PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - November/December 2021

           Howdy Team! Hard to believe it is already the end of October and we are rapidly moving into the holiday months. Hope everyone is doing great and morale is high for you and yours!

On behalf of FT Bliss, I want to apologize for the cancellation of Retirement Appreciation Day that was originally scheduled for 30 Oct. The RAD was cancelled due to a new DOD COVID restriction that limits meetings on post to under 45 personnel. Unfortunately, the word came down in the eleventh hour and there was not much time to get the word out. Next year we will have much more input on the RAD and will ensure it is a bang-up event. 

On the MOAA front I want you to keep an eye out for the November issue of the El Paso INC paper. In it you will find a rundown on the MOAA Locklear scholarship. I am very proud of the efforts of many of our BOD and Foundation members to make this happen and it will ensure our MOAA scholarship runs in perpetuity. Speaking of the scholarship please do not forget about giving day, the more money we can pour into the scholarship the better off our organization and the students receiving the scholarship will be. You can find more info on our website at https://www.elpasomoaa.org.

This will be a busy few months with a couple of calendar changes due to the holidays. On Veterans Day 11 NOV 01 there will be a Veterans Day parade followed by some speakers at the Old Glory Memorial flagpole, come on out and enjoy the comradery of this great day. 
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