June 12, 2013
Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), located here in Jacksonville, is an independent organization within the IRS that offers free services to taxpayers whose problems with the IRS are causing financial difficulties; who haven’t been able to resolve their problems with the IRS; and those who believe an IRS system or procedure isn’t working as it should.
June 07, 2013
Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) hosted Jacksonville’s mayor June 5 for a familiarization tour of the Navy’s aviation maintenance, repair, modification and overhaul depot, the largest industrial employer in the region.
Mayor Alvin Brown who assumed office July 1, 2011 and ran on his vision of “taking Jacksonville to the next level” through job creation, toured FRCSE to learn about the depot’s mission in support of the warfighter. Read more
(Via NAVAIR News)
May 30, 2013
In honor of Memorial Day, NerdWallet has found Jacksonville #1 among medium-sized cities for veterans transitioning to civilian life.
May 30, 2013
In accordance with NAVADMIN 146/13, the U.S. Navy will eliminate the requirement for vehicle decals for base access effective July 1, 2013.
May 06, 2013
The City of Jacksonville Disabled Services Office has partnered with the Home Builders Institute (HBI) and the Jacksonville Job Corps to construct free wheelchair ramps for Duval County’s disability community. The ramps, which are funded through parking citation revenue from citizens improperly parking in disabled spaces, are helping local disabled persons obtain better accessibility to their homes.
May 03, 2013
Two Jacksonville area Veterans were awarded the Congressional Gold medal during a ceremony at City Hall May 2 in downtown Jacksonville.
April 26, 2013
Department of Defense honors city for outstanding employer support for National Guard & Reserve
The City of Jacksonville was awarded the prestigious Seven Seals Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) for support of city employees who serve in the National Guard and the National Reserve.
April 25, 2013
Over 1,000 in attendance representing Jacksonville’s disability community
On Sunday, April 21, the City of Jacksonville Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Department and the Jacksonville Suns welcomed more than 1,000 attendees to the baseball game for Jacksonville's disability community. The event featured free admission, free food, drink and snack and free parking with a disabled parking placard. Attendees also received a free signature backpack filled with information on services, programs and events.
April 24, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has launched a new hotline, 1-855-VA-WOMEN, to receive and respond to questions from Veterans, their families and caregivers about the many VA services and resources available to women Veterans. VA is committed to making improvements for the growing population of women Veterans, including the way it communicates with them. The hotline joins numerous other VA hotlines that provide critical information and assistance to Veterans, such as those for Veterans in crisis and in danger of becoming homeless.
April 12, 2013
Veterans Suicide Awareness and Prevention Placed Front and Center
Yesterday, Mayor Alvin Brown hosted Jacksonville’s second annual Veterans Summit. The summit’s main focus was to discuss growing issue of suicides among military Veterans and to determine how local public and private organizations can develop coordinated strategies to combat the challenge. The City of Jacksonville Military Affairs, Veterans and Disabled Services Department (MAVDS) partnered with the University of North Florida’s Military and Veterans Resource Center (UNF MVRC) to bring the event to UNF’s campus. The summit drew more than 200 attendees from throughout the city and nearby counties.