Ancient City Chapter

PO Box 4571
City, State, Zip
Saint Augustine, FL 32085-4571
Meeting Time
3rd Monday, (Meet September - May)
Meeting Place
Holiday Isle St. Augustine Beach
Council Website


The mission of the Ancient City Chapter is to benefit the members of the uniformed services, active or retired, their families and survivors, and to advocate for a strong national defense, while providing needed support to the St. Augustine and St. Johns County community and its' citizens.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Please join us at our luncheon meetings, or call our Secretary, John Mountcastle, at (904) 471-1202. Our local annual dues are $15.00, due upon joining and billed each January.

Chapter Activities

In cooperation with the Florida National Guard Bureau, the Chapter conducts two Veterans observances each year. Each Memorial Day, the Council, assisted by National Guard Headquarters staff, conducts observances at the St. Augustine National Cemetery, 104 Marine St., St. Augustine. Each Veterans Day, the Council assists the National Guard at ceremonies conducted at the City of St. Augustine's Special Events Field, west of the Castillo de San Marco. In December, we work with the Salvation Army with a "Toys for Tykes" theme; funds and gifts are distributed to deserving families in St. Johns County.

Legislative Issues

The Ancient City Chapter supports the MOAA National Legislative Agenda. The Chapter is also active in supporting the Florida State Council, addressing Florida state Veterans' issues.

General Information

Officers of the Ancient City Chapter: Col. Howard McGillin, USA (ret.) President Capt. Charles Stratmann, USN (ret.) First Vice President LT John Schilin, USN (Former) Second Vice President CW4 George McCrea USA (ret.) Treasurer LCDR John Mountcastle, USCGR (ret.) Secretary & webmaster (904) 471-1202 john@mountcastle.org Members of the Ancient City Chapter Board of Directors: Col. Ron Radford, USAF (ret.), Immediate Past President Col. Rik Erkelens, USA (ret.) LCol. Howard Metz, USAF (ret.