PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - November/December 2018
November and December each year mark periods of transition, opportunities to give thanks, and allow us to approach the New Year with some perspective. This year is no different.
In January your El Paso Chapter of MOAA will celebrate its 63d Anniversary. It’s a great time to recall that while the composition of the Chapter is largely made up of officers, the Chapter serves all veterans, active duty service members and their families of all grades, across all services. It is also worth noting that this year, for the 11thyear in a row, MOAA remains among the Top 50 of all Washington Lobbyist organizations, lobbying for your benefits and services.
December marks transition for the MOAA Board of Directors, each year, as we seek to elect leaders of key positions. We hope you will attend the luncheon and help us elect our leaders. Your Chapter has been a 5 Star Award winner annually for more than a decade now. We have a great team, in a great Military community, and we continue to pursue opportunities to serve the active and retired servicemembers in this great community. Read More
What You Need to Know About the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
The El Paso Chapter Outreach Foundation is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are 100% tax deductible.
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El Paso MOAA Outreach Foundation
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