23 March 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

THERE ARE STILL APRIL COMMAND BLOCK TICKETS AVAILABLE TO THE JACKSONVILLE SUNS.

THE MAYPORT USO OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MARCH 24TH FOR VOTING.

IN THIS ISSUE: Jacksonville Armada FC tickets, Disney on Ice, Birdies for Charity, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, Orlando Predators tickets,  Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, Blue Sky Foundation’s T3 Program, RealSense, “Ghost of the Blues” ticket offer.

JACKSONVILLE ARMADA FC TICKETS- AVAILABLE MONDAY, MARCH 23RD

The NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices will be distributing a limited number of tickets at NOON today to the NASL Team Challenge on Saturday, March 28th at Everbank Field featuring the Armada FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies, FC Edmonton, and the Carolina Rail Hawks. Kickoff is at 12:30. Tickets are open to ACTIVE DUTY, RETIRED, NATIONAL GUARD, RESERVISTS, VETERANS WITH ID, AND DOD.

DISNEY ON ICE- MAYPORT HAS A LIMITED NUMBER REMAINING

The Mayport USO Office has a limited number of tickets to Disney on Ice for $10 each/CASH ONLY. These tickets are for the THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH performance. TICKETS ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY AND THEIR DEPENDENTS ONLY.

BIRDIES FOR CHARITY

How many birdies do you think will be made at the 2015 PLAYERS Championship? For a chance to win $5,000 and to support your GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO visit http://birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com.

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH

Wednesday, March 25th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner” at FRA #91 located at 5391 Collins Road. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve meatloaf, loaded mashed cauliflower, mixed vegetables, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

ORLANDO PREDATORS TICKETS- MARCH 29TH

The Orlando Predators are offering 1,000 pairs of free tickets to military, retired military, guard, reserve and veterans. The tickets are for the March 29th game against Philadelphia in the Orlando Amway Center. The game will be televised live on ESPN. There will be a special tribute to the military. USO Central Florida in partnership with the Predators will highlight an Orlando area veteran for special recognition at the game. Visit http://www.orlandopredators.com/thankyoumilitary/ for more information.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, MARCH 30TH     

Monday, March 30TH from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the Mayport USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner”. This is free for Active Duty Service Members and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve sloppy jo sandwiches, coleslaw, chips, and dessert. Thank you to the “NAVY LEAGUE” for sponsoring this meal. 

JACKSONVILLE SUNS 2015 BASEBALL SEASON- OPENING SEASON GAME APRIL 9TH-SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE

Once again, the Jacksonville Suns AA Baseball Organization (Florida Marlins Affiliate) has teamed with your Greater Jacksonville Area USO for the 2015 season.  With the support of BOEING, we have purchased 18 tickets (1st Base Side, Lower Level) for each home game during this year’s 70-game season.  The intent of these free tickets is for use as a command social, evenly spread out throughout all ranks, with the hope of fostering unity and morale.   See attached schedule and below procedures for submitting a command/unit “Block Request” for a particular game.      

Procedures for requesting a Game Day Block of 18 tickets: 

Requests for a command/unit block may be submitted via email to 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!

BLUE SKY FOUNDATION’S T3 PROGRAM- MARCH 27TH-28TH

Learn to play tennis from the pros! Individuals of all ages and playing abilities and physical abilities are welcome to come learn all aspects of the game of tennis from former tour players and certified teaching professionals. On Friday, there will be a special clinic for wounded, ill, and injured, and Saturday, the youth and adult clinic will be held This event is FREE. Participation is limited to military ID cardholders and their families. See attached flyer for more information.

REALSENSE- TAX ASSISTANCE

NAS JACKSONVILLE: Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 0900- 1400

Offices: Building 13, second floor, Rooms 205 and 206

Services: Federal and State tax returns. Priority is given to set appointments. Walk- in clients are welcome, but wait times may vary.

Contact number for appointments: (904) 515- 3481

MAYPORT:  Hours: Tuesday 4:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Thursday 4:00-8:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM WALK-INS ONLY ON SATURDAY.

Call (904) 390-3252 to schedule an appointment.

Location: Mayport USO

January 27th – April 15th

(Closed 3/16 – 3/25)

“GHOST OF THE BLUES” TICKET OFFER

Friends of the Blues…Save $10.00 per ticket with the promo code “uso” when purchasing tickets to see…

“Ghost of the Blues”! Call the box office directly and avoid Ticketmaster fees @ 904 355 2787. What is “Ghost of the Blues” about? Blues history, that’s what!

