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MOAA's 2016 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards April 6, 2017
MOAA's 2016 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards

MOAA's 2016 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards

April 6, 2017

* The MOAA Councils and Chapters that are the recipients of 2016 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards were announced at the President's Seminar which took place after "Storming the Hill."

* Pictured (above right): CAPT Douglas Ehrhardt, USN, Ret., President of the North Carolina Council of Chapters is presented a 5 Star award for the Council website by Lt Gen Dana Atkins, USAF, Ret., President and CEO of MOAA.

* Pictured (below right) is the group photograph of the representatives of the 137 award recipients from the attendees at the President's Seminar.

North Carolina Council of Chapters Awards:

* 5 Star

- North Carolina Council of Chapters Website

- Cape Fear Chapter Website

- Sandhills Chapter Website

* 4 Star

- North Carolina Council of Chapters E-Newsletter

- Cape Fear Chapter Print Newsletter

- Coastal Carolina Website

- Coastal Carolina Print Newsletter

- Sandhills Chapter Print Newsletter

- SENCLand Chapter Website

- SENCLand Chapter Print Newsletter

- Triangle Chapter Website

- Triangle Chapter Print Newsletter

- Catawba Valley Chapter Website

- Catawba Valley Chapter Print Newsletter

- New River Chapter Website

- New River Chapter E-Newsletter

KUDOS TO ALL OUR COUNCIL AWARDEES!

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Marix Awards Ceremony, Dirksen Senate Office Building April 4, 2017

Marix Awards Ceremony, Dirksen Senate Office Building

April 4, 2017

The Military Officers Association of America Marix Awards Ceremony, named for MOAA's first president, was on April 4th...North Carolina Council of Chapters President, CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN, Ret., and his wife Cathy, attended the ceremony as part of the annual event on Capitol Hill with the North Carolina Council of Chapters delegation and other MOAA council and chapter members in DC for "Storming the Hill," 2017.

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NCCOC Prepares to "Storm the Hill" April 4, 2017

NCCOC Prepares to "Storm the Hill"

April 4, 2017

* The North Carolina Council of Chapters delegation that will "Storm the Hill" tomorrow, April 5th to meet our 2 Senators and 13 Representatves to bring our message of two primary issues of importance to the military - active, retired, Guard and Reserve, officer AND enlisted, as well as surviving spouses of deceased persons is pictured. Issue #1 - sequestration, and Issue #2 - the SBP/DIC offset.

* Shown (left to right): COL Ed Baisden, USA, Ret., COL Jeri Graham, USA, Ret., Lt Gen Dana Atkins,USAF, Ret. and CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN, Ret.

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David and Catherine Sevier March 18, 2018

David and Catherine Sevier

March 18, 2018

David and Catherine Sevier gave an informative presentation to the 1st quarterly meeting of the North Carolina Council of Chapters regarding the Carolinas Center (TCC), a nonprofit association serving a large network of hospices and palliative care organizations across North and South Carolina for which they received a $1.1 million Duke Endowment Foundation grant to help persons "Own One's Own Health" and to also enable them, and their families, in making important end of life decisions.

The two files, below, are downloadable for use by chapters to share this information with their members.

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The Carolinas Center - Duke Endowment Press Release (pdf 295.8 Kb)

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MOAA Levels of Excellence (LOE) March 2017

MOAA Levels of Excellence (LOE)

March 2017

* The March "Affiliate," MOAA's e-Newsletter, contains information on changes to the LOE awards program that affect both Councils and Chapters.

* It is recommended that Chapter Presidents read the new policy regarding Levels of Excellence awards and plan accordingly for efforts within their chapter to participate in the revised program.

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Bailey Patton Update

March 6, 2017

* Click here to open an important link to information about the Bailey case that is helpful to ALL North Carolina veterans! The link is to the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

* Please provide widest dissemination of this information to all chapter members in the North Carolina Council of Chapters.

* Also, please remember to register on the 4th Branch website to stay informed with action in the NC legislature regarding Bailey.

* Thanks!

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Catawba Valley Chapter Officer Installation January 26, 2017

Catawba Valley Chapter Officer Installation

January 26, 2017

The attached photograph of the Catawba Valley Chapter's Officer Installation was taken at the chapter's regular meeting. Shown are North Carolina Council of Chapters President, CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN, Ret. administering the oath of office to "Davie" Davenport (pictured left) and LTC James Cole (right). Congratulations to each on their commitment to "Never Stop Serving."

