One team. One voice.

The Tampa Bay Defense Alliance prioritizes our initiatives

Serve active, retired military, veterans and their families.


Build awareness throughout the region of MacDill’s impact.


Communicate and project as One Team with One Voice throughout the region.

Our Top Initiatives

MacDill Hanger

MacDill 2025

Continuing the legacy, evolution and contribution to Defense and Mobility interests


Florida GI Bill

Intended to make Florida the most military- friendly State in the nation


Community Initiatives

Encouraging Private and Public Programs to Build ‘One Team’ across Tampa Bay with an eye toward synergy

Our Mission: To Champion our Defense Community

Our mission is to facilitate resolving the challenges facing our defense community in collaboration with military, community, and industry stakeholders.

Active Military and families

Improve the Quality of Life of our Military Families.

Retired Military and families

Identifying opportunities for our Veterans and their families in the Tampa Bay Region

Defense Company Employees

Tampa has been ranked among the best places for veterans and defense jobs

Defense Contractors

Linking Public & Private Organizations to our Military Communities.

Activities and Important Dates

The TBDA stays actively involved in our eight county area. Supporting our community partners at their events, participating with the Florida Defense Support Task Force at their monthly meetings, holding our weekly planning sessions, monthly Board of Directors meetings and attending defense community trade shows and conferences are just a few of our regular activities.

TBDA Board of Directors Meetings

Read the minutes from the TBDA Board of Directors Meetings

TBDA Board of Directors Meetings

Find out about our Community Partners’ and the Defense Industry Events taking place in the Tampa Bay region.

One team. One Voice