The Crier Newsletter
The Crier, Spotlight on the Council and Chapters, Social Media
The purpose of the Crier is to tell the VCOC story. Each issue of the Crier includes officer contact information, feature articles, chapter spotlight section, VCOC schedule and sponsor recognition.
The Crier is scheduled to be published electonically in March, June, September and December. This noted, actual publishing and posting dates may vary. Chapter input is most welcome, due to the editor on the 10th of the month prior to publication. Target publication dates are 10 Feb for March issue, 10 May for June issue, 10 August for September issue and 10 November for December issue; actual publication dates may vary. The Chapters and Council in the Spotlight section of the VCOC Homepage (below) allows for immediate posting of both Council and Chapter Stories. Provide stories for the Council Crier or the VCOC Homepage with supporting photographs to CDR Linc Smith, USNR (Ret) at: email@example.com.
Smash On Station
June Observances – On Sunday June 6 we Observe D-Day when 160,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, to fight Nazi soldiers on June 6, 1944. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory”. June 14 is the birthday of the United States Army, founded in 1775 and is the senior service. Flag Day is also the 14th of June and falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom. June 19th we remember all our Fathers and their contributions to our lives.American Eagle Day is celebrated annually on June 20, the observance commemorates the day in 1782, when the majestic bird was added to the official Seal of the United States. Final Thoughts: May we forget freedom isn’t free, “we all gave some, some gave all”. May we all come together and enjoy the freedoms made possible by those who came before us and made the ultimate sacrifice for this Great Nation. Never stop serving.Semper Fidelis, Smash
VCOC President installs Portsmouth Area Chapter at January Meeting 2022
Sworn in were COL Hal Hostetler, USA (Ret), 1st Vice President/Program Chair, MAJ Steve Watkins, USA, (Ret) Board Member; MAJ Sherry Ferki, USA (Ret), Second Vice President/Membership Chair and CDR Hans Sachse, USN (Ret), Treasurer. Not present, also sworn in, was Ms. Kay Watkins, Board Member.
View spotlight on the January 2022 meeting by PACMOAA Chapter President COL Bill Smith, USA (Ret) at below link: From the President's Desk
Potomac Chapter Installs New Officer Slate
Mount Vernon Chapter Luncheon Features Two Speakers on May 14th
Richmond Area Chapter Award Drisko Scholarships
VCOC Presents Certificate of Appreciation to Patriot's Colony
The recently renovated Canon Community Center, which offers a myriad of dining, social, educational and wellness opportunities.State-of-the-art fitness center and exercise programs. The highest quality medical services you'll find at a retirement community due to our unique relationship with Riverside Health System.Our own on-site medical center.