About the Homestead Military Affairs Committee
The Homestead - Florida City Military Affairs Committee (MAC) has been formally supporting the local military mission since 1967, and informally back to 1955. At that time, the Strategic Air Command announced plans to activate Homestead Air Force Base and the community formed the "Civilian-Military Liaison Committee", whose charter was to establish a solid relationship between the air base and local communities of Homestead and Redlands.
The MAC has actively supported the military then and now - providing community action and support:
- Spearheading a two year campaign to retain the 482nd Fighter Wing after hurricane Andrew in 1992
- Supporting preservation of the F-4 Phantom on US 1 to announce that "this is a military community"
- Providing a US Flag visible from the Turnpike and for miles, as a symbol to again announce the area's military presence
- Supporting the recognition and advancement of military personnel at Homestead ARB through a quarterly and annual military and civilian awards program
- Maintaining the military heritage and spirit throughout the area with programs such as exhibits in the 482d's Heritage Hall, and Military History presentations for the local community
- Providing "Green Card Campaigns" and active congressional contact to support further expansion of the mission at Homestead ARB and improved Quality of Life initiatives for local military members
- Sponsor and supporter for the annual "Wings Over Homestead" air show
For more information on the MAC's history, please see the "History" tab of this website.