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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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MOAA - Your MOAA Letters Matter (pdf 336 Kb)

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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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