San Diego Union Tribune radio show in partnership with SDMAC 

Each Tuesday at noon the SDMAC Executive Director engages in an on-air radio broadcast with the San Diego Union Tribune host Drew Schlosberg. The conversation generally revolves aroud the issues that our military faces here in San Diego and local programs actively working to resolve them. You can tune into Cloudcast Media and listent the show live, or selct on of the links below to listen at your conveinience. 

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Here are the latest shows featuring Mark Balmert the SDMAC Executive Director:

San Diego Organizations Champion Community Collaboration to Support Veterans and their Families

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of SDMAC, is joined by Ron Stark, President of the San Diego Veterans Coalition, and Kim Mitchell, President & CEO of Veterans Village of San Diego, to discuss how their respective organizations provide much-needed support to the hundreds of thousands of veterans and their families that reside in San Diego County.

Decorated Marine Veteran Actor Promotes Realistic Military Action in Hollywood Films; to Speak at Union-Tribune Successful Aging Expo on Nov 2

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Captain (Ret.) Dale Dye, an American actor and decorated Vietnam War marine, to talk about Dye’s Wounded Warriors organization that specializes in portraying realistic military action in Hollywood films. Dye will the keynote speaker at the Saturday, November 2 Veterans Program at the annual Union-Tribune “Successful Aging Expo” on Saturday, November 2. Balmert is joined by Jenn Jordan and Rachael Medlin of The Rosie Network to discuss the Network’s mission to build stronger military families through the development of entrepreneurial programs.

The Military Moves The Economy: Military impact on San Diego economy is deep, broad and growing

Mark Ballmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council and Andrew Dyer, Military Reporter for the Union Tribune, discuss the tremendous and growing impact of the military on the San Diego region. From civilian jobs and stationed soldiers to housing and NAVWAR, San Diego continues to capture military and defense industry investments. They also talk about the Miramar Air Show, the largest military air show in the United States, a source of great pride for San Diego and the military.

“Courage to Call” is Laser-Beamed on Mental Well-Being of Veterans and Active Duty Personnel

Christina Harner, Program Manager for Courage to Call, a program of Mental Health Systems, talks about her organization’s mission to improve mental wellness for Veterans, Active Duty and Reservists. Harner is joined by Mark Balmert, Executive Director of SDMAC, to discuss the October 10 rollout of the annual San Diego Military Economic Impact Study and the October 23 SDMAC Breakfast. Both Balmert and Harner chat about their organizations’ involvement in the November 2, Union-Tribune “Successful Aging Expo” Veterans Program.

New Events Highlight San Diego Fleet Week Activities

Larry Blumberg, Executive Director of Fleek Week San Diego, discusses an array of new events that will highlight San Diego’s annual Fleet Week activities, slated to run from November 4 to 12.

SEAL Team Command Relieved of Duty Rocks Elite Unit

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, is joined by Andrew Dyer, Union-Tribune Military Reporter, to talk about Dyer’s story about the command triad of SEAL Team 7 being relieved of duty due to loss of confidence after platoon kicked out of Iraq. Dyer chats about other to military news story.

Chairman of Port Commission to Highlight Upcoming SDMAC Breakfast

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, talks about the September 18 SDMAC Breakfast that will feature Garry Bonelli, Chairman of the San Diego Port Commission, as the keynote speaker. Acting Assistant Secretary of Navy Lucian Niemeyer will follow Bonelli as the keynote speaker at the October 23 SDMAC Breakfast.

Encroachment Issues and Housing Shortage Provide Challenges for San Diego Region Military

Earl Wederbrook, Past President of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, discusses encroachment issues and how it could compromise the ability for the military to train in our region. Wederbrook talks about the housing shortage for incoming military personnel and effects of younger active duty members and their families. Wederbrook then chats about highlights from last week’s SDMAC Breakfast keynote speaker.

FBI: Cyber Attacks to Businesses Connected to the Military Grow Significantly

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council, discusses his organization’s involvement in an FBI symposium on the growing number of cyber attacks to businesses that work with our military. Balmert talks about the recent California Summit in California.

San Diego Region Expects Influx of 20,000 Military Personnel by 2025

Terry Magee, Past President of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC) and current SDMAC Board member, talks about the affordable housing and day care challenges the facing the 20,000 service men and women who will be coming to our region between now and 2025. Magee discusses the 2019 San Diego Military Economic Impact Study that will roll out on October 10.

Covering the Military: A Journalist’s View

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), is joined by Andrew Dyer, military reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, to discuss Dyer’s high profile military coverage, including the recent trial of Navy Seal Ed Gallagher.

Commander of 1st Marine Division to speak at SDMAC Breakfast

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses the August SDMAC Breakfast featuring MAJGEN Castellvi, Commander of the 1st Marine Division, and upcoming California Military Summit.

How Serious is China’s IP and Tech Theft?

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses highlights from the July 17 SDMAC Breakfast featuring RADM Cedric Pringle, Commander, Expeditionary Strike Group 3. Balmert is joined by Joshua Philipp, a Senior Investigative Reporter for The Epoch Times, to chat about China’s efforts to reach global dominance through subversive means.

Highlighting The Naval Information Warfare Systems Command

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses upcoming SDMAC Breakfast speakers on July 21 and August 21; and the October rollout of the annual SDMAC-sponsored San Diego Military Economic Impact Study that will highlight the economic footprint of Naval Information Warfare Systems Command, formerly known as SPAWAR. (July 9th) 

Propel San Diego and DIV Grants

Nathan Loveland, Program Manager of Propel San Diego for the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses the mission of Propel San Diego and recipients of the DivX grants.

Loveland talks about the honorees of the June 13 SDMAC Achievement Awards; the June 26 Coast Guard “Change of Command” ceremony; the June 27 SDMAC Breakfast, featuring RADM Dr. Forrest Faison, the nation’s Navy Surgeon General.

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SDMAC Achievement Awards – June 13

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses the honorees of the June 13 SDMAC Achievement Awards; the June 26 Coast Guard “Change of Command” ceremony; the June 27 SDMAC Breakfast, featuring RADM Dr. Forrest Faison, the nation’s Navy Surgeon General; SDMAC volunteer opportunities; and the CA Assembly Bill regarding the taxing of retired veterans’ income.

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June is bringing RADM Dr. Forrest Faison, Achievement Awards, and Coast Guard Change of Command

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses the honorees of the June 13 SDMAC Achievement Awards; the June 26 Coast Guard “Change of Command” ceremony; the June 27 SDMAC Breakfast, featuring RADM Dr. Forrest Faison, the nation’s Navy Surgeon General; and upcoming featured speakers at SDMAC Breakfasts in July and August.

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Unmanned Systems Support Military, Commercial, and Research Projects

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Advisory Council (SDMAC), discusses the honorees of the June 13 SDMAC Achievement Awards and the June 27 SDMAC Breakfast, featuring RADM Dr. Forrest Faison, the nation’s Navy Surgeon General.

Balmert is joined by Eric Patten, President & CEO of Ocean Aero, a recipient of a DIVx grant, to talk about the increased use of unmanned systems and the company’s role it plays in commercial and scientific research markets.

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