Ozark Empire MOAA

Address 2131 W Republic Rd #164
City, State, Zip Springfield, MO 65807-5705
Meeting Time Third Friday/7:00pm
Meeting Place O'Reilly Cancer Center
Council Website None

President

Name Dr. Phil L Samples
Rank Col
Service USAF
Component USAF
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (417)742-5125
Email Address PLS.RxDr@gmail.com

Webmaster

Name Charles F Hawkins
Rank CAPT
Service USN
Component USNR
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (417) 883-6937
Email Address cfhawkins@mchsi.com

Membership Chair

Name John G Allen Jr.
Rank MAJ
Service USA
Component USAR
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (417) 888-2097
Email Address jallen39@mediacombb.net

Mission

The mission of OEMOAA is to benefit the members of the uniformed services, their families and survivors and to advocate for a strong national defense, while providing needed support to the community and its members. Our objectives are to: • Educate our members and the public, to help promote and support our great nation and its constitution. • Aid active and retired service members and their dependents and survivors. • Inform representatives in local, state and the federal governments when legislation of military interest are under consideration.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in OEMOAA is open to anyone who holds or has ever held a commission or warrant in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their surviving spouses. For information about joining our chapter contact COL Chuck Guy at (520) 820-7339 or chuckguy0765@gmail.com.

Chapter Activities

OEMOAA actively supports the ROTC program at Missouri State University, area high school JROTC programs and the Military Veterans Home in Mount Vernon, Missouri. Several special social and informational activities are scheduled throughout the year to promote camaraderie and community involvement.

Legislative Issues

Our chapter supports the MOAA national legislative agenda and we annually invite our Congressional Representative and Senators to speak to the chapter. The chapter is also active in supporting the state council in various state veterans' issues.

General Information

OEMOAA meetings are held in the second floor conference room of the C.H. "Chub" O'Reily Cancer Center, 2055 S. Fremont, Springfield, MO. Meetings begin with a social hour at 6:30, followed by dinner at 7:00 and include a guest speaker. Future meetings are scheduled for November 8th and December 13th in 2013 and for January 24th, February 28th, March 21st, April 18th, May 16th, June 20th, September 26th, October 24th and November 14th of 2014. To obtain a copy of our very informative monthly newsletter contact Mrs. Shirley Bridges at (573) 308-5254 or sbridges350@att.net.

About Our Chapter

The Ozark Empire Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America (OEMOAA) was founded in 1967. Our members include all branches of the armed services and their spouses. We meet regularly to promote our chapter's mission and objectives and to foster fraternal relations among our members.