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1. Blount Island Command – Blount Island Command is responsible for the United States Marine Corps Maritime Prepositioning Ships Maintenance Cycle operations and oversight of the Marine Corps Prepositioning Program-Norway. It is located on the east side of Blount Island, the concept of a Maritime Prepositioning Force was first envisioned during the late 1970s. The initial program, established in 1979, was called the Near Term Prepositioning Force, NTPF used existing operational force equipment and supplies to load on available ships belonging to the Military Sealift Command. These ships were based in Diego Garcia and initial equipment and ship maintenance was done in Naha, Okinawa, the Marine Corps immediately recognized the advantages of prepositioning equipment and seized the opportunity to improve combat readiness. In March 1983, the Commandant of the Marine Corps directed Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany to acquire the assets for the MPF program, MSC leased thirteen ships for the MPF program. The ships were formed into three Maritime Prepositioning Squadrons, MPSRON1 and 2 were loaded in Wilmington, North Carolina and MPSRON3 was loaded in Panama City, Florida. The ammunition for all three squadrons was loaded at Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point, North Carolina, in 1986, the Marine Corps established the Biennial Maintenance Command at Blount Island, Jacksonville, Florida on 262 acres leased from Gate Maritime Properties for $11M per year. In 1989, Blount Island Command was established as a command to Marine Corps Logistics Bases, Albany. The lease between GMP and the Marine Corps was due to end in 2004, and in 2000, the Marine Corps budget included $115.7 million for the acquisition, but extended negotiations did not result in an agreement. GMP contended that the land was worth between $160M and $200M, so in August 2004, the Marine Corps seized 1,100 acres on Blount Island by eminent domain and initially paid $101M. When land is seized by eminent domain for uses that benefit the public, on November 14,2005, a jury determined that the government must pay $160M for the parcel. The base falls under the command of the Marine Corps Logistics Command located at Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany, the portion of the Blount Island currently occupied by Blount Island Command began transitioning to become a Marine Corps Logistics Base in 2005. As of 2010, $55M had been spent on projects to capabilities and improve security, including better fencing. Over 33 acres of staging immediately adjacent to the 1, 000-foot pier, overflow staging and maintenance capacity for MPS offload and throughput training. Each Maritime Prepositioning Ship can supply a Marine Expeditionary Unit for 30 days, Ships are loaded with thousands of different items required for logistical support. The vessel then departs Blount Island and journeys to an assigned ocean location, if the ship is utilized in a mission, it will return to Blount Island to be resupplied and the cycle begins again. Every 36 months, all cargo is offloaded and the ship goes into dry dock, every piece of equipment is inspected, cleaned and tested. If upgrades are available, they are applied or items are swapped out, the work is performed by 250 military/government employees assisted by 1,000 civilian contractors
2. Florida State College at Jacksonville – Florida State College at Jacksonville is a state college in Jacksonville, Florida, U. S. and part of the Florida College System. It is one of several institutions in the Florida College System designated a state college, the College was established in 1965. It has four major campuses and several additional centers located around the First Coast region. The institution was founded in 1965 as Florida Junior College, with the growth of the community college movement, it was renamed Florida Community College at Jacksonville in 1986. FCCJ was one of the first community colleges to make the change, Florida State College at Jacksonvilles main administrative campus is situated in Downtown Jacksonville adjacent to the historic neighborhood of Springfield. Established in 1977, Its programs focus on college degrees, continuing education, the Downtown Campus places particular emphasis on educational outreach, programs of focus include building construction, auto mechanic, electrical and metal trades, and English as a second language. The campus is situated north of State Street and south of First Street between Main and Jefferson streets, nearby Rosa Parks Transit Station offers both bus and Jacksonville Skyway monorail service. Other downtown facilities include, The Administrative Offices serve the functions of FSCJ. The ATC