Virtual Retiree Summit November 7-17! Webinars will be recorded and available to watch on demand.
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Virtual Retiree Summit November 7-17! Webinars will be recorded and available to watch on demand.
Movies, games, snack, and drinks at the USO for Service Members on October 28. Registration required.
🎬 🍿Join us at the Naval Station Norfolk USO Bldg. J50 for a ghoulishly 👻 good time! We will be offering a showing of Hocus Pocus (1993) and Amityville Horror (2005). 🎃 There will also be games, drinks (non-alcoholic), and snacks offered.
Register at: https://fal.cn/3t0o5.
Questions: Contact [email protected]
Craft Beer and Oyster Fest with live music, co****le, and firepits is Nov 4 at Sewell Point Golf Course. Tickets are on sale now!
MWR CRAFT BEER & OYSTER FEST – Don't miss it! Friday, November 4 from 5 to 8 p.m. at NSA HR – Headquarters Sewells Point Golf Course. Entry into the event is FREE. Beer and food tickets are available for purchase. This event is open to the public. Purchase your ticket NOW! visit www.navylifema.com/activity/981e511f-da24-42af-8eea-26a87a4fa84f for details and to purchase your tickets!
Tonight is the FREE Halloween Spooktacular at Cutter Park!
MWR Halloween Spooktacular - At NSA HR – Headquarters Cutter Park on Friday, October 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. This event is free to attend. There will be games, a bounce house, and costumed Halloween characters, giving away pumpkins and treat bags while supplies last. For details, visit www.navylifema.com/activity/d683a762-6122-4fac-8d1d-906a948211d5
Proudly sponsored by Dominion Energy *.
*No Navy endorsement implied.
The Northwest Annex campground will have a FREE Haunted Harvest on Friday, October 28!
Celebrate Halloween with NSA HR – Northwest MWR Community Recreation at the 2022 Haunted Harvest event!
Join us at NSA HR – Northwest Stewart Campground on Friday, October 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. There will be concessions for purchase, spooky games, prizes, a pumpkin patch, crafts, raffles, and more.
For more information, please call 757-421-8250.
Proudly sponsored by Dominion Energy. No Navy endorsement implied.
You can now activate your prescriptions via text through the NMCP Pharmacy!
Starting Monday, October 17, the NMCP Pharmacy will offer "text activation” for new prescriptions! This new process will significantly reduce your wait time for new prescriptions being filled at our main pharmacy. Please help to spread the word!
A virtual Fleet Fest starts at 7:50am tomorrow!
Don't forget to tune into our Virtual Fleet Fest tomorrow morning starting at 7:50 a.m!
Teen event tonight! If interested, call the Naval Station Norfolk Teen Program at 757-444-8259 to participate.
Parents don’t forget, this Friday October 21 the Naval Station Norfolk Teen Program is hosting an opportunity for teenagers to learn the ins and outs of building a computer. All participants will be entered into a chance to win a gaming computer. Spaces are limited! If you are interested in your teenager participating give us a call at 757-444-8259
Trunk or Treat on Friday, Oct 28! They will also show a Halloween movie and have free pumpkins while supplies last.
NAVSTA Norfolk MWR Community Recreation and the Navy Exchange are hosting a trunk or treat and Halloween movie night on Friday, October 28 in the NEX parking lot. The trunk or treat begins at 5 p.m. and the movie will start at 6:30 p.m. We will be playing the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. Pumpkins will be given away while supplies last. Make sure to bring your own lawn chairs as this event is on pavement. Bring your own snacks or shop for snacks at the NEX before it closes at 7 p.m. Bathrooms will remain open.
For more information, please call 757-444-3046.
Proudly sponsored by Dominion Energy, in partnership with the Navy Exchange.
*If you are a command onboard Naval Station Norfolk and would like join, please call the number above.*
Candle making every Thursday! Registration required and only 20 registrations accepted for each date.
Join NAVSTA Norfolk MWR Community Recreation at building C-9 every third Thursday of the month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. for soft serenity candle making. Light refreshments will be available. This activity is limited to the first 20 to register online for each class.
To register, please click the link below
For more information, please call 757-444-5588.
If you want to make changes to your Tricare plan, Tricare Open Season begins Nov 14!
Mark your calendars for TRICARE Open Season!
You can make changes to your TRICARE and FEDVIP plans between November 14 and December 12.
Learn more https://tricare.mil/openseason
I took COMPASS as a new Navy spouse and highly recommend this course to learn about how navigate Navy life. It's not just for new spouses-a long time spouse took the course with me and even she learned something new, especially since things and procedures often change.
Check it out!
Have you taken a COMPASS session yet?
Check out our upsoming session for November! To learn more or register, please visit: www.nsfamilyline.org/compass
October's schedule is out for Budget For Baby classes! Call to register.
Join us at one of our FREE Budget for BabyⓇ workshops in October!
10/6 - 1000-1200 (In Person)
10/13 - 1000-1200 (In Person)
10/20 - 1000-1200 (In Person)
10/27 - 1000-1200 (Virtual)
Learn about basic budgeting skills and the cost of adding a new family member, while also learning about local resources to help you save money!
After completion participants will receive a handmade baby blanket, booklet, and $50 Amazon gift card.
📞 757-322-1171 to sign up
October's Navy Life Hampton Roads Newsletter is now available!
OCTOBER NEWSLETTER: NAVY LIFE HAMPTON ROADS - Now available at www.navylifema.com/newsletter! This month's newsletter features virtual contests, free Halloween events, Navy birthday celebration with Wendy's, fitness challenges, runs, and a variety of fun MWR activities!
