By MOAA Staff
Since its launch in February 2020, MOAA’s Member Spotlight section has logged nearly 100 entries – stories of members’ accomplishments, ongoing charitable efforts, and advice and guidance from members of MOAA’s Surviving Spouse Advisory Council.
All of these stories can be accessed at this link. A brief sampling from 2021:
- The veteran of three wars who designed and became the driving force for the Veteran’s War Memorial of Texas.
- The Vietnam War helicopter pilots seeking congressional recognition of their fellow “Dustoff” crew members.
- The 29-year veteran and military spouse who volunteers hundreds of hours annually in retirement to help fellow veterans with their transition to civilian careers.
- The WY-CO Border Chapter of MOAA member who grew up in Japanese-occupied Shanghai, became a career Air Force officer, and brings nearly 70 years of experience playing the bagpipes to local ceremonies.
- The Vietnam War veteran who founded a nonprofit healing center in New Mexico that’s helped hundreds of veterans and their loved ones deal with post-traumatic stress.
- The retired rear admiral and Northwest Arkansas Chapter of MOAA member who serves his community as a firefighter.
These stories are far from the only ones about MOAA members worth telling. And while we’ve received submissions from all corners, we still want to hear from you.
If you have a story about a MOAA member’s exceptional efforts, contact contributing editor Blair Drake at firstname.lastname@example.org. High-resolution photos are a plus. And while we can’t tell every story every week, we look forward to informing the wider membership of those who go above and beyond in their desire to Never Stop Serving.
Here’s hoping for more outstanding work in 2022!