Weekly Military Information – 25 November 2015


WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A VETERAN’S LIFE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON? Here’s a great way to help to that – the Tampa Bay chapters of WID, AFCEA, NIDA, GSOF and FDCA are hosting a Joint Holiday Social to benefit the Southeastern Guide Dogs Paws for Patriots Program. Our goal is to provide six (6) veterans with guide dogs this year. HELP US REACH THAT GOAL! DONATE TODAY AND ATTEND THIS GREAT EVENT! RSVP: https://globalsoffoundation.org/joint-holiday-social

If you are unable to attend please consider donating at here!


Visit our weekly newsletters and military events on our website! We will archive past newsletters for your reference and maintain a calendar of events that are listed each week in the newsletters.

The link for the newsletters is: Weekly Military Information, and the direct link to the events calendar is: Events Calendar.



The Bay Area Community AirFest team is working behind the scenes to put together an AirFest experience like no other. This includes a world-class airshow featuring National and World Champion performers along with incredible displays of military flight heritage. This year is scheduled to include the Air Force’s premier demonstration team the US Air Force Thunderbirds! These aviation heroes will be testing the limits of physics and gravity while pulling +/- 9 Gs; screaming across the sky. In addition to the spectacular aircraft on display and in the air, the show will also be featuring performances by those talented skydivers who actually think it’s a good idea to jump out of perfectly good airplanes.

It is incredibly fortunate that in these times, MacDill and the Tampa Bay Area are able to get authorization to host AirFest. It is free and open to the public, but it takes community support to make it happen. In today’s era of constricted military spending, MacDill AFB is increasingly challenged to continue to present a world-class AirFest without significant community financial contribution. If you would like to be a contributor, please see the attached opportunities.


Go to www.mymacdill.com and see all the ways to get involved.


Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Military Appreciation Banquet Award Nominations NOW OPEN: The Military Appreciation Banquet is approaching on February 24, 2016. The highlight of our event are the awards presented to the men and women who serve our community and the nation by volunteering locally and serving in the military. If you know of an outstanding member of the military, encourage them to submit their name as a nominee for the 2016 Military Appreciation Banquet Awards. Nominees will complete their form, then submit it to their unit at MacDill. Each unit will select their own winners. Nominations must be submitted to their command by November 30.


MacDill Public Service Announcement


When: December 9th, 10th, and 11th (0900 to 1200)

Where: Base Marina Boat Ramp

How: To sign-up please contact jason.kirkpatrick.2.ctr@us.af.mil

Summary: We are continuing construction of our Oyster Reef Shoreline Stabilization and Restoration project and need your help. Reef building events will be held on the dates shown above. This is a great opportunity to get out of the office to experience and help improve the amazing natural resources that surround us here at MacDill AFB. It is also a fantastic team building opportunity for a group or unit. If you would like to participate, or just want more information, please contact Jason Kirkpatrick via e-mail at jason.kirkpatrick.2.ctr@us.af.mil