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ABOUT HRCMOAA
MOAA Membership is open to active duty and retired officers of the 
Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service and 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

The Hampton Roads Chapter MOAA (HRCMOAA) is an 
affiliate of and chartered by national MOAA and is organized to provide a 
local agenda for MOAA members in Southeastern Virginia.
National MOAA and this chapter are nonpartisan.

Editorial Policy
This website is the exclusive property of, and is posted and maintained by the HRCMOAA, PO Box 4612, Virginia Beach, VA  23454-0612 and is intended primarily for the non-commercial use by members and associates of the Chapter and MOAA.  Webmaster: Major Clifton G. Furedy, USAF (Ret), email hrcmoaa@cox.net.  Permission for reproduction of locally-generated material is hereby granted, with appropriate credit, to other MOAA chapters or publications serving the military community; active, reserve or retired.  All other use is strictly forbidden without express written permission from the Chapter President.


CHAPTER OFFICERS - 2017
Position
Officer
Phone & Email
President
MG John P. McLaren
USA (Ret)
Home: 495-3611
Cell: 237-3611
johnpmclaren@yahoo.com
1st Vice President
CDR Roberto "Bert" Ortiz
USN (Ret)
Home: 482-1995
Cell: 560-3671
bertortiz@cox.net
bert.ortiz@avmacllc.com
2nd Vice President
LCDR Jeff Barrett
USN (Ret)
Home: 471-5988
Cell: 228-2228
jgb19482@verizon.net
Recording Secretary
LCDR Christopher S. Mayfield
USN (Ret)
Home: 228-5293
Cell: 636-6102 
mayfieldldo@yahoo.com
Treasurer
CAPT Doug Williams
USN (Ret)
Home: 233-7218
dwilli5437@yahoo.com
 
DIRECTORS
CDR Roberto "Bert" Ortiz
USN (Ret)
(Past President)
Home: 482-1995
Cell: 560-3671
bertortiz@cox.net
bert.ortiz@avmacllc.com
COL James G. Edge
USA (Ret)
Home: 417-6394
Cell: 434-1259
jedge13@cox.net
CAPT James V. Jones
USN (Ret)
Home: 427-0395
Cell: 777-5972
jimvjones@yahoo.com
Col Lawrence M. "Live" King
USMC (Ret)
Home: 468-5459
Cell: 650-1086
lkingcap@aol.com
Col Jim Smith
USA (Ret)
Home: 425-5934
Cell: 337-2748
eaglenest6@cox.net
CAPT Michael J. "Breeze" Barea
USN (Ret)
Cell: 647-6876
michael.barea@gmail.com
CDR John J. Uhrin
USN (Ret)
Home: 689-8988
Cell: (609) 923-6772
juhrin3@verizon.net
COMMITTEE CHAIRS     (Click on committee title for details)
Programs:
CDR Roberto "Bert" Ortiz
USN (Ret)
Home: 482-1995
Cell: 560-3671
bertortiz@cox.net
bert.ortiz@avmacllc.com
Virginia Council Of Chapters Rep:
COL Jim Smith
USA (Ret)
Home: 425-5934
Cell: 337-2748
eaglenest6@cox.net
Legislative Affairs:
CDR Lincoln S. Smith
USNR (Ret)
Cell: 406-2949
mvng288@aol.com
Membership:
Col Lawrence M. "Live" King
USMC (Ret)
Home: 468-5459
Cell: 650-1086
lkingcap@aol.com
Community Affairs:
CDR John J. Uhrin
USN (Ret)
Home: 689-8988
Cell: (609) 923-6772
juhrin3@verizon.net
Publicity:
LCDR Aaron Zielinski
USN (Fmr)
Home: 618-6945
Cell: 618-6945
Zielinski_aaron@cox.net
Newsletter Editor:
LCDR Aaron Zielinski
USN (Fmr)
Home: 618-6945
Cell: 618-6945
hrcmoaa@gmail.com
Information Systems:
Maj Clifton G. Furedy
USAF (Ret)
490-5792
hrcmoaa@cox.net
Webmaster:
Maj Clifton G. Furedy
USAF (Ret)
490-5792
hrcmoaa@cox.net
Transition Assistance Liaison:
CAPT Loren V. Heckelman
USN (Ret)
loren.heckelman@cox.net
2nd District
Congressional
Liaison
CAPT Chris Vatidis
USN (Ret)
Home: 481-6401
Cell: 434-5823
CVAT43@aol.com
4th District
Congressional
Liaison
CDR Lincoln S. Smith
USNR (Ret)
Cell: 406-2949
mvng288@aol.com
Surviving Spouse Liaison:
Barbara J. Smith
Home: 427-3475
Cell: 576-1114
barb4mom@cox.net
Personal Affairs:
COL James G. Edge
USA (Ret)
Home: 417-6394
Cell: 434-1259
jedge13@cox.net
Active Duty Liaison:
LtCol Brett "Salty" Allison
USMC
Commanding Officer
MAG 49 Det D
Work: 444-7818 Ext 2044
Cell: 450-1359
brett.allison@usmc.mil
ID Card Notification:
CAPT James V. Daniels
USN (Ret)
Home: 427-2006
Cell: 375-3973
jakaoc@aol.com
Chesapeake Mayor's Commission on Veterans Affairs Liaison:
CDR Lincoln S. Smith
USNR (Ret)
Cell: 406-2949
mvng288@aol.com


