We strongly encourage officers to join MOAA, both the national organization and the local Greater Cincinnati MOAA Chapter. See the MOAA Membership page to view the different membership levels available. Officers are also welcome to attend chapter meetings; those dates and times can be found on http://www.cincymoaa.org/calendar.htm.
To better understand all that MOAA does for officers, please view the following video “Why MOAA?”.
What makes the MOAA Foundation and Scholarship Fund unique? By focusing on areas of urgent need within the military community. MOAA’s Indian River Chapter, just one of dozens of examples, received MOAA Foundation funds to help veterans in need in Florida. Past projects they’ve supported include building a wheelchair ramp in the home of a Vietnam veteran father and his Iraq/Afghanistan veteran son, both struggling with accessibility; replacing the air conditioning system for a 28-year Navy veteran as he convalesced from a bone marrow transplant; and removing mold from the home of a Vietnam Veteran suffering the effects of Agent Orange and living with one lung.
The MOAA Scholarship Fund provides more than $8 million in educational assistance to more than 1,300 students annually, all children of our nation’s officer and enlisted military and veteran families. The fund has been helping military families for more than 70 years.
You can donate to either charity by visiting www.MOAA.org/Donate or by calling 1-800-234-6622. Donation envelopes for the Scholarship Fund were provided in your November edition of Military Officer magazine and Foundation envelopes were provided in the December edition.
During this past Veterans Day, I heard someone in the crowd thank a veteran for their service—the veteran’s reply was “you were worth it.” Please make a donation to the MOAA Foundation or MOAA Scholarship Fund as part of your charitable efforts today for Giving Tuesday. I think you would agree our service members, veterans and their families are worth it.
Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret)