The Military Officers Association of America
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Don’t miss the 2019

New Mexico State MOAA Convention

at the brand new Santa Ana Casino Hotel

(Rio Rancho/Bernalillo, NM)

26 – 27 April 2019

Put it on your Calendar Today

Held in conjunction with the Nation Guard Association of New Mexico State Convention

More information as we get closer to the Event

“I never knew all the wins in Congress that MOAA has achieved for our Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, Retirees and Surviving Spouses until I heard Lt Gen Atkins explain it. I was not a National MOAA Member but now I am”        Col Sykes, USAF (Ret)


New Mexico MOAA Convention 2018 Pictures


Albuquerque MOAA Chapter was awarded the 2017 – Five Star Level of Excellence Award (highest available) at Regional Convention in Phoenix Arizona (1 Nov 2018)

5 Star Award (2017)

5 Star Award (2017)

Thank you to all the dedicated members who made this Award possible.



Our Vision:

To be recognized as the leading Military Service Organization in central New Mexico, supporting and giving a voice to military retirees, surviving spouse, and veterans of all services.

Our Mission:

  1. To Provide Aid and Support to members of the uniformed services, their dependents, and surviving family members by growing our Chapter.
  2. To Represent the interests of and provide a voice for Retired, former, Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve service members at all political levels (Municipal, County, State, and Nation).
  3. To Provide Veterans and Retirees help with receiving their earned entitlements (e.g. VA, Tricare, Prescription Drugs, and on-base services)
  4. To Provide deserving Military, ROTC, and Veterans Service Organizations with financial and non-financial aid.
  5. To Educate our members and the community at large on important developments in National Security.
  6. To Support New Mexico Veterans Memorials and Monuments.
  7. To Provide chapter members the opportunity to travel and ski at a reasonable cost.

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Why Join the Albuquerque Chapter of MOAA?

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To all Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Retirees, Surviving Spouses, 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, Honor Flight 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 Join (at the top) & Submit or click on this link: Join ABQ Chapter and mail in your application today. The current year’s Membership is FREE for Regular & Surviving Spouses, 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
2:30 pm Purgatory Ski Trip @ Meet motorcoach at Tanoan Country Club NLT 2:45 p.m.
Purgatory Ski Trip @ Meet motorcoach at Tanoan Country Club NLT 2:45 p.m.
Jan 4 @ 2:30 pm – Jan 6 @ 9:30 pm
Coach departs at 3:00 p.m., January 4 (Friday) from Tanoan Country Club & returns approx. 10:00 p.m., March 6 (Sunday), after skiing (2 nights lodging, 2 days skiing). Coach will be there at 2:15 p.m.

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7:30 pm Sound of Music, January 24, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall
Sound of Music, January 24, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall
Jan 24 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sound of Music, January 24, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* January 24, 2019 (Thursday), 7:30 p.m. or January 27, 2019 (Sunday), 1:00 p.m. Popejoy Hall – SOUND OF MUSIC (Broadway Musical): “THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand-new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is

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8:30 am Telluride Ski Trip @ Meet motorcoach at Tanoan Country Club NLT 8:30 a.m.
Telluride Ski Trip @ Meet motorcoach at Tanoan Country Club NLT 8:30 a.m.
Jan 26 @ 8:30 am – Jan 29 @ 10:30 pm
DATES: Coach departs promptly at 8:45 a.m., Saturday January 26, from Tanoan Country Club. COACH WILL BE THERE AT 8:00 a.m. PLEASE ALLOW TIME FOR LOADING! Bring your own breakfast/lunch & beverage to be eaten

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1:00 pm Sound of Music, January 27, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall
Sound of Music, January 27, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Sound of Music, January 27, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* January 27, 2019 (Sunday), 1:00 p.m. Popejoy Hall – SOUND OF MUSIC (Broadway Musical): “THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand-new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to Popejoy Hall. The spirited, romantic

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7:30 am MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
MOAA Breakfast @ Weck's
Jan 29 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
2019 Jan 29 – Dave Coulie, MOAA/NM Legislative Coordinator:  Update on the happenings during the NM 60-day legislative session, and status of military bills ===================================== Marsha Thole Breakfast Club Coordinator Tel: (505) 856-2080 (Landline) (after

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1:00 pm Rent – February 17, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall
Rent – February 17, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall
Feb 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Rent - February 17, 2019 @ Popejoy Hall | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* February 17, 2019 (Sunday), 1:00 p.m, Popejoy Hall – RENT (Broadway Rock Musical): “A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out.

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4:45 pm Santa Fe Opera – LA BOHÈME @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club
Santa Fe Opera – LA BOHÈME @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club
Jul 19 @ 4:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Santa Fe Opera - LA BOHÈME @ Meet at Tanoan Country Club | Albuquerque | New Mexico | United States
* July 19, 2019 (Friday) – Santa Fe Opera “LA BOHÈME”: “Conductor Jader Bignamini and director Mary Birnbaum bring Puccini’s boisterous, poignant, heartbreaking score to life onstage.” This opera is sung in Italian with Opera

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