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  1. Month of the Military Child – 2024

    Military families, don’t miss these opportunities to get out and celebrate your military child!

    April 15, 2024
  2. Battleship Wisconsin Birthday Celebration!

    At Battleship Wisconsin‘s Birthday celebration on Saturday, April 13th Nauticus will be opening NEW SPACES aboard the ship and offering special programs. Don’t miss the fun!

    April 10, 2024
  3. Mariners’ MilKids Fest

    Join The Mariners’ Museum and Park as they celebrate the Month of the Military Child with their annual Mariners’ MilKids Fest!

    April 9, 2024
  4. Military Families – Father/Daughter Ball 2024 – On Sale March 15th!

    Save the date and set your phone alerts! By royal proclamation, Military families are cordially invited to the Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads Father-Daughter Military Ball! 

    March 12, 2024
  5. Book Giveaway Winner! Dear Daddy: Conversations with My Military Dad

    I am thrilled to be able to offer another book giveaway, this time for a copy of a new military dad and son keepsake journal by award-winning military spouse author Pearl Gifty Alimo!

    February 20, 2024
  6. Trees for Troops 2023

    Military Families – here is the updated information for the local Trees for Troops event in Hampton Roads!

    November 22, 2023
  7. Military Families- FREE Admission to Colonial Williamsburg (Veterans Day Weekend)

    Colonial Williamsburg is offering an admission special for Military Service Members and their families.

    November 10, 2023
  8. Veterans Day Admission Specials/Discounts & Events

    Veterans Day is reserved for appreciating those who have put their lives on the line to serve our country. Many of our local community programs are publicizing discounts for Military Veterans in honor of the day.

    November 10, 2023
  9. The 2023 Military Family Festival

    A FREE DAY of family fun for all Hampton Roads Military Families! The Military Family Fall Festival and Resource Fair provides fun-filled entertainment, crafts, activities, and games for all ages to enjoy!

    October 23, 2023
  10. NAS Oceana Air Show 2023 – Women In Naval Aviation

    The NAS Oceana Air Show is back for 2023!!! Don’t miss the jet noise, performances and the fantastic displays this year.

    September 12, 2023
  11. Reminder – Summer 2023 – Blue Star Museums in Hampton Roads

    This program allows military personnel and their families to visit over 2,000 participating museums for FREE. Check out this post for participating museums in Hampton Roads!

    August 9, 2023
  12. Reminder – Military – Admission Special (January/February 2023) at the Virginia Aquarium

    A special discount for Military Families in January -February 2023 at The Virginia Aquarium!

    January 11, 2023
  13. Military Families – Operation Sergeant Santa!

    Military families! Don’t miss the Operation Sergeant Santa event, held at Joint Base Langley Eustis in Newport News, Virginia!

    November 15, 2022
  14. Military Family Appreciation Weekend at Virginia Living Museum

    Our partners at the Virginia Living Museum have a great promotion for Military Families this weekend in honor of Military Child Month! This weekend, May 14-15, 2022 the museum will offer half-price admission for children and adults.

    May 12, 2022
  15. 2024 Independent Wellness Summit: Rediscover You (Free Event)

    With all of the things we military and first responder spouses have on our plates it can be hard to keep perspective, and to remember to include our own wellness on our list of priorities. Don’t miss the 7th Annual Independent Wellness Summit, designed to help you FLOURISH!

    March 6, 2022
  16. Military Families – Drive-In Movie: Dolittle

    Military families, MWR is putting on a socially distant Drive-In Movie event the whole family can enjoy!

    May 13, 2020
  17. Military: Parent to Parent Webinar Series

    Upcoming FREE webinars for military families on Helping Military Kids Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic and Helping Military Teens Navigate Change.

    May 11, 2020
  18. Military/DOD Families – Spring Into Reading

    Military/DOD families are invited to participate in a Spring Reading program! The perfect (extra) incentive to read a little extra during this time at home.

    May 7, 2020
  19. Military Families- Exceptional Family Member Resource Fair

    If your military family is enrolled in Exceptional Family Member Program (or would like to find out more), this event may be a great resource!

    February 20, 2020
  20. Military Families – Character Breakfast at Dam Neck (On Sale Feb 17)

    These events are always such a huge hit! Military Families, make sure to check out the Character Breakfast scheduled on Dam Neck!

    January 27, 2020
  21. Free Tickets To VA Aquarium for Military (Limited Time Offer)

    Military Families (Active Duty, Reserve/National Guard, and dependents) have an opportunity for FREE Tickets to the Virginia Aquarium through the USO this Friday!

    January 22, 2020
  22. Military Teens: Civics Unplugged Leadership Program

    A fun opportunity for military kids who are in high school! Blue Star Families has teamed up with Civics Unplugged!

    October 17, 2019
  23. Military Families: Smart Start Athletics (Ages 3-5)

    A Free program for Military families with little ones ages 3-5, offered by NAS Oceana Youth Center! The Smart Start Football session opens for registration on June 17, 2019!

    May 17, 2019
  24. Military Appreciation Day at the Children’s Museum of VA

    Military families, don’t miss a chance for reduced admission and special programming on Military Appreciation Day at the Children’s Museum of Virginia!

    October 11, 2018
  25. Military Families- FREE NAS Oceana Family Fest

    Military Families, come out for FREE Fun at the NAS Oceana Back to School Family Fest!

    July 22, 2018