Honoring those who serve

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Want to get out and see the country? There is no better way than with the “America the Beautiful Annual Pass” for current US military members and their dependents. This year-long pass is available to current US military members and the dependents of deployed military in all branches of the military. Most current US Reserve and National Guard Members are also eligible. 

The free Annual Pass can be acquired in person by a sponsor or dependent (with the correct paperwork) at any Federal recreation site that charges an entrance or amenity fee. The pass covers entrance into National Park Service Sites and Fish and Wildlife Service sites that charge an entrance or amenity fee. For a full list of eligible sites, be sure to click HERE for an overview and pass

Shari Duval volunteered for years with veteran charities around Jacksonville, Florida. When her son returned home from two tours as a bomb dog handler with the Department of the Army, he was suffering from PTSD, “an invisible disorder” that turns the lives of those who serve upside down.

While searching for ways to help her son on the road to recovery, she found information on the profound healing many warriors experienced using service animals. In 2011, after a lot of research, Shari founded K9s For Warriors. Her organization provides service K9s to both active duty and veteran warriors suffering from PTSD, TBI, and other trauma as a result of military service post 9/11.

Shari and her team of professionals have created a place where warriors can

We recently asked our PCS community to take a moment to tell us about military minded organizations that are important to them.

Andrea Curtis of United Country Premier Properties in the Fort Hood area of Texas directed us to one of her favorite organizations, Boot Campaign.

BootCampaign.org is a fundraising organization that works tirelessly to give back to the military and veteran community using the three-pronged approach of awareness, patriotism, and assistance. 

Starting as a photo campaign in 2009 to promote patriotism, Boot Campaign built enormous momentum to become the 501(c)(3) charitable organization that it is today. Five Texas women turned a photo wearing combat boots into a national movement that gives over two million dollars a year

National Military Appreciation Month is coming up quick! May is almost here and we wanted to share these links for all our service members and their families. Saving a few dollars is a top priority for all of us and we hope you can find some deals you never knew about for the everyday purchases and for other things like vacations and fun events!

NMAM.org is a great website for info on National Military Appreciation Month, but for the best and most up to date information on deals and special events celebrating those who serve, be sure to head to their Facebook page.  

The MilitaryBenefits.info website is also a great resource on discounts and they offer a search by state. Check out the deals in the state you live in or look at deals around your next

Oh, those holiday happenings. Kids are running around squealing at frequencies only the dog can appreciate and it looks like a wrapping paper tornado tore through your living room. Things can get hectic at holiday time while everyone is so busy. When you're deployed, being away from your family can be tough, especially during the holidays.

Whether you are under the same roof or thousands of miles apart, you can make this holiday season special. Get creative by connecting with your family and creating new traditions, during the holidays or any day. Make it a priority to reach across the miles and think outside the box to create those special moments. Holidays are not about how much you give, but about celebrating each other. 

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Headquartered in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the Navy SEAL Foundation serves to provide support and programs for the elite warriors of the Naval Special Warfare community as well as their families. Being a part of the NSW community is intense, and this organization provides important resources to help. 

The challenges these service members face while serving our nation reverberate through the many families that stand behind them. The support the Navy SEAL Foundation provides helps to ease the burden on these families and the community they are a part of through “five pillars of support.” The five pillars include Warrior Support and Family Services, Educational Opportunities, Tragedy Assistance, Survivor Support, and Legacy Preservation.

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With over 35,000 children affected by the deployment of a parent and another 54,000 dealing with the recovery of a wounded parent, Our Military Kids aims to reduce the stress on some of the families dealing with separation or injury.

Our Military Kids is a non-profit organization that aims to help children with parents deployed in the National Guard or Reserves, or have parents who have been wounded in any branch of the service.

The grants provided by Our Military Kids help children “engage in activities of their choosing” by helping meet the costs associated with activities like athletics, fine art programs, extracurricular activities, and even tutoring. By being able to take part in activities they enjoy, kids can focus on the positives that come

Brave men and women who have been injured while serving our country deserve the best care we can give them. The families of the fallen also need ongoing support. That is the mission of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Since 2000 they have worked to offer financial assistance to families of the fallen and have funded and built state-of-the-art focused care facilities for wounded warriors.

The financial support IFHF offered from 2000 to 2005 to families of the fallen eventually gained momentum and prompted federal legislation to increase benefits to those families. IFHF then shifted their focus to the care of the severely wounded. 

The first facility they completed was the Center for the Intrepid in January of 2007. This 60,000 square foot Center

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1. Official contest must be active-duty military or spouse of active duty military

2. Grand Prize winner will receive (1) Night's stay at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hilton on August 17th. In addition they will receive PIT tickets to see Old Dominion on August 17th at the oceanfront and (1) $100 Gift Card to Catch 31 Restaurant. Mutiple PIT tickets will be given out as secondary prizes.

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4. One entry per household per week

5. Winners will be announced on Friday, August 12th, on Facebook. Winners will be notified