Approximately 300 E1-E6 single and unaccompanied service members gathered in the field behind the Naval Air Station Jacksonville gym for the Spring Barracks Bash April 19. Inflatable activities included a velcro wall, jousting, wipe out and sumo wrestling. Participants also took on a Rubik’s Cube challenge, tug-o-war and a dance contest.
Other featured activities included a dunk tank, beanbag toss, Jumbo Jenga, football and volleyball. Attendees even enjoyed a special visit from The ROAR of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Prizes were given away every half hour and included hundreds of dollars in gift cards to the Tickets and Travel Office, certificates to Dewey’s, tickets for I-Drive NASCAR in Orlando, certificates and merchandise from the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, an Amazon Echo, Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera, Sony Sound Bar and a Samsung flat screen LED TV.
Representatives from the Naval Hospital Jacksonville Wellness Center passed out information promoting healthy lifestyle options.
On-site sponsors included VyStar Credit Union and American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association.
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