24 August 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

******* CFC# 97347 ******

IN THIS ISSUE:   Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, Jacksonville Armada tickets, 2015 Jacksonville Jaguars, Mayport Job Fair, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, 11TH Annual Jason Burnett Motorcycle Ride, NMCRS Budget for Baby Class, Brenau University Grand Opening, Military Monday at PDQ, Web.com Tour tickets.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, AUGUST 24TH

Monday, August 24TH 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 fried chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, coleslaw, and dessert . Thank you to the “NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION” for sponsoring this meal. 

JACKSONVILLE ARMADA VS. SAN ANTONIO SCORPIONS TICKETS- SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH

The NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices will begin distributing tickets to the Jacksonville Armada vs. San Antonio Scorpions game on Tuesday, August 25th at 9:00AM. Tickets are for the Saturday, August 29th game at 7:30PM  at Community First Park. These tickets are open to ACTIVE Duty and their dependents.

2015 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS- SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE FOR SALE DATES

Tickets for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Detroit Lions game go on sale today at noon. * Tickets are $20 each cash only and will include a meal voucher and access to a private USO lounge.

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 mobrien@usojax.com

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.

MAYPORT JOB FAIR- THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH

There will be a job fair at the Mayport USO on Thursday, August 27th from 12:00PM-5:00PM. Local and out of area employers will be on site for interviews. See attached for more information.

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH

Wednesday, August 26th 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 tacos, Spanish rice, and dessert. Thank you “LOCKHEED MARTIN” for sponsoring this dinner.

BUDGET FOR BABY NMCRS- ONGOING

Are you expecting a little bundle of joy?

The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society at Mayport hosts a budget for baby class on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1:00PM-2:30PM. To sign up for a class at Mayport, call (904) 270-5418 ext. 1504. Upon completion of the class, you’ll receive a baby’s first sea bag that includes free baby items and a handmade baby blanket.

The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society at NAS Jacksonville hosts the budget for baby class at 10:00AM on the first Wednesday of the month and at 6:00PM on the 3rd Thursday of each month. To register for a class at NAS Jacksonville, call (904) 542-3515. Upon completion of the class, you’ll receive a baby’s first sea bag that includes free baby items and a handmade baby blanket.

BRENAU UNIVERSITY GRAND OPENING- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST

Brenau University is hosting a grand opening event for the new Jacksonville campus on Tuesday, September 1st from 4:00-6:00PM. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy a cookout, games, music, and tour the campus. See attached flyer for more information.

11TH ANNUAL JASON BURNETT MEMORIAL RIDE SEPTEMBER 12TH

Join us on Saturday, September 12th for the 11TH  Annual Jason Burnett Motorcycle Ride. If you can’t join us for the ride, please consider making a small donation to support this very worthy cause. Ride registrations benefit the USO care package campaign. Participants can enjoy food, raffles, and live music after the ride to benefit the Greater Jacksonville USO. For more information, see attached flyer and visit usobenefitride.com.

MILITARY MONDAY AT PDQ- 1ST MONDAY OF EVERY MONTH

On the first Monday of every month, PDQ hosts Military Monday and offers 50% off of your entire order, all day, for you and your family if you are a member of the military in uniform or have a valid military ID.

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
Lisabeth Quinn

lquinn@usojax.com

Volunteers Welcome

904-778-2821

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

Pam Coates

pam@usojax.com

Volunteers Needed!

904-246-3481
Open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

USO WELCOME CENTER
Jacksonville International Airport
Main Terminal, First Floor
Jacksonville, FL
Open 7 days a week from 7 am to 11 pm
Jim Bury – Director

jbury@usojax.com

904-305-4467(cell) or 904-741-6655

To volunteer, please visit www.usovolunteer.org

 

Greater Jacksonville Florida Area USO Chairwoman, Ari Jolly, honored as a Woman of Influence!

We have an amazing team at the Greater Jacksonville Florida Area USO!

Our hearts are united in our mission to serve those that are active duty and their families. Our Chairwoman, Ari Jolly,  is a Woman of Influence in our community and she leads with class and a great sense of business. Ari was recently honored at the Women of Influence Leadership awards at the Hyatt Regency. We are proud of you Ari, congratulations on your award and recognition!

Featured is a photo of Ari surrounded by our Executive Director, Mike O’Brien (left) and Congressman Ander Crenshaw (right).

What an honor it is to serve with you Ari Jolly!

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10 August 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

******* CFC# 97347 ******

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF BACK PACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR OUR BACK TO SCHOOL BACK PACK DRIVE.

IN THIS ISSUE:  Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, Adventure Fun-raiser, 2015 Jacksonville Jaguars, Back to School Back Pack Drive, Mayport Job Fair, Tampa Bay Rays Honor Pass, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, 11TH Annual Jason Burnett Motorcycle Ride.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, AUGUST 10TH

Monday, August 10TH 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 Asian cuisine. Thank you to the “NAVAL ORDER” for sponsoring this meal. 