(Photo courtesy of COL John Liburdi, Catawba Valley Chapter).

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Piedmont Chapter News November 9, 2016
Piedmont Chapter News

Piedmont Chapter News

November 9, 2016

* The Piedmont Chapter of MOAA, LTC Lee Richmond, President, sponsors 2 ROTC units and 20 JROTC units. The units and their programs foster leadership skills and the Piedmont Chapter is proud to participate in their programs.

* Recently, chapter leaders were invited by Navy Captain Frank Shearin (shown upper right with LTC Richmond), Southeast Guilford High School Navy JROTC commander, to attend the area commanders inspection of the school’s Navy JROTC.

* Chapter members BGen Blake Williams, LCDR Jim Ertner and Lee (lower right) were warmly welcomed to watch the well trained cadets perform drills in the school gymnasium (thumbnail photograph).

* It was an excellent performance and we were pleased that MOAA had representatives at this event.

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Annual Meeting of the Military Officers Association of America October 25, 2016

Annual Meeting of the Military Officers Association of America

October 25, 2016

The annual meeting of MOAA can be viewed in its entirety in this YouTube video.

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Piedmont Chapter in the News

November 2106

* The Piedmont Chapter of the North Carolina Council of Chapters was recognized in the November 2016 issue of Military Officer magazine on page 42 for their donations to the Triad Veterans Stand Down...

* Kudos to Chapter President, Lee Richmond and the members of the Piedmont Chapter of MOAA!

* Check it out!

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Hacksaw Ridge - opened November 4, 2016 Message from Director Mel Gibson

Hacksaw Ridge - opened November 4, 2016

Message from Director Mel Gibson

* The inspirational movie about WWII Medal of Honor winner Desmond Doss, a conscientious objector who saved the lives of 75 of his fellow soldiers in Okinawa opened in more than 3000 theaters in the U.S. on November 4th.

* Please share with fellow veterans, and GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!

* To learn more about Desmond Doss, click here.

* To get more information on the production of the movie, click here.

* To see the 2004 documentary film, "The Conscientious Objector," produced by Terry Benedict, click here.

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Military Officers Association of America LOE Awards and Annual Meeting October 24-25, 2016
Military Officers Association of America LOE Awards and Annual Meeting

Military Officers Association of America LOE Awards and Annual Meeting

October 24-25, 2016

The annual meeting of the Military Officers Association of America was held on October 25, 2016 at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel in Washington, DC. The meeting was preceded by the annual awarding of Levels of Excellence streamers (shown, lower right) to Councils and Chapters earning 4- or 5-Stars at the Friday, October 24, 2016 dinner.

* This year, the North Carolina Council of Chapters, as well as 11 of our 16 state chapters received 4- or 5-Star streamers from MOAA Chairman of the Board, GEN Tony Robertson, Jr., USAF-Ret. at the annual awards dinner. Shown in the first thumbnail photograph (right) is a group picture of the North Carolina Council of Chapters winners.

* Award recipients (thumbnail pictures #2 - #11) are:

North Carolina Council - CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, President is shown accepting a 5-star streamer.

Cape Fear Chapter - COL Juan Chavez, President is shown accepting a 5-star streamer.

Coastal Chapter - CAPT Marie Senzig, President is shown accepting a 4-star streamer.

Charlotte-Metrolina Chapter - COL Ron Morgan, President is shown accepting a 5-star streamer..

Sandhills Chapter - COL Ed Baisden is shown accepting a 5-star streamer on behalf of Polly Flippo, President.

Southeastern Chapter - COL Jim Brumit, President is shown accepting a 4-star streamer.

Tarheel Chapter - LTC Greg Bean, President is shown accepting a 4-star streamer.

Triangle Chapter - COL Matt Segal, President is shown accepting a 5-star streamer.

Western Chapter - CDR John Nunnellee is shown accepting a 5-star streamer on behalf of Spence Campbell, President.

High Country Chapter - Maj Bob Gibbard, President is shown accepting a 4-star streamer.

Note: CAPT Ehrhardt, NCCOC President accepted a 4-star streamer on behalf of COL Joe Cansler, President of the Catawba Valley Chapter and a 5-star streamer on behalf of Maj. Lou Burge, President of the New River Chapter.

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Military Officer Magazine Recognizes Catawba Valley Chapter's Stand Down

October 2016

* The Catawba Valley Chapter's efforts in support to a community "Stand Down" are recognized in the October 2016 edition of Military Officer magazine on page 64.

