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Welcome Aboard The armed forces have played a pivotal role in Hampton Roads, a nautical term meaning protected anchorage or safe harbor, since the English set foot here in 1607. The soldiers who accompanied the first settlers are the predecessors of the thousands of men and women who have donned uniforms to protect the United States.

The region is proud to house bases associated with each branch of the military, including: Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Fort Monroe, Coast Guard Station Portsmouth and numerous Navy bases – including Naval Station Norfolk, Naval Air Station Oceana, Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story. With so much presence in the area, the Navy is the heart of the region. With more than 95,000 uniformed men and women currently stationed here, the Navy has had undeniable impact on the region’s history, economy and culture. More than 300,000 residents are part of the Navy family, plus an overwhelming number of retired or separated Sailors who choose to remain here. With a list of Navy resources, childcare options, community information, and a recently added section on local public school programs, this special section is intended to help make the transition to Hampton Roads a little easier and a little more enjoyable while getting to know the Navy and civilian communities.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? EXPLORE HAMPTON ROADS! Publisher: Laura Baxter MNV Editor/Designer: Rebecca Soorani Hastings Photographer: Harry Gerwien

WHAT’S INSIDE Relocation Information And Services HRT/Public Transportation Services

Enrolling In Public Schools, Private Schools

Child Care Service Options

ThingsTo Do In Hampton Roads

Health Care (Tricare, Dental) Information

Weekend Getaway Destinations

The Cities Of Hampton Roads

Local Sports Teams And Vanues

Hampton Roads School Information

On-Base Religious Services

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Creative Director: Tricia Lieurance Designers: Allyson Garner | Kyle Raymer | Susan Cofer | Ross Froehlich The contents of this special section are not necessarily the official views of or endorsed by the U.S. government, the DoD, the DoT or the U.S. Coast Guard. Opinions of contributing writers do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Military Newspapers of Virginia or The Flagship®. The availability of these newspapers and the appearance of advertising in these publications, including any inserts or supplements, do not constitute endorsement by the federal government, the DoD, the DoT, the U.S. Coast Guard or Military Newspapers of Virginia of products or services advertised. Military Newspapers of Virginia is a private firm in no way connected to the Department of Defense or United States Coast Guard. PAGE 3 | Welcome Aboard

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Working Hours Arrival – Norfolk normal hours of operations are from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Personnel arriving during normal working hours should report to their respective unit’s administrative department for check-in. All After Hours Arrivals – Report to the Naval Station Norfolk Quarterdeck located at Bldg. N-26, 1530 Gilbert St., Suite 2000, Norfolk. The Quarterdeck can be reached at 322-2866. Ensure your orders are stamped with the reporting date and time prior to departing the Quarterdeck.

NORFOLK INTERNATIONAL Norfolk International Airport provides an information booth from 8 a.m. to midnight seven days a week. Uniformed personnel have information about Hampton Roads bases, transportation and telephone numbers for duty offices, ombudsmen and emergency assistance. The booth may be reached by calling 444-3040.

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HOUSEHOLD GOODS The Consolidated Personal Property Shipping Offices (CPPSO) in Norfolk and at Joint Base Langley-Eustis has a full range of services available including storage of household goods, baggage and vehicles. Contact the CPPSO upon arrival even if the delivery address is unknown. For those who plan to live on the Southside, call 443-3700 and follow the prompts. For those who plan to live on the Peninsula, call 764-2045. Before signing delivery documents, note all known loss or damage sustained to the shipment. If any property was damaged or lost, contact the CPPSO as soon as possible to find out how to file a claim.

In an effort to make moving a little bit easier for you, the US Department of Defense (DoD) United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command (SDDC) developed the Defense Personal Property Program, or DP3. As part of the DP3 mission, an internetbased system to manage DoD household goods moves was created. It’s called the Defense Personal Property System (DPS).

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The Personnel Support Activity located on Naval Station Norfolk provides one-stop service personnel reporting to or departing from commands in this area. Detachments are at every naval installation to assist with personnel, disbursing and educational matters. For more about services, locations and hours, visit http://1.usa. gov/XaSo8X call 445-4981.

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Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) of Hampton Roads are a valuable resource, available 24 hours a day. The seven full-service FFSC’s in Hampton Roads are staffed with highly-trained specialists who understand the unique demands of military life. Get up-to-date information on military and community resources such as TRICARE, child care, schools, ombudsman information, ships’ care lines and much more. For information on workshops and services, check FFSC Signal newsletter available at any of the FFSC locations or visit www.cnic.navy.mil/NorfolkSta/FleetAndFamilyReadiness/SupportServices. For information about services available at the JEB-Fort Story Army Community Service Center, visit www.eustismwr.com. Get news from Fleet and Family Support Centers in The Flagship or by visiting www.flagshipnews.com.

FFSC offers one-on-one consultation from experienced relocation counselors – including extensive information and referral services. FFSC provides information about housing, child care, schools and local resources, including Welcome Aboard Packets and information about bases worldwide. For those with household goods in transit, the FFSC Lending Locker offers short-term loans of basic furniture and kitchen items, such as foldout mattresses, cribs, car seats, strollers, kitchen utensils, folding tables and chairs. FFSC offers a variety of workshops, including Welcome to Hampton Roads. FFSC can also help foreignborn spouses acclimate to the area and provide audio and video language tapes. For more information, visit www.cnic.navy.mil/NorfolkSta/FleetAndFamilyReadiness. You can request a Welcome Aboard Packet, find out about local FFSC relocation services and other resources. Employment and Career Resources: Each FFSC has a one-stop Career Development Resource Center (CDRC) open to military personnel and family members. The CDRC offers employment assistance, job leads, computer job search resources and employment workshops. Personal Financial Management:

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Sign up for financial education workshops like The Art of Money Management, Car Buying Strategies, Savings and Investments and many others. FFSC provides one-onone financial counseling to help manage debt, create a budget or address specific concerns. Clinical Counseling:

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FFSC offers short-term counseling and crisis intervention for active duty individuals and military couples. Family members are referred to appropriate mental health providers in the community for individual and family counseling. FFSC also offers a variety of therapeutic and educational groups.

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FFSC offers stress management workshops for active duty or family members, as well as programs to help reduce the stress of deployments and parenting.

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Learn and grow with strategies from today’s leading experts in childrearing. The centers’ parenting workshops make expert advice easily available. Parenting workshops include Parenting in a Military Family, Dads and Discipline, Enhancing Stepfamilies, Single Parenting in the Military and others. Welcome Aboard | Spring 2014


SERVICES AND INFORMATION Transition Assistance Program: The Transition Assistance Program is a four-day course that covers resume writing, interviewing skills, salary negotiations, military beneďŹ ts and many other topics to help smooth the transition from military to civilian life. Command career counselors can set up a quota. The CDRC is available for individual services. For service members who are still unsure about separation or retirement, FFSC offers Career Options Navy Skills and Evaluation Program (CONSEP). Exceptional Family Member Program: Identifying resources to meet the special needs of family members can be overwhelming while moving. Special needs consist of ongoing requirements for medical treatment, psychological services or special education. FFSC can assist families with the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) enrollment process and ďŹ nd suitable resources for care and information. Sponsor Training:

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NAVY LODGES Hampton Roads offers three convenient Navy Lodge locations at Naval Station Norfolk, JEB Little Creek and Fleet Combat Training Center Atlantic, Dam Neck. The Norfolk Lodge provides 292 rooms, including eight suites; Little Creek offers 100 rooms and Dam Neck offers 50 rooms. These modern, comfortable rooms provide more conveniences to their guests than one might expect from a commercial chain of hotels. Cribs are available upon request, as well as irons and ironing boards.