CHAPTER PRESIDENTS
Year
Officer Grade Service
1959
Ralph O. Davis VADM USN
1960
 Fenton G. Epling COL USA
1961
Justus White CDR USCG
1962
Justus White CDR USCG
1963
John H. Fye COL USA
1964
Francis C B. McCune RADM USN
1965
Albert L. Leightly CDR USN
1966
Edward Dillon, Jr. LTC USA
1967
 J. K. Hostetler COL USA
1968
W. L. Lee BrigGen USAF
1969
Harry W. Midgette LCDR USCG
1970
Robert H. Alexander CAPT USN
1971
Robert H. Alexander CAPT USN
1972
Lester t. Gayle LTC USA
1973
Joseph W. Crawford, Jr. CAPT USN
1974
Harry L. Yerby COL USA
1975
Gay E. Milius, Jr. CDR USN
1976
Henry A. Dowling CWO USA
1977
John Salop CDR USN
1978
Marlin C. Hydinger CAPT USN
1979
Richard J. Scherberger COL USA
1980
 Jon R. Geer CAPT USN
1981
Harlin E. Tillberg CDR, CHC USN
1982
Frank T. Rawlings, Jr. CAPT USN
1983
Erwin M. Graham MG USA
1984
Floyd M. Gilbert COL USA
1985
Robert A. Hogsed CAPT USN
1986
John E. Cousins CAPT USN
1987
N. Jean Neidhardt LtCol USAF
1988
Donald W. Hawker LTC USA
1989
Richard A. Johnstone CAPT USN
1990
Richard A. Vogel COL USAF
1991
John T. Sprague, Jr. COL USA
1992
George I. Garner CAPT USCG
1993
Thomas R. Ryan, III CAPT USN
1994
Paul M. Timmerberg MGEN USA
1995
Edward Y. (Ted) Holt, Jr. COL USMC
1996
Ronald B. Bauman CAPT USN
1997
Ronald B. Bauman CAPT USN
1998
Fred S. Garner CAPT USN
1999
Fred S. Garner CAPT USN
2000
Pat Grillo CDR USN
2001
Jesse O. Sandlin LtCol USAF
2002
Jesse O. Sandlin LtCol USAF
2003
John E. Vermillion CDR USN
2004
John E. Vermillion CDR USN
2005
Raymond J. Hart CAPT USN
2006
Raymond J. Hart CAPT USN
2007
James M. Dellaripa Sr. LtCol USAF
2008
James M. Dellaripa Sr. LtCol USAF
2009
Norman A. Crews Maj USA
2010
Norman A. Crews Maj USA
2011
Paul F. Hollandsworth CAPT USN
2012
Paul F. Hollandsworth CAPT USN
2013
James G. Edge COL USA
2014
James G. Edge COL USA
2015
Roberto Ortiz CDR USN
2016
Roberto Ortiz CDR USN
2017
John McLaren MG USA


CHAPTER HISTORY
HISTORY OF
 HAMPTON ROADS CHAPTER
MILITARY OFFICERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
(Formerly THRCOTROA)
      The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is a national organization of over 400,000 men and women who are or have been commissioned or warrant officers in any component of the seven uniformed services (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Public Health Service). It was founded in 1929 and presently has headquarters located in Alexandria, Va. MOAA is the largest military-oriented organization in existence. The local chapter of over 1000 members and over 400 other local chapters and state councils of chapters are affiliated with the National Association. At present, the local chapter is the largest of 15 Virginia chapters. The Hampton Roads Chapter Military Officers Association of America (HRCMOAA) was organized in the Fall of 1958 and encompasses the area of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and part of Chesapeake. Portsmouth Area became a separate chapter in 1983.

      The real work of the local chapter is done with our heads, hearts, and hands. Annually, HRCMOAA awards a medal and certificate to an outstanding ROTC/JROTC student in local high schools and colleges. The Chapter supports legislation designed to strengthen our national defense or benefit our uniformed services. For social enjoyment, the Chapter normally has a monthly dinner meeting with members' spouses present and has a well-known guest speaker with a subject of current interest. 

      The realities of military life have tended to impart to the military officer a liking for the gregarious life. His or her daily close association with contemporaries, superiors, and subordinates tends to create within, a warm sympathy for this group. Each takes great pride in being a member of a select group of individuals who rely on each other for mission accomplishment and, at the end of the day, for social amenities.

      We resolve to be a valid part of our adopted communities and we look forward to our new careers and activities, and to activities which were precluded by the demands of our uniformed services. However, we also wish to retain the best of the past; the customs, procedures, and traditions that we cherish must be preserved. We have a continuing professional interest in our services and we want to talk with our former associates -- to ones who speak our language -- about subjects as diverse as "International Relations" and "Skin Diving in the Bahamas."

