By MOAA Staff
After a 16-month renovation effort, headquarters team members of the Military Officers Association of America will return to their permanent home in downtown Alexandria, Va., on Oct 1.
Improvements to the 55-year-old building at 201 N. Washington St. included addressing roof and basement leaks, replacing the heating and cooling system, adding a new fire suppression system, and abating asbestos, among other projects. The revamped headquarters offers MOAA team members “a modern work environment in which they feel safe and secure,” said MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret).
Final move-in work will take place Sept. 27-30. Members may experience delayed response times during the relocation. Team members have been working at other locations in Alexandria throughout the renovations.
“Investing in capital improvements is vital,” Atkins said. “When combined with the improvements we have made in our IT architecture, social media presence, content management, talent acquisition and retention, membership benefits and acquisition strategies, pending website redesign, council and chapter support, cloud migration, and internal processes, we are securing the future of the association.”
The modernization of our headquarters ensures our continued geographical access to Washington policymakers to keep our advocacy on behalf of all servicemembers strong.
Chief Financial Officer Regina Chavis serves as project lead for the move, overseeing details and meeting requirements while protecting this valuable long-term asset.
The move-back takes place just weeks before MOAA’s Annual Meeting, set for Nov. 5 just a short distance from the headquarters. All members are encouraged to attend (get details here); after the meeting, members and other guests will be invited to the headquarters for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
More images and details on the new headquarters will be featured in the coming days at MOAA.org and in an upcoming edition of Military Officer magazine, which is available to all Premium and Life members.