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Virginia Beach Native Spends Memorial Day Honoring Fallen Military Members

By Alvin Plexico, Navy Office of Community Outreach As the nation pauses this Memorial Day to remember fallen service members, a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia, has special the responsibility of honoring fallen comrades in the nation’s capital with the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Guard. “I’m a division officer here at the Ceremonial Guard,” said Lt.…Continue Reading


2022 Memorial Day Discounts and Freebies

Memorial Day is a time to reflect at remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Many businesses nationwide would like to express their appreciation through a military discount/offer. Below you can find a list of many of military offers available this Memorial Day. Bob Evans– With a military ID, you can get 10 percent…Continue Reading

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Military Appreciation Month Discounts and Freebies

May is Military Appreciation Month!  To celebrate, many businesses are offering discounts and freebies to honor our military men and women. has compiled a huge list of deals and here are a few of our favorites: Mission BBQ: In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Mission BBQ is celebrating & inviting all active service members &…Continue Reading


Service Member Spotlight: Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Duncan

A sailor from Floyd, Virginia, assigned to Public Works Department (PWD) Bahrain, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Europe Africa Central (NAVFAC EURFACENT), was recently recognized as Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, Atlantic, Sea Sailor of the Year. Petty Officer 1st Class Travis Duncan joined the Navy to serve his country. “I joined the Navy because I…Continue Reading


Service Member Spotlight: Petty Officer 2nd Class Dagnon Vissoh

A Hampton, Virginia, native was one of forty sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) who took the next step in their Navy careers by reenlisting as a group during a mass-reenlistment ceremony in the ship’s hangar bay, Feb. 27. Petty Officer 2nd Class Dagnon Vissoh, an aviation boatswain’s…Continue Reading

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Service Member Spotlight: Petty Officer 1st Class Djuanta Bailey

A Hampton, Virginia, native serves in the U.S. Navy at a helicopter squadron who flies the newest and most technologically-advanced helicopters. Petty Officer 1st Class Djuanta Bailey joined the Navy 10 years ago. Today, Bailey serves as an aircrew survival equipmentman. “I joined the Navy for the economic opportunities that it has afforded my family,” said Bailey.…Continue Reading

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Service Member Spotlight: Lt. Bryan “Twilight” O’Loughlin, From Norfolk, Virginia

Norfolk native exchanges flight suit patches with sailor from French Navy. Lt. Bryan “Twilight” O’Loughlin, from Norfolk, Virginia, assigned to the “Blackjacks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, attached to the Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS 18), exchanges flight suit patches with a sailor from the French Navy Floréal-class frigate FS Vendémiaire (F…Continue Reading

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