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Jaguars Foundation $10,000 grant funds scholarships for Davis Aviation Center student veterans’ flight fees

A $10,000 grant award announced by the Jaguars Foundation furthers the Jacksonville University Davis Aviation Center’s role as a premier flight-training program in the region by providing scholarships to eligible veterans seeking to obtain their initial pilot license. DSC_1179

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Taking Command: JU NROTC produces top military leaders

For more than four decades, the Jacksonville University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps has been among the largest and most active student affinity groups on campus. The program also is a perennial leader-producing machine: more than 1,500 Dolphins have advanced …

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JU’s Naval ROTC Unit: An historical timeline

1926 – The U.S. Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (NROTC) Program is founded to provide “a broad base of citizens knowledgeable in the arts and sciences of Naval Warfare.” Six NROTC units are established, at the University of California at …

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Scholarship agreement will support children of deceased veterans

Jacksonville University is the first higher education institution in the U.S. to partner with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation in awarding scholarships to students whose veteran parents died in the line of duty.

As part of the agreement, JU …

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Month of Heroes: Ceyda Bridger

Meet Ceyda Bridger.monthofheroes-ceydabridger

Age: 23

Year and major: Sophomore/Biology

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Marine Corps/E-4

Service: 3½ years, previously stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Tell us about your service experience. I started off in …

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Month of Heroes: Kendeldrick Broaden

Meet Kendeldrick Broaden.monthofheroes-kendeldrickbroaden

Age: 22

Year and major: Freshman/Sociology

Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.

Branch/Rank: U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman/E4

Service: 4 years of service, one enlistment, GPS Satellite Engineer/Evaluator

Tell us about your service experience. …

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Month of Heroes: Mitchell B. Brockett

Meet Mitchell B. Brockett.monthofheroes-mitchellbbrockett

Age: 54

Year and major: Senior/Business Administration

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy/E-9

Service: 25 years, seven ships, seven Middle East tours, last USS Enterprise Admiral’s Staff. Served as Leading CPO, CMC, …

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