ADVENTURE FUN-RAISER- FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are selling tickets for the Adventure Fun-Rasier to Adventure Landing on Friday, August 14th. Tickets are $10 each and include three hours of unlimited miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets are open to everyone. *Note that this is not the same as the Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing event.

2015 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS- SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE FOR SALE DATES

Tickets for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game are on sale now. * Tickets are $20 each cash only and will include a meal voucher and access to a private USO lounge.

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 mobrien@usojax.com

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.

BACK TO SCHOOL BACK PACK DRIVE- ONGOING

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting school supplies and back packs to support military families in need. Donations can be dropped off at the NAS Jax office M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM and at the Mayport USO office M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM.

MAYPORT JOB FAIR- THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH

There will be a job fair at the Mayport USO on Thursday, August 27th from 12:00PM-5:00PM. Local and out of area employers will be on site for interviews. See attached for more information.

TAMPA BAY RAYS HONOR PASS- VALID THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON

The Tampa Bay Rays have a new program that benefits military personnel. The Rays Honor Pass is a pass that entitles military personnel to two complimentary tickets to all remaining Rays regular season home games. The Rays Honor Pass program will allow active-duty military personnel and retired or honorably discharged veterans to receive two tickets to any Rays home game throughout the remainder of the 2015 regular season. The Rays are also extending this courtesy to dependents of military personnel including any spouse, child or widow with a valid dependent ID.

To obtain a Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass and verify active-duty, retired or honorably discharged veteran status through ID.me, a third-party MLB approved vendor. The Rays Honor Pass can be claimed at the Tropicana Field Gate 1 Box Office on the day of the first game the pass holder is attending.

Alternatively, fans may print and fill out a Rays Honor Pass application from the webpage and present it at the Gate 1 Box Office at Tropicana Field along with one of the following forms of military identification given below.

Accepted forms of ID include (subject to change):

Discharge papers

“V” or “veterans” designation on a FL Driver’s License

DD214

Military ID Card

Common Access Cards (CAC) Smart ID Card

Uniformed Services ID Card

WD AGO Form 53-55

NA Form 13038

NAV PERS-553

DD FORM 2765

Fans can begin using the Rays Honor Pass to attend games beginning July 24, the first homestand after the All-Star break.

For more information and to apply for the Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass.

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH

Wednesday, August 26th 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 tacos, Spanish rice, and dessert. Thank you “LOCKHEED MARTIN” for sponsoring this dinner.

BUDGET FOR BABY NMCRS MAYPORT- ONGOING

Are you expecting a little bundle of joy? The Navy Marine Corps Relief Society at Mayport hosts a budget for baby class on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 1:00PM-2:30PM. To sign up for a class at Mayport, call (904) 270-5418 ext. 1504. Upon completion of the class, you’ll receive a babies first sea bag that includes over $125 in free baby items.

11TH ANNUAL JASON BURNETT MEMORIAL RIDE SEPTEMBER 12TH

Join us on Saturday, September 12th for the 11TH  Annual Jason Burnett Motorcycle Ride. Ride registrations benefit the USO care package campaign. Participants can enjoy food, raffles, and live music after the ride to benefit the Greater Jacksonville USO. For more information, see attached flyer and visit usobenefitride.com.

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

SIGN-UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERlquinn@usojax.com  SHARE WITH FRIENDS! If you would like to unsubscribe to this newsletter please send an email to lquinn@usojax.com with your first and last name and email address!

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NAS JAX USO CENTER
P.O. Box 108, Bldg 1050

Jacksonville, FL 32212-0108
Lisabeth Quinn

lquinn@usojax.com

Volunteers Welcome

904-778-2821

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

Pam Coates

pam@usojax.com

Volunteers Needed!

904-246-3481
Open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

USO WELCOME CENTER
Jacksonville International Airport
Main Terminal, First Floor
Jacksonville, FL
Open 7 days a week from 7 am to 11 pm
Jim Bury – Director

jbury@usojax.com

904-305-4467(cell) or 904-741-6655

To volunteer, please visit www.usovolunteer.org

 

 

 

 

 

3 August 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

******* CFC# 97347 ******

WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING DONATIONS OF BACK PACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES FOR OUR BACK TO SCHOOL BACK PACK DRIVE.

IN THIS ISSUE:   BBQ for the Troops, Adventure Fun-raiser, 2015 Jacksonville Jaguars, Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, Back to School Back Pack Drive,  VA Representative at USO Mayport, Mayport Job Fair, Tampa Bay Rays Honor Pass, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner.

BBQ FOR THE TROOPS CECIL FIELD AUGUST 6TH

The Greater Jacksonville USO in partnership with the NAVY LEAGUE JACKSONVILLE COUNCIL AND OUR SPONSORS INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENCE and NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION will be hosting BBQ for the troops on Thursday, August 6th from 11:00AM-1:00PM. The menu for the BBQ includes chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, and rolls. The location is HITRON Coast Guard Headquarters Bldg. 1846, 6213 Aviation Avenue – entrance to the BBQ is the back bay doors adjacent to Crossover Street. PARKING IS AVAILABLE IN THE BUILDING 82 OVERFLOW LOT. BBQ is open to Active Duty military.

