BOUQUETS TO THE NEVIASER CHARITABLE FOUNDATION The charity donated $2 million to Operation New Hope’s Breaking the Cycle program, which works closely with the children of incarcerated or ex-offender parents to break the cycle of generational recidivism – providing early intervention and treatment services for those children and the families who care for them.



BOUQUETS TO NAS JAX for hosting a first-of-its-kind LGBT Pride Month celebration on base and in Navy Region Southeast last month. The event, hosted by the NAS JAX Multi-Cultural Awareness Committee, was a lunch-and-learn-style occasion, one at which sailors and guests could have lunch, listen, engage in conversation and hear personal experiences about being gay in the military and the rights of LGBT servicemembers on and off base.



BRICKBATS TO DEVIL-MAY-CARE GUN-OWNERS Over the Fourth of July weekend, eight guns were stolen from the vehicles of six different gun-owners in Northeast Florida. Many of the owners claimed they locked their cars with the lethal weapons inside, yet in most of the cases (including that of the FBI agent whose assault rifle, body armor, and a shotgun were stolen), there were no signs of forced entry. Currently, there is no way to bring formal charges against these absentminded gun-owners.