Military Affairs Committee (MAC)
The Hampton Military Affairs Committee's goal is to maintain a strong, healthy, and cooperative relationship between the city and its local military facilities, members of the Armed Forces, military families, and our veterans. This includes those active duty, prior service, and retired military personnel residing in Hampton and/or serving at Langley AFB, the VA Medical Center, and military installations in greater Hampton Roads. This collaborative relationship is accomplished through information sharing, special events, identification of important resources and opportunities and other forms of civic partnership.
Feb. 15, 2018 - Imagine. Invent. Inspire. Those are key words this year for "Little Heroes at Home, Celebration of the Military Child." The annual event honoring military children takes place Saturday, April 7 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Read on...
Aug. 22, 2017 - Hampton's Adopt an Airman program is in urgent need of host families to provide a much-needed home away from home for young men and women in the Air Force. Read on...
May 10, 2017 - Hampton Roads, including the City of Hampton, has been designated one of eight "Great American Defense Communities" by the Association of Defense Communities for providing unwavering support to service members and military families. Read on...
Choose Hampton: a Military Friendly Community
The Hampton Military Affairs Committee is the first MAC in Hampton Roads. Its mission is reflective of Hampton’s commitment to our military, our veterans, and their families. Comprised of community-minded professionals and volunteers, MAC members bring a depth of experience working with veteran and active duty military communities. Our efforts are made possible by the strong support of elected and appointed officials of the City.
As the first English-speaking settlement in America, the character of Hampton has been molded by its rich history and engaged citizenry. But it has been equally influenced by the presence of its large active-duty military and veteran communities. The 2000 U.S. Census revealed that Hampton has the greatest concentration of veterans in the adult civilian population - 27.1% - of any American city with a population greater than 100,000. Learn more about living in the City of Hampton, VA.
The Hampton MAC, with its strong support of the military, veterans, and their families, is working to create one of the most military-friendly communities in America. From coordinating exceptional celebrations to assisting and recognizing our military and veterans at community events, the MAC works tirelessly on their behalf.