Defense Industries Create Economic Impact

Military Miami-Dade is a program of The Beacon Council that serves as a liaison to the Florida Defense Alliance and Enterprise Florida. Military Miami-Dade’s goal is to enhance, expand and retain existing military installations in Miami-Dade County, to support local reuse efforts as a result of base/mission closures or realignments and to retain and enhance the defense-related industries that contribute significant economic benefit to the local economy.

About Military Miami-Dade

Military Miami-Dade is comprised primarily of the participation of the Military Affairs Committees and Council of Chamber South, Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and local economic development organizations such as the Economic Development Council of South Dade. Military Miami-Dade also benefits from a strong partnership with Miami-Dade County. We are also fortunate to have public and private sector supporters and other volunteers who have a particular interest in the military.

Military Miami-Dade operates with grant funding provided by the State of Florida for the purpose of protecting and enhancing the State’s military industry. In keeping with its mission, Military Miami-Dade has successfully worked with its partners to welcome new units, such as Special Operations Command and the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team to Miami-Dade County.

Through the Florida Defense Reinvestment Grant, Military Miami-Dade has recently focused on connecting local small businesses to military installations and assisting them in navigating the processes of doing business with the military. The Defense Industry Cluster Study, published in 2017, identified a variety of opportunities for businesses to partner with military entities and develop collaborative solutions to overarching challenges.

In establishing and supporting Military Miami-Dade, the Beacon Council acknowledges the economic impact of the military in Miami-Dade County.

The military has an impact of more than $5 billion annually in Miami-Dade County.

Fast Facts

  • More than $5.5 Billion Annual Impact
  • Employment: 56,476
  • Avg. Earnings per Job: $70,100

Major Military Entities

  • U.S. Southcom
  • U.S. Special Operations Command South
  • Homestead Air Reserve Base
  • U.S. Coast Guard 7th District
  • Florida National Guard
  • Miami Veterans Administration

About Military Miami-Dade

Military Miami-Dade is a program of The Beacon Council that serves as a liaison to the Florida Defense Alliance and Enterprise Florida. Military Miami-Dade’s goal is to enhance, expand and retain existing military installations in Miami-Dade County, to support local reuse efforts as a result of base/mission closures or realignments and to retain and enhance the defense-related industries that contribute significant economic benefit to the local economy.

Military Miami-Dade is comprised primarily of the participation of the Military Affairs Committees and Council of Chamber South, Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and local economic development organizations such as the Vision Council and Economic Development Council of South Dade. Military Miami-Dade also benefits from a strong partnership with Miami-Dade County. We are also fortunate to have public and private sector supporters and other volunteers who have a particular interest in the military.

Military Miami-Dade operates with grant funding provided by the State of Florida for the purpose of protecting and enhancing the State’s military industry. Over the past several years, Military Miami-Dade has managed over $1,000,000 in grant funding that has supported annual programming such as Doing Business with the Military – business development workshop and expo, Community Resource Guide/Discount Directory, and tracking of the economic impact. In keeping with its mission, Military Miami-Dade has successfully worked with its partners to welcome new units, such as Special Operations Command and the Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team to Miami-Dade County.

In recent years, Military Miami-Dade has also focused on the need to assist returning military personnel in finding new employment and re-establishing their lives as civilians in the community. Military Miami-Dade has established the Joining Forces Miami program that encourages local businesses to hire returning military, veterans and their spouses.

In establishing and supporting Military Miami-Dade , the Beacon Council acknowledges the economic impact of the military in Miami-Dade County.

Defense Industry Economic Impact on Miami-Dade County

  • $5.5 Billion
  • Supports 56,476 Jobs
  • Average Salary $70,300

Admiral Kurt. W. Tidd, USN, Commander Southcom is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands within the Department of Defense. The joint military command is responsible to support US National security objectives throughout the Western Hemisphere in cooperation with domestic and international partners, in order to foster security, ensure stability, and promote prosperity throughout Central and South America, the Caribbean and global community. U. S. Southern Command is prepared to conduct joint and combined full-spectrum military operations within their area of responsibility.

Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB) Col. David P. Garfield HARB hosts the 482nd Fighter Wing of the Air Force Reserve whose mission is to provide combat-ready F-16 fighter jets capable of worldwide deployment on short notice. The 482nd is the host unit at HARB. There are also a number of tenant organization located at the base, using services and infrastructure of the Air Force Reserve installation. Recently the Air Force also added a small fulltime component and the Golden Knights Have wintered here for the past five years. HARB tenants also include U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Special Operations Command South, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Defense Energy Support Center Americas, U. S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team, Florida Air National Guard 125th Fighter Wing, Florida Army National Guard 50th Regional Support Group.