Where do the greatest Blues legends go when they pass into Blues Heaven? They go on tour with “Ghost of the Blues” that’s where! Don’t miss this rollicking Blues Musical!

ACT I takes place in a graveyard not far from where Robert Johnson made his deal with the devil in order to become the greatest bluesman ever. See Robert Johnson, and then progress thru Blues history with John Lee Hooker and Etta James belting out the boogie and the hits that morphed the Blues into Rock n’ Roll.

ACT II changes the stage into a juke joint where Willie Dixon, Little Walter, Albert King, Koko Taylor and more entertain you with a spontaneous explosion of the Blues like you would see ” back in the day” when American Blues ruled the world!

See and hear what it was like at an authentic blues revival, brothers and sisters of the Blues, when “Ghost of the Blues comes to the Florida Theatre on Friday, May 8th, 2015. Our only appearance in Florida this season!

For tickets… http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/22004D73C196729F or call the box office@ 904 355 2787

The Cast of “Ghost of the Blues” supports the USO. Thank you for your service.

In addition to the numerous programs for our active duty personnel and family members, each USO Center (Mayport, NAS JAX, and JIA) offer:

<!Free Notary services (NAS and Mayport Centers ONLY).

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

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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16 March 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

THANK YOU TO BOEING FOR SPONSORING THE USO COMMAND BLOCK TICKETS FOR 2015 JACKSONVILLE SUNS SEASON.

THE MAYPORT USO OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MARCH 24TH FOR VOTING.

IN THIS ISSUE: Women Veterans Recognition Week, Disney on Ice, Birdies for Charity, VA Representative at Mayport, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, Orlando Predators tickets,  Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, Blue Sky Foundation’s T3 Program, RealSense, “Ghost of the Blues” ticket offer.

WOMEN VETERANS RECOGNITION WEEK- SEE ATTACHED

Women Veterans Recognition Week kicks off today. See attached flyer for more information.

DISNEY ON ICE- ON SALE NOW

The NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices are selling a limited number of tickets to Disney on Ice for $10 each/CASH ONLY. These tickets are for the THURSDAY, APRIL 9TH performance. TICKETS ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY AND THEIR DEPENDENTS ONLY.

BIRDIES FOR CHARITY

How many birdies do you think will be made at the 2015 PLAYERS Championship? For a chance to win $5,000 and to support your GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO visit http://birdiesforcharity.playerschampionship.com.

VETERANS AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE AT MAYPORT-THURSDAY, MARCH 19TH

Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at USO Mayport (2560 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) on Thursday, March 19, 2015; 0930 – 1530 (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

c.phillmon.ctr@calibresys.com  PLEASE EMAIL TO RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT

If you would like to speak with a VA Benefits Advisor and are not available to meet on March 19, 2015 or prefer to meet in the Jacksonville area, email me for an alternate date and location.

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH

Wednesday, March 25th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner” at FRA #91 located at 5391 Collins Road. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve meatloaf, loaded mashed cauliflower, mixed vegetables, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

ORLANDO PREDATORS TICKETS- MARCH 29TH

The Orlando Predators are offering 1,000 pairs of free tickets to military, retired military, guard, reserve and veterans. The tickets are for the March 29th game against Philadelphia in the Orlando Amway Center. The game will be televised live on ESPN. There will be a special tribute to the military. USO Central Florida in partnership with the Predators will highlight an Orlando area veteran for special recognition at the game. Visit http://www.orlandopredators.com/thankyoumilitary/ for more information.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, MARCH 30TH     

Monday, March 30TH from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the Mayport USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner”. This is free for Active Duty Service Members and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve sloppy jo sandwiches, coleslaw, chips, and dessert. Thank you to the “NAVY LEAGUE” for sponsoring this meal. 

JACKSONVILLE SUNS 2015 BASEBALL SEASON- OPENING SEASON GAME APRIL 9TH-SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE

Once again, the Jacksonville Suns AA Baseball Organization (Florida Marlins Affiliate) has teamed with your Greater Jacksonville Area USO for the 2015 season.  With the support of BOEING, we have purchased 18 tickets (1st Base Side, Lower Level) for each home game during this year’s 70-game season.  The intent of these free tickets is for use as a command social, evenly spread out throughout all ranks, with the hope of fostering unity and morale.   See attached schedule and below procedures for submitting a command/unit “Block Request” for a particular game.      

