Announcements, Quarterly Reports and Membership
Southwest Chapter Launches New Website
Council and Chapter Dates to Know
Southwest Virginia Chapter Seeks Volunteers
For many years, the Southwest Virginia Chapter has utilized a program to recognize the rising leaders and distinguished Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) cadets at our sixteen local high schools and three Civil Air Patrol Squadrons in our geographical area.
Our Chapter established two leadership awards to recognize the recipient's academic, community service, and leadership qualities that demonstrate exceptional military leadership potential while a member of the JROTC programs.
The first award is the MOAA JROTC Medal Award. The second award is the MAJ James Milton Archer, Jr., USA Award. This award i also presented to distinguished CAP squadron members.
Volunteers are needed to represent our Chapter to present these awards. If you are an alumnus of these area high schools, have a service affiliation with a JROTC unit, or live near one of these high schools, I encourage you to volunteer to present an award of merit to the deserving cadets.
Currently, I need representatives to attend the awards ceremonies at the following high schools and Civil Air Patrol Squadrons:
· Bassett High School in Bassett, VA on 10 May at 1800 hours;· Magna Vista High School in Ridgeway, VA on 3 May at 1800 hours;· the Danville Civil Air Patrol Squadron awards ceremony on 25 April at the Danville Regional Airport in Danville, VA, at 1800 hours; and· the Roanoke Civil Air Patrol Squadron on 1 May at 1900 hours at the BRAAC (Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center)at 312 Whitwell Drive, Roanoke VA 24019.
As more high schools and CAP Squadrons advise me, there will be additional opportunities for presentations.
Please let me know if you can help. You can contact me at Habermanor@aol.com.Thanks for your help.Best wishes,Robert S. Habermann, LTC USAR (Ret.)SWVC Awards Chair
Virginia Peninsula Chapter Legislative Affairs
Please co-sponsor H.R. 3232/S. 1588, the Respect for Grieving Military Families Act. I urge you to work with your colleagues to pass the bill as standalone legislation or as a part of the FY 2024 National Defense Authorization Act.
A few days later, I received emails from Both Senator Warner’s and Congressman Whitman’s offices acknowledging my correspondence. So, please add your voice to this effort concerning H.R. 3232, as well as a host of other issues, by contacting your legislators today using the MOAA Legislative Action Center (https://moaa.quorum.us/).
Quarterly Reports 2021, 2022 and 2023
Colonel Kenneth “Steve” Turner, United States Air Force (Ret), Passes Away
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