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Rear Admiral Scott Buschman serves as Commander of the Seventh Coast Guard District headquartered in Miami, Florida. As District Commander, he is responsible for all Coast Guard operation in the Southeast United States and the Caribbean Basin including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Seventh District encompasses an area of 1.8 million square miles and shares operational borders with 34 Foreign Nations and Territories. Local Coast Guard facilities include a Base, Sector and Station in Miami Beach, an Air Station Law Enforcement Detachment Team at Opa Locka Airport, a Maritime Safety and Security Team at Homestead Air Reserve Base, and a Civil Engineering Unit in South Dade.

Miami VA Healthcare System Paul Russo, Director The Miami VA Healthcare System serves veterans in three South Florida counties: Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe, with an estimated veteran population of 175,000. The VA operates a 432-bed hospital in the Miami-Dade Civic Center, providing general medical, surgical, inpatient and outpatient mental health services. The Miami VA Healthcare system includes an AIDS/HIV center, a prosthetic treatment center, a spinal cord injury rehabilitative center, and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center. The VA is also responsible for two major satellite outpatient clinics in Broward and Key West, five community-based outpatient clinics in Homestead, Key Largo, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood and Deerfield Beach, and an Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Center in Miami.

Florida National Guard The Florida National Guard has nine units operating in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. One of the more significant is the Florida Air National Guard 125th Fighter Wing headquartered at HARB. As a part of NORAD these aircraft can be in the air in minutes responding to unidentified aircraft in American air space. Also headquartered at HARB is the Army Guard’s 50th regional support group.

Discounts for Veterans

Food

Anacapri Restaurant

12669 S Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156
305.232.8001
www.anacaprifood.com
Guiseppi (Joe) Zuozo Food/Restaurants.
10% discount on entire bill (excluding sales tax) with military ID.

Anacapri On 57th
5749 NW 7th Street
Miami, FL 33126
305-266-1355
www.anacaprifood.com
Guiseppi (Joe) Zuozo Food/Restaurants.
10% discount on entire bill (excluding sales tax) with military ID.

Anacapri Marketplace
12669 S Dixie Highway
Pinecrest, FL 33156
305-255-2521
www.anacaprifood.com
Guiseppi (Joe) Zuozo Food/Restaurants.
10% discount on entire bill (excluding sales tax) with military ID.

Anacapri On The Mile
264 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305-443-8388
www.anacaprifood.com
Guiseppi (Joe) Zuozo Food/Restaurants. 10% discount on entire bill (excluding sales tax) with military ID.

Anacapri To Go
20571 Old Cutler Road
Miami, FL 33189
786-573-2277
www.anacaprifood.com
Guiseppi (Joe) Zuozo Food/Restaurants. 10% discount on entire bill (excluding sales tax) with military ID.

Atlanta Bread Company
650 NE 22 Terrace
Homestead, FL 33030
786-243-9889
Richard Winters
Food/Restaurants. 25% discount on entire bill with military ID.

Beef O’Brady’s
30390 Old Dixie Highway
Homestead, FL 33030
305-242-7248
Food/Restaurants. 15% discount to military personnel in uniform.

Beef O’Brady’s
15350 NW 79 Court
Miami, FL
305-826-0909
Food/Restaurants. 15% discount to military personnel in uniform.

Beef O’Brady’s
4995 SW 148 Ave
Davie, FL
954-434-8822
Food/Restaurants. 15% discount to military personnel in uniform.

Beef O’Brady’s
10201 Hammocks Blvd.
Miami, FL
305-388-2704
Food/Restaurants. 15% discount to military personnel in uniform.

Capri Restaurant
935 N. Krome Avenue
Florida City, FL 33034
305-247-1544
Jim Accursio Food/Restaurants. 20% discount off any lunch or dinner meals with military ID.

Chili’s Grill & Bar
Miami International Airport
Concourse G Second Level
Miami, FL 33122
305-869-4830
Kristina Cormier Food/Restaurants. 10% discount on entire bill with military ID.

Chili’s Grill & Bar
Bayside Marketplace
N-212 401 Biscayne Blvd., Second Level
Miami, FL 33132
305-373-0601
Kristina Cormier
Food/Restaurants. 10% discount on entire bill with military ID.

Chili’s Grill & Bar
Cocowalk
3015 Grand Ave., Suite 301
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
305-722-7185
Kristina Cormier
Food/Restaurants. 10% discount on entire bill with military ID.

Chili’s Grill & Bar
Ives Dairy Road
19801 NW 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33169
305-722-7187
Kristina Cormier
Food/Restaurants. 10% discount on entire bill with military ID.