* Kudos to President Joe Cansler and the Catawba Valley Chapter for the excellent work in applying their USAA/MOAA sponsorship funds for council and chapter community focused events.

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Korea Revisit Hosted by the Republic of Korea July 2016

Korea Revisit Hosted by the Republic of Korea

July 2016

* Triangle Chapter President Matt Segal shared information from his presentation that was given at the 3rd Quarterly NCCOC Meeting in Blowing Rock, NC.

* Open the attached file to learn more about the opportunity for veterans who were on active duty in the Korean War theater of operations and follow up as desired.

* Thanks Matt and Meg for this information.

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NC4VETS Website Promote Your Activities

NC4VETS Website

Promote Your Activities

* The North Carolina Council of Chapters and individual Chapters can utilize the NC4VETS website to promote their activities by clicking on this link...

* Check it out!

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Military Officer Magazine June 2016

Military Officer Magazine

June 2016

* Pictures from the post "Storming the Hill" Council of Chapters meeting in Alexandria, VA.

* Happy to see pictorial coverage in this months MO Magazine highlighted our NC Council...if I'd known I would be photographed up close I would have combed my hair!

* It was also an honor to have our NC Storming team chosen with Tennessee and Colorado to join Lt Gen Adkins and COL Barry Wright as the faces of MOAA as they elected to not have the large group shot on the Capitol steps since the dome was covered by scaffolding on the day of our visit.

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NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo May 25, 2016
NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo

NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo

May 25, 2016

* Terri Kane, NC Fayetteville State Veterans Home VSO and NC Women Veterans Coordinator presents award to the Western Carolina MOAA Chapter with great appreciation to that chapter for their generous contribution to the NC Women Veterans Summit and Expo. COL (Ret) Jeri Graham accepts the award for the Western Chapter.

* In the lower right photograph, COLs (Ret) Diana DiStefano (Sandhills Chapter) and Jeri Graham man the MOAA-NCCOC table at the 2016 NC Women Veterans Summit & Expo. There were numerous positive interchanges with Summit attendees and exhibitors and six attendees completed MOAA membership cards.

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Osborne Piedmont Chapter Meeting May 19, 2016

Osborne Piedmont Chapter Meeting

May 19, 2016

* As North Carolina Council of Chapters president, it's an honor to attend chapter meetings in our North Carolina system...today's visit is in Greensboro with 51 members and guests of the Osborne Piedmont Chapter, LTC Lee Richmond, President.

* Shown at right is Congressman Mark Walker (R-NC 06) who was the guest speaker.

A discussion topic at the regular business meeting related to VA Form 10-0485, "Request for and Authorization to Release Protected Health Information to Nationwide Health Information Network." The PDF form can be opened from the below, downloadable file.

Link: VA Form 10-0485

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Osborne Piedmont Chapter Support for the Servant Center May 17, 2016
Osborne Piedmont Chapter Support for the Servant Center

Osborne Piedmont Chapter Support for the Servant Center

May 17, 2016

* The members of the Osborne Piedmont Chapter collected food along with Lauren Starkey and members of the local ministry club at Caldwell Academy...the food drive benefitted homeless and disabled veterans by supporting the Servant Center in Greensboro, NC.

* Shown in the pictures (above right) is Chapter President LTC Lee Richmond, USA, Ret.with Lauren and the centers volunteers (below right) when the donations were delivered.

* Thanks Lee and members of the Osborne Piedmont Chapter!

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2016 Women Veterans Summit and Expo May 24-25, 2016

2016 Women Veterans Summit and Expo

May 24-25, 2016

* Open the below downloadable file from NC4Vets containing information on the 2016 Women Veterans Summit and Expo.

* Please give widest dissemination to your own veteran's organizations!

* Thank you.

Link: Click here for the information on Summit sponsors, speakers and to register:

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North Carolina Council of Chapters JROTC Awards May 2, 2016
North Carolina Council of Chapters JROTC Awards

North Carolina Council of Chapters JROTC Awards

May 2, 2016

* The North Carolina Council of Chapters completed the award selection for the JROTC Senior Officer and NCO Instructors from applications submitted by the 17 North Carolina Council of Chapters schools with JROTC programs.

* Shown (right) are the award certificates that were framed and sent with a $250 gift card to the awardees who were both from the Sandhills Chapter.

* The framed certificates and gift cards were mailed to CDR Polly Flippo, USN, Ret., Sandhills Chapter President for presentation to the awardees at a chapter meeting.

