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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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MOAA TDE (pdf 836.7 Kb)
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 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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