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:

 

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

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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!

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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

www.jaxuso.org

 

 

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

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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11 May 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

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!

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

 

27 April 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

IN THIS ISSUE: Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, Birdies for Charity, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, Mayport Blood Drive, Mayport “No Dough Dinner, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Veterans Resource and Career Fair, The Players Championships, 2015 Mayport Music Fest, Harris Teeter Support Our Troops Drive, Ghost of the Blues, Summer Hiring.

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT ADVENTURE LANDING- WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW

Wristbands for the annual USO night at Adventure Landing (Jacksonville Beach) sponsored by VyStar Credit Union will go on sale MONDAY, APRIL 6TH AT NOON 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 ELLIGIBLE). This event will sell out. Don’t wait to buy your wristbands.

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.

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!

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, APRIL 27TH     

Monday, April 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 a jambalya bar, corn bread, salad bar, and dessert. Thank you to the “Balfour Beatty” for sponsoring this meal. 

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH

Wednesday, April 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. MENU TBD. Thank you to the “Wi$e Money” for sponsoring this meal. 

MAYPORT BLOOD DRIVE- TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Mayport Naval Station on April 28th, 2015, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The drive will be held in the Building #1 training room, off of Massey Avenue. Volunteers may either sign up for a time slot at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code “mns” or they may simply walk in.

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

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 build your own nachos, rice, black beans, and dessert. Thank you “ORANGE PARK ELKS LODGE #2605” for sponsoring this dinner.

VETERANS RESOURCE AND CAREER FAIR- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH

The veterans resource and career fair hosted by VetReady will be held on Wednesday, April 29th from 11:00AM-2:00PM at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 13503 Ranch Road. This free event is open to all military members, veterans, spouses/family members, and any job seekers. For more information, call 800-235-2732 ext. 800.

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS

The PGA TOUR offers complimentary tickets for THE PLAYERS to career Military (Active Duty, Reserve, Military Retirees –those with official “retired” status from the military), and their Dependents.  Go to http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/the-players-championship/military.html

to find the Military Ticket information.  Follow the steps to verify your military service and to get your voucher for complimentary tickets.  A $1.00 processing fee applies.  Present your voucher and your military ID at the Military Ticket window at the tournament entrance to receive your complimentary tickets.
Discounted Admission for Veterans
Visit
http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/the-players-championship/military.html for more information on discounted tickets for Veterans.

2015 MAYPORT MUSIC FEST- SATURDAY, MAY 2ND

The 2015 Mayport Music Fest featuring Brett Eldredge and Sam Grow will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30PM. Gates open at 6:00PM. For more information, call (904) 270-5228.

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY AT THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP- TUESDAY, MAY 5TH

Military Appreciation Day at The Players Championship is Tuesday, May 5 featuring a concert by Big & Rich at 6:00PM. Admission is FREE for all Active Duty, Reservists, military retirees, and dependents.

MILITARY VETERANS JOB FAIR AT THE PLAYERS- SEE ATTACHED

The job fair will be held Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00AM-1:00PM at TPC Sawgrass. See attached flyer for more information.

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.

GHOST OF THE BLUES- FRIDAY, MAY 8TH

Buy One ticket and get one FREE for Mother’s and Wives of our servicemen, use promo code “MOM” 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.

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.

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

 

20 April 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

IN THIS ISSUE: Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, Birdies for Charity, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, Mayport Blood Drive, Mayport “No Dough Dinner, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Veterans Resource and Career Fair, The Players Championships, 2015 Mayport Music Fest, Operation Military Kids Summer Camps.

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT ADVENTURE LANDING- WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW

Wristbands for the annual USO night at Adventure Landing (Jacksonville Beach) sponsored by VyStar Credit Union will go on sale MONDAY, APRIL 6TH AT NOON 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 ELLIGIBLE). This event will sell out. Don’t wait to buy your wristbands.

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.

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!

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, APRIL 27TH     

Monday, April 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 a jambalya bar, corn bread, salad bar, and dessert. Thank you to the “Balfour Beatty” for sponsoring this meal.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH

Wednesday, April 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. MENU TBD. Thank you to the “Wi$e Money” for sponsoring this meal. 

MAYPORT BLOOD DRIVE- TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Mayport Naval Station on April 28th, 2015, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The drive will be held in the Building #1 training room, off of Massey Avenue. Volunteers may either sign up for a time slot at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code “mns” or they may simply walk in.

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

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 build your own nachos, rice, black beans, and dessert. Thank you “ORANGE PARK ELKS LODGE #2605” for sponsoring this dinner.