* Congratulations Lt. Col. Croucher and MGSGT Dangerfield.

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MOAA Legislative Update: FY17 NDAA Markup April 13, 2016 "Storming the Hill" YouTube Posting Recap

MOAA Legislative Update: FY17 NDAA Markup

April 13, 2016 "Storming the Hill" YouTube Posting Recap

Lt Gen Dana Atkins, USAF, Ret., President, MOAA summarizes events from "Storming the Hill" by MOAA on April 13, 2016 and comments on prospective changes which may be realized following the FY17 NCAA Markup by the U.S. Congress.

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North Carolina Chapters Capture 12 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards April 14, 2016
North Carolina Chapters Capture 12 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards

North Carolina Chapters Capture 12 Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards

April 14, 2016

* Each year, the winners in the annual MOAA Col. Marvin J. Harris Communication Awards contest are revealed to the state Council presidents attending "Storming the Hill" in Washington, DC.

* Shown (below right) are the 27 Council Presidents with Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret), MOAA President (second row, center) who earned a total of 122 awards in this year's contest.

* The North Carolina Council of Chapters President CAPT Douglas Ehrhardt, USN, Ret. (first row, third from right) received 12 communication certificates for council and chapter awards in the NCCOC.

* Kudos to everyone!!

OUR WINNERS INCLUDE:

North Carolina Council:

- 5 Star Website, Doug Ehrhardt, Webmaster

- 5 Star "Council" Connections Electronic Newsletter, Doug Ehrhardt, Editor

North Carolina Chapters:

- 5 Star Cape Fear Website, Juan Chavez, Webmaster

- 5 Star Cape Fear Gram of Info Electronic Newsletter, Juan Chavez, Editor

- 5 Star Charlotte-Metrolina Website, Ron Wilsbach, Webmaster

- 5 Star Sandhills Website, Mary Schneider, Webmaster

- 5 Star SENCLand Website, Ken Klassan, Webmaster

- 5 Star Triangle Website, Ken Tigges, Webmaster

- 5 Star Triangle Triangle Gram Newsletter, Ken Tigges, Editor

- 5 Star Catawba Valley Website, John Liburdi, Webmaster

- 5 Star New River Website, Doug Ehrhardt, Webmaster

- 4 Star Sandhills Sandhills Chapter of MOAA Newsletter, Polly Flippo, Editor

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Storming the Hill, 2016 April 13, 2016

Storming the Hill, 2016

April 13, 2016

* A representative gathering of the MOAA "Stormers" pictured here before the U.S. Capital building prior to the day-long event wherein MOAA Presidents from many of the 35 Councils visited legislators from their respective states.

* MOAA's principal concerns to be briefed with the legislators, or their veterans' representatives during the 2016 "Storming the Hill" included support for rejecting the disproportionate TRICARE funding proposal in the upcoming NDAA budget, and repeal of the SBP/DIC (Widow's Tax) reduction.

Along with Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF, Ret., MOAA President (pictured center), are the North Carolina Council of Chapters "Storming Team" that included CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN, Ret., President, NCCOC (far right), COL Mike Rogers, USA, Ret., MOAA Board of Directors member (third from right), and Ms. Erica Parra, MOAA Currently Serving Spouse Advisory Committee (far left).

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Storming the Hill, 2016 April 13, 2016

Storming the Hill, 2016

April 13, 2016

* The North Carolina Council of Chapters President, CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN, Ret., participated in the annual MOAA "Storming the Hill" on April 13, 2016.

* The North Carolina team of "Stormers" (pictured L to R) consisted of COL Mike Rogers, USA, Ret., member, MOAA Board of Directors, Ms. Erica Parra, MOAA Currently Serving Spouse Advisory Committee and CAPT Ehrhardt.

Shown in the thumbnail pictures to the right are eight of the fourteen North Carolina legislators that were visited during the "Storming" activity that started at 9:00 AM and lasted until 4:45 PM.

- Senator Richard Burr, R-NC

- Representative Renee Ellmers, NC-02

- Representative Virginia Foxx, NC-05

- Representative Richard Hudson, NC-08

- Representative David Rouzer, NC-07

- Representative Walter Jones, NC-03

- Representative George Holding, NC-13

- Representative Robert Pittenger, NC09

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Survivor's Planning Guide 2016 Resource from the Surviving Spouse Advisory Committee

Survivor's Planning Guide

2016 Resource from the Surviving Spouse Advisory Committee

* Open/save the below, downloadable file that is a publication for use by all surviving spouses.