Procedures for requesting a Game Day Block of 18 tickets: 

Requests for a command/unit block may be submitted via email to 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!

BLUE SKY FOUNDATION’S T3 PROGRAM- MARCH 27TH-28TH

Learn to play tennis from the pros! Individuals of all ages and playing abilities and physical abilities are welcome to come learn all aspects of the game of tennis from former tour players and certified teaching professionals. On Friday, there will be a special clinic for wounded, ill, and injured, and Saturday, the youth and adult clinic will be held This event is FREE. Participation is limited to military ID cardholders and their families. See attached flyer for more information.

REALSENSE- TAX ASSISTANCE

NAS JACKSONVILLE: Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 0900- 1400

Offices: Building 13, second floor, Rooms 205 and 206

Services: Federal and State tax returns. Priority is given to set appointments. Walk- in clients are welcome, but wait times may vary.

Contact number for appointments: (904) 515- 3481

MAYPORT:  Hours: Tuesday 4:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Thursday 4:00-8:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM WALK-INS ONLY ON SATURDAY.

Call (904) 390-3252 to schedule an appointment.

Location: Mayport USO

January 27th – April 15th

(Closed 3/16 – 3/25)

“GHOST OF THE BLUES” TICKET OFFER

Friends of the Blues…Save $10.00 per ticket with the promo code “uso” when purchasing tickets to see…

“Ghost of the Blues”! Call the box office directly and avoid Ticketmaster fees @ 904 355 2787. What is “Ghost of the Blues” about? Blues history, that’s what!

Where do the greatest Blues legends go when they pass into Blues Heaven? They go on tour with “Ghost of the Blues” that’s where! Don’t miss this rollicking Blues Musical!

ACT I takes place in a graveyard not far from where Robert Johnson made his deal with the devil in order to become the greatest bluesman ever. See Robert Johnson, and then progress thru Blues history with John Lee Hooker and Etta James belting out the boogie and the hits that morphed the Blues into Rock n’ Roll.

ACT II changes the stage into a juke joint where Willie Dixon, Little Walter, Albert King, Koko Taylor and more entertain you with a spontaneous explosion of the Blues like you would see ” back in the day” when American Blues ruled the world!

See and hear what it was like at an authentic blues revival, brothers and sisters of the Blues, when “Ghost of the Blues comes to the Florida Theatre on Friday, May 8th, 2015. Our only appearance in Florida this season!

For tickets… http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/22004D73C196729F or call the box office@ 904 355 2787

The Cast of “Ghost of the Blues” supports the USO. Thank you for your service.

In addition to the numerous programs for our active duty personnel and family members, each USO Center (Mayport, NAS JAX, and JIA) offer:

<!Free Notary services (NAS and Mayport Centers ONLY).

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

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

 

9 March 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

THANK YOU TO BOEING FOR SPONSORING THE USO COMMAND BLOCK TICKETS FOR 2015 JACKSONVILLE SUNS SEASON.

IN THIS ISSUE: Disney on Ice, Elton John Ticket Drawing, Birdies for Charity, 5TH Annual Tim Tebow Celebrity Golf Classic, Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, Annual USO Chili Cook Off, Darkness to Light, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, Blue Sky Foundation’s T3 Program, RealSense.

DISNEY ON ICE- ON SALE TUESDAY, MARCH 10TH

The NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices will start selling a limited number of tickets to Disney on Ice for $10 each/CASH ONLY starting MARCH 10TH AT NOON. These tickets are for the THURSDAY, APRIL 4TH performance. TICKETS ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY AND THEIR DEPENDENTS ONLY.

ELTON JOHN TICKET DRAWING- OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY ONLY

Enter to win a pair of tickets to the Elton John concert at the Jacksonville Arena on Saturday, March 14th at 8:00PM. One entry per Active Duty family.

To enter, email drawing@usojax.com with the subject Elton John and the following information:
Name
Rank
Command
Phone
Email

The deadline to enter is Tuesday, March 10th at 5:00PM. Winners will be notified Wednesday morning.

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.

