Supporting Our Military with SDMAC

Honor Flight Celebrates 10 Years of Honoring WWII and Korean War Vets

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), is joined by Saundra Cima, a volunteer for Honor Flight San Diego, to talk about Honor Flight’s mission and its 10th Anniversary Celebration slated for Saturday, March 7 at the Del Mar Hilton. Balmert discusses upcoming SDMAC events.

Journalist Discusses His Road to Covering the San Diego Military for a Major Media Company

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 his path to becoming a journalist covering the military in the nation’s largest military port: San Diego.

Largest Maritime Conference to Partner with San Diego Military Advisory Council

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), talks about upcoming SDMAC Breakfast on March 3 that will be held in conjunction with the country’s largest maritime conference: WEST 2020 at the Convention Center.

Foundation Awards Academic Scholarships to Veterans Attending Local Colleges

Mark Balmert, Executive Director of the San Diego Military Council (SDMAC), is joined by Tom Caughlan, President of the SDMAC Foundation, to discuss academic scholarships awarded by the Foundation to veterans attending local colleges. Balmert talks about upcoming SDMAC Breakfast events, including the March 3 breakfast that will be held during the WEST 2020 conference at the Convention Center.

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.