GREATER JAX USO
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THERE ARE STILL APRIL COMMAND BLOCK TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE JACKSONVILLE SUNS.
THE MAYPORT USO OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MARCH 24TH FOR VOTING.
IN THIS ISSUE: Jacksonville Armada FC tickets, Disney on Ice, Birdies for Charity, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, Orlando Predators tickets, Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, Blue Sky Foundation’s T3 Program, RealSense, “Ghost of the Blues” ticket offer.
JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC TICKETS- AVAILABLE MONDAY, MARCH 23RD
The NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices will be distributing a limited number of tickets at NOON today to the NASL Team Challenge on Saturday, March 28th at Everbank Field featuring the Armada FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies, FC Edmonton, and the Carolina Rail Hawks. Kickoff is at 12:30. Tickets are open to ACTIVE DUTY, RETIRED, NATIONAL GUARD, RESERVISTS, VETERANS WITH ID, AND DOD.
DISNEY ON ICE- MAYPORT HAS A LIMITED NUMBER REMAINING
The Mayport USO Office has a limited number of tickets to Disney on Ice for $10 each/CASH ONLY. These tickets are for the THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH performance. TICKETS ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY AND THEIR DEPENDENTS ONLY.
BIRDIES FOR CHARITY
How many birdies do you think will be made at the 2015 PLAYERS Championship? For a chance to win $5,000 and to support your GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO visit http://birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com.
NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH
Wednesday, March 25th 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 immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve meatloaf, loaded mashed cauliflower, mixed vegetables, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.
ORLANDO PREDATORS TICKETS- MARCH 29TH
The Orlando Predators are offering 1,000 pairs of free tickets to military, retired military, guard, reserve and veterans. The tickets are for the March 29th game against Philadelphia in the Orlando Amway Center. The game will be televised live on ESPN. There will be a special tribute to the military. USO Central Florida in partnership with the Predators will highlight an Orlando area veteran for special recognition at the game. Visit http://www.orlandopredators.com/thankyoumilitary/ for more information.
MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, MARCH 30TH
Monday, March 30TH 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 sloppy jo sandwiches, coleslaw, chips, and dessert. Thank you to the “NAVY LEAGUE” for sponsoring this meal.
JACKSONVILLE SUNS 2015 BASEBALL SEASON- OPENING SEASON GAME APRIL 9TH-SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE
Once again, the Jacksonville Suns AA Baseball Organization (Florida Marlins Affiliate) has teamed with your Greater Jacksonville Area USO for the 2015 season. With the support of BOEING, we have purchased 18 tickets (1st Base Side, Lower Level) for each home game during this year’s 70-game season. The intent of these free tickets is for use as a command social, evenly spread out throughout all ranks, with the hope of fostering unity and morale. See attached schedule and below procedures for submitting a command/unit “Block Request” for a particular game.
Procedures for requesting a Game Day Block of 18 tickets:
Requests for a command/unit block may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org (NAS JAX) or email@example.com (Mayport) by CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA only. In the event a command/unit is on an extended deployment overseas (3 months or longer) a Command Ombudsman or FRG President may submit a block request for a spouse social. With each block request, please provide 2 dates for a game your group would like to see. We will review block reservations to ensure another unit/command has not already reserved that particular date. If there are any conflicts, Greater Jacksonville Area USO will contact the command/unit POC to propose alternate date(s).
Information required on your email Block Request: Requestor (rank/name, command/unit spelled out), military installation (Kings Bay, Mayport, etc.), primary and alternate game date(s) requested, Command/Spouse Group Point of Contact, phone/email info. Greater Jacksonville Area USO will notify commands/units soonest for planning purposes, but no later than two weeks prior to the game.
- Can anyone request these tickets?
- NO only the CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA only by email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to request command blocks. These are not for individuals, only for commands.
- Can a command request only a few of the tickets?
- NO there are 18 tickets for each game that are handed out to the command that requested the tickets. You must take all 18 tickets.
- How far in advance can we request a game?
- As soon as possible. We are receiving requests daily so the sooner you can get your request in the better.
- Is there a cost for these tickets?
- NO they are FREE for commands; we are working hard for you!
BLUE SKY FOUNDATION’S T3 PROGRAM- MARCH 27TH-28TH
Learn to play tennis from the pros! Individuals of all ages and playing abilities and physical abilities are welcome to come learn all aspects of the game of tennis from former tour players and certified teaching professionals. On Friday, there will be a special clinic for wounded, ill, and injured, and Saturday, the youth and adult clinic will be held This event is FREE. Participation is limited to military ID cardholders and their families. See attached flyer for more information.
REALSENSE- TAX ASSISTANCE
NAS JACKSONVILLE: Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 0900- 1400
Offices: Building 13, second floor, Rooms 205 and 206
Services: Federal and State tax returns. Priority is given to set appointments. Walk- in clients are welcome, but wait times may vary.
Contact number for appointments: (904) 515- 3481
MAYPORT: Hours: Tuesday 4:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Thursday 4:00-8:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM WALK-INS ONLY ON SATURDAY.
Call (904) 390-3252 to schedule an appointment.
Location: Mayport USO
January 27th – April 15th
(Closed 3/16 – 3/25)
“GHOST OF THE BLUES” TICKET OFFER
Friends of the Blues…Save $10.00 per ticket with the promo code “uso” when purchasing tickets to see…
“Ghost of the Blues”! Call the box office directly and avoid Ticketmaster fees @ 904 355 2787. What is “Ghost of the Blues” about? Blues history, that’s what!
Where do the greatest Blues legends go when they pass into Blues Heaven? They go on tour with “Ghost of the Blues” that’s where! Don’t miss this rollicking Blues Musical!
ACT I takes place in a graveyard not far from where Robert Johnson made his deal with the devil in order to become the greatest bluesman ever. See Robert Johnson, and then progress thru Blues history with John Lee Hooker and Etta James belting out the boogie and the hits that morphed the Blues into Rock n’ Roll.
ACT II changes the stage into a juke joint where Willie Dixon, Little Walter, Albert King, Koko Taylor and more entertain you with a spontaneous explosion of the Blues like you would see ” back in the day” when American Blues ruled the world!
See and hear what it was like at an authentic blues revival, brothers and sisters of the Blues, when “Ghost of the Blues comes to the Florida Theatre on Friday, May 8th, 2015. Our only appearance in Florida this season!
For tickets… http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/22004D73C196729F or call the box office@ 904 355 2787
The Cast of “Ghost of the Blues” supports the USO. Thank you for your service.
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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