Over 25 Holiday Light Displays at Every Duty Station

Over 25 Holiday Light Displays at Every Duty Station

The holiday season is upon us! And as you finish your Thanksgiving leftovers and dig out your Christmas decorations, there's no better way to get in the spirit than visiting a holiday light show! From lobster trap trees to illuminated Navy ships, every duty station has something unique to offer. Below is a list of [...]

7 Places to Grab Thanksgiving & Ways to Give Back Near Norfolk

7 Places to Grab Thanksgiving & Ways to Give Back Near Norfolk

Thanksgiving is only a week away! For military families living in the Norfolk and Hampton Roads region, there are some great options for eating out and giving back this season. Here's a quick list: Where to Grab Thanksgiving Dinner Hank’s Filling Station – Get a back yard smoked turkey, fixin’s, and even dessert from Hank’s [...]

The Best Host & Hostess Gift Ideas From Duty Stations

The Best Host & Hostess Gift Ideas From Duty Stations

During my time as a Navy spouse so far I’ve had the opportunity to meet new friends in each duty station we’ve been in. These friends quickly became like family as important milestones in life presented themselves. Whether it be a baby shower, new dolphins, an FRG holiday party or a hail and farewell, there was always [...]

25 Great Fall Activities & Events Near Norfolk

25 Great Fall Activities & Events Near Norfolk

Fall is the best time to get outside, drink some cider, pick some pumpkins, and more! Here is a list we’ve compiled of activities across Hampton Roads: Chesapeake Oyster and South Festival Oct 31: Looking for a free event to attend on Halloween? First Baptist Church South Hill is having their Annual Scientific Fall Festival [...]

One Day in Norfolk: Must-Do Itinerary for Friends & Family

One Day in Norfolk: Must-Do Itinerary for Friends & Family

Downtown Norfolk is home to many hidden gems and locals’ favorites. What’s even better is that everything is within walking distance so pack a good pair of shoes and your sense of adventure! If you have friends and family in town, here's a great one-day itinerary: Morning: Elizabeth River Trail, Nauticus & Freemason District Start [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Events at Every Duty Station

St. Patrick’s Day Parades & Events at Every Duty Station

Happy March! As we look ahead to St. Patrick’s Day, many duty station communities around the country are returning to their festivals and parades! From beer runs and races to parades and scavenger hunts, check out the local events near you: Bahrain: MWR 5K Run/Walk & After Party Celebrate St. Patrick's Day on March 17th [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]