USO INFORMATION BLAST
GREATER JAX USO
******* CFC# 97347 ******
THE USO WELCOME CENTER IS IN NEED OF PERSONAL CARE ITEMS FOR TRAVELING SERVICE MEMBERS. ANY HELP WITH TRAVEL SIZE ITEMS INCLUDING TOOTHPASTE AND LIP BALM WOULD BE GREATELY APPRECIATED. THE WELCOME CENTER IS ALSO IN NEED OF C AND AA BATTERIES. PLEASE CONTACT THE USO WELCOME CENTER FOR MORE INFORMATION: (904) 741-6655.
WE ARE SOLD OUT OF JAGUARS VS STEELERS TICKETS. JAGUARS VS BROWNS TICKETS GO ON SALE AT NOON ON OCTOBER 6TH.
IN THIS ISSUE: 2014 Marine Corps ½ Marathon and 5K, Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, NBA Tickets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville Jaguars “Give and Go” Program, GCU Day, Mayport Navy League Dinner and Silent Auction, 239th Navy Birthday Ball, Southern Women’s Show, Jacksonville University Color Run, Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, GCU Lunch and Learn at Mayport, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, GCU Halloween Treat at NAS Jax USO.
2014 MARINE CORPS ½ MARATHON AND FREEDOM 5K – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4TH
Join us for the Marine Corps ½ Marathon and Freedom 5K down at Metropolitan Park on Saturday, October 4th. Over 3,500 runners take to the roads at 7AM! Come out for one of Jacksonville’s finest races. For registration forms, stop by either your Mayport or NAS Jax USO Centers. There will be age group awards, overall prize payouts, a challenged athletes division, and medals to all finishers. Participating in this event supports the Greater Jacksonville USO. Visit www.1stplacesports.com to register or stop by one of their locations.
MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – OCTOBER 6TH
Monday, October 6th 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 lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. THANK YOU TO “MOAA” FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”AND BURGER KING FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.
NBA TICKETS- ON SALE NOW
The Greater Jacksonville Area USO has tickets on sale now to the New Orleans Pelicans vs. Washington Wizards NBA Game on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH at the NAS JAX and MAYPORT USO office. Everyone 2 and older will need a ticket to this event. TICKETS ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY, NATIONAL GUARD, RETIREES, VETERANS WITH ID, DOD, AND DEPENDENTS. TICKETS ARE $10 EACH/CASH ONLY AND ARE FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.
JAXTOBERFEST TICKETS - SAVE 25% ON GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS, GET THEM WHILE THEY LAST
The Mayport and NAS Jax USO centers are selling discounted tickets to JAXTOBERFEST. General admission tickets are $6 each/cash only for either day (a 25% savings) and VIP tickets for $35 (a $5 savings). VIP tickets are for Friday night only. Children under 12 do not require a ticket. Don’t miss this event October 10th and 11th. There will be traditional German music and dancing, food and drinks, games, and a kinderfest for all ages. Activities at the kinderfest include pumpkin decorating, face painting, bouncy houses, pumpkin bowling, wiener dog racing, birdhouse decorating, and more. No alcohol will be served at the kinderfest. There will be games and activities galore for the whole family. Tickets are open to Active Duty, National Guard, Reservists, Retirees, DOD, Veterans with I.D., and dependents. Visit jaxtoberfest.com for more information.
2014 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Date of Game Opponent Time Date Tix Sale Begins
Oct. 5th Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00PM Sep. 15th SOLD OUT
Oct. 19th Cleveland Browns 1:00PM Oct. 6th
Oct. 26th Miami Dolphins 1:00PM Oct. 14th (Note: This is a Tuesday sale date)
Nov. 30th New York Giants 1:00PM Nov. 17th
Dec. 7th Houston Texans 1:00PM Nov. 24th
Dec. 18th Tennessee Titans 8:25PM Dec. 1st
***Note: City of Jax Military Appreciation Game.
TICKETS TO THE PRESEASON ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE, RETIRED, RESERVISTS, NATIONAL GUARD, VETS WITH ID AND DEPENDENTS.
JAGUARS TICKET GUIDELINES
1. Jaguar Ticket sales will begin at NOON at the MAYPORT, NAS JAX USO Centers and at SUBASE Kings Bay Off-Crew Building per the above schedule:
NOTE: Price is $20.00 per ticket (cash only) this year – ACTIVE DUTY, NATIONAL GUARD AND RESERVISTS, RETIREES, VETERANS WITH ID, AND DEPENDENTS ARE ELLIGIBLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE REGULAR SEASON GAMES. EACH TICKET PURCHASED COMES WITH A “VOUCHER” FOR A FREE BOX LUNCH AND SODA/WATER. JAX AREA USO WILL HAVE ITS OWN “USO SEATING SECTION” WITH HEAD FACILITIES AND CONSESSION TO PURCHASE DISCOUNT DRINKS, AND USO LOUNGE. SEATING WILL BE IN SECTIONS 430 & 431.
2. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
3. If anyone is caught purchasing excess tickets or reselling tickets he/she will be prohibited from buying any more tickets for the entire season.
4. 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.
5. No over the phone transactions, tickets are first come, first served.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS GIVE AND GO PROGRAM - ALL SEASON
Want to support your Greater Jacksonville USO while seeing the big game? Purchase your Jacksonville Jaguars tickets via the link: http://npc.nonprofitctr.org/shell/jaguars_tickets.asp?msid=237
Not only will you save, but the troops win with a portion of your purchase coming back to support the Greater Jacksonville USO. For a list of seating and pricing, please see the information on our facebook page facebook.com/JaxUSO. PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE ARE NOT THE SAME AS THE $20 TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE THROUGH THE USO.
THINKING ABOUT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL? - GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY INFORMATION DAY
Are you thinking about going back to school? Do you have a son or daughter going off to school? Join us on Tuesdays at the NAS Jacksonville USO from 10:00AM-2:00PM and the Mayport USO from 3:30-6:30pm for more information on Grand Canyon University.
MAYPORT NAVY LEAGUE ANNUAL DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17TH
Join the Mayport Navy League in an evening of dinner, music, and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit maritime services. The cost is $30 per person and the evening starts at 6:00PM on Friday, October 17th at TPC Sawgrass. For tickets and more information, visit www.mayportnlus.org..
239th NAVY BIRTHDAY BALL CELEBRATION- SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
The 239th Navy Birthday Ball Celebration will be held Saturday, October 18th from 6:00pm-11:00pm at the Hyatt regency Grand Ballroom. See attached flyer for more information including ticket prices and attire.
SOUTHERN WOMEN’S SHOW - OCTOBER 16TH-19TH- TICKETS ON SALE NOW
The Southern Women’s show will be at the Prime Osborn Convention Center on October 16TH-19TH. Come on out to enjoy food, fashion, celebrity guests, health information, along with beauty and lifestyle information. For more information please visit: www.southernwomensshow.com. Mayport and NAS JAX USO Centers and the Kings Bay ITT Office will be selling tickets for $5.00 each/cash only starting at 9:00AM on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29TH. THIS IS A $7 SAVINGS FROM THE GENERAL TICKET PRICE. Tickets are be on sale at both the Mayport and NAS Jax USO Centers, and the ITT Office at Kings Bay
JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY COLOR RUN- OCTOBER 25TH
Join Jacksonville University and the Student Veterans Association on October 25th for a color run. Military saves on the registration fee. Visit http://1stplacesports.com/jucolor.html for more information.
HOMESLESS VETERANS REINTEGRATION PROGRAM- ONGOING
The City of Jacksonville, Military Affairs, Veteran Services, and Disabled Services provide a homeless veterans reintegration program. If you know of someone in need of assistance, please pass this information to them. See attached flyer for program details and qualifications
GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY LUNCH AND LEARN AT MAYPORT- MONDAY, OCTOBER 27TH
Visit the Mayport USO office from 11:00-1:00pm on Monday, October 27th for a lunch and learn sponsored by Grand Canyon University. Free lunch is provided and a representative from GCU will be on hand to answer questions about going to/returning to school. See attached flyer for more information.
NAS JAX USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
Wednesday, October 29th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS Jax USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner” at FRA#91 on Collins Road. This is free for Active Duty Service Members, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve a lasagna, salad, garlic bread, and dessert. THANK YOU TO “IREM” FOR SPONSORING THIS DINNER AND NORTHROP GRUMMAN FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR NAS JAX “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.
GCU HALLOWEEN TREAT AT NAS JAX- OCTOBER 31ST
Stop by the NAS Jax USO office on Friday, October 31st from 10:00AM-1:00PM for a special Halloween treat sponsored by Grand Canyon University. A representative from Grand Canyon University will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about going to/returning to school.
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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NAS JAX USO CENTER
P.O. Box 108, Bldg 1050
Jacksonville, FL 32212-0108
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
Open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
USO WELCOME CENTER
Jacksonville International Airport
Main Terminal, First Floor
Open 7 days a week from 7 am to 11 pm
Jim Bury – Director
904-305-4467(cell) or 904-741-6655
To volunteer, please visit www.usovolunteer.org