image: Official U.S. Navy file photo of Official U.S. Navy file photo of movers delivering household goods on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Story bySuzanna Brugler, Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support, Deputy, Office of Corporate Communications SAN DIEGO (NNS) - - Naval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support (NAVSUP GLS) Household Goods (HHG) added 15 more webinars to its series of live, interactive webinars that assist Sailors and their families in facilitating military moves, March 10. The total number of webinars offered since Jan. 10 is 65, up from the original 50 ... 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

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers the chance to get extreme this spring with a Rockstar Husqvarna FC 350 motorcycle! Authorized shoppers 18 and older may enter the Rockstar Husqvarna Sweepstakes March 1 through 30 at www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes . No purchase necessary to enter or win. DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers the chance to get extreme this spring with a brand-new motocross machine. From March 1 to 30 , shoppers can enter the Rockstar Motorcycle Sweepstakes for an opportunity to win a Rockstar Husqvarna FC 350 motorcycle, v... read more

U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel M. Young/Released) By Blue Angels Public Affairs EL CENTRO, Calif. (NNS) -- U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, added a performance at the 2017 New York Air Show at Stewart International Airport, Feb. 28. The air show will take place July 1-2, which was previously an open date on the Blue Angels schedule. The team is now scheduled to perform 64 demonstrations at 34 locations in 2017. The mission of the Blue Angels is to showcase the pride and professionalism of the United States Navy and Marine Corps by in... read more

TRICARE online patient portal improves user experience By Yan Kennon, Naval Hospital Jacksonville TRICARE® Online (TOL) Patient Portal will make access easier and quicker for site users, according to Defense Health Agency (DHA) officials. “The goal is to empower patients with tools to control their health care,” explained COL Rich Wilson, Chief, Solution Delivery Division, a component of the DHA J6 - Health Information Technology Directorate. “TOL has made tremendous performance and capability improvements over the years. The TOL Patient Portal puts the patient at the center with simplified a... read more

Military Child Weekend April 8-9 In a salute to military families, the Virginia Living Museum offers half price admission for the children of those who give their all. Children (ages 3-12) will receive half price admission ($7.50) with a paying adult showing valid military ID the weekend of April 8-9, 2017. Military families purchasing a membership at the Museum will receive a 20% discount (double the usual 10% discount). These discounts are in recognition of Military Child Month. Year-round the Museum offers both admission and membership discounts to military families. ABOUT The Virginia Liv... read more

Military Exchanges Online Shopping Privileges to Open to Honorably Discharged US Veterans By Kristine M. Sturkie, Navy Exchange Service Command Public Affairs VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) -- Beginning Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, military exchange online shopping privileges will be extended to all honorably discharged veterans of the U.S. military. The Department of Defense announced this policy change as a way to recognize the contributions of service members who served in the military and to thank them for that service. "We are proud to support this policy and extend the online shopping benefit to ... 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

Navy Celebrates 2017 Women's History Month From Chief of Naval Personnel Public Affairs WASHINGTON (NNS) -- The Navy joins the nation in celebrating Women's History Month throughout the month of March. ALNAV 006/17 encourages participation in all the heritage celebrations and special observances throughout the year. This year, Navy commands are encouraged to celebrate and reflect on the theme "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business." Women have served in the Navy as nurses dating back to the 1800s, most notably during the Civil War when the Sisters of the Holy Cross served aboard U... read more

President Trump Visits Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) From Gerald R. Ford Public Affairs (Picture courtesty of Mass Communication 1st Class Joshua Sheppard/Released) NEWPORT NEWS (NNS) -- President Donald J. Trump addressed Sailors from Pre-Commissioning Unit Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) and shipbuilders from Huntington Ingalls Newport News during a visit to the first-in-class aircraft carrier March 2. "This carrier and the new ships in the Ford class will expand the ability of our nation to carry out vital missions on the oceans and to project American power in distant lands," Tru... read more

Pfc. Desmond Doss: The unlikely hero behind 'Hacksaw Ridge' By Katie Lange DoD News, Defense Media Activity With the 2017 Academy Awards still fresh in our memories, I thought it was fitting to highlight World War II Army Pfc. Desmond Doss, whose life and heroics were featured in the Oscar-winning film "Hacksaw Ridge." Spoiler Alert: You might not want to read further if you don't know his story and still want to see the movie. For those who have, there are a few more details here that weren't shared in the movie.' Doss grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, and was a Seventh Day Adventist, which me... read more

Military Bloggers We Love We love sharing our fellow military bloggers. Bloggers are such a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of military life. Bloggers are a great resource for learning tips about PCSing, Deployment, Health & Wellness, Raising Military Kiddos, and Lifestyle Blogs. We love their insight and passion for helping others by sharing their stories. MB will be featuring Military Spouse Bloggers twice a month in effort to highlight their blog and topics shared. Our first Feature goes out to Whimsical September-A Family & Lifestyle Blog . Please take a minute to get to know Erica and... read more

St. Patrick’s Day Lucky Charms Cheesecakes! SpouseLink.Org What better way to enjoy St. Paddy’s Day – coming upon March 17th – than with some Lucky Charm’s Cheesecakes!? After all, Lucky Charms are a beloved Irish delicacy (not at all…). Buuuut, they are a fun and colorful ingredient that’s just perfect for Kawaii Sweet World ‘s adorable baked mini cheesecakes to celebrate the patron saint of Ireland’s special day. Here’s what you’ll need 3 cups Lucky Charms cereal 3 tbsp. butter 2 8oz. packages cream cheese 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla extract 2 eggs Whipped cream Follow along with the video... read more

Homemade Shamrock Shakes SpouseLink.Org What’s more festive than a Shamrock Shake for St. Patrick’s Day?! Now you can make them in the comfort of your own home for anyone and everyone! And, we’re absolutely LOVING the adorable rainbow and clouds on top! Here’s what you’ll need Vanilla ice cream Milk Mint extract Green food coloring Whipped cream Airheads Xtremes sour belt candy Check out Amy Locurto ‘s video above to see how she turns these ingredients into the iconic Shamrock Shake! About SpouseLink.org Linking Military Spouses Around the World SpouseLink.org ™ is a free website that support... read more

Little Heroes at Home Please join us for the 2017 Little Heroes At Home Celebration! A super-hero inspired Celebration of the Military Child. Sunday, April 2 from 1-5PM at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. As April is the official “month of the military child”, the Little Heroes at Home celebration will honor our local military children who serve along with their families. This event honors their service, sacrifices, and strength of character. This fun for all agesevent will include family activities, entertainment, face painting, games, giveaways and more! Kids can come dressed as their f... read more

