Military Events

In addition to our annual Military Appreciation Awards, the Chamber hosts several military events each year to honor the local representatives of our nation’s armed forces and build a better relationship between MacDill Air Force Base and the Tampa business community. Read below for descriptions of the events or visit our event calendar to check for upcoming opportunities to support our local military.

Flag Officers and Key Commanders Reception

Each year the Chamber honors the senior officers of U.S. Central Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, the 6th Air Mobility Wing, the 927th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Communications Support Element and the U.S. Coast Guard here in Tampa Bay.

Please note this event is invitation only.

Senior Enlisted Reception

Every August the Chamber hosts a reception on base for Senior Enlisted military personnel from all five branches of the service. It's a chance for our members to visit MacDill Air Force Base and thank these individuals in person for their service to our country. Chamber members purchase tickets, which covers their admission and admission for two Senior Enlisted military.

Operation Partnership

Operation Partnership is a three-day event and a collaboration of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce’s Military Council, Emerging Leaders of Tampa Bay, Leadership Tampa Alumni and the Chamber’s Women of Influence Committee. The goal of the event is to help those men and women who are transitioning out of the military begin to make connections with the Tampa Bay business community so they can find employment locally.