PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - January / February 2022
Happy new year team! Thank God 2021 is in our rearview mirror and I hope that this letter finds everybody in great health and spirits! 2021 was much better then 2020 and if the trend continues, here is to 2022 finally putting this COVID stuff behind us! There were great accomplishments in 2021 for our MOAA Chapter. Specifically, getting our scholarship under the El Paso Community Foundation so that we have an organization that can keep our scholarship running in perpetuity. There was a ton of work behind that endeavor and I would like to thank COL (R)John Robbins, COL (R) Dave Powell, along with the rest of the BOD. There is not enough space to describe all their efforts on this front but here is a taste. The work included fundraising, finding a home for our Scholarship, coordinating with the Community Foundation, and making an idea a reality. Truly a superb effort by all involved. Great work!
Unfortunately for us COL(R) John Robbins is stepping down as our Foundation BOD Deputy President after some superb Yeomans work! On behalf of the entire Chapter, thanks for the awesome work and a job well done! There will always be a place for you and we will keep a chair open at the lunches! See you on the high ground! Read More
2021 El Paso County Veterans Resource Directory
MOAA Annual Meeting— 2020
ID Card Renewal—— Appointment
City/El Paso County COVID-19 Data
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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
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MOAA's 2022 Legislative Priorities
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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