MOAA Installs Officers

CAPT Vaughan, COL McMillen, LTJG Bull, LT Myers, LTC Bone, COL Wojciechowski, and COL Kloeber

LT William Myers, USN Former

The Catalina Mountain Satellite Chapter (CMSC) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) held its most recent meeting on Jan. 15 at the Catalina dining room of the Mesquite Grill in SaddleBrooke.

Attending the meeting were two special guests, COL William Wojciechowski, USAF Retired, who is the president of the CMSC’s parent chapter, the Tucson Chapter of MOAA, and COL Peter Kloeber, USAF Retired, who is the president of the Arizona Council of Chapters of MOAA and a member of the board of directors of MOAA National. The Arizona Council of Chapters is comprised of the nine Arizona chapters.

COL Kloeber installed the recently elected officers, who will serve during 2022 and 2023. These officers are President CAPT Chuck Vaughan, USN Retired; First Vice President COL Kurt McMillen, USA Retired; Second Vice President LTJG David Bull, USNR Former; Secretary LT William Myers, USN Former; and Treasurer George Bone, LTC USAR Retired.

Following the installation of officers, COL Kloeber discussed the goals and objectives of the MOAA and how the Arizona chapter supports these undertakings. He emphasized that the most important thing MOAA does is to advocate for improved benefits to active duty, former, and retired military men and women, as well as their families.

He also provided details on how CMSC could transition from being a satellite chapter to being a full chapter. COL Kloeber thought that now is the time for the move.

The next CMSC meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 19. The meeting is to be held in the Catalina dining room of the Mesquite Grill. The physical address is 38691 S. Mountain View Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85739. It is anticipated that no food service will be available during the meeting because of service staff shortages.

CMSC member CAPT George Kalman, USN Retired, will be the presenter at the next meeting. George will focus his presentation on three well-known nuclear power station accidents. He will describe what initiated each accident and how the accident progressed at Three Mile Island (TMI) near Harrisburg, Pa.; Chernobyl in Northern Ukraine; and the Fukushima nuclear station in Japan.

CAPT Kalman has personal knowledge of the TMI accident because he was the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission onsite representative overseeing the accident recovery at TMI. Subsequently, he was the supervisor of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory support contingent at the Chernobyl accident.

Potential members interested in attending, contact Membership Chair LTJG David Bull by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 520-825-0604.

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is a non-profit veterans’ association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services, their families, and survivors.

The Catalina Mountains Satellite Chapter is part of the Tucson Chapter of MOAA and encompasses Northwest Tucson, including Catalina, Oracle, parts of Oro Valley and Marana, SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, and Sun City. For additional MOAA information, contact CAPT Chuck Vaughan at [email protected] or visit our website at