PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - November/December 2020
Good afternoon team! It is hard to believe that the summer is gone and that we already had our first snowfall of the year, in October! Besides the weather, it does not look like COVID is releasing its grip on us as fast as we would like. From listening to the net it seems like everyone is weathering the storm in good spirits and morale if not great is at least holding steady and that is great news! As always if you are having problems, shoot the red star cluster and we will come running!
This edition of the Border Bulletin is coming out right before Thanksgiving and just in time for giving day. I am not going to hammer giving day as there are plenty of articles in this edition on the importance of giving day and how we maintain and improve the Foundation. Dig as deep as you can, from my foxhole I would rather have many members give a bit than a few give a lot. But that’s just me!
I do not know about you but I am seriously looking forward to 2021, I want to put 2020 as far in the rearview mirror as I can. With that in mind I figured I would recap the MOAA Legislative Priorities so we can discuss at future meetings. Read More
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
MOAA's 2020 Legislative Mission
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MOAA— Storming the Hill 2020, Virtually
MOAA Year in Review—2019
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