PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - June 2018
From the MOAA President/CEO, Lt Gen Atkins. Lt Gen Atkins recently introduced the MOAA Charities Annual Report, “Never Stop Serving: Giving 2017”. MOAA will highlight the outstanding work of MOAA charities, specifically the MOAA Scholarship, and the MOAA Military Family Initiative in future MOAA Magazine articles. The MOAA Scholarship Fund enters its 70thyear of service and benefits 1700 students each year. Your El Paso Chapter is proud to sponsor two $25,000 interest free loans annually as part of this program. The MOAA Family Initiative is in its fourth year and provides training and assistance to more than 50,000 military families each year. On 3 May the MOAA Military Family Initiative announced the El Paso MOAA Chapter as a recipient of a $3,750 Grant as part of the 2018 Community Outreach grant program. If you are interested in donating to either program you can do so at www.moaa.org/donate. 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
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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
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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