This single-session training teaches command personnel to serve as sponsors. Topics include ways to be an effective sponsor, duties and responsibilities, military and community sources and FFSC relocation assistance. The training is available by request at Dam Neck Annex, Little Creek, Norfolk, Northwest Annex, Oceana and Yorktown.

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Navy Lodge Little Creek | 464-6215 1125 Gator Blvd., Bldg 3335, VA Beach Norfolk Navy Lodge | 489-2656 7811 Hampton Blvd., Norfolk Navy Lodge Dam Neck | 437-8100 1697 Regulus Ave., VA Beach

All DoD personnel, married and single, assigned to a command in Hampton Roads can receive housing information from the Navy Housing Welcome Center located at 7924 14th St., Bldg. SDA-337 in Norfolk. For services, call 445-2832 or (800) 628-7510. The Yorktown satellite center is located at 1970 Von Steuben Dr. in Newport News. For services, call 847-7806 or (800) 704-5488.

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ersonnel can make reservations anytime in advance. Orders must be presented at check-in along with a valid military identification. Reservations are held up to 6 p.m. without deposit. Check-in time is 3 p.m., but early arrivals will be accommodated according to room availability. Due to base restrictions, not all Navy Lodges are “Pet Friendly.” For guidelines and restrictions, contact the Navy Lodge Central Reservation Center at 1-800-6289466. For information or for reservations, call the central reservation center, visit www.Navy-Lodge.com or call a Hampton Roads Navy Lodge (see above).

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Service members can rent apartments, condominiums, town homes and houses through the Rental Partnership Program (RPP). Properties extend from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg. The RPP provides affordable housing at a discounted rate. Military members agree to a oneyear ease and pay rent by allotment. Other savings for civilian property managers and owners include reduced turnovers, operations and maintenance costs. Details are available at the Navy Housing Welcome Center. The Navy Housing Welcome Center maintains a large data base of community rental and sales listings to suit every need. Services are customized to assist in locating living accommodations and to familiarize customers with the Hampton Roads area. It provides home buying, selling and property management workshops each month. The instructors are Realty specialists who provide information about the home buying process, how to determine the sales price, selecting a real estate agent and real estate closing details. Housing information for outbound families is available in the departure library. Plan for your new duty station by visiting the Navy Housing Welcome Center where you can access information on all military bases worldwide. Other services include command presentations, briefings and training; showing services for personnel without transportation and counseling for special needs. Maps, telephones, copiers, fax machines and more are available

ARMY HOUSING SERVICES

Military Family Housing: Balfour Beatty Communities: 560A Cape Henry Rd., Virginia Beach | Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | www.ftstoryfamilyhousing. com or call 962-3511. Welcome Aboard | Spring 2014

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For Public Private Venture (PPV) housing, Navy Housing counselors qualify members for PPV Housing. Housing counselors will process housing applications for referral to PPV housing. Lincoln Military Housing is the housing partner who managers the PPV homes. Members are also counseled on lease agreements, sales contracts, tenant and landlord issues and other housing concerns.


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The Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Division provides a varied program of recreation, social and community support activities on U.S. Navy facilities worldwide. Their programs provide active duty, reserve and retired Navy personnel and their families with sports and physical fitness activities, child development and youth programs and a variety of food and beverage services. For more information, visit mwr.navy.mil. For Information, Tickets and Tours (ITT), call or visit one of the Hampton Roads ITT offices.

MWR FACILITIES Dam Neck Annex* | 492-6806 JEB-Little Creek | 462-7665 JEB-Fort Story | 422-7472 NAS Oceana | 433-3301 NMC Portsmouth | 953-5439 NAVSTA Norfolk | 445-6663/6664 NWS Yorktown | 887-4609 NWS Cheatham Annex* | 887-7418 NNSY Portsmouth | 396-1776/396-1777 NSA Northwest Annex | 421-8628 *Local attractions tickets only

NEX MILITARY MOVING CENTER The Navy Exchange Military Moving Center offers free and easy on-line access to connect essential services at a new home. The service can be used before arriving in the area, provided the new address has been established. With this service, utilities can be selected and purchased, billing and payment methods can be chosen and utilities can be disconnected among many other services. The referral feature can connect members to a variety of services like self-storage facilities, local movers and alarm monitoring. Compare pricing and plan offerings from multiple service providers. To register for the service, the new address and move-in date is required to get started. For information, visit www.militarymovingcenter.com/nexcom.

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The Navy Exchange (NEX) carries a wide variety of products from clothing, luggage to health and beauty aids to house wares, electronics, giftware, toys and office supplies. NEX also offers a wide variety of services throughout the area, including barber shops, beauty salons, dry cleaners, laundries, tailor shops, watch repair, flower shops and photo processing. Most exchanges also feature retail merchandise stores, cafeterias, garages and gas stations. NEX also includes uniform shops. The Uniform Support Center’s mail order program is available 24 hours per day, 7 days a week from CONUS, Guam, Hawaii, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, call (800) 368-4088. NEX offers locations at NAVSTA Norfolk, Armed Forces Staff College and LANFLT Norfolk in Norfolk; FISC Norfolk, Cheatham Annex in Williamsburg; Oceana, Little Creek and Dam Neck in Virginia Beach; NNSY Portsmouth in Portsmouth; NSGA Chesapeake in Chesapeake; and Naval Weapons Station Yorktown in Yorktown. For information, visit www.navy-nex.com or call (800) 628-3924 Mon. through Fri. from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time.

ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGES The Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) offers a full service location at JEB-Fort Story. For information, visit www.shopmyexchange.com/ExchangeStores.

TREASURE SHOP Naval Station Norfolk’s Treasure Shop is located in the former Immaculate Conception Chapel. Founded in 1973, The Treasure Shop is a nonprofit consignment shop operated by military and civilian volunteers. All Treasure Shop proceeds go to local charities. The shop is open from September to May, Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information, call 423-0790. The Treasure Shop accepts all types of items with the exception of clothing and uniforms.

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HRT Services

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PADDLEWHEEL FERRY

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There are three 150-passenger paddlewheel ferries operating on the Elizabeth River between Norfolk (the Waterside festival marketplace in downtown)and Portsmouth (North Landing and High Street). Ferries operate every 30 minutes with 15-minute service during the summer at peak times on weekends. Schedules are subject to change based on operating situations. The ferry is wheelchair accessible and allows boarding passengers to walk on with bicycles.