ADVENTURE FUN-RAISER- FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are selling tickets for the Adventure Fun-Rasier to Adventure Landing on Friday, August 14th. Tickets are $10 each and include three hours of unlimited miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets are open to everyone. *Note that this is not the same as the Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing event.

2015 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS- SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE FOR SALE DATES

Tickets for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game are on sale now. * Tickets are $20 each cash only and will include a meal voucher and access to a private USO lounge.

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 mobrien@usojax.com

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.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, AUGUST 10TH

Monday, August 10TH 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 Asian cuisine. Thank you to the “NAVAL ORDER” for sponsoring this meal. 

BACK TO SCHOOL BACK PACK DRIVE- ONGOING

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting school supplies and back packs to support military families in need. Donations can be dropped off at the NAS Jax office M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM and at the Mayport USO office M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM.

VA REPRESENTATIVE AT MAYPORT USO- THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH

A Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at USO Mayport (2560 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) on Thursday, August 6th, 2015; 0930 – 1500 (By appointment only).
SCOPE: Provide service members, Veterans and their family members with VA Benefits information to include but not limited to:  Education, Disability Compensation, Dental Insurance Program, Pension, Health Care, Veterans Group Life Insurance, Burial Benefits, Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance, Vet Centers, Outpatient Clinics, E Benefits Website, Veteran Service Organization Information, and My Healthy E Vet Website.
VA POC FOR USO MAYPORT:

Robert F. Landry

Email:  robert.landry.ctr@calibresys.com

Phone:  571-499-0336
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT

MAYPORT JOB FAIR- THURSDAY, AUGUST 27TH

There will be a job fair at the Mayport USO on Thursday, August 27th from 12:00PM-5:00PM. Local and out of area employers will be on site for interviews. See attached for more information.

TAMPA BAY RAYS HONOR PASS- VALID THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON

The Tampa Bay Rays have a new program that benefits military personnel. The Rays Honor Pass is a pass that entitles military personnel to two complimentary tickets to all remaining Rays regular season home games. The Rays Honor Pass program will allow active-duty military personnel and retired or honorably discharged veterans to receive two tickets to any Rays home game throughout the remainder of the 2015 regular season. The Rays are also extending this courtesy to dependents of military personnel including any spouse, child or widow with a valid dependent ID.

To obtain a Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass and verify active-duty, retired or honorably discharged veteran status through ID.me, a third-party MLB approved vendor. The Rays Honor Pass can be claimed at the Tropicana Field Gate 1 Box Office on the day of the first game the pass holder is attending.

Alternatively, fans may print and fill out a Rays Honor Pass application from the webpage and present it at the Gate 1 Box Office at Tropicana Field along with one of the following forms of military identification given below.

Accepted forms of ID include (subject to change):

Discharge papers

“V” or “veterans” designation on a FL Driver’s License

DD214

Military ID Card

Common Access Cards (CAC) Smart ID Card

Uniformed Services ID Card

WD AGO Form 53-55

NA Form 13038

NAV PERS-553

DD FORM 2765

Fans can begin using the Rays Honor Pass to attend games beginning July 24, the first homestand after the All-Star break.

For more information and to apply for the Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass.

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH

Wednesday, August 26th 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 tacos, Spanish rice, and dessert. Thank you “LOCKHEED MARTIN” for sponsoring this dinner.

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

SIGN-UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERlquinn@usojax.com  SHARE WITH FRIENDS! If you would like to unsubscribe to this newsletter please send an email to lquinn@usojax.com with your first and last name and email address!

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27 July 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

******* CFC# 97347 ******

JAGUARS VS. STEELERS TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY AT NOON. TICKETS ARE $20 EACH/CASH ONLY AND ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY, NATIONAL GUARD, RESERVES, RETIREES, AND DEPENDENTS.

IN THIS ISSUE:   Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, Back to School Back Pack Drive,  VA Representative at USO Mayport, Tampa Bay Rays Honor Pass, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, BBQ for the Troops, Adventure Fun-raiser.

2015 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS- SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE FOR SALE DATES

Tickets for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game will go on sale on Monday, July 27th at NOON at the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices, the Off Crew Building at Kings Bay from 12:00PM-1:00PM. Tickets will be available at the USO at Cecil Field on Tuesday, July 28th from 11:00AM-1:00PM. * Tickets will only be on sale at Kings Bay on the first day tickets are available for purchase. If you miss tickets at the Off Crew Building, you will have to drive down to the NAS Jax or Mayport USO offices. Tickets are $20 each cash only and will include a meal voucher and access to a private USO lounge.

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 mobrien@usojax.com

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.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, JULY 27TH

Monday, July 27TH 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 sub sandwiches, chips, and dessert. Thank you to the “CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS” for sponsoring this meal. 

MAYPORT ELEMENTARY VPK- WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH

See attached for more information on the voluntary prekindergarten round up at Mayport Elementary. All children turning 4 on or before September 1, 2015 are eligible for the fall VPK program.

