Mount Vernon, Virginia Chapter - MOAA
Welcome to our Chapter, a repeat recipient of MOAA's "5 Star Level of Excellence" Award (2003-2015)!
This is a nonpartisan publication
First Tuesday of the Month (except July) Board of Directors meeting in room 217
Colonel (Ret) Charles R. Bowery, JR
Executive Director, US Army Center of Military History and
Chief of Military History
to talk about the
US Army Center of Military History
at Our March 15 Dinner-Meeting at The Fairfax
COL Bowery is responsible for the overall supervision and direction of historical matters throughout the Department of the Army, which includes management of 57 Army museums and more than 30 historical centers, and overall supervision of the Army’s operational and deployed military historians and military history detachments.
Ft. Belvoir click on the link:
The Fairfax click on the link:
Latest BOD Meeting Minutes
(note: Dec BOD meeting was cancelled due to weather)
The Officer Placement Service (TOPS)
If you would like to live in Virginia when you transition, the Virginia Department of Veterans Services offers resources to help you make that possible click here:
Career Resources for Military Spouses
Do you know of an active duty person getting ready to retire? Help them with their transition to civilian by sending them the link to TOPS!
***IMPORTANT NOTICE ***
Camp Lejeune: Past Water Contamination
From the 1950s through the 1980s, people living or working at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals.
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has established a presumptive service connection for Veterans, Reservists, and National Guard members exposed to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune from August 1, 1953 through December 31, 1987 who later developed one of the following eight diseases:
Full VA details may be found at http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/camp-lejeune/index.asp .
The Marine Corps encourages all those who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune in 1987 or before to register to receive notifications regarding Camp Lejeune Historic Drinking Water. Registration may be made at https://clnr.hqi.usmc.mil/clwater/.
MOAA’s Member Service Center (MSC)
Helps members and spouses understand a vast array of legislative, benefit, and membership issues. The MSC scope has expanded to include advice on career transition, chapter activities, VA claims processing and a host of other topics. Contact the MSC - by calling 800-234-6622, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to MOAA MSC, 201 N. Washington St. Alexandria, VA 22314.