Now,  our goal is to raise $1,500,000 to begin the construction of a facility on this property.  Called a “Team House” in the tradition of Army Special Forces, the building will serve the following purposes.

  • Function as the permanent headquarters and historical landmark for US Army Special Forces personnel living and serving here in Tampa Bay.

  • Provide a facility to connect Special Forces personnel to the Tampa Bay community by way of career counseling, business formation and development, and professional networking for those who are transitioning to civilian life.

  • Be the center of Special Operations outreach to the Tampa Bay community, a place to host social events, briefings and seminars for Tampa's government and business leaders concerning the activities, capabilities and benefits to the community of America's most professional warriors and their families.

  • Provide a quiet place where combat veterans can meet with the various Veteran Service Organizations that are chartered to provide assistance and benefits to our separating warriors and their families.

  • Serve as a community gathering place for America's most elite warriors and their families.  A place where, in the company of their family, friends and peers, they can celebrate milestones such as weddings, birthdays, promotions and retirements, as well as seek solace and encouragement from one another while facing the unique challenges and hardships of military life at the "Tip of the Spear."

Special Forces Team House Initiative

TGBA is located in Tampa Florida, home to the United States Special Operations Command which commands all Special Operations forces worldwide.  Army Green Berets, Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, Air Force and Marine Special Operators, all of America’s most elite military forces are commanded from right here at MacDill Air Force base.  Here of all places, you might think there would be a facility where Special Forces personnel could assemble, much like your local American Legion or VFW Post.  Remarkably, there has never been such a facility here Tampa.  So in the summer of 2004 the members of Chapter LX dedicated themselves to changing that.  Since then our efforts have resulted in the purchase of a large lot approximately ¼ mile north of the main entrance to MacDill Air Force base.  

Architectural concept of our Special Forces Team House

Our floor plan includes 2 event rooms, a bar with kitchen, bathrooms, office space, display space, storage and more.

Our new address will be 6207 S. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33611

When completed, the approximately 6,000 square foot building will be a unique, world class facility to serve the purposes listed above and many more.  We sincerely hope you will consider helping us achieve this goal with your financial contribution, which is fully tax deductible in accordance with section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.  Consult with your tax advisor for additional information.  Our Employee Identification Number (EIN) is 45-1773565.

You can mail your tax-deductible contribution to TGBA, P.O. Box 6515, Tampa, FL 33608 or click the donate button below to make your contribution with a major credit card.    Please contact us for more information.   Thank you, and “De Oppresso Liber!”

The Tampa Green Beret Association