CW3 (R) Harry Bowen (One of our own) is the Sierra Vista Veteran on the Year for 2016. He accepted the honor from LTC (R) Earl Devine (One of our own) who was the Sierra Vista Veteran of the year for 2015.
… to members of the Pendleton (Calif.) Chapter for donating $1,000 to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force Family Readiness Group.
We hear 20 $50 Walmart gift cards were given to deployed Marines’ families right before Christmas. Thanks for the support of military families during the holiday season.
…to members of the Alamo (Texas) Chapter for setting up recruiting tables at area military and veterans events, allowing them to sign up more than 60 new members in one month.
Thanks for recruiting new MOAA members who will lead the association in the future.
… to Coronado (Ariz.) Chapter members Col. Terrie Gent, USAF-Ret., and Lt. Col. Arthur Jones, USA-Ret., for being inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame, which recognizes veterans and citizens who have honorably served their country and continue to inspire their fellow citizens through their deeds and accomplishments.
This is the ninth year in a row the chapter has had at least two members inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame. Congratulations on the much-deserved recognition.
… to members of the Cape Canaveral (Fla.) Chapter who donated $6,000 to Operation Warmheart, which provides financial assistance to needy military families at Patrick AFB.
Chapter members created a Good Deeds Fund that donates to community projects year-round. Thanks for your support.
… to Lt. Col. Jim Goulette, USA-Ret., for heading up the Calusa (Fla.) Chapter’s Bikes for Tykes program, through which members donated 26 children’s bikes to the Salvation Army.
Everyone remembers his or her first bicycle. Thanks for making Christmas extra special for these children.