Media


Below is a summary of the MOAA SWVA Chapter Media Chapter News Releases issued to date. To access, simply click on the title.  Also below is the Chapter Press package with information on the MOAA Southwest Virginia Chapter.


PRESS RELEASES ISSUED TO DATE





MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - RENOVATION ALLIANCE 2017.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - ROTC LEADERSHIP AWARDS CEREMONY.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - VIETNAM PINNING CEREMONY.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - BRAIN INJURY RECEPTION .pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - 2016 VETERANS WREATH CEREMONY.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - FRANCIS GARY POWERS, JR.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - VIRGINIA 2016 VETERANS PARADE copy.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - VETERANS APPRECIATION 2016 .pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - MEMORIAL DAY WREATH CEREMONY .pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - RENOVATION ALLIANCE 2016.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - NEW OFFICERS 2016.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - GOLD BARS PRESENTATION.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - WREATH CEREMONY.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - VETERANS PARADE.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - RENOVATION ALLIANCE .pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE  - MIKE LEIGH.pdf


MOAA SWVA NEWS RELEASE - NEW OFFICERS 2015.pdf


MOAA SWVA   CHAPTER PRESS PACKAGE










MOAA SWVA NEWS PRESS PACKAGE.pdf


News Release


Military Officers Association of America

Southwest Virginia Chapter

P.O. Box 3090, Roanoke, VA 24015-1090


CONTACT:

 

CAPT Gary S. Powers, USN (Ret)

info@moaaswva.org


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:


THE MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA


The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the Nation’s largest Military

Officers Association. Founded in 1929, MOAA is dedicated to preserving the earned

entitlements and benefits of members of the uniformed services, retirees and their

families, and to promoting National Defense.


The National Headquarters of MOAA is located in Washington, D.C. and represents the

membership to the White House, Congress, the Department of Defense and other

government agencies. MOAA has been instrumental in winning important victories from

expanding lifetime health care benefits to championing significant pay raises for military

personnel.


A charted affiliate of MOAA, the Southwest Virginia Chapter (SWVC), is an autonomous

and self-supporting Chapter of MOAA and represents more than 265 officers, widows

and widowers representing all seven uniformed services in all officer grades throughout

Southwest Virginia. Chapter members are able to speak up about local issues and

influence local and state governments. Chapter membership offers opportunities for

lasting friendships, camaraderie and networking with other officers who share common 

concerns and aspirations. MOAA and the SWVC offers its members with an array of 

resources and programs listed as follows:


A. MOAA offers membership to officers from every branch of service including active

duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, former officers, and their families and represents

their interests at every stage of their careers.


B. MOAA lobbies State and National elected officials to preserve the earned

entitlements and benefits of members of the uniformed services, retirees and their

families. 


C. MOAA provides programs and resources for career planning, transition to a

second career, benefits counseling, college scholarships and loans, financial planning 

tools, group insurance plans, exclusive savings and retirement benefits. 


D. The SWVC, through its various committees, provides a wide range of programs

and activities throughout the year in support of the community and its membership

including;


1. A monthly lunch or social event for members, spouses and guests including a

short program on a topic of interest. 


2. Through its Legislative Committee the SWVC is deeply involved in promoting

State and National legislation in the interest of all military personnel, their dependents

and survivors. 


3. The Personal Affairs Committee is available on call to provide information to

members and survivors on their entitlements and to help members and survivors in the

submission of inquiries, applications and claims to governmental agencies.


4. A quarterly newsletter is mailed to each member containing interesting and useful

information on MOAA, the SWVC chapter activities and other items of interest on

entitlements and benefits to members of the uniformed services, retirees, their families

and survivors.


5. The Chapter undertakes numerous community service projects in support of

service members, veterans and their families including support of the Military Family

Support Center, Rebuilding Together Roanoke, the Salem VA Medical Center, the

Roanoke Valley Veterans Council. 


6. The Chapter supports 19 area high schools and both Virginia Tech and Radford

University in presenting the annual MOAA JROTC/ROTC Medal awards to

distinguished JROTC?ROTC Cadets/Midshipmen. 


7. The Chapter supports Virginia Tech and Radford University in presenting sets of

“Gold Bars” to newly commissioned officers. 


8. The Chapter established two Leadership Awards presented annually to rising

juniors in the Virginia Tech and Radford University ROTC programs. The awards are in

honor of General William B. Rosson USA (Ret) and Major General Lloyd B. Ramsey

USA (Ret) and include a cash award, an appropriate framed award certificate.