Military Information – 30 June 2016

Spotlight Event

Women In Defense Greater Tampa Bay 4th Annual Chapter Charter Celebration!

Join WID GTB on 12 July for our 4th Annual Charter celebration at the Centre Club in Tampa.  Our guest of honor is General Ann E. Dunwoody, the First Female Four Star General.  GEN Dunwoody will share her experiences, leadership style and her book, “A Higher Standard.”  “A Higher Standard” will be available for purchase immediately following GEN Dunwoody’s presentation.  We respectfully request you not bring any books purchased elsewhere. Only books sold at the Charter Celebration on 12 July will be signed by GEN Dunwoody.

Tuesday, July 12, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The Centre Club – 123 South Westshore Blvd.



The National Forensic Science Technology Center (“NFSCTC”) is in need of sponsors and donors for its annual ROTC Cadet Summer Internship Program.

This summer, ROTC Cadets from across the country will attend a rigorous, two-week, one-of-a-kind Biometrics and Forensic Internship at our Largo headquarters. NFSTC has been committed to this program as it truly complements our work and because of this, we have provided this amazing opportunity at no charge to ROTC cadets or the Command since 2009.

This year, more than 80 Cadets applied for the coveted chance to learn skills, tools and techniques that will make them stronger leaders in our nation’s armed forces.  NFSTC looks forward to hosting the class of 2016 July 18 – 29, 2016.

Once again, we have launched a campaign to ask companies and individuals to support this program through sponsorship and donations. Your support shows your commitment to educating future Army leaders through a unique internship experience they do not receive in college and or basic ROTC training.

Learn more about giving opportunities at nfstc.causevox.com, or download information here.

Custom corporate giving opportunities are also available.

NFSTC is proud to support our ROTC Cadets and science and STEM education, and we appreciate our sponsors. We are looking forward to meeting this year’s Cadets!


GOAL:  commemorate the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor with a cruise on 3 December 2016

NEED:  raise $250,000 in order to dry dock the ship in August – Our dollars will go a long way to preserve the ship as one of only four operational World War II merchant vessels in the U.S., and Tampa’s only non-profit, national historic landmark dedicated to community service.  Sponsorship Levels:  contribution by in-kind donation, credit card or check made payable to American Victory Ship

Interested Sponsors:  contact Bill Kuzmick at director@americanvictory.org or (813) 228-8766 for more information


Hillsborough Community College 4th Annual Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Symposium (VETS)

This annual one day event (during Veterans Day week), provide Veterans, active duty service members, their spouses, and business partners with an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn about and explore the field of entrepreneurship and self-employment, while connecting with other entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community resources. Now in its fourth year, the VETS event has served over 1,000 attendees, and community partners. This event is 100% sponsored and is provided at no cost to the attendees.  The symposium features networking in the morning followed by keynote speakers, and a catered lunch. The afternoon revolves around a series of high impact workshops led by subject matter experts on various topics related to entrepreneurship. The capstone event for the day is a “shark tank” Business Pitch Competition, where Veterans pitch their early stage businesses or business ideas for cash prizes.

As with any event, especially an event completely free to our Veterans HCC is in need of sponsorship. Below are the links to VETS sponsor opportunities and the Eventbrite link to the event.