4Unusual TipsTo Keep You Sane In Your Next PCS Last week I shared how technology saved my sanity more than once during our recent PCS. I also shared that this PCS was so different from any of our other movesbecause the short notice prevented us from being able to schedule movers AND meet my soldiers report date. At first it seemed like an impossible situation but as we sorted through so many different options we settled on a FULL DITY(aka Do it yourself). While I don’t know if its the perfect option for us it did have it’s perks – like the fact that I knew where everything was throughout the ... read more

Top 3 Military PCS Tips Guest Post by SpouseLink.Org SofiaAlejandra9 has seen her share of military moves. From Colorado to Belgium to Washington, she and her family have learned a few things about PCSing. Here are her top 3 tips for you to keep in mind while preparing for your next relocation. 1 . Don’t procrastinate Once your service member gets their PCS orders, start planning from that moment. 2. Make lists The housing department will give you a list for your house. From there, make lists of things you want to get rid of, things you want to pack and things you want to take with you. 3. Do... read more

It’s Time to PCS… Military Spouse Advocacy Network By: Rose Holland News of a PCS can bring a mix of emotions. For spouses this includes the knowledge that we are leaving yet another job and going to yet another unknown location. So, how do you keep your career moving along with your PCS? It is not easy, but you can do it and there are a number of ways. The first thing you need to do is dust off your resume and Linked-In profile, update them with your recent accomplishments (think what you did, how and what were the results). Realistically assess your situation. What type of positions you are... read more

5 Ways to Stay Present Through a PCS, and Beyond By SpouseLink.Org “No matter where you go, there you are.” So true on so many levels. Just likethe members ofalmost every Military Family, guest blogger and MilSpouse Laurie Borrett can relate. She has returned to SpouseLink to share with us her tips, wisdom and inspiration for making a military PCSfrom here to there… and staying in the moment every mile of the way. Read her thoughts and advicebelow. In a rare quiet moment, I allowed myself to sink into reflection. The warm soapy water at my feet swirling towards the drain, the window lazily fo... read more

Minorities in the Civil War Battle of Hampton Roads Weekend Weekend commemorates 155 years since Battle of the Ironclads On Saturday and Sunday, March 4-5, 2017 , The Mariners’ Museum and Park will commemorate the Civil War Battle that changed modern naval history forever. The Battle of Hampton Roads, when the Union ironclad USS Monitor fought the Confederate ironclad CSS Virginia to a draw, proved the supremacy of iron to wood. One hundred and fifty-five years later, the Museum remembers the Battle with a weekend full of family-friendly activities, living history encampments, special events,... read more

U.S. Army expands the Call to Active Duty Program for Guard and Reserve members By Lt. Col. Janet Herrick | U.S. Army Human Resources Command FORT KNOX, Ky. - The most recent Regular Army Call to Active Duty program is expanded for commissioned officers and warrant officers this year. The program allows Army Reserve and National Guard members in select grades and specialties to go on active duty. "The Army looks to retain the talent, skills and experience of quality officers who are fit, resilient and ready to serve America's Army," said Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Calloway, director, Officer Person... read more

2017 Evening Under the Stars Joint Military Spouse Appreciation Presented by JBLE Military & Family Readiness Wednesday, 10 May 2017; 5:00PM - 8:00PM Hampton Roads Convention Center 1610 Coliseum Dr. Hampton, VA OPEN TO ALL DOD ID CARDHOLDERS ONLY No Children Please! For more information call 757.764.3990 Military Spouses, you don't want to miss this event. There will be amazing vendors, giveaways and tons of fun. It is a really special night where military spouses can come together for a fun night. It is a night to celebrate and honor our fellow military spouses. Hope you can make it! Please... read more

ByNaval Supply Systems Command Global Logistics Support Office of Corporate Communications, Navy.mil SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- The Navy Household Goods (HHG) global team announced Feb. 8 Sailors should expect a compressed timeline for planning and scheduling military moves through the end of the Continuing Resolution (CR) for fiscal year 2017. As a result, once Sailors are in receipt of orders from their detailers, they should submit those orders to the HHG website within 72 hours to initiate the HHG shipment process. The website for submitting orders is www.navsup.navy.mil/household . The consequen... read more

Great news for NEW or EXPECTING MILITARY MOMS that plan to breastfeed.....you can receive a breast pump from the The Breastfeeding Shop an authorized Tricare provider at NO COST to you. Just submit your prescription and fill out the form, it's that easy! About The Breastfeeding Shop #Sponsored Post Best Breast Pumps Breastfeeding: Start Out with the Right Products to Benefit Your Baby At the Breastfeeding Shop, we are proud to provide you with many affordable breastfeeding options for sale, since we carry insurance covered breast pumps and top brands for some of the best breast pumps availabl... read more

Happy 76th Anniversary to our U.S. Coast Guard Reservists! MISSION The United States Coast Guard Reserve is the reserve component of the United States Coast Guard. It is organized, trained, administered, and supplied under the direction of the Commandant of the Coast Guard through the Director of Reserve and Military Personnel. The mission of the Coast Guard Reserve is stated in the Reserve Policy Statement issued in 2004: The U. S. Coast Guard must be prepared to respond to a wide range of contingencies at home and abroad in accordance with the authorities and responsibilities vested in the ... read more

Exchange Gives Military Families Chance to Score Outdoor Deals with Free Friday Giveaways Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Feb. 16, 2017 DALLAS – There may be several weeks left in the march to spring, but that doesn’t mean military families have to wait to start making their yards an outdoor paradise. Every Friday in 2017, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will award one lucky winner an outdoor living gift package valued as high as $1,499.99 at facebook.com/shopmyexchange . To enter, authorized shoppers simply like and share each Free Friday post and comment with their na... read more

Folds of Honor Scholarship Application Now Open! About Folds of Honor Our Mission~Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission. To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Our motto says it best. Honor Their Sacrifice. Educate Their Legacy. For the past five years, CORT has been a proud partner and supporter of the Folds of Honor Foundation, with the mission of providing education through scholarships to spouses and children of soldiers lost or severely disabled in service to our country. Learn ... read more

SpouseLink.Org | February 12, 2017 Here’s the good news: There’s still time to shop for gifts and groceries for your Valentine! Here’s the other good news: Even if you’re not with the one you love on Valentine’s Day, you can still create a delicious meal celebrating your love for each other, and enjoy it with friends and family. And we’re about to make it a whole lot easier for you. We’ve compiled the elements of a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day dinner for you. All of the recipes below have been adaptedfrom theMilitary Spouses who contributed to the Belvoir Officers’ Wives Cookbook (2001-... read more

Dell Military has a Long History of Supporting Military Members & Their Families through fantastic Deals Exclusive for the Military Community. Dell is kicking off their Presidents Day Sale February 9th with even more savings! Visit Dell.com/Norfolk for anAMAZING President's Day Sale! There is early access deals kicking off Feb 9th-Feb. 22nd where Dell.com/Norfolk will have daily door busters and 15% discount codes to be given by contacting Dell Ambassador Amanda.Davila@mosaic.com . This offer is nationwide. Learn more about Dell Military on MilitaryBridge! ... read more

