GREATER JAX USO
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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 email@example.com.
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 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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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