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MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014
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IN THIS ISSUE: No Dough Dinner, JU Military Appreciation Baseball Game,“A Salute to Women in the Military: Past & Present” Festival, Mavericks Concert, Chili Cook-Off, USO Memorial Golf Tournament, 2014 Suns Tickets, TSA Pre-Check
ADVENTURE LANDING FUN-RAISER - TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5TH
Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 10th from 5:00-9:00PM. The Greater Jacksonville Area USO is hosting a FUN-raiser night at Adventure Landing in Jacksonville Beach. Tickets are $10 per person ($25 off the ticket price at the gate) and include unlimited laser tag, miniature golf, go-karts, wacky worm, and frog hopper. Tickets can be purchased at the Mayport and NAS Jax USO offices starting WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5TH AT NOON. TICKETS ARE OPEN TO ACTIVE DUTY, RETIREES, NATIONAL GUARD, RESERVISTS, DOD, AND DEPENDENTS. TICKETS ARE $10 EACH CASH ONLY.
JU BASEBALL MILITARY APPRECIATION GAME - FRIDAY, MARCH 7TH
Come see an exciting game as the Jacksonville University Dolphins baseball team takes on the Indian Hoosiers. The game starts at 6:30PM at the John Sessions stadium located at 2800 University Blvd. North. All military personnel will receive free admission for two with valid military I.D.
MAYPORT USO NO DOUGH DINNER - NEXT WEEK
Monday, March 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 chicken fajitas, yellow rice, black beans, dessert, and drinks. THANK YOU CSX AND ROBERT G BRADLEY FRG FOR SPONSORING THIS “NO DOUGH DINNER”.
CALLING ALL CHILI COOKS - SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH
Join us for the 3rd annual Jax USO Chili Cook Off on March 15th from 12:00-5:00PM at the Fleet Reserve Association on Collins Road. For more information, visit jaxusochilicookoff.com.
USO MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT- REGISTRATION OPEN AND FILLING FAST
The annual USO Golf Tournament will be held at NAS JAX Golf Club on Friday, March 21st, 2014 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 below registration form:
A SALUTE TO WOMEN IN THE MILITARY: PAST & PRESENT FESTIVAL- FRIDAY, MARCH 28TH
The Greater Jacksonville Area USO will be hosting a FREE festival honoring women in the military. The festival will be Friday, March 28th from 11:00AM-3:00PM at Navy Federal across from the Yorktown Gate. There will be live music, appearances by Morgan Frazier and A&E’s Rodeo Girls, jump houses, and much more including a presentation by Capt. JoEllen Drag Oslund, U.S. Navy (Retired) THIS FESTIVAL IS FREE AN OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:
COUNTRY CONCERT AT “MAVERICKS”- TRIBUTE TO WOMEN IN THE MILITARY
Join us at Mavericks on SATURDAY, MARCH 29TH for a tribute to women in the military hosted by A&E’s Rodeo Girls. See Morgan Frazier, Jamie Davis, Rionn Page and concert headliner DARRYL WORLEY at Mavericks. See the attached flyer for more info. Tickets are on sale now at: www.mavericksatthelanding.com. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $25.00 for VIP. Active Duty, Retirees, and dependents receive $5 off with presentation of valid military I.D. card.
JACKSONVILLE SUNS 2013 BASEBALL SEASON- OPENING SEASON GAME NEXT WEEK-SEE ATTACHED SCHEDULE
Once again, the Jacksonville Suns AA Baseball Organization (Florida Marlins Affiliate) has teamed with your Greater Jacksonville Area USO for the 2014 season. With the support of the BOEING CORPORATION, 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 below 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 email@example.com (NAS JAX) or firstname.lastname@example.org (Mayport) by CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA only. In 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.
Can anyone request these tickets?
NO only the CO/OIC, XO and CMC/SEA only by email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org to request command blocks. These are not for individuals, only for commands.
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.
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.
Is there a cost for these tickets?
NO they are FREE for commands; we are working hard for you!
TSA PRE-CHECK- ONGOING
The Transportation Security Administration would like to thank members of the U.S. Armed Forces by including them in the TSA Pre-Check passenger pre-screening program. Eligible service members could receive the benefit of keeping the following items on during the prescreening: Shoes/boots, jacket, belt, 3-1-1 compliant bag in carry on, and laptop in bag. See below for registration 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
Open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
To volunteer, please visit www.usovolunteer.org
MAYPORT USO CENTER
2560 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
Open Monday-Friday 9am-9pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
USO WELCOME CENTER
Jacksonville International Airport
Main Terminal, First Floor
Open 7 days a week from 7 am to 11 pm
Jim Bury – Director
904-305-4467(cell) or 904-741-6655
To volunteer, please visit www.usovolunteer.org