Fit2go
7342 NW 35 Street
Miami, FL 33122
305-718-3858
Cesar Quintero
Food/Restaurants. Fit2go lunch delivery at20% off: $8/day. Use code “MILITARY” (all caps) in company code box when ordering.

Off The Grill Bistro
12578 SW 88 Street
Miami, FL
305.274.2300
Robert Gordo, Javier Gordo
Food/Restaurants. 10% discount with military ID.

On The Border Mexican Grill
12295 SW 88 Street
Miami, FL 33186
305-275-3255
Kristina Cormier
Food/Restaurants. 10% discount on entire bill with military ID.

On The Border Mexican Grill
15301 NW 67 Avenue
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
305.871.0559
Kristina Cormier
Food/Restaurants. 10% discount on entire bill with military ID.

On The Border Mexican Grill
12100 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL
33026 954..437.3787
Kristina Cormier
Food/Restaurants. 10% discount on entire bill with military ID.

Peppy’s In The Gables
216 Palermo Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.448.1240
Joyce Kegley
Food/Restaurants. Free dinner for active military personnel with valid military ID. Not valid with any other discounts.

Quiznos Subs
698 N Homestead Boulevard
Homestead, FL 33030
305.247.6772
Food/Restaurants. 10% discount with military ID.

Quiznos Subs
2838 NE 8 Street
Homestead, FL 33033
305.245.1609

Food/Restaurants. 10% discount with military ID.
Quiznos Subs
10425 NW 41 Street
Doral, FL 33178
305.436.6667

Food/Restaurants. 50% discount with military ID.

Quiznos Subs

Redland Rib House
24856 SW 177Avenue
Homestead, FL 33031
305.246.8866
Food/Restaurants. 10% discount with military ID.

Sushi Maki
5812 Sunset Drive
South Miami, FL 33143
Food/Restaurants. 15% Discount with Military ID.

Sushi Maki
14491 South Dixie Highway
Palmetto Bay, FL 33158
Food/Restaurants. 15% Discount with Military ID.

Sushi Maki
2334 Ponce de Leon
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Food/Restaurants. 15% Discount with Military ID.

Sushi Maki
11531 SW 88 Street
Miami, FL 33176
Food/Restaurants. 15% Discount with Military ID.

Sushi Maki
1000 South Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33130
Food/Restaurants. 15% Discount with Military ID.

 

 

Comfort Suites Miami/Kendall
3901 SW 117 Avenue
Miami, FL 33177
305.220.3901
www.choicehotels.com/hotel/fl086
Ernesto Vaca
Accommodations. 5% off the official per diem rate.

Courtyard by Marriott/Downtown
200 SE Second Avenue
Miami, FL 33131
305.374.3000
www.marriottcourtyard.com
Vianny Manchebo
Accommodations. Government per diem rate available.

Courtyard by Marriott/West Doral
3929 NW 79 Avenue
Miami, FL 33166
305.420.1968
Juan Carlos Rivera
Accommodations. 10% of per diem rate.

Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport Hotel
950 NW LeJeune Road
Miami, FL 33126
305.446.9000
James Angel
Accommodations. Government per diem honored. Includes full American breakfast buffet based on single occupancy. Complimentary airport shuttle, business center as well as wireless & DSL high-speed internet access.

Doral Golf Resort & Spa/Marriott
4400 NW 87 Avenue
Miami, FL 33178
305.592.2000
www.doralresort.com
Cari Farinas, cari.farinas@marriott.com
Accommodations. Will honor government per diem based on availability.

Embassy Suites Hotel/Miami Airport
3974 NW South River Drive
Miami, FL 33142
305.634.5000
www.miamiairport.embassysuites.com
Barbara Raza
Accommodations. Government per diem rates based on availability. Complimentary breakfast, complimentary two-hour reception nightly, airport transfers, Hilton Honors points & miles.

Fairfield Inn Suites
2400 N. Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, FL 33040
305.296.5700
www.whitelodging.com
Chris Majchrowicz
Accommodations. 10% off rack rate.

Fairway Inn
100 SE First Avenue
Miami, FL 33034
305.248.4202
www.fairwayinnfl.com
Shital Petal
Accommodations. 10% off rack rate.

Four Ambassadors Suites Hotel
801 Brickell Bay Drive
Miami, FL 33131
305.371.6500 ext. 201
www.fourambassadors.cc
Carmen Darnell
Accommodations. Warmly welcomes government and military guests. Direct military reservation line:
305.371.6500 ext. 201.

Hampton Inn Hallandale Beach/Aventura
1000 South Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
954.874.1111
www.hamptoninnhallandale.com
Gladys Esquenazi
Accommodations. Government per diem rates apply. Includes breakfast, parking and high-speed internet service.

