behalf of the members of the Western North Carolina Chapter of the
Military Officer's Association of America (MOAA), I would like to welcome
you to our chapter website.
It is easy to navigate and provides a sense of who we are, what we
do, and when we do it.
WNC MOAA is very large geographically and membership.
Our area of responsibility covers 17 counties in the western part
of North Carolina, and our membership averages between 180 and 200.
We are the largest chapter in North Carolina that is not in an area
with an active military base nearby.
chapter meets quarterly for lunch and a program.
We also support local veterans in several ways that provide
hands-on opportunities for participants.
Our programs include preparing and serving meals at the Veterans
Restoration Quarters (VRQ), a shelter for homeless veterans; supporting
veterans at the Asheville VA Hospital, and conducting veterans' pinning
ceremonies at the local Hospice facility.
We also support 18 high school JROTC programs throughout our area.
chapter has two satellite organizations, the Smoky Mountains Satellite in
Waynesville, and the Black Mountain Satellite in Black Mountain.
Satellite members often choose to attend local events instead of
coming to Hendersonville, which is a long distance from those areas.
are also proud of our efforts to support the Legislative Affairs program
of national MOAA.
We provide our legislators with MOAA's top issues to assist them in
preparing to vote on national defense legislation.
are a two-time recipient of MOAA's 5-Star Level of Excellence streamer
recognizing our long time commitment to the goals and ideals of national
encourage you to take a look at the website.
I believe you will agree that it depicts a chapter whose members
enjoy comradery with fellow retirees, Surviving Spouses and former
officers and guests, in our collective efforts to "Never Stop
Serving" America's heroes.
Updated Oct. 22, 2018