This poem was written by a woman who is married to a 30-year active duty career military officer, now retired. It's speaks to the sacrifice made by our military families - those that True Blue is honored to support.
The Spring issue of our True Blue News letter is out! Catch up on the latest news and information about our progress at Lake Wonderwood and the fantastic events, past and future, that enable True Blue to meet our mission.
True Blue Spring News - 2017
Randy Nader purchased the 2017 PLAYERS experience with Billy Hurley III and his caddie, Clay, for his daughter, Samantha at our live auction at our 2016 TB Golf Tournament. Added + was Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar joined them.
Kathy & Bill Fehling purchased the 2017 PLAYERS experience with Russell Knox at our live auction at our 2016 TB Golf Tournament. Added + was Mark Leischman and his caddie, Matt joined them.
True Blue's own Tracie Wolford and her family were featured in the April, 2017 issue of Landing Life in an article written by Shane Estock and photos by Ralphi Photography. See full article.
This article shares a few of the many reasons why TB is so privileged to have her on our Board of Directors.
From the start of True Blue in 2012, Tracie and her husband, Orland, have been huge supporters and difference makers in so many ways. From fundraising, to public relations, to clearing brush at Lake Wonderwood on Make a Difference Day. You'll always see Tracie with a big smile and hear her talking passionately about True Blue's mission and accomplishments. Thank you Tracie and The Wolford family for all you do!
Story Number: NNS170320-11Release Date: 3/20/2017 10:16:00 AM
The USS Iwo Jima - home port at Naval Station Mayport
MAYPORT, Fla. (NNS) -- Amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima (LHD 7) welcomed 852 new shipmates for a "Friends and Family Day Cruise" off the coast of Mayport, Florida, March 19.
Friends and family members were invited aboard Iwo Jima to experience a day in the life of a Sailor at sea firsthand.
"It's great to get the families out so they can see what their sons, daughters, husbands, wives, brothers and sisters do out here every day," said Capt. James Midkiff, Iwo Jima's commanding officer. "For some of these people, it's only a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and it's so great to be able to show them the ship. We appreciate all the sacrifices the families make, and this is a great opportunity for us to thank them and show them what we all do at the same time." Read the full article
Dear Sharon and Members of True Blue:
I am extremely grateful for all you are doing for our Navy men and women and, especially, their families. Your dedication on behalf of so many who serve our nation and our great Navy is truly unique and impactful. I am not only excited about what you are doing now but also about your ability and intent to sustain Lake Wonderwood for generations to come. You and your team are truly an inspiration for us all.
Mike Mullen, Adm,USN (ret.), 17th Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
True Blue: Navy Families Benefactors, Inc. is an all volunteer nonprofit formed In January 2012 to enhance the quality of life for Jacksonville, Florida, Navy families.