November is Military Family Appreciation Month


Story Number: NNS031028-10Release Date: 10/28/2003 1:08:00 PM
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By Journalist 2nd Class Mike England, Naval Air Station Jacksonville Public Affairs

JACKSONVILLE,Fla. (NNS) -- "Military Families Appreciation Month" will be recognized in November. Military families will be applauded for their outstanding service, selflessness and commitment to our active duty forces.

"During Military Families Appreciation Month, we pay special tribute to the many contributions that military families make to their own communities and mission readiness," said Dr. Gwen Taylor, head of the Child Development Section for Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

"For Sailors to be successful in their careers and meet their mission, it's incredibly important for them to have a family support system in place to deal with frequent moves and family separations," Taylor explained.

Naval Air Station (NAS) Jacksonville's MWR has many exciting activities planned throughout the month. NAS Jax Freedom Lanes will offer $1.75 per game bowling and $1.65 shoe rental every Tuesday night. The Outdoor Recreation Center is offering a 10 percent discount on all camping gear throughout the month of November.

Youth Activities Center (YAC) will sponsor a military family appreciation carnival at the YAC building Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The base movie theater will show movies for free at various times throughout the month. Check the movie listings for more details.

Call the MWR office at 542-3111 for more information.

For related news, visit the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Navy NewsStand page at www.news.navy.mil/local/nasjax.

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