Military Affairs Association





Purpose:

The Military Affairs Association, Inc., is made up of Chamber members, but is operated under a separate corporate and dues structure.  The purpose of the non-profit association is to promote goodwill between Laughlin AFB and the Community, assist in the integration of military personnel to Del Rio, coordinate efforts to strengthen current missions and assist in possible new missions, and implement measures to be taken to ensure Laughlin and Del Rio's future.


Major Goals:

  1. Be classified as the best in A.E.T.C. Base-Community Relations.
  2. Maintain a task force that to ensure the future of Laughlin AFB and Del Rio.
  3. Coordinate efforts with military, city, county and school.
  4. Provide necessary sponsorship for VIP military when in Del Rio.
  5. Recognize outstanding military and civilian accomplishments.
  6. Provide Class Sponsors for each new pilot training class.
  7. Welcome all permanent party transfers to laughlin and offer assistance where needed.
  8. Recruit necessary members and financial support to accomplish our combined goals.

Member Benefits Include Take advantage of the opportunity to promote your business and network.

    • PUBLICITY BOOST  for your business that will increase exposure both online and offline. Your business will be included in our business directory listing with a link on the chamber web page at:  drchamber.com
    • AN OPPORTUNITY TO HOST A MONTHLY NETWORKING MIXER at your place of business and or partner with another business. This is a great networking tool and is held at an informal setting.
    • BUSINESS INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION - place your business cards/brochures in the public area of the chamber office.
    • BUSINESS PROMOTION on our FB Page as well as on our E-mail blasts that are sent every Wednesday & Friday to over 1200 recipients! 
    • MONTHLY MEMBER LUNCHEON MEETING – 2nd Wednesday of every month – held at the Ramada Sun Blossom Room
    • BREAKFAST EXCHANGE – 3rd Wednesday of every month –8am-9am & held at a different business each month.   This is an informal venue to meet business members. Be ready for breakfast and to give everyone your 60-second elevator pitch!
    • MONTHLY MEMBER MIXERS – 4th Thursday of every month – hosted at a different venue every month.
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