BACK TO SCHOOL BACK PACK DRIVE- ONGOING

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting school supplies and back packs to support military families in need. Donations can be dropped off at the NAS Jax office M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM and at the Mayport USO office M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM.

VA REPRESENTATIVE AT MAYPORT USO- THURSDAY, AUGUST 6TH

A Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at USO Mayport (2560 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) on Thursday, August 6th, 2015; 0930 – 1500 (By appointment only).
SCOPE: Provide service members, Veterans and their family members with VA Benefits information to include but not limited to:  Education, Disability Compensation, Dental Insurance Program, Pension, Health Care, Veterans Group Life Insurance, Burial Benefits, Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance, Vet Centers, Outpatient Clinics, E Benefits Website, Veteran Service Organization Information, and My Healthy E Vet Website.
VA POC FOR USO MAYPORT:

Robert F. Landry

Email:  robert.landry.ctr@calibresys.com

Phone:  571-499-0336
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT

TAMPA BAY RAYS HONOR PASS- VALID THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON

The Tampa Bay Rays have a new program that benefits military personnel. The Rays Honor Pass is a pass that entitles military personnel to two complimentary tickets to all remaining Rays regular season home games. The Rays Honor Pass program will allow active-duty military personnel and retired or honorably discharged veterans to receive two tickets to any Rays home game throughout the remainder of the 2015 regular season. The Rays are also extending this courtesy to dependents of military personnel including any spouse, child or widow with a valid dependent ID.

To obtain a Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass and verify active-duty, retired or honorably discharged veteran status through ID.me, a third-party MLB approved vendor. The Rays Honor Pass can be claimed at the Tropicana Field Gate 1 Box Office on the day of the first game the pass holder is attending.

Alternatively, fans may print and fill out a Rays Honor Pass application from the webpage and present it at the Gate 1 Box Office at Tropicana Field along with one of the following forms of military identification given below.

Accepted forms of ID include (subject to change):

Discharge papers

“V” or “veterans” designation on a FL Driver’s License

DD214

Military ID Card

Common Access Cards (CAC) Smart ID Card

Uniformed Services ID Card

WD AGO Form 53-55

NA Form 13038

NAV PERS-553

DD FORM 2765

Fans can begin using the Rays Honor Pass to attend games beginning July 24, the first homestand after the All-Star break.

For more information and to apply for the Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass.

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH

Wednesday, July 29th 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. We will be having wing night for dinner. Thank you “HURRICANE WINGS BAR AND GRILL” for sponsoring this dinner.

BBQ FOR THE TROOPS CECIL FIELD AUGUST 6TH

The Greater Jacksonville USO in partnership with the INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENCE, JACKSONVILLE NAVY LEAGUE, and NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION will be hosting BBQ for the troops on Thursday, August 6th from 11:00AM-1:00PM. The menu for the BBQ includes chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, and rolls. The location is HITRON Coast Guard Headquarters Bldg. 1846, 6213 Aviation Avenue – entrance to the BBQ is the back bay doors adjacent to Crossover Street.   BBQ is open to Active Duty military.

ADVENTURE FUN-RAISER- FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are selling tickets for the Adventure Fun-Rasier to Adventure Landing on Friday, August 14th. Tickets are $10 each and include three hours of unlimited miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets are open to everyone. *Note that this is not the same as the Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing event.

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

SIGN-UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERlquinn@usojax.com  SHARE WITH FRIENDS! If you would like to unsubscribe to this newsletter please send an email to lquinn@usojax.com with your first and last name and email address!

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NAS JAX USO CENTER
P.O. Box 108, Bldg 1050

Jacksonville, FL 32212-0108
Lisabeth Quinn

lquinn@usojax.com

Volunteers Welcome

904-778-2821

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

Pam Coates

pam@usojax.com

Volunteers Needed!

904-246-3481
Open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

USO WELCOME CENTER
Jacksonville International Airport
Main Terminal, First Floor
Jacksonville, FL
Open 7 days a week from 7 am to 11 pm
Jim Bury – Director

jbury@usojax.com

904-305-4467(cell) or 904-741-6655

To volunteer, please visit www.usovolunteer.org

 

20 July 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

******* CFC# 97347 ******

IN THIS ISSUE:   Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, Back to School Back Pack Drive,  VA Representative at USO Mayport, Tampa Bay Rays Honor Pass, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Jacksonville Armada tickets, BBQ for the Troops, Adventure Fun-raiser.

2015 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS- SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE FOR SALE DATES

Tickets for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game will go on sale on Monday, July 27th at NOON at the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices, the Off Crew Building at Kings Bay from 12:00PM-1:00PM. * Tickets will only be on sale at Kings Bay on the first day tickets are available for purchase. If you miss tickets at the Off Crew Building, you will have to drive down to the NAS Jax or Mayport USO offices. Tickets are $20 each cash only and will include a meal voucher and access to a private USO lounge.

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 mobrien@usojax.com

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.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, JULY 27TH

Monday, July 27TH 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 sub sandwiches, chips, and dessert. Thank you to the “CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS” for sponsoring this meal. 

