Valley Forge Chapter of the MOAA

Address PO Box 254
City, State, Zip Valley Forge, PA 19481-0254
Meeting Time 3/11/2017, 5/17/2017, 9/16/2017, 12/2/2017
Meeting Place Phoenixville Country Club/Downingtown Country Club(
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Name John T Murphy Sr.
Rank Maj
Service USMC
Component USMCR
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (610) 384-1358
Email Address


Name Mr. Donald Peavy
Rank LT
Service USN
Component USNR
Retirement Status FRM
Phone Number
Email Address

Membership Chair

Name William M McManus
Service USN
Component USNR
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (610) 696-4919
Email Address


Our mission is threefold: to reinforce the bonds of fellowship and camaraderie we forged on active duty; to engage in community service activities related to veterans and the armed forces; and to act as "boots on the ground" for the legislative agenda of MOAA National.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Membership in the 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. To join, please contact our Membership Chair, William (Bill) Belknap, at Dues are $15 annually. Bill will snailmail or email a membership form to you ASAP.

Chapter Activities

The Valley Forge Chapter is proud to support 4 collegiate and 7 high school ROTC/JROTC programs in our area through our Liberty Bell Scholarship Program. We are also proud to serve on the Advisory Council to the Southeastern Pennsylvania Veterans Home in Spring City, and the Freedom Foundation's Medal of Honor Grove at Valley Forge. Our members routinely add new community activities to our annual calendar, which are listed in the chapter's quarterly newsletter, accessible via New members are welcome to suggest any others! Additional information on scholarships available to relatives of veterans can be found at:

Legislative Issues

The MOAA 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. To speak our Legislative Affairs Committee Chair, reach out to Will Conley at:

General Information

The Chapter holds a quarterly luncheon held in different venues throughout the Greater Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Our next Monthly Camaraderie breakfast will be held on January 6, 2018 at the Marine Corps League, 430 Acorn Lane, Downingtown (Behind Victory Brewing Co. - parking available in lot accessible from Chestnut St.) Our next general membership meeting will be held Saturday, 10 March 2018 at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern. Our guest speaker: General (Ret) Dan Allyn; former Army Vice Chief of Staff.

About Our Chapter

The Valley Forge Chapter is located in historic Valley Forge, Pennsylvania - in the shadow of America's most revered national parks. We serve MOAA members and former uniformed services officers in Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties. Our mailing address is: Military Officers Association of America Valley Forge Chapter PO Box 254 Valley Forge, Pennsylvania 19481 Upcoming 2018 events include: 1/6 Camaraderie Breakfast. Our next general membership meeting will be held Saturday, 10 March 2018 at The Desmond Hotel in Malvern at 12:00 Noon. The Valley Forge Chapter was established May 22, 1972 at Valley Forge Army Hospital in Phoenixville, PA, and is named for the legendary encampment of the Continental Army during our war for independence. We are dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and ensuring our nation keeps its commitments to currently serving, retired and former uniformed members an