Hampton Inn & Suites – Miami South/Homestead
2855 NE 9th Street
Homestead, FL 33033
305.257.7000
HSTFL-Suites-Hampton@hilton.com
Danielle Torres
Accommodations. Government per diem rates or below.

Hilton Downtown Miami
1601 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL
305.374.0000
Mayelin Reytor, mayelin.reytor@hilton.com
Accommodations. 50% off for active duty military personnel/based on availability.

Hilton Miami Airport
5101 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126
305.265.3800
www.miamiairport.hilton.com
Wesley Galli Accommodations.
The only 4 Diamond hotel in the area. Offering Government per diem rates (based on availability).

Holiday Inn Express Miami/Kendall
11520 SW 88 Street
Miami, FL 33176
305.279.8688
www.amerisuites.com
Brian E. Rubine
Accommodations. Will honor government per diem based on availability.

Holiday Inn North Miami/Golden Glades
148 NW 167 Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33169
305.949.1441
www.holidayinn.com
Delia Sanchez Accommodations. Government per diem rate, based on availability.

Holiday Inn Port of Miami – Downtown
340 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132
305.371.4400
www.holiday-inn.com/portofmiami
Tanya Correa
Accommodations. 10% off government per diem. Includes continental breakfast, free local calls, and discount coupons to Bayside Marketplace.

Holiday Inn University of Miami
1350 South Dixie Highway
Coral Gables, FL 33146
305.667.5611
www.hicoralgables.com
Cecilia Urdaz
Accommodations.

Hyatt Place Miami Airport West
3655 NW 82 Avenue
Miami, FL 33166 305.
718.8292
www.hyattplace.com
Linda Camarena
Accommodations. Seasonal Military rates from $95 to $109 includes continental breakfast, MIA transfers, and local transfers within a 4-mile radius.

Homestead Days Inn
51 South Homestead Boulevard
Homestead, FL 33030
305.245.1260
www.daysinnhomestead.com
Fouad Hatem
Accommodations. 15% off rack rate. Includes wireless high-speed internet service and swimming pool.

Intercontinental at Doral-Miami
2505 NW 87 Ave Doral, FL 33172
305.468.1378
Alex Garcia, alex.garcia@r-hr.com
Accommodations. Government rate honored based upon availability.

La Quinta
10821 Caribbean Boulevard
Miami, FL 33189
305.278.0001
www.laquinta.com
Accommodations. Call for government rates.

La Quinta
3800 Commercial Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
954.485.7900
www.laquinta.com
Accommodations. Call for government rates.

La Quinta
13651 NW Second Street
Sunrise, FL 33325
954.846.1200
www.laquinta.com
Accommodations. Call for government rates.

La Quinta
3501 NW LeJeune Road
Miami, FL 33142
305.871.1777
www.laquinta.com
Accommodations. Call for government rates.

Miami Dadeland Marriott
9090 South Dadeland Boulevard
Miami, FL 33156
305.670.1035
Florencia Rotemberg
Accommodations. Call for government rates.

Ocean Five Hotel
436 Ocean Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305.532.7093
www.oceanfive.com
Annabelle Grajales
Accommodations. Seasonal military rates from $89 – $139 plus tax, based on availability. Includes continental breakfast and wireless internet. Reservations required.

The Prince of Homestead Inn/ Inn of Homestead
1020 N. Homestead Boulevard
Homestead, FL 33030
305.248.2121
www.theinnofhomestead.com
Eulalia Hernandez
Accommodations. 10% discount with military ID.

Redland Hotel & Historic Inn
5 South Flagler Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
305.246.1904
www.redlandhotel.com
Katy Oleson or Nancy Gust
Accommodations. 20% off rooms. Not valid with specials, happy hour or other discounts.

Residence Inn by Marriott
1212 NW 82 Ave
Miami, FL 33126
305.591.2211
jsantos@lhmhotels.com
Hotel is one block from U.S. Southern Command and offers extended stay for government and military employees. Per diem rates and lower discounts – including full breakfast daily. Discounts for relocating families.

Residence Inn by Marriott at Aventura Mall
19900 West Country Club Drive
Aventura, FL 33180
786.528.1001
www.residenceinn.com/miara
Luza Gutierrez Accommodations.
10% off regular rates. Complimentary full breakfast buffet. Free parking and internet access.

Sofitel Miami
5800 Blue Lagoon Drive
Miami, FL 33126
305.503.8317
www.sofitel.com
Christina Candler
Accommodations. Government per diem honored throughout the year without restrictions. Subject to availability.

Super 8 Motel
1202 North Krome Avenue
Florida City, FL 33034
305.245.0311
www.super8.com
Louis Zapata
Accommodations. 10% off rack rate.