5TH ANNUAL TIM TEBOW CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC- FREE TICKETS

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices have a limited number of free tickets to the 5th Annual Tim Tebow Celebrity Golf Classic available. The tournament will be held on Saturday, March 14th at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course. Parking lots open at 8:45AM with a 10:00AM shotgun start. Tickets are open to Active Duty, Retirees, National Guard, Reservists, and dependents.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, MARCH 9TH   

Monday, March 9th 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 enchiladas, rice, beans, salad, and dessert. Thank you to “The Plantations” for sponsoring this dinner in honor of Jim Gaff. 

CALLING ALL CHILI COOKS - SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

Join us for the 4th annual Jax USO Chili Cook Off on March 15th from 10:00-5:00PM at the O3range Park Town Park. Visit jaxusochilicookoff.com for more information on rules and sign ups.

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, MARCH 25TH

Wednesday, March 25th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner” at FRA #91 located at 5391 Collins Road. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve meatloaf, loaded mashed cauliflower, mixed vegetables, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

The Orlando Predators are offering 1,000 pairs of free tickets to military, retired military, guard, reserve and veterans. The tickets are for the March 29th game against Philadelphia in the Orlando Amway Center. The game will be televised live on ESPN. There will be a special tribute to the military. USO Central Florida in partnership with the Predators will highlight an Orlando area veteran for special recognition at the game. Visit http://www.orlandopredators.com/thankyoumilitary/ for more information.

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!

BLUE SKY FOUNDATION’S T3 PROGRAM- MARCH 27TH-28TH

Learn to play tennis from the pros! Individuals of all ages and playing abilities and physical abilities are welcome to come learn all aspects of the game of tennis from former tour players and certified teaching professionals. On Friday, there will be a special clinic for wounded, ill, and injured, and Saturday, the youth and adult clinic will be held This event is FREE. Participation is limited to military ID cardholders and their families. See attached flyer for more information.

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

REALSENSE- TAX ASSISTANCE

NAS JACKSONVILLE: Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 0900- 1400

Offices: Building 13, second floor, Rooms 205 and 206

Services: Federal and State tax returns. Priority is given to set appointments. Walk- in clients are welcome, but wait times may vary.

Contact number for appointments: (904) 515- 3481

MAYPORT:  Hours: Tuesday 4:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Thursday 4:00-8:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM WALK-INS ONLY ON SATURDAY.

Call (904) 390-3252 to schedule an appointment.

Location: Mayport USO

January 27th – April 15th

(Closed 3/16 – 3/21)

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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2 March 2015

INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

 

THANK YOU TO BOEING FOR SPONSORING THE USO COMMAND BLOCK TICKETS FOR 2015 JACKSONVILLE SUNS SEASON.

 

IN THIS ISSUE: 5TH Annual Tim Tebow Celebrity Golf Classic, Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, Annual USO Chili Cook Off, Darkness to Light, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, VA Representative at Mayport USO, 2015 Jacksonville Suns, Blue Sky Foundation’s T3 Program, RealSense.

5TH ANNUAL TIM TEBOW CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC- FREE TICKETS

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices will begin distributing FREE tickets to the 5th Annual Tim Tebow Celebrity Golf Classic on TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD at NOON. The tournament will be held on Saturday, March 14th at TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course. Parking lots open at 8:45AM with a 10:00AM shotgun start. Tickets are open to Active Duty, Retirees, National Guard, Reservists, and dependents.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, MARCH 9TH   

Monday, March 9th 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 enchiladas, rice, beans, salad, and dessert. Thank you to “The Plantations” for sponsoring this dinner in honor of Jim Gaff. 

CALLING ALL CHILI COOKS - SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

Join us for the 4th annual Jax USO Chili Cook Off on March 15th from 10:00-5:00PM at the O3range Park Town Park. Visit jaxusochilicookoff.com for more information on rules and sign ups.

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, MARCH 25TH

Wednesday, March 25th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner” at FRA #91 located at 5391 Collins Road. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve meatloaf, loaded mashed cauliflower, mixed vegetables, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

VA REPRESENTATIVE AT MAYPORT USO- THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH

A Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at USO Mayport (2560 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) on Thursday, March 5, 2015; 0930 – 1530 (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, c.phillmon.ctr@calibresys.com PLEASE EMAIL TO RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT

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!

