15 December 2014

 

 

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 

 GREATER JAX USO

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

 

JAGUARS VS. TITANS TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.

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THE MAYPORT AND NAS JAX USO OFFICES WILL CLOSE AT 1:00PM ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH AND WILL REOPEN MONDAY, DECEMBER 29TH.

BOTH CENTERS WILL ALSO CLOSE AT 1:00PM ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31ST AND WILL NOT REOPEN UNTIL MONDAY, JANUARY 5TH.

 

THE USO WELCOME CENTER WILL BE OPEN 7:00AM-11:00PM EVERYDAY.

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE: MWR Shuttle Program, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, Mayport USO Blood Drive, Jacksonville Jaguars, Holiday Food Drive, JC Penney Round Up.

 

 

MWR SHUTTLE PROGRAM- DECEMBER

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 see attached flyer 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- NO DINNER IN DECEMBER

There will be no “No Dough” Dinner at NAS Jax in the month of December. Join us again January 28th for the next “No Dough” dinner.

 

HUMP DAY HOTDOGS- CANCELLED

                                                                                         

MAYPORT USO BLOOD DRIVE- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

The USO is hosting a blood drive with THE BLOOD ALLIANCE on Wed. Dec. 17, 10:00AM – 2:00PM.  Every donation will receive a Free t-shirt. To schedule an appointment, please click on the link: https://www.thebloodalliancedonor.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/69150   Appointments are appreciated but not required.

 

 

VETERANS AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS AT MAYPORT- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH

A Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at the MAYPORT USO on Thursday, December 18th from 9:30-4:30PM by appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment, see attached.

 

2014 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Date of Game                 Opponent                      Time         Date Tix  Sale Begins   

Dec. 18th                           Tennessee Titans                8:25PM          ON SALE NOW

 

 

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 and Kings Bay Branch Medical Center 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 ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE REGULAR SEASON GAMES. EACH TICKET PURCHASED COMES WITH A MEAL VOUCHER. 

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.

 

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting donations of food items and gift cards for our annual holiday food basket program. Donations can be dropped off at either center during normal business hours. For more information on the program and ways you can help, please contact the Mayport office at (904) 246-3481 or the NAS Jax office at (904) 778-2821.

 

JC PENNEY ROUND UP- DECEMBER

Throughout December, you can help JCPenney support military families. Head to your local JCPenney  or www.jcpenney.com and round up your purchase to the nearest dollar!

 

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

8 December 2014

 

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 

 GREATER JAX USO

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

JAGUARS VS. TITANS TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW.

 

IN ORDER TO ENABLE US TO DO MORE FOR OUR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES,PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING YOUR GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO THROUGH THE CFC CAMPAIGN: CFC #97347

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE: Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, NOSA Holiday Bazaar, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, Hump Day Hotdogs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Holiday Food Drive, JC Penney Round Up, Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort.

 

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”MONDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

Monday, December 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 chili, rice or macaroni, corn bread, and dessert. THANK YOU TO THE NAVY LEAGUE FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”AND BURGER KING FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.

 

NOSA HOLIDAY BAZAAR- SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

Join us for some holiday shopping, food, and fun on Saturday, December 13th from 9:00AM-2:00PM at the Mayport USO for the NOSA Holiday Bazaar. There will be local artisans as well as vendors. NOSA will be providing free holiday pictures for the whole family so com dressed in your best. For vendor registration, please contact Cheri O’Bryant at cheri.obryant@gmail.com.

 

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- NO DINNER IN DECEMBER

There will be no “No Dough” Dinner at NAS Jax in the month of December. Join us again January 28th for the next “No Dough” dinner.

 

HUMP DAY HOTDOGS- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

Stop by the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices on Wednesday, December 17th for your free “hump day hotdogs” sponsored by Grand Canyon University. See attached flyer for more information.