Free tax software and support available for military and family members By Lisa Ferdinando | DoD News, Defense Media Activity WASHINGTON -- With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost MilTax software, said Erika Slaton, a program analyst with Military OneSource. The Defense Department recognizes military members and their families have unique... read more

Navy Medicine Launches New Mobile App for Sailors, Marines, Families From U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Public Affairs FALLS CHURCH, Va. (NNS) -- Navy Medicine announced the launch of a new enterprise-wide mobile app for Sailors, Marines, and their families, Feb. 6. The app provides users with access to military treatment facility locations, leadership information, Department of Defense hotlines, Relay Health, and links to Navy Medicine social media and other health resources. "Every day we leverage mobile technology for a greater portion of the things we need and want to do; our S... read more

LAS VEGAS, NV, UNITED STATES 02.07.2017 Photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron “Thunderbirds” Lt. Colonel Jason Heard, Thunderbirds Commander/Leader, taxis to the runway at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 7, 2017. In honor of the United States Air Force's 70th Anniversary, the Thunderbirds will fly with the logo displayed on their aircraft for the rest of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz) Staff Sgt. Aaron Langley sets up the cockpit of a Thunderbirds F-16 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 7, 2017. In honor of the United... read more

5 Restaurants To Catch The Super Bowl with Military Discounts (1) The Greene Turtle The Greene Turtle offers great food, drinks, tv's, and a military discount at participating locations nationwide! As an appreciation for their service, military personnel receive 15% off their check all day, every day. Stop infor Super Bowl Sunday! Learn more about The Greene Turtle, their menu, military discount, specials and find a location near you on MilitaryBridge. Or, cater from The Greene Turtle.....everybody loves wings on the Big Game Day (2)Fuddruckers Deluxe Bar & Grill MILITARY DISCOUNT available a... read more

NFL and the Armed Forces Supporting the military is part of the fabric of the NFL. This support takes place both at home and abroad, with NFL players and coaches traveling overseas to salute the troops, as well as with team recognition of our servicemen and women through the Salute to Service campaign. Through its long standing partnerships and support from our 32 teams, the NFL takes pride in supporting military personnel and remains committed to raising awareness for the sacrifices they make on our behalf. All proceeds from the NFL’s Salute to Service campaign are donated to the NFL’s milit... read more

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE USO~ 76 YEARS OF MILITARY SUPPORT! Today, February 4th, 2017 The United Service Organization Celebrates 76 Years Of Military Support. We are so grateful for THE USOand volunteers for all the ways in which they support and uplift the spirits of the Military Community both at home and overseas. Thank you for all you do USO~ 76 Years of Military Support and still going strong. THE USO Mission The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. For over 75 years, the USO has bee... read more

Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs DALLAS -- Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can show their appreciation to military servicemembers who came before them by sending free valentines through their local exchange now through Feb. 6th. Now in its second year, “ Valentines for Veterans ” is an annual Exchange campaign to send greetings to local Veterans Affairs hospitals, Fisher House locations and military retirement facilities. “Our shoppers include many veterans and their families who know what it means to serve, and understand how nice it is to be remembered,” said Exch... read more

MilitaryBridge's TOP TEN VACATION GETAWAY IDEAS with Military Discounts Vacation is so important, especially when you are in the military. It is so important to have time off to unwind and stay connected. So, make today the day....Time to plan your next Vacation Getaway. You know how it goes, if you don't get it in the calendar it more than likely won't happen. Plus, there is nothing better than having something to look forward to! We hope our list of Top Ten Vacation Ideas with Military Discounts will help you plan your best and most affordable trip yet! (1) Armed Forces Vacation Club You ca... read more

Wreaths Across America retirement 2017 Press Release: ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY · MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017 Wreaths Across America retirement is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, beginning at approximately 8:45 a.m., in Arlington National Cemetery. All cemetery gates will open at 8 a.m. The cemetery will be closed to vehicle traffic until 3 p.m. ANC Tours, Arlington’s interpretative bus tour, will not operate this day. This is a walking event . Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring refillable water bottles. Sign-up and pre-registration is NOT required. ... read more

One week left to take advantage of this Free Admission offer! In appreciation for their service, San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum is proud to offer FREE ADMISSION for Active-Duty Military, Veterans, First Responders, and their Families thanks to the sponsorship from the Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and Datron World Communications. The program starts on November 11, 2016 and runs through January 31, 2017. To receive FREE ADMISSION, please show your valid affiliation ID at the Front Desk. * For this promotions, First Responders include Police Officers, Firefighters, Paramedics, and Emerg... read more

Operation Purple Family Retreats Operation Purple Family Retreats bring families from all uniformed services, including National Guard and Reserves, to beautiful outdoor locations to spend quality time reconnecting after a deployment. With other military families there to share the experience, it’s the perfect environment to meet and bond with others in the same phase of military life. Families take part in specially adapted communication activities developed by FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress ™), and build memories through fun family oriented activities like hiking, canoeing, and eve... read more

The 2-Park Preschool Pass is back for 2017 at Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Water Country USA I am excited to announce that Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA have announced their 2-Park Preschool Pass is back for 2017! This is such a fantastic deal! Below check out all the details of the offer and be sure to redeem this by May 31, 2017. Busch Gardens Williamsburg + Water Country USA 2-Park Preschool Pass Enjoy unlimited admission to Busch Gardens® Williamsburg and Water Country USA® for kids 3 - 5 years old, through Sept. 10, 2017. Proof of age is required for the child to be el... read more

Are you an Expecting Military Mom? Operation Homefront has a wonderful program for expecting Military Moms called Star Spangled Babies~ Baby Shower Program T he program helps build morale by providing baby showers to service members and their growing families. CVS Health has joined forces with Operation Homefront through the Star Spangled Babies Baby Shower Program. About Star Spangled Babies Baby Shower Program: Star-Spangled Babies Makes A Difference For Military Moms The Star Spangled Babies baby shower program, is in place to build morale by providing baby showers to our service members a... read more

Calling All Military Spouse Bloggers! JOIN THE MILITARYBRIDGE TEAM! WE ARE LOOKING FOR GUEST BLOGGERS! We are looking for military spouse bloggers in ALL categories (military life, coupons/discounts, food, lifestyle, to name a few) If you or someone you know is interested, please email us at info@militarybridge.com and submit a sample of your writing. MB will Feature your blog and posts on our social media, newsletter and website. You will get a Free Listingon our website to promote your blog or website on one of the applicable pages MILITARY BLOGGERS WE LOVE MILITARY WEBSITES WE LOVE Militar... read more