BLUE SKY FOUNDATION’S T3 PROGRAM- MARCH 27TH-28TH

Learn to play tennis from the pros! Individuals of all ages and playing abilities and physical abilities are welcome to come learn all aspects of the game of tennis from former tour players and certified teaching professionals. On Friday, there will be a special clinic for wounded, ill, and injured, and Saturday, the youth and adult clinic will be held This event is FREE. Participation is limited to military ID cardholders and their families. See attached flyer for more information.

REALSENSE- TAX ASSISTANCE

NAS JACKSONVILLE: Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 0900- 1400

Offices: Building 13, second floor, Rooms 205 and 206

Services: Federal and State tax returns. Priority is given to set appointments. Walk- in clients are welcome, but wait times may vary.

Contact number for appointments: (904) 515- 3481

MAYPORT:  Hours: Tuesday 4:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Thursday 4:00-8:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM WALK-INS ONLY ON SATURDAY.

Call (904) 390-3252 to schedule an appointment.

Location: Mayport USO

January 27th – April 15th

(Closed 3/16 – 3/21)

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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9 February 2015

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

THE MAYPORT USO WILL BE CLOSED FROM 8:00AM-2:00PM ON FEBRUARY 12TH AND WILL REOPEN TO THE PUBLIC FROM 3:00-9:00PM.

THE MAYPORT AND NAS JAX USO OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH IN OBSERVANCE OF PRESIDENTS’ DAY.

IN THIS ISSUE: Florida Forum Speaker Series, Orlando Magic, Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, Darkness to Light, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, FRA #91 Daddy Daughter Dance, NAS Jacksonville USO Blood Drive, Harlem Globetrotters, 4th Annual USO Chili Cook Off, USO “Troops Championship” Golf Tournament, Birdies for Charity, RealSense.

FLORIDA FORUM SPEAKER SERIES- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH

The NAS Jacksonville USO has complimentary tickets to the Times Union Center Moran Theater for the Tuesday night speaker series. The topics of national and cybersecurity will be discussed by NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander, USA (Ret.) and  former FBI Director Robert Mueller, III. For more information, visit www.thefloridaforum.com.

ORLANDO MAGIC TICKET DRAWING- DEADLINE TO ENTER IS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH AT NOON

The Greater Jacksonville Area USO is doing a drawing for a pair of Orlando Magic vs. New Orleans Pelicans tickets. The game is Friday, February 20th at 7:00PM at the Amway Center in Orlando. This drawing is open to ACTIVE DUTY families only and the deadline to enter is Friday, February 13th at noon. Entries must be submitted in the format listed below with the subject “Orlando Magic”

To enter, email the following information to drawing@usojax.com:

Name:

Rank:

Command:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH

Monday, February 9th  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 meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, and rolls. Thank you “Northrop Grumman” for sponsoring this dinner. 

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, FEBRUARY 25TH

Wednesday, February 25th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner”. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, salad, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St. Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

 

FRA #91 DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST

Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing at the FRA #91 on Collins Road for their annual daddy daughter dance from 6:00-8:00PM. Proceeds benefit the USO. The price is $10 for dads and $5 for daughters. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call Dana at (904) 264-2833.

NAS JACKSONVILLE USO BLOOD DRIVE- MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23RD

Stop by the NAS Jacksonville USO Monday, February 23rd from 10:00AM-2:00PM to help save lives by donating blood. For more information, call Bob Ross at (904) 778-2821.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday, February 27th at 7:00PM. See attached flyer for military discounts and more information. One dollar from every ticket sold using the attachment comes back to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS TICKET DRAWING- DEADLINE TO ENTER IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH

Want to see the Harlem Globetrotters game for free? Enter to win a four pack of tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters game on Friday, February 27th at 7:00PM at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. This drawing is open to ACTIVE Duty families only. To enter, email drawing@usojax.com with the subject “Harlem Globetrotters” and the following information:

Name:

Rank:

Command:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

CALLING ALL CHILI COOKS - SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

Join us for the 4th annual Jax USO Chili Cook Off on March 15th from 10:00-5:00PM at the O3range Park Town Park. Visit jaxusochilicookoff.com for more information on rules and sign ups.

USO “TROOPS CHAMPIONSHIP” GOLF TOURNAMENT- FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH

The annual USO Golf Tournament will be held at NAS JAX Golf Club on Friday, March 20th, 2015 with a 10:00 shotgun start. Funds raised go directly to support the Greater Jacksonville Area USO and the troops and families we serve. We appreciate your support. MILITARY RECEIVES 50% OFF REGISTRATION. Register today as slots are limited and filling fast! See attachment for registration form.

