JaxPort participating in multinational joint exercise to build readiness
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and National Guard are loading military equipment onto the U.S. Naval Ship Bob Hope at JaxPort’s Blount Island Marine Terminal for a large-scale, multinational military operation called Defender-Europe 21. JaxPort is one of 17 strategic military ports in the country and the only port in Florida. Naval Ship Bob Hope will go to Virginia, before heading across the Atlantic. More than 30,000 forces from 27 nations will conduct synchronized operations across dozens of countries throughout the next few months.
Tyler Perry and MPTF to get humanitarian award at Oscars
FILE - Tyler Perry poses at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Oct. 5, 2019. Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File)Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. Perry helped create a safe way for many to return to work at his Tyler Perry Studios while the MPTF has provided social services to nearly 9,000 members. Perry and the MPTF will receive their Oscar statuettes at the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25.