Blog Posts tagged in "military resources"

Will you be PCSing to a new military community and looking to buy a home? Or, are you currently serving or have served in the U.S. military and curious about the VA Home Loan Benefit? Let's dig in and learn more about this incredible benefit that you have earned. Why would a VA Home Loan be the best choice for you? VA loans offer many advantages for current or former service members. Whether you are looking to buy a home or refinance, you can do so without many of the expenses or restrictions that apply to people seeking conventional loans. This program is in place specifically for your benef... read more

Great news for Military Kiddos, the National Military Family Association has announced the 2024 Operation Purple Camp locations for 2024!Applications are NOW OPEN! Since 2004, Operation Purple Camp has served over 64,000 Military Kids. Operation Purple Camp is a free week long camp available to military children from all military branches. Operation Purple Camp's mission is to help alleviatethe stresses of military life and connect with kids just like them. It's a great opportunity. Below are the announced locations of the 2024 camp season. While at an Operation Purple Camp your child will en... read more

APRIL IS DESIGNATED THE MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD ~A MONTH TO HONOR & CELEBRATE THE SACRIFICES, RESILIENCE AND COURAGE OF OUR MILITARY KIDDOS~ History of Month of the Military Child (Via U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity ) April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community. Sponsored by the Department of Defense Military Community and Family Policy, the Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices and the challenges they over... read more

Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops & Snow Care for Troops offers FREE Services for Military Members Deployed Instate and Abroad Project EverGreen’s GreenCare for Troops & Snow Care for Troops is a nationwide program that matches volunteers (mostly professional landscapers and snow removal contractors) with military families who have a loved one deployed, and need a little extra help with their yard work. Their volunteers have agreed to provide basic landscaping services (lawn mowing, hedge trimming, fertilizing, leaf clean-up, snow removal, etc.) free of charge to these military familie... read more

United States Postal Service is Making it Easier to Support the Troops this Holiday Season The U.S. Postal Service offers discounted shipping year-round for military, perfect for sending presents and cards to military members this holiday season. Once again this year, The postal service has rolled out their recommended shipping dates for family members and loved ones of service members. To send packages to friends and loved ones serving in the military and diplomatic posts abroad, the U.S. Postal Service offers a year-round discounted price of $19.60 on its largest Priority Mail Flat Rate® Bo... read more

Press Release Courtesy of Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs Military students who make a difference in their community are eligible to win one of 10 $2,000 scholarships through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s and Unilever’s Rewards of Caring essay contest. From Aug. 30 through Sept. 26, authorized students in grades six through 12 with a grade-point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) can submit an essay in English of 500 words or fewer explaining why their community and involvement in service projects are important to them. “This contest is a great opportunity fo... read more

This is such an amazing program! Below are the details from Operation Homefront: Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019 Back-to-School Brigade events! Operation Homefront is honored to be able to provide school supplies to our military families and help in any way that they can. Please note that this event is for DEERS enrolled military dependent children only who will be in Kindergarten through 12th grade for the 2019-2020 school year ABOUT THE BACK-TO-SCHOOL BRIGADE Back-to-School Brigade® is Operation Homefront's annual nationwide school supply collection and distribution campaign. Since in... read more

The Mariners' Museum loves to serve our Military Community in Hampton Roads. Not only do they offer their Military Discount off membership, they also love to host Military Ceremonies. The Mariners' Museum hosts a wide array of military ceremonies from retirements to commissionings, and everything in between. The Huntington and Anna Rooms serve as a great daytime event space and can hold up to 200 guests. The park also makes a great backdrop for calisthenics, and is available at 0-dark thirty! The Mariners' Museum has put together an Exclusive Package just for the Military Community! Contact T... read more

I’ve recently become obsessed with listening to Military Spouse Podcasts! As a busy Mom, Spouse and Entrepreneur; I don’t always have the time to sit down and watch videos or read blogs. Podcasts seem to be the perfect solution to that, it allows me to listen to amazing content while multitasking throughout my day. In my search for podcasts, I’ve found some amazing Military spouse podcasts to tune into. Not only do they “Get It” they all bring something different to my daily inspiration. Here are 5 Military Spouse Podcasts that Should Be on Your Radar! MILITARY SPOUSE PODCASTS DEAR MILFAMILY ... read more

