28 Sep 28 September 2015
GREATER JAX USO
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JAGUARS VS TEXANS TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 5TH AT NOON AT THE NAS JAX AND MAYPORT USO OFFICES AND FROM 12:00PM-1:00PM AT THE OFF CREW BUILDING AT KINGS BAY.
IN THIS ISSUE: Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Southern Women’s Show, Web.com Tour Championship, Jacksonville Tri-Base Job and Transition Expo, Jaxtoberfest, 2015 Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville Marine Corps ½ Marathon and Freedom 5K, Brumos, Massage Envy Giveaway.
MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
Monday, September 28th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the Mayport USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner”. This is free for Active Duty Service Members and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve ribs, hot dogs and macaroni (for children), corn on the cob, baked beans, salad, rolls, and dessert . Thank you to the “Mayport Navy League” for sponsoring this meal.
NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH
Wednesday, September 30TH from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner” at FRA #91 located at 5391 Collins Road. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their dependents. USO staff and volunteers will be serving lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. Thank you “RIVERSIDE ROTARY” for sponsoring this dinner.
SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW- TICKETS ON SALE NOW
Looking for a fun experience of pampering and fun? Stop by the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices to purchase discounted tickets to the Southern Women’s Show that will be held October 15th-18th at the Prime Osborn Convention Center. Tickets are $6 each/cash only and are on sale now. Discounted tickets are open to Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retirees, and dependents. Visit southernwomensshow.com for more information.
WEB.COM TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP- DISCOUNTED TICKETS ON SALE NOW
The Web.com Tour Championship October 1st-4th and military and their dependents get in FREE. Discounted tickets for non-military are available online by visiting www.teeitupforcharitytickets.com and using the code GREATERJAXUSO. Discounted tickets are available for $29 with $25 coming back as a donation to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. Discounted tickets are open to everyone.
*See note below for Military Free Admission Policy.
Schedule of events:
Military Appreciation Day presented by Chase – Friday, October 2
TPC Sawgrass lawn | 7 p.m.
The Military Appreciation Day presented by Chase will take place on the back lawn of the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.
Uncle Kracker Concert presented by Legacy Trust Family Wealth Offices
TPC Sawgrass lawn | 7:30 p.m.
The Uncle Kracker Concert presented by Legacy Trust Family Wealth Offices will take place on the back lawn of TPC Sawgrass.
Uncle Kracker’s 2000 major label debut, “Double Wide”, went double-platinum and yielded #1 smash “Follow Me.” His 2002 follow-up, “No Stranger to Shame,” reached gold status and spawned cross-format hits such as “In a Little While” and the powerful cover of Dobie Gray’s “Drift Away.”
All active duty, veterans, Reserve and military retirees and their dependents will receive complimentary tournament admission to the Web.com Tour Championship, Oct. 1-4. To receive complimentary admission, eligible military must bring valid ID to the will call tent to receive their ticket. Valid military ID must also be presented at the Patriots’ Outpost for admission from Thursday-Sunday.
TRI-BASE JOB AND TRANSITION EXPO- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH
The Fleet and Family Support Centers are hosting a job and transition expo on Wednesday, September 30th at the Morocco Shrine Center located at 3800 St. Johns Bluff Road South from 9:00AM-2:00PM. See attached flyers for more information and a list of employers. This event is open to service members and their dependents.
JAXTOBERFEST- OCTOBER 9TH-10TH
Enjoy a bit of Germany Jaxtoberfest style!Last year, close to 50,000 attended this celebration in Downtown Jacksonville. This year Jaxtoberfest is moving to the center of the city – The St. John’s Town Center. Authentic, mouthwatering German traditional favorites such as bratwurst and pretzels, as well as some of Jacksonville’s finest food trucks will be on site offering a wide variety of tasty items throughout the day. For the kiddos, or the kid in you, we will also have a large variety of festival staples available.
Of course, the feast wouldn’t be complete without an ice-cold gulp of German beer. Multiple taps of tasty beers from several different breweries, including German-style brews and specifically selected local and national choices, will be featured. The festival will also include liquor, wine, water and soda.
Stein Holding Contest? Check. Brat Eating Contest? Check. Weiner Dog Races? Check. Pumpkin Bowling? Check. Large Inflatables? Check. Those are just a few of the Jaxtoberfest Outdoor Games for children AND adults. Visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jaxtoberfest-2015-tickets-18226341478?aff=USO2DAY&afu=152695627316 to purchase your tickets and support the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. 50% of ticket sales through the link above will be donated to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO.
2015 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS- SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE FOR SALE DATES
Tickets are $20 each cash only and will include a meal voucher and access to a private USO lounge. Jaguars vs. Texans tickets will go on sale on Monday, October 5th.
