Welcome to the “Fort Benning Chapter MOAA” Site – 2022
MOAA is an independent, nonprofit organization operated exclusively to benefit members of the uniformed services – Active Duty, former and retired, National Guard and Reserve – and their families and their survivors. MOAA is dedicated to preserving their earned entitlements and to maintaining a strong national defense. Last year in the spring we resumed monthly meetings for all who desire to attend, and Oct 6-10 our Chapter Hosted the GEORGIA MOAA Statewide Conference with attendees from Wash DC, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee, and almost every Chapter in Georgia. It was a huge success!
MOAA is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, Retired and Former Officers of the United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, United States Air Force, United States Space Force, United States Coast Guard, National Guard United States Public Health Service and The National Oceanic, and Atmospheric Administration. All widow’s and widowers of MOAA National or those who were entitled to be members are encouraged to join as Surviving Spouse members. For Active Duty MOAA National Basic Membership is free with digital information.
Our Chapter, which was formed in 1959, has a goal – providing a Professional Development and Mentoring opportunity for all Junior Officers. We have partnered with the Columbus State University ROTC “Cougar Battalion” to support those pursuing commissions in the Military, and we support 18 local JROTC programs, and provide speakers for local/regional schools, when requested. The Georgia MOAA Council recognized our Chapter in September, at the State Virtual Conference, for our ROTC & JROTC program support initiatives. MOAA National recognized our Chapter as a 5 STAR LOE, and this shows how hard our entire team works.
The purpose of the “Fort Benning Chapter” includes: advocating with Political Leaders on issues affecting all those serving, retirees, and their families, such as military retirement income exemption from State income tax, obtaining a modern VA Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC); providing scholarships to deserving youth; providing useful services for members; providing social activities for the benefit of our members; supporting Wreaths Across America and the Fort Benning Main Post Cemetery; and, serving the community and the Nation. Thank YOU for YOUR service to our Nation.
Please join us in Recognizing and Honoring COL (Ret) Ralph Puckett, who was notified by the President, on April 30, 2021, that his Distinguished Service Cross for Bravery in Korea was upgraded to the Medal of Honor. He has been honored at a special Dinner, and it is great to have him living in our community. We have named one of our scholarships after him, as he is the consummate leader..
MAJOR UPDATE to Advocacy in Action – GOV Kemp signs partial retirement income State Income Tax Exemption at NIM, April 19, 2022, which MOAA has been supporting for years.
Please Renew YOUR Chapter Membership for 2022, as we prepare to grow one more than last year.
Help us Welcome New Members, Oct 2021:
Ken Griffin, Tony Mayne, John Mulhall, Mac Plummer, and Welcome back to our Chapter MG Patrick Donahoe who joined when he was Chief of Staff.
Please Support and Thank our Chapter Sponsors:
USAA & Mercer Insurance; RANGER JOE’s; Stumpy’s Axe Throwing;
Our Sponsors for the Conference were: Ranger Joe’s, Shriners’, Fire Systems Inc (Atl), Communicorp, Fleet Landing
HHCF Professional Contractors & Engineer Services LLC, Hughston Clinic, Mercedes of Columbus, Thinwell Clinic, Stumpy’s, Pacelli/St Anne’s, McDonalds, Buffalo Rock
TO JOIN THE FORT BENNING CHAPTER, or renew, complete the attached membership form, and mail to: MOAA FBAC, P.O. Box 6613, Columbus, GA 31917-6613
Membership form: FBC MOAA Membership Form 2022 wLifetime Option