MOAA's Virginia chapters are all affiliated with the VCOC.
This page of the VCOC website provides information about each Virginia chapter, and a link to their current newsletter.
Central Shenandoah Valley Chapter Central Virginia Chapter Falcons Landing Chapter George C Marshal Chapter Hampton Roads Chapter Heritage Chapter Heritage Hunt Chapter Mount Vernon Chapter Northern Neck Chapter Northern Virginia Chapter Piedmont Virginia Chapter Portsmouth Area Chapter Potomac Chapter Richmond Area Chapter Shenandoah Valley Chapter Southside Virginia Chapter Southwest Virginia Chapter Virginia Peninsula Chapter
CENTRAL SHENANDOAH VALLEY CHAPTER - established 1991
The Central Shenandoah Valley Chapter (CSVC) was chartered 6 December 1991 with 65 members to provide a local focal point for military officers.
CSVC members present MOAA ROTC certificates and medals to deserving cadets and 2nd Lt. GoldBars to cadets upon commissioning at James Madison University and the Virginia Women's Leadership Institute at Mary Baldwin College. We provide a $1000 scholarship each year to a worthy cadet at each college.
CSVC also presents Junior ROTC medals and certificates to cadets at HarrisonburgHigh School and FishburneMilitarySchool.
Monthly luncheon/membership meetings and a December Holiday Social are held at The Club at Ironwood in Staunton.
The Central Virginia Chapter was born in 1971 through the initiative of Commander Horace W Carmichael, USCG, Ret. Beginning with a list of Charlottesville and AlbemarleCounty TROA members, CDR Carmichael met with about 30 officers, and the Chapter was founded. CDR Carmichael was elected as the Chapter’s first President. Chapter membership soon spread to neighboring Buckingham, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange Counties. Over the years, membership in the Central Virginia Chapter has grown and currently stands at approximately 200. CVCMOAA supports local charities, presents the MOAA ROTC award to Cadets and Midshipmen at the University of Virginia, Liberty University, James Madison University, and Orange High School. The chapter has an active legislative committee that works with Commonwealth and Federal legislators to supprt legislation addressing issues important to the welfare of active duty service personnel and veterans. Additional chapter information can be found on the chapter website, http://cvmoaa.org/Home.
Points of Contact: Contact information for members of the Board of Directors of the Central Virginia Chapter can be found on the chapter website at http://cvmoaa.org/Contact-List.
The Falcons Landing Chapter was formed by military veterans of the Falcons Landing Military Retirement Community in Potomac Falls, Loudoun County, Virginia in 2009. The mission of the chapter is to actively support:
Those Who Are Serving, Those Who Have Served, Those Who Have Survived
The chapter has over 175 members including veterans from Falcons Landing and from the local community. The chapter has sought to serve both the community of Falcons Landing and veterans of Loudoun County through a number of programs and has earned 5-star Level of Excellence recognition from national MOAA for the past three years.
Activities central to Falcons Landing include sponsorship of a speakers bureau of members available to presentations to the general community, conduct of a monthly meeting known as “The Gathering” to bring speakers to the local community, and a personal affairs team to help members organize their personal affairs and to support surviving spouses.
Activities within the general Loudoun County community include scholarship and support to two JROTC programs (Chantilly and Leesburg High Schools) and an initiative working with local non-profits of “Veterans Helping Veterans” to find ways to help Loudoun County veterans who have needs not necessarily covered by government benefits.
20540 Falcons Landing Circle #P1 Potomac Falls VA 20165
-Monthly Legislative Report
-Quarterly General Membership Meetings
-Contact president for information
GEORGE C. MARSHALL CHAPTER - established 2006
The George C. Marshall Chapter was chartered in 2006. The chapter name derives from VMI alumnus George C. Marshall, whose research library and foundation are on the VMI Post in Lexington. Beginning with 52 members, GCMC-MOAA in 2016 has more than 120 members, including eight honorary and four auxiliary.
