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JAA Police Officers Awarded Life Saving Medal

Earlier this year, three Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Department Officers received the Jacksonville Fire/Rescue Department Award of Merit with Life Saving Medal for their heroic efforts to revive an airport passenger in 2018. Director Mark Stevens, Sergeant James Pledger and Officer Rod Nelson were alerted to a male passenger who had collapsed, unconscious, on the […]

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JAX Conducts Emergency Response Drill

Preparedness. It’s anticipating what can go wrong, and developing a plan to minimize the impact and get back to normal as quickly as possible when things do go wrong. The Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) recently held an emergency response drill to practice for just such an event. After months of planning and coordination with agencies […]

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NAS Jax Air Show, the Birth of the Blue Angels in Jacksonville, FL

Air Shows have been a large part of aviation history for the Navy as well as the community in Jacksonville, FL and the surrounding areas. It’s likely that the very first unofficial show happened in 1918, when a group out of the Earl Dodge Aviation Training Camp flew over Jacksonville to celebrate the end of […]

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Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) Buries Time Capsule to be Opened in 2068

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 will be remembered as a historic day at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). Airport tenants joined Jacksonville Aviation Authority (JAA) employees to bury a time capsule. It contained contributions from many of the airlines serving JAX, each JAA department as well as other items from tenant and community partners. The time capsule was buried […]

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JAX Kicks Off Its 50th Anniversary Celebration

On October 23, 2017, Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) hosted a 50th Anniversary kick-off celebration at the Aviation Gallery. JAX opened its doors in 1968, and we will celebrate with the community, our staff and tenants over the coming year, culminating with a grand celebration gala on October 11, 2018. During the event, the first Aviation Gallery […]

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THE PLAYERS lands at JAX

THE PLAYERS Championship is this week, May 9-14, in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Each year the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) welcomes over eighty thousand passengers through the terminal during THE PLAYERS. The reason is simple. Golfers, locals and fans from across the country know THE PLAYERS Championship is in a league of its own. The […]

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The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance

By: Chris Brewer, Director of Public Relations, The Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance When I moved to northeast Florida the main deciding factor was to be closer to my parents. However, it didn’t hurt that moving to Jacksonville would allow me to reside in the same part of the country as my favorite automotive event, The Amelia […]

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JAX Employees win ROSE Awards for Going Beyond, Daily!

Nine years ago, the North Florida Hotel & Lodging Association (NFHLA) board members had the idea to host an award show to highlight the many incredible men and women who work on the front lines in a variety of customer service careers. The ROSE Awards (Recognition of Service Excellence) is the premier, annual event of the […]

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“Worth the trip” for The DONNA Marathon

By Donna Deegan Heading out of Jacksonville on a flight for vacation recently, I walked through the big glass doors that lead to security and my face broke into a big grin. There it was. A large floor cling pronouncing the arrival of DONNA Marathon weekend. I was running late (a common occurrence, just ask […]

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JAX helping to make dreams come true

  At Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) this season, you will see a number of beautifully decorated Christmas trees, sponsored by local businesses, in support of Dreams Come True of Jacksonville. Dreams Come True is a locally based non-profit organization dedicated to helping children with life-threatening illnesses fulfill their dreams through travel. Whether it be a […]

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