Commander Navy Region Southwest to speak at June Breakfast meeting
SDMAC is delighted to welcome RADM Dixon Smith USN, Commander Navy Region Soutwest to its podium. Often referred to as the "Navy Mayor of San Diego", RADM Smith's command includes all Navy installations and facilties, in California, Nevada, Arizona,Utah, New Mexico and Colorado. RADM Smith will share with us the current issues he is facing in today's budget climate and what he sees as the Navy's future in the Southwest Region. You won't want to miss this one! Click here to register.
SDMAC Ticket Program with the San Diego Padres.
SDMAC is proud to announce a partnership with the San Diego Padres. By purchasing tickets for any of the twelve Military Sundays, the San Diego Padres will donate $5 from every ticket purchased to SDMAC. You need not be a member of SDMAC to take advantage of this offer.
SDMAC in turn will use these funds to support needy military related charities and SDMAC events and activities in our region. SDMAC strongly urges support for the San Diego Padres Military Sundays. Go Padres!
For more information and dates, click here. To purchase tickets,
click here and enter the promo code, SDMAC.
SDMAC Press Release on CR and Sequestration.
SDMAC Projects that 4000 – 5000 Ship Repair Industry jobs in San Diego could be lost in San Diego, and as much as a 20% pay cut to Department of Defense workers as the result of the combined effect of the Continuing Resolution and Sequestration.
The entire press release can be found here, SDMAC Press Release.
2012 San Diego Military Economic Impact Study
The 2012 San Diego Military Economic Impact Study (SDMEIS) was released at the June SDMAC Monthly Breakfast meeting. View the Executive Summary or click Here to purchase your copy of the 2012 SDMEIS today.
Friends of the Navy tour program
The next "Friends of the Navy Tour" is scheduled for June 28 on the USS Howard DDG-83. Show time is 9:30 at Mariners Park, Naval Base San Diego. If you are interested, please click here to sign up SIGN UP. Due to constraints on space, only 30 guests will be allowed for this trip. Please note: if you sign up for a tour and discover that you can't attend, please contact Friends of the Navy Tour ASAP so that the opportunity can be offered to someone else.
SDMAC Annual Visit to Wash.D.C.
SDMAC 2012 President RADM Jim Johnson MC USN, and Executive Director, Larry Blumberg visited Wash D.C. during the period 24-27 April. While in Wash. they paid calls on the CMC, VCNO, DCNO for Fleet Readiness, (N4), CHINFO, CNIC ,the Navy Surgeon General, and Commander Marine Corps Installations Command. They also visited with the San Diego Congressional Delegation and Senator Feinstein’s Office. The major topics of discussions with both the Military and Elected Officials and their staffs concerned the Automatic budget cuts, (“Sequestration”) that were passed into law in the summer of 2011, as the result of the failure of the “Super Committee” to reach an agreement on the deficit reduction, and their impact on the Department of Defense Budget, the potential for BRAC legislation to be included in the FY-13 DOD budget, and the potential for another round of Continuing Resolution Actions, (CRA’s) to again be enacted as the result of a failure to pass a Federal Budget Prior to 1 October 2012. WRT Sequestration, unless a significant change in the position of both parties takes place, it appears to us that the Automatic cuts will be implemented on 2 January 2013. WRT BRAC, it does not appear that any BRAC Legislation will be enacted in FY 13. WRT to CRA’s it appears that we will again be operating under CRA’s for a considerable period of time beyond 1 October 2012. Trip Report
Logo Sponsorships of the 2012 San Diego Military Economic Impact Study
SDMAC Corporate members, as was announced at the 21 March SDMAC Breakfast meeting, we will be rolling out the 2012 San Diego Military Economic Impact Study at our 20 June Breakfast meeting. This study is widely recognized as the definitive source document that describes in detail the scope and depth of the impact of the military presence in the San Diego region.
The study receives wide dissemination among the senior military leadership of the Navy and Marine Corps, as well as elected and appointed government officials both locally and in the Washington area. SDMAC also considers it to be an invaluable tool for private sector corporate leadership, especially in light of the ongoing discussions concerning the Defense Budget.
As in the past, SDMAC is offering Logo sponsorships, which will appear at the front of the study, to our corporate membership. You may purchase the logo sponsorships at the SDMAC website Military Economic Impact Study
We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity, and we thank you for your support.
Lt. Finn Golf Tournament
The San Deigo Madres and The Association of Aviation Ordnancemen proudly present The First Annual Lt. John W. Finn Golf Tournament, Thurs June 21, 2012. For more information please visit, San Diego Madres. Finn Golf Tournament Flyer
"We Care for the Troops" Care Package Drive
May is Military Appreciation Month.
Joining the 75th Assembly District in the "We Care for the Troops" Care Package Drive. Show your appreciation to our military personnel with your generous donations.
From May 1 -31, 2012, items can be dropped off at the 75th Assembly District office: 9909 Mira Mesa Blvd, Ste. 130; San Diego 92131. Between the hours of 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. For more information or questions please call (858) 689-6290. List of suggested items
Hiring Veterans Makes Good Business Sense
California is currently home to 1.9 million vets. Another 30,000 men and women separate from military service and return to the State every year.
Veterans are trained to be team focused, mission oriented, responsible, respectful and accountable. They have learned how to do more with less, to work well under pressure, to adapt quickly to changing conditions, and to make the best of any situation. Many veterans have been trained to be leaders.
Business owners may be entitled to thousands of dollars in state and federal tax benefits and other incentives for hiring qualified veterans. Please see the attached document to find out more about the tax benefits that may available to your company by hiring a veteran. Tax Incentives
Troops to Engineers SERVICE
At a time when we hear so much dire news about young veterans and high unemployment, the Troops to Engineers SERVICE Program at San Diego State University is putting veterans to work. Troops to Engineers SERVICE has proven to be a “win, win, win,” for: 1) local industry, 2) veterans, and 3) the country. For more information about the Troops to Engineer SERVICE Program at SDSU. Contact Pat Reily at (619) 594-5849 or email@example.com.