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Veteran Strong

is a new original 30 minute television series focused on sharing military Veteran stories in the greater Tampa Bay business and civic communities. The series will also highlight programs, resources, and benefits of interest to, and available to Veterans of all ages. The show is produced by TBAE with content input from a variety of local Veterans and Veteran groups. Each episode will feature 3 segments: a “VET Strong” story - highlighting a VET company/group/ individual success story; followed by two segments that will showcase various resources and benefits available to Veterans in the Tampa Bay community. Hillsborough County is home to 98,000+ Veterans. Interviews take place in the TBAE production studio and on-location depending on each week’s subjects.


Lee Gray The pilot show episode premiered in 2019 with special host Brigadier General Lee Gray, US Army (Retired). VETERAN STRONG is a first of its kind community service and educational broadcast celebrating Veterans.

Goals & Benefits

  • Increase awareness of the value that Veterans contribute to the thriving Tampa Bay business & civic community.
  • Help identify and discuss important issues facing Veterans and share Veteran success stories.
  • Build a strong following among the Veterans community and their friends.
  • Recognize individuals and entities that support Veterans.
  • Make Veterans aware of supporting opportunities on a timely basis.
  • Provide organizations supporting Veterans a platform in which to share their mission with viewers.
  • Gain national recognition for Tampa’s efforts to support Veterans by making these programs.
  • TBAE has strong ties to the Veteran community and will market the show aggressively to the business and civic community, Veterans groups and local officials who are Veterans.

Sponsorship TagSponsorship opportiunuties are available for this program! Please contact Jessica Sturges, TBAE's Director of Development for more information. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (813) 254-2253 ext. 702.