Seven Reasons for any Officer -- Active Duty, Guard, Reserve,
Former, Retired or Surviving Spouse -- to join your Local Military Officers
Association of America (MOAA) Chapter Today:
yourself heard. Legislative advocacy
is MOAA’s “Main Battery.” MOAA
chapters provide critical grassroots support for MOAA's national and state legislative
agendas. Our benefits are under attack and MOAA is in the fight to preserve
them. Chapter members let their legislators know what is on their minds and
open doors for MOAA's legislative team in Washington, D.C. In these difficult
times, MOAA members need to stick together and our chapters are the best way we
know to do that.
back to the community. As officers, we are Servant Leaders. Chapter members are MOAA's ambassadors in their
communities, supporting countless programs that make a difference in the lives
of others. These members have gone the extra step to give back in the truest
sense of servant leadership.
added to chapter member lives. MOAA chapters
sponsor interesting programs and opportunities to interact with civic, political,
military, and business leaders on issues important to members and their communities.
with fellow officers. Chapters include second career members in the work
force or retired service members who have contacts in the community that can be
valuable to transitioning officers. Even though few of us are looking
for work, these contacts can prove valuable in countless ways.
informed. Chapter newsletters, websites, and meetings
provide you the latest information on local, state, and national issues and
changes to military benefits. You will also hear from interesting
guest speakers on topics of interest.
state legislation. In our state, we have the Florida Council of Chapters—the
FCoC--that unites every MOAA chapter in the state. Our council often lobbies
for passage of state-level legislation that affects military members and their
families, such as increasing funding for state-run VA programs.
Camaraderie With a Purpose. Enjoy the camaraderie that you miss from
your days in uniform. But this is so
much more. Be a part of something bigger
than yourself. Our chapter is a
leader in our community. Our members lead numerous organizations locally, both
veteran and military-related, as well as civic and business organizations. We
are on the map. Be a part of it.