      Such was the scene in Tidewater in the late 1950s. Our retired population then was, indeed, small in comparison with the size of today's retired military community. Each retiree and family became part of a particular Tidewater community; they became local citizens. However, many realized the need to band together for mutual benefits, both economic and social.

      Realizing the need for a common cause, RADM F.C.B. McCune, Colonels Frederick Ward, John Fye, and Harry Watts met in a selected home and discussed the methods to be used and the action to be taken to organize a Retired Officers Chapter of the National Association.

      As organization plans were being implemented, additional officers were invited to assist. VADM Ralph Davis, VADM Delbert Cornwell, VADM Archie Antrim, BGEN Robert L. Denig, COL Fenton G. Epling and CDR Justus White joined the original planning group.

      This nucleus continued to meet in members' homes to develop the organization and to acquire new members. These home meetings were held until the membership numbered between 30 and 40.

      The working group developed a mailing roster of eligible retirees. RADM McCune and COL Ward conducted the first mailing as a "Letter of Intent" and a membership application.

      The Chapter was born at Fort Story Officers Open Mess in the Fall of 1958. At a dinner meeting, VADM Ralph Davis was elected as the first President. All Officers and a Board of Directors were elected by acclamation. VADM Antrim accepted the responsibility of drafting a Chapter Constitution and By-Laws. The Chapter was now locally established.

      As membership grew, the President, VADM Davis, took action to secure a Charter from the National Association.. On 23 April 1959, The Retired Officer Association (TROA) Affiliated Chapter status was granted to the Princess Anne County Virginia Beach Chapter with 79 charter members.

      In 1959 the Chapter's name was changed to The Hampton Roads Chapter of The Retired Officers Association, "to better reflect the area which our membership covered."

      The Chapter continues to gain in membership because each member realizes that "in unity there is strength" and in strength each member becomes more aware of these issues and actions directly affecting his or her retired status and the status of the member's parent service.

     From a few interested men in 1958, our Chapter has grown from the 79 original memebers on Charter Night to about 1000, both male and female officers, during 1996, truly proving that "mighty oaks from little acorns grow."

NOTE:  The foregoing chapter history was prepared and updated by CAPT George I. Garner, USCG, until his death on July 25,1998. CAPT Garner served as Chapter Historian during his chapter membership years and took photos at many Chapter functions. He  was elected as Chapter President  for 1992. His unfortunate passing leaves a large void which will be difficult to fill.

      Effective 1 January 2003, The Retired Officers Association changed its name, after approval of its memebers, to the Military Officers Assocation of America, so as more accurately to reflect its involvement with the entire officer community.  The Constitution and By-Laws of the Hampton Roads Chapter have been amended to reflect this change of name.


ID CARD NOTIFICATION PROGRAM
The Hampton Roads Chapter of MOAA (HRCMOAA) has introduced a Military ID Card Notification Program to help you remember to renew your ID card and your dependentís ID cards in a timely fashion.  This voluntary program is totally free to those wishing to participate.  A database will be maintained and participants will be notified in sufficient time to renew their military ID cards prior to expiration.  Once you and your dependents are enrolled, you need do nothing more.  You will be notified of your impending ID card expiration date in sufficient time for renewal prior to the expiration date.  Here are some of the basic criteria to determine when you need to renew your ID card: 

Active Duty; Active duty officers receive new ID cards with promotion changes.  In between promotions ID cards generally expire in 36 months.  A DD 1172 form is needed at renewal.

Active Duty Dependents; Dependents ID cards expire in 48 months.  A DD1172 form, signed by the sponsor, is needed.  If the sponsor is deployed, a General Power of Attorney is needed and the card will be issued so as to expire at the end date of the General Power of Attorney.  Childrenís ID cards generally expire with the 21st birthday, except College students can be extended to the 23rd birthday with proof they are attending college. 

Retired Officers; Their ID cards medical information expires on their 65th birthday and the card should be renewed. 

Retired Officers Dependents; Dependents ID cards generally expire in 48 months or upon the 65th birthday, whichever comes first.  Remember, it is important to purchase Medicare Part B in order to qualify for Tricare for Life (TFL).   If you draw Social Security Retirement Benefits prior to age 65 or the normal retirement age, you will automatically be enrolled in Medicare Part B.  When the retired officerís dependent reports for renewal of their ID card, the retired officer is required to accompany them.  No special forms are required.  When a retired officer becomes deceased, his or her dependents need to report in person to the military ID office of their choice to replace their current ID card.  They will need a copy of the death certificate. 

Deers; Renewal of your military ID card automatically updates your DEERís information, which is critical in receiving military medical benefits.

Handicapped; Dependents that are handicapped upon reaching their 21st birthday will need a Doctorís certification that they are handicapped and the extent of the condition in order to renew their military ID card.  BUMED and the Project Office in Memphis, TN will jointly decide the expiration date of the military ID card.

To enroll in this voluntary program, fill in the form at the link below for each dependent and email or mail to: Military ID Card Notification Program, HRCMOAA, P.O. Box 4612, Virginia Beach, VA 23454-0612.
Military ID Card Notification
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