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U.S. Navy

Two members from The Blue Angels will be arriving at Naval Air Station Jacksonville on Monday to discuss plans with representatives and the media for the upcoming NAS Jax Air Show on October 27 and 28.

A city inspector and her supervisor have been placed on leave following a controversial citation issued to Jaguar Power Sports for flying military flags, according to Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry’s office.

Sgt. Randall A. Clinton / U.S. Marine Corps. via Wikimedia Commons

Clay County has a big day planned. It’s hosting its Second Annual Veterans Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 14, at the Thrasher-Horne Center.

U.S. Navy

Naval Station Mayport’s newest ship has arrived.

Carlos Bouvier / WJCT News

The "Mad Foxes" of Patrol Squadron Five (VP-5) returned home to a big homecoming of famly and friends at Naval Air Station Jacksonville Wednesday, after completing a six-month P-8A Poseidon deployment to the U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 6th Fleet.

Lindsey Kilbride / WJCT News

A Navy wife says Naval Hospital Jacksonville left a portion of a needle in her spine when she gave birth there over a decade ago.

Gov. Rick Scott
Joslyn Simmons / WJCT

Governor Rick Scott visited of K9s For Warriors in Ponte Vedra Beach Thursday to highlight $180 million in funding that has been earmarked in Florida’s recently passed budget to help military members and their families.

Staff Sgt. Kae Thornton / U.S. Air Force

While Jacksonville is not one of the two Air National Guard locations the Air Force would prefer as a home base for its new F-35-A fighter jet, it’s still among the five sites in the running.

Cyd Hoskinson / WJCT News

The final chapter of a 60-year-old mystery was written Monday at a Jacksonville Navy base.

Orange Park Navy Officer Dies From Helicopter Accident Injuries

Feb 26, 2018
U.S. Navy

A U.S. Navy officer from Orange Park died over the weekend from injuries he sustained when struck by a spinning helicopter blade in an accident at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Thomas Hart Benton / Via The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

Friday’s upcoming exhibit at the Cummer Museum of Arts and Garden will have a focus on the Navy and its sailors’ activities during World War Two.

Tim Ireland / Associated Press

Jaguars president Mark Lamping wrote a letter Oct. 6 to Bill Spann, director of military affairs and the veterans department for the city of Jacksonville, after a meeting Spann had with Lamping, Jaguars owner Shad Khan and Tom Coughlin, the team's executive vice president of football operations.

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Jacksonville's Navy bases are inviting any military member transitioning out of service, their family members and all veterans to a job fair Wednesday, featuring more than 100 companies.

Andre Roman / WJCT News

An injured Navy veteran from Jacksonville competed against other military veterans for $50,000 before a national audience.

North Florida Land Trust

The North Florida Land Trust is launching an ambitious project to conserve more land in North Florida.

The nonprofit is planning to create a 112,000 acre "Preservation Portfolio" of land they say is in critical need of preservation. This includes territory in Baker, Clay, Duval, Flagler, Putnam, and St. Johns Counties.

The estimated cost of purchasing the acreage is $216 million.

Jim McCarthy, executive director of the North Florida Land Trust, joins us to discuss the project and how they are raising funds for it.

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