For the past 17 years in celebration of Armed Forces Day (May 18, 2019), the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has brought the city and business community together to honor and show appreciation to all of the men and women of our armed forces and their families with a day of FREE Food and Entertainment titled¬†“Operation Appreciation.”

The day consists of a host of activities including a Children’s Fun Zone, live entertainment and a FREE full catered meal served by local military and political dignitaries.

The beach is loaded with military land and amphibious displays including the LCAC for visitors to explore!

The souvenir program is distributed to each person entering the event. The program is also distributed aboard Camp Pendleton and surrounding areas one week prior to the event.

View the 2018 Armed Forces Day “Operation Appreciation” program by clicking [ here ]