Four members of MOAA enjoyed lunch at the Preserve

Left to right: Captain Bruce Lape, Major Scott Wilberg (both former United States Air Force pilots), Colonel Chuck GuteKunst USAF (retired) and Colonel Bill Nagy USAR, retired (President of CMSC)

Left to right: Captain Bruce Lape, Major Scott Wilberg (both former United States Air Force pilots), Colonel Chuck GuteKunst USAF (retired) and Colonel Bill Nagy USAR, retired (President of CMSC)

Four members of the Catalina Mountains Satellite Chapter (CMSC) of Tucson’s Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) recently had lunch at The Preserve. After their air force duty, Captain Lape and Major Wilberg went onto careers with civilian airlines— Captain Lape with TWA and Major Wilberg with Delta Airlines. Colonel GuteKunst showed a copy of his latest book, Flying with Col. Chuck. The book relates many of Col. GuteKunst’s WWII experiences as a B-17 pilot, along with other stories of his thirty-one-year USAF career.

Col. GuteKunst celebrated his 100 birthday this past February. He is a longtime SaddleBrooke resident and a Life Member of MOAA.

The Catalina Mountains Satellite (Tucson) Chapter of MOAA meets the third Saturday of each month, October through April at Catalina Room of the Mesquite Grill in MountainView Country Club Complex, starting at 11:30 a.m. with lunch followed by a short business meeting and a speaker. Spouses are welcome and invited. Please contact LTC (retired) Andrew “Drew” Fairchild, Catalina Mountains Satellite Membership Chairman, at andrewfairchild@yahoo.com, or Colonel (retired) Kurt McMillen, Catalina Mountains Satellite Treasurer, at kmmcmillen@gmail.com, for reservations and specific information on attendance, location and parking.

For additional MOAA information, contact Col. Bill Nagy, Catalina Mountain Satellite President, at wjnagy@yahoo.com or Col. Tom Owens, MOAA Tucson President, at owensttt@gmail.com. Check our website, www.tucsonmoaa.com, for information.

The Catalina Mountains’ satellite is part of the Tucson Chapter and encompasses North West Tucson to include Catalina, Oracle, parts of Oro Valley and Marana, SaddleBrooke and Sun City.

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is a nonprofit veterans’ service association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and to preserve the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.