The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), the leading voice on compensation and benefit issues for the military community, has launched a national recruitment campaign for 2011.
“Our local military community has the opportunity to be part of this formidable force for positive change,” said Col. McCarty, president Mt. Rainier chapter. “MOAA is offering a great program to recruit new members including incentives for our local chapter.”
The campaign and local incentives are part of “Give Me 10!,” a nationwide recruitment program. The Mt. Rainier chapter currently has 160 members but hopes to add at least 25 (twenty five) new members as part of MOAA’s national goal of recruiting at least 5,000 or more new members this year.
MOAA’s current legislative and benefit priorities include:
* Protecting TRICARE/Tricare for Life benefits from unreasonable fee increases
* Maintaining current military manpower levels to ease deployment strains on the force
* Linking the GI Bill benefit amounts to the cost of four-year public college and improving Reserve GI Bill benefits
* Upgraded retirement and health coverage for mobilized Guard and Reserve members and their families, consistent with increasing service demands upon them
* Improved care and support for servicemembers wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq
* More support for families of deployed servicemembers
MOAA was the driving force behind the passage of several recent legislative victories. In the last decade, MOAA helped secure a cumulative 42 percent pay raise for military members on active duty. MOAA has also worked successfully to improve benefits for military survivors and disabled retirees.
MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically non-partisan organization. With over 370,000 members from every branch of service, it is a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers. MOAA is also the leading voice on compensation and benefit matters for all military servicemembers.
For more information about MOAA, please visit www.moaa.org.