Cocoa Beach Chamber Hosts Community Service Awards

By  //  November 22, 2013

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Military Affairs Council awards philanthropists

BREVARD COUNTY • MERRITT ISLAND, FLORIDA – The Military Affairs Council (MAC) of the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce hosted its Community Service Awards last Wednesday at the DoubleTree By Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, 2080 N. Atlantic Avenue on Cocoa Beach.

Winners of the 2013 CBRCC Military Affairs Council’s Community Service Awards included SSgt. Ben Smith, 45th Launch Support Squadron SFC, left, and 1st Lt. Danielle DePaolis, 5th Space Launch Squadron. Not pictured: Michael L. Christian, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. (Auman Photo Studio image)

Winners of the 2013 CBRCC Military Affairs Council’s Community Service Awards included SSgt. Ben Smith, 45th Launch Support Squadron SFC, left, and 1st Lt. Danielle DePaolis, 5th Space Launch Squadron. Not pictured: Michael L. Christian, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute. (Auman Photo Studio image)

Those recognized were SFC Michael L. Christian, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute; 1st Lt. Danielle DePaolis, 5th Space Launch Squadron; and SSgt. Ben Smith, 45th Launch Support Squadron.  Each winner received a plaque, an $83 gift card from Navy Federal Credit Union, a $250 gift card from the Military Affairs Council and a certificate from Congressman Bill Posey.

RECOGNIZING CHARITABLE SUPPORT

This annual event recognized both men and women that are serving on the Space Coast for their contributions of personal time and talents to many non-profit and charitable organizations in Brevard County.

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The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce was established in 1968 and serves Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Patrick Air Force Base, Port St. John, Rockledge, Palm Shores, Suntree and Viera.

Commanding officers from each of the branches nominated enlisted and non-commissioned personnel for the awards.  There were nineteen nominated. Each of the nominee’s contributions were recognized and received a special commemorative plaque.

The major sponsor of the event was Health First, Inc. Table host sponsors included IAP Worldwide Services, Space Coast Intelligent Solutions, Inc., AT&T, The Boeing Company & Vitas Innovative Hospice Care. VIP Ticket Sponsors were Two Men and a Truck-Brevard, Sales Motivation Solutions, Navy Federal Credit Union, DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront, Government Contracting Resources, Crest Cleaners, Magic Dove Magic Shop, Sam’s Club and Auman Photo Studio.

The Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce was established in 1968 and serves Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Patrick Air Force Base, Port St. John, Rockledge, Palm Shores, Suntree and Viera.

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