President's Letter

I hope you all had wonderful holidays. Spring will be here be- fore we know it. Thank you to all who attended the December Luncheon. It was wonderful to meet COL Freeman, the WBAMC Commander, and his wife (also an active duty Colonel) and to receive an update on our Medical Treatment Facility. Your Board of Directors works hard to schedule speakers that we believe will bring value to our members. Please send me your suggestions for future speak- ers. Our move to the Fort Bliss Centennial Club seems to have been well received by our meeting attendees. If you have any suggestions for other venues, please send them along.

Our March Luncheon will mainly be devoted to celebrating the 100th birthday of MG (Ret) Ed Greer. MG Greer has been a stalwart leader in our community for many decades. A long time El Paso MOAA Chapter member, he was President of the Fort Bliss Retiree Council and presided over the Fort Bliss Retiree Activities Day for many years. We are so blessed that after his lengthy and distinguished military career, MG Greer and his late wife, Jewel, chose to make El Paso their home. We hope you will join us in celebrating this milestone birthday of a great American.

In April, MOAA members from all over the country will gather in Washington, visit all members of the 118th Congress and urge their support for numerous bills affecting past and present military members and their families. This year’s priori- ties surround compensation and earned benefits, military housing, and healthcare. For more information on each of these topics, please see the Legislative article in this edition of the Border Bulletin. I urge each of you to stay connected with MOAA. You can sign up to receive the weekly MOAA Newsletter and you can also register as an advocate at the MOAA Legislative Action Center so you can quickly and easily weigh in with your Senators and Congressional representatives about important is- sues. The MOAA National website,, contains a plethora of in- formation and I urge you to visit it often. You must remain active in preserving the benefits earned through military service or you may wake up one day to find them gone.

Thank you for your membership in our Chapter. Please let us know how we can better serve you.
A.  Get Informed.  Understand MOAA’s Top Ten Goals for the year, and track MOAA’s progress in fighting for your compensation and benefits.
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B.  Get involved.  
(1) Communicate directly with your political representatives.  You can send elected officials your own message of support utilizing MOAA National’s website, Legislative Action Center. You can also choose a MOAA-suggested message telling your elected leaders to support veteran focused legislation, especially important now as congressional leaders begin the debate on the NDAA.  Your message will be pushed automatically to your House and Senate leaders. Communicate directly to your elected officials and be heard.  It’s easy. Go to www.moaa.organd use their simple tools.  Its is easy…and it is effective.
(2) Become a MOAA Member and speak with one voice.  Your membership entitles you to access to, and use of valuable planning tools, and continuous lobbying efforts to preserve your earned military benefits.  Join now by visiting  
  “Professional Leaders belong to Professional Organizations.” Become part of the solution.  Join MOAA.  
“Never Stop Serving"

Lenore Enzel
Colonel, United States Army, Retired
President - 2024