 

VETERANS AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS AT MAYPORT- THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH

A Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at the MAYPORT USO on Thursday, December 18th from 9:30-4:30PM by appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment, see attached.

 

2014 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Date of Game                 Opponent                      Time         Date Tix  Sale Begins   

Dec. 18th                           Tennessee Titans                8:25PM          ON SALE NOW

 

***Note:  City of Jax Military Appreciation Game.

 

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 and Kings Bay Branch Medical Center 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 ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE REGULAR SEASON GAMES. EACH TICKET PURCHASED COMES WITH A MEAL VOUCHER. 

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.

 

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting donations of food items and gift cards for our annual holiday food basket program. Donations can be dropped off at either center during normal business hours. For more information on the program and ways you can help, please contact the Mayport office at (904) 246-3481 or the NAS Jax office at (904) 778-2821.

 

JC PENNEY ROUND UP- DECEMBER

Throughout December, you can help JCPenney support military families. Head to your local JCPenney  or www.jcpenney.com and round up your purchase to the nearest dollar!

 

HILTON DAYTONA BEACH OCEANFRONT RESORT- ONGOING

In appreciation of your service, the Hilton Daytona Beach Oceanfront Resort would like to offer a 50% discount to Active Duty, Reservists, Retirees, law enforcement, and firefighters For more information, visit  http://www.daytonahilton.com/daytonasalute.html ..

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

1 December 2014

 

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 

 GREATER JAX USO

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

 

TICKETS TO THE JAGUARS VS TITANS GAME ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18TH WILL GO ON SALE TODAY AT NOON AT THE MAYPORT AND NAS JAX USO OFFICES AND FROM 12:00-1:00PM AT THE KINGS BAY OFF CREW BUILDING. TICKETS ARE $20 EACH/CASH ONLY. TICKETS ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY, NATIONAL GUARD, RESERVISTS, RETIREES, VETERANS WITH ID, AND DEPENDENTS.

 

IN ORDER TO ENABLE US TO DO MORE FOR OUR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES,PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING YOUR GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO THROUGH THE CFC CAMPAIGN: CFC #97347

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE: Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, Hump Day Hotdogs, Jacksonville Jaguars, Holiday Food Drive, PAL Day.

 

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”MONDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

Monday, December 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 chili, rice or macaroni, corn bread, and dessert. THANK YOU TO THE NAVY LEAGUE FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”AND BURGER KING FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.

 

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- NO DINNER IN DECEMBER

There will be no “No Dough” Dinner at NAS Jax in the month of December. Join us again January 28th for the next “No Dough” dinner.

 

HUMP DAY HOTDOGS- WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17TH

Stop by the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices on Wednesday, December 17th for your free “hump day hotdogs” sponsored by Grand Canyon University. See attached flyer for more information.

 

2014 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Date of Game                 Opponent                      Time         Date Tix  Sale Begins   

Dec. 7th                          Houston Texans                1:00PM          Nov. 24th

Dec. 18th                           Tennessee Titans                8:25PM          Dec. 1st

 

***Note:  City of Jax Military Appreciation Game.

 

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 and Kings Bay Branch Medical Center 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 ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE REGULAR SEASON GAMES. EACH TICKET PURCHASED COMES WITH A MEAL VOUCHER. 

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.

 

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting donations of food items and gift cards for our annual holiday food basket program. Donations can be dropped off at either center during normal business hours. For more information on the program and ways you can help, please contact the Mayport office at (904) 246-3481 or the NAS Jax office at (904) 778-2821.

 

PAL DAY IN ST. AUGUSTINE- DECEMBER 6TH
The 57TH USO PAL DAY will be Saturday, December 6th in St. Augustine, Florida.  Since 1957, the attractions in St. Augustine have shown their support and appreciation to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by opening their doors FREE OF CHARGE.  In addition, the members of Elks Lodge #829 (1420 A1A South) prepare and serve a FREE lunch
from 10:30-3:00PM sponsored by Northrop Grumman and the Greater Jacksonville Area USO.  SEE ATTACHED FOR A LIST OF PARTICIPATING ATTRACTIONS.

