Susquehanna Chapter

Last updated 1/5/2021
Address PO Box 243
City, State, Zip Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-0243
Meeting Time Varies
Meeting Place Varies
Council Website http://www.mdmoaa.org/
Basic information
Address PO Box 243
City, State, Zip Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD 21005-0243
Meeting Time Varies
Meeting Place Varies
Council Website http://www.mdmoaa.org/
Information President Membership Chair Webmaster
Name Robert T Hanson Edward W Newing Mr. Sidney W Beddow II
Rank CDR COL MAJ
Service USN USA USA
Component USN USA USA
Retirement Status RET RET RET
Phone Number (302)545-5900 (410) 273-5077 (410) 937-0190
Email Address firstfoxfire@verizon.net shazzam99@comcast.net sbeddow@zoominternet.net
President
Name Robert T Hanson
Rank CDR
Service USN
Component USN
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (302)545-5900
Email Address firstfoxfire@verizon.net
Chairman
Name Edward W Newing
Rank COL
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (410) 273-5077
Email Address shazzam99@comcast.net
Webmaster
Name Mr. Sidney W Beddow II
Rank MAJ
Service USA
Component USA
Retirement Status RET
Phone Number (410) 937-0190
Email Address sbeddow@zoominternet.net

Mission

The Chapter promotes the purposes and objectives of MOAA; fosters fraternal relations among the retired, active, and former officers of the seven uniformed services of the United States (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Public Health Service) and their National Guard or reserve components; protects the rights and interests of, and provides useful services for, these personnel of the uniformed services and their family members and survivors; and serves the community and the nation.

Information on Joining the Chapter

Our Chapter is grandfathered from the requirement imposed by the National Association that Chapter members must be members of Military Officers Association of America. Regular membership is available to men and women who are serving/have served on active duty or in one of the National Guard or reserve components as a commissioned or warrant officer of the US Army, US Navy, US Air Force, US Marine Corps, US Coast Guard, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or Public Health Service. Surviving Spouse membership is open to spouses of Regular members, and widows/widowers of deceased individuals who, if living, would be eligible for Regular membership. Dues are $20/year; $25, after March 1st.

Chapter Activities

The Chapter has several dinner meetings each year with guest speakers from state and local government, health care specialists, legal specialists and other topics of interest to the membership. Each summer we have a gathering, which creates an informal atmosphere and additional opportunity for fellowship. We support military related organizations and causes, e.g., Perry Point VA Medical Center. Our members make themselves available for programs on military history and to share their military experiences.

Legislative Issues

The Chapter actively supports legislative efforts in the United States Congress to improve health care, provide survivor benefits and Concurrent Receipt which would preclude subtraction of disability pay from retirement pay. We are working with the Maryland MOAA Council, the Maryland Retired Veterans Task Force, and the Maryland General Assembly to obtain exclusion of military retired pay from Maryland and local income tax.

General Information

Chapter meetings vary in format and location. Information is announced via our email newsletter, The Beacon. All Regular, Surviving spouse and Honorary members receive the newsletter via email or postal mail. Please visit the Chapter's website for information about the Chapter and upcoming activities. http://moaasusquehanna.org

About Our Chapter

The Susquehanna Chapter, formed in 1968 and chartered in 1969, is one of the oldest chapters in the Maryland MOAA Council, and serves Harford and Cecil Counties. Meetings are held every other month in various locations with information published in our newsletter, The Beacon. The chapter has ~75 members, who are currently serving, former, and retired officers, and their spouses and widows/widowers. Working through the Chapter, we provide assistance to our membership, enabling them to continue to serve their nation and communities, maintain contact with the other services, and enjoy social fellowship with people who share common values of patriotism, honor and selflessness. Our strength is in our membership, so we look forward to your joining us. Together with the Maryland and National organizations, we form that ‘One Strong Voice’, influencing military affairs at all levels of government and making a significant contribution to the community and nation.