BACK TO SCHOOL BACK PACK DRIVE- ONGOING

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting school supplies and back packs to support military families in need. Donations can be dropped off at the NAS Jax office M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM and at the Mayport USO office M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM.

VA REPRESENTATIVE AT MAYPORT USO- THURSDAY, JULY 23RD

A Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at USO Mayport (2560 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) on Thursday, July 23, 2015; 0930 – 1400 (By appointment only).
SCOPE: Provide service members, Veterans and their family members with VA Benefits information to include but not limited to:  Education, Disability Compensation, Dental Insurance Program, Pension, Health Care, Veterans Group Life Insurance, Burial Benefits, Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance, Vet Centers, Outpatient Clinics, E Benefits Website, Veteran Service Organization Information, and My Healthy E Vet Website.
VA POC FOR USO MAYPORT:

Robert F. Landry

Email:  robert.landry.ctr@calibresys.com

Phone:  571-499-0336
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT

TAMPA BAY RAYS HONOR PASS- VALID THE REMAINDER OF THE SEASON

The Tampa Bay Rays have a new program that benefits military personnel. The Rays Honor Pass is a pass that entitles military personnel to two complimentary tickets to all remaining Rays regular season home games. The Rays Honor Pass program will allow active-duty military personnel and retired or honorably discharged veterans to receive two tickets to any Rays home game throughout the remainder of the 2015 regular season. The Rays are also extending this courtesy to dependents of military personnel including any spouse, child or widow with a valid dependent ID.

To obtain a Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass and verify active-duty, retired or honorably discharged veteran status through ID.me, a third-party MLB approved vendor. The Rays Honor Pass can be claimed at the Tropicana Field Gate 1 Box Office on the day of the first game the pass holder is attending.

Alternatively, fans may print and fill out a Rays Honor Pass application from the webpage and present it at the Gate 1 Box Office at Tropicana Field along with one of the following forms of military identification given below.

Accepted forms of ID include (subject to change):

Discharge papers

“V” or “veterans” designation on a FL Driver’s License

DD214

Military ID Card

Common Access Cards (CAC) Smart ID Card

Uniformed Services ID Card

WD AGO Form 53-55

NA Form 13038

NAV PERS-553

DD FORM 2765

Fans can begin using the Rays Honor Pass to attend games beginning July 24, the first homestand after the All-Star break.

For more information and to apply for the Rays Honor Pass, visit raysbaseball.com/HonorPass.

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH

Wednesday, July 29th 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. We will be having wing night for dinner. Thank you “HURRICANE WINGS BAR AND GRILL” for sponsoring this dinner.

JACKSONVILLE ARMADA VS. MINNESOTA UNITED TICKETS- FRIDAY, JULY 31ST

The NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices will begin distributing tickets to the Jacksonville Armada vs. Minnesota United game on Tuesday, July 21st at 12:00PM. Tickets are for the Friday, July 31st 7:30PM game at Community First Park. These tickets are open to ACTIVE Duty and their dependents.

BBQ FOR THE TROOPS- CECIL FIELD AUGUST 6TH

The Greater Jacksonville USO in partnership with the JACKSONVILLE NAVY LEAGUE will be hosting BBQ for the troops on Thursday, August 6th from 11:00AM-1:00PM. The menu for the BBQ includes chicken, coleslaw, baked beans, and rolls. The location is 6213 Aviation Avenue, Bldg. 1846. This BBQ is open to Active Duty military.

ADVENTURE FUN-RAISER- FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are selling tickets for the Adventure Fun-Rasier to Adventure Landing on Friday, August 14th. Tickets are $10 each and include three hours of unlimited miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets are open to everyone. *Note that this is not the same as the Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing event.

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

SIGN-UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERlquinn@usojax.com  SHARE WITH FRIENDS! If you would like to unsubscribe to this newsletter please send an email to lquinn@usojax.com with your first and last name and email address!

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13 July 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

******* CFC# 97347 ******

THE NAS JAX AND MAYPORT USO OFFICES WILL CLOSE AT 3:00PM ON FRIDAY, JULY 17TH IN PREPARATION FOR MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO.

DO NOT WAIT TO PURCHASE YOUR WRISTBANDS!

IN THIS ISSUE:  Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo, Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, Back to School Back Pack Drive, SFA Golf Tournament, American Legion Post 283 Blood Drive, VA Representative at Mayport USO, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Adventure Fun-raiser.

 

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO- WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW

The third annual Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo is Friday, July 17th from 6:00-9:00PM. Wristbands are available for purchase at the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices and the Kings Bay ITT office. Wristbands are $3 each/cash only and include zoo admission, unlimited train rides, and the land of the tiger exhibit. This event is open to ACTIVE DUTY, RETIREES, RESERVISTS, NATIONAL GUARD, VETERANS WITH ID, DOD, and dependents. Please note that dependent children are NOT authorized to purchase wristbands.

Thank you to St. Vincents Hospital and Navy Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this event.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, JULY 13TH

Monday, July 13TH 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 burgers, hotdogs, bbq chicken legs, chips, pasta salad, potato salad, and dessert. Thank you to the “NORTHROP GRUMMAN” for sponsoring this meal. 

