Northeast Arkansas Chapter

Address PO Box 718
City, State, Zip Jonesboro, AR 72403-0718
Meeting Time 3rd Tuesday monthly-Sept thru May
Meeting Place Jonesboro Country Club
Council Website


Name Mr. Richard Hartness
Rank CPT
Service USA
Component USAR
Retirement Status FRM
Phone Number (870) 318-7298
Email Address


Name Howard L Dunn
Rank CW4
Service USA
Component ARNG
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (870) 869-3190
Email Address

Membership Ch

Name Richard H Burns
Rank LTC
Service USA
Component USAR
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (870) 974-2391
Email Address


The mission of the Northeast Arkansas MOAA Chapter is to benefit the members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors and to advocate for a strong national defense, while providing needed support to the community and its members.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in the Northeast Arkansas 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.

Chapter Activities

The Northeast Arkansas MOAA Chapter holds 9 monthly meetings a year (September through May)featuring guest speakers on topics relevant to the members. A special Christmas party is held each December. In addition the chapter supports 10 local JROTC programs at: Westside High School, Trumann High School, Brookland High School Paragould High School and the Senior ROTC program at Arkansas State University. As a member of the Craighead County Veterans Memorial Foundation, the Northeast Arkansas MOAA Chapter supports the annual Veterans Day tribute in Jonesboro, as well as Patriots Day Activities and Memorial Day programs.

Legislative Issues

The Northeast Arkansas MOAA Chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda and we annually invite our Congressional Representative and Senators to speak to the chapter. The chapter is also active in supporting the state council in various state veterans' issues.

General Information

About Our Chapter

The Northeast Arkansas MOAA Chapter was chartered in 1997 in Jonesboro, Arkansas and draws its 60+ members from many communities in the northeast sector of the state, to include Paragould, Newport, Pocohantas, Marked Tree, Imboden, and Osceola. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at the Western Sizzlin Restaurant in Jonesboro (2405 E Highland Drive). A regular monthly newsletter is published to provide the latest information on events affecting members, such as Tricare & Tricare for Life (TFL) updates, info on upcoming meetings, etc. A Facebook page, listed as "Northeast Arkansas Chapter of MOAA", is also available featuring information of past and future Chapter events.