 

NOTES:
1.  Participating attractions open to ALL military I.D. card carrying members; active duty, retired, Reserves, National Guard, etc.
2.  One spouse per family must present military I.D. Card prior to entering an attraction.
3.  Uniforms are NOT required – civilian attire authorized.  However, command/unit ball cap is encouraged.
4.  NOT all attractions in St. Augustine are open, free of charge to military I.D. card carrying members.

 

 

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

 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>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

 

 

 

 

 

24 November 2014

 

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 

 GREATER JAX USO

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

 

WE WILL BEGIN DISTRIBUTING TICKETS TO THE JAGUARS VS. TEXANS GAME TODAY AT 12:00PM AT THE NAS JAX AND MAYPORT USO OFFICES AND FROM 12:00-1:00PM AT THE OFF CREW BUILDING AT KINGS BAY.

TICKETS TO THIS GAME ARE PURCHASED BY YOUR JACKSONVILLE USO THROUGH OUR GREAT PARTNERSHIPS WITH MANY LOCAL CORPORATIONS AND PROVIDED AT NO COST TO ACTIVE DUTY, RETIREES, NATIONAL GUARD, RESERVISTS, VETERANS WITH ID, AND DEPENDENTS.

 

 

IN ORDER TO ENABLE US TO DO MORE FOR OUR TROOPS AND THEIR FAMILIES,PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING YOUR GREATER JACKSONVILLE AREA USO THROUGH THE CFC CAMPAIGN: CFC #97347

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE: Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, Jacksonville Jaguars, Holiday Food Drive, Thanksgiving at the Hyatt, PAL Day, Wally Park.

 

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH

Monday, November 24th  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 pizza, salad, and dessert. THANK YOU TO “UTC” FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”AND BURGER KING FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.

 

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- NO DINNER IN DECEMBER

There will be no “No Dough” Dinner at NAS Jax in the month of December. Join us again January 28th for the next “No Dough” dinner.

 

2014 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Date of Game                 Opponent                      Time         Date Tix  Sale Begins   

Nov. 30th                           New York Giants                  1:00PM          Nov. 17th- SOLD OUT

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 and Kings Bay Branch Medical Center 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 ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE REGULAR SEASON GAMES. EACH TICKET PURCHASED COMES WITH A MEAL VOUCHER. 

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.

 

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting donations of food items and gift cards for our annual holiday food basket program. Donations can be dropped off at either center during normal business hours. For more information on the program and ways you can help, please contact the Mayport office at (904) 246-3481 or the NAS Jax office at (904) 778-2821.

 

THANKSGIVING AT THE HYATT- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville and let them do the cooking. Military receives 20% off of the final bill. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 12:00-4:00PM. SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

PAL DAY IN ST. AUGUSTINE- DECEMBER 6TH
The 57TH USO PAL DAY will be Saturday, December 6th in St. Augustine, Florida.  Since 1957, the attractions in St. Augustine have shown their support and appreciation to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by opening their doors FREE OF CHARGE.  In addition, the members of Elks Lodge #829 (1420 A1A South) prepare and serve a FREE lunch
from 10:30-3:00PM sponsored by Northrop Grumman and the Greater Jacksonville Area USO.  SEE ATTACHED FOR A LIST OF PARTICIPATING ATTRACTIONS.

 

NOTES:
1.  Participating attractions open to ALL military I.D. card carrying members; active duty, retired, Reserves, National Guard, etc.
2.  One spouse per family must present military I.D. Card prior to entering an attraction.
3.  Uniforms are NOT required – civilian attire authorized.  However, command/unit ball cap is encouraged.
4.  NOT all attractions in St. Augustine are open, free of charge to military I.D. card carrying members.