is located along State Street west of Downtown Campus, the Urban Resource Center is home to the Open Campus as well as FSCJs military and government programs. It is located on State Street near the Downtown Campus, Open Campus is FSCJs virtual school. It offers accredited college courses through distance learning. It is housed in the Downtown Campus Urban Resource Center, North Campus is located off Dunn Avenue on Jacksonvilles Northside. Built in 1970, it houses many of FSCJs health programs, including nursing, dental hygiene, North Campus also includes the Culinary Institute of the South, a culinary school with its own restaurant, and a cosmetology program. The North Campus includes baseball, softball, and soccer facilities, Kent Campus is located on Roosevelt Boulevard in the Riverside and Avondale neighborhood. It opened in 1966 using over 100 World War II-era housing units as classrooms, originally known as Cumberland Campus, it was later renamed after Fred H. Kent, a prominent Jacksonville attorney, and the first Chairman of the FSCJ District Board of Trustees. In 1979, the buildings that were structurally sound went into service as residential housing in the community. Kent Campus was rebuilt in an all-brick, closed courtyard design, South Campus is located on Beach Boulevard on Jacksonvilles Southside. Its programs focus on technical and liberal arts associates degrees, South Campus is home to FSCJs art, music and theater programs and the Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, as well as the Jacksonville Regional Fire/Rescue Training and Education Center
3. Freebird Live – Freebird Live was a music venue located in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. They closed their doors with a concert on January 21,2016. The venue opened in September 8,1999, with a concert by The Charlie Daniels Band, the cafe featured Lynyrd Skynyrd memorabilia, food and recorded music. In 2005, the owners of the venue considered moving the location to accommodate a larger capacity. Buildings in Atlantic Beach, Florida and Jacksonville, Florida were considered, however, the owners decided to renovate its current location in lieu of moving
4. Jacksonville metropolitan area – The OMB defines the metropolitan statistical area as consisting of five counties, Duval, Clay, St. Johns, Nassau, and Baker. According to the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,345,596. The Jacksonville metropolitan area is the 40th largest in the country and the fourth largest in the state of Florida, behind the Miami, Tampa, the CSA had a population of 1,603,497 in 2016 and was the 34th largest CSA. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,345,596 people,524,146 households, and 350,483 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 69. 9% White,21. 8% African American,0. 4% Native American,3. 4% Asian,0. 1% Pacific Islander,1. 8% from other races, and 2. 6% from two or more races. 6. 9% were Hispanic or Latino of any race, the median income for a household in the MSA was $45,143, and the median income for a family was $51,327. Males had an income of $35,537 versus $25,093 for females. The public school districts for Greater Jacksonville are all managed by school boards, the Duval County School Board is the largest in the area and the 22nd largest in the United States with over 155,000 students. In 2010, it was home to two of the top ten schools in the country, Stanton College Preparatory School and Paxon School for Advanced Studies. The St. Johns County School District, Clay County School District, Nassau County School District, higher education in the Jacksonville area is offered at many institutions. There are three institutions in the area. University of North Florida, founded in 1969, is a university in southeastern Jacksonville. It has over 17,000 students and offers a variety of bachelors, masters, Florida State College at Jacksonville, is a public state college located in downtown Jacksonville with satellite campuses around the city. St. Johns River State College is a college with campuses in St. Augustine, Orange Park. Many private schools are located in the area. Edward Waters College, founded in 1866, is Jacksonvilles oldest institution of higher education, Jacksonville University, established in 1934, is a private, four-year institution located along the St. Johns River with over 3,500 students. The former mayor of Jacksonville, Alvin Brown, graduated from JU, flagler College is a liberal arts college located in St. Augustine. Noted for its campus, which includes Henry Flaglers former Ponce de León Hotel, the Jacksonville metropolitan area is served by four interstate highways operated by the Florida Department of Transportation