BIRDIES FOR CHARITY

Support your GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO and you could win $5,000 by participating in THEPLAYERSChampionship Birdies for Charity program!  VISIT http://bit.ly/playersbirdies FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

REALSENSE- TAX ASSISTANCE

NAS JACKSONVILLE: Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 0900- 1400

Offices: Building 13, second floor, Rooms 205 and 206

Services: Federal and State tax returns. Priority is given to set appointments. Walk- in clients are welcome, but wait times may vary.

Contact number for appointments: (904) 515- 3481

MAYPORT:  Hours: Tuesday 4:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Thursday 4:00-8:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM WALK-INS ONLY ON SATURDAY.

Call (904) 390-3252 to schedule an appointment.

Location: Mayport USO

January 27th – April 15th

(Closed 3/16 – 3/21)

 MILITARY ONESOURCE TAX ASSISTANCE- SEE ATTACHED FLYER

Military OneSource offers free consultation and e-filings. 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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

2 February 2015

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

******* CFC# 97347 ****** 

IN THIS ISSUE: Orlando Magic, Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, Darkness to Light, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, FRA #91 Daddy Daughter Dance, Harlem Globetrotters, 4th Annual USO Chili Cook Off, USO “Troops Championship” Golf Tournament, Birdies for Charity, RealSense.

ORLANDO MAGIC TICKET DRAWING- DEADLINE TO ENTER IS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH AT NOON

The Greater Jacksonville Area USO is doing a drawing for a pair of Orlando Magic vs. Lakers tickets. The game is Friday, February 6 at 7:00M at the Amway Center in Orlando. This drawing is open to ACTIVE DUTY families only and the deadline to enter is Wednesday, February 4th at noon. Entries must be submitted in the format listed below.

To enter, email the following information to lquinn@usojax.com:

Name:

Rank:

Command:

Email Address:

Phone Number:

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9TH

Monday, February 9th  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 meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, peas, and rolls. Thank you “Northrop Grumman” for sponsoring this dinner. 

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, FEBRUARY 25TH

Wednesday, February 25th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner”. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, salad, and dessert. Thank you “Orange Park Elks Lodge #2605” for sponsoring this dinner.

FRA #91 DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST

Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing at the FRA #91 on Collins Road for their annual daddy daughter dance from 6:00-8:00PM. Proceeds benefit the USO. The price is $10 for dads and $5 for daughters. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call Dana at (904) 264-2833.

HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS- FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27TH

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Friday, February 27th at 7:00PM. See attached flyer for military discounts and more information. One dollar from every ticket sold using the attachment comes back to the Greater Jacksonville Area USO.

CALLING ALL CHILI COOKS - SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

Join us for the 4th annual Jax USO Chili Cook Off on March 15th from 10:00-5:00PM at the O3range Park Town Park. Visit jaxusochilicookoff.com for more information on rules and sign ups.

USO “TROOPS CHAMPIONSHIP” GOLF TOURNAMENT- FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH

The annual USO Golf Tournament will be held at NAS JAX Golf Club on Friday, March 20th, 2015 with a 10:00 shotgun start. Funds raised go directly to support the Greater Jacksonville Area USO and the troops and families we serve. We appreciate your support. MILITARY RECEIVES 50% OFF REGISTRATION. Register today as slots are limited and filling fast! See attachment for registration form.

BIRDIES FOR CHARITY

Support your GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO and you could win $5,000 by participating in THEPLAYERSChampionship Birdies for Charity program!  VISIT http://bit.ly/playersbirdies FOR MORE INFORMATION.

REALSENSE- TAX ASSISTANCE

NAS JACKSONVILLE: Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 0900- 1400

Offices: Building 13, second floor, Rooms 205 and 206

Services: Federal and State tax returns. Priority is given to set appointments. Walk- in clients are welcome, but wait times may vary.

Contact number for appointments: (904) 515- 3481

MAYPORT:  Hours: Tuesday 4:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Thursday 4:00-8:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM WALK-INS ONLY ON SATURDAY.

Call (904) 390-3252 to schedule an appointment.

