Supporting Our Military with SDMAC

Coast Guard Admiral to Highlight Monthly Military Breakfast

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), talks about the upcoming SDMAC Breakfast, featuring RADM Peter Gautier, Eleventh District Commander of the U.S. Coast Guard, Balmert chats about the front page story in The San Diego Union-Tribune discussing the more than $2 billion economic boon the region will realize as there aircraft carriers will be home ported in San Diego within the year

Three Aircraft Carriers to be Home Ported in San Diego; F-35’s Come to MCAS Miramar

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), is joined by Andrew Dyer, Military Reporter for The San Diego Union-Tribune, to talk about aircraft carrier movements to San Diego, and the F-35 fighter jets coming to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Balmert and Dyer discuss increased security at local military bases due to the recent events in the Middle East, along with the January 22 SDMAC Breakfast.

Coast Guard Admiral to Speak at San Diego Military Advisory Council Event

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), chats about the appearance of RADM Peter Gautier, Eleventh District Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, at the January 22 SDMAC Breakfast. Balmert recaps 2019 SDMAC success stories.

Military Reporter Discusses Top Stories in San Diego County

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council, is joined by Union-Tribune Military Reporter Andrew Dyer to discuss the top military stories in the region.

From Trials to College Scholarships, San Diego Military News is Wide Ranging

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council, is joined by Union-Tribune Military Reporter Andrew Dyer to discuss the recent case involving Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher along with the human smuggling charges of marines at Camp Pendleton. Balmert chats about the December 18 SDMAC Breakfast featuring San Diego State University President, Dr. Adela de la Torre, where five scholarships will be awarded to veterans attending local colleges.

Foundation to Provide Academic Scholarships to Veterans Attending Local Colleges

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council, discusses the SDAC Foundation’s awarding of academic scholarships to five military veterans attending local colleges. Balmert talks about the December 18 SDMAC Breakfast featuring San Diego State University President, Dr. Adela de la Torre.

SDSU President Keynotes at Upcoming San Diego Military Advisory Council Breakfast Meeting

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council, discusses SDMAC’s December 18 Breakfast featuring San Diego State University President, Dr. Adela de la Torre. Balmert chats about 2020 keynote speakers and results from major 2019 SDMAC initiatives.

Decorated POW Authors Family’s History of Military Service and His Imprisonment During Vietnam War

Jim Bedinger, a charter member of the San Diego Military Advisory Council and a decorated POW during the Vietnam War, discusses his book, Patriot, Prisoner, Survivor: An American Family at War.

Issuing High School Diplomas to Military Veterans; UPLIFT’s Star-Spangled Tribute

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of SDMAC, is joined Nicole Shina, Special Programs Assistant for the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE), and Norm Johnson, a Korean War veteran, to talk about SDCOE’s “Operation Recognition” program that retroactively issues high school diplomas to WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War vets, such as Johnson. Johnson chats about his book, Four Planes Started, Two Finished. Monica Ball, an UPLIFT Board Member, chats about her organization’s mission and it’s Star-Spangled Tribute, slated for Friday, November 15 at the Admiral Kidd Club.