GCMC-MOAA supports local military as well as community activities. In addition to supporting the local National Guard unit, the Chapter supports deployed Rockbridge County service members through the Care-Box Project, which sends monthly care packages to the troops. The Chapter also supports two high school JROTC programs in Lynchburg and annually makes $1,000 donations to each school to support their leadership training programs; we also present the MOAA medal at those two high schools and at VMI (one per service) VMI annually. We participate in the annual Veteran’s Day wreath-laying ceremonies in Lexington, and sponsor the annual Memorial Day ceremony. Our Gold Bar program, which presents complimentary MOAA memberships and lieutenant/ensign bars to graduating cadets being commissioned in the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps at VMI, Mary Baldwin’s Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership, Washington and Lee University, and Southern Virginia University, is one of the best in the nation. We also provide financial support to critical veterans programs. For example, in 2015 we hosted our eighth annual sporting clays tournament and seventh annual golf tournament in support of Virginia Veteran and Family Support (formerly the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program). Since 2009, we have donated almost $100,000 to this important program. We have been honored by the Legislature of Virginia with a House Resolution for our support of the Wounded Warrior Program and veterans issues, and have been designated by MOAA as a five-star chapter of excellence every year since our affiliation in 2006. We endowed a scholarship fund in the Community Foundation of Augusta, Bath and Rockbridge Counties and present a scholarship to a graduating high school student each year. Other veteran and community support programs include Toys for Tots, Rockbridge retreat (for Special Forces troops and their families), Veterans Tea at a local middle school and Hospice for Veterans.
Lexington / Rockbridge County. Virginia Military Institute (VMI). Army National Guard Armory (B Co., 116th Infantry Regiment).
Monthly Newsletter:ďMail CallĒ Monthly Board meetings (first Monday of the Month) Bi-Monthly Lunch Meetings: at Moody Hall at VMI (second Tuesday in APR, JUN, AUG, OCT, DEC, and FEB) Chapter Mail: GCMC-MOAA Box 1308, Lexington, VA 24450
Realizing the need for a common cause, RADM F.C. B. McCune, Colonels Frederick Ward, John Fye and Harry Watts initially discussed organizing a Retired Officers Chapter. Additional officers were invited to assist: VADMs Ralph Davis, Delbert Cornwell, Archie Antrim, BGEN Robert Denig, Colonel F.G. Epling and CDR Justus White. The group met in members' homes until the membership reached 40. The Chapter was born at Fort Story Officers Open Mess in the fall of 1958. VADM Ralph Davis was the first President. On 23 April 1959, TROA Affiliated chapter status was granted to the Princess Anne County Virignia Beach Chapter with 79 members. Later in 1959 the name was changed to The Hampton Roads Chapter of TROA, to better reflect the area, which the membership covered.
MEMBERSHIP: Over 500 .
Board meetings are held monthly.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES:The HRCMOAA presents MOAA leadership medals to 3 College ROTC Programs and 10 High School JROTC programs.The chapter also provides a check for trophies to the Princess Anne High School Drill Off Program.Normally at least 16 High School JROTC programs participate from this area and from as far away as Maryland. HRCMOAA participates in the Annual Armed Forces YMCA Hampton Roads Five Star Military Family Recognition Luncheon by urchasing a table of guests. HRCMOAA also coordinates local ROTC Unit participation in Honor Flight departures, constributes at least $1,000 a year to Virginia Wounded Warrior Program, and a contribution to the Pocket Field Pillow (PFP) program which provides morale building pillows to troops in combat.
HRCMOAA TOPS LIAISON: Loren Heckelman, CAPT, USN, Ret, loren.Heckelman@cox.net . See Networking and Jobs page on chapter website.
Chapter meetings are generally luncheons except for special occasions. Most luncheons are held at the Atlantic Shores Retirement Community in Virginia Beach.
Norfolk Naval Base, Little Creek Amphibious Base, NAS Oceana, Dam Neck, Fort Story, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach.
BI-MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, The Tribute, published every two months beginning in January.
An organizing group of retired officers began meeting in June 2007 to explore the possibility of organizing a new MOAA Chapter in the Fredericksburg, Stafford, Quantico and Dumfries areas. The initial meeting was held in September of 2007. At that meeting a set of Chapter BYLAWS was created, along with election of Chapter Officers and a Board of Directors. The chapter leadership decided to submit an application to the National MOAA for a charter. The charter application was submitted on 31 October 2007 and approved on 16 November 2007. On 11 January 2008, the Heritage Chapterís application for membership in the Virginia Council of Chapters of the MOAA was approved. The Chapter holds monthly luncheon meetings featuring an invited guest speaker.
Fredericksburg, Stafford, Quanitco, Dumfries, and surrounding counties.
Monthly Newsletter: The Patriot
Monthly Meetings: 2nd Wednesday, at Clubs of Quantico
Mail: Heritage Chapter, PO Box 5814, Fredericksburg VA
VIRGINIA'S NEWEST CHAPTER! Heritage Hunt Chapter held a chartering banquet 30 September 2009, in which their president, Maj Bud Winn, USAF, Ret, accepted their MOAA charter from MOAA President, VADM Ryan. The chapter held a business meeting 11 November 2009 to establish committees. Their first Heritage Hunt Chapter Christmas party had 138 attendees (very successful). A board meeting was conducted in January 2010 to develop action plans for the chapter.