Location: Mayport USO

January 27th – April 15th

(Closed 3/16 – 3/21)

MILITARY ONESOURCE TAX ASSISTANCE- SEE ATTACHED FLYER

Military OneSource offers free consultation and e-filings. 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

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

 

26 January 2015

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

IN THIS ISSUE: Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, American Legion Post 283 Blood Drive, FRA #91 Daddy Daughter Dance, 4th Annual USO Chili Cook Off, Sprint Unlimited and Lucas Oil Package, USO “Troops Championship” Golf Tournament, Birdies for Charity, RealSense.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” – TONIGHT

Monday, January 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 a nacho night. Thank you “Fletcher Interact Club” for sponsoring this dinner. 

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH

Wednesday, January 28th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner”. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve build your own pasta, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St.Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

AMERICAN LEGION POST 283 BLOOD DRIVE- SATURDAY, JANUARY 31ST

American Legion Post 283 will be sponsoring a blood drive with The Blood Alliance on 31 January 2015 from 8:00-12:00 at American Legion Post 283 located at 9459 Fort Caroline Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32225. Come out donate and save a life.

FRA #91 DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST

Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing at the FRA #91 on Collins Road for their annual daddy daughter dance from 6:00-8:00PM. Proceeds benefit the USO. The price is $10 for dads and $5 for daughters. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call Dana at (904) 264-2833.

CALLING ALL CHILI COOKS - SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

Join us for the 4th annual Jax USO Chili Cook Off on March 15th from 10:00-5:00PM at the Orange Park Town Park. Visit jaxusochilicookoff.com for more information on rules and sign ups.

SPRINT UNLIMITED AND LUCAS OIL 200 SUPERSTRETCH SUITE PACKAGE- SEE ATTACHMENT

The Daytona Beach Navy League I sselling Superstretch Suite tickets as a fundraiser to support their mission of supporting enlisted active duty personnel. Please see attached flyer

for more information.

USO “TROOPS CHAMPIONSHIP” GOLF TOURNAMENT- FRIDAY, MARCH 20TH

The annual USO Golf Tournament will be held at NAS JAX Golf Club on Friday, March 20th, 2015 with a 10:00 shotgun start. Funds raised go directly to support the Greater Jacksonville Area USO and the troops and families we serve. We appreciate your support. MILITARY RECEIVES 50% OFF REGISTRATION. Register today as slots are limited and filling fast! See attachment for registration form.

BIRDIES FOR CHARITY

Support your GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO and you could win $5,000 by participating in THEPLAYERSChampionship Birdies for Charity program!  VISIT http://bit.ly/playersbirdies FOR MORE INFORMATION.

REALSENSE- TAX ASSISTANCE

NAS JACKSONVILLE: Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday between 0900- 1400

Offices: Building 13, second floor, Rooms 205 and 206

Services: Federal and State tax returns. Priority is given to set appointments. Walk- in clients are welcome, but wait times may vary.

Contact number for appointments: (904) 515- 3481

MAYPORT:  Hours: Tuesday 4:00-8:00PM, Wednesday, 10:00AM-2:00PM, Thursday 4:00-8:00PM, Saturday 9:00AM-1:00PM WALK-INS ONLY ON SATURDAY.

Call (904) 390-3252 to schedule an appointment.

Location: Mayport USO

January 27th – April 15th

(Closed 3/16 – 3/21)

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

 

 

 

20 January 2015

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

IN THIS ISSUE: Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, VA Representative, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, FRA #91 Daddy Daughter Dance, 4th Annual USO Chili Cook Off, Birdies for Charity.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”MONDAY, JANUARY 26TH

Monday, January 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 a nacho night. Thank you “Fletcher Interact Club” for sponsoring this dinner. 

VA REPRESENTATIVE AT MAYPORT- MAYPORT USO

Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at USO Mayport (2560 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) on Thursday, January 22, 2015; 0930 – 1530 (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.

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT

VA POC FOR USO MAYPORT:  Catherine Phillmon c.phillmon.ctr@calibresys.com or (571) 733-7840

If you would like to speak with a VA Benefits Advisor and are not available to meet on January 22, 2015 or prefer to meet in the Jacksonville area, call for an alternate date and location.

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH

Wednesday, January 28th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner”. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve build your own pasta, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St.Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

FRA #91 DADDY DAUGHTER DANCE- SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST

Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing at the FRA #91 on Collins Road for their annual daddy daughter dance from 6:00-8:00PM. Proceeds benefit the USO. The price is $10 for dads and $5 for daughters. Space is limited. For more information or to RSVP, call Dana at (904) 264-2833.

