Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)

Columbia, SC Chapter


Welcome to our Columbia South Carolina MOAA chapter home page. Our Chapter and our members will celebrate our 50th year of affiliation with the National MOAA Organization. Columbia is the home of the State Capitol, US Army Training Center and Fort Jackson, and the University of South Carolina. Come join us. For the next several months there are events and chapter activities that we hope you will support and join us at our meetings. First, on October 9 -11, the SC MOAA Council of Chapters will have their biennial conference at the MCAS Beaufort and the MCRD at Parris Island. Any member of MOAA is welcome to attend. Staring off on Friday, will be the opportunity to see and have a tour of, not in, the new F-35s recently stationed at MCAS. This single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole fighter is capable of 1200 mph. Besides golf outings at the Legends Golf Course at Parris Island on Saturday, that evening will be the dinner and presentation of the 50th Year Affiliate Award from Admiral Norb Ryan, President of MOAA, and remarks from Congressman Joe Wilson. Second, on Friday, December 4, we will have a gala dinner to present to you, our chapter members, the 50th Year award. Many state and local dignitaries have been invited to this once in our chapter event. It will be held at the Fort Jackson Officers Club from 6 10 PM. Third, our annual meeting will be held on Saturday morning, 9 AM, January 30, at the Fort Jackson Officers Club. This meeting will include the election and installation of chapter officers for 2016-2017. At the national MOAA convention in late October in Orlando, our chapter will receive a 4 Star Chapter Award for the first time. Vice President Ed Palekas spearheaded this effort to pull the package together and he will represent our chapter at the convention. If you are a member of MOAA at the national level, we invite you to become a member of our chapter and join your fellow officers in the events and meetings of our chapter. And we also encourage you to become a life member at the national level. Our goals are to keep you aware of the many diverse directions that our troops and families are being pulled as our Washington leadership struggles to define priorities, policies, and financial balances. We look forward to seeing you at the meetings to see friends and make new ones. We look forward to seeing you soon.



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Columbia Chapter, The Military Officers Association of America

P.O. Box 290927
Columbia, SC 29229