Earlier this month, the Walmart Foundation announced a $250,000 grant to Texas-based Operation Homefront for their Critical Financial Assistance program. The grant will provide financial assistance to military families experiencing financial crises. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services throughout the year to help prevent short-term challenges from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. The funding from the Walmart Foundation will serve approximately 300 families and help cover critical needs for military... read more

IMPORTANCE OF A MINDFUL MORNING Author: Mindful Morning, Life Coach, Megan Hall, Motivational Speaker The definition of mindful is conscious or aware of something. So what is a mindful morning? A mindful morning means we are being intentional about how we start our day so we can be conscious and aware of what’s going on while our day progresses. When we start our day off without a good morning routine we are in reactive mode. We are reacting to everything going on around us instead of being proactive. A mindful morning helps us be proactive by taking control of situations before they happen. ... read more

MANCHIN APPLAUDS FISHER HOUSE FOR VOLUNTEERING TO COVER EXPENSES FOR FAMILIES OF FALLEN SOLDIERS DURING SHUTDOWN Washington, D.C. – In the event of a government shutdown, the Department of Defense would not be able to pay death gratuities to families of service members killed in combat without additional legislation from Congress. If that happens, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has worked with the CEO of the Fisher House Foundation, Ken Fisher, to make sure these families are taken care of in their time of greatest need. The Fisher House generously agreed to offer the families an advance ... read more

We know that there has been a lot of frustration over the changes to United Concordia. We see military members and families asking constantly for recommendations on best dentists both pediatric and adult in their military communities. If you have found a great UC dentist please take 30 seconds and recommend them on MilitaryBridge along with your rating/review. We will get it up on MB asap. Your recommendation and review will help others in the search for a new provider. We are all in this military life together, let's help one another out :) RECOMMEND A DENTIST HERE ... read more

What a great opportunity for # milspouses interested in going to school, pursuing a license, getting clinical hours, etc to receive a scholarship . Hurry and apply, the deadline is fast approaching! Please # spreadtheword and tag any friends who you think might be interested in this great opportunity! Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Application The National Military Family Association is the leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening and protecting military families. The mission of this scholarship program is to help prepare military spouses for meaningful em... read more

The way one man lived his life has inspired thousands to be a better person, to include me. I had known a little bit about Pat Tillman's story but what I didn't know was the back story. I recently watched the documentary "A Football Life: In memory of Pat Tillman" . I was so moved by the person Pat was, what he stood for and how he lived his life.This man was the epitome of a true Patriot giving up millions playing in the NFL to serve our country as an Army Ranger following 9-11. "Sports embodied many of the qualities I deem meaningful," he said in 2002. "However, these last few years, and es... 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

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

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 , 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

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

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

Great news for NEW or EXPECTING MILITARY MOMS that plan to 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

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

Updated 2022 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 P... 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

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

We are so excited to announce our newly designed website is LIVE! Want to know more about What You'll Find on the New Website? MB has broken down the site and added snapshots to give you a glimpse into all the New features. We also have information on HOW YOU can Be a Part of The MB Community. MB has added on several new features to better serve the military community in the PCS process. We realized that there was a huge VOID in resources for military members & families when PCSing to new military communities . Our mission is to help take the stress out of military moves by providing the oppo... read more

Kroger in Chesapeake, Virginia is HIRING! There are both full-time and part-time positions available. Please share this information with anyone you know looking for a job. Available opportunities include: Stew Chefs Bakery Deli Drug/GM Fuel Produce Grocery Apparel Line Cooks Cake Decorators Meat cutters Cashiers Hourly Associates All Positions Learn more about Kroger on MilitaryBridge Learn more abour Kroger and their commitment to the Military Community ... read more

Hampton Roads Don't Miss Out On Operation In Touch and Dove Real Beauty’s 3rd annual “Women of the Military” Event! It is free to milspouses, veterans & active duty women! Wednesday, May 18, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. Limited spots available — don’t miss your chance to attend! Register and learn more! ... read more