Heritage Hunt is a retirement community located on beautiful grounds with many new homes, an outstanding clubhouse and excellent dining room.
Chapter events are held quarterly. Board meetings are currently held monthly, with business meetings quarterly in support of the quarterly event.
On May 10, 1977, forty-five officers representing each of the U. S. Armed Forces met at the Ft. Belvoir Officer’s Club and unanimously decided to form a new chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (then known as TROA). The Chapter’s first business meeting was held on June 9, 1977 and approved their by-laws, elected the first officers and directors, established the annual dues structure, and designated the thirdWednesday of each month as a dinner meeting to be held at the Ft Belvoir Officer’s Club.
“Charter Night” was held on July 20. 1977 with 170 charter members and their spouses in attendance. General George Underwood, a member of the MOAA Board of Directors, installed the first president of the chapter, LTC Chester Clark USAF (Ret) . Mount Vernon Chapter became a member of VCOC in March 1979 and has remained an active member ever since. The chapter celebrated its 30th Anniversary at the September 19, 2007 Dinner Meeting.
: over 300
CONTACT: Chapter Secretary, MAJ Peter Chen, USA, Ret 703-402-2184 firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Belvoir,Fort Myer, Bolling AFB, Fort Mc Nair. Members live in Fairfax County, especially Alexandria, Burke, Fairfax Station, Mount Vernon,Springfield and Woodbridge.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER.The Despatch (except July and August)
MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETINGS.Except July & August. Held at Fort Belvoir Officers Club (Jan, May, Jun, Nov and Dec) and at the Fairfax RetirementCommunity (Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep and Oct) on the 3rd Wed., 6 PM Social Hour, dinner 7 PM, and speaker at 8 PM.
BOARD MEETINGSMonthly except July. 1st Tuesday, 7:30 PM at the Fairfax South County Center, rooms 217 or 219.
Northern Neck MOAA is an active chapter located in the Chesapeake Bay town of Kilmarnock at the eastern end of Virginia's Northern Neck peninsula. We meet monthly in the Auditorium at Rappahannock Westminister-Canterbury, 132 Lancaster Drive. MOAA members typically gather on the second Tuesday of the month at Rappahannock Westminister-Canterbury at 1130 for a half hour social prior to the business meeting and luncheon.
Chapter membership has grown from the original 75 charter members to more than 378 today. The Chapter's geographic area encompasses Arlington, Fairfax, and Alexandria. MOAA ROTC certificates and medals are presented to cadets at GeorgetownUniversity, GeorgeMasonUniversity, GeorgeWashingtonUniversity and HowardUniversity. MOAA Junior ROTC medals and certificates are also presented to cadets at SouthLakes, ChantillyHigh Schools as well as the ArlingtonCareerCenter. 2d Lt Gold Bar insignia are presented to the graduates of the five ROTC programs upon their commissioning. Other activities include annual financial contributions to help support the programs of the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, DC. We participate in veteran activities such as the Memorial Day Parade, presentation of the MOAA wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown, as well as welcoming ceremonies for local units returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
Fairfax County, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Fort McNair, Fort Belvoir, Bolling AFB
Monthly Newsletter: Northern Virginia Chapter Newsletter
Monthly Meetings at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Officers Club - 11:30 AM: Jan-Jun 2nd Wed; Sep-Dec 3rd Wed
The Piedmont Virginia Chapter of MOAA was started in 1981 by Captain Que Wilhelmi, USN (Ret).The first organizational meetings were held in the homes of prospective members.Our first constitution and bylaws were written during these meetings.Some early contributors were Chuck Baron, Bill Thompson, Rudy Spalenka, L.K. Williams, Bob Philbrook, Bill Kelly, Vern Dubois, and Woody Wallis.The Chapter elected its first officers and directors in mid 1982 and applied for its charter.On Friday January 21, 1983, at Longwood College, Captain Clifford Cates, USN (Ret) presented the Piedmont Virginia Chapter with its charter.
The Piedmont Virginia chapter has 50 members. We were established by 27 dedicated officers, many who are still chapter members.The chapter has continued to meet without interruption since it began.
Our major support projects include SCOPE/Meals on Wheels, F.A.C.E.S., Jr. ROTC, and Blood Mobiles.The Piedmont Virginia chapter won the Give Me +10 award in 2007 and 2008.The chapter holds monthly luncheons at different places in order to cover our broad area.
