Myles Jack (Linebacker)
In 2019, Myles Jack embarked on a weeklong tour to South Korea with the USO as an extension of the NFL's Salute to Service initiative. A collaborative effort between the USO and NFL, the tour was aimed to salute and honor those who protect and defend our freedoms abroad. While in South Korea, Jack met and visited with several military units, spending time with service members and their families and in turn was given a unique, in-depth perspective of the daily life of the men and women who defend our freedom tirelessly around the clock. Jack has also recognized the USO through the My Cause My Cleats campaign. Jack has also participated in annual Salute to Service events stateside as part of his support for the robust military community in Jacksonville. He has attended Pros vs. GI Joe, an event where the Jaguars invite 25 active-duty military members to interact with players through video game challenges. Jack participated in the Stars and Strikes bowling event to spend time with and support 200 military members and their families for a free night of bowling at Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville. He also helps support the team's annual care package event during which staff, coaches and players put together care packages for deployed soldiers as part of the St. Michael's Soldiers non-profit mission. To further support families who have loved ones on deployment, Jack hosted a free movie night for 150-plus military families and children. This year, in collaboration with the Jaguars Foundation, Jack will host a Halloween "Trunk or Treat" for 50 military families and children to experience the joy of trick-or-treating in a fun and safe environment. Jack takes great pride in honoring the military as his great uncle, John Marshall Valrie, proudly served our country during the Vietnam War while on the USS Seattle, enlisting in the Navy at the age of 18.