MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of
military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically
nonpartisan organization. With about 360,000 members from every branch
of service - including active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve,
and former officers and their families - we are a powerful force
speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of
military officers at every stage of their careers.
association plays an active role in military personnel matters and
especially proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired
community, and veterans of the uniformed services.
Area Chapter, MOAA, was chartered on November 12, 1970. Col (Ret) Howard
E. Derby, USAR, as Regional Representative of the Retired Officers
Association made the presentation. Dues were set at $2 per year, plus a
national fee of $8.
26 members attended the meeting, which
included a dinner entrée choice of turkey or Swiss Steak at a cost of
$3.80 per person. Officers were elected and committees were appointed
for Programs, Publicity, Membership, and Public Affairs.
were scheduled monthly during the fall, winter, and spring months.
Program topics were alternated between those of military and general
Membership included a generous mix of all US services,
officer ranks, and spouses. All have always been welcome to attend the
gatherings. The Chapter has experienced regular growth, currently with
more than 200 members.
All member of US Uniformed Services are
strongly encouraged to join and take an active role in the Chapter. With
One Powerful Voice, a strong national defense and deserved entitlements
can be maintained.