Towne Place Suites by Marriott/West Doral
10505 NW 36 Street
Doral, FL 33178
305.420.1968
Dora Moscoso
Accommodations. 10% of per diem rate.

Value Palace Hotel
2750 NE 8 Street
Homestead, FL 33030
305.248.4300
Sylvia Bernstein
Accommodations. Lodging discount to military – on duty, retired and family members.

Country Inn & Suites Miami-Kendall
11750 Mills Drive
Miami, FL 33183
305.270.0359
www.wesleyinnandsuites.com
Louis Zapata
Accommodations. 15% off rack rate.

Wyndham Miami Airport Hotel
3900 NW 21 Avenue
Miami, FL 33142
305.871.3800
www.wyndhamhotelmia.com
Rosa Berrocal
Accommodations. Per diem rate includes drink coupons and breakfast buffet. Closest hotel to the airport.

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

Busch Gardens, SeaWorld and Sesame Park
888.800.5447
www.herosalute.com
Attractions. Active military personnel can register at website or at park entrance plaza for single-day complimentary admission. Valid up to 3 direct dependents. Military ID required.

Calder Race Course
P.O. Box 1808
Miami, FL 33055
305.625.1311
www.calderracecourse.com
Tammy Gantt
Attractions. Free admission for active military personnel in uniform.

Children’s Schoolhouse Museum
129 E. Ocean Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33435
561.742.6780
www.schoolhousemuseum.org
Michael Hall
Attractions.

Coral Castle
28655 S. Dixie Highway
Homestead, FL
305.248.6345
www.coralcastle.com
Attractions. Save $1 on admission with military ID.

Everglades Alligator Farm
40351 SW 192 Avenue
Florida City, FL 33034
305.247.2628
www.everglades.com
Deborah Thibos
Attractions. Free admission to farm and show for active duty personnel with military ID. Not valid for groups of six or more.

FIU Athletics
University Park, PA111
Miami, FL 33199
305.348.3595
www.fiualumni.com/patherperks
Attractions. Visit our website for discount information. Go Golden Panthers!

Florida Marlins
Dolphin Stadium
2267 Dan Marino Boulevard
Miami, FL 33056
1.877.MARLINS
www.floridamarlins.com
Attractions. Free game admission for active and reserve military personnel and their dependents. Present military ID at Gate F box office. For more information visit the website or call the number above.

Gold Coast Railroad Museum
by Miami Zoo Miami
12450 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177
305.253.0063
www.gcrm.org
Attractions. Free admission to all U.S. Service personnel and their immediate families.

Jungle Island
1111 Parrot Jungle Trail
Miami, FL 33178
305.2.jungle
www.jungleisland.com
Sandra Edwards
Attractions. Free admission for military personnel with proper ID. 15% discount for family members – PLU#9973. Not valid with other offers or for events.
Keys Diver Snorkel Tours
99696 Overseas Highway, Unit 1
Key Largo, FL 33037
305.451.1177
www.keysdiver.com
Todd Firm or Charlotte Raulston
Attractions. $2 off a tour per person. Snorkel equipment included. Cannot be combined with any other discounts.

Keys Gate Golf & Country Club
2300 SE Palm Drive
Homestead, FL 33035
305.230.0362
www.keysgategolf.com
Mike or Larry
Attractions. $35.00 plus tax (Winter Rate); Call for Summer Specials & Rates.

Miami Children’s Museum
980 Macarthur Causeway
Miami, FL 33132
305.373.5437
www.miamichildrensmuseum.org
Attractions. 50% off general admission with military ID, valid for up to four guests.

Miami-Dade County Fair – Live the Experience!
March 15 – April 1, 2012 Be There! The Fair!
10901 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33165
786.315.5112
E. Karen Seay
Attractions. Military Day is Friday, March 16, 2012. Active Military with ID admitted free along with up to 4 family members. Mondays thru Fridays each week active military with ID may purchase a family pass for $6.00 (up to 4 members per family).

Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
305.361.5705
www.miamiseaquarium.com
Eric Eimstad
Attractions. 50% off admission with military ID, valid for up to 6 guests. Plus free ad mission with military ID on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day.

Monkey Jungle
14805 SW 216 Street
Miami, FL 33170
305.235.1611
www.monkeyjungle.com
Sharon DuMond
Attractions. Active duty: Free admission with military ID. Family: $2 off adult & $1 off child ages 3-9.

Redland Golf & Country Club
24451 Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33031
305.247.8503
www.redlandcc.com
Bruce Holloway
Attractions. 10% discount with Military ID/2 for 1 Happy Hour.

