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The Blue Jackets are proud to showcase different organizations that help support military personnel and families in the area. If you are involved in an organization that supports the military and would like to learn more about being listed on our website, please contact Nick Myers by email at nmyers@bluejackets.com  

The USO of Central & Southern Ohio is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to support military service men and women in a 55 county area in central and southern Ohio. They provide morale, welfare and recreation-type services to our men and women in uniform and their families.

They serve the needs of local military units. They staff four USO lounges in Central & Southern Ohio, provide computer access, television, snacks and a "welcome home" to those who serve.

Additionally, they provide financial support to the many Family Services programs that are performed by the Ohio National Guard and Army, Air Force, Marine and Navy Reserves. They assist with deployment events and homecoming celebrations.

USO of Central & Southern Ohio is NOT a government agency and does not receive federal government funding. USO of Central & Southern Ohio is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization, and donations are tax deductible. Please, our men and women in uniform benefit directly from your support. Click here to learn more about the USO of Central & Southern Ohio.

MISSION - Give something to those who gave. By supporting our Military, Veterans and their Families with entertainment, lasting memories and reintegration opportunities by providing free tickets to sporting events, concerts and family activities.

Giving free and discount event tickets away isn’t a handout or charity. It is an expression of appreciation, acknowledgement and an enduring symbol that we as a nation honor the service of our troops now and long after their tour of duty has passed.
Fun - Enjoying what we are doing is paramount to the continued success of VTF's efforts. Integrity - Integrity and ethics are woven into the core of VTF. Loyalty - Unquestioned loyalty to our Military,
Veterans and their families provides the foundation for what VTF
is as an organization

The Veteran Tickets Foundation has inspired major organizations (some include MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA...) across the country to donate event tickets. Moreover, generous companies and private citizens are contributing their tickets as well as their financial support to help us purchase blocks of tickets to the most popular events. Even better, all donations to The Veteran Tickets Foundation—whether tickets or cash—are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. To read messages from veterans and activity duty service men and women who used the Veterans Tickets Foundation to see a Blue Jackets game click here.

The mission at Defending The Blue Line (DTBL) is ensuring that children of military members are afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of hockey. They accomplish this by providing free equipment for military kids, hockey camps, special events, and financial assistance for registration fees and other costs associated with hockey.

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