Hampton Roads Transit provides bus service to over 1.3 million people in Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Newport News, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. There are a total of 81 bus routes, and all HRT vehicles are equipped with bike racks. HRT also provides express bus services, known as The MAX, two shuttle services, the NET Connector and the VB Wave, as well as the Peninsula Commuter Service.

The Tide, Virginia’s first light rail, debuted in Norfolk on August 19, 2011. It extends 7.4 miles from the Eastern Virginia Medical Center complex east through downtown Norfolk and adjacent to I-264 to Newtown Road. Eleven stations provide access to shopping, dining and entertainment as well as the Norfolk State University and Norfolk’s Tidewater Community College campuses. There are four park-and-ride lots with free parking. Visit ridethetide. com for more information.

How You Live Depends A Lot On Where You Live. Who says you can’t have it all? Portsmouth is synonymous with waterfront, easy living, history and a quality of life that many say is the best in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Military assignments might bring people here initially - but it is the lifestyle that makes them want to stay.

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ampton Roads offers a number of excellent child care options, including the Navy Child Development Centers and Navy-sponsored Child Development Home program (call 1-866-628-9232 for more on CDH). Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP) provides free child care for children 6 weeks to 5 years old when active duty and/ or family members have medical appointments at NMCP. You will need the child’s current immunization record. For reservations or more information, call 953-6873. Finding quality accessible and affordable child care is possible for every military family. National Military Family Association, Military OneSource, the Child Care Aware Hotline (800) 4242246 and Military Homefront all provide information about child care resources. For additional choices in the Hampton Roads community, contact The Planning Council’s Childcare Resource and Referral Service. The Planning Council, contracted by the Virginia Department of Social Services, trains child care providers and helps parents locate quality child care. Referrals may be received by calling the Child Care Answer Line at 622-9268 ext. 3045 or 3051, by emailing lspencer@theplanningcouncil.org or by visiting www.theplanningcouncil.org/childreferral.htm.

NAVY CDC / YOUTH CENTERS 1-866-628-9232 Dam Neck Annex CDC 492-8685 Willoughby CDC 444-3008 NAVSTA Norfolk CDC 444-3239 ^ Youth Center 444-8259 JEB Little Creek CDC 462-7868 ^ Youth Center 462-8718 JEB Fort Story CDC 422-7413 ^ Youth Center 422-7714 NAS Oceana CDC 433-3164 ^ Youth Center 433-3976 NWS Yorktown CDC 887-4733 ^ Youth Center 887-4310 NNS Portsmouth CDC 967-2676 ^ Youth Center 396-1990 NSA Northwest Annex CDC 421-8266 ^ Youth Center | 421-8258

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William D. Sessoms, Jr., mayor of Virginia Beach, delivers remarks during a Virginia Beach Armed Forces awards luncheon. Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce hosts the event annually to honor outstanding Sailors, Soldier, Marines stationed at NAS Oceana, Dam Neck Annex and Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story.

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Hampton Road Chamber of Commerce hosted the 19th annual Armed Forces Awards Luncheon to honor more than 100 outstanding Sailors, Marines and Soldiers stationed at Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, Dam Neck Annex and Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story. During the ceremony, 160 service members were honored and recognized by the chamber of commerce for their outstanding performances. “This is a traditional and long-standing opportunity for the business community through the Chamber of Commerce to honor and recognize the men and women in uniform who have made significant contribution to their career,” said Jack Hornbeck, president and CEO, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce.“This is a way for us to thank them for their jobs well-done and their service.” Capt. Robert Geis, commanding officer, NAS Oceana, kicked off the event by ex— See Chamber, Page 10

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ENTERTAINMENT

Hampton Roads has some of the finest military medical facilities in the world. There are more than 100,000 active duty service members and approximately 430,000 TRICARE beneficiaries in the area. That translates into a lot of choices for you when it comes to your health care. All branches of service are covered by TRICARE. TRICARE Service Centers offer military appointments, civilian network referral, benefits information and claims assistance. Hampton Roads is part of the TRICARE North Region. TRICARE Standard, Extra and Prime is open to all rates and ranks. Services provided at several locations. Flexibility in choosing a specific health care provider will affect the amount patient will pay in cost share. For information, call 1-877-874-2273. Medical Appointments 1-866645-4584. Mental Health appointments 1-866-645-4584

Dental Information: United Concordia Tricare Family Dental Plan. 1-800-866-8499 - 24 Hours. Visit www.TRISOUTHSIDE 757.222.3990 | PENINSULA 757.596.0853 | COLONIAL HEIGHTS 804.256.8685 CAREdentalprogram.com for more. | PAGE 12 Welcome Aboard | Spring 2014 EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Hampton Roads C SEVEN CITIES OF HAMPTON ROADS

Hampton Roads is actually made up of seven independent cities. Many people of the southeastern area of Virginia still refer to the region as “Tidewater.” With a landmass of nearly 1,500 square miles and a population of more than 1.7 million people, Hampton Roads is the 37th largest metropolitan statistical area in the United States. Hampton Roads has much to offer in terms of quality of life. Residents enjoy the best of city, suburban and country living and can take advantage of expansive shorelines, museums, festivals, sports, colonial areas, parks and many retail and residential options.

HESAPEAKE

Chesapeake was formed in 1963 by a political consolidation of the City of South Norfolk with the former Norfolk County, which dated to 1691. The new city joined the ranks of the current Seven Cities of Hampton Roads which are linked by the circumferential Hampton Roads Beltway. Chesapeake is a vibrant community that enjoys the best of two worlds – one of urban variety, culture and excitement and another of rural landscapes and relaxed country living. It is host to many culturally-diverse events and is home to many beautiful parks, lakes and rivers. The city has more miles of deepwater canals than any other in the country. The Dismal Swamp Canal runs through Chesapeake as well. It is the oldest continuously used man-made canal in the United States today and has been in service for over 230 years. Chesapeake is home to Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress, a Navy facility under Naval Air Station Oceana in Virginia Beach.

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INFORMATION ON THE SEVEN CITIES

HAMPTON

Hampton’s history is traced to April 30, 1607 when Captain John Smith and company landed at Kecoughtan. They declared the land brought them “great comfort,” before continuing upriver to establish Jamestown. On October 1, 1609, Fort Algernourne, one of America’s first forts, was constructed at Point Comfort – the site several fortifications would occupy. Like most cities in Hampton Roads, Hampton also has a strong military presence. Fort Monroe is headquarters for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and Langley Air Force Base hosts the 1st Fighter Wing and Air Combat Command. As the home of NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton lays claim to the birth of the American space program – the first training ground for American astronauts like John Glenn and Alan Shepherd and the Mercury Seven. Langley Speedway offers NASCAR fans an outlet for their “need for speed.” Call 865-RACE (7223) for more information about the track and for upcoming races.