Blue Star Family Members Receive Free Subscription to Headspace, A Meditation App It is proven that one of the best ways to reduce stress is through mediation. Meditation is not just for adults but children as well. This is a great opportunity to give it a try for free. We all know that military life can be stressful with frequent moves, deployemnts, and starting over in new communities. Headspace has generously offered Blue Star Families Members free subscriptions (valued at $155). This app might become some of the most luxurious 10 minutes of your day. SIGN UP FREE TODAY About Headspace Hea... read more

USAA launched an initiative that will underwrite 50% of Geekdom membershipfees for military veterans, active duty military, and military spouses who sign up as new members of the downtown coworking space. “The agreement we now have with Geekdom makes sense not only from the emerging tech perspective but as a means to best support veterans with their entrepreneurship and startups in the tech sector,” Tim Brown, vice president of IT innovation research and development at USAA, told the Rivard Report . “There may even (be) an opportunity for USAA to partner with some of them in the future.” Thos... read more

5 Ways to Warm Up Your Winter by SpouseLink.Org | December 28, 2016 Editor Some winter days can seem cold, stark, inconvenient and very, very long. On the other hand, they can be festive, filled with friendly visits, offer a welcome excuse to enjoy flavorful hearty meals, and inspire projects that add sparkle to your home. To make sure your winter the sparkly kind, we’ve assembled 5 things that will help make the season more comfortable, healthier and happier. And if you’d likemore must-know winter tips, check out the SpouseLink articles below. They’ll help you stay safe in bad weather, keep ... read more

Everyone loves to visit Orlando, Florida. What's not to love? Great weather, beautiful beaches and Disney World. However, it can get expensive when you factor in airfare, hotel, Disney, activities, and food. We have put together a list of Top Discounts at Orlando Hotels to help make your vacation a little more affordable. (1) Shades of Green We have to list Shades of Green first. Why? Because it is awesome! The Armed Forces Recreation Center Resorts (AFRC) exist to provide rest, relaxation, recreation and sustainment for military personnel, their families and other members of the Total Defens... read more

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

Fisher House Releases Scholarship Search Tool for Military Families It's the New Year and time to make new goals. For many that new goal will be to go to college. The great news is there are a ton of resources available to help military members and their families in making their college dreams a reality. Today, through wonderful organizations and non-profits there are a tonof scholarships available, in fact thousands, for the military community. However, one of the challengesis spreading the word about all these great opportunitiesavailable. We are so excited to share that it will now be easi... read more

Biltmore Estate~An Amazing Place to Visit with a Military Discount Located in Asheville, North Carolina, Biltmore was the vision of George W. Vanderbilt. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the 250-room French Renaissance chateau is America’s largest home. On exhibit is the Vanderbilt family’s original collection of furnishings, art and antiques. The estate is a National Historic Landmark and encompasses 8,000 acres of renowned gardens and grounds designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Under leadership of Vanderbilt’s great-grandson, Biltmore has grown to include the four-star Inn on Biltmore Estate... read more

We hate to be the bearer of bad news but Tax Season is here! Taxes are dueTuesday, April 18, 2017 at 11:59:59 pm Don't fear and let Military OneSource Help! There is Free Tax Services Available Through Military OneSource!! Details Via Military OneSource: Military OneSource tax preparation and filing services Through the Military OneSource tax preparation and filing service, a provider will walk you through a series of questions to help you complete your tax return. This service allows you to: Complete and electronically file your federal and up to three state tax forms Check your electronic f... read more

The 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year program by Military Spouse is now OPEN! Americans are invited to nominate deserving military spouses for prestigious award. 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® PRESS RELEASE: PITTSBURGH (January 2, 2017)—Military Spouse Magazine opened nominations today for the 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®(MSOY). Now celebrating its tenth year, the award program honors military spouses from all branches of the Armed Forces and all ranks. All Americans are urged to nominate deserving military spouses in... read more

I just love this guest post from The Meat and Potatoes of Life . It is just what I needed to read today, New Year's Day. This post sums up exactly how I feel every holiday season. The sadness of a holiday season gone to soon. I ammissing the short time spent with family from out of town, the guiltless snacking (I would always say, "But It's the Holidays"), staying up way to late but sleeping in so it didn't matter, pj's until noon....it's just perfect. But, now it's over and the New Year is here. Time to get serious, make goals, get back to the routine of life! Thank you Lisa for this fantast... read more

As 2016 comes to a close it is often a time to reflect on your life over the past year. The New Year brings forth new opportunities and new goals for many. It is a time for resolutions and future plans. I just love this blog post from our Guest BloggerLisa Smith Molinari, owner of the Blog The Meat and Potatoes of Life . She reminds us how important it is to not sweat the small stuff. How life is full of ups and downs, many that are out of our control such as deployments, the economy, our health for example. However, she reminds us that many of our everyday choices that affect our happiness A... read more

At Taos Ski Valley , active duty, veterans, retired military, and their Familiescan ski for just $30/day plus Freerentals, and great military and veteran discounts on group lessons during their Not Forgotten Outreach Week, Jan. 17-22, 2017! Taos Ski Valley would like to thank the men and women of the Armed Services. The 4th Annual Not Forgotten Outreach Week will be held from January 17th - 22nd, 2017. We would like to invite active duty military, Gold Star families, veterans and any family member with a military ID to come ski for $30/day. Free rentals and discounted group ski and snowboard ... read more

National Guard Birth Date History via Official National Guard Website We recognize December 13th as the birthday of the National Guard. On this date in 1636, the first militia regiments in North America were organized in Massachusetts. Based upon an order of the Massachusetts Bay Colony's General Court, the colony's militia was organized into three permanent regiments to better defend the colony. Today, the descendants of these first regiments - the 181st Infantry , the 182nd Infantry , the 101st Field Artillery , and the 101st Engineer Battalion of the Massachusetts Army National Guard – sha... read more

The 2017 program is open! Submit your application to your commissary no later than February 17, 2017. Now entering its 17th 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 2017-18 school year will begin Dec. 13. At least one scholarship worth $2,000 will be awarded at every commissary location where qualified applications are received. Each application will include the... read more

Looking to find Christmas Church Services in Hampton Roads? Check out our list of some popular services and please feel free to share your Churches service in the comments below. We will also add more in the upcoming days. Merry Christmas Everyone! (1) Waters Edge Christmas Waters Edge has several locations in Hampton Roads. Learn more about Waters Edge and find a location near you on MilitaryBridge. 2) Bridge Church 3168 Indian River Road Virginia Beach, VA 23456 Phone: (757) 248-5433 www.bridgechurch.tv Learn more about Bridge Church on MilitaryBridge 3 Christmas Eve services on Saturday, D... read more

