NSA Hampton Roads personnel celebrated our military children on April 13 by wearing purple for Month of the Military Child. Schools, communities and organizations wore purple on this day to show military-connected students that they recognize and appreciate all that they do to support the service member in their family.
Military children participate in a parade celebrating Month of the Military Child at Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads-Northwest Annex Child Development Center. April is recognized by all military services and communities as Month of the Military Child.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class J. M. Tolbert/Released)
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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
Preventing Child Abuse is everyone’s responsibility. Be Informed. Be Attentive. Be Supportive. www.ffsp.navy.mil
Due to some electrical work and installation, one lane will be closed at the Royal Windsor Loop entrance from 9-23 April. Work will begin at 0730 each day and end at 1700.
Tiffany Johnson, NSA Hampton Roads School Liaison Officer, provided information to families during the Chesapeake R U Ready Family Night on March 22. This event focused on families with children ages 3-10 and provided workshops, resources, and giveaways. Parents received information on preparing children for kindergarten, as well as making elementary and middle school transitions. NSA Hampton Roads MWR
April is Month of the Military Child!
Military children continually show resilience as they rise to the challenges of military life. Their lives are often filled with frequent moves, changing schools, leaving friends and making new ones.
Let's honor and show our appreciation to our military children for the sacrifices that they make!
NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY
Today, National Vietnam War Veterans Day, Americans are recognizing the service and sacrifice of our Vietnam Veterans and their families.
On March 28, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act of 2017 to recognize March 29 as National Vietnam War Veterans Day. The Commemoration recognizes all who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location; and their families. November 1, 1955 was selected to coincide with the official designation of Military Assistance Advisory Group-Vietnam (MAAG-V); May 15, 1975 marks the end of the battle precipitated by the seizure of the SS Mayaguez.
Across the nation, Americans are uniting to thank and honor Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice. The NEX, in support of The United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, is honoring Vietnam veterans at select NEX locations on 29 March 2018 from 1100-1400. Vietnam veterans are invited to come in to participating NEX locations to receive a lapel pin as a token of the nation's thanks. Participating NEX locations include: NEX Norfolk, Virginia; NEX Jacksonville and NEX Pensacola, Florida; NEX Bethesda, Maryland; NEX San Diego; NEX Pearl Harbor and NEX Guam.
Also, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum will host National Vietnam War Veterans Day and feature interviews with three local Vietnam veterans and be broadcast via social media.
There are also other events planned to thank our veterans who sacrificed so much to protect our freedom.
Join the Nation and thank a Vietnam veteran!
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story will be having an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 1 at 6:30 a.m.
The Statewide Tornado Drill will be held tomorrow, 20 March starting at 9:45 a.m. This drill is a yearly opportunity to prepare Virginians for tornado emergencies and to test public warning systems. Remember to ensure your family information is up-to-date in NFAAS: https://navyfamily.navy.mil.
Sailors assigned to Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads helped set up for a school dance as part of a community relations event at Western Branch Intermediate School in Chesapeake, Virginia. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Joshua M. Tolbert/Released)
Save the date! Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY) will be hosting a career fair at the Chesapeake Conference Center on March 24 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The 14th Annual "Heroes at Home" Military Spouse Awards is a program designed to recognize spouses of active duty military members who have demonstrated exceptional volunteer work/selfless giving to the community; deal with the challenges of lengthy deployments and separations; and support other military spouses and their families.
The 2018 Heroes at Home Hampton Roads Military Spouse of the Year will be chosen from nominees across all branches of the military throughout Hampton Roads.
A judging panel consisting of members from the services and the Hampton Roads community will review nominations and select 10 finalists, one of whom will be named the 2018 Heroes at Home Hampton Roads Military Spouse of the Year. All nominees will be honored and the finalists/spouse of the year will be announced at a formal spouse appreciation and awards luncheon on 10 May 18 at Hilton Norfolk The Main.
Nominations will be accepted through 22 Mar 18. For additional information, please visit www.heroesathomeva.com.
TCC's Center for Military and Veterans Education is offering Digital Court Reporting Classes to Transitioning Service Members in Hampton Roads!
Learn the skills required to succeed as a Certified Electronic Reporter. The program offers certification and guaranteed employment to Transitioning Service Members, Veterans, and Military Spouses.
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NSA Hampton Roads is currently experiencing gusting winds of 45-60+ mph and it is anticipated to last throughout most of the weekend. All personnel should take precautions and secure all loose items that may become hazards. At home, personnel should secure all lawn furniture, grills and trash/recycle bins.
Please see the below job opening for Fitness/Aquatics Support!
U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Tolbert/Released
Summer is quickly approaching, so plan your next vacation with the Navy!
Naval Support Activity (NSA) Hampton Roads-Portsmouth Annex hosted a memorial ceremony on Feb. 16 in honor of six Russian Sailors who are buried in the Captain Theodore H. Conaway Memorial Naval Cemetery at the installation.
The Sailors were crew members of the Russian Imperial frigate, “Svetlana,” which sailed to the Hampton Roads area in 1877. Onboard were the Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich, Grand Duke Konstantine Konstantinovich, Prince Shcherbakov, and a delegation of Russian naval officers, on an official 'carte-de'visite' to the United States. The Sailors died of typhus during a ship visit in January 1877.
This is the second year that NSA Hampton Roads-Portsmouth Annex has hosted this memorial ceremony and it marks the 141st anniversary of the Russian Sailors buried in the naval cemetery. Their graves are found along with graves of other Sailors from different ships belonging to fleets of other countries next to them.
(U.S. Navy Photos by Mass Communications Specialist 3rd Class Joshua Tolbert/Released)
Save the date for the Magic and More Show on March 2!!