Los Alamitos Area Chapter MOAA

Address PO Box 665
City, State, Zip Los Alamitos, CA 90720-0665
Meeting Time 3rd Wed at 6PM except Jul and Aug
Meeting Place Elks Club, 11551 Trask Ave at Newhope St, Garden Grove
Council Website http://calmoaa.org/

President

Name John N Ryan
Rank CAPT
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (949)916-7219
Email Address jnryan0230@gmail.com

Webmaster

Name Hammond M Salley
Rank MAJ
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (714) 956-2546
Email Address hsalley@sbcglobal.net

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Mission

The mission of the Los Alamitos Area Chapter is to promote the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America; foster fraternal relations among retired, active and former officers of the uniformed services and their National Guard or Reserve components; protect the rights and interests of active duty, retired, Reserve and National Guard personnel of the uniformed services and their dependents and survivors; provide useful services for members and their dependents and survivors; and serve the community and the nation and such other worthy causes as may be determined by the organization.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in the Los Alamitos Area Chapter, MOAA 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. Annual Chapter dues is $20. As membership in MOAA is also required, MOAA currently has several special promotional discount membership offers for new members. For additional information or MOAA and Chapter membership applications please contact the Chapter Membership Chairman shown above by either phone or email.

Chapter Activities

One of the Los Alamitos Area Chapter's special projects is the support of 8 local high school Junior ROTC programs. At an annual JROTC Recognition Dinner with the Cadet, his/her parents and the JROTC Instructor present, an outstsnding cadet from each school is recognized and presented the MOAA Award Certificate, along with a monetary stipend. The MOAA JROTC Medal is presented to the cadet at his/her schools' Annual JROTC Awards Ceremony by a Chapter representative. In addition, the Chapter simmilarly supports the outstanding cadets from two Senior ROTC programs as well as presenting gold bars to all graduating ROTC seniors.

Legislative Issues

In coordination with local military officials, the Chapter is conducting a pro-active program in pursuit of a Class 1 military commissary at the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base (JTFB), Los Alamitos, CA. The Joint Forces Training Base is a 'military oasis' -- surrounded by the urban sprawl and 12 million inhabitants of the Los Angeles/ Orange County basin. A local analysis estimates that there are approximately 65,000 active duty, retired, National Guard and Reserve soldiers and dependents within a 20 mile radius of the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base. Yet the nearest commissaries are located outside that radius at either Camp Pendleton or at the Los Angeles Air Force Base. Such a local facility would greatly enhance military family support by reducing time/distance frustration factors associated with southern California traffic conditions.

General Information

Chapter membership encompases a variety of local areas to include: Anaheim, Carson, Cerritos, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, Lakewood, Long Beach, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Orange, Rodando Beach, Roosmoor, Seal Beach, Signal Hill, Stanton, Westminster, Whittier, and Yorba Linda. The Chapter hosts a social gathering the third Thursday of each month except July and August. We meet at the US Navy Golf Center Clubhouse, 5660 Orangewood, Cypress, CA. The clubhouse is right off Valley View Street and West on Orangewood which dead-ends into the golf club parking lot. The meeting begins with cocktails at 6:00 PM, a sit down dinner at 7:00 PM and either entertainment or a guest speaker at 8:00 PM. The annual Chapter business meeting is held in November. Dress is casual with most male members attired in sports coats. The associated wives' club holds a Christmas luncheon each December at which we participate. The Chapter’s Executive Committee meets on the first Saturday of each month at 9:30-11:00 in the Farmers and Merchants Bank in the Rossmoor Shopping Center, Seal Beach, CA. This meeting is open to all members wishing to attend.

About Our Chapter

The Los Alamitos Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) encompasses the general area surrounding the Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base, Los Alamitos, California. Membership is composed of men and women who are serving or have served on active duty or in one of the National Guard or Reserve components as a commissioned or warrant officer in any component of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Public Health Service and their surviving spouses. The chapter currently has 82 members and publishes a monthly newsletter. The Chapter was recently awarded a 5-Star award for excellence by MOAA. In addition to supporting the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America, the Los Alamitos Area Chapter also supports the aims and programs of the California Council of Chapters (CAL-MOAA). E-mails of inquiry about the Chapter can be sent to MOAA_losalamitos@msn.com