Welcome to 1200 Acqua Luxury Lifestyle Apartments! Why Visit a Resort When You Can Live There! What Makes 1200 Acqua Luxury Apartments the perfect place to call home? 1200 Acqua is located about one mile from the Fort Lee gate....doesn't get any better than that! 1200 Acqua is not only loaded with fantatic amenities, they also have a fantastic special just in time for the holidays: HOLIDAY SPECIAL Specials: 1 bedrooms, normally start at $905.00 now on sale for $799.00 Caspian 2 bedroom floor plan normally start at $1010.00, now on sale for $899.00 Hurry in! Special ends December 12 th !!! ABO... read more

Get To Know Our Feautured Hampton Roads Businesses This Week 12/5/2016 (1)Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics What Makes Them Great: Pride in serving the Military Community. Children's Dentistry & Orthodontics has been serving the children of the Tidewater area for over 40 years for a reason; we love what we do! Pediatric dentists Mark S. Levin DDS , John I. Barney DDS , Michael F. Hasty DDS, MS and Scott H. Rosenblum DDS, MPH of Virginia Beach practice a full scope of pediatric dentistry . Our doctors and team are committed to providing your child with the highest quality dental care in a fu... read more

images courtesy of http://pearlharbor75thanniversary.com The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II. The attack lasted 110 minutes, from 7:55 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. A total of 2,335 U.S. servicemen were killed and 1,143 were wounded. Sixty-eight civilians were also killed and 35 were wounded. To all the brave soldiers that were a part of Peal Harbor WE WILL NEVER... read more

Christmas Town is incredible and I highly recommend it! It is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and the lights are amazing. Below are the latest and greatest Christmas Town Discounts To Include Military & Veteran Offers NEW LIMITED TIME OFFER FROM BUSCH GARDENS WILLIAMSBURG Price Freeze Alert: We've frozen prices on tickets for 10 days of Christmas Town. Now through Saturday, the prices on these days won't go up and all 10 days can be purchased for $20 or less. Quantities are limited and tickets are while supplies last. Visit http://bit.ly/2hdZW0H to learn more about how to get the b... read more

11TH ANNUAL TIPS FOR TOTS EVENT FROM OPEN-CLOSE, DECEMBER 7*, 2016 Join us at participating Greene Turtle locations Wednesday, December 7th*, 2016 for our 11th Annual Tips for Tots Event!Last year we reached our goal of almost $70,000 for local Toys for Tots programs, and this year we’re upping the ante with a goal of $90,000! Help us reach our goal and make the holiday season happier for local children by participating in one of two ways: Dine with us at a participating location on December 7th* and 100% of the tip you leave will go toward the purchase of toys, which will then be donated to ... read more

Will it Be # GoArmy ! # BeatNavy ! or #GoNavy! #BeatArmy Whoever you are rooting for, it is sure to be a great game!For more than a century, they've been at it. The Black Knights against the Midshipmen. Army vs. Navy - the greatest rivalry in sports. This rivalry dates all the way back to 1890....that is amazing! Learn all the about The Army-Navy Games Through The Years . The three-time National Champions from West Point. Learn more about the players and coaches. The Midshipmen enter thegame riding a 14-year winning streak. Check out their roster and player information. Roster • Coaches • Sch... read more

Guest Post fromSoldier's Wife, Crazy Life What You Can Do When Your Spouse is Not Home For the Holidays Fall weather, pumpkins everywhere, sweaters, peppermint mochas and Christmas decorations appearing in the stores. Tis the season for the holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, Hannukah and New Years will be here soon and with them come a lot of memory making moments. Time with family, time together and a lot of love. However, if your spouse is deployed , the holidays take on a different tone, especially if they won’t be home until sometime in the new year. There is so much going ... read more

GET READY TO HIT THE POWDER AT BIG SKY RESORT~ DECEMBER 9-11, 2016 IS MILITARY APPRECIATION WEEKEND AND IT IS GOING TO BE EPIC! Big Sky Resort Military Appreciation Weekend is Friday Dec. 9 – Dec. 11, 2016! Big Sky Resort isgrateful for our military men and women and pleased to recognize them for their service. Big Sky Resort is offering lodging specials beginning on Friday, December 9th. The Discounted lift tickets are for Saturday and Sunday . Lift ticket discounts are offered Saturday and Sunday . Active and retired military men and women receive FREE lift tickets with a valid military ID ... read more

TOP MILITARY DISCOUNT PROGRAMS FOR SKI RESORTS AROUND THE UNITED STATES 1) WINTER PARK (includes other ski resorts) HERE'S THE DEAL: Winter Park proudly salutes our military and gives overwhelming support to military service members. As a "Thank You," we are offering discount season passes and lift tickets to active and retired military and their dependents. 2016-17 WINTER MILITARY PASSES Winter passes include, Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus, Rocky Mountain Super Pass, Route 40 Pass, Winter Park Season Pass (A) Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus: Unlimited Access: skiing/riding at Winter Park Res... read more

We are excited to share a great guest post from our friends at SpouseLink.org Although Thanksgiving may be over, these 9 tips are great for pulling off any holiday dinner when short on time. READ THE ENTIRE POST HERE! The great part about the holidays is it doens't end with Thanksgiving. So, these tips are great for the upcoming holidays as well! Enjoy and Please be sure to SHARE your TIPS in the comments below. And, have a wonderful holiday season! ... read more

Via Wreathes Across America Facebook Event Page: Join us December 17, 2016 for National Wreaths Across America Day! We encourage every volunteer who places a wreath on a veteran's grave to say that veteran's name aloud and take a moment to thank them for their service to our country. It's a small act that goes a long way toward keeping the memory of our veterans alive. #SayTheirNames In the words of WAA Executive Director, Karen Worcester, "We are not here to “decorate graves." We're here to remember not their deaths, but their lives." To find a particiapting location near you, follow the lin... read more

Big changes Are Coming December 1, 2016 to your Tricare Pharmacy Network. CVS is OUT and Walgreens is IN! CVS users, time to find another Pharmacy Provider. Press Release: Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) today announced upcoming changes to the retail pharmacy network it manages on behalf of TRICARE. On Dec. 1, 2016, Walgreens pharmacy locations will join the network . CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will leave the network on the same day. The new network will have more than 58,000 locations nationwide, and ensures TRICARE beneficiaries have timely access to retail pharmacies in ... read more

The holidays are fast approaching. The holidays are a great time to spend with families and friends. Many of us, especially living in the military, live in different states from our loved ones. That means we are often traveling to visit one another. Our guest blogger, Erica owner of the Blog Whimsical September writes a wonderful post on making our guests feel welcome and loved while visiting. I love this idea and I am wonderful why I never thought of this myself. It's a great tip just in time for the holidays. I'll be sure to do this while we are hosting out of town guests this year! Hospita... read more