Kroger Hosting Job Fair to Bring More Jobs to Hampton Roads Company has 700 Job Openings in the Mid-Atlantic Division PRESS RELEASE: Hampton Roads, VA – January 6, 2016 – Kroger of Hampton Roads is sponsoring a career fair, Friday, January 15 to attract applicants for more than 700 vacancies in its Mid-Atlantic Division. Job seekers looking for full-time and especially part-time and specialty positions are invited for on-the-spot interviews. “Kroger is looking for the best and the brightest to join our family of associates,” said Noelle Motley, spokesperson for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division.... read more

BOOTS TO BUSINESS REBOOT For the first time the SBA will take the Boots to Business Reboot program to Gloucester, VA. If you served or are serving join us for this two day entrepreneurial class. Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurship training course for Veterans, their spouses and dependents. The event will be led by SBA Resource Partners and industry experts will host up to 100 Veterans for a two-day Introduction to Entrepreneurship class. Boots to Business: Reboot, will introduce veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership, and lead participants through the key steps for eva... read more

COMPASS Norfolk is holding a special session on the peninsula next Tuesday & Wednesday (October 6 & 7, 2015)! It's open to all Navy, Coast Guard & Marine spouses. It's FREE, and they reimburse for childcare, feed you every night and celebrate with cake at the end. During the two evening classes they will teach you all about the sea of resources available to you and give you some amazing tips, tricks & advice on how to confidently navigate this spouse life. Email to register. Limited to the first 20 spouses who register. Learn more about COMPASS on MilitaryBridg... read more

JUNIOR ENLISTED MILITARY FAMILIES TO BE HONORED FOR VOLUNTEERISM The Armed Services YMCA will host the 21st Annual Five Star Military Family Recognition Luncheon on Friday, November 6th at the Westin Town Center. 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 t... read more

This Labor Day Weekend, 633 active and retired military members will participate in the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Virginia Beach Half Marathon, 5K and Mile in the Sand races. As the weekend draws near, I wanted to share the number of ways supporters can provide encouragement for all participants. Humana is offering activities such as the Humana Vitality Cheer Squad website, where fans and families can submit words of encouragement and cheers for anyone running the half marathon. Additionally, Humana will have an in-person Cheer Squad lining the last mile of the race to provide walkers and runners ... read more

This webinar is for anyone desiring a business restart. Whether you move frequently or just feel like your business isn’t gaining the momentum you would like, this class will be the boost you need. We will cover why SEO is important to your move and how to implement it ahead of time, how to start making connections and booking clients before you have even moved, as well as how I “close” and “re-launch” my business with each move we make. Getting your business off the ground shouldn’t be a headache but a fun adventure. Learn more and JOIN the Webinar! Learn more about Memories By Mere a milita... read more

Welcome to Scholarship Sharing! Scholarship Sharing is an information distribution platform that is dedicated to connecting students to resources for funding a higher education. Scholarship Sharing works to ensure students can be knowledgeable about ways to fund college, and empower them to make smart financial decisions. Students often don't know where to begin their search for aid, therefore they provide events and services to expand the knowledge of college funding opportunities. Scholarship Sharing is a nonprofit that was started by President Lorraine SantaLucia who graduated debt free he... read more

Welcome to DeCA's Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sale~The September Schedule Is Out! 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. Always check with your commissary for date changes or cancellations before you go. Case lot sales may be cancelled due to weather or other events beyond our control. Commissaries are not responsible for early sell out of items during case lot sales due to high customer volume or limited product avail... read more

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

Operation Homefront, Price Rite& Feed the Children are teaming up to providefood boxes to military families! Thursday, May 21st 10AM - 2PM Woodbridge, VA Eligible to military families from all branches including active or inactive National Guard and Reserve E-6 and below. We also welcome any post 911 wounded, ill or injured veteran. Register Today! Registration closes at 3pm tomorrow 5/15/2015. You'll receive 25 pounds of nonperishable food, 12 pounds of household goods, 5 pounds of Avon products and a James Patterson book. Price Rite will also provide lettuce, carrots, celery, bottled water,... read more