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Established in 1624, Norfolk was the colony’s most prosperous town by 1775. It was an important port for exporting goods to the British Isles and beyond. But on New Year’s Day 1776, during the three-day siege of the Revolutionary War, most of Norfolk’s early structures were destroyed. In the spring of 1862, the Battle of Hampton Roads took place off the northwest shore of the city’s Sewell’s Point Peninsula, marking the first fight between two ironclads, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia. 1907 brought both the Virginian Railway and the Jamestown Exposition to Sewell’s Point. The large naval Review at the exposition demonstrated the Peninsula’s favorable location and laid the groundwork for the world’s largest Naval base. By 1917, as the United States built up to enter World War I, Naval Air Station Hampton Roads had been constructed. Now home to Naval Station Norfolk, the largest Navy base in the world, it is impossible to miss the imprint of the Navy at work and at play.

NEWPORT NEWS The City of Newport News was formally organized and became independent of Warwick County in 1896. It was essentially founded by Collis P. Huntington. Huntington, a Northern railroad tycoon from Connecticut, brought two magnet industries to Newport News: the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad and Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company. Now known as Northrop Grumman Newport News, the shipyard, chartered in 1886, has built aircraft carriers for the Navy since the 1930s, including the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Enterprise and is today the sole builder of the Navy’s carriers.

Norfolk’s easily-walked downtown waterfront boasts attractions such as the battleship USS Wisconsin and Nauticus, The National Maritime Center, an interactive science and technology. Tugboats and visiting cruise ships share the waters with sailboats and merchant ships. Other treasures include The Chrysler Museum, Norfolk Botanical Gardens and the Virginia Zoological Park. Norfolk serves as home to the two highest level professional franchises in the state of Virginia, the Norfolk Tides baseball team and the Norfolk Admirals hockey team.

The first vessel built by the yard was the tugboat Dorothy. Newport News is also home to the Army’s Fort Eustis, home of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps and to the U.S. Army Transportation Museum, featuring traditional and experimental devices like the Avro-Car which resembles a flying saucer. The city provides residents and visitors with plenty to do. History buffs can stroll through Civil War battlefields and 1862 Peninsula Campaign sites or peruse the exhibits at The Mariner’s Museum, which records 3,000 years of maritime history. Children of all ages love the Virginia Living Museum where exhibits depict Virginia’s natural heritage from the mountains to the sea and introduces visitors to more than 250 living species native to Virginia through discovery centers and interactive hands-on exhibits. PAGE 16 | Welcome Aboard

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PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth, named for Portsmouth, England, is the smallest in Hampton Roads. It was founded in 1752 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly on behalf of Col. William Crawford, a wealthy merchant and ship owner, who dedicated the four corners of High and Court Streets for a church, a market, a courthouse and a jail. Portsmouth is also home to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Established in the 1830s, the facility is the Navy’s oldest continuously operating medical hospital. The Norfolk Naval Shipyard, the oldest shipyard in the country – actually located in Portsmouth despite the name – is a historic and active U.S. Navy facility that builds, remodels and repairs all classes of Navy ships. Portsmouth is also headquarters to the Coast Guard’s Fifth District and the Coast Guard’s Integrated Support Command. Many of Portsmouth’s attractions are clustered within easy walking distance of each other, making it the perfect place to spend a day. And with its central location, it’s easy to get to – just a quick ferry ride from downtown Norfolk, a 20-minute drive from Virginia Beach and less than an hour from Colonial Williamsburg. The Children’s Museum of Virginia is the state’s largest children’s museum. Sports enthusiasts will love the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame and Museum, which honors Virginia sports ďŹ gures.

       We’re famous as home to some of America’s oldest military assets and have seen our share of history. But even we get excited about Eagles. Whether it is a visit from the famous Coast Guard Cutter, hatchlings in one of our nature preserves and parks, or that spectacular golf shot - Eagles are par for the course in Portsmouth.

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The city is careful about development and preserving the landscape while creating communities for new residents. The revitalized downtown features historical attractions as well as shopping and dining. Newer developments offer residents the option of suburban-style living. Country living provides outdoors-types with plenty to do as well. From free-fall skydiving with U.S. Parachute Association to ďŹ shing along the city’s 8,000 acres of waterways – the city is certain to keep you adrenaline owing. The Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge offers a nice getaway to bicycle, hike, bird watch or just to enjoy a family picnic.

SUFFOLK Of all the Hampton Roads communities, Suffolk offers the greatest opportunity for a little extra acreage for real country living. Geographically, Suffolk is the largest independent city in land area in the entire Commonwealth. Though it is the largest of the cities in Hampton Roads, it has the smallest population. Suffolk was founded by English colonists in 1742 as a port town on the Nansemond River as part of the Virginia Colony. Before European contact, indigenous tribes lived in the region for thousands of years.

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Local Schools << G Virginia Beach „ Bayside: 1,993, 79.7% „ First Colonial: 2,021, 84.4 % „ Floyd Kellam: 1,818, 92.1% „ Frank W. Cox: 1,977, 88% „ Green Run: 1,744, 82.3% „ Kempsville: 1,769, 86.1% „ Landstown: 2,398, 86.1% „ Ocean Lakes: 2,340, 91.2% „ Princess Anne High: 1,886, 88.8% „ Salem: 1,868, 89.8% „ Tallwood: 2,054, 88.4%

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The Virginia On-Time Graduation Rate expresses the percentage of students who earned a Board of Education-approved diploma within four years of entering high school for the first time. Percentages are based on longitudinal student-level data and account for student mobility and retention and promotion patterns. The number of students enrolled at the high schools and the on-time graduation rates listed to the left are for the 2011-2012 school year, the most recent reported by the VDOE.

FINDING INFO ABOUT INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) maintains a comprehensive website at www.doe.virginia.gov with a wealth of information for Norfolk „ Booker T. Washington: 1,413, 72.9% parents, students and educators. Data is listed for each public school about the measurable objectives (AMOs) for proficiency in reading and „ Granby: 2,093, 73.7% mathematics, results of the Standards of Learning Tests (SOLs), percent „ Lake Taylor: 1,338, 77.6% of students who enrolled in advanced programs, assessment results at each „ Matthew F. Maury: 1,696, 80.6% proficiency level, graduation rates, percentage of provisionally licensed „ Norview: 1,853, 81.2% teachers and school safety, among other information. To find information about individual schools, from the homepage, click on “VA School Report Portsmouth Card,” then the link for “School, division and state online report cards.” „ Churchland: 1,432, 91.9% Select division name and then school name. „ I.C. Norcom: 1,254, 76% „ Woodrow Wilson: 1,282, 72.7

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Virginia Beach Public Schools Enrollment for the Virginia Beach academy programs is based on a student’s application, normally due by Feb. 1 of the school year. The individual applications may vary depending on the particular academy. Applications are available from guidance counselors, gifted resource teachers or online. Students and parents can visit the academies and participate in open houses, or call the academy coordinator at the school for more information. „ Global Studies & World Languages Academy Tallwood High „ Health Sciences Academy - Bayside High School „ Legal Studies Academy - First Colonial High School „ Governor's STEM & Technology Academy - Landstown High „ Visual and Performing Arts Academy - Salem High School „ The Mathematics and Science Academy - Ocean Lakes High School „ NEW Green Run Collegiate - Green Run High School. A public charter school that prepares students for college and is free. For more information about Green Run Collegiate, visit www.greenruncollegiate.com.