Ice Skating, Including Skate Rental at MacArthur On Ice - Exclusive Offer PURCHASE THIS DEAL at $9.00 Regular Price: $14.00 Military Discount Price: $12.00 Savings $5.00 | Discount 36% Highlights and Full Details Why we love this place? 7,2000 sqare foot REAL ICE, professionally maintained skating rink Skate under the stars at the ONLY outdoor ice rink in Hampton Roads Conveniently located at MacArthur Mall at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street. Open day and night between November 19th thru January 16 Fun date night, fun with a group of friends and the whole family! TEEN APP... read more

Trees for Troops delivers the spirit of Christmas to military families-one Christmas Tree at a time Mission The mission of the Christmas Spirit Foundation is to advance the Christmas Spirit for kids, families & the environment through programs & activities. About Trees for Troops Trees for Troops, a program of the Christmas SPIRIT Foundation, provides free, farm-grown Christmas Trees to United States armed forces members in all branches of the military and their families,through donations, sponsorships, grants and the work of many volunteers. Review our Trees for Troops Fast Facts for more. C... read more

We are excited to share a great guest post from our friends at SpouseLink.org This is an important read so please check it out and share it with your friends :) New for MilSpouses: Life Insurance YOU Choose! As a Military Spouse, you make a lot of family decisions and sometimes without your partner. Up until now only active duty service members could make a life insurance purchase. Well now Military Spouses can too with American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association’s (AAFMAA) Spouse Purchase Initiative . AAFMAA is the country’s longest standing not-for-profit organization expressly serving all... read more

MilitaryBridge is excited to share a Wonderful Guest Post from Julie, a Veteran's Wife. Julie shares her experiences as a Veteran's Wife in a Personal Blog called Soldier's Wife, Crazy Life offering Support for Military Spouses going through deployments, pcsing or anything else the Military life throws at you. Julie is a WAHM of t hree boys, blogging about hercrazy life as a mother, work at home mom and wife to a National Guard soldier. “This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.” —Elmer Davis I became a Veteran’s wife the day I got married, alth... read more

Celebrate Veterans Day 2016 By Attending a Parade or Event Near You! Highlighted Below are Some Wonderful Annual Veterans Day Events America's Parade - New York City The sole purpose of America’s Parade is to honor the service of our veterans and to salute our currently serving military. The parade features over 250 groups and 20,000+ participants, including veterans of all eras, military units, civic and youth groups (including Junior ROTC), businesses, and top high school marching bands from across America. Floats, military and vintage vehicles and other special elements add to the exciteme... read more

Please join us in wishing the U.S. Marine Corps a happy 241st birthday ! #HappyBirthdayMarines # OORAHMARINES A 241st Birthday Message From the Commandant of the Marine Corps November 10, 2016 Each year on or around 10 November, Marines gather in groups large and small to celebrate our history, honor the memory of those who have gone before us, and rekindle the bond that unites all generations of Marines. This year, we mark the 241st anniversary of our Corps—241 years of uncommon valor, innovation, and combat excellence. Marines, we are part of something bigger than any of us could imagine. W... read more

www.dell.com/hamptonroads Dell Military is Honoring the Military Community this Veterans Day with Door Buster Sales and Offering an Increased Military Discount. Perfect timing for those looking for the perfect Christmas Gift or Just need a New Computer. To Receive Your Increased 15% Military Discount Off The Sale, Email Dell Representative Amanda.Davila@mosaic.com. Click The Image To Start Shopping Start Shopping...Click http://www.dell.com/hamptonroads to Get Started! Learn more about Dell Military and Leave Them A Review About Your Experience on MilitaryBridge ... read more

(PRESS RELEASE) Kroger to Hold Open Interviews Nov. 9 for Military Veterans and Their Families Positions Available at all Hampton Roads Locations HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – November 7, 2016 – The Kroger Co. (NYSE) family of stores today announced it will hold open interviews nationwide on Wed., Nov. 9, for all military veterans and their family members. Interested candidates may apply at jobs.kroger.com and simply return to a store on Nov. 9 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., no appointment necessary . To make applying online even easier, Kroger offers “mobile apply” for job-seekers to submit applications... read more

Bed Bath & Beyond is Honoring the Military Community this Veterans Day with a Fantastic Discount! Active duty military and veterans along with their family members will receive 25% off their entire purchase November 10 - 13, 2016, with valid military ID or proof of service. In-store only. Find a Location Near You ! ... read more

Sport Clips Haircuts is Honoring the Military Community this Veterans Day with FREE HAIRCUTS (At Participating Locations) & THE HELP A HERO SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM~ October 17 through Veterans Day, November 11, Sport Clips locations around the country want you to help us “Help A Hero” by donating to our Help A Hero Scholarship program . On Veterans Day, November 11, $1 from every haircut service will be donated to the program. In addition, participating Sport Clips locations will offer free haircuts to all active duty military and veterans (with valid ID.) For a list of stores offering free hairc... read more

In honor of Veterans Day,Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation will offerFree Admission Veterans Day on Friday, November 11 to Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown. Upon arrival, please advise the visitor services staff you are a veteran, active duty, reserve or retired military or a family member, show your military ID card, and they will admit you and your children under age 10 free . Any guests without their own ID cards will need to pay regular admission rates. About Jamestown Settlement At Jamestown Settlement, prepare to embark on a journey to 17th-century Virginia. T... read more

Sam's Club has a Long History of Supporting the Military Community through their Everyday Military Offer and Commitment to Hiring Veterans . Walmart and Sam's Club are expanding commitments to hire 250,000 veterans by 2020. In honor of Veteran's Day, Sam's Club wants to salute the men and women of the military community with an exclusive military membership offer. Join or renew your Sam's Club Membership and receive a $15 gift card with a Sam's Savings or Business Membership or a $25 Gift Card with a Sam's Plus Membership PLUS A Free Gift of One of the following: your Choice of Between 3 Cake... read more

During our Veterans Day Discount & Freebie Roundup we create every year we realized that there were many great fundraising opportunities as well. We wanted to highlight these businesses/organizations that are Giving Back this Veterans Day for those that want to be a part in contributing. USO Heroes Fund ~ Support Our Heroes this Veterans Day - Deadline: Nov. 11: With 5,000 service members fighting in Iraq and helping the fight for Mosul, thousands more still in Afghanistan and hundreds of thousands more deployed around the world - our active duty heroes need you now more than ever. Make a tax... read more

Back Again This Year.... The Military Big Kids Coupon. Don't Forget To Print It Out! Learn more about The Children's Museum of Virginia on MilitaryBridge. While You Are There....Leave Them A Review! ... read more

