New Hampshire Chapter - Military Officers Association of America




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CONGRATULATIONS!!

In this section we hope to share the good news, accomplishments and other items of interest from chapter members and their families worthy of recognition!  If anyone has read an article on-line that you would like to include here, please email the link to webmaster@moaa-nh.org so that we may share the news with our members.

Congratulations to chapter member LTC Brenda M. Pennels, USAR who has been appointed as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for the state of Maine.  See photos.

Congratulations to chapter member CW5 Bernard L. Satterfield, USA (Ret.) who was chosen by the New Hampshire Fisher Cats baseball team to throw out the first pitch at a Fisher Cats home game (8/22/2018) on behalf of Eastern Propane and Oil to recognize Veterans, enlisted Military and their employers for work within the various New Hampshire communities. See photo.

Congratulations to chapter member CW5 Bernard L. Satterfield, USA (Ret.) who received a Director's Coin from Alfred J. Montoya, Director of the Manchester VAMC, in recognition of 40 years of service.  See photo.

Congratulations to chapter president COL H. Allen (Chad) Chadwick, USA (Ret.), Chairman of the Piscataqua Maritime Commission, for his efforts in executing another successful Sail Portsmouth in 2015.  Read the letter to the editor in SeacoastOnline.

Congratulations to chapter member COL Roger A. Sevigny, USA (Ret.), New Hampshire Insurance Commissioner, who has been named chair of the Health Insurance and Managed Care Committee, a policy group of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Congratulations to US Senator Kelly Ayotte (wife of chapter member Lt Col Joe Daley, USAF (Ret.)) who received MOAA's Colonel Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award in recognition of strong and consistent support of national defense and the uniformed services community, including her role in leading the successful fight to repeal unfair cuts to military retiree benefits. Read the press release.

  Congratulations to chapter member CDR Peter S. Burdett, USN (Ret.) who has been appointed as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) for the state of New Hampshire.  It's good to see a Navy person helping out the Army!  See photo.




CHAPTER MEMBERS PARTICIPATE IN VETERANS DAY CEREMONY

    Chapter members Jim LeFebvre and Karen and Jim Umberger participated in a Veterans Day Program at the Conway MWV Adult Day Care Center on November 10, 2023.  Attached are some pictures of the event (courtesy of Cindy LeFebvre).

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ADVOCACY IN ACTION 2023

   Chapter Past President CWO4 Robert Jaffin, USN (Ret.) participated in this year's MOAA's Advocacy In Action (the former "Storming the Hill") at the end pf April 2023.  Read his "after action report".

    Check out ADVOCACY IN ACTION 2023 for more information on this year’s three advocacy topics: Pay Full Housing Costs for Servicemembers, Restore the TRICARE Pharmacy Network, Support the All-Volunteer ForceRead MOAA's Issue Papers on these three topics.

Senator Shaheen Staffer
Bob Jaffin with Senator Shaheen's Staffer
Senator Hassan Staffer
Bob Jaffin with Senator Hassan's Staffer
Congressman Pappas
Bob Jaffin with Congressman Pappas

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CHAPTER RECEIVES TWENTYFIRST 5-STAR AWARD "MEDALLION"

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CHAPTER RECEIVES COMMUNICATIONS AWARD FROM MOAA FOR 2022

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CHAPTER SUPPORTS CHRISTMAS AT THE TILTON HOME

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NEW HAMPSHIRE CHAPTER SCHOLARSHIP GRANT PROGRAM

    The NH Chapter Scholarship Loan Program was established in 1985. Scholarships are made with funds donated by the chapter membership, and the program is managed by a Scholarship Committee as established in the chapter by-laws. Over 85 students have been assisted by this program since it began.

    NOTE:  Contributions to the Scholarship Program are NOT tax deductible as the Program is not an IRS 501(c)(3) category non-profit organization.

    Eligibility is restricted to children and grandchildren of chapter members.

    In 2022 the chapter voted to change the nature of the Scholarship Program from a Loan program to a Grant Program.

    The Scholarship Committee meets in June/July each year to review applications. Applicants are considered based on merit, not need. The amount of a grant will be based on funds available and the number of students applying.  Currently the grant amounts are either $2,000.00 (Freshman/Sophomore) or $4,000.00 (Junior/ Senior)

    Application forms may be obtained by contacting: LtCol Wayne Balcom, USAF (Ret), 7 Rhode Island Ave, Nashua, NH 03060. Telephone: 603-566-5703. Email: wbalcom@comcast.net.  The application form can be downloaded here. (UPDATED)

    Check out the photo of a recent scholarship recipient.

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SCHOLARSHIP COMMITTEE APPROVES 10 FOR LOANS

    The Scholarship Loan Committee met on July 8, 2021 to consider applications for loans for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Tem applications were approved.  In accordance with the change of policy, first year student applicants receive $2000 and continuing students receive $3000.  A list of those students approved is attached.

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ATTENTION SNOWBIRDS

    For all of you that go south for the winter (or at any other time), we need your help.  In order to keep our mailing list current, we need to know your alternate address where you go (other than in NH).  Please help us out by providing your other mailing address to include street, city, state, ZIP +4 and phone number (if available) and the approximate dates that you are out of New Hampshire.  This way you can continue to receive important information about your chapter.  Please provide the information to MOAA-NH at PO Box 712, Dover, NH 03821-0712 or emailed to chapter@moaa-nh.org.  Thank you for your assistance.

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SOME INTERESTING NH CHAPTER STATISTICS

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JANUARY 2024 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

    The Board of Directors meets usually every other month on the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 pm.   All chapter members are welcome to attend any Board meetings. If a chapter member has any item they wish to put before the Board, please send it to any of the chapter officers listed on the "Contacts" page of this web site.

(The Chapter hopes to keep its membership informed of important items/issues that were brought up, discussed, or voted on by the Board of Directors at their most recent meeting.)  The file format is PDF.  You will need Adobe Reader in order to open and read it.  If you don't have Adobe Reader, click on the icon to download it.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE JULY 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE SEPTEMBER 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER 2023 BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

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ELECTION RESULTS !!

    The following are the results of the elections for Chapter officers and Board members held at the Annual Meeting of the Chapter, November 4, 2023:
 
 


President Lt Col Laurance M. Miller, USAFR (Ret.)
Vice President  CDR Peter S. Burdett, USN (Ret.)
Secretary CDR Michael A. McLean, USN (Ret.)
Treasurer VACANT

Board of Directors (Three year term)

Lt Col Wayne E. Balcom, USAF (Ret.)
 CAPT James P. Dunn, USN (Ret.)
 Lt Col Laurance M. Miller, USAFR (Ret.)
CDR Richard L. Siemens, USN (Ret.)

Board of Directors (Two year term)

COL Charles E. Frost, Jr., USA (Ret.)

Board of Directors (One year term)

LTC Gary S. Terhune, USA (Ret.)

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MOAA-NH CHAPTER TAPS

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2012 Annual Meeting

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2013 Annual Meeting

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2014 Annual Meeting

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2015 Annual Meeting

 A list of chapter members deceased since the 2016 Annual Meeting

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2017 Annual Meeting

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2018 Annual Meeting

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2019 Annual Meeting

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2020 Annual Meeting

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2021 Annual Meeting

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2022 Annual Meeting

A list of chapter members deceased since the 2023 Annual Meeting

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MOAA-NH PAST PRESIDENTS

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MOAA-NH BY-LAWS

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MOAA-NH OPERATIONS HANDBOOK

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