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

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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!

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

Follow us on Twitter @USOJAX

CONTACT

INFORMATION

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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!

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CONTACT

INFORMATION

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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

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

8 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:   Country Superfest, Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo, JaxParks Military Vouchers, Mayport “No Dough Dinner, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, CareerSource Veterans Mobile Access Point, SFA Chapter 88 Green Beret Golf Tournament, Adventure Fun-raiser.

COUNTRY SUPERFEST- TICKET DISTRIBUTION TUESDAY, JUNE 9TH 9:00AM

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices and the Kings Bay ITT office will begin distributing tickets June 9th at 9:00AM to the Country Superfest happening at Everbank Field this Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are limited to 2 per ACTIVE DUTY family regardless of dual status. TICKETS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO ACTIVE DUTY FAMILIES AND DEPENDENT CHILDREN ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO PICK UP TICKETS NO EXCEPTIONS. YOU WILL HAVE YOUR CHOICE OF SATURDAY OR SUNDAY TICKETS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.

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 8TH *MENU CHANGE      

Monday, June 8th 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 kabobs, baked potatoes, corn on the cob, salad, and dessert. Thank you to the “FRA #290 and the Mayport Commissary” for sponsoring this meal. 

JACKSONVILLE SUNS 2015 BASEBALL SEASON JULY 12, JULY 27, AUGUST 18, AUGUST 19

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 lquinn@usojax.com (NAS JAX) or pam@usojax.com (Mayport) by CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA onlyIn 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. 

FAQ’S

  1. Can anyone request these tickets?
  • NO only the CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA only by email lquinn@usojax.com or pam@usojax.com to request command blocks. These are not for individuals, only for commands.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Is there a cost for these tickets?
  • NO they are FREE for commands; we are working hard for you!

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.

VETERANS MOBILE ACCESS POINT

See attached calendar for the Veterans Mobile Access Point in June.

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

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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1 June 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

IN THIS ISSUE:   Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo, JaxParks Military Vouchers, Oh! Whatanight Fundraiser, Mayport “No Dough Dinner, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, CareerSource Veterans Mobile Access Point.

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT THE JACKSONVILLE ZOO- WRISTBANDS ON SALE TUESDAY, JUNE 2ND

The third annual Military Appreciation Night at the Jacksonville Zoo is Friday, July 17th from 6:00-9:00PM. Wristbands will go on sale Tuesday, June 2nd at NOON and will be 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

OH!WHATANIGHT FUNDRAISER- THURSDAY, JUNE 4TH

Join us on Thursday, June 4th from 5:00-8:00PM at the Whataburger at 289 Blanding Blvd. for a USO fundraiser. 20% of sales will be donated back to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO to help us continue our mission. See attached flyer for more information.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, JUNE 8TH       

Monday, June 8th 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 beef or chicken kabobs, rice pilaf, salad, and dessert. Thank you to the “FRA #290 and the Mayport Commissary” for sponsoring this meal. 

JACKSONVILLE SUNS 2015 BASEBALL SEASON 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 lquinn@usojax.com (NAS JAX) or pam@usojax.com (Mayport) by CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA onlyIn 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. 

FAQ’S

  1. Can anyone request these tickets?
  • NO only the CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA only by email lquinn@usojax.com or pam@usojax.com to request command blocks. These are not for individuals, only for commands.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Is there a cost for these tickets?
  • NO they are FREE for commands; we are working hard for you!

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

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 burgers, hotdogs, pasta salad, and dessert. Thank you “Orange Park Elks Lodge #2605” for sponsoring this dinner.

VETERANS MOBILE ACCESS POINT

See attached calendar for the Veterans Mobile Access Point in June.

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

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

18 May 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

THE MAYPORT USO OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED FOR VOTING ON TUESDAY, MAY 19TH.

WRISTBANDS FOR ADVENTURE LANDING NIGHT ARE NOW OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY, NATIONAL GUARD, RESERVISTS, MILITARY RETIREES, AND DEPENDENTS.

IN THIS ISSUE:  NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Blood Drive, Mayport “No Dough Dinner, Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, Teeter Support Our Troops Drive, The Rebecca Foundation, CareerSource Veterans Mobile Access Point, Oh! Whatanight Fundraiser.

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, MAY 20TH

Wednesday, May 20th 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 pizzas, salad, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

NAS JAX BLOOD DRIVE THURSDAY, MAY 21ST

Blood Mobile will be parked in the parking lot of Building 966 (NOSC) in the far corner, across from McDonald’s at the corner of Saratoga and Ajax Streets on Thursday, May 21st from 9:00AM-1:00PM.  For more information, contact heather.bazhenow@navy.mil.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- TUESDAY, MAY 26TH      

Tuesday, May 26TH 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 pork tenderloin, garlic and herb potatoes, broccoli, rolls, and salad. Thank you to the “Mandarin Rotary Club” for sponsoring this meal. 

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT ADVENTURE LANDING WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Wristbands for the annual USO night at Adventure Landing (Jacksonville Beach) sponsored by VyStar Credit Union are still available at the NAS Jax and MAYPORT USO offices and the KINGS BAY ITT office. Wristbands are $3.00 each/cash only. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 27TH from 6:00-11:00pm. TICKETS ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY, NATIONAL GUARD, RESERVISTS, MILITARY RETIREES, GOLD STAR FAMILIES, AND DEPENDENTS. This event will sell out. Don’t wait to buy your wristbands.

JACKSONVILLE SUNS 2015 BASEBALL SEASON 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 lquinn@usojax.com (NAS JAX) or pam@usojax.com (Mayport) by CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA onlyIn 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. 

FAQ’S

  1. Can anyone request these tickets?
  • NO only the CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA only by email lquinn@usojax.com or pam@usojax.com to request command blocks. These are not for individuals, only for commands.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Is there a cost for these tickets?
  • NO they are FREE for commands; we are working hard for you!

HARRIS TEETER “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS” DRIVE

Harris Teeter, 4800 First Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach will be holding a donation campaign from May 1 – May 31, 2015, giving customers the opportunity to donate $1.00, $3,00, or $5.00 to their Greater Jacksonville Area USO at the cash register.  Funds raised will help your Greater Jacksonville Area USO continue our support of our area military and families.  This is the fourth year in a row Harris Teeter has supported our troops in this way and we hope to make 2015 an even greater success!  If you live within a reasonable distance from Harris Teeter in Fernandina Beach, feel free to stop in, shop, and help support our local troops and families.

THE REBECCA FOUNDATION’S CLOTH DIAPER PROGRAM ONGOING

Tired of spending tons of money on disposable diapers? The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet provides reusable cloth diapers for Active Duty, Reservists, and Veteran families in need stationed here and abroad. For more information on “Operation Fluffy Bums” or to apply for assistance, visit www.clothforall.com. You can also contact the Jacksonville Chapter President, Angel Nelson at jacksonville_fl@trfcdc.org.

CAREERSOURCE VETERANS MOBILE ACCESS POINT- MAY 2015

See attached for the CareerSource Veterans Mobile Access Point calendar for May.

OH!WHATANIGHT FUNDRAISER- THURSDAY, JUNE 4TH

Join us on Thursday, June 4th from 5:00-8:00PM at the Whataburger at 289 Blanding Blvd. for a USO fundraiser. 20% of sales will be donated back to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO to help us continue our mission. 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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11 May 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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IN THIS ISSUE: Mayport “No Dough Dinner, NAS Jax USO Blood Drive, Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Harris Teeter Support Our Troops Drive, Summer Hiring, CareerSource Veterans Mobile Access Point.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- MONDAY, MAY 11TH      

Monday, May 11TH 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 ham, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, rolls, and dessert. Thank you to the “Northrop Grumman for sponsoring this meal. 

NAS JAX USO BLOOD DRIVE TUESDAY, MAY 12TH

The NAS Jax USO is hosting a blood drive Tuesday, May 12th from 10:00AM-12:30PM. To register for an appointment, visit igiveblood.com/pint. Appointments are not required. The first 20 donors will receive a USO t-shirt.

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT ADVENTURE LANDING WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW WHILE SUPPLIES LAST

Wristbands for the annual USO night at Adventure Landing (Jacksonville Beach) sponsored by VyStar Credit Union are still available at the NAS Jax and MAYPORT USO offices and the KINGS BAY ITT office. Wristbands are $3.00 each/cash only. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 27TH from 6:00-11:00pm. TICKETS ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY, GOLD STAR FAMILIES, AND DEPENDENTS ONLY (NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVISTS ON ACTIVE ORDERS ARE ELIGIBLE). This event will sell out. Don’t wait to buy your wristbands.

JACKSONVILLE SUNS 2015 BASEBALL SEASON 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 lquinn@usojax.com (NAS JAX) or pam@usojax.com (Mayport) by CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA onlyIn 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. 

FAQ’S

  1. Can anyone request these tickets?
  • NO only the CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA only by email lquinn@usojax.com or pam@usojax.com to request command blocks. These are not for individuals, only for commands.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Is there a cost for these tickets?
  • NO they are FREE for commands; we are working hard for you!

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, MAY 20TH

Wednesday, April 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. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve pizzas, salad, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

HARRIS TEETER “SUPPORT OUR TROOPS” DRIVE

Harris Teeter, 4800 First Coast Highway, Fernandina Beach will be holding a donation campaign from May 1 – May 31, 2015, giving customers the opportunity to donate $1.00, $3,00, or $5.00 to their Greater Jacksonville Area USO at the cash register.  Funds raised will help your Greater Jacksonville Area USO continue our support of our area military and families.  This is the fourth year in a row Harris Teeter has supported our troops in this way and we hope to make 2015 an even greater success!  If you live within a reasonable distance from Harris Teeter in Fernandina Beach, feel free to stop in, shop, and help support our local troops and families.

SUMMER HIRING AT THE YMCA

Is your son or daughter looking for a summer job? If so, see attachment for more information on summer opportunities with the YMCA.

THE REBECCA FOUNDATION’S CLOTH DIAPER PROGRAM- ONGOING

Tired of spending tons of money on disposable diapers? The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet provides reusable cloth diapers for Active Duty, Reservists, and Veteran families in need stationed here and abroad. For more information on “Operation Fluffy Bums” or to apply for assistance, visit www.clothforall.com. You can also contact the Jacksonville Chapter President, Angel Nelson at jacksonville_fl@trfcdc.org.

CAREERSOURCE VETERANS MOBILE ACCESS POINT- MAY 2015

See attached for the CareerSource Veterans Mobile Access Point calendar for May.

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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CONTACT

INFORMATION

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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