BACK TO SCHOOL BACK PACK DRIVE- ONGOING

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting school supplies and back packs to support military families in need. Donations can be dropped off at the NAS Jax office M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM and at the Mayport USO office M-F 9:00AM-9:00PM.

SFA CHAPTER 88 GREEN BERET GOLF TOURNAMENT- JULY 18TH

The 2015 SFA Chapter 88 Green Beret Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 18th starting at 9:00AM at Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club. Proceeds benefit the Special Forces Association of Northeast Florida. See attached flyer for more information.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 283 BLOOD DRIVE- SUNDAY, JULY 19TH

On Sunday, the 19th of July 2015, American Legion Post 283, located at 9459 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville FL 32225 will be hosting The Blood Alliance from 0800 – 1200. Anyone interested in donating blood is requested to attend. For each unit of blood collected it can save up to three patients in our community.

DARKNESS to LIGHT- FREE TRAINING

The Northeast Florida D2L Stewards of Children Coalition’s purpose is to decrease childhood sexual abuse in Northeast Florida by building a preventative movement that overwhelms the size of the problem, empowering an unprecedented number of people with the skills and knowledge to protect children through completing the Darkness to Light (D2L) Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training. For a limited time, the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is able to offer the D2L Stewards of Children online child sex abuse prevention training FREE for our community. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org/programs/darkness-to-light/ to access the training. See attached flyer for more information.

VA REPRESENTATIVE AT MAYPORT USO- THURSDAY, JULY 23RD

A Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at USO Mayport (2560 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) on Thursday, July 23, 2015; 0930 – 1400 (By appointment only).
SCOPE: Provide service members, Veterans and their family members with VA Benefits information to include but not limited to:  Education, Disability Compensation, Dental Insurance Program, Pension, Health Care, Veterans Group Life Insurance, Burial Benefits, Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance, Vet Centers, Outpatient Clinics, E Benefits Website, Veteran Service Organization Information, and My Healthy E Vet Website.
VA POC FOR USO MAYPORT:

Robert F. Landry

Email:  robert.landry.ctr@calibresys.com

Phone:  571-499-0336
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH

Wednesday, July 29th 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. We will be having wing night for dinner. Thank you “HURRICANE WINGS BAR AND GRILL” for sponsoring this dinner.

ADVENTURE FUN-RAISER- FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are selling tickets for the Adventure Fun-Rasier to Adventure Landing on Friday, August 14th. Tickets are $10 each and include three hours of unlimited miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets are open to everyone. *Note that this is not the same as the Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing event.

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

SIGN-UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERlquinn@usojax.com  SHARE WITH FRIENDS! If you would like to unsubscribe to this newsletter please send an email to lquinn@usojax.com with your first and last name and email address!

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JaxUSO

Follow us on Twitter @USOJAX

CONTACT

INFORMATION

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6 July 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

******* CFC# 97347 ******

IN THIS ISSUE:   Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, VA Representative at Mayport USO, Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo, Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Adventure Fun-raiser.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, JULY 13TH

Monday, July 13TH 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 burgers, hotdogs, chips, pasta salad, potato salad, and dessert. Thank you to the “NORTHROP GRUMMAN” for sponsoring this meal. 

 

VA REPRESENTATIVE AT MAYPORT USO- THURSDAY, JULY 9TH

A Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at USO Mayport (2560 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) on Thursday, July 9, 2015; 0930 – 1400 (By appointment only).
SCOPE: Provide service members, Veterans and their family members with VA Benefits information to include but not limited to:  Education, Disability Compensation, Dental Insurance Program, Pension, Health Care, Veterans Group Life Insurance, Burial Benefits, Veterans Mortgage Life Insurance, Vet Centers, Outpatient Clinics, E Benefits Website, Veteran Service Organization Information, and My Healthy E Vet Website.
VA POC FOR USO MAYPORT:

Catherine Phillmon

Email:  c.phillmon.ctr@calibresys.com
PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT

 

If you would like to speak with a VA Benefits Advisor and are not available to meet on July 9, 2015 or prefer to meet in another area of Jacksonville, call or email Catherine Phillmon for an alternate date and location.

 

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO- WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW

The third annual Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo is Friday, July 17th from 6:00-9:00PM. Wristbands are available for purchase at the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices and the Kings Bay ITT office. Wristbands are $3 each/cash only and include zoo admission, unlimited train rides, and the land of the tiger exhibit. This event is open to ACTIVE DUTY, RETIREES, RESERVISTS, NATIONAL GUARD, DOD, and dependents. Please note that dependent children are NOT authorized to purchase wristbands.

Thank you to St. Vincents Hospital and Navy Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this event.

 

DARKNESS to LIGHT- FREE TRAINING

The Northeast Florida D2L Stewards of Children Coalition’s purpose is to decrease childhood sexual abuse in Northeast Florida by building a preventative movement that overwhelms the size of the problem, empowering an unprecedented number of people with the skills and knowledge to protect children through completing the Darkness to Light (D2L) Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training. For a limited time, the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is able to offer the D2L Stewards of Children online child sex abuse prevention training FREE for our community. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org/programs/darkness-to-light/ to access the training. See attached flyer for more information.