October's FFSP newsletter is now available!
The October 2022 FFSP’s “Family Connection Newsletter” is now available. Featured in this edition are Cybersecurity, Break to Educate, & Against Domestic Violence. https://go.usa.gov/xJz5p
Operation Jingle applications are due by Dec 12! See flyer for more information.
Be careful of flooding on the roads tomorrow if you have to be out and about!
Many area schools and city offices will also be closed tomorrow. Please contact your local agency for more information.
Great tip to stay safe!
THIS COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE: 🌪📱📻 The tornado threat for southeast Virginia is the greatest tonight and overnight. Please ensure that your wireless emergency alerts are enabled on your cell phone and always play sound.
If you have an NOAA Weather Radio, set it to alert mode so you can be awakened if a warning is issued.
The 2022 Run With The Chiefs is cancelled due to inclement weather and will not be rescheduled.
Due to the forecast of inclement weather, the 2022 Run With The Chiefs is cancelled and will not be rescheduled.
The 2022 Grunt Run has been delayed due to weather, and you now get an extra week to pre-register!
The 2022 Grunt Run has been moved to Saturday October 8 due to updated forecast that include potential thunderstorms and tornadoes Saturday morning.
Pre-registration has been extended for 1 week.
Stay safe and see you all in 10 days!
Heads Up! Make sure you are weather aware and prepared as the remnants of Hurricane Ian come through this weekend!
Along with your emergency kits, make sure you have the command and my information with you.
Remember to keep the NFAAS website handy
https://navyfamily.navy.mil/cas/login?service=https%3A%2F%2Fnavyfamily.navy.mil%2F and that NFAAS has an app to make it easier for you if needed.
FREE AWS Skill Builder learning plans are now available. Register required.
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Link to register 👉🏾 https://go.aws/3SsTRea
AWS LEARNING BADGES
EARN DIGITAL BADGES TO SHARE YOUR AWS KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
WHAT TYPES OF AWS LEARNING BADGES ARE AVAILABLE?
AWS Learning badges are aligned to select AWS Skill Builder learning plans, such as:
* Storage Learning Plan - Object
* Storage Learning Plan - Block
* NEW: Storage Learning Plan - File
* NEW: Storage Learning Plan - Data Migration
* NEW: Storage Learning Plan - Data Protection & Disaster Recovery
NEW: If you earn the Object, Block, and File badges, you’ll automatically earn the Storage Core badge. If you earn all the Storage badges, you’ll earn the Storage Technologist badge.
Updates to the GI Bill in 2023 include new rates and maximums.
Updates to the GI Bill for 2023.
Heads Up! Changes are coming to the Langley AFB Vet Clinic's regular business hours.
FREE Military Appreciation Event Nov. 15 and 17! RSVP
We are VERY excited about our next virtual events! November is all about Military Family Appreciation. Join MSF and keynote speaker, Ashley Gutermuth Comedian as we celebrate military families. RSVP here for either November 15 or 17th: https://milspousefest.com/uniteandignitemilfamappreciation/
FREE Virtual Breastfeeding Class will be offered October 12 and 19. Registration required.
Please join us this October for a virtual breastfeeding class!
Wednesday, October 12th 7:00 PM
Wednesday, October 19th 10:00 AM
All classes are led by NMCRS Visiting Nurse Molly Curtis BSN, RN and IBCLC 🍼(International Board Certified Lactation Consultant)🍼
📞 757-685-7660, 📧 [email protected], or 👩🏽💻 https://forms.office.com/r/H6MyuNJrAt to register!
Don't Miss it! Next week, October 3 to 5, here at your you will have another chance to win some bling from Diamonds Direct * just by tagging a Navy Friend in celebration of US Navy's birthday!!!
*No Navy endorsement implied
Heads up! Keep an eye on the weather to see what's headed our way this weekend.
Check out the article to learn more about huge changes coming for service members and their families regarding everything from BAH to PCSing to spouse employment to child care and more.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III announced immediate and long-term actions to help strengthen the economic security and stability of service members and their families.
Free Military Family Fall Festival on Oct. 30 from 12-4 pm!
The Armed Services YMCA of Hampton Roads is calling all Hampton Roads Military Families!
The Military Family Fall Festival and Resource Fair provides a FREE DAY of family fun, filled with entertainment, crafts, activities, and games for all ages to enjoy!
Adventure with us to solve clues and discover hidden treasures inside the Virginia Beach Convention Hall!
Families are encouraged to come dressed in costume and bring their Halloween bags or buckets!
Learn more: https://conta.cc/3SrpcOt
Virtual Jobs Fair on Friday, Sept. 23 at 11 am. Pre-registration required.
You’re invited to the Virtual Military-Friendly Job Fair, on Friday, Sept 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (EDT). This job fair will connect transitioning service members and veterans with employers nationwide. Required pre-register at https://www.corporategray.com/jobfairs/452
Heads up! Uniform shift to fall/winter is October 17 in Virginia.
Mark your calendars!
Fall 5K this Saturday, Sept. 24 at JEB Fort Story. Registration required.
MWR RUNNING INTO FALL 5K – At JEB Fort Story MWR gym on Saturday, September 24 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is required. Same day registrations start at 830 a.m. To register and details, visit www.navylifema.com/activity/c8cc9141-7785-49a4-ada8-59f72d0d53c8
Attention: Norfolk ITT will be closed Sept 22 and 23. Please visit one of the nearby base offices for assistance.
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