Norfolk Public Schools „ Academy of Visual and Performing Arts - Booker T. Washington; contact sroundtr@nps.k12.va.us „ International Baccalaureate Program - Granby High School; contact rgardner@nps.k12.va.us „ French American School - Granby High School; contact kvoang@nps. k12.va.us „ Academy of Leadership and Military Sciences - Lake Taylor High School; contact 892-3200, ext. 3102. „ Medical and Health Specialties - Maury High School; contact 628-3358. „ Leadership Center for Science and Engineering (STEM) - Norview High School Chesapeake Public Schools „ International Baccalaureate Program - Oscar F. Smith High; Interested eighth graders in Chesapeake apply first for the grade 9-10 Pre-IB Academy at Oscar Smith. Students who reside outside the Oscar Smith school zone are bused to the school for all instruction in Grades 9-12. For information, call 548-3286. „ Governor's STEM Academy - Grassfield High School; Admission to the program is through an application process. Applications are due Jan. 15 of each school year. More information at www. cpschools.com/Schools/GFH/STEM_Academy.htm. „ Chesapeake Center for Science and Technology – 1617 Cedar Road; Open to students from any of seven Chesapeake High Schools and bus transportation is provided to morning or afternoon. See guidance counselor to apply. „ Science and Medicine Academy – Deep Creek High; contact 487-7425; Requires additional science test, teacher recommendations, application; see your guidance counselor to apply. Portsmouth Public Schools „ The Visual and Performing Arts Center for Excellence - Churchland High; Students may apply to enter the program at grades 9 -12. Contact guidance counselor for information. „ First College Courses program - Taught at Tidewater Community College (TCC); partnership between Portsmouth Public Schools and TCC for high school seniors who have passed dual enrollment classes, and have completed all requirements for graduation, to enroll as fulltime college students at TCC during the second semester. Contact the guidance counselor for information.

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Hampton Public Schools „ International Baccalaureate Program - Hampton High School ; Students may apply for openings until the first semester of the junior year. Ninth and tenth graders who want advance preparation for the twoyear diploma program can apply to the pre-diploma program beginning in the 8th grade. Transportation is provided to and from school. For more information, visit http://goo.gl/xw8Toq. „ Health & Medical Sciences Academy - Bethel High School; Applications are due by March 1 of each year for the fall semester and can be downloaded at http://goo.gl/ rOyQtb. „ Center for High Technology - Phoebus High School; Center for High Technology has three areas of focus: Governor’s Academy for Innovation Technology, and Engineering (GAiTE); Robotics and Automated Manufacturing Systems; and High Tech Graphics. For more information, call 727-1000. „ Culinary Arts Program - Phoebus High School; Students develop chef skills, restaurant management skills, earn industry credentials and gain experience in the two-year culinary program operated right in the school restaurant, the Blue Phantom Inn. For more information, call 727-1030.

GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS

Governor’s School for the Arts - a regional school for gifted students in the arts and has a maximum enrollment of 345 students in programs of visual art, dance, instrumental music, vocal music, performing arts, and theater. Students from Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight County, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach are eligible to attend. Auditions are held in January and March, later if needed. Applications available from each high school guidance department and should be sent directly to The Governor’s School for the Arts. Classes held at Old Dominion University, the Virginia Ballet Theatre and the Monroe Building/Virginia Stage Company. Students attend their home school for one-half day and The Governor’s School for the Arts in the afternoon.

Newport News Public Schools „ NEW Governor's Health Sciences Academy - Warwick High School and Bruton High School; Newport News Public Schools and the York County School Division are partnering for the program, to begin in September with two health science career pathways offered -- Support Services and Therapeutic Services. Career pathways will be added for a total of five focus areas for the 2015-16 academic year. „ Aviation Academy Newport News/Williamsburg Airport - More information at 886-2745 or email aaron.smith@nn.k12.va.us „ Center for the Arts & Communication - Woodside High School, More info at 886-7530 or boyles@nn.k12.va.us „ University Magnet - Heritage High School, More information at 928-6100 or gwendolyn.sifen@ nn.k12.va.us „ Governor’s STEM Academy - Heritage High School, More information at toinette. outland@nn.k12.va.us „ International BaccaThe Virginia state motto laureate Diploma Prois “Sic Semper Tyrannis,” gram - Warwick High a Latin phrase that School, More information at 591-4700 or translates to “Thus, patty.chaney@nn.k12. always, to tyrants.” va.us PAGE 25 | Welcome Aboard

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and Part III-Comprehensive Physical Examination Report. For information, visit http://goo.gl/ LtXjk8. The Comprehensive Physical Examination is not required of any child if it violates the family’s religious beliefs and the child’s parent or guardian states in writing that the child is free from any communicable or contagious disease and there is no visual evidence of sickness. Vaccines Documentary proof shall be provided of adequate age appropriate immunization with the prescribed number of doses of vaccine indicated below for attendance at a public or private elementary, middle or secondary school, child care center, nursery school, family day care home or developmental center. Vaccines must be administered in accordance with the harmonized schedule of the Centers for Disease Control

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• 24-HR Maintenance* • FREE Lockout Service • $10,000 Renter’s Content Insurance Included • Pet Friendly* • Professional/Caring Staff

Contact our Welcome Center at (888) 310-6241 or visit at LMHHamptonRoads.com for more information on our move-in specials!

It is our desire to follow God’s commandments for the church as found in the New Testament. Like first century Christians, we engage in the singing of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs; prayer, teaching, the Lord’s supper, and giving. In our teaching, you will hear obedience to the will of God being emphasized not sophistry or the philosophies of men. Faith in God, as taught in the gospel of Christ comes from hearing God’s Word (Romans 10:17). Come join us as we seek to worship God in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24) 217 Taxus Street • Chesapeake, VA 23320 • (757) 436-6900

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PRIVATE SCHOOL ENROLLMENT and Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American Academy of Family Physicians and must be administered within spacing and age requirements. Children vaccinated in accordance with either the current harmonized schedule or the harmonized catch-up schedules (including meeting all minimum age and interval requirements) are considered to be appropriately immunized for school attendance. Visit www.vdh.state.va.us/epidemiology/ immunization for specific information on each vaccine. List of Required Vaccinations: Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis (DTaP, DTP) | Hepatitis B Vaccine | Human Papillomavirus Vaccine (HPV) | Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR) Vaccine | Polio Vaccine | Tetanus, Diphtheria, & Acellular Pertussis (Tdap) | Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine

Hampton Roads has nearly 100 private school options, with and without religious affiliations, that can suit your family’s needs.

