MacDill Air Force Base as part of the military coalition fighting the war on terrorism. MacDill AFB in Tampa, is the headquarters responsible for the United States military presence in the Middle East region whose mission statement is as follows: With national and international partners, United States Central Command promotes cooperation among nations, responds to crises, and deters or defeats state and non-state aggression, and supports development and, when necessary, reconstruction in order to establish the conditions for regional security, stability, and prosperity. Avenida Suites will be providing furnished apartments in Tampa for these officers and their families who will join the headquarters staff for up to one year at a time. Since these officers and their families will be coming into an environment in which they are unfamiliar, Avenida Suites is the perfect company to provide their corporate housing in Tampa. The company President, Dan Gorman, is a service disabled veteran Marine Corps officer who spent several years working with and training foreign military officers in more than 20 different countries. One of the things that made his time in these foreign countries very successful was his ability to connect with and understand the many different cultures. He always made it a point to connect with them by learning their language, their customs, and traditions. Connecting with these officers who are newly relocating to Tampa---by helping them to assimilate into the American society and providing a smooth transition for them and their families with a warm and welcoming furnished apartment in Tampa will be a huge plus in furthering the military and political relationships between the United States and these international countries. As is most often the case with any relocation, finding suitable, safe, secure and comfortable housing can be a huge drain mentally and physically. Avenida Suites relieves this strain and burden since these furnished apartments in Tampa will include everything these incoming officers will need, from the furniture, to the linens, and even the dishes and utilities. We are very excited to have been chosen for this award and look forward to meeting and serving the needs of foreign military officers for several years to come, said Claudia Gorman, company vice president and native of Brazil. Avenida Suites is a SBA certified HUB zone and disabled veteran owned small business located in Tampa Florida. Avenida Suites has provided temporary furnished apartments for military personnel at MacDill for several years and is also the fastest growing corporate housing company in Tampa and Orlando Florida.