Welcome to the “Fort Benning Chapter MOAA” Site – 2021
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. From March 2020 we have been focused on the health of our members due to the COVID-19 health emergency. In April 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. We are pleased to accept Foreign Officers as Honorary Members.
Our Chapter, which is 62 years old, 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 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 an dthe 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, that his Distinguished Service Cross for Bravery in Korea was upgraded to the Medal of Honor. Many of our members participated in a Dinner Honoring COL Puckett at the National Infantry Museum.
Please Renew YOUR Chapter Membership for 2022, and we are new preparing for next year.
Help us Welcome New Members, Oct 2021:
Mac Plummer, Ken Griffin, 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
Our Sponsors for the Conference were: Ranger Joe’s, Shriners’, Fire Systems Inc (Atl), Communicorp, Fleet Landing
HHCF Professional Contractors & Engineer Services LLC, Thinwell Clinic, Hughston Clinic, Stumpy’s, Mercedes of Columbus, Pacelli/St Anne’s, McDonalds, Buffalo Rock