In honor of Veterans Day, the Museum is offering Free Admission to Active Duty and Retired Military, Veterans, and their families. Free admission is offered to all military and up to four of their immediate family members on Friday, November 11 with valid military ID. The Mariners' Museum and Park salutes and thanks all of our Armed Service members! Learn more about The Mariners' Museum , their everyday military discount and exhibits on MilitaryBridge. ... read more

AIR FORCE VETERAN MICHELE DÈNIZ RELEASES POWERFUL NEW MILITARY TRIBUTE SONG “LION HEART.” WATCH THE VIDEO Michele Dèniz - Lion Heart “Being in the military shaped my entire adult life and certainly my music.” NEW YORK - Michele Déniz has released her long awaited debut music video, “Lion Heart;” a song about empowerment & strength, dedicated to the honor of U.S. Veterans and servicemen & women around the world.” The song features a powerful & heart-wrenching vocal performance from Michele, as well as captivating footage of military life. “Military people and their families are ‘Lion Hearts,’ ... read more

Texas de Brazil has a LONG history of Supporting the Military Community in Showing Appreciation Through Their Nationwide Military Discount Program. Texas de Brazil wants to continue their support and appreciation through this Veterans Day Offer! Veterans and active duty military can Enjoy 50% off the regular dinner price and 20% off the regular dinner pricefor their guests. Offer valid for up to 8 guests per table/reservation at domestic locations only. VALID DATES: Monday, November 7 - Friday, November 11, 2016 Visit Texas de Brazil on MilitaryBridge to learn more about locations, menu, ever... read more

Honoring our Heroes on Veterans Day at ALL Hickory Taverns On Veterans Day this year all Hickory Taverns are honoring our heroes with a special menu and 50% off everything on that menu. Additionally they will receive a coupon for 20% off their meal on their next visit. Find a Hickory Tavern near you! ... read more

Veterans Offer For Christmas Town Busch Gardens Williamsburg Join in the joy of Christmas Town at a special price in appreciation of Military Veterans. Purchase single-day tickets to Christmas Town Busch Gardens Williamsburg for the discounted rate of $24 ages 3 and up and Christmas Town Fun Card with discounted rate of $33.30. Offer available for purchase in early November 2016. Offer expires 1/02/2017 Register online using the ID.me process. Already a member? Sign in with your email address and password. Not a member? Select “Join Now” and complete the Troop ID information. NOTE : To ensure... read more

Veterans Appreciation Week, November 6-12 at The Montgomerie Zoo Help us say thank you to all the proud men, women and their families that bravely serve our country and the world. The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Wildlife Learning Museum will offer reduced admission to veterans and military families during the annual Veterans Appreciation Week, Sunday, November 6-Saturday, November 12. From November 6 through November 12, all veterans, active military personnel, and dependent family members will receive a 50% discount on regular admission to the Zoo and the Mann Wildlife Learning Museum. Participa... read more

VETERANS DAY DISCOUNTS & FREEBIES Brought to you by MilitaryBridge.Com THE MEANING OF VETERANS DAY: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. We would like to say a special "Thank You" from MilitaryBridge to all military members past, present, and future foryour amazing dedication and sacrifices you and your families make every day to protect our freedom! NATIONAL VETERANS DAY DISCOUNTS RESTAURANTS (FREE MEALS & DEALS) The Greene Turtle: This Veterans Day, The Greene Turtle Would Like To Honor O... read more

Westgate Resorts Appreciates Our Military For the sixth year, Westgate Resorts and CEO David Siegel are continuing the company tradition of honoring our U.S. military personnel and their families by giving away 1,000 free vacations on Veteran’s Day . For the first time, the complimentary vacations will be part of an exclusive weekend-long celebration specifically for current active duty military personnel who have served in combat and their families as well as Gold Star families at Westgate Town Center Resort in Orlando, Florida from May 5-7, 2017. Check back on November 11 at 9 a.m. EST to r... read more

DOGS ON DEPLOYMENT'S BEER DOGS & VETERANS NOVEMBER 5, 2016....WHAT COULD BE BETTER? Get your tickets early online! Skip the lines. This is going to be an Awesome Event! Please help Spread the Word in Hampton Roads. GET TICKETS ! Details: Beer, Dogs, and Veterans (BDV)! This is our 2nd Annual Community Awareness and Beer Festival in support of our November Charity of the month -- Dogs on Deployment: Hampton Roads Chapter . This event brings together community organizations/businesses that support our military as well as pet organizations so we can spread the word about services and resources a... read more

The Hampton Roads DAV Honors Our Veterans This Veterans Day With A 5K Run and 20% Discount In Hampton Roads Stores 2016 DAV 5K NEWPORT NEWS The DAV 5K Run to Honor Veterans is a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride that thanks those who served and raises awareness of the issues our ill and injured veterans face every day. Special thanks to BlueLine Rental, Local Presenting Sponsor of the DAV 5K Newport News. WHERE Oyster Point 701 Town Center Dr. Newport News, VA 23606 WHEN Sunday, November 13 Race begins at 9 a.m. DIRECTIONS AND PARKING Need directions? Map it! We strongly encourage participa... read more

McDonalds of Hampton Roads is Honoring Active Duty and Veterans This Veterans Day 2016! About McDonalds of Hampton Roads: McDonalds of Hampton Roads is comprised of 95 restaurants in Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. One hundred percent of the restaurants in this area are independently owned and operated by local franchisees. Follow McDonald’s of Hampton Roads on Twitter to get up to date information: McDonald's USA, LLC , serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to more than 27 million customers every day. Nearly 90 percent of McDonald's 14,000 U.S. resta... read more

ABUELO'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT IS HONORING THE MILITARY COMMUNITY THIS VETERANS DAY THROUGH A FUNDRAISER (Nationwide) AND MILITARY DISCOUNT (At Participating Locations) Companywide - Queso for Heroes fundraiser for Homes for Our Troops – Abuelo’s will donate $1 to Homes for Our Troops for each Chile con Queso appetizer that is sold, Monday, November 7 through Friday, November 11. Veterans Day Discount Virginia and Ohio Locations – Additionally, these stores will offer veterans and active duty military a 20% discount on their entire check all day on Friday, November 11. Valid Military ID required... read more

NAUTICUS USS WISCONSIN is Proud to Support the Military Community in Offering FREE ADMISSION for Veterans, Active duty, and Retired on Veterans Day. ABOUT: NAUTICUS inspires and educates with engaging & interactive experiences that celebrate our connections with today's maritime world. Nauticus is a contemporary museum that uses the natural setting of Norfolk's harbor to showcase global maritime commerce and the world's largest Navy. EXHIBITS: Changing Exhibits Battleship Wisconsin Permanent Exhibits Digital Hi-Definition and 3D Films Online Exhibit Nauticus Webcam PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES Speci... read more