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

Whether you already live in Hampton Roads or it's your next duty station, the area has a lot to offer. There is a lot to love about Hampton Roads. First of all, there is a large military presence in the area where each branch of the armed forces is represented which really gives the area a sense of being a military community. Secondly, the area is surrounded by water which is perfect for the beach, fishing, and boating lovers. The climate is mild and there are four seasons which is wonderful. One of the greatest benefits to the Hampton Roads area is there is a ton to do here. Remember, every ... read more

HOOTS FOR TROOPS I just love meeting people who have a passion and desire to make the world we live in a better place. To selflessly take their time, commitment, and even money to do something to make another person smile. I just learned about Crystal Lea Cawley and her mission to do just that, put a smile on a military member or veterans face. She wants military members and veterans to know that we are thinking of them and that we care. Crystal reminds us all to be a better person. She does that through her mission with Hoots for Troops . Crystal started Hoots For Troops as seen above as a w... read more

The Big Kids Coupon is back at the Portsmouth Children's Museum! Good Tuesday, January 13 through Thursday, February 12. Download your coupon today by clicking this link here ! The Portsmouth Children's Museum is one of my favorite things to do with the kiddos in Hampton Roads. The museum went through a huge renovation a couple years back and it's one of the best I've ever visited. Below is a little more on the Museum. What you'll see at the Children's Museum: Children step inside a world where bubbles grow bigger than they are, where the forces of energy electrify and spark their i maginatio... read more

Ever dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur? While here's the chance of a lifetime! 7‑Eleven ® is giving away a franchise to one deserving U.S. Military Veteran . Below check out the 7-Eleven Press Release and find out how you could be the lucky winner: If you're a U.S. military veteran, we want you! And to show just how much, we're giving away a 7‑Eleven convenience store franchise* to one deserving (and incredibly lucky) vet. It could be you! Win A Store and So Much More 7‑Eleven is the world's #1 convenience store and is consistently ranked as a top-five franchisor. But enough about us. Here ... read more

Brand New Military Appreciation Program Golf Fans Will Love! PGA TOUR LAUNCHES LARGE-SCALE MILITARY TICKETING PLATFORM WITH SUPPORT FROM QUICKEN LOANS PGA TOUR Launches Large-scale Military Ticketing Platform with Support from Quicken Loans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Military tickets to more than 30 PGA TOUR tournaments accessible via one centralized ticket hub in 2015 PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.-December 12, 2014– Underscoring its support for the Birdies for the Brave® military outreach initiative, the PGA TOUR, with support from Quicken Loans, today announced the launch of a comprehensive, integrat... read more

Wounded Wear Toast To The Heroes V Event March 7, 2015 Wounded Wear is hosting its Fifth Annual Toast to the Heroes Fundraiser March 7, 2015 from 6:00pm-11pm. The event will be held at the Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel at 425 Water Street in historic Portsmouth, Virginia. This event will include a tasting of different wines, locally brewed beers from Young Veteran's Brewing Company. This is a cocktail event with food, entertainment and an amazing silent auction! Attire is Cocktail Dresses for the Ladies and Black Tie Optional for the Gentlemen! Hotel for the event is the Ren... read more

VCA Airline Boulevard Animal Hospital ABOUT VCA: At VCA Airline Boulevard Animal Hospital, we provide individualized, personal care to each client and treat each pet as if they were our most important patient. Our well-trained staff is friendly, caring and compassionate to clients and patients alike. You can rest assured that atVCA Airline Boulevard Animal Hospital we will always go the extra mile in caring for your pets. We are an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited facility. To be accredited, a hospital must demonstrate an exceptional level of medical care and client serv... read more

FEATURED MILITARY RELATED NON-PROFIT~Canines With A Cause I have been honored to be a part of sharing fantastic military relatednon-profits and programs available to the military community. There are so many amazing programs available to help military members active to veterans with all aspects of military life. My goal in sharing these fantastic programs is that it may help either you or someone you know reading this! I would like to highlight a fantastic organization called Canines With A Cause. Below you will find some information about their mission. I would also like to highlight an arti... read more

