PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - April 2018
Your El Paso MOAA Chapter. In the last MOAA Border Bulletin I highlighted the Top 10 Legislative Goals for MOAA National. In this issue I want to discuss briefly our method at the local level, in supporting these goals and highlighting support to our veterans and their families here at the local community level.
a. Your local Chapter will place the priority of its effort in 2018 in reaching out to the community, identifying interesting initiatives designed to help veterans and their families, and by actively supporting local Veteran Service Organization initiatives. You will continue to see our MOAA Outreach Program highlighting these opportunities and actively seeking to support them. I want to encourage you to read BG USA (RET) Kotter’s report as this key initiative, the MOAA Outreach Program continues to highlight opportunities to support our local veterans. During our last luncheon we highlighted two key opportunities to support Veterans. First, we invited Mr. Kirby Prickett to speak to the guests about the Honor Flight program. This program flies veterans at no cost, to Washington D.C. each October for the purpose of visiting the national monuments. Your Chapter partnered with AUSA and the West Region AUSA President, Mr. Gus Rodriguez, to present a $1000 check in order to sponsor an El Paso WW II Veteran for this coming October 2018 trip. We are actively seeking WW II veterans so that we might continue to support this program in the future. This is a program El Pasoans should not only be aware of, but should actively consider supporting. Read More
NewsThe El Paso Chapter Outreach Foundation is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
Texas sate legislators recently passed legislation that expanded the list of acceptable military medals which allow some vehicle registration fees to be waived. Read More
El Paso Jobs
Fort Bliss Access Control Points
A 100% identification card check of all personnel will be implemented at all Fort Bliss access control points.
All Department of Defense and non-DoD vehicular occupants, including the driver and all of-age passengers, will have to present an ID card - valid state driver's license, government/federal ID card, passport, etc. - for authorized access to Fort Bliss. Read More
MOAA Top Issues
Are you aware of the major issues and MOAA's legislative initiatives? Educate yourself on the issues that affect you and your family. See what MOAA is really doing for you on Capitol Hill. View Details
MOAA Action Alerts
Check your Legislators' positions on key issues and urge them to support MOAA's goals. View Details
Military retiree COLA is calculated based on the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), not the overall CPI. Monthly changes in the index may differ from national figures reported elsewhere. Read More
Texas Vet: Hazlewood Act
The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees. Read More
Basic Allowance for Housing still in the spotlight. A prominent conservative think tank has proposed drastic changes to the military’s Basic Allowance for Housing, which they say too many troops view as an entitlement. . Read More