* The Surviving Spouse Advisory Committee (SSAC) is the new title for the Auxiliary Member Advisory Committee (AMAC). It is a committee of the Military Officers Association of America to provide advice/guidance for all MOAA Councils and Chapters related to topics important to surviving spouses.

The SSAC also has a Facebook page that is a useful link for MOAA members who are users of FB; search for "Surviving Spouses Of MOAA" to link to their page and join...

Link: Survivor's Planning Guide

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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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New North Carolina Council of Chapters President Installed January 8, 2016
New North Carolina Council of Chapters President Installed

New North Carolina Council of Chapters President Installed

January 8, 2016

* The North Carolina Council of Chapters installed their new president, CAPT Doug Ehrhardt, USN, Ret. (upper right) at the 1st Quarterly Meeting of the Council which was hosted by the Charlotte-Metrolina Chapter, Col Ron Morgan, President and held at the Ballantyne Regal Theater, Charlotte, NC.

* Col Brian Anderson, USAF, Ret., Deputy Director, MOAA Department of Council and Chapter Affairs was the invited speaker at the ceremony.

* COL Jeri Graham, USN, Ret., (lower right) outgoing president for 2014-2015, was honored for her service to the Council and presented with numerous awards, to include the North Carolina Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the Governor, Pat McCrory.

* Scroll over the thumbnail pictures to the right to view additional photographs, with captions, from the Friday night dinner at the Ballantyne Regal Theater complex.

* NOTE: When viewing thumbnails, use your mouse to left click on the (F)ast, (M)edium or (S)low controller found in the upper right corner of any image displayed...doing so will run a slide show of all the images at the rate of speed selected. Enjoy!

Link: Click here for more pictures from the Friday dinner:

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More Pictures from the NCCOC New Officer Installation Dinner January 8, 2016

More Pictures from the NCCOC New Officer Installation Dinner

January 8, 2016

* Open and enjoy even more pictures from the NCCOC Officer Installation ceremony that was hosted by the Charlotte-Metrolina Chapter and held at the Regal Ballantyne Theater.

* NOTE: When viewing thumbnails, use your mouse to left click on the (F)ast, (M)edium or (S)low controller found in the upper right corner of any image displayed...doing so will run a slide show of all the images at the rate of speed selected. Enjoy!

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Col. Lloyd A. Osborne Piedmont Chapter Welcomes a New President November 16, 2015
Col. Lloyd A. Osborne Piedmont Chapter Welcomes a New President

Col. Lloyd A. Osborne Piedmont Chapter Welcomes a New President

November 16, 2015

* On Monday, November 16, 2015, the Piedmont Chapter in Greensboro, NC installed LTC Lee F. Richmond, USA, Ret. as their new chapter president.

* As part of the meeting, the chapter welcomed Col. Cherie Zadlo from MOAA national as the guest speaker. Col. Zadlo is shown (upper photo) presenting outgoing president, Maj. Aimee Corning with the MOAA coin for her service to the chapter.

* The three members are shown (lower photo): Maj. Corning, Col. Zadlo and LTC Richmond.

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Veterans Day National Ceremony November 11, 2015

Veterans Day National Ceremony

November 11, 2015

* MOAA was honored to serve as the 2015 host organization of the Veterans Day National Committee and participate in the annual Veterans Day National Ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery.

* MOAA president, Vice Adm. Norbert R. Ryan Jr., USN (Ret), joined our nation’s president, the secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, other senior officials, and members of the VDNC at the Presidential Armed Forces Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony, conducted by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

* MOAA sincerely appreciates the efforts of our network of state councils and more than 400 affiliate chapters who actively embody the concept of lifetime service at the national, state and community levels. Our sincerest thanks to the all the council and chapter leaders who attended the Veterans Day ceremony and MOAA-hosted reception at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. Our guests were warmly welcomed and expressed deep appreciation for MOAA’s hospitality and leadership. Special thanks to the Northern Virginia Chapter for their outstanding presentation of the colors and the Mount Vernon Chapter for the professional laying of the wreath.

B* MOAA's council and chapter leaders are truly our greatest ambassadors who inspire us every day with selfless service and sacrifice. Thanks again for your commitment to Never Stop Serving!

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East Carolina Veterans Cemetery Dedication Ceremony November 9, 2015

East Carolina Veterans Cemetery Dedication Ceremony

November 9, 2015

* North Carolina Council of Chapters President Jeri Graham, USA, Ret. participated in the dedication ceremony for the new Veterans Cemetery on November 9, 2015.

