Military Monday- Samantha: Norfolk, VA


The Military Monday duty station feature on this blog is designed for us military families to meet our fellow military spouses and also to learn about duty stations across the world.  We all get to (or have to depending on your outlook and particular set of circumstances), move every couple years to different duty stations that are scattered throughout the country and the world.  This feature will allow us the opportunity to explore these different areas of the world before we get there.  

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Name and blog site: Samantha from Forever & Always a Soldiers Girl

Branch of service: Navy

Where currently stationed: Norfolk, Virginia

How long have you been there?: Two months

Favorite restaurant in the area: Machismos, it’s a wonderful little burrito bar with the best nachos and tortillas!

Previous duty stations:
This is our first duty station.

3 favorite things to do in your current city:
1.Taking the dog to the beach. Living by a beach my whole life just gives me the natural feeling of needing to go whenever the weather is right!
2. Visiting the many malls in the area. There are four within 20 minutes of Norfolk Naval Station.
3. Concerts at the Norva. It’s a smaller bar like concert setting but it’s such a great place to go for concert! Always cheap and fun entertainment.

Favorite duty station so far: Since I’ve only been in Norfolk I’ll have to say here!

Who is your hero? My hero has to be my husband. He keeps his cool no matter what and has such a level head. He’s inspiring beyond belief.

What is the biggest draw back to where your current duty station? The biggest drawback for me would have to be either the “grey” weather that we have so often, the horrible traffic (you literally have to hit an interstate to go anywhere), or the distance from our home in Florida.
How strong/ or not is the sense of community in the area? The military community is strong. There are so many bases and weapon stations in the area that the whole community is basically military. It’s nice to have such a helpful group of neighbors.

Are there any local festivals you have been to or are planning to attend? It's not exactly local, but Washington DC is only 3 hours away, and I will be attending the centennial of the cherry blossom festival this year. I also hope to hit the beach concerts a bit this summer. We have a great schedule of artist coming! 



  1. Sounds like a great area!

    Mmm, nachos..

  2. I love that area!! :) Although we were a little bit further North.. and closer to DC.


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