I just wanted to share that MB has added new Veterans Day offers that keep rolling in to our Big List of over 100 Military and Veteran Appreciation Offers! You can find the up to date list of MBVeterans Day Freebies& Discounts HERE ! Please SHARE this list far and wide so all can enjoy some of these wonderful Veterans Day offers. You can also follow us on FB to keep up to date with any new Veterans Day offers. ... read more

This Veterans Day , Join the USO in providing critical moments for our troops and their families. Give $11 on 11/11 and you can help provide our troops and their families with USO moments like the ones listed below: 34 Calls Home, 55 bottles of water, 70 cups of coffee, and free meals. Learn more about these programs here . DONATE and Give USO Moments (National) DONATE to our local USO HRCV Learn more about our local USO of Hampton Roads and Cetral Virginia centers, events, and support on MB! ... read more

Operation Rock the Troops(ORT) OUR MISSION: An inspirational movement that gives back through entertainment and music education for our American Troops and their families. Join Us for the Movie Premiere of Operation Rock The Troops Coming this Veterans Day~ find out more about the Documentary Movie, from Award winning Producer Matthew JC, that just signed a World Wide Distribution Deal through Vision Films. The Documentary features the journey of the JC AllStars and their mission to rock the troops all over the world! From the director: My name is Matthew JC from Dallas Texas, and I am the Di... read more

~Every Monday MB likes to feature some of the great military related non-profits in this country. This week's featured non-profit is Flights for Fallen Families~ There are over 85,000 military related non-profits since 9-11. I feel it an honor and duty to share as many great programs out there to help our military members from active duty, to veterans, to military families, to reserve and guard members, and even pets of military members. There are so many fantastic non-profits available to help in all aspects of military life. This Monday, I would like to feature a brand new military related ... read more

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

Please show Dogs on Deployment and our military members your support this week! $10 goes directly to the cause with every t-shirt purchase! This provides resources needed to supply military members with a service to find resources for their pets during times of military commitment. Thousands of military members nationwide are deployed every year, fulfilling a commitment made to serve and protect their country. Their service requires many sacrifices, including leaving loved ones (human and animal alike) behind. But support organizations like Dogs on Deployment -- a nonprof... read more

Spotlight on Local Mom: Nicole Mansfield Posted on June 10, 2014 by Tidewater Parent Staff in Baby , Baby Products , Highlights , Lifestyle , Moms + Dads , Slideshow , Top Stories , Trends , Work + Money When Nicole Mansfield first looped an elastic band through her son’s toy, it was an attempt to defeat the “uh-oh” game that he had recently learned to love. She did not realize at the time that her effort to keep germs out of her son’s mouth would turn into her own successful business: Toys Don’t Drop . Since she first started having her “Necklace Nanny” produced in 2010, Nicole has created a... read more

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

2014 Birth and Beyond Baby Expo When + Where Saturday, May 10, 2014 Holiday Inn Virginia Beach 5655 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462 Baby Expo 10 AM – 3 PM Baby Shower 12:30 – 2 PM ($10 advance registration required) Register Here Tidewater Parent is excited to announce an event that was created with the parents-to-be in mind! This years’ Baby Expo is going to feature an abundance of exciting and educational vendors to help you plan for your new bundle of joy. We will also have a room just for retail offerings, so be ready to shop for all things baby while you are here. This year we wan... read more

MilitaryBridge is proud to partner up with 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union. 1st Advantage takes pride in helping the military community here in Hampton Roads with all of their banking and financial needs. Below you will find some of the services that they offer. 1st Advantage has several locations on the peninsula area of Hampton Roads to include locations on the military bases. The Community’s Lender For over 60 years, 1st Advantage Federal Credit Union has offered our members a safe and secure environment to manage their finances. We invite you to join our member owned, not-for-profit, f... read more

MB FACEBOOK FOLLOWERS: If you enjoy receiving our Facebook posts on Local, National, and Online Military Discounts, plus receiving great local military related events, programs, and of course great military pictures, than PLEASE read and SHARE this message with your friends!! Changes have been happening on Facebook. Basically, you are no longer seeing all the updates from all of the pages that you “LIKE” on Facebook. You may be seeing some posts but not all. The reason being, Facebook now wants businesses to pay to promote their posts in order for your followers to see them. Therefore, they a... read more