August 11th

USO INFORMATION BLAST

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 GREATER JAX USO

MONDAY, AUGUST 11, 2014

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WE STILL HAVE JAGUARS vs. FALCONS TICKETS ON SALE.  GAME:  THURSDAY, 28 AUGUST 2014 AT 6PMEVERBANK FIELD.  GET YOUR TICKETS BEFORE WE SELL OUT.

 

WE HAVE HAD REQUESTS FROM DEPLOYED SERVICE MEMBERS FOR ITEMS SUCH AS SUNSCREEN AND LAUNDRY DETERGENT PODS IN ADDITION TO THE USUAL PERSONAL CARE ITEMS. IF YOU CAN HELP US MEET THAT NEED, PLEASE LET US KNOW.

IN THIS ISSUE:  Mayport “No Dough Dinner,” GCU Lunch and Learn at NAS Jax, Dewey’s Back to School Celebration, Back to School Backpack Drive, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville Jaguars “Give and Go” Program,   GCU Day, 10th Annual Jason Burnett Motorcycle Ride, Recycling Program.

MAYPORT USO NO DOUGH DINNER - MONDAY, AUGUST 11TH

Monday, August 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 spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, and dessert. THANK YOU TO “FOR THE TROOPS” FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”AND BURGER KING FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.

 

GCU LUNCH AND LEARN AT NAS JAX - TUESDAY, AUGUST 12TH

Stop by the NAS Jacksonville USO office on Tuesday, August 12th from 11:00AM-1:00PM for a lunch and learn opportunity presented by Grand Canyon University. A representative from GCU will be on hand to answer questions about going back to school and GCU. Lunch will be provided. This event is open to Active Duty, Reservists, National Guard, Retirees, and Dependents. See attached flyer for more information.

 

DEWEY’S BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION- AUGUST 15TH

Come to Dewey’s Friday, Aug. 15, 4 – 8 pm. Dewey’s will be open for dinner & beverages. There will be a magician, face painting, inflatables, rock climbing, back to school goodies, & appearances by Clifford & Curious George Characters!

 

BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE NAS JAX AND MAYPORT USO

Your Greater Jacksonville Area USO is collecting school supplies for our deserving junior families to help get their children ready for school this year. If you can help, please bring your donated school supplies to either Mayport or NAS Jax USO centers between now and August 4th. We are asking for any school necessities such as pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, back packs, glue/sticks, two pocket three prong folders, rulers, lunch boxes, etc.

 

10th ANNUAL JASON BURNETT MEMORIAL RIDE – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN- SEPTEMBER 12TH-13TH

Join us on Friday September 12th and Saturday, September 13th for the 10th Annual Jason Burnett Motorcycle Ride. Ride registrations benefit the USO care package campaign. Participants can enjoy food, raffles, live music and a silent auction after the ride to benefit the Greater Jacksonville USO. For more information, visit usobenefitride.com.

 

FEDS FEED FAMILIES - NOW UNTIL AUGUST 31ST

This summer, NAS Jacksonville will be participating in the USDA’s Feds Feed Families campaign. Commands are asked to set their own goals again this year and beat their previous best. To donate, please bring your non-perishable food items to the NAS Jax Chapel. The campaign starts now and runs through August 31stFor more information, please contact the NAS Jax Chapel at (904) 542-3051.

 

2014 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Date of Game                 Opponent                      Time         Date Tix  Sale Begins

Aug. 28th                          Atlanta Falcons                   6:00PM          ON SALE NOW   

Sep. 21st                           Indianapolis Colts                1:00PM          Sept. 2nd

Oct. 5th                               Pittsburgh Steelers              1:00PM          Sep. 15th

Oct. 19th                            Cleveland Browns               1:00PM          Oct. 6th

Oct. 26th                            Miami Dolphins                    1:00PM          Oct. 13th

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 mobrien@usojax.com .

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.

 

RECYCLING PROGRAM

Until further notice, the recycling program at the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices has ended. We appreciate everyone’s support in this fundraising effort.

 

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