Congressman Darrell Issa was in attendance to address the troops and spent time after the ceremony speaking with individual Marines and Sailors and their guests. The keynote speaker for the event was Colonel John R. Polidoro, Jr., Commanding Officer of Headquarters and Support BN, MCB Camp Pendleton.
Thirty-five Marines and Sailors representing various units from aboard Camp Pendleton were recognized with plaques from the Oceanside Chamber and certificates from Oceanside Mayor Jim Wood, Supervisor Bill Horn, Assemblymember Rocky Chavez, State Senator Pat Bates and Congressman Darrell Issa.
Oceanside Chamber’s Military Spouse of the Year was also announced at the event with three finalists in attendance. Finalists included Suzan Simon, Leigh Thoman, Toni Stinson, with Simon being named the winner.