 

WALLY PARK

Flying away for  Thanksgiving?  Wally Park is a convenient place to park at the airport.  Wally offers covered parking.  They have no wait shuttle service from your car, to curbside at departing passenger terminal.  When being dropped off they will help you with your bags and make sure you get your car started. Our volunteers at the JIA USO use them daily! They are located on the NORTH SIDE of the airport service road.  ASK for the military rate/USO rate!

 

 

 

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

 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>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

 

 

 

 

 

17 November 2014

 

 

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 

 GREATER JAX USO

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

 

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS VS. NEW YORK GIANTS TICKETS GO ON SALE TODAY AT 12:00 AT THE MAYPORT USO, THE NAS JAX USO, AND FROM 12:00-1:00PM AT THE OFF CREW BUILDING AT KINGS BAY.

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE: UNF Military Appreciation Night, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, Hump Day Hotdogs at Mayport, Veterans Affairs Representative at Mayport USO, Jacksonville Jaguars, Holiday Food Drive, Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, American Legion Post 283 Blood Drive, Thanksgiving at the Hyatt, PAL Day.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT- NOVEMBER 17th

Active duty and veterans enjoy FREE admission to the University of North Florida men’s basketball event on Monday, November 17th at 5:00PM. Game day will also include military meal deals, giveaways, and an opportunity to meet the team.  

 

NAS JAX “NO DOUGH” DINNER- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

Wednesday, November 19th from 5:00PM-7:00PM, the NAS Jax USO will host a “No Dough Dinner” at FRA #91 on Collins Road (5391 Collins Road). This is free for Active Duty Service Members, National Guard, and their dependents. The wonderful staff and volunteers will serve beef or chicken tacos, chips and salsa, and dessert. THANK YOU TO TIJUANA FLATS FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH” DINNER.

 

HUMP DAY HOTDOGS- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

Stop by the MAYPORT USO for a free hump day hotdog from 11:00AM-1:00PM sponsored by Grand Canyon University. A representative from Grand Canyon will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about going back to school.

 

VETERANS AFFAIRS REPRESENTATIVE AVAILABLE FOR APPOINTMENTS AT MAYPORT- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

A Veterans Affairs Representative will be available for appointments at the MAYPORT USO on Thursday, November 20th from 9:30-1:30PM by appointment only. For more information or to schedule an appointment, see attached.

 

2014 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Date of Game                 Opponent                      Time         Date Tix  Sale Begins   

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 and Kings Bay Branch Medical Center 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 ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE REGULAR SEASON GAMES. EACH TICKET PURCHASED COMES WITH A MEAL VOUCHER. 

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.

 

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting donations of food items and gift cards for our annual holiday food basket program. Donations can be dropped off at either center during normal business hours. For more information on the program and ways you can help, please contact the Mayport office at (904) 246-3481 or the NAS Jax office at (904) 778-2821.

 

ACCLAIM ACADEMY’S THANKSGIVING FEAST- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND

Acclaim Academy would like to invite all Active Duty and Retired Military as well as their immediate family to their Thanksgiving Feast on Saturday, November 22nd from 1:00-3:00PM at Acclaim Academy Charter School. You must RSVP by Wednesday, November 19th. SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

AMERICAN LEGION POST 283 BLOOD DRIVE- SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD

American Legion Post 283 located at 9459 Fort Caroline Road, Jacksonville Florida 32225, will be hosting The Blood Alliance on November 23rd 2014 from 8:00-12:00PM. Please come out and be a local hero by donating a pint of blood. Your donation could help up to three people in our local community.  

 

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24TH

Monday, November 24th  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 pizza, salad, and dessert. THANK YOU TO “UTC TIRE” FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”AND BURGER KING FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.

