To inculcate and stimulate love of our country and the flag.
To defend the honor, integrity and supremacy of our national government and the Constitution of the United States.
To foster fraternal relations among all branches of the various services from which our members are drawn.
To recognize and support the JROTC and ROTC programs at high schools and colleges in the chapter’s membership area, and to fund and manage the chapter’s scholarship program.
To aid active and retired personnel of the various services from which our members are drawn and their dependents and survivors, in every proper and legitimate manner. To present their rights and interests when service matters are under consideration.
To further the legislative and other objectives of the Military Officers Association of America.
To promote goodwill within the community.
Information on Joining the Chapter
Membership in the MOAA Chapter is open to anyone who holds or has ever held a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their surviving spouses.
The MOAA Chapter holds a Board of Directors meeting on the second Friday of each month at the Charleston AFB Club. Additionally our chapter holds a social meeting/activity luncheon on the third Friday of each month featuring guest speakers on topics relevant to the members. A special holiday party is held each December. The chapter supports 23 JROTC programs and 2 ROTC programs in the surrounding area and the annual Veterans’ Day observance. In addition to the scholarship program the chapter also participates in the annual Toys for Tots program, makes quarterly visits to the local VA Hospital, and supports the local USO and various other programs in support of wounded warriors.
The MOAA Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda and we annually invite our Congressional Representatives and Senators to speak to the chapter. The chapter is also active in supporting the state council in various state veterans’ issues.
MOAA Chapter meetings are luncheon meetings normally held on the third Friday of each month beginning at 11:00 AM. Locations vary and are announced in the chapter newsletter and at chapter meetings.
About Our Chapter
The MOAA chapter was charted 23 January 1956 and serves the southeast part of the state. Board meetings are held monthly at the Charleston AFB Club. The chapter publishes a monthly newsletter, Bridgeview. The chapter currently has 478 members made up of currently serving, former, and retired officers and their survivors.