Holidays in Hampton Roads: 11 Festive Events Not To Miss

Holidays in Hampton Roads: 11 Festive Events Not To Miss

Are you stationed near Norfolk? The holidays are well underway and here are six great events not to miss: WinterFest on the Wisconsin Each year, the USS Wisconsin transforms into one of the best and biggest light displays of the year with over 650,000 lights. As you meander throughout the ship, you will see lights [...]

Sub Spouse Small Business: East Ave Art

Sub Spouse Small Business: East Ave Art

This week in our "Sub Spouse Small Business" series, meet Brittany Albrecht of East Ave Art! Based in Portsmouth, Brittany creates handmade, small batch, unique polymer clay earrings. What started as a pandemic hobby turned into a great, lucrative business. Read more of her story below! Name: Brittany Albrecht Hometown: Rochester, NY Current Duty Station: [...]

Four Hawaiian Experiences to Gift For the Holidays

Four Hawaiian Experiences to Gift For the Holidays

Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam can be a once in a lifetime duty station. Need more resources? Check out our ultimate guide, family-friendly hikes, Hawaiian signature foods to try, and more. The holiday season is upon us, and here are some great experiences and activities that would make great gifts: Hawaii Nautical Hawaii Nautical offers [...]

A Few of Our Favorite Things From The Dolphin Store in Pearl Harbor

A Few of Our Favorite Things From The Dolphin Store in Pearl Harbor

Tucked away on the Sub Base side of Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, the Dolphin Store is your one -stop-shop for submarine gifts and home decor. During the holidays it is the perfect place to pick up an ornament or a gift for family members who have boat pride. The Dolphin Store Hawaii is a [...]

Four Things to Know About Christening Ceremonies

Four Things to Know About Christening Ceremonies
USS Hyman G. Rickover SSN 795 - Christened July 31, 2021 - Sponsor Darleen Greenert

If your spouse is attached to a PCU (Pre-Commissioning Unit), chances are you have either attended or heard of a christening ceremony. This ceremony celebrates a momentous milestone as a newly-built submarine gets ready to join the fleet. Steeped in pride and tradition, the christening ceremony is dedicated to both the sailors and shipbuilders who [...]

Thanksgiving on Oahu: 7 Spots to Dine-In or Take-Out

Thanksgiving on Oahu: 7 Spots to Dine-In or Take-Out

Whether you are hosting a dinner with your family, an intimate celebration with just your sailor, or attending a fun FRG event, here are some options that will make the day easier. And perhaps allow you to spend the morning at the beach rather than in the kitchen! Basalt Waikiki. Call (808-923-5689) to your reserve [...]

Best Places to Get Thanksgiving Fixings in Hampton Roads

Best Places to Get Thanksgiving Fixings in Hampton Roads

Having a big family gathering? Maybe you just moved to the area and still have boxes to unpack and you just don’t feel like cooking? Either way, the Hampton Roads area has a lot of options for your Thanksgiving feast. Whether you love to cook or would rather have a meal prepared for you, below [...]