A new local chapter being formed

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.

MOAA is the current Co-Chair of The Military Coalition (TMC) which is a consortium of 33 influential military and veterans’ organizations. These include the VFW, Wounded Warrior Project, Vietnam Veterans Association and a host of organizations representing every military service as well as the National Guard and Reserve components. The TMC represents and protects the interests of 5.5 million members including active duty, National Guard, Reserve, veterans of the seven uniformed services, plus their families and survivors. This new local MOAA Chapter, when established, will join the other nine Arizona chapters in communicating support for these interests directly to our governments, to include Congressional and State Legislative Representatives.

The Tucson Chapter of MOAA held a recent meeting in SaddleBrooke and local members agreed to move forward to establish their own MOAA satellite chapter. The new satellite will be named Catalina Mountains. This chapter will encompass northwest Tucson to include Catalina, Oracle, parts of Oro Valley and Marana, SaddleBrooke and Sun City.

The next meeting is scheduled Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in the East Room, MountainView Country Club, 38759 S. MountainView Boulevard in Tucson, Arizona 85739; phone 818-1000. Note: Lunch may be ordered and spouses are also encouraged to attend. The next meeting is planned for March 14 at the same location.

At this meeting we will review election of officers and plans addressed at the January 10 meeting.

For additional details contact Colonel Tom Owens, MOAA Tucson President, at 760-3476, [email protected] or Mitch Steinberg at 825-0735, [email protected]. Check our website www.tucsonmoaa.com for information.