Individual Education Plan Copies of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) must be submitted for children who require Special Education or have developmental disabilities. Social Security Number The child’s federal social security number must be provided upon enrollment or within 90 days thereafter. However, a child may not be excluded from school if a social security number is not provided. The division superintendent or a person acting on his behalf may waive this requirement if he finds that an individual is not eligible to obtain a social security number in accordance with guidelines established by the Board of Education or if the parent is unwilling to provide such number. School divisions may assign a student who receives a waiver an alphanumeric number as a substitute for the social security number.

For an extensive list of the area’s private schools, visit http://bit.ly/15lIFTZ.

Expulsion Statement When a student is registered, the parent must provide a sworn statement about whether the child has been expelled. The statement must indicate whether the child has been expelled from attending a private school or another public school in Virginia or a school in another state for an offense involving weapons, alcohol or drugs, or for willful infliction of injury to another person.

StoneBridge School Forming Leaders of Christian Character “We sought the best education for our children: one that focused not only on their academic and spiritual development, but on

Pre-School – 12th Grade College prep academics Biblicalworldview

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citizenship and individuality. God

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graciously led us to StoneBridge and what a blessing it has been!” — The Damron Family

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NEW, competitive tuition rates Limited Space Now Enrolling. Come visit.


For over 65 years, Grand Furniture has been proud to be a friend and a partner with the Military and we can never thank You enough. You deserve special treatment for all you do and here at Grand, we welcome every opportunity to serve you in exchange for your service to our great country and community.

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SOUTHSIDE Greenbrier 1591 Crossways Blvd. 457-0006

Virginia Beach 5129 Virginia Beach Blvd. 497-4891

Western Branch Norfolk 3283 Western Branch Rd. 836 E. Little Creek Rd. 638-0641 588-1331

Oyster Point 12097 Jefferson Ave. 872-9880 Hampton 2318 W.Mercury Blvd. 826-69455

PROUD TO SPONSOR:

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*15% discount applies to furniture purchases only. Restrictions apply. Offer valid for Military personnel only. Military ID must be presented at the time of purchase. Discount valid on regular, everyday price merchandise. Not valid on Grand Super Deals merchandise. Excludes electronics, appliances and bedding. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Non-transferable and non-redeemable for cash. Expires 07/31/14. PAGE 28 | Welcome Aboard

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ThingsToDo M M ILITARY

MUSEUMS, SHOPPING, ETC.

USEUMS

Air Power Park 413 W. Mercury Blvd., Hampton,727-8311

Nauticus | One Waterside Dr., Norfolk, 664-1000 or www.nauticus.org

Fort Monroe’s Casemate Museum | 20 Bernard Rd., Fort Monroe, 788-3391 or www.fmauthority.com/visit/ casemate-museum

Old Coast Guard Station 24th Street and Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach, 4221587 or www.oldcoastguardstation.com

Hampton Roads Naval Museum | One Waterside Dr., Suite 248 Norfolk, 322-2987 or www.hrnm.navy.mil

Old Cape Henry Lighthouse 583 Atlantic Ave., Fort Story, Virginia Beach, 422-9421

MacArthur Memorial Museum | 198 Bank St., Norfolk, 441-2965 or www. macarthurmemorial.org

Portsmouth Lightship Museum | Water and London streets, Portsmouth, 393-8591 or www.portsnavalmuseums.com

Mariners’ Museum 100 Museum Dr., Newport News, 596-2222 or www.mariner.org.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum | 2 High St., Portsmouth, 393-8591 or www.portsnavalmuseums.com

Military Aviation Museum 1341 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach, 721-7767 or www.militaryaviation museum.org

U.S. Army Transportation Museum| 300 Washington Blvd., Fort Eustis, 878-1115 or http://goo.gl/wIeyf4

Museum of Military History | 701 Court St., Portsmouth, 393-2773

Virginia War Museum 9285 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, 247-8523 or www.warmuseum.org

HISTORICAL MUSEUMS Adam Thoroughgood House | 1636 Parish Rd., Virginia Beach,385-5100 Hunter House Victorian Museum | 240 W. Freemason St., Norfolk, 623-9814 or www.hunterhousemuseum.org Shirley Plantation 501 Shirley Plantation Rd.,(804) 829-5121 or www.shirleyplantation.com Evelynton Plantation 701 John Tyler Hwy., Charles City, VA, (800) 473-5075 or www.jamesriverplantations.org Berkeley Plantation 12602 Harrison Landing Rd.,Charles City, VA, (804) 829-6018 or www. berkeleyplantation.com Jamestown Settlement 2110 Jamestown Rd., Route 31 S., 253-4838 or www.historyisfun.org

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Hill House | 221 North St., Olde Towne Portsmouth, 393-0241 Welcome Aboard | Spring 2014

The Newsome House Museum and Cultural Center 2803 Oak Ave., Newport News, 247-2360 or www.newsomehouse.org Norfolk History Museum 601 E. Freemason St., Norfolk, 333-1087 or www. chrysler.org/WB_house. asp Ocean View Station Museum | 111 W. Ocean View Ave., | Norfolk, 5310445 or www.ovsm.org Riddick’s Folly 510 N. Main St., Suffolk, 934-0822 or www.riddicksfolly.org Suffolk Seaboard Station Railroad Museum 326 N. Main St., 923-4750, Suffolk or www.suffolktrainstation.org Suffolk Museum | 118 Bosley Ave., Suffolk, 923-2371 Virginia Sports Hall of Fame | 206 High St., Portsmouth, 393-8031 or www.vshfm.com


30%

of our students are connected to the military.

TCC IS BEHIND THEM 100%.

Whether on base, on our campuses, or worldwide you can trust TCC’s Center for Military & Veterans Education (CMVE) team to help you take command of your education and career. TCC offers many certificates that ladder to associate and bachelor’s degree programs while fast-tracking you to employability. TCC’s CMVE provides one-stop access to degree planning, certifications, job skills training, and employment opportunities. Enroll today at tcc.edu. FROM HERE, GO ANYWHERE.

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Contact us today www.tcc.edu/military • Local: 757-822-7777 • Toll Free: 866-921-6280 International: 855-399-7480 • Email: CMVESupport@tcc.edu

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ThingsToDo THEATER VENUES

American Theatre 125 East Mellen St., Hampton, 722-2787 or www.hamptonarts.net Ferguson Center for the Arts University Pl., Newport News, 594-7448 or www. fergusoncenter.cnu.edu Generic Theatre 215 St. Paul’s Blvd., Norfolk, 441-2160 or www. generictheater.org Little Theatre of Norfolk 801 Claremont Ave., Norfolk, 627-8551 or www. ltnonline.org

901 Crawford St., Portsmouth, 393-8181 or www. pavilionconcerts.com Sandler Center for the Performing Arts | 201 Market St., Virginia Beach, 385-2787 or www.sandlercenter.org Seven Venues Visit www.sevenvenues.com or call 664-6464 for tickets and information for at Attucks Theatre, Chrysler Hall, Harbor Park, Harrison Opera House, Prism Theatre at Scope Arena, Norfolk Scope Arena and Wells Theatre.