 

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH

Wednesday, July 29th 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. We will be having wing night for dinner. Thank you “HURRICANE WINGS BAR AND GRILL” for sponsoring this dinner.

 

ADVENTURE FUN-RAISER- FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are selling tickets for the Adventure Fun-Rasier to Adventure Landing on Friday, August 14th. Tickets are $10 each and include three hours of unlimited miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets are open to everyone. *Note that this is not the same as the Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing event.

 

In addition to the numerous programs for our active duty personnel and family members, each USO Center (Mayport, NAS JAX, and JIA) offer:

 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Free Notary services (NAS and Mayport Centers ONLY).

  • Free Fax services
  • Free Copier services
  • Free Internet services

SIGN-UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERlquinn@usojax.com  SHARE WITH FRIENDS! If you would like to unsubscribe to this newsletter please send an email to lquinn@usojax.com with your first and last name and email address!

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NAS JAX USO CENTER
P.O. Box 108, Bldg 1050

Jacksonville, FL 32212-0108
Lisabeth Quinn

lquinn@usojax.com

Volunteers Welcome

904-778-2821

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

Pam Coates

pam@usojax.com

Volunteers Needed!

904-246-3481
Open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

USO WELCOME CENTER
Jacksonville International Airport
Main Terminal, First Floor
Jacksonville, FL
Open 7 days a week from 7 am to 11 pm
Jim Bury – Director

jbury@usojax.com

904-305-4467(cell) or 904-741-6655

To volunteer, please visit www.usovolunteer.org

 

 

 

 

 

29 June 2015

 

 

INFORMATION BLAST 

 GREATER JAX USO

******* CFC# 97347 ******

 

THE NAS JAX AND MAYPORT USO OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, JULY 3RD.

 

TO ALL OUR WINNERS OF TICKETS TO THIS WEEKEND’S FIRECRACKER 250, A FULL INTINERARY INCLUDING TICKETS AND PASSES WILL BE READY FOR PICK UP AT NAS JACKSONVILLE TOMORROW STARTING AT 9:00AM.

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE:   Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo, Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, 2015, Starbucks Coffee Drive, Comedy Zone, Adventure Fun-raiser. 

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, JUNE 29TH

Monday, June 29TH 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 chicken pot pie, salad, and dessert. Thank you to the “MAYPORT NAVY LEAGUE” for sponsoring this meal. 

 

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH

Wednesday, July 29th 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. We will be having wing night for dinner. Thank you “HURRICANE WINGS BAR AND GRILL” for sponsoring this dinner.

 

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO- WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW

The third annual Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo is Friday, July 17th from 6:00-9:00PM. Wristbands are available for purchase at the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices and the Kings Bay ITT office. Wristbands are $3 each/cash only and include zoo admission, unlimited train rides, and the land of the tiger exhibit. This event is open to ACTIVE DUTY, RETIREES, RESERVISTS, NATIONAL GUARD, DOD, and dependents. Please note that dependent children are NOT authorized to purchase wristbands.

Thank you to St. Vincents Hospital and Navy Federal Credit Union for sponsoring this event.

 

DARKNESS to LIGHT- FREE TRAINING

The Northeast Florida D2L Stewards of Children Coalition’s purpose is to decrease childhood sexual abuse in Northeast Florida by building a preventative movement that overwhelms the size of the problem, empowering an unprecedented number of people with the skills and knowledge to protect children through completing the Darkness to Light (D2L) Stewards of Children child sexual abuse prevention training. For a limited time, the YMCA of Florida’s First Coast is able to offer the D2L Stewards of Children online child sex abuse prevention training FREE for our community. Visit www.firstcoastymca.org/programs/darkness-to-light/ to access the training. See attached flyer for more information.

 

STARBUCKS- JULY 1ST-4TH

The Greater Jacksonville Area USO and area Starbucks locations are partnering this 4th of July for a coffee drive. July 1st-4th stop by any Starbucks location in Jacksonville to purchase a bag of coffee, a box of VIA, or a box of K-Cups to donate to the troops and you will receive a FREE tall beverage for making a coffee donation to the troops.

 

COMEDY ZONE- FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY JULY 1ST-3RD

Military with valid ID enjoy free admission to see Scotty K performing on July 1st-3rd  at the Comedy Zone in Mandarin. Guests of military enjoy $5 off admission.

 

ADVENTURE FUN-RAISER- FRIDAY, AUGUST 14TH

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are selling tickets for the Adventure Fun-Rasier to Adventure Landing on Friday, August 14th. Tickets are $10 each and include three hours of unlimited miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets are open to everyone. *Note that this is not the same as the Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing event.

 

In addition to the numerous programs for our active duty personnel and family members, each USO Center (Mayport, NAS JAX, and JIA) offer:

 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>Free Notary services (NAS and Mayport Centers ONLY).