Sailboards Miami Windsurf School and Kayak Center
Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscayne, FL
305.361.7245
www.sailboardsmiami.com
Karen DeLeon
Attractions. $5 off an hourly rentals or lessons. Learn to windsurf in 2 hours guaranteed!

Speed Demons Kart Racing & Arcade
453 N. Krome Avenue
Florida City, FL 33034
305.246.0086
www.speeddemonskarting.com
Donna Padu
Attractions. Free annual membership to all active duty military personnel. Includes head sock, 1 race and free race on your birthday. $25 value.

ZOO Miami
12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177
305.251.0400
www.zoomiami.org
Julio Mesa Attractions. Receive a 25% discount off regular adult or child admission (up to 4 tickets). Military ID required at time of purchase.

Zoological Society of Florida (ZSF)
12400 SW 152 Street
Miami, FL 33177
305.255.5551
www.zoomiami.org
Jessicac@zsf.org
Attractions. Offer: 15% discount off the regular price of admission. Discount cannot be combined with other offers. 

 

 

Anthony’s Florists & Gifts Inc.

701 E. Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale, FL 33009
305.895.6800 or 800.989.8765
www.anthonysflorist.com 
Virgil or Nancy Products. Free delivery and no service charge on all orders (save up to $19.99). Mention reference code # M05.

 

Apricot Office Supplies & Furniture Inc.

1013 Park Center Boulevard
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
305.463.8872
www.apricots.com 
Stacey Silvera
Products. Full service office supplies and office furniture company offering next day delivery on office supplies. Discounts up to 60% off list price. Visit us at www.ofusaecatalog.com/181.

 

Avon by Suzy

1845 NE 8 Street
Homestead, FL
305.248.2414
www.avonbysuzy.com
Sue Products. 15% off all items with Military ID.

 

BudStop Florist

16705 Old Cutler Road
Miami, FL 33157
305.255.0330 or 1.800.771.0330
www.Budstopflorist.com 
Products. 10% off on local deliveries & in-store purchases.

 

Carl Pelt & Son’s Goodyear

289 South Krome Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
305.247.1428
Steve Pelt
Products. 10% discount on tires & mechanical services for all military personnel.

 

GO USA.Designs by Darenda

240 South Krome Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
305.245.4355
www.designsbydarenda.com 
Darenda Darnell
Products. 10% discount on both local & out-of-town flower & gift baskets.

 

Andy Fischer & Sons Jewelers

40 NW 14 Street
Homestead, FL 33030
305.245.8175
www.andyfischerandsons.com 
Andy Fischer
Products. Discounts on all purchases. A gift for everyone.

 

Flag Mart

4829 SW 154 Avenue
Miami, FL 33185
305.562.0551
Jeff Wander
Products. Any size or type USA, world, military, religious, sports and custom flags. 35% off with Military ID.Frames USA & Art Gallery/30 Minute Custom Framing6822 SW 40 Street (Bird Road)
Miami, FL 33155
www.frameusamiami.com 
305.666.3355
Adam Brand Products. 15% discount on all picture framing.

 

Green Guard First Aid & Safety Equipment

1565 NW 88 Avenue, #C
Miami, FL 33172
305.471.0747
www.greenguard.net 
Felipe E. Madrigal Products. First aid kits & cabinets uniquely stocked for home, auto & work.Havana

 

Humidor of Homestead

650 NE 22 Terrace #108
Homestead, FL 33033
305.245.5808
Gabriel Miranda
info@havanahumidorcigar.com
Products. 10% off all purchases with Military ID.

 

Homestead Tire & Auto Service Center/Goodyear Trip Center

406 Washington Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
305.245.9533
Michele Pederra Products. 10% off all tires and service sales. A company owned by individuals who have served and are serving!

 

Ice Tee’s Inc. Screen Printing & Embroidery

250 NW 12 Street, Suite 4
Florida City, FL 33034
305.242.1233
Cynthia Burgess
Products. 5% off first order. Contact in reference to seasonal specials.

 

IM Jewelers No. 4 Inc.

897 North Homestead Blvd.
Homestead, FL 33030
305.248.4340
Isreal Marin
IMjewelers@aol.com 
Products. 15% discount on purchase with Military ID.

 

In Motion Imaging

3541 NW 82 Avenue
Doral, FL 33122
305.392.7450
www.inmotionimaging.com 
Carlos Winitzky Products.
Trade show displays, lightboxes, large format printing, art reproduction, banners, stands and more.

Joe’s Junk Yard, Inc.

250 SW 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
786.295.9140
Johnny Filipovic
Products. Various discounts – ranging from 10% to 30% off.

 

KAT Marketing Group

14773 SW 155 Place
Miami, FL 33196
305.378.6898
www.KATMarketingGroup.com 
Alice Kielman
Products. 10% off advertising promotional products excluding specials, setups & taxes. Other restrictions may apply.

