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New River President CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret. "In the Limelight"
New River President CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret.

New River President CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret.

"In the Limelight"

* Captain Doug Ehrhardt, USN-Ret., President of the New River Chapter was honored with an "In the Limelight" biographical sketch in the March 2015 "Affiliate," MOAA's monthly eNewletter.

* Ehrhardt commented, "I was pleased when Kris Hegle, Contributing Editor for "Military Officer" magazine and the "Affiliate" called and asked if I would share my story on membership in MOAA, as well as my Council and Chapter experiences."

* After receiving an e-mail laundry list of topical questions, Kris also held two telephone interviews with Captain Ehrhardt to finalize an article that summarized efforts of his history with MOAA since 2009.

* "I'm grateful that the piece in the eNewsletter also included the names of other Council and Chapter officers with whom I have worked that make my contributions meaningful," Ehrhardt concluded....

* Open and read the Affiliate article.

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Certificate of Appreciation Presented to the Coffee House on the Backstreet February 24, 2015

Certificate of Appreciation Presented to the Coffee House on the Backstreet

February 24, 2015

* Pictured (right) is USN Captain (Ret.) Doug Ehrhardt, president of the New River Chapter, Military Officers Association of America, who presented Coffee House owner Julie Bethel-McGunegle with a certificate of appreciation. Since its chartering in 2009, the New River Chapter has held regular membership meetings at the Coffee House on the Backstreet in West Jefferson, NC.

* In presenting the award plaque, Ehrhardt shared the information from the certificate which extended the heartfelt appreciation by the New River Chapter for Julie's more than 5 years of providing generosity, hospitality and support.

* Beginning in March, the New River Chapter will begin holding dinner meetings at the Winner's Circle Restaurant in Jefferson, NC. Link to our calendar of events below for a description of our monthly activities and a map of the new location.

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Pat Gobble, Charter Member December 15, 2014

Pat Gobble, Charter Member

December 15, 2014

* Pat Gobble, who joined the New River Chapter as a member when we were chartered in 2009, has passed away in Louisiana where she moved a few years ago to be near her daughter.

* Follow the below link to the Jefferson Post obituary.

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USMC Capt. Derek Herrera Retirement Ceremony

November 21, 2014

* U.S. Marine Capt. Derek Herrera, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, Marine Special Operations Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, speaks during his awards and retirement ceremony aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Nov. 21. Capt. Derek Herrera was paralyzed June 14, 2012 while conducting combat operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

* An inspirational ceremony by a true hero and a testament to the healing work being done for our wounded military members...the special apparatus that enables Capt. Herrera to stand and walk is truly amazing.

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MOAA Annual Meeting October 28, 2014

MOAA Annual Meeting

October 28, 2014

Unable to attend? Follow the below YouTube video of the meeting...the remarks of the outgoing Chairman, GEN John Tilelli and an analysis of the state of YOUR Association by MOAA President, VADM Norb Ryan are presented.

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"Cutting a Rug" at the Presidents' Symposium September 4, 2014

"Cutting a Rug" at the Presidents' Symposium

September 4, 2014

* Doug & Cathy on the dance floor at the Thursday, September 4th Welcome Dinner in Jacksonville, FL.

* Photo taken by Al DelGarbino, First Flight Chapter President with a cell phone camera but apparently we were swinging too fast to stay in focus!

Follow the link below to open the NCCOC website to see pictures of the meeting.

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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS MOAA Recruiting Promotion on Internet Websites

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

MOAA Recruiting Promotion on Internet Websites

* Proudly displayed on several Internet news sites (CNN, FoxNews, and others), click on the below link to a promotional MOAA advertisement/invitation to join the ranks of MOAA's 380,000 plus members and learn why "membership matters!"

* This latest effort to boost recruitment in MOAA points out that Basic Membership is not only free, but it is essential to the ongoing fight for military benefits.

* There is also a link to "Voices for America's Troops" to inform non-commissioned veterans, or for that matter anyone who wants to support the troops, how to become members.

- All chapter members are encouraged to share this information to friends and colleagues, or anyone in our catchment area about MOAA.

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^top   Contact   General News   Permalink   Posted: 09/03/14