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Letters to Congress March 25, 2016

Letters to Congress

March 25, 2016

* Do the postcards and letters you submit to Congress from MOAA's Legislative Alerts on their website make a difference??

* Read the below, downloadable file on the MOAA web to learn more about the importance of everyone's participation in communicating with the Congress on matters regarding efforts to protect the earned entitlements of all military - active, retired, survivors and Guard and Reserve.

* Not already subscribed to MOAA's Legislative Alerts? Click here.

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MOAA - Your MOAA Letters Matter (pdf 336 Kb)

^top   Contact   Legislative Issues   Permalink   Posted: 03/25/16

Engage 4th Branch New Government and Veterans Resource to Contact Our NC Legislators

Engage 4th Branch

New Government and Veterans Resource to Contact Our NC Legislators

* Click here to open the NCCOC website to learn about the new resource and register.

- Thank you for your interest and participation in this new and valuable way to keep our state legislators up to speed with issues of concern to all military, active and retired.

^top   Contact   Legislative Issues   Permalink   Posted: 03/18/15

Town Hall Meeting...Rep. Jonathan Jordan and Challenger Ms. Sue Counts September 16, 2014
Town Hall Meeting...Rep. Jonathan Jordan and Challenger Ms. Sue Counts

Town Hall Meeting...Rep. Jonathan Jordan and Challenger Ms. Sue Counts

September 16, 2014

* The New River Chapter revived their highly successful interest in Ashe County politics by holding a Town Hall meeting, akin to the debate we sponsored in 2010.

* Pictured right are New River Chapter 1st VP Charles Knapp, Sue Counts, Moderator Ron Fitzwater and State Representative Jonathan Jordan.

* The meeting was held at the Ashe County Courthouse and was a huge success for informing the voters of Ashe County in advance of the forthcoming November election.

Link: Click here to read an article on the meeting posted in the Watauga Democrat...

^top   Contact   Legislative Issues   Permalink   Posted: 09/19/14


MOAA got it right!! July 10, 2014

MOAA got it right!!

July 10, 2014

*The Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission report that was released on July 3, 2014 has confirmed what MOAA has reported all along... military personnel costs have remained steady at 30% of the defense budget for more than 30 years.

* Click on the below link to open MOAA's website and read the information from Col. Mike Hayden, USAF Ret., MOAA's Director of Government Relations who regularly testifies before the Congress on this issue.

* Thank you MOAA for keeping the pressure on the Congress and holding the line to protect unwarranted cuts to military pay and benefits.

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^top   Contact   Legislative Issues   Permalink   Posted: 07/12/14

North Carolina's Division of Veterans Affairs 50th Anniversary Commemoration

North Carolina's Division of Veterans Affairs

50th Anniversary Commemoration

* By authorization of the Governor, the Honorable Pat McCrory, the Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, Ilario G. Pantano has sent a letter dated February 28, 2014 to All Parties seeking to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War.

* At no cost, organizations like small businesses, county or city offices, Veteran services, schools, museums, libraries, nursing homes, and of course Posts or Chapters of the VFW, VVA, DAV and the American Legion, etc. can participate and receive the commemorative materials.

* The below downloadable file is the letter from Mr. Pantano.

* The below link is to the website that has all the information on how to become a Commemorative Partner.

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140228 - NCDVA Vietnam 50 Commemoration (pdf 313 Kb)

^top   Contact   Legislative Issues   Permalink   Posted: 03/01/14

Increase COLA Repeal is Just the Beginning MOAA President VADM Norb Ryan, USN-Ret.

Increase COLA Repeal is Just the Beginning

MOAA President VADM Norb Ryan, USN-Ret.

* The below link is a message posted on the MOAA website on February 20, 2014 that explains that efforts by the Association to repeal the COLA increase is just the beginning.

* Take steps now to work with MOAA and help prevent further cuts to military benefits for all service personnel.

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^top   Contact   Legislative Issues   Permalink   Posted: 02/20/14

Do Associations Matter? - Redux Follow-on Post Concerning Membership

Do Associations Matter? - Redux

Follow-on Post Concerning Membership

* The attached link opens a post on the MOAA website by Lt Col Shane Ostrom, USAF (Ret.) and Deputy Director, Transition Center for MOAA. It includes a summary of some of the benefits accrued for the military since 2001.

* As we embark on another year of program efforts in our own New River Chapter, lets do all we can to encourage other eligible persons to not only join us, but to help increase the One Powerful Voice® that is the imprimatur of MOAA.

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^top   Contact   Legislative Issues   Permalink   Posted: 02/20/14