 

THANKSGIVING AT THE HYATT- THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27TH

Celebrate Thanksgiving at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville and let them do the cooking. Military receives 20% off of the final bill. Thanksgiving dinner will be served from 12:00-4:00PM. SEE ATTACHED FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

PAL DAY IN ST. AUGUSTINE- DECEMBER 6TH
The 57TH USO PAL DAY will be Saturday, December 6th in St. Augustine, Florida.  Since 1957, the attractions in St. Augustine have shown their support and appreciation to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families by opening their doors FREE OF CHARGE.  In addition, the members of Elks Lodge #829 (1420 A1A South) prepare and serve a FREE lunch
from 10:30-3:00PM sponsored by the Greater Jacksonville Area USO.  A LIST OF PARTICIPATING ATTRACTIONS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ONCE PARTICIPATING ATTRACTIONS ARE FINALIZED.

.
NOTES:
1.  Participating attractions open to ALL military I.D. card carrying members; active duty, retired, Reserves, National Guard, etc.
2.  One spouse per family must present military I.D. Card prior to entering an attraction.
3.  Uniforms are NOT required – civilian attire authorized.  However, command/unit ball cap is encouraged.
4.  NOT all attractions in St. Augustine are open, free of charge to military I.D. card carrying members.

 


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

 

 

 

 

 

10 November 2014

 

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 

 GREATER JAX USO

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

 

THE NAS JAX AND MAYPORT USO OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY.

 

OPERATION THAT’S MY DRESS HAS REACHED CAPACITY.

 

IN THIS ISSUE: Operation That’s My Dress, City of Jacksonville Week of Valor, Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, Tijuana Flats, Massage Envy, Hump Day, Hotdogs at NAS, John Popper and George Lopez in Concert, UNF Military Appreciation Night, Hump Day Hotdogs Mayport, Jacksonville Jaguars, Georgia Bulldogs, Holiday Food Drive.

 

OPERATION THAT’S MY DRESS- THIS WEEKEND

Operation That’s My Dress has reached capacity. If your child does not meet the eligibility requirements, you are still welcome to attend the fashion show and USO Show Troupe performance but will NOT receive a dress.

 

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE WEEK OF VALOR- NOVEMBER 4TH-11TH

A Salute to Our Veterans- November 10th from 6:00-8:00PM at Memorial Park featuring the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band-Free admission. Visit www.memparkjax.org for more information.

 

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FOR A LIST OF VETERAN’S DAY FREEBIES. THIS LIST IS NOT ALL INCLUSIVE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH

Monday, November 10th  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 ribs, baked potatoes, green beans, salad, and dessert. THANK YOU TO “NORTHROP GRUMMAN” FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”AND BURGER KING FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.

 

TIJUANA FLATS -  TONIGHT, NOVEMBER 10TH

Tijuana Flats will be hosting a, “Give Back Night” at all 8 of their Jacksonville area locations.  Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the Greater Jacksonville area USO.  Please join us on November 10th, from 5:00pm-10:00pm.  See attached for more information.

 

MASSAGE ENVY- FREE MASSAGES FOR MILITARY

Massage Envy Spa of Jacksonville is excited to announce Massages for Military! On Veterans Day, November 11th, Massage Envy Spas will be providing free, 1 – hour massages to current and former military personnel. Schedule in advance to ensure a spot. Military ID is required.

Additionally, Massage Envy Spa is proud to partner with the Greater Jacksonville Area USO to support our active duty military that are currently overseas. Operation Help On the Home Front will send care packages to military men and women stationed abroad. The USO has developed a program along with Massage Envy Spa that allows you to donate in part or purchase a care package to be shipped. Contact or visit a Massage Envy Spa location to find out how you can help those who help our

country.

 

HUMP DAY HOTDOGS- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH

Stop by the NAS Jax USO for a free hump day hotdog from 11:00AM-1:00PM sponsored by Grand Canyon University. A representative from Grand Canyon will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about going back to school.

 

BLUES TRAVELER’S JOHN POPPER AND GEORGE LOPEZ IN CONCERT- NOVEMBER 14TH

Military personnel enjoy 50% off general admission and VIP tickets using the code NAVY when ordering tickets  at www.werockthetroops.com to see Blues Traveler’s John Popper and George Lopez in concert. The concert is at the Alachua County Fairgrounds (Gainesville) off Waldo Road, November 14, gates open at 5 pm, bring your own chair.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT- NOVEMBER 17th

Active duty and veterans enjoy FREE admission to the University of North Florida men’s basketball event on Monday, November 17th at 5:00PM. Game day will also include military meal deals, giveaways, and an opportunity to meet the team.  

 

HUMP DAY HOTDOGS- WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

Stop by the MAYPORT USO for a free hump day hotdog from 11:00AM-1:00PM sponsored by Grand Canyon University. A representative from Grand Canyon will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about going back to school.

 

2014 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Date of Game                 Opponent                      Time         Date Tix  Sale Begins   

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 and Kings Bay Branch Medical Center 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 ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE REGULAR SEASON GAMES. EACH TICKET PURCHASED COMES WITH A MEAL VOUCHER. 

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.

 

GEORGIA BULLDOGS -  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd

FREE tickets are available for Georgia Bulldogs versus Charleston Southern Buccaneers on November 22nd at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA at the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices.  Tickets are first come, first serve. 

 

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting donations of food items and gift cards for our annual holiday food basket program. Donations can be dropped off at either center during normal business hours. For more information on the program and ways you can help, please contact the Mayport office at (904) 246-3481 or the NAS Jax office at (904) 778-2821.

 

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

 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>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

 

 

 

 

 

3 November 2014

 

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 

GREATER JAX USO

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

 

THE MAYPORT USO OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH FOR VOTING.

 

THE MAYPORT AND NAS JAX USO OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERANS DAY.

 

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR OPERATION THAT’S MY DRESS BUT DO NOT MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE UNREGISTER YOURSELF SO THAT ELIGIBLE FAMILIES CAN PARTICIPATE. THERE WILL BE 100% ID CHECK AT THIS EVENT AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT ELLIGIBLE BUT HAVE REGISTERED WILL NOT RECEIVE A DRESS BUT ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE FASHION SHOW.

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE: Orlando Magic “Seats for Soldiers”, Operation That’s My Dress, City of Jacksonville Week of Valor, Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, Tijuana Flats, Florida Theatre, John Popper and George Lopez in Concert, UNF Military Appreciation Night, Massage Envy, Jacksonville Jaguars, Georgia Bulldogs, Holiday Food Drive.

 

ORLANDO MAGIC “SEATS FOR SOLDIERS” GAME- FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH

The NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices will begin distributing tickets to this Friday night’s Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves game starting MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD at noon. Tickets are open to ACTIVE DUTY and their dependents only and are limited to 2 per ACTIVE DUTY family. Transportation is not provided and wearing of uniforms is encouraged. Please note, there will not be a representative at Kings Bay to distribute tickets today.

 

OPERATION THAT’S MY DRESS- LIMITED SLOTS REMAINING

There are a limited number of slots remaining for ACTIVE DUTY families with daughters who are high school age to participate in Operation That’s My Dress. Please visit www.usooperationthatsmydress.org for more information and to register.  If your child does not meet the eligibility requirements, you are still welcome to attend the fashion show and USO Show Troupe performance but will NOT receive a dress.

 

CITY OF JACKSONVILLE WEEK OF VALOR- NOVEMBER 4TH-11TH

Military and Veterans Job and Resources Fair- Wednesday, November 5th from 10:00AM-3:00PM at Kingdom Plaza at the Normandy Mall. Doors open at 9:30AM. For more information, call (904) 630-3680.

Unleashing the Underdogs: The K9s for Warriors Story at UNF Friday, November 7th at 6:30PM at the University of North Florida Andrew A. Robinson Jr. Auditorium-Free admission and parking.