 

Knight Bikes at Southland Mall

20505 South Dixie Highway, #1389
Miami, FL 33189
305.235.3105
www.knightbikes.com 
Tom Balaguer
Products. 10% off all parts & accessories.

 

Mary Kay

7790 SW 144 Street
Palmetto Bay, FL 33158
305.232.0306
www.marykay.com/damaris17 
Damaris Perez Daugherty
Products. 20% off purchase or $50 in free products with purchase of a Miracle Set. My little “thanks” to you!

 

McLeans Homestead Floral & Gift Shoppe

967 Krome Ave
Homestead, FL 33030
305.247.4241
SueMcleansflowers@aol.com 
Products. 15% discount with Military ID.

 

Miami Dade Verizon Wireless

13835 S. Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33176
305.262.7662
Vincent Fernandez
Products. 25% off retail prices on all accessories. Activation fee waived on all new activations. We come to you. Call now.

 

Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald

One Herald Plaza
Miami, FL 33132
305.376.8956
Products. Discount on either a Miami Herald or El Nuevo Herald subscription. Offer code ODS.

 

Minuteman Press at The Falls

8884 SW 129 Terrace
Miami, FL 33176
305.256.6902
www.mmpfalls.com 
Zac Hall
Products. 10% discount with Military ID presented at time of order.

 

Minuteman Press of Homestead

40 SE 4th Road
Homestead, FL 33030
305.242.6800
Tonya McHugh
Products. 10% discount on all printing with Military ID presented at time of order.

 

Mud Puddle Ceramics & Supplies

201 SW 2 Ave #119
Florida City, FL 33034
305.247.8133
www.mudpuddleceramics.com 
Terrie Dawkins Products. 10% discount with Military ID.

 

Naturewise Products, Inc.

PO Box 4479
Princeton, FL 33092
305.258.1867
Harley Morgan/Nina Betancourt
Products. Preferred customer discount of 15% off first order.

 

Pianos Plus, Inc.(Home at Miami Music Works)
11771 S Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33156
305.256.1655
www.miamimusicworks.com 
Candy Rose
Products. An additional 5% off our export and institutional prices to the public.

 

Pak Mail of Homestead

1815 NE 8 Street
Homestead, FL 33033
305.246.4600
Maria Gan or Julio Beso
Products. 10% off anything in the store and all shipping services, office services, including notary services.

 

RP Smith Plumbing

34 NW 9 Avenue
Homestead, FL 33030
305.246.4599
Richard Smith
Products. 10% off all products and services

 

Sabor Havana Cigars

10101 Sunset Drive
Miami, FL 33173
305.412.0720
www.saborhavanacigars.com 
Jorge L. Valdes
Products. 10% off any purchase with ID.

 

Sabor Havana Cigars

2309 Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Coral Gables, FL 33134
305.444.1764
www.saborhavanacigars.com 
Jorge L. Valdes
Products. 10% off any purchase with ID.

 

Sabor Havana Cigars

4530 PGA Boulevard, Suite 3
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
33418
561.626.6700
www.saborhavanacigars.com 
Jorge L. Valdes
Products. 10% off any purchase with ID.

 

Sabor Havana Cigars

2600 NW 87 Avenue, Suite 3
Doral, FL 33172
305.436.8860
www.saborhavanacigars.com 
Jorge L. Valdes
Products. 10% off any purchase with ID.

 

Sailfish Landing Fine Wine & Spirits

35202 South Dixie Highway #100
Florida City, FL 33034
305.246.4000
Brian DeWolfe
Products. 10% discount with Military ID.

 

Schnebly Redland Winery

30205 SW 217 Avenue
Homestead, FL 33033
305.242.1224
www.schneblywinery.com 
Bridget Bechelmayr
Products. Free tour and tasting with Military ID. Tours available on weekends or by reservation.

 

Sir Speedy Printing

6161 Miami Lakes Drive East
Miami Lakes, FL 33014
305.558.0144
Susy or Reuven Kanner
Products. 10% off on all services.

 

Skags Office Products Inc.

6535 NW 84 Avenue
Miami, FL 33166
305.591.7524 ext. 252
www.skags.com 
Tim or Dennis McDermott
Products. 41% off GSA catalog. 25% off toner cartridges & electronics. GSA federal supply schedule. Next day delivery.

 

South Dade Dodge

16501 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33157
305.278.9994
Jay Rivchin
Products. $100 above dealer invoice to exclude certain vehicles. Discounts on parts & services.

 

South Motors BMW

16215 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL 33157
305.256.2200
Oliver Mayoral
Products. Up to 5% discount on selected models plus 10% off at BMW boutique.

