Weekly Military Information – 21 May 2014




Memorial-day-poster2Thursday, 22 May – 6:00 – 8:30 pm – Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Flag Officers & Key Commander’s Reception – TECO Atrium Downtown. By invitation only. Contact the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce for more information (813) 228-7777

Saturday, 24 May – 7:30 pm – Tampa Bay Storm Military Appreciation NightFrom the desk of Derrick Brooks, President of the Tampa Bay Storm: Traditionally, Military Appreciation Night is one of the biggest nights of our Storm Season. This year, the game is scheduled for May 24th and we look forward to putting forward our very best effort for our military personnel. To kick things off, we’ve created a Desktop Storm Dawg which will follow in the footsteps of last season’s very popular Desktop McPherson. See the below summary of the fun ways you can be involved this year! Go Storm and thank you for supporting our military in our community! Best, Derrick www.tampabaystorm.com/fan-zone/desktop-storm-dawg Military Appreciation Night Sponsor Plans are also available – contact Brian Boksen at (813) 301-6704 or bboksen@tampabaytimesforum.com

Sunday, 25 May – beginning at 8:00 amFlags For Fallen Vets – This organization has acquired permission to place flags on the 120,000+ veterans’ graves at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. “This will be the first time that this display of respect, gratitude and remembrance has been given to those heroes at rest there,” says Mr. Fussner, and will occur annually. Individual volunteers and teams are asked to register online at http://www.flagsforfallenvets.com/Contact.html. All ages are welcome. Teams and individuals will be “assigned” to sections of the cemetery, and can request to place flags in areas where they have friends or loved ones that have been laid to rest. They are hoping to have 2000-3000 volunteers assist in honoring those who have served and fallen. For additional information on the Bushnell project, contact Bob Fussner at 817 798-9414 or email him at flagsforfallenvets@yahoo.com, or go the non-for-profit group’s website at www.flagsforfallenvets.com

Tuesday, 27 May – Honor Flight of West Central Florida Mission 17 out of St. Pete/Clearwater Airport – Orientation will be held Saturday, 24 May at Suncoast Hospice. Volunteers are also needed for Orientation from 10am to 3pm, Flight Day Departure from 3am to 6am, and Flight Day Welcome Home from 7pm until about 11pm. Please contact Barbara Mills at barbaramills@remax.net for more information


Wednesday, 4 June – 11:30 am – 1:00 pm – Women in Defense Greater Tampa Bay Chapter Get Informed Lunch – at the Tampa Yacht and Country Club with Guest Speaker Ambassador Mary Carlin Yates who will share her diverse and highly acclaimed 31-year diplomatic career across three major geographic areas (Africa, Europe and Asia) as well as receiving Presidential appointments from three (3) Presidents. Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?llr=pcqzjhnab&oeidk=a07e8zrponk5ac62889&oseq

Saturday, 14 June – 9:00 am – Flag Day Celebration at Knights Point on Harbour Island will be the First Annual Flag Day and Armed Forces Appreciation Ceremony. The event is being organized by the 508th Engineer Officer Candidate Regiment and coincides with the 239th Anniversary of the U.S. Army. The events begin at 9am. For more information, you can email Robert Wilde at rtwilde@verizon.net

Thursday, 19 June – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – AFCEA Pelican Chapter Monthly Luncheon – held at Surf’s Edge Club, 7315 Bayshore Blvd., Building 499, MacDill AFB, FL 33621

Thursday, 19 June – 6:00 pm – Operation Helping Hand Dinner at James A. Haley VA Hospital – 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612


Thursday, 17 July – 6:00 pm – Operation Helping Hand Dinner at James A. Haley VA Hospital – 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612

Monday, 21 July – 8:00 am – 29th Annual AFCEA Pelican Chapter Scholarship Golf Tournament – Carrollwood Country Club – for more information on sponsorship and registration visit: http://www.birdeasepro.com/afceagolf