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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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NCCOC Partnership with the VietNam Veterans Commemorative Program

NCCOC Partnership with the VietNam Veterans Commemorative Program

* In 2008, Congress passed legislation authorizing the Secretary of Defense to conduct a program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War; this program runs from 2015 through 2017, with the following objectives:

- To thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war or listed as missing in action, for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.

- To highlight the service of the Armed Forces during the Vietnam War and the contributions of Federal agencies and governmental and non-governmental organizations that served with, or in support of, the Armed Forces.

- To pay tribute to the contributions made on the home front by the people of the United States during the Vietnam War.

- To highlight the advances in technology, science, and medicine related to military research conducted during the Vietnam War.

- To recognize the contributions and sacrifices made by the allies of the United States during the Vietnam War.

* The North Carolina Council of Chapters of the Military Officers Association of America is a registered Partner in this program. Accordingly, all sixteen Chapters in the Council are also Partners. During the three-year Program, the Council and Chapters will be conducting multiple events in support of the objectives of the program to meet the minimum requirement of two events per year.

Follow the below link to visit the Vietnam War Commemoration website and learn more about the program as well as information on planned events.

Link: Click here:

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COL-Ret. Fred Black, USA and Sylvia Black Award Recipients 2014 Citizens of the Year, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

COL-Ret. Fred Black, USA and Sylvia Black Award Recipients

2014 Citizens of the Year, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

* COL-Ret. Fred Black, USA and his wife Sylvia were recently recognized among 12 individuals as 2014 Citizens of the Year by the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce.

* Open the below, downloadable file to read the news announcement.

* Congratulations Fred and Sylvia!

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NCCOC 1st Quarterly Meeting Award Ceremony January 17, 2015

NCCOC 1st Quarterly Meeting Award Ceremony

January 17, 2015

* NCCOC President COL-Ret. Jeri Graham, USA presented award certificates to each of the NCCOC Officers, Board of Directors and Chapter Presidents for their outstanding support to our Council in 2014.

* Pictued (L to R): CDR Jack Overman, COL Ed Baisden, COL Jeri Graham, CAPT David Lee, COL Chris Canipe, Maj Bob Gibbard, Col. Dave Lucas, COL Joe Cansler, COL Matt Segal, CAPT John Stewart, CAPT Hank Wade, Col. Bill Colmer, COL Harley Ellinger, CAPT Marie Senzig, LT Gloria Schaberg, COL Juan Chavez, COL Vern Pike, LCDR Al DelGarbina, Col. Joe Long and COL Bob Garman.

(Left click your cursor over the image to open the photograph and then use the {ctrl} + keys to enlarge the photograph in order to better view the persons shown).

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Auxiliary Member Advisory Committee (AMAC): ‘2014 in Review’ Patricia Bergquist, Chair, and Kathy Prout, Vice Chair, AMAC

Auxiliary Member Advisory Committee (AMAC): ‘2014 in Review’

Patricia Bergquist, Chair, and Kathy Prout, Vice Chair, AMAC

* Once again, the Auxiliary Member Advisory Committee (AMAC) had a very busy year. We welcomed three new members — Pat Farnsworth, Virginia Peninsula Chapter; Gail Joyce, Greater Granbury (Texas) Chapter; and Marie Beima, Venice (Fla.) Area Chapter — to the committee in April.

* Also in April, the AMAC participated in national MOAA’s Storming the Hill event, advocating on issues that affect active duty and retired servicemembers, survivors, and families: 1) military pay increases; 2) TRICARE increases; 3) $1 billion reduction in the subsidy to the commissary; 4) concurrent receipt of military retired pay and VA disability compensation; and 5) the Survivor Benefit Plan/Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (SBP/DIC) offset.

* The AMAC’s focus was research and preparation of The Survivor’s Guide. The guide, a supplement to the Personal Affairs Guide, lists steps a surviving spouse will need to take after the death of a loved one and contains contact numbers and space for dates of contact and notes. When the publication is available in the first quarter of 2015, we encourage everyone to obtain a copy and store it with your completed Personal Affairs Guide.

* The repeal of SBP/DIC offset remains a high priority. The AMAC continued grassroots advocacy through its council and chapter auxiliary liaisons and MOAA’s council and chapter system. We encouraged visits to local congressional offices and emails, letters, and phone calls to garner support for H.R. 32 and S. 734, current bills to repeal the SBP/DIC offset. Currently, H.R. 32 has 238 cosponsors and S. 734 has 39. If you use Facebook, we invite you to join our Facebook page, “The Surviving Spouses of MOAA,” another tool we used to advance awareness and seek support to repeal the injustice to surviving military spouses.

* We received seven outstanding nominations for the Auxiliary Liaison Level of Excellence Award. Eleanor Layman from Fort Meade (Md.) Chapter was this year’s awardee.

* Following four years of service and leadership on the AMAC, Patricia Bergquist moved to the MOAA Ambassador program, the first MOAA auxiliary member to join the program. The committee voted Kathy Prout, chair, and Sharon DeVaney and Gail Joyce, vice cochairs, for 2015.

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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.

- Chapters are encouraged to share this posting on their own websites and in newsletters.

Link: Click here:

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NC Council of Chapters New Recruiting and Retention Logo

NC Council of Chapters

New Recruiting and Retention Logo

Here is the latest version of the newly minted North Carolina Council of Chapters "Recruiting and Retention" logo that was created by President Jeri Graham and is being considered for the creation of a line of products to assist our North Carolina Chapters in our commitment to MOAA R&R.

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