5. Great Fire of 1901 – The Great Fire of 1901 was a conflagration that occurred in Jacksonville, Florida, on May 3,1901. It was one of the worst disasters in Florida history and the third largest urban fire in the US, next to the Great Chicago Fire, in 1901, Jacksonville was a city which consisted mainly of wooden buildings with wood shingled roofs. The city itself had been suffering under a drought, leaving the building exteriors across the city dry. At around noon on Friday, May 3,1901, workers at the Cleaveland Fibre Factory, located on the corner of Beaver and Davis Streets, left for lunch. Several minutes later, sparks from the chimney of a nearby building started a fire in a pile of Spanish moss that had laid out to dry. First, factory workers tried to put it out with a few buckets of water, however, the blaze was soon out of control due to the wind picking up out of the east. A brisk northwest wind fanned the flames, which spread from house to house, in eight hours, the fire burned 146 city blocks, destroyed more than 2,368 buildings, and left almost 10,000 residents homeless. It is said the glow from the flames could be seen in Savannah, Georgia, Florida Governor William S. Jennings declared martial law in Jacksonville and dispatched several state militia units to help. Reconstruction began immediately, and the city was returned to authority on May 17. St. Andrews Episcopal Church, built of bricks in 1887, was the major church in the city to withstand the fire. The Duval County Courthouse and all its real estate records were destroyed in the fire and it is the only county in Florida for which that is the case. The only existing real estate records are title abstracts saved by Title and Trust. New York City architect Henry John Klutho helped rebuild the city, the Jacksonville City Hall currently uses the St. James Building. Local charity Fresh Ministries recently restored the Klutho Apartments, in Springfield, Jacksonville has one of the largest collections of Prairie Style buildings outside the Midwest. Information about the fire from the Jacksonville Historical Society 1901 Great Fire Remembered An Artistic Description of a Gloomy Affair
6. Montgomery Correctional Center – The prisoners farmed the land and grew their own vegetables, and raised pigs and cattle for meat and milk to be used in the Prison Farm operations. By 1961, the population consisted of misdemeanor offenders, which averaged approximately 200 males and 50 females. By the end of 1962, the City Prison Farm was a self-supporting facility, with the consolidation of the city of Jacksonville in 1968, the City Prison Farm was renamed as the Jacksonville Correctional Institution. As Jacksonville was becoming the largest city in the United States, in terms of land area, in dedication to Director James I. Montgomery, in 1986, the Jacksonville Correctional Institution was renamed the Montgomery Correctional Center, with the ever-growing inmate population of Jacksonville, Florida, the prison had to expand its facilities. In 1976, the B Wing was constructed to add to the mens unit, in 1985, the D Wing was added to the womens division which was known as the C Wing. The North Unit was constructed in 1989, to replace the original A and B wings, in 1994, the original A and B wings were closed down. During 1999, the B Wing was renovated to become the new housing unit for the population. Of the C/D wings, the remaining D Wing was renovated in 2002, in addition, an Annex houses an additional 48 prisoners, with a total population of 648 for the center. The Federal, state and local government agencies have also utilized the prisoner work crews throughout Duval County, Florida, to help defray their operating costs. Prisoners who are not able to work on the crews are required to either participate in treatment or educational programs. Correctional Centers services include various sections, known by the titles, Classification Unit, Maintenance Unit, Prison Industries, Food Service, Laundry, Classification Unit, This group is responsible for assigning inmates to work crews throughout the Jacksonville community. The work crews have worked and assisted the city with the Streets and Highways, Parks and Recreation, Jacksonville Electric Authority, Maintenance Unit, This unit utilizes skilled prisoners to maintain the facilitys physical plant. Prison Industry Unit, This group consists of a factory, a shoe repair factory. The Mattress Factory repairs and recovers mattresses, pillows, blankets, prisoner clothing, the Shoe Repair Factory repairs and reconditions prisoner footwear which is to be redistributed to incoming sentenced prisoners. The Silk Screen Factory provides silk screening for prisoner clothing and their primary responsibility is to print the Department of Corrections insignia on all prisoner garments used within the Department. Food Service Unit, This unit is operated through a food service and annually provides approximately 700,000 meals. Prisoner Laundry Service, This group is responsible for over 10,000 loads of laundry every year, medical Services, This section provides all aspects of the medical services for the prisoners at Montgomery Correctional Center, including mental health and dental services