CHILDREN/SCIENCE MUSEUMS Chesapeake Planetarium 310 Shea Drive, Chesapeake, 547-0153 Children’s Museum of Virginia | 221 High St., Portsmouth, 393-5258 or www.childrensmuseumva.com

Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center 717 General Booth Blvd., Virginia Beach, 385-3474 or www.virginiaaquarium. com Virginia Living Museum 524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, 595-1900 or www.thevlm.org

The NorVa | 317 Monticello Ave., Norfolk, 627-4547 Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts | 110 W. Finney or www.thenorva.com Ave., Suffolk, 923-0003 or www.suffolkcenter.org nTelos Wireless Pavilion

Virginia Air & Space Center 600 Settlers Landing Rd., Hampton, 727-0900 or www.vasc.org

ZOOS/PETTING ZOOS

ART MUSEUMS & GALLERIES

Bluebird Gap Farm 60 Pine Chapel Rd., Hampton, 727-6739

Peninsula SPCA Exotic Sanctuary & Petting Zoo 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. Newport News, 595-1399

Atlantic Wildfowl Heritage Museum | 1113 Atlantic Ave., VA Beach, 437-8432 or www.awhm.org

Virginia Zoo | 3500 Granby St., Norfolk, 441-2374 or www.virginiazoo.org

Charles H. Taylor Arts Ctr. | 4025 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, 727-1490 or www.hamptonarts.net

Hunt Club Petting Farm 2388 London Bridge Rd., Virginia Beach, 427-9520 or www.huntclubfarm.com

Chrysler Museum of Art 245 W. Olney Rd., 6646200 or www.chrysler.org Contemporary Art Center 2200 Parks Ave., VA Beach, 425-0000 or www.cacv.org

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Courthouse Galleries 420 High St., Portsmouth, 393-8543 or www.courthousegalleries.com Welcome Aboard | Spring 2014

d’Art Center | 208 E. Main St., Norfolk, 625-4211 or www.d-artcenter.org Hermitage Foundation 7637 N. Shore Rd., Norfolk, 423-2052 or www.hermitagefoundation.org Peninsula Fine Arts Center | 101 Museum Dr., Newport News, 596-8175 or www.pfac-va.org Portlock Galleries at Sono 3815 Bainbridge Blvd., Chesapeake, 502-4901 Visual Arts Center Gallery 340 High St., Portsmouth, 822-1888


MUSEUMS, SHOPPING, ETC.

SHOPPING MALLS/DISTRICTS Chesapeake Square Mall 4200 Portsmouth Blvd., Chesapeake | http://goo.gl/ SQlWCT

Lynnhaven Mall 701 Lynnhaven Pkwy. Virginia Beach, 340-9340 www.lynnhavenmall.com

City Center at Oyster Point, Thimble Shoals Blvd Newport News citycenteratoysterpoint. com

MacArthur Center 300 Monticello Ave. Norfolk, 627-6000 www.shopmacarthur.com

The Gallery at Military Circle 880 North Military Hwy. Norfolk, 461-0777 www.galleryatmilitarycircle.com

Patrick Henry Mall 12300 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, 249-4305 www.shoppatrickhenrymall. com

Penninsula Town Center W. Mercury Blvd, Hampton www.peninsulatowncenter. com

The Shops At Hilltop Laskin & First Colonial Rds. Virginia Beach, 428-2224 www.hilltopshops.com

Greenbrier Mall | 1401 Greenbrier Parkway S. Chesapeake, 424-7300 www.greenbriermall.com

Pembroke Mall 4554 Virginia Beach Blvd. Virginia Beach,497-6255 www.pembrokemall.com

Prime Outlets Williamsburg 5715 Richmond Rd. Williamsburg, 565-0702 www.primeoutlets.com

The Williamsburg Outlet Mall | 6401 Richmond Rd., Lightfoot | www. williamsburgoutletmall.com

              

Portsmouth is a wonderful place to live and a great place to visit. Stroll Historic Olde Towne and savor one of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest collections of historic homes and churches. Let the kids bounce off the walls at the Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum of Virginia. Take a swing at the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame & Museum. Tee off at one of our award-winning golf courses. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget our great restaurants and shops. Go to VisitPortsVA.com to plan your visit and MoveToPortsmouthVa.com to plan your move home.

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Getaways BUSCH GARDENS >> www.buschgardens.com/bgw | One Busch Gardens Blvd., Williamsburg Busch Gardens Williamsburg is an incredible combination of European flair and high-flying action with thrilling rides, fabulous shows, and charming villages. Season begins March 17. *Special military deal available – visit www.herosalute.com for more.

WASHINGTON D.C. Our nation’s capital provides visitors with all kinds of vacation destinations. Visit the Smithsonian, tour the national monuments and memorials, tour the three houses of government, take a walk through Georgetown, walk, bike, or kayak along the C & O Canal.

LURAY CAVERNS 101 Cave Hill Road, Luray, VA Four million centuries in the making under Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, the Luray Caverns features one-hour tours. Well-lighted, paved walkways lead visitors through cathedral-sized rooms with ceilings 10 stories high. Enormous chambers are filled with towering columns, shimmering draperies and crystal-clear pools.

COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG The Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg stretches over 301 acres and includes 88 original 18th-century structures. Hundreds of houses, shops and public outbuildings are reconstructed on their original foundations. Hundreds of houses, shops and public outbuildings are reconstructed on their original foundations.

FOR THE 2014 HEROES AT HOME MILITARY SPOUSE AWARDS Join us in recognizing our local military spouses for their unending strength, personall sacrifices, support for other military families and for their selfless commitment to our community. The Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year will be chosen from nominees provided by activee duty personnel from all branches of the military, spouse support groups, charitable organizations, friends nds and family. The 10 finalists and winner will be announced at the awards luncheon on May 8th.

2013 Heroes at Home

PRESENTED BY:

Military Spouse of the Year

CHRISTINA LARA Spouse of HM1 (SW) Pablo Lara USS New York (LPD 21)

NOMINATE YOUR HERO TODAY!

ALL NOMINEES will be honored by our local business and military communities on May 8th at the 2014 Heroes at Home Military Spouse Appreciation and Awards Luncheon where we will announce the 10 finalists and the 2014 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the year!

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY IS MARCH 23RD

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WEEKEND OUTTINGS

OUTER BANKS >> From the footsteps of the new worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst colonists, to the rush of landing your ďŹ rst trophy billďŹ sh, one thing is clear - The Outer Banks of North Carolina is a different kind of place. The cities, which include Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, and Nags Head, have sporting events, museums, historical sites, cultural sites, and lighthouses for your enjoyment.

