USS Orleck: A Naval Legacy Anchored in Jacksonville, Florida

USS Orleck: A Naval Legacy Anchored in Jacksonville, Florida

Nestled along the banks of the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida, the USS Orleck stands as a testament to naval history and the brave men and women who served aboard this formidable vessel. With a rich legacy that spans decades, the USS Orleck has become a...

Blood Drive Saturday October 14th

Blood Drive Saturday October 14th

There will be a Big Red Bus October 14th,from 10 a.m to 1 p.m. at the USS Orleck! Come on out and donate a pint to save a life! Schedule An Appointment The Mustard & Onions Hot Dog Cart will also be at the USS Orleck on Saturday morning October 14th. Come on out...

USS ORLECK BERTHING NAMEPLATES

USS ORLECK BERTHING NAMEPLATES

The Jacksonville Naval Ship Association is working on an exciting project to restore the berthing areas on the USS Orleck. The renovation of the berthing areas will enable youth overnight stays, which will provide a wonderful opportunity to Learn and Experience...

Jacksonville OPC Hiring Fair

Jacksonville OPC Hiring Fair

The NF/SG Veterans Affairs System is hosting a Hiring Fair at the Jacksonville Outpatient VA Clinic located at 1536 North Jefferson St., Jacksonville, FL 32209.  Representatives from the VA will be available to answer questions and assist with the application...

The Florida Theatre Member Event – USS Orleck Tour

The Florida Theatre Member Event – USS Orleck Tour

Join The Florida Theatre members for a free tour of the USS Orleck and learn the inner workings and history of the warship. Visitors will tour areas including the main decks of the ship, inside its guns, the helm, and the mess hall. Space is limited to 26 people....

Field of Honor® 2023

Field of Honor® 2023

A Flag Field of Honor will be at the USS Orleck in the grassy area over Veterans Day Weekend to honor the deceased veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. If you would like to purchase one of the flags to honor a relative or other veterans, they are a donation...

Salute to Veterans Run 5K and 1 Mile Patriotic Paws Parade

Salute to Veterans Run 5K and 1 Mile Patriotic Paws Parade

The Jacksonville Salute to Veterans Run 5K and 1 Mile Patriotic Paws Parade is back and will be taking place on November 11th, 2023 at the USS Orleck in Downtown Jacksonville. What’s even better this year is we are adding a LIVE concert to our Post Race Party on the...

Blood Drive This Saturday

Blood Drive This Saturday

There will be a Big Red Bus this weekend at the USS Orleck! July 22, 2023 - 10 to 3 p.m. All donors will receive a OneBlood Swag Bag and a $20 Egift card as well as a wellness checkup including, blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening!...

Korean War Armistice Day Remembrance

Korean War Armistice Day Remembrance

Annual Korean War Armistice Day Remembrance Honoring Korean War Veterans on the 70th Armistice Day Anniversary July 27, 2023 - 6 to 9 p.m. Guests of Honor: All Korean War Veterans Join us for the rare opportunity to meet and thank Korean War Veterans from our area....

Kutting For Kids Press Release

Kutting For Kids Press Release

Jacksonville Historic Naval Ship Assn2220 County Rd 210 WestSuite 108 PMB 314Jacksonville, FL  32259 On June 25, 2023 on board the USS Orleck, Jacksonville’s new Naval Ship Museum, a special event was held to benefit the restoration of the berthing areas for youth...

A Special Gift from Worldwide Automotive

A Special Gift from Worldwide Automotive

Worldwide Automotive presented Kutting for Kids with $2,500.00 to support the restoration of aft berthing!  We thank Joe & Valeria and the team for their generous contribution! Dan Bean (right), President of the Jacksonville Historic Naval Association stands...

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend

Join Us This Saturday, May 27th for a special Memorial Day Event on the USS Orleck The event is from 6-8PM with a $10 admission. Food trucks will be on site along with a cash bar from 5 - 9 pm. Entertainment will be provided by the Toppermost Beatles Tribute Band....

Kutting For Kids

Kutting For Kids

June 25, 2023, 12-4 PM on the USS Orleck Proceeds go to fix the berthing areas for youth overnight stays and STEAM education on the ship. All hair donated to Locks of Love. Sponsored by: Be A Hair Donor Participants in "Kutting for Kids" will not only receive a fresh...

Salute to Veterans Run 5k 2022

Salute to Veterans Run 5k 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022 5K at 8:00 AM | 1 Mile Fun Run & Patriotic Paws Parade at 8:45 AM Race Director: Mrs. Isabel Guerrero The Salute to Veterans Run (S2VR) Run/Walk has become a Jacksonville time honored tradition and is the longest running Veterans Day 5K...

USS Orleck To Arrive in Jacksonville on 26 March

USS Orleck To Arrive in Jacksonville on 26 March

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE25 March 2022Jacksonville, Florida – The most decorated Gearing Class Destroyer, the USS Orleck is expected to arrive to downtown Jacksonville on Saturday, the 26th of March. The estimated time of arrival to the St. John’s River channel entrance...

USS Orleck is now underway to Jacksonville

USS Orleck is now underway to Jacksonville

It's the time we have all been waiting on! The USS Orleck is on the move toward Jacksonville and will be arriving in 10-12 days. We are very excited to see her in Jax. Use the link below to track the progress on Maritime Tracker: Track The USS Orleck's Trip To...

USS Orleck Inspection Completed – Ship Fate Determined

USS Orleck Inspection Completed – Ship Fate Determined

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE11 January 2022 Download The Press Release Jacksonville, Florida – After extensive inspections and additional Ultra Sonic (UT) testing while in drydock, it has been determined that the ex-USS Orleck is fit to continue to serve as a museum ship....

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