Veterans and their families
The Tampa Bay Defense Alliance (TBDA or The Alliance) identified four important audience segments that we serve on an ongoing basis. While many of our efforts benefit all of our audience segments, each individual segment has their own specific needs and to that end, require specific services and efforts to be expended on their behalf as part of our Mission: To Champion the Defense Community.
What does the TBDA do to benefit our veterans and their families?
The TBDA leadership consists of a number of retired General / Senior Officers and Enlisted members that sit on our Board of Directors and Advisors or that represent our Community Partners. They are uniquely qualified to speak to the needs of our retired military and their families. Their participation with the TBDA insures that retired military personnel and their families have a voice that is heard and understood by the Alliance.
Their presence insures that the TBDA keeps our retired military and their families “top of mind” by focusing on initiatives that include but are not limited to:
- Encourage increased defense business relocation through tax and other state incentives;
- Create greater awareness of our eight counties’ military-friendly environment including support for veterans, retirees and military dependents;
- Recruiting Opportunities – access to military personnel that will soon be retired;
- Continue to strengthen state support for military families and veterans with a focus on education, health care, employment and family programs;
- Improve the quality of life for active, guard, reserve and retired military personnel and their families including the support of our Veteran’s Administration and its medical treatment to our Wounded Heroes and retired military vets;
- Showcase Tampa Bay and its culture to our Coalition Partners serving at US Central Command; and
Over the next few months we will offer services on and/or through the TBDA website including but not limited to:
- We will provide a central “clearinghouse” of defense industry news;
- We will interface with the MacDill website;
- We will offer downloads of white papers and industry data;
- We expect to be used as a member/sponsor portal to all content that is defense oriented;
- We will provide a forum for those with defense community concerns; and
We hope you will visit our website on a daily basis for news and updates that affect you and your families and we encourage your observations and feedback about how we can be of better service to you.
Contact us with your comments.