  • Free Fax services
  • Free Copier services
  • Free Internet services

SIGN-UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTERlquinn@usojax.com  SHARE WITH FRIENDS! If you would like to unsubscribe to this newsletter please send an email to lquinn@usojax.com with your first and last name and email address!

Join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JaxUSO

Follow us on Twitter @USOJAX

CONTACT

INFORMATION

www.jaxuso.org

 

NAS JAX USO CENTER
P.O. Box 108, Bldg 1050

Jacksonville, FL 32212-0108
Lisabeth Quinn

lquinn@usojax.com

Volunteers Welcome

904-778-2821

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

Pam Coates

pam@usojax.com

Volunteers Needed!

904-246-3481
Open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday

 

USO WELCOME CENTER
Jacksonville International Airport
Main Terminal, First Floor
Jacksonville, FL
Open 7 days a week from 7 am to 11 pm
Jim Bury – Director

jbury@usojax.com

904-305-4467(cell) or 904-741-6655

To volunteer, please visit www.usovolunteer.org

 

 

 

 

 

15 June 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

******* CFC# 97347 ******

AS A SERVICE TO THOSE WHO WILL BE AT CECIL FIELD FOR THE DURATION OF THE RUNWAY RENNOVATIONS, THERE WILL BE A SATTELLITE USO OFFICE AT THE AIR TOWER BUILDING ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS FROM 11:00AM-1:00PM STARTING ON TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH. THE NUMBER TO THE USO CECIL FIELD OFFICE IS  (904) 853-0876.

IN THIS ISSUE:   Orange Park, Freedom Fest, Veteran Appreciation Golf Tournament, Woodcraft of Jacksonville, Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo, JaxParks Military Vouchers, Mayport “No Dough” Dinner, 2015, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Comedy Zone, SFA Chapter 88 Green Beret Golf Tournament, Adventure Fun-raiser.

ORANGE PARK FREEDOM FEST- SATURDAY, JUNE 27TH

The Orange Park Mall is hosting their annual Freedom Fest on Saturday, June 27th from 5:00-9:00PM. There will be bounces houses, face painting, arts and crafts for children and a concert followed by fireworks. Military can enter to win a meet and greet with Mark Wills by emailing drawing @usojax.com with the following information: Name, Command, Rank, Email, Phone Number.

VETERAN APPRECIATION GOLF TOURNAMENT- FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH

Golf Academy of America is sponsoring a FREE Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament on Friday, June 19th at the NAS Jacksonville Golf Course. Registrations must be received by June 16th. See attached flyer for more information.

WOODCRAFT OF JACKSONVILLE

Located at 9280 Arlington Expressway, Jacksonville, FL 32225, please take time to visit Woodcraft for all your needs.  With every kind of wood product you could imagine, i.e., shadowboxes, plaques, etc or take a class and learn a new wood crafting hobby.  Woodcraft of Jacksonville even conducts evening woodworking classes and is open 7 days a week.  See attached flyer for woodworking class schedule. If you have any questions, feel free to call (904) 721-9796 or email woodcraft542@woodjnts.com

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO- WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW

The third annual Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo is Friday, July 17th from 6:00-9:00PM. Wristbands are available for purchase at the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices and the Kings Bay ITT office. Wristbands are $3 each/cash only and include zoo admission, unlimited train rides, and the land of the tiger exhibit. This event is open to ACTIVE DUTY, RETIREES, RESERVISTS, NATIONAL GUARD, DOD, and dependents. Please note that dependent children are NOT authorized to purchase wristbands.

JAXPARKS MILITARY VOUCHERS

JaxParks has military vouchers for swim lessons. For more information, please visit http://www.coj.net/departments/parks,-recreation-and-community-services/recreation-and-community-programming/jaxparks-aquatics/waterproof-jacksonville.aspx

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, JUNE 29TH

Monday, June 29th 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 chicken pot pie, salad bar, and dessert. Thank you to the “Mayport Navy League” for sponsoring this meal. 

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24TH *MENU CHANGE

Wednesday, June 24th 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. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve breakfast for dinner. Thank you “Orange Park Elks Lodge #2605” for sponsoring this dinner.

COMEDY ZONE- FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY JULY 1ST-3RD

Military with valid ID enjoy free admission to see Scotty K performing on July 1st-3rd  at the Comedy Zone in Mandarin. Guests of military enjoy $5 off admission.

SFA CHAPTER 88 GREEN BERET GOLF TOURNAMENT- JULY 18TH

The 2015 SFA Chapter 88 Green Beret Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, July 18th starting at 9:00AM at Magnolia Point Golf and Country Club. Proceeds benefit the Special Forces Association of Northeast Florida. See attached flyer for more information.

ADVENTURE FUN-RAISER- THURSDAY, AUGUST 14TH

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are selling tickets for the Adventure Fun-Rasier to Adventure Landing on Thursday, August 14th starting at 9:00AM on Tuesday, June 9th. Tickets are $10 each and include three hours of unlimited miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets are open to everyone. *Note that this is not the same as the Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing event. Please see attached flyer for more information.

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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