Fort Pickett, Farmville, Keysville, Victoria, Cullen, Appomattox, Buckingham, Kenbridge, Prospect, Hampden-Sydney, Cumberland, Powhatan, Clarksville, South Hill and Piedmont
Monthly meetings - at various locations. Monthly Newsletter Piedmont Happenings
CONTACT: Joyce Williams, Public Relations (434) 969-5699 EMAIL: PiedmontMOAA@Yahoo.com MAIL: Piedmont Virginia Chapter, MOAA P.O. Box 804, Farmville, VA 23901 WEBSITE: Piedmontvamoaa.org
PACMOAA Integrated Support Command,Coast Guard Base, Portsmouth Naval, Chesapeake, Courtland, Dendron, Elberon, Franklin, Ivor, Portsmouth, Sedley, Smithfield, Spring Grove, Suffolk, Surry, Windsor, Zuni
The first committee meeting was held on March 29, 1983. An Organization meeting was held on April 11, 1983, and the Charter was received on April 22, 1983. There were 102 Charter members. Initially, the Chapter included Chesapeake and Portsmouth, but soon expanded to include the cities listed. CWO Henry A. Dowling was the first President. The name of the Chapter was PACTROA and changed in 2004 to PACMOAA in keeping with the name change for MOAA.
MEMBERSHIP: 115 as of 31 December 2008.
BOARD MEETINGS: Held quarterly on the 4th Thursday of the second month of the quarter.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES: The PACMOAA presents MOAA leadership medals to 11 High School JROTC programs, participates in the Portsmouth Memorial Day Parade, presents a $2,000 Scholarship to a ROTC first year college student and supports Toys-for-Tots yearly.
CHAPTER MEETINGS include 8 dinner meetings and a brunch meeting with the Virginia Peninsula Chapter at Fort Monroe in July.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, The Salute, combined for June/July and August/September CHAPTER MEETINGS: Dinner Meetings 2nd Thursday of each month except July & August WEBSITE: http://www.pacmoaa.org EMAIL: email@example.com MAIL: PACMOAA, P.O. Box 5353, Portsmouth, VA 23703
The Potomac Chapter, a spin off from the Northern Neck Chapter, was chartered in 1987, with 44 members.The Chapterís geographical area includes the counties of Caroline, Essex, King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Spotsylvania (including City of Fredericksburg), Stafford, and Westmoreland.
Chapter lunch/dinner meetings are held at various locations.Bi-monthly Executive Board meetings are held at the Stratford Hall Library, Montross, VA.A monthly newsletter, The Pot Cha Cha, is published electronically.
Community Affairs JROTC support to local high schools,Memorial and Veterans Day activities and Volunteer staffing of the Retired Activities Office, Dahlgren, VA.
Why Join Potomac Chapter? We have a dynamic group of dedicated members, with all services represented.All active, retired, and former military officers and surviving spouses in the Chapterís geographical area are invited to join us.
Annual dues for members are $20, payable to: Treasurer, MOAA Potomac Chapter.Auxiliary members do not pay Chapter dues.
Fredericksburg and surrounding counties.
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER: The Pot Cha Cha: is published electronically.
MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETINGS
BI-MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS
ADDRESS:MOAA Potomac Chapter, P. O. Box 876, Montross, VA22520.
RICHMOND AREA CHAPTER - established 1958
The Richmond Area Chapter (RACMOAA) is the largest MOAA chapter in Virginia with almost 700 members, and is the "legislative leader" of MOAA in the Commonwealth. Our chapter is an every-time winner of the MOAA "Five-star" Levels of Excellence Award and has won various MOAA Communications Awards. RACMOAA has an active social/business program with six dinner meetings each year, held at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Richmond; we host trips and tours to places of interest; we sponsor MOAA achievement award and chapter scholarship programs for ROTC and JROTC cadets at two universities and 26 local-area high schools; we operate a Military Community Assistance Program (MCAP) to provide financial support for deployed troops and combat-wounded veterans and their families; we conduct outreach programs for military retirees, veterans and survivors in senior-living facilities in greater Richmond; and have a compassionate and responsive Personal Affairs program to assist the surviving spouses of deceased chapter members. RACMOAA is one of the few, if not the only MOAA chapter, which offers a discounted "paperless" membership option to its officer members. We also offer discounted multiyear memberships.