A Salute to Our Veterans- November 10th from 6:00-8:00PM at Memorial Park featuring the U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band-Free admission. Visit www.memparkjax.org for more information.

 

PLEASE SEE ATTACHED FOR A LIST OF VETERAN’S DAY FREEBIES. THIS LIST IS NOT ALL INCLUSIVE AND IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

 

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH

Monday, November 10th  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 ribs, baked potatoes, corn, salad, and dessert. THANK YOU TO “NORTHROP GRUMMAN” FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”AND BURGER KING FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.

 

TIJUANA FLATS -  NOVEMBER 11TH

Tijuana Flats will be hosting a, “Give Back Night” at all 8 of their Jacksonville area locations.  Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the Greater Jacksonville area USO.  Please join us on November 11th, from 5:00pm-10:00pm.  See attached for more information.

 

FLORIDA THEATRE -  NOVEMBER 14TH

Tickets are available to the November 14th, 8pm, Beyond Glory Show  at the Florida Theatre on East Forsyth Street by calling either 904-355-2787 or presenting your military I.D. Card at the Box Office.   Don’t miss out on a great show.  See attached for more information.

 

BLUES TRAVELER’S JOHN POPPER AND GEORGE LOPEZ IN CONCERT- NOVEMBER 14TH

Military personnel enjoy 50% off general admission and VIP tickets using the code NAVY when ordering tickets  at www.werockthetroops.com to see Blues Traveler’s John Popper and George Lopez in concert. The concert is at the Alachua County Fairgrounds (Gainesville) off Waldo Road, November 14, gates open at 5 pm, bring your own chair.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT- NOVEMBER 17th

Active duty and veterans enjoy FREE admission to the University of North Florida men’s basketball event on Monday, November 17th at 5:00PM. Game day will also include military meal deals, giveaways, and an opportunity to meet the team.  

 

MASSAGE ENVY- FREE MASSAGES FOR MILITARY

Massage Envy Spa of Jacksonville is excited to announce Massages for Military! On Veterans Day, November 11th, Massage Envy Spas will be providing free, 1 – hour massages to current and former military personnel. Schedule in advance to ensure a spot. Military ID is required.

Additionally, Massage Envy Spa is proud to partner with the Greater Jacksonville Area USO to support our active duty military that are currently overseas. Operation Help On the Home Front will send care packages to military men and women stationed abroad. The USO has developed a program along with Massage Envy Spa that allows you to donate in part or purchase a care package to be shipped. Contact or visit a Massage Envy Spa location to find out how you can help those who help our

country.

 

2014 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Date of Game                 Opponent                      Time         Date Tix  Sale Begins   

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 and Kings Bay Branch Medical Center 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 ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE REGULAR SEASON GAMES. EACH TICKET PURCHASED COMES WITH A MEAL VOUCHER. 

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.

 

GEORGIA BULLDOGS -  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd

FREE tickets are available for Georgia Bulldogs versus Charleston Southern Buccaneers on November 22nd at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA at the NAS Jax and Mayport USO offices.  Tickets are first come, first serve. 

 

HOLIDAY FOOD DRIVE

The Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices are collecting donations of food items and gift cards for our annual holiday food basket program. Donations can be dropped off at either center during normal business hours. For more information on the program and ways you can help, please contact the Mayport office at (904) 246-3481 or the NAS Jax office at (904) 778-2821.

 

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

 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>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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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 October 2014

 

USO INFORMATION BLAST

 

GREATER JAX USO

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

 

IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR OPERATION THAT’S MY DRESS BUT DO NOT MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, PLEASE UNREGISTER YOURSELF SO THAT ELIGIBLE FAMILIES CAN PARTICIPATE. THERE WILL BE 100% ID CHECK AT THIS EVENT AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT ELLIGIBLE BUT HAVE REGISTERED WILL NOT RECEIVE A DRESS BUT ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND THE FASHION SHOW.

