The United Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce has a long-standing tradition of support for Naval Air Station-Corpus Christi, the Corpus Christi Army Depot, Coast Guard Sector 6, and Naval Air Station-Kingsville. As a mission, the Chamber will continue to find ways to support the Corpus Christi military in all its endeavors.
Direct Military Programming for the Chamber:
The Chamber purchases the Wings of Gold for all aviators who complete the training program at NASCC. This tradition dates back to 1941, including the wings given to former President George H.W. Bush, who was winged at NASCC.
Every week, the Chamber welcomes new student pilots to NASCC during their indoctrination class. A member of the Chamber staff welcomes the student to Corpus Christi, answers questions and distributes information about our area.
Military Resource Committee
This committee works to bridge the gap between organizations and their businesses that support active duty military, veterans and their families.
South Texas Military Facilities Task Force
Made up of business and community leaders, the goal of this committee is to raise awareness of the importance of our own military bases in our community and to advocate on their behalf at the local, state and federal level.
Salute to the Military
Held every July, this signature event allows the Chamber to celebrate our military family in Corpus Christi and honor their service and sacrifice. There are typically around 600 in attendance including enlisted and officers from all our local branches of the military.
FACTS about our Coastal Bend Military Installations and their significant impact on the local economy: (insert link)