To celebrate our Veterans, Jefferson Lines will be offering free rides for Veterans again for 2016 To qualify for free travel on Jefferson Lines routes, Veterans must attain tickets in person at a Jefferson Lines corporate location by showing their DD 214 Form and an ID, such as a driver’s license. Veterans can attain these free tickets anytime up to and including November 22, 2016 . Free tickets are available for travel departing on November 4 th through November 22 th for both one-way and roundtrip tickets. Veterans are welcome to return on a different date for roundtrip tickets anytime thr... read more

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium Offering FREE ADMISSION November 11-13, 2016 in Honor of Veterans Day! NOVEMBER 11 - NOVEMBER 13 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM In celebration of Veterans Day, we are offering free admission on Nov. 11, 12, and 13 to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission. To receive your discount, bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service with you to the Zoo. This offer extends to our sis... read more

Northwest TrekVeterans Day Weekend November 11 - November 13 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Veterans' Appreciation Days To celebrate Veterans’ Day, Northwest Trek is offering FREE admission on November 11, 12, and 13 to all individuals who are currently serving or have honorably served in the U.S. military. Immediate family members will receive half-off general admission. Please be sure to bring your active military/veteran identification card, discharge papers, DD214s, or any other proof of honorable US military service with you to Northwest Trek. You can also enjoy a 10% discount at the Gift Shop and th... read more

VETERANS DAY AT THE OREGON ZOO 2016 The Oregon Zoo will mark Veterans Day by offering free admission for military veterans and active military personnel, as well as family members who accompany them to the zoo. Families of deployed military personnel also will be given free admission. Veterans, active military personnel and their families will also receive 10% off purchases at the zoo gift shop and all food and beverage locations. To receive free admission November 11, visitors must show a military or veteran organization ID, discharge papers or other official military identification; familie... read more

Nashville Zoo is Proud to Announce their MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY, PRESENTED BY REGIONS 11/13/2016 , 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Nashville Zoo and Regions Bank invite active military personnel, military veterans and their immediate families to receive free admission during Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, November 13. Military Appreciation Day is offered in gratitude for the commitment, bravery and sacrifices made by those who serve our country. In addition to regular Zoo activities, a special children’s fun zone will be set up on Festival Field with bounce houses, games and activities. The Grass... read more

MOUNT VERNON VETERANS DAY 2016 In honor of our nations veterans,active duty, former, or retired military personnel can enjoy FREE admission to Mount Vernon on Veterans Day About Mount Vernon The riverside estate of George Washington includes the Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, with 25 galleries and theaters, more than 700 artifacts, and interactive displays that introduce visitors to the real George Washington. The most famous dentures in the world are on display, along with three life-size models of Washington created from a forensic investigation.... read more

Operation Wedding Gown kick-off is November 6-19, 2016! Brides Across America Says Thank You to Our Veterans, Active Military, and our First Responders by Giving Away Free Wedding Gowns. Even more Excitement! This November, during Operation Wedding Gown couples can enter a Chance to Win a Free Wedding at Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida. For Immediate Release: Nationwide (October 31, 2016) – Brides Across America is proud to kick off its annual November 2016 Operation Wedding Gown giveaway events held at salons across the country. To support and connect our communities, Brides Across Ame... read more

November is Military Family Month November 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016 Military Family Month was established in 1993 by the Armed Services YMCA, with the U.S. Government formally recognizing the occasion every year since. In 2009 proclamation, President Barack Obama called on all Americans to honor military families through private actions and public service f or the tremendous contributions they make in the support of our service members and our Nation during Military Family Month. Each November, the Armed Services YMCA celebrates Military Family Month to demonstrate the nation’s support and... read more

GOLDEN CORRAL Military Appreciation Dinner In Honor Of Veterans Day Golden Corral's annual Military Appreciation Night dinner will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 , from 5 to 9 pm in all Golden Corral restaurants nationwide. The FREE dinner meal is a special "thank you tribute" to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to join us for Golden Corral's Military Appreciation dinner. Thank you for helping Golden Corral support Disabled American Veterans To date, Golden C... read more

Veterans Day Olive Garden 2016 On Veterans Day, Olive Garden restaurants will offer a free entrée from a special menu to active-duty military and military veterans. The special menu features six of Olive Garden ’s most popular items. Entrees are served with unlimited homemade soup or famous house salad and warm, garlic breadsticks. Find a Location Near You! ... read more

VETERANS DAY AT UNO PIZZERIA! Uno Pizzeria is Honoring Our Military Members Past and Present. This Veterans Day, November 11, 2016 Military Members Can Enjoy a FREE ENTREE or INDIVIDUAL PIZZA (with an entree or pizza purchase). Just show your Military or Veterans ID. Learn more about Uno Pizzeria , their everyday military discount at participating locations, and their menu on MilitaryBridge.com While you are there, Leave Them A Review! ... read more

Since 1978, Beach Ford has been proud to serve the Virginia Beach, Suffolk, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake, VA community. We're here to help you find the new car or used car you've been searching for. Feel free to browse our inventory online, or stop by one of our showrooms and speak with a knowledgeable Beach Ford or Barton Ford sales associate. Click here to view New Car and Used Car inventory from our store in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Click here to view New Car and Used Car inventory from our store in SUFFOLK, VA . The Beach Ford and Barton Ford team will help you choose the right auto fina... read more

LEGOLAND FLORIDA is Honoring Veterans During November Plus A Generous Discount for Your Guests! They also have a Free Admission Offer for Active Duty, Guard and Reserve for 2016! VETERANS DAY OFFER: LEGOLAND Florida Resort is offering VETERANSFREE ADMISSION Nov. 1-20, 2016, plus a 50 percent discount on tickets for up to six guests during the same period. To receive free admission, U.S. veterans must present valid military ID or proof of veteran status at the theme park ticket windows on the day of their visit. This offer is not available online or by phone. On Veterans Day, Friday, November ... read more

Military Veterans and Active-Duty Service Members will be able to eat FREE from the Applebee's Veterans Day Menu at participating Applebee's across the U.S. on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, 2016 with id. Stay tuned and we will update this post with the Special Menu. Applebee's is Proud To Support The Military Community Not Only On Veterans Day But Everyday! Applebee's is Proud to Offer an Everyday Military Discount! 15% off with a military id in all of our Tidewater locations (Virginia) Check other locations nationwide to see if they offer an Everyday Military Discount. Learn more about ... read more

Christmas Town is incredible and I highly recommend it! It is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and the lights are amazing. This is a fantastic offer for tickets so if you are thinking of going you will want to jump on this offer! This years pricing structure is set up where the earlier youbuy the better chance at savings The Busch Gardens Single Day Christmas Town Ticket does come with Restrictions One of the main restrictions is that if a ticket is purchased under the dynamic pricing it is non-refundable and only valid on the date it is purchased for. There are a limited number of ... read more