7. Coggin College of Business – The Coggin College of Business is the business school at the University of North Florida. About 3,800 students are enrolled in the college, including undergraduate and graduate students, programs are offered in the fields of Accounting, Economics, Finance, Financial Services, International Business, Management, Marketing and Transportation & Logistics. The Coggin College of Business is one of UNFs three original colleges, two of the colleges programs, the international business program and its transportation and logistics program are designated as flagship programs at UNF. Coggin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the Princeton Review included Coggin College in the 2008 edition of Best 290 Business Schools and again in 2016 marking 10 straight years on the list. Since 1973, the colleges alumni totals over 13,500, the college was named the Coggin College of Business in 2002 honoring Luther and Blanch Coggin, after a $5 million gift. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in multiple areas of study. Undergraduates pursue the Bachelor of Business Administration degree, for various major and minor fields of study are offered. Graduates have available three different degree programs, the Master of Accountancy program is designed to prepare students for public accounting careers, providing enough credit hours to sit for state CPA exams. The Master of Science in Management program is a generalist business degree with a focus on management, the MBA program curriculum is structured around three groupings of core subject classes including marketing, management, finance, accounting, and economics. In addition three elective courses are taken, students have the option to use these electives to concentrate in an area of study, such as further study in core subjects or other areas for example, international business, but are not required to. All core courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer, electives are offered only in the spring. The MBA program maintains a balance in instruction methods utilizing lecture, case studies, in addition to these programs Coggin offers a graduate certificate in e-Business. The Osprey Financial Group is the student managed investment fund. The group is a combination class/student organization, over the course of two semesters selected students are given the opportunity to manage a portfolio of investments. Students gain real world money management experience as well as experience in using investment tools such as Bloomberg Terminals, the group is housed in the State Farm Companies Foundation Center for Financial Research in the Coggin Business Administration Building. The Coggin College of Business offers numerous opportunities for students to study abroad, one option is short term faculty lead trips usually around 10 days in length. Another is semester long exchanges in such as UAE, UK, China, Argentina. Dual degree programs are also available, undergraduates can earn dual degrees with UNF and KEDGE Business School in France
8. ATP Flight School – ATP Flight School, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is the largest flight training company in the United States. The privately held company was founded in Atlanta, GA by its current management, aTP’s initial focus was providing flight training to U. S. military pilots who were seeking their Airline Transport Pilot Certificates to transition over to commercial air carrier operations. ATP Flight School has 39 locations throughout the United States, other programs offered include regional jet training, which utilize CRJ-200 flight-training devices. This Regional Jet Standards Certification program was endorsed by American Eagle Airlines in 2010, aircraft used for the contract are painted in a special livery featuring the ASU logo and pitchfork. ATP Flight School has the largest multi-engine training fleet in the world, consisting exclusively of Piper Seminoles, a mix of Diamond DA40-180 Diamond Stars and Cessna CE-172 Skyhawks make up their single-engine fleet, the majority going to the latter. In 2006, ATP Flight School placed an order for a fleet of 20 Diamond D-JETs and 5 Diamond flight-training devices, all of the new airplanes under the agreement are to be equipped with Garmin’s G500 glass cockpit avionics suite. ATP Flight School has hiring relationships with 10 U. S. based regional airlines, including ExpressJet, Endeavor Air and these relationships and alliances are based on letters of understanding, or letters of agreement. While these letters vary between air carriers, in general they bestow reduced hiring minimums for graduates of ATP
