To promote and support the people and missions of the U.S. military by working with the local military installations, the aerospace and defense industries, and other business representatives.
- Take care of the troops, veterans, and their families
- Educate and develop business to expand the economic impact of the aerospace and defense industries
- Improve collaboration between civilian and military communities
- Develop a stronger community knowledge and awareness of the Defense Council, aerospace and defense industries and military contributions in the Metro area
The Council is open to any member of The Chamber, and meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 7:15 am. Meeting locations vary and registration is required at least four business days in advance. Meetings held on military installations require an Entry Access Listing (EAL) or valid DoD Identification.
Annually, the Defense Council coordinates the Armed Forces Recognition Luncheon, which recognizes and honors outstanding young troops from all branches of the service, including Reserve and National Guard elements, and our commonwealth partners.
Air Force Association