MOAA Central Ohio Chapter
Ohio Western Reserve Chapter
Greater Cleveland Chapter
Dayton Area Chapter
Toledo Area Chapter
Greater Cincinnati Chapter
Mahoning & Shenango Valley (MSV) Chapter
||From Left to Right: Dick Calta & Congressman Jim Renacci, Rod Hosler & Qais Roshan, Legislative Aide/Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, Rod Hosler & Matthew
Silver, Legislative Director/Congressman Warren Davidson, and Dick Calta & Congressman Bill Johnson
MOAA-OCC Officers Storming the Hill.
MOAA annually conducts "Storming the Hill" that allows MOAA council leadership an opportunity to visit Capitol Hill and meet with each state's Senatorial and Congressional delegations to discuss
key defense issues. This year, our Storming the Hill campaign urged legislators to repeal the harmful federal budget sequestration caps and correct a major financial penalty currently imposed on military survivors whose sponsors die
of service caused conditions (SBP-DIC offset). The MOAA Storming the Hill took place on Wednesday 5 April, with a preparation briefing on 4 April and post-storming session on 6 April.
The Ohio Council of Chapters (OCC) was represented by Col. Dick Calta, OCC President, MSVC and OWRC member, and LTC Rod Hosler, OCC First Vice President and MSVC member. The Storming the Hill
event, teamed council members with a member of the MOAA National Board of Directors, a member of the MOAA Nation Staff, or a member of one of MOAA's Surviving Spouses, Currently Serving, or Spouse Advisory Committees. Our team
included Col. Brian Anderson, who is well known to our chapter and Ms. Cathy Artino, Associate Editor of The Military Officer magazine.
Also, included in this overall program were presentations given by Dr. David J. Shulkin, the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs, and Congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado a retired Marine Corps
officer. The MOAA Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Awards were presented, and our Central Ohio won 4-Star recognition for itís newsletter; the Dayton Area Chapter won a 5-Star recognition for itís website and a 4-Star for itís
newsletter; Ohio Western Reserve Chapter won a 4-Star each for itís website and newsletter; and Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter won a 5-Star for itís website and a 4-Star recognition for our newsletter. Well done for Col Pete
Wilkinson, Central Ohio; CAPT. Terry Cooney, Dayton Area; LTC David Riegler and Mrs. Janet Oglesby, Ohio Western Reserve; and Mr. Bruce Bille and Janet Oglesby, Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter. There are 440 chapters and
councils and only 87 received awards, and only four Ohio chapters and the council won awards. Other MOAA related briefings were presented as well. MOAA set up a field headquarters at the Crowne Plaza Old Town hotel, in Alexandria,
VA that served as briefing, lodging and dining location. We walked everywhere on Capitol Hill (five legislative office buildings), and met with the two Ohio Senators and all sixteen Representatives or their legislative staffers,
and received much positive feedback. The experience was extremely favorable, except for sore feet. Accompanying Dick was his wife Linda, and accompanying Rod was his wife and Chapter First Vice President former LT. Florence Hosler.
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HONOR FLIGHT INFORMATION
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BOB HOPE TRIBUTE
The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) also known as the Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum, and the Cleveland
is sponsoring a display honoring Bob Hope from Oct 1 2016 - June 30, 2017. The Grand Opening, featuring Bob Hope's Daughter, will be on
Saturday, Sep 30.
Please help spread the word for people - veterans, scouts, students - everyone -- to go see this exhibit!
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The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) will now offer the Women Veterans license plate to any women who served or
retired in any of the branches of the military: Marine; Navy; Army; Air Force and Coast Guard.
License plates went on sale to the public Monday April 25, 2016.
See the video: "This is Real Life", which highlights
the new license plate dedicated to women veterans.
The 2017 Ohio Women Veterans Conference
Celebrating Generations of Service - 67,000 Veterans Strong
Saturday August 12, 2017 at the Ohio State University Union
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Ohio Department of Veterans Services
Period Extended to File with VA for Gulf War Benefits News Release
OHIO VETERAN BONUS
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Governor and State Leaders News Release
Message from State Representative Connie Pillich
Application for Veterans
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Last Updated: May 5th, 2017