9. Hotel George Washington (Jacksonville) – The Hotel George Washington, on the corner of Adams and Julia Streets in Jacksonville, Florida, was a 15-story luxury hotel that was in operation from 1926 to 1971. In its later years, it was one of two luxury hotels in the downtown area. By the 1960s, it was the only hotel in the area after the demise of the Hotel Roosevelt. On Armistice Day 1925, local businessman Robert Kloeppel announced to crowds in downtown Jacksonville that a hotel would be built. The local firm of Marsh and Saxelbye served as architects, other investors built the Hotel Roosevelt to compete with Kloeppel, and both hotels were constructed throughout 1926. On December 15, the George Washington was complete, the mayor at the time, John Alsop, along with the current and former Florida governor, were on hand for ribbon-cutting ceremonies. Radios were installed in one of the 350 rooms so visitors could listen to opening-day festivities. Kloeppel spent $1.5 million of his own money to construct the hotel, the Hotel George Washington sign, built on the rooftop, was the first neon sign in Jacksonville. The Hotel George Washington, in its heyday, was the center of activities in Jacksonville. The George Washington Auditorium, built in 1941, was the biggest concert hall in town at the time, big enough for classical music events and cotillion balls. The Hotel housed a steak house, a lounge, a dance hall called the Rainbow Room, a Rexall drugstore. Charles Lindbergh stayed at the George Washington while visiting Jacksonville, the Beatles were scheduled to stay there, but due to a mix-up regarding hotel occupancy, they were denied rooms. When attempting their arrival into Jacksonville, the Beatles were detoured to Key West and it was then learned that the Hotel George Washington in Jacksonville would be unable to provide them with rooms at the last second. Not allowing the difficulties of their arrival and their stay to stop them, the Beatles still appeared for the conference at the Hotel George Washington. While eating with the press, Ringo stated, We usually eat in the room, due to the damage from Hurricane Dora, approximately one quarter of the people who had already purchased tickets were unable to attend the concert. In 1964, most of the businesses operated from the Roosevelts ground floor moved into the George Washington. Despite the new infusion of business, behind-the-scenes turnover caused the George Washington to fall into disrepair, in 1963, original owner Robert Kloeppel sold the George Washington to dog track magnate Bill Johnston, who in turn sold the hotel to other investors in 1969. After 1969, one by one, the businesses inside the floor went out of business
10. Hotel Roosevelt fire – At the time, the Hotel Roosevelt was one of two luxury hotels in the citys downtown, with many restaurants and businesses on its ground floor, including a ballroom and a barber shop. At the end of year, the Hotel Roosevelt hosted hundreds of travelers who came to attend the Gator Bowl. The fire started in the ballrooms ceiling, the old ceiling, which was deemed a fire hazard, was not removed when the new ceiling was installed, providing kindling for the fire, which started from faulty wires. Mayor W. Haydon Burns immediately called for assistance from the U. S. Navy, the airmen helped the patrons out of the building, and transported them to a nearby parking lot, where ambulances were already waiting. The fire was extinguished by 9,30 a. m. after a day of recovering the dead, firefighters found 21 residents dead in their beds from smoke inhalation. In addition, assistant chief J. R. Romedy collapsed of an attack during the initial rescue efforts. One of those who survived the fire was 1964 Miss America Donna Axum, property damage to the Hotel Roosevelt was immense, and the hotel was closed in 1964, with most of the hotels businesses and staff relocating to the equally upscale Hotel George Washington. After much renovation, the building was re-opened as a retirement home and the Jacksonville Regency House, the former Hotel Roosevelt, located on Adams Street in downtown, is still standing. The building was placed in the National Register of Historic Places in February 1991, memorials are still held to remember those who died in the fire, the most recent gathering occurred in December 2003, for the 40th anniversary of the blaze. The building was renovated in recent years and is now known as The Carling, the Jacksonville Fire Museum page on the Hotel Roosevelt Fire