* COL Graham is shown in the thumbnail photographs (right) with Governor Pat McCrory and the newly appointed head of the Governors' Veterans Department, MG Cornell Wilson.

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MOAA's Annual State Report Card November, 2015

MOAA's Annual State Report Card

November, 2015

* The state report card, produced annually by the Military Officers Association of America, tracks state level policies across the nation benefiting current, retired, and former servicemembers and their families. Gains since last year have enabled MOAA to introduce a half dozen new categories, as well as expand some returning ones.

* The report details Veteran and Retiree Benefits, Military Family Benefits and Taxation of Military Pay.

* Check it out!

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MOAA Annual Meeting Recap October 30-31, 2016

MOAA Annual Meeting Recap

October 30-31, 2016

* This recap of MOAA's annual meeting, held at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel in Orlando, contains the following information summaries:

- 2015 Community Heroes Awards Dinner

- Annual Meeting of the Membership

- Chairman's Luncheon

- Council and Chapters Roundtable

- Levels of Excellence Awards Dinner

* Open/read the event summaries to be informed on all the latest information from national MOAA.

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2015 Levels of Excellence Award Ceremony October 31, 2015
2015 Levels of Excellence Award Ceremony

2015 Levels of Excellence Award Ceremony

October 31, 2015

* The 2015 Levels of Excellence Awards Ceremony held on October 31st at the Buena Vista Palace Hotel at Disney Springs as part of MOAA's Annual Meeting had the North Carolina Council of Chapters Presidents, or representatives from 8 of the 10 Council Chapters which earned recognition, in attendance to receive their streamers.

* Pictured (above right) is COL-Ret. Jeri Graham, USA receiving the 5-star award for the NC Council from MOAA Chairman of the Board, GEN Tony Robertson, Jr., USAF-Ret.

* Pictured (below right) is a group picture of all the winners displaying their streamers! (L to R - COL Morgan, Lt Col Brudzinski, COL Chavez, CAPT Ehrhardt, COL Segal, CAPT Senzig, COL Graham and COL Spence)

* Mouse over the thumbnail photographs (right) to see the others receiving their 4-Star or 5-Star streamers:

- President Juan Chavez, 5-Star Cape Fear Chapter

- President Marie Senzig, 4-Star Coastal Carolina Chapter

- President Ron Morgan, 5-Star Charlotte-Metrolina Chapter

- President Matt Segal, 4-Star Triangle Chapter

- Spence Campbell representing the 5-Star Western Carolina Chapter

- Past President George Brudzinski, 5-Star High Country Chapter

- President Doug Ehrhardt, 5-Star New River Chapter

- President Graham also received the streamers for the 5-Star Sandhills Chapter and the 4-Star Catawba Valley Chapter.

* KUDOS to all!!

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Ret. MGEN Cornell Wilson, USMC Sworn in as Sec'y, Military and Veterans Affairs October 20, 2015

Ret. MGEN Cornell Wilson, USMC Sworn in as Sec'y, Military and Veterans Affairs

October 20, 2015

North Carolina Council of Chapters President, COL Jeri Graham, USA-Ret. had the honor of representing the NC Council for the swearing in of MGEN (Ret) Cornell Wilson as North Carolina's first Secretary of the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (pictured right with his spouse - holding the bible- and daughter).

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No 2016 COLA Increase

Thank you Congress for another loss of much needed support for our military...

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Another Hatchet Job from Congress!

What a travesty if our "leadership" in Congress allow this to go forward!

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NCCOC JROTC IOY NCO Winner, MSgt Michael Jensen September 12, 2015
NCCOC JROTC IOY NCO Winner, MSgt Michael Jensen

NCCOC JROTC IOY NCO Winner, MSgt Michael Jensen

September 12, 2015

* The North Carolina Council's JROTC NCO Instructor of the Year Winner, MSgt Michael Jensen, and his wife Sherry are pictured (upper right with NCCOC President Jeri Graham). While enjoying their award weekend getaway, they attended the Military Appreciation Day at St. James Plantation (Southport).

* Pictured (lower right) are SENCLand and Operation at Ease VIP Don Hill and his spouse Tricia with the Jensens, as well as COL Graham and husband Ed Baisden.

* MSgt Jensen has plan to become a member of Voices For America's Troops!

* Thanks are extended to the SENCLand Chapter, Operation at Ease, and the American Legion Post #543, for their hospitality and support.

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