BI-MONTHLY NEWSLETTER, The Patriot (paper and e-mail) MEETINGS - Dinner meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of January, March, May, September and November at the Meadowbrook Country Club in Richmond. A Holiday Gala is also held there in early December. Board meetings are held on 2nd Wednesday mornings at the American Legion HQ in Richmond. WEBSITE: Award-Winning website, www.racmoaa.org
CONTACT: CDR John A, Baumgarten, 804-379-7586 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHENANDOAH VALLEY CHAPTER established 1991
ShenVal chapter of MOAA presents Junior ROTC medals, certificates and scholarships to Randolph-Macon and Massanuttten Militry Academy cadets each year. B-monthly meetings are held at various locations throught the catchment area. Meeting subjects vary from educational to political but primarily are for the benefit of Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard and retired military officers and their families.
MAILING ADDRESS: Care of Carle Germelman 228 Treadwell Lane Berryville VA 22611
Berryville, Front Royal, Martinsburg, Stransburg, Woodstock, Winchester
NEWSLETTER published monthly - The Shen/Val Chapter Newsletter
Membership has grown from 74 Charter Members in May 1971 to more than 200 today. The name "Southside" was selected because the chapter area included counties and cities located in the "Central Southside" area of Virginia. The Southside Chapter area encompasses 26 zip codes and stretches from just south of the James River to the counties of Prince George, Dinwiddie, Surry, Sussex and Southern Chesterfield and includes the independent cities of Petersburg, Hopewell, Colonial Heights, Emporia, Franklin and South Boston adn military installations of Fort Lee and Fort Pickett.
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES & ACCOMPLISHMENTS: The Southside Virginia Chapter's biggest philanthropic project is the Roper Memorial Scholarship program. Since award of the first scholarship in 1998, $110,000 has benefited the educational pursuits of 101 children and grandchildren of chapter members. Southside Virginia chapter has led the state and nation in MOAA's "Give Me 10" membership recruiting campaign since the onset. The chapter is a multi-year winner of MOAA's 5-star level of excellence award. The chapter is very supportive of legislative issues and partipates fully in the VCOC.
FORT LEE, FORT PICKETT
PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY
QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER: Southside Chronicle
QUARTERLY MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS. 3rd Friday of Feb, May, Aug, & Annual Business Meeting the first week of Dec - to elect officers. BOARD MEETS MONTHLY, Except June-Aug.
The Southwest Virginia Chapter (SWVC), chartered on 18 Feb 1978, is an autonomous and self-supporting Chapter of MOAA located in Roanoke, Virginia with asatellitelocated at Smith Mountain Lake. The SWVC and its satellite represent more than 125 members made up of currently serving, former, and retired officers and their survivors, widows and widowers representing all seven uniformed services, Reserve and National Guard in all officer grades. Chapter membership offers opportunities for lasting friendships, camaraderie and networking with other officers who share common concerns and aspirations. The chapter undertakes community service projects, e.g., Renovation Alliance, Christmas Wreaths at the Virginia Veterans Cemetery at Dublin VA, support of 19 area high schools and Virginia Tech and Radford University in presenting annual MOAA JROTC/ROTC Medal awards to distinguished Cadets/Midshipmen, sets of “Gold Bars”and complimentary MOAA and chapter memberships to newly commissioned officers at Virginia Tech and Radford University. The Personal Affairs Committee is available on call. The Legislative Committee is deeply involved. Go to www.moaaswva.org or Face Book at MOAASWVC
HISTORY: The Virginia Peninsula chapter began as a retiree group at Fort Eustis - the idea of Colonel Phillip E. Pons, USA, Retired in 1967. The constitution was adapted in 1968. First president was Col Frederick A. Sturm, USA, Retired. There were approximately fifty members. In 1970, the group was chartered as VIPROA, with nearly 200 members. In 1983 VIPTROA hosted the 5th Biennial convention of the Virginia Council of Chapters at the Chamberlin Hotel in Fort Monroe. VIPMOAA again hosted the VCOC biennial meeting, Oct 12, 2007, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.
MEMBERSHIP: over 300 LOCATION: The majority of chapter members live in Williamsburg, Hampton and Newport News Virginia.
NEAR-BY CHAPTERS: Portsmouth and Hampton Roads chapters on the Southside of Hampton Roads. RACMOAA and Southside chapters in Richmond area.
FORT EUSTIS, FORT MONROE
YORKTOWN NWS & CG STATIONS
GLOUCESTER, HAMPTON, JAMESTOWN,
MATHEWS, NEWPORT NEWS, POQUOSON,
MONTHLY NEWSLETTER (except July): "VIPMOAA Newsletter" also eNews on website
MONTHLY CHAPTER MEETINGS except no formal meeting in July. Meetings rotate between Fort Eustis, Langley Officers Club and Williamsburg locations. Some dinners, some lunches. Non-member officers (and widows/widowers of officers) are welcome to attend a meeting to check us out. MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS