Representative Vince Leach visits local MOAA

Rett Benedict

The Catalina Mountains Satellite of the Tucson Chapter of MOAA met in SaddleBrooke on March 14, 2015. The highlight of the meeting was a talk by Vince Leach, Arizona State Representative of Legislative District 11. Vince is a Vietnam era veteran and has over thirty five years of experience in the national and international market place. He was elected to the Arizona House of Representatives as one of our two District 11 Representatives in November 2014. He is Vice Chair of the House Appropriations Committee and serves on the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources and Rural and Economic Development committees. His talk covered multiple budget, energy and economic issues of interest to the attendees. We gained great insights into how the Legislature works and the large number of issues that our Representatives must deal with during the session. Vince and his wife Charlene live in SaddleBrooke, Arizona.

Our next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m. in the East Room, MountainView Country Club, 38759 S. MountainView Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85739; phone: 818-1000. The speaker will be General Earl T. O’Loughlin, USAF (retired). General O’Loughlin entered the Air Force as an enlisted man and retired as a Four Star General. He flew combat missions over North Korea, served in Vietnam and has over 7000 hours in 22 aircraft types. He recently spoke at a SaddleBrooke Troop Support luncheon which was a huge success.

The Catalina Mountains’ satellite encompasses northwest Tucson to include Catalina, Oracle, parts of Oro Valley and Marana, SaddleBrooke and Sun City.

For additional information, contact Colonel Rett Benedict at 825-7424, [email protected] or Colonel Tom Owens, MOAA Tucson President at 760-3476, [email protected]. Check our website: for information.

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.