CALLING ALL CHILI COOKS - SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

Join us for the 4th annual Jax USO Chili Cook Off on March 15th from 10:00-5:00PM at the Orange Park Town Park. Visit jaxusochilicookoff.com for more information on rules and sign ups.

SPRINT UNLIMITED AND LUCAS OIL 200 SUPERSTRETCH SUITE PACKAGE- SEE ATTACHMENT

The Daytona Beach Navy League I sselling Superstretch Suite tickets as a fundraiser to support their mission of supporting enlisted active duty personnel. Please see attached flyer for more information.

BIRDIES FOR CHARITY

Support your GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO and you could win $5,000 by participating in THEPLAYERSChampionship Birdies for Charity program!  VISIT http://bit.ly/playersbirdies 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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

12 January 2015

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

IN THIS ISSUE: Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, Circus Tickets, VA Representative, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, 4th Annual USO Chili Cook Off, Birdies for Charity.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”MONDAY, JANUARY 12TH

Monday, January 12th  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 baked shells, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. 

RINGLING BROS. CIRCUS- THURSDAY, JANUARY 15th

Looking for a fun family event Thursday, January 15th? The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices will be selling tickets beginning TUESDAY, JANUARY 13TH  at 9:00AM to the Ringling Bros. Circus. Due to the limited number of tickets available, tickets are open to ACTIVE DUTY families only.

COST: $10

ON SALE: Tuesday, January 13th at 9:00 am

WHEN: Thursday, 15th  7:30

Open to Active Duty families only

VA REPRESENTATIVE AT MAYPORT- MAYPORT USO

Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at USO Mayport (2560 Mayport Road Atlantic Beach, FL 32233) on Thursday, January 22, 2015; 0930 – 1530 (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.

PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL TO RESERVE AN APPOINTMENT

VA POC FOR USO MAYPORT:  Catherine Phillmon c.phillmon.ctr@calibresys.com or (571) 733-7840

If you would like to speak with a VA Benefits Advisor and are not available to meet on January 22, 2015 or prefer to meet in the Jacksonville area, call for an alternate date and location.

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH

Wednesday, January 28th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner”. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve build your own pasta, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St.Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

 CALLING ALL CHILI COOKS - SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH

Join us for the 4th annual Jax USO Chili Cook Off on March 15th from 10:00-5:00PM at the Orange Park Town Park. Visit jaxusochilicookoff.com for more information on rules and sign ups.

SPRINT UNLIMITED AND LUCAS OIL 200 SUPERSTRETCH SUITE PACKAGE- SEE ATTACHMENT

The Daytona Beach Navy League I sselling Superstretch Suite tickets as a fundraiser to support their mission of supporting enlisted active duty personnel. Please see attached flyer for more information.

BIRDIES FOR CHARITY

Support your GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO and you could win $5,000 by participating in THEPLAYERSChampionship Birdies for Charity program!  VISIT http://bit.ly/playersbirdies 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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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

 

 

 

 

 

5 January 2015

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 GREATER JAX USO

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

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE: Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, MWR Shuttle Program, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”.

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”MONDAY, JANUARY 12TH

Monday, January 12th  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 baked shells, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. 

MWR SHUTTLE PROGRAM- DECEMBER- JANUARY 12TH

The MWR Liberty Program at NAS Jacksonville will be providing free shuttles to and from the airport for E1-E6 Single/Unaccompanied Active Duty Military. Please call (904) 542-1335 for more information.

FAQ:

 

1.  The shuttles are for E1-E6 Active Duty Military Only. 

2.  You  MUST come to the Liberty Center and register with them at least 24 hours in advance. 

3.  Shuttles are only going every 4 hours if people are signed up to go.  If sailors are not signed up for a specific shuttle, there will be no shuttle during that period. 

4.  For people arriving into JIA, that have not signed up with MWR, you will only be given a ride if there happens to be a shuttle at that time.  If you’ve never registered with them, they have no record of your arrival, and therefore will not be sending a shuttle to the airport. 

5.  Shuttles do not make house calls.  All shuttles depart from the barracks quarterdeck and arrive at the barracks quarterdeck

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH

Wednesday, January 28th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS JAX USO Center will host a “No Dough Dinner”. This is free for Active Duty, National Guard, and their immediate families. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve build your own pasta, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. Thank you “Mandarin/St.Johns Elks Lodge #2866” for sponsoring this dinner.

 

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