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2020 Military Appreciation Month Discounts

Service members and families are being honored during Military Appreciation Month with a variety of discounts in 2020. has an ongoing list of discounts. 2020 Military Appreciation Month Discounts Big Lots Big Lots is offering active-duty military and veterans a 15% military discount off everything through May both in-store and online. The Fresh Market Veterans…Continue Reading

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Virginia Beach Sailor Performs with U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band

The U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band performed “Dance Monkey” by Tones and I to brighten people’s day while reminding them to follow guidelines to help fight COVID-19. Musician 3rd Class Marshall Wacker, from Virginia Beach, Virginia, played keyboard during the performance. Wacker represents the dedicated men and women around the world serving in the Navy…Continue Reading


Chesapeake Sailor Named NECC Sea Sailor of the Year

Story by Navy Expeditionary Combat Command Public Affairs VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (NNS) — Navy Diver 1st Class Thomas Gerace, from Chesapeake, Virginia, was recently recognized as the Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) Sea Sailor of the Year. This award allows Navy commands to highlight their top Sailors and reward them for their hard work and…Continue Reading


Chesapeake Native Serves as Navy Nurse Aboard Aircraft Carrier

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) – A Chesapeake, Virginia, native and certified registered nurse anesthetist was serving aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during National Nurses Day, observed in the U.S. on May 6.   Lt. Melissa Richling plays a critical role in patient care for Truman. “A friend of mine was…Continue Reading


Norfolk Native Reenlists in U.S. Navy Aboard USS James E. Williams

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jasper Galang, a native of Norfolk, Virginia, reenlisted in the U.S. Navy during a ceremony held onboard USS James E. Williams, a guided missile destroyer, currently deployed in the Persian Gulf. Galang, who has served in the Navy for over eight years, is an electronics technician (ET) responsible for the maintenance…Continue Reading