Weekly Military Information – 20 August 2014



Mentoring is a rewarding way to share knowledge gained from career success and life experiences. And it is doubly rewarding when you can have this relationship with a military veteran who is pursuing a degree for a civilian career so you can show your appreciation for their service. These talented young men and women have so much to offer – your guidance will certainly help position them for career success.

At USF, the Office of Veterans Services offers their students this opportunity through the Veterans Mentoring Program. Their goal is to match every requesting student veteran with a successful local business and/or community leader – ideally in a career related to that pursued by the student. To learn more or to volunteer, visit www.usfmentoring.chronus/p/p3 or contact: Alicia Irvin at (813) 974-6434 or veteransmentoring@usf.edu


We are beginning to compile items for the 2015 Abilene Award in so if you have any information you would like to provide please send that to me. As most of you are aware, the Tampa Bay area applies for the Abilene Award each year. This is a community effort to show that Tampa Bay supports the United States Air Force and MacDill Air Force Base. In an effort to eliminate that last minute scramble for the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce to put together a great packet we thought it would be beneficial to compile items that could be used in the application on a quarterly basis.

Below are some examples of items we like to include in the submission packet – these would be for any events held in 2014:

1. PICTURES – pictures are essential for this application! Please forward pictures of any events you may have sponsored or been involved with that benefited MacDill – specifically active duty Air Force personnel. Each picture will need to have a short narrative explaining the event/program;

2. FLYERS/INVITATIONS – any flyers or invitations for events/programs. AGAIN, pictures are essential so please include pictures from these events/programs;

3. LETTERS – any letters you or your company have received from MacDill acknowledging your participation or sponsorship in an event/program;

4. NEWSPAPER ARTICLES – copies of newspaper articles that include the date and paper name.


The 67th Air Force Ball, Celebrating 100 Years of Tampa Aviation is just over two weeks away with keynote speaker: Chad Hennings (Former Dallas Cowboy, A-10 Combat Pilot). Sponsorships are still needed – support your local air force and sponsor our worthy airmen and women to attend – visit www.tampaairforceball.com



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