VETERANS RESOURCE AND CAREER FAIR- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH

The veterans resource and career fair hosted by VetReady will be held on Wednesday, April 29th from 11:00AM-2:00PM at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 13503 Ranch Road. This free event is open to all military members, veterans, spouses/family members, and any job seekers. For more information, call 800-235-2732 ext. 800.

THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS

The PGA TOUR offers complimentary tickets for THE PLAYERS to career Military (Active Duty, Reserve, Military Retirees –those with official “retired” status from the military), and their Dependents.  Go to http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/the-players-championship/military.html

to find the Military Ticket information.  Follow the steps to verify your military service and to get your voucher for complimentary tickets.  A $1.00 processing fee applies.  Present your voucher and your military ID at the Military Ticket window at the tournament entrance to receive your complimentary tickets.
Discounted Admission for Veterans
Visit http://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/the-players-championship/military.html for more information on discounted tickets for Veterans.

2015 MAYPORT MUSIC FEST- SATURDAY, MAY 2ND

The 2015 Mayport Music Fest featuring Brett Eldredge and Sam Grow will be held on Saturday, May 2nd at 7:30PM. Gates open at 6:00PM. For more information, call (904) 270-5228.

MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY AT THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP- TUESDAY, MAY 5TH

Military Appreciation Day at The Players Championship is Tuesday, May 5 featuring a concert by Big & Rich at 6:00PM. Admission is FREE for all Active Duty, Reservists, military retirees, and dependents.

MILITARY VETERANS JOB FAIR AT THE PLAYERS- SEE ATTACHED

The job fair will be held Saturday, May 2nd from 10:00AM-1:00PM at TPC Sawgrass. See attached flyer for more information.

OPERATION MILITARY KIDS SUMMER CAMPS- REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

Operation: Military Kids is a nationwide program began by the U.S. Army. Our goal is clear: to team with America’s communities to provide support to the children and youth of families impacted by deployments. As part of OMK, the Florida 4-H Military Program supports the “suddenly military” families right here in Florida before, during and after parents are deployed. Focus is on the National Guard and Reserve members who are isolated from a military installation, but the program has been expanded to encompass all branches of service and the active duty families as well. With Extension in all Florida counties, a unique partnership is developed to assist military families. For more information on OMK Summer Camps, visit http://florida4h.org/camps_/specialty-camps/operation-military-kids-summer-camps/ .

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

 

13 April 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

THERE ARE STILL APRIL COMMAND BLOCK TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE JACKSONVILLE SUNS INCLUDING APRIL 20-24.

IN THIS ISSUE: Mayport “No Dough Dinner, Silver Airways, Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, Evening Under the Palms, Birdies for Charity, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, Mayport Blood Drive, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Veterans Resource and Career Fair, Operation Military Kids Summer Camps, DEFY Leadership Training.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, APRIL 13TH     

Monday, April 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 Italian beef sandwiches, cheesy potato casserole, green beans, and dessert. Thank you to the “OCEANSIDE ROTARY” for sponsoring this meal. 

SILVER AIRWAYS

In response to customer demand, Silver Airways began nonstop service between Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and Pensacola International Airport (PNS). Silver Airways’ nonstop flights between JAX and PNS operate Monday through Friday. To celebrate the new service, Silver is offering introductory fares from $49 (one way, including taxes and fees) between Jacksonville and Pensacola through 11:59 pm EST on April 14, 2015, for travel between April 16, 2015 and June 26, 2015.

For complete details, reservations and to receive email updates on Silver’s special offers, visit silverairways.com.

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT ADVENTURE LANDING- WRISTBANDS ON SALE NOW

Wristbands for the annual USO night at Adventure Landing (Jacksonville Beach) sponsored by VyStar Credit Union will go on sale MONDAY, APRIL 6TH AT NOON 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 ELLIGIBLE). This event will sell out. Don’t wait to buy your wristbands.

EVENING UNDER THE PALMS- SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH
The Naval Officers’ Spouses’ Association Mayport invites you to please come out to naval station Mayport’s Coast Guard lighthouse for a low-country boil on April 18th 7-10pm! Purchase a wristband for $20 NOW, or $25 at the door for all you can eat. All proceeds will be donated to the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society. All military officers, chiefs and their guests (21 and over) are welcome! To purchase your wristbands now please email Erin at erindavis780@gmail.com or visit www.orgsites.com/fl/nosamayport

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.

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!

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) 612-1146 to schedule an appointment.

