ALBUMOAA
"ALBUMOAA" - ALBUQUERQUE CHAPTER
The Military Officers Association of America
Albuquerque, New Mexico
    MOAA
    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.

    Summary of Personal Invome Tax (PIT) Proposal

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    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:http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislator_search.aspx

    To All Albuquerque Chapter Members – Volunteers Needed!

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    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: clintwhiz@hotmail.com.

    Upcoming Events
    Jun
    2
    Thu
    11:30 am Board Meeting @ NM Veterans Memorial
    Board Meeting @ NM Veterans Memorial
    Jun 2 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Members are welcome to attend:   Our upcoming BOD meeting will be held 1st Thursday of each month at 11:30am MST in-person at the NM Veterans’ Memorial Park and via zoom.    If you are attending in person,

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    Jul
    7
    Thu
    11:30 am Board Meeting @ NM Veterans Memorial
    Board Meeting @ NM Veterans Memorial
    Jul 7 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Members are welcome to attend:   Our upcoming BOD meeting will be held 1st Thursday of each month at 11:30am MST in-person at the NM Veterans’ Memorial Park and via zoom.    If you are attending in person,

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    Aug
    4
    Thu
    11:30 am Board Meeting @ NM Veterans Memorial
    Board Meeting @ NM Veterans Memorial
    Aug 4 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Members are welcome to attend:   Our upcoming BOD meeting will be held 1st Thursday of each month at 11:30am MST in-person at the NM Veterans’ Memorial Park and via zoom.    If you are attending in person,

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    Aug
    17
    Wed
    all-day Scotland with Military Tattoo by... @ Scotland - Rescheduled to Aug 2022
    Scotland with Military Tattoo by... @ Scotland - Rescheduled to Aug 2022
    Aug 17 – Aug 27 all-day
    Scotland with Military Tattoo by Globus @ Scotland - Rescheduled to Aug 2022
    Rescheduled to August 17-27, 2022 (11 days) – Scotland with Military Tattoo by Globus – Early bird cost is $5175/person (double occupancy) and $5975 (single). Total payment is due NOW.  Here is the brochure for

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    Sep
    1
    Thu
    11:30 am Board Meeting @ NM Veterans Memorial
    Board Meeting @ NM Veterans Memorial
    Sep 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
    Members are welcome to attend:   Our upcoming BOD meeting will be held 1st Thursday of each month at 11:30am MST in-person at the NM Veterans’ Memorial Park and via zoom.    If you are attending in person,

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    May
    16
    Tue
    7:30 pm HAMILTON for MOAA @ Postponed until May 2023
    HAMILTON for MOAA @ Postponed until May 2023
    May 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
    This HAMILTON performance has been postponed (due to the company having COVID) from February 1, 2022, to May 16, 2023.  50 seats were sold.  Some tickets have already been electronically sent out to participants &

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