 

Stembridge Furniture, Inc.

545 NE 125 Street North
Miami, FL 33161-4718
305.893.0800
John Stembridge
Products. 20% off retail pricing. 10% off sale pricing.

 

Sunset Country & Western Store

16300 SW 296 Street
Homestead, FL 33033
305.245.2935
www.sunsetcountrywestern.com 
Ana or Jeff Butt Products. 10% off excluding feed, salt, & already discounted merchandise.

 

Terryfic Ad Specialties Inc.

P.O. Box 140873
Coral Gables, FL 33114
305.448.4477
www.terryficad.com
Kathy Terry Products. 15% off promotional items unless better manufacturer offer.Terry

 

Jacobs Make-Up Studio

2934 SW 30 Court
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
305.856.4066
www.terryjacobs.com 
Terry Jacobs
Products. 15% off all product & services. Featuring Tropical Waters Cooling

 

Mist.Urban Distributors LLC

801 Brickell Ave, Suite 900
Miami, FL 33131
305.675.3113
Angelly Coccaro
acoccaro@urbandistributors.us 
Products. Disabled service veteran offers military discounts on electronics, computer related products, computers cameras, televisions, etc.

 

The Water Wizard

13275 SW 136 Street, #26
Miami, FL 33186
305.235.3508
www.kinetico.com 
Rick Escauriza
Products. Save 5% on any water treatment equipment, filtration systems or air purification systems, plus fee installation. Call for a free water analysis. 

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) Admiral Kurt W. Tidd serves as the Commander of U.S. Southern Command, which is responsible for all Department of Defense security cooperation in the 45 nations and territories of Central and South America and the Caribbean Sea, an area of 16 million square miles, and is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands within the Department of Defense. The joint military command is responsible for providing contingency planning, operations, and security cooperation in its assigned Area of Responsibility, which covers much of the Western Hemisphere, in tandem with domestic and international partners. U. S. Southern Command is prepared to conduct joint and combined full-spectrum military operations within their area of responsibility.

U.S. Army Garrison, Miami James A. “Chuck” Walls serves as Director of U.S. Army Garrison, Miami, which provides quality installation support services, infrastructure, and force protection to U.S. Southern Command; supports tenant units, their service members, families and civilians; and enables the Combatant Command to accomplish its mission.

Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB) Col. David P. Garfield serves as the Commander of the 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base (HARB). Its mission is to provide combat-ready F-16 fighter jets capable of worldwide deployment on short notice. While the 482nd is the host unit at HARB, there are also a number of tenant organization located at the base, using services and infrastructure of the Air Force Reserve installation. Recently, the Air Force also added a small fulltime component and the Golden Knights Have wintered there in recent years. HARB tenants also include U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Special Operations Command South, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Defense Energy Support Center Americas, U. S. Coast Guard Maritime Safety and Security Team, Florida Air National Guard 125th Fighter Wing, and Florida Army National Guard 50th Regional Support Group.

U.S. Coast Guard 7th District Rear Admiral Peter J. Brown serves as Commander of the Seventh Coast Guard District headquartered in Miami, Florida. As District Commander, he is responsible for all Coast Guard operation in the Southeast United States and the Caribbean Basin including Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Seventh District encompasses an area of 1.8 million square miles and shares operational borders with 34 Foreign Nations and Territories. Local Coast Guard facilities include a Base, Sector, and Station in Miami Beach; an Air Station Law Enforcement Detachment Team at Opa Locka Airport; a Maritime Safety and Security Team at Homestead Air Reserve Base; and a Civil Engineering Unit in South Dade.

Miami VA Healthcare System Paul Russo serves as the Director The Miami VA Healthcare System, which assists veterans in three South Florida counties: Miami-Dade, Broward and Monroe, with a veteran population of over 150,000. The VA operates 372 hospital beds and provides general medical, surgical, inpatient and outpatient mental health services. The Miami VA Healthcare system includes an AIDS/HIV center, a prosthetic treatment center, a spinal cord injury rehabilitative center, and Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center. In addition to the parent facility, the Bruce W. Carter Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in downtown Miami, the VA is also responsible for two major satellite outpatient clinics in Broward and Key West; five community-based outpatient clinics in Homestead, Key Largo, Pembroke Pines, Hollywood and Deerfield Beach; and an Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Center in Miami.

Florida National Guard The Florida National Guard has nine units operating in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. One of the more significant units is the Florida Air National Guard 125th Fighter Wing, headquartered at HARB. As a part of NORAD, these aircraft can be in the air in minutes responding to unidentified aircraft in American air space. Also headquartered at HARB is the Army Guard’s 50th regional support group.

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