Location: Mayport USO

January 27th – April 15th

MAYPORT BLOOD DRIVE- TUESDAY, APRIL 28TH

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at the Mayport Naval Station on April 28th, 2015, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The drive will be held in the Building #1 training room, off of Massey Avenue. Volunteers may either sign up for a time slot at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code “mns” or they may simply walk in.

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

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 build your own nachos, rice, black beans, and dessert. Thank you “ORANGE PARK ELKS LODGE #2605” for sponsoring this dinner.

VETERANS RESOURCE AND CAREER FAIR- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH

The veterans resource and career fair hosted by VetReady will be held on Wednesday, April 29th from 11:00AM-2:00PM at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 13503 Ranch Road. This free event is open to all military members, veterans, spouses/family members, and any job seekers. For more information, call 800-235-2732 ext. 800.

OPERATION MILITARY KIDS SUMMER CAMPS- REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

Operation: Military Kids is a nationwide program began by the U.S. Army. Our goal is clear: to team with America’s communities to provide support to the children and youth of families impacted by deployments. As part of OMK, the Florida 4-H Military Program supports the “suddenly military” families right here in Florida before, during and after parents are deployed. Focus is on the National Guard and Reserve members who are isolated from a military installation, but the program has been expanded to encompass all branches of service and the active duty families as well. With Extension in all Florida counties, a unique partnership is developed to assist military families. For more information on OMK Summer Camps, visit http://florida4h.org/camps_/specialty-camps/operation-military-kids-summer-camps/ .

DEFY LEADERSHIP TRAINING- JUNE 7TH-12TH

Drug Education for Youth is a nationwide program sponsored by the DOD. The program teaches leadership and teamwork skills, builds self-esteem, drug awareness and prevention for 9-12year olds. There is no cost for dependents of ACTIVE DUTY/RETIREES or DOD employees. 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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6 April 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

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THERE ARE STILL APRIL COMMAND BLOCK TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE JACKSONVILLE SUNS INCLUDING APRIL 20-24.

IN THIS ISSUE: Military Appreciation Night at Adventure Landing, Birdies for Charity, Mayport “No Dough Dinner, Darkness to Light, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, NAS Jax “No Dough” Dinner, Veterans Resource and Career Fair, Operation Military Kids Summer Camps, DEFY Leadership Training.

MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT AT ADVENTURE LANDING- WRISTBANDS ON SALE MONDAY, APRIL 6TH

Wristbands for the annual USO night at Adventure Landing (Jacksonville Beach) sponsored by VyStar Credit Union will go on sale MONDAY, APRIL 6TH AT NOON 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 AND DEPENDENTS ONLY (NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVISTS ON ACTIVE ORDERS ARE ELLIGIBLE). This event will sell out. Don’t wait to buy your wristbands.

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.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, APRIL 13TH     

Monday, April 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 Italian beef sandwiches, cheesy potato casserole, green beans, and dessert. Thank you to the “OCEANSIDE ROTARY” for sponsoring this meal. 

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.

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 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!

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) 612-1146 to schedule an appointment.

Location: Mayport USO

January 27th – April 15th

(Closed 3/16 – 3/25)

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

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 build your own nachos, rice, black beans, and dessert. Thank you “ORANGE PARK ELKS LODGE #2605” for sponsoring this dinner.

VETERANS RESOURCE AND CAREER FAIR- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29TH

The veterans resource and career fair hosted by VetReady will be held on Wednesday, April 29th from 11:00AM-2:00PM at the Hilton Garden Inn located at 13503 Ranch Road. This free event is open to all military members, veterans, spouses/family members, and any job seekers. For more information, call 800-235-2732 ext. 800.

OPERATION MILITARY KIDS SUMMER CAMPS- REGISTRATION OPENING SOON

Operation: Military Kids is a nationwide program began by the U.S. Army. Our goal is clear: to team with America’s communities to provide support to the children and youth of families impacted by deployments. As part of OMK, the Florida 4-H Military Program supports the “suddenly military” families right here in Florida before, during and after parents are deployed. Focus is on the National Guard and Reserve members who are isolated from a military installation, but the program has been expanded to encompass all branches of service and the active duty families as well. With Extension in all Florida counties, a unique partnership is developed to assist military families. For more information on OMK Summer Camps, visit http://florida4h.org/camps_/specialty-camps/operation-military-kids-summer-camps/ .

DEFY LEADERSHIP TRAINING- JUNE 7TH-12TH

Drug Education for Youth is a nationwide program sponsored by the DOD. The program teaches leadership and teamwork skills, builds self-esteem, drug awareness and prevention for 9-12year olds. There is no cost for dependents of ACTIVE DUTY/RETIREES or DOD employees. 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!

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