The Military Officers Association of America
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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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.
  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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Why Join the Albuquerque Chapter of MOAA?

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, Tours and Ski Club activities.

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

We want all veterans, not just retired officers, and patriots who are interested in our programs to become active in our chapter. For an ABQ Chapter, MOAA Membership Application, click on this link: Join ABQ Chapter and mail in your application today. The current year’s Membership is FREE for Regular & Auxiliary if you check the box expressing your willingness to receive the newsletter only electronically.

ABQ Chapter, MOAA’s College Scholarship for H.S. Seniors



Who is eligible for the scholarship?
• Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren – natural and adopted, of current dues-paying members, Regular and Auxiliary – who have belonged to our Chapter for at least two (2) years.
• US Citizen
• Enrolled in senior (graduating) year of high school

What are the considerations for selection?
• Outside activities
• Community service
• Leadership roles
• Writing ability
• Good representative of the military community
• Acceptance of an offer to attend an accredited college or university

Who determines the winner?
Scholarship Committee evaluates applicants and provide recommendation the Chapter Board
Final approval rests with the Chapter Board of Directors

Applications Due – 1 May
Evaluation – 1 June
Board approval – June Board meeting
Announcement – following Board approval

Click on College Scholarship (left-hand column) for application. You must be logged in as a Chapter Member (bottom, left-hand column) to have access to this information.

Summary of Personal Invome Tax (PIT) Proposal

Proposed 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:

To All Albuquerque Chapter Members – Volunteers Needed!


Your 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:

Upcoming Events
6:30 pm Disney’s “The Lion King” @ Popejoy Hall
Disney’s “The Lion King” @ Popejoy Hall
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
October 9, 2016 (Sunday), 6:30 p.m. – Disney’s The Lion King (Broadway Musical): Tickets are no longer available from MOAA – 22 tickets have been purchased & have been mailed out.For those who missed out

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5:00 pm NM Council of Chapters Social @ Chuck Wood's Home
NM Council of Chapters Social @ Chuck Wood's Home
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
New Mexico Council of Chapter’s Social Evening at the home of Chuck Wood.Location: Chuck Wood’s home, 1100 Sagebrush Trail SE, Albuquerque (4 Hills)Time: 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.Albuquerque Chapter members please bring your favorite hors d’oeuvre to share; beverages

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11:00 am Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Military Coalition Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
MILITARY COALITION LUNCHEON – Saturday, October 15, 2016Sponsored by Local Chapters of the:Navy League of the United States Military Order of the Purple Heart NM DepartmentReserve Officers Association U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association Tuskegee Airman,

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11:00 am NM Council of Chapters – Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
NM Council of Chapters – Luncheon @ Marriott Hotel
Oct 15 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
NEW MEXICO COUNCIL OF CHAPTERSMilitary Officers Association of AmericaAlbuquerque, NM, October 14-15, 2016Featuring lunch on Saturday, October 15, 2016Location:  Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NMTime: Social Hour: 11:00 a.m.; Lunch 12:00 NoonCost:  $23/person

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6:00 pm NM Council of Chapters – Dinner @ Marriott Hotel
NM Council of Chapters – Dinner @ Marriott Hotel
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NM Council of Chapters – Dinner6:00 – 6:30 PM:  Pre-Dinner Social, Cash Bar. Dress – Business attire (coat & tie/bolo)6:30 – 9:00 PM:  Dinner.  Guest Speaker is Lt Gov John Sanchez. Cost:  $35.00/person (pay at the

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5:00 pm MOAA Ski Club Meeting/Party @ New Mexico Veterans Memorial
MOAA Ski Club Meeting/Party @ New Mexico Veterans Memorial
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
MOAA SKI CLUB Schedule of Meetings/Parties, 2016-2017All parties/meetings this season will be at the New Mexico Veterans’ Memorial Visitors Center and Museum at the northeast corner of Louisiana and Gibson SE, just off Louisiana, starting

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9:00 am MOAA Work Day at NM Veterans Mem...
MOAA Work Day at NM Veterans Mem...
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
MOAA will conduct a work day at the New Mexico Veterans Memorial on Friday, 21 October, and will be doing work in the area of rose pruning and grounds maintenance. The time will be between

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