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE:   GCU Lunch and Learn at Mayport, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, GCU Halloween Treat at NAS Jax USO.Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, Tijuana Flats, Florida Theatre, Massage Envy, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville Jaguars “Give and Go” Program, GCU Day, Georgia Bulldogs, Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

 

GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY LUNCH AND LEARN AT MAYPORT- TODAY

Visit the Mayport USO office from 11:00-1:00pm today 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.

 

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.

 

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH

Monday, November 10th  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 soup, grilled cheese, salad, and dessert. THANK YOU TO “NORTHROP GRUMMAN” FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”AND BURGER KING FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.

 

TIJUANA FLATS -  NOVEMBER 11TH

Tijuana Flats will be hosting a, “Give Back Night” at all 8 of their Jacksonville area locations.  Ten percent of all sales will be donated to the Greater Jacksonville area USO.  Please join us on November 11th, from 5:00pm-10:00pm.  See attached for more information.

 

FLORIDA THEATRE -  NOVEMBER 14TH

Tickets are available to the November 14th, 8pm, Beyond Glory Show  at the Florida Theatre on East Forsyth Street by calling either 904-355-2787 or presenting your military I.D. Card at the Box Office.   Don’t miss out on a great show.  See attached for more information.

 

MASSAGE ENVY- FREE MASSAGES FOR MILITARY

Massage Envy Spa of Jacksonville is excited to announce Massages for Military! On Veterans Day, November 11th, Massage Envy Spas will be providing free, 1 – hour massages to current and former military personnel. Schedule in advance to ensure a spot. Military ID is required.

Additionally, Massage Envy Spa is proud to partner with the Greater Jacksonville Area USO to support our active duty military that are currently overseas. Operation Help On the Home Front will send care packages to military men and women stationed abroad. The USO has developed a program along with Massage Envy Spa that allows you to donate in part or purchase a care package to be shipped. Contact or visit a Massage Envy Spa location to find out how you can help those who help our

country.

 

2014 JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Date of Game                 Opponent                      Time         Date Tix  Sale Begins   

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 and Kings Bay Branch Medical Center 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 ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE REGULAR SEASON GAMES. EACH TICKET PURCHASED COMES WITH A MEAL VOUCHER. 

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.

 

GEORGIA BULLDOGS -  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd

Tickets are available for Georgia Bulldogs versus Charleston Southern Buccaneers at Sanford Stadium in Athens, GA.  Tickets are first come, first serve. 

 

HOMELESS 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.

 

 

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

 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>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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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

 

 

 

 

 

29 September 2014

 

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 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.

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:

 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>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

 

 

 

 

22 September 2014

 

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.

 

IN THIS ISSUE:   Mayport “No Dough Dinner”, NAS Jax “No Dough Dinner”, NBA Tickets, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jacksonville Jaguars “Give and Go” Program, GCU Day, 2014 Marine Corps ½ Marathon and 5K, Mayport Navy League Dinner and Silent Auction, 239th Navy Birthday Ball, Southern Women’s Show, Jacksonville University Color Run, Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

 

MAYPORT USO “NO DOUGH DINNER” SEPTEMBER 22ND

Monday, September 22ND 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 and dumplings, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, and dessert. THANK YOU TO “NAVY LEAGUE” FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”AND BURGER KING FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR “NO DOUGH DINNER” PROGRAM.

 

NAS JAX USO “NO DOUGH DINNER”- WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH

Wednesday, September 24th 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 build your own nachos bar and dessert. THANK YOU TO “FOR THE TROOPS BRAND SAUCES” FOR SPONSORING THIS DINNER AND NORTHROP GRUMMAN FOR BEING THE TITLE SPONSOR OF OUR NAS JAX “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, 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. 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.

 

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 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

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. Tickets will 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.

 

 

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

 

<![if !supportLists]>·         <![endif]>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