CHARLOTTESVILLE & PRESIDENTIAL HOMES Charlottesville, a charming little city surrounded by the hazy Blue Ridge Mountains and acres of rolling farmland, bears the mark of Thomas Jefferson. The third president built

Orange (the residence itself recently restored), while Ash Lawn-Highland, the home of James Monroe, is located near Monticello and Michie Tavern, built in 1784.

his home in the hills nearby and founded the University of Virginia located here, which has continued to ďŹ&#x201A;ourish over the intervening centuries. Most tourists come to the area to visit three presidential homes. Located three miles southeast of town, Thomas Jeffersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former home, Monticello is set on 1,000 acres of restored gardens and is open daily (guided tours only of the house itself). Montpelier, one-time home of third president James Madison is located just south of the town of

APPLE PICKING IN WINCHESTER Winchester-Frederick Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s roots lie in the apple industry, so itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no surprise that even today the rolling hills still feature family-owned farms and markets. While away an afternoon picking your own apples, sipping Shenandoah Valley wine, or enjoying a leisurely hayride. Other attractions in Winchester include Civil War battleďŹ elds and cemetaries, historic manor homes and museums. Visit www.visitwinchesterva.com for more information.

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Local Sports HAMPTON ROADS COLLEGE SPORTS

Norfolk State University: www.nsuspartans.com

Photo courtesy of Langley Speedway

Old Dominion University: www.odusports.com

LANGLEY SPEEDWAY

Virginia Wesleyan College: vwcathletics.com

3165 N Armistead Ave, Hampton

Hampton University: www.hamptonpirates.com William and Mary: tribeathletics.com

Photo courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot

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Langley Speedway is a race track located in Hampton, Virginia, in the United States. The track currently hosts 11 divisions which alternate running during their Saturday night program.


COLLEGE AND PRO

NORFOLK ADMIRALS The Norfolk Scope | 201 E. Brambleton Ave, Norfolk The Norfolk Admirals are a minor professional ice hockey team in the American Hockey League, and are affiliated with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Photo courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot

NORFOLK TIDES Harbor Park | 150 Park Avenue, Norfolk

Photo courtesy of The Virginian-Pilot

The Norfolk Tides are the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, and a member of the International League. Known as The Tidewater Tides, the team was formed in 1961.



    

  If you are assigned to NMCP, NNSY, USCG LANTAREA, Base Portsmouth or the 5th District Command; Portsmouth is where you work. Living here will let you spend more time at home. No tolls, no tunnels, no traffic.

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Base Chapels NAVSTA NORFOLK

ROMAN CATHOLIC Our Lady of Victory Chapel Mass schedule: 11:45 a.m., Wed. | 10 a.m., Sun. PROTESTANT David Adams Memorial Chapel Worship services: 10:30 a.m., Sun. Jewish SABBATH Commodore Levy Chapel (Second Floor Bldg. C7) Sabbath: 7:30 p.m., Fri. (Sabbath Fellowship Oneg Shabbot Follows) ISLAMIC WORSHIP: Masjid al Da’wah 2nd Floor (Bldg. C-7) Service: 1:30 p.m., Fri. Chapels open daily for prayer.

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ROMAN CATHOLIC Mass schedule: 11:30 a.m., Tues.-Fri. and 9 a.m. & 12:15 p.m., Sun. PROTESTANT Sun. school: 9:15 a.m., Sun. Worship service: 10:40 a.m., Sun. Bible study: 11 a.m., Wed.

ROMAN CATHOLIC Mass schedule: 9 a.m., Sun. Bible study: 9:30 a.m., Tues. PROTESTANT Worship service:11 a.m., Sun. Bible study: Noon, Wed.

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ROMAN CATHOLIC Mass schedule: 5 p.m., Sat. (fulfills Sunday obligation) 9 a.m. & 12:15 p.m. , Sun. Fellowship: 10 a.m., Sun. Choir practice: 6 p.m., Tues. Confessions: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Sat. PROTESTANT Sun. School : 9 a.m. Sun. (Ages 4 - Adult) AWANA/Children’s Church: 10 a.m., Sun. (Ages 4 - 10) Worship service:10:30 a.m., Sun. Fellowship: 11:30 a.m., Sun. Coffeehouse: 6 p.m., Sun. Bible Study/ Band Practice: 5 p.m., Mon. PWOC: 9:30 a.m., Wed Choir practice: 6 p.m., Wed. LATTER DAY SAINTS Worship service: 11:30 a.m., Sun. (Chapel Annex Classroom 1) Meeting: 7 p.m., Wed. (Chapel Annex Classroom 4) * Nursery care is available Sundays, 10 a.m. - Noon

NSA NW ANNEX ROMAN CATHOLIC Rosary: 9:30 a.m., Sun. Confessions: 9:30 a.m., Sun. Mass: 10 a.m., Sun. CCD (Sept-May): 11 a.m., Sun. PROTESTANT (EPISCOPAL) Worship service: 8 a.m., Sun. Vacation Bible School July 29 - Aug. 2; 6 to 8 p.m.

DAM NECK ANNEX ROMAN CATHOLIC Confessions: 4:15 p.m., Sat. Mass Schedule: 5 p.m., Sat. PROTESTANT Worship service: 9 a.m., Sun.

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ROMAN CATHOLIC | Mass: 8:30 a.m., Sun. PROTESTANT | Worship service:10:30 a.m., Sun.

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*Offer expires 3/31/14 and is available to new residential customers in Cox service areas. See www.cox.com. 2-year agreement required for 2 years of savings. Early termination fees may apply. Other equipment options are available and prices may vary. Additional bundle options are available and may be required to for access to all advertised features. Free install limited to standard pro install on prewired outlets. Prices exclude additional installation/activation fees, equipment charges, inside wiring fees, additional outlets, taxes, surcharges and other fees. Not all services and features available everywhere. A credit check and/or deposit may be required. Offer may not be combined with other offers. Other restrictions may apply. †Cox Home Security requires separate 3-year term. Additional conditions apply. Fastest inhome WiFi based on June 2013 study of comparable in-home wireless routers by Allion Test Labs, Inc. Speed claim based on maximum download speed of Cox High Speed Internet Ultimate 150 Mbps service. Free cloud storage amount varies with Internet service level. Cable modem required for Internet services. A DOCSIS 3 modem is required to consistently receive optimal speeds for Preferred and higher tiers, and is strongly recommended for all other tiers. Uninterrupted or error-free Internet service, or the speed of your service, is not guaranteed. Actual speeds vary. Telephone modem required and will be provided for duration of phone service subscription. Upon disconnection of phone service, modem must be returned within 30 days or a monthly rental fee or lost equipment charge will apply. Modem uses household electrical power to operate. Telephone service, including access to e911 service, will not be available during an extended power outage without a battery or if the modem is moved or inoperable. New modem installs do not come with a battery. You may purchase a battery from Cox or, if you are a Lifeline customer, obtain a battery from Cox without charge. You must monitor and replace the battery as needed (see www.cox.com/battery).Telephone service provided by an affiliated Cox entity. Other restrictions may apply. HBO®, Cinemax® and related channels and service marks are the property of Home Box Office, Inc. Other restrictions may apply. © 2014 Cox Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. 101928-0010

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Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degree Programs Claim your future at any of our convenient Virginia locations. Chesapeake (757) 382-7599

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