JAGUARS TICKET GUIDELINES
1. Jaguar Ticket sales will begin at NOON at the MAYPORT AND NAS JAX USO Centers and at SUBASE Kings Bay Off Crew Building per the above schedule. Price is $20.00 per ticket (cash only) – All ACTIVE DUTY MEMBERS, FLA NATIONAL GUARD, RESERVE PERSONNEL, RETIREES, and DEPENDENTS are eligible to purchase/use these tickets.
2. Military personnel with authorized dependents may buy a MAXIMUM of 4 tickets IF member and dependents equals 4, if you have less than 4 you may only purchase total for family, NOT 4, i.e. 1 for the service member and 3 for authorized dependents, only 2 if just military member and spouse, etc. Spouses may purchase tickets for military personnel, but under no circumstances are dependent children authorized to represent the service member/spouse to purchase tickets. Larger families desiring to purchase in excess of 4 tickets must be approved by the USO Center Director.
3. Single service members may purchase a MAXIMUM of 2 tickets, one for their use and one for a guest. NO EXCEPTIONS.
4. For deployable commands, a request for a “block of game day tickets” may be requested by CO/XO/CMC only to the Executive Director. These blocks may be approved for commands either deploying or returning during the season. Requests, with justification, must be sent to Mike O’Brien, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org .
5. If anyone is caught purchasing excess tickets or reselling tickets he/she will be prohibited from buying any more tickets for the entire season.
6. THANK YOU for your support and we appreciate everyone’s honesty/integrity to ensure only authorized personnel purchase these tickets which ensures everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy the NFL Experience. A special Thanks to the Jacksonville Jaguars for their continued and exceptional support of our military and their families.
7. No over the phone transactions, tickets are first come, first served.
JACKSONVILLE MARINE CORPS ½ MARATHON AND FREEDOM 5K- OCTOBER 3RD
Calling all runners! The Jacksonville Marine Corps ½ Marathon and Freedom 5k is coming up on October 3rd. Race registration forms are available at the NAS Jax USO office or online at www.1stplacesports.com. Visit https://www.crowdrise.com/USOJacksonville to turn all of your miles into USO moments by creating a fundraiser for the Greater Jacksonville Area USO. As an added incentive, everyone who raises $100 or more will receive a Greater Jacksonville Area USO technical shirt for the big race. For more information, call (904) 778-2821.
2015 JAXTOBERFEST- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9TH-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10TH
Jaxtoberfest will be held October 9th-10th at the St. Johns Town Center. Enjoy authentic, mouthwatering German traditional favorites such as bratwurst and pretzels, as well as some of Jacksonville’s finest food trucks will be on site, offering a wide variety of tasty items throughout the day. For the kiddos, or the kid in you, we will also have a large variety of festival staples available. Of course, the feast wouldn’t be complete without an ice cold gulp of German beer. Multiple taps of tasty beers from several different breweries will be featured, including German-style brews, as well as specifically selected local and national choices. For a list of beers, visit the website – there’s a whole page dedicated to beer! The festival will also include liquor, wine, water and soda.Stein Holding Contest? Check. Brat Eating Contest? Check. Weiner Dog Races? Check. Pumpkin Bowling? Check. Large Inflatables? Check. And those are just a few of the Jaxtoberfest Outdoor Games for children AND adults. Check out the website for a list of games and rules on how to enter. jaxtoberfest.com. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/jaxtoberfest-2015-tickets-18226341478?aff=USO2DAY&afu=152695627316 and 50% of your ticket purchase is donated to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO.
BRUMOS PROMOTION- NOW UNTIL NOVEMBER 11TH
Stop by the Bumos Lexus, Brumos Mercedes, or Brumos Porsche dealerships and make a donation to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO now through November 11th and Brumos Automotive will match donations up to $10,000. Donations can be made in person or online at brumos.com.
MASSAGE ENVY ONE MILLIONTH MASSAGE GIVEAWAY- ENTER TO WIN BY NOVEMBER 11TH
To celebrate their 1,000,000 massages and ten years serving the Jacksonville area, Massage Envy is giving away a year of FREE massages to one Active Duty or Retired Military member. Visit www.jaxuso.org for details and registration.
In addition to the numerous programs for our active duty personnel and family members, each USO Center (Mayport, NAS JAX, and JIA) offer:
Free Notary services (NAS and Mayport Centers ONLY).
- Free Fax services
- Free Copier services
- Free Internet services
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NAS JAX USO CENTER
P.O. Box 108, Bldg 1050
Jacksonville, FL 32212-0108
Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
To volunteer, please visit www.usovolunteer.org
MAYPORT USO CENTER
2560 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
USO WELCOME CENTER
Jacksonville International Airport
Main Terminal, First Floor
Open 7 days a week from 7 am to 11 pm
Jim Bury – Director
904-305-4467(cell) or 904-741-6655
To volunteer, please visit www.usovolunteer.org