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The Albuquerque Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) The purposes of the Chapter shall be:
  1. To promote the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers' Association.
  2. To provide relief to poor, distressed and/or underprivileged veterans.
  3. Enhance the morale and protect the rights and interests of members of the uniformed services, their dependents and survivors. salute (4K)
  4. Provide useful services for members, their dependents and survivors.
  5. Advance military education and science that benefits the nation.
  6. Support veteran's memorials and monuments.
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New Mexico MOAA Council of Chapers Meeting - Oct 31-Nov 1
Educational OpportunitiesNotice for Chapter members:

Plan to participate in the New Mexico MOAA Council of Chapters Meeting in Albuquerque this Fall. Events include:

October 31 (Friday)
6:00-8:00 pm - Social gathering at Roger Mickelson's home, 1432 Catron Avenue SE

November 1 (Saturday)
9:00-11:00 am - Tour of the NM Veterans Memorial (Louisiana Blvd SE, north of Gibson Blvd)
9:00-11:00 am - Optional visit to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and Technology on Eubank Blvd at Southern Blvd SE
11:30 am-1:00 pm - Luncheon at the Marriott Hotel (I-40 and Louisiana Blvd). Speaker is Secretary of Veterans Services, Colonel Tim Hale, USAF (Ret)
1:30-4:00 pm - Council business meeting at the Marriott Speaker is Colonel (USAF, Ret) Brian Anderson, National MOAA Deputy Director for Council and Chapter Affairs
6:00-7:00 pm - Social gathering at the Marriott Hotel
7:00-9:30 pm - Supper at the Marriott Hotel - Lieutenant Governor John Sanchez has been invited to speak

This is an excellent opportunity to interact with comrades no longer in arms, newly elected Chapter officers, and prominent speakers.

Please RSVP to Ed Brawley, ebrawley@comcast.net or (505) 400-4562, for each event.
NOTE: Meal choices will be announced later, but we'd like to get an early indication of how many people Marriott needs to accommodate.

Number of Participants for the following:
(1) Social
(2) Luncheon
(3) Business meeting
(4) Supper

We hope to see many of you at these events.

Roger Mickelson, President
Albuquerque Chapter, MOAA
Thursday, October 09 @ 18:33:42 EDT (320)
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Why should YOU join the ABQ Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association?
Informative NewsWhy should YOU join the Albuquerque Chapter of the Military Officers’ Association? Because you could help us:

(1) Preserve the earned entitlements of veterans, retirees, and their survivors.
(2) Assist deserving charitable organizations whose goals reflect our principles. This is our primary goal in Albuquerque.
(3) Support legislation to exempt Veterans’ retired pay and survivor benefits from NM Personal Income Tax (PIT).
(4) Support education and hiring preferences for veterans living in New Mexico.
(5) Provide services for chapter members, their dependents, and their survivors.
(6) Support veteran's memorials and monuments in New Mexico.
(7) Get involved with our tours group, ski club events, monthly breakfast discussions, and other activities.

We want all veterans, not just retired officers, and patriots who are interested in our programs to become active in our chapter.
Regular and Auxiliary membership is FREE for the rest of the year in which you become a chapter member.
Go to www.ALBUMOAA.org and click on Join ABQ Chapter link.
Again, I urge all chapter members to seek out candidates for membership. Tell them how we can help them, and how they can help us help all currently serving troops, veterans, and surviving spouses.

COL Roger W Mickelson, USA (Ret ) Chapter President
Wednesday, May 28 @ 01:09:58 EDT (5152)
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Summary of Personal Invome Tax (PIT) Proposal
AnnouncementsProposed Exemption of Personal Income Tax (PIT) for Certain Veterans, Military Retirees, and Widows of Retirees—Economic Boon for New Mexico

Several years ago, Congress enacted the “Post 9-11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act,” which provides financial assistance to those the tens of thousands who leave the military services and seek college educations on their road to future success. This generous program offers qualifying veterans up to 36 months of almost fully paid college tuition, housing allowances, book, and fees—a total of $52,000 per veteran. New Mexico needs to provide incentives to encourage many former service men and women to come to our state for their education, bringing with them the Federal funded stipends that will be spent in New Mexico, producing badly needed economic development and increased tax revenues. An income tax exemption should be granted to recently separated military men and women who are enrolled in our colleges and universities.

Similarly, New Mexico could attract many more of the total 60,000 military people who retire each year by granting income tax exemptions to entice them to come to New Mexico to begin a second career. They are mature, patriotic, and law-abiding citizens who bring talent and a tradition of hard work to our state. Retirees in particular bring Federal funded retired pay to enhance economic development and add to tax revenues. Many start new businesses. Additionally, they impose no burdens on any state benefits programs, since they have health services as a part of their retirement benefits. Retirees’ widows or widowers should likewise be encouraged to stay in New Mexico by extending such exemptions to their Survival Benefit Program and other Federal earnings.

Contact your State legislators to urge them to support personal income tax exemptions for veterans enrolled in colleges, military retirees, and widows of retired military personnel. Use this link to find your legislator: http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislator_search.aspx
Saturday, January 29 @ 08:12:13 EST (6284)
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To All Albuquerque Chapter Members - Volunteers Needed!
Volunteers NeededYour MOAA Chapter has supported the New Mexico Veterans Memorial in many ways over the years. One of the volunteer services that members have performed is to act as Greeters, staffing the front desk at the Memorial on the first Monday of each month and the fifth Thursday of each month that has five Thursdays. The times are from 9am until noon, and noon until 3pm.

Please contact Clint Whisonant at Home 505-299-4836 and Cell 505- 410-1417 or email: clintwhiz@hotmail.com.
Monday, October 09 @ 15:12:36 EDT (3355)
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WHY JOIN THE ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER OF MOAA?
Announcements To all Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Retirees, Survivors, Ex-Officers - All Services

These are just some of the many reason for being a member of the Albuquerque Chapter of MOAA:

(1) You will receive every issue of the award winning chapter Albumoaa newsletter, so you can stay abreast of what is happening locally.

(2) You will feel the pride in your local 501(c)(3) Chapter's Charitable Giving Program, which includes giving ROTC Awards and contributing to the Blue Star Mothers, Gold Star Mothers, VA Hospital, High School JROTC programs and more.

(3) You will be supporting the Chapter's Legislative lobbying efforts for New Mexico income tax relief for military retiree pensions and more.

(4) If you chose, you can be placed on an E-mail list to receive the latest National Legislative activity news effecting you and your family - with information of what action you can take to help.

(5) You will be able to participate in our Breakfast, Golf, Tours and Ski Club activities.

(6) You will join in the fun when the Chapter has its annual Membership Appreciation Party and its Christmas Party.

(7) You will meet and enjoy some of the finest and friendliest people in the country and have the comradeship of associating with people with interests like yours.

Fill in the application on this Web Site (click on "Join ABQ Chapter" in left column), and submit your application today. The current year's Membership is FREE if you check the box expressing your willingness to receive the newsletter only electronically.
Thursday, June 08 @ 12:37:14 EDT (17994)
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