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Central Virginia MOAA
 
Chapter Info

MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of officers of the uniformed services. It and the Central Virginia Chapter are independent, nonprofit, and politically nonpartisan organizations.

 

Mission of the Central Virginia Chapter

 

The mission of the Chapter is to promote the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA); foster relations among retired, active and former officers of the uniformed services and their National Guard or Reserve components; advance the rights and interests of active duty, retired, Reserve and National Guard personnel of the uniformed services, their families and their survivors; provide useful services for members and their families; and serve the community and the Nation. The Chapter has monthly social activities including luncheons, a more formal dinner in June, and an annual picnic at a farm in the middle of Virginia’s picturesque horse country.

Information on Joining the Chapter

 

Membership in the Central Virginia Chapter is open to active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, former commissioned officers, and warrant officers of the uniformed services - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Auxiliary membership is also available for surviving spouses of deceased officers. Eligible officers are invited to join us by contacting Membership Chairman Rich DeMong (email: DeMong@outlook.com). Regular members’ dues are $25.00 annually and are waived for the first year. Dues for Auxiliary Members are $15.00 annually.

Chapter members are also stongly encouraged to be active members in the national Military Officers Association of America organization.

Chapter Activities and Accomplishments

  •  The Central Virginia Chapter holds monthly luncheon meetings at the Glenmore Country Club on the fourth Thursday of each month, October through May (except November when Veterans Day is observed with a special function). At each luncheon the Chapter hosts a prominent guest speaker. Recent speakers have included: Ms. Kat Imhoff, Chairman of the Montpelier Foundation; Dr. Richard Shannon, Executive VP for Health Affairs at the University of Virginia; RADM Terrance McKnight, USN (Ret), Commander of Expeditionary Strike Group 2 (anti-piracy mission); Dr. Brantly Womack, Professor of Foreign Affairs at the University of Virginia; Dr. Andrew O'Shaughnessy, VP of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation; and others.

  • In September, the membership enjoys a picnic at the beautiful farm of one our Chapter members located in the heart of Virginia’s scenic horse country.

  • Each June the Chapter celebrates its founding with a more formal dinner at the Glenmore Country Club. NEXT EVENT: The Central Virginia Chapter will welcome the new President of the Military Officers Association, Lt Gen Dale Atkins, USAF (Ret).

  •  For the third consecutive year the Central Virginia Chapter has received the 5-Star Level of Excellence Award. An award received by only the most outstanding chapters in MOAA.

  • Our chapter newsletter, The Bugle, has received recognition for two consecutive years as one of the outstanding newsletter in the nation for a chapter our size.

  •  Our Legislative Committee has:

             - worked closely with out local member of Congress to assist in the development of the VALOR (Veterans Administration Legislative and Objective Review) act currently being considered by Congress.

             - visited members of House of Delegates and Senators of the Commonwealth of Virginia to support legislation proposed by the Joint Leadership Council to support Virginia active duty personnel and veterans; National Guard, and Reserve personnel.

             - visited members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives to support the objectives of the Military Officers Association of America a the national level.

  • The chapter has supported the ROTC units at the University of Virginia, Liberty University, and James Madison University through presentation of Gold Bars to newly commissioned graduates and presentation of a cash award and MOAA Medal to outstanding 3rd year cadets and midshipmen.

  • The Chapter supports the Junior ROTC unit at Orange County High School through the presentation of a cash award and MOAA Medal to the outstanding 3rd year cadet.

  • Chapter members are active in local organizations:

            - American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces

            - American Red Cross Joining Community Forces to the Military

            - Hospice of the Piedmont "We Honor Veterans" Program

            - McIntire Veterans Administration Hospital

            - Veterans Day and Memorial Day Observances in the Charlottesville, VA area

            - Dogwood Vietnam Memorial Foundation

 

            

 

 

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