The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) was founded in 1929 as The
Retired Officers Association (TROA) with a view to counsel and render assistance
to all military officers in matters related to their retired status.
In 2003 TROA became MOAA so the organization could appeal to and serve active
duty officers as well as retired and former officers. Today MOAA is the nation's
largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent,
nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. With more than 370,000 members
from every branch of service - including active duty, National Guard, Reserve,
retired, former officers, and their families – MOAA is a powerful force speaking
for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers
at every stage of their careers.
MOAA's highest priority is providing first-class service to our members. It is
the leading voice on compensation and benefit matters for all members of the
military community. MOAA can provide expert advice and guidance to all members
– active, retired and former officers.
MOAA is an independent, nonprofit organization, operated exclusively to benefit
officer members of the uniformed services, their survivors and families. MOAA is
dedicated to preserving earned military entitlements and to maintaining a strong
and effective national defense.
Membership is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard, and former
commissioned officers and warrant officers of the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps,
Navy, Coast Guard, Public Health Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration. Associate memberships are available for surviving spouses of
See more at: MOAA at a Glance
MOAA national membership options can be examined on the web: Why Join Moaa
Also consider becoming a member of our Admiral Arleigh Burke Chapter. Annual dues
are $30 for regular membership (including spouse) and $15 for a surviving spouse membership.
If you are now a member of MOAA, please enter your membership number on our
Chapter application. If you are not a member of MOAA, we would encourage you to
join the national organization at the same time.
Never Stop Serving . .
. . for Over 88 Years!
ARLEIGH BURKE CHAPTER
(Established 29 June 1972)
OVER FORTY FIVE EXCELLENT YEARS!
The MOAA Admiral Arleigh Burke Chapter (AABC) was first chartered in 1972 as the
Boulder County Chapter of The Retired Officers Association (TROA). The national
organization changed its name to the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
in 2003. Meanwhile, our Chapter name had been changed in 2001 in conjunction with
the October Centennial of native son Admiral Burke's birth in Boulder and the dedication
of his memorial park in south Boulder.
In addition to Boulder itself, the Burke Chapter includes members from Longmont,
Superior, Niwot, Louisville, Lafayette, Broomfield, Nederland, and Erie Colorado.
This diversity of membership has provided greater insight into ways to better
serve the community and the membership at large.
Monthly Chapter activities include business/social meetings (catered 2nd Saturday
breakfasts), as well as staff planning meetings. An annual picnic is held each July.
December is the month for our special holiday luncheon. Along with 5 other MOAA Colorado
chapters, AABC is a member of the MOAA Colorado Council of (MOAA) Chapters.
AABC maintains a Web Page (www.moaa.org), a Facebook Page
and operates an email Message Board (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Chapter also publishes a periodic newsletter, supplemented by monthly postcards. These tools
help keep our members apprised of chapter affairs, upcoming events and important information.
We participate with other Boulder organizations in honoring veterans on Memorial
day and Veterans Day.
Our Chapter supports University of Colorado ROTC programs, providing several scholarships
and MOAA medals each year to outstanding members of the Air Force, Army, Navy and Marine detachments.
YOU SHOULD JOIN OUR RANKS
As a MOAA member, you will have access to expert benefits information and
advice, helpful money-saving products and services, plus a team of expert
legislative professionals fighting for your rights. By becoming an AABC Chapter
member, you will also have the opportunity to network and make connections to aid
your personal and professional life. The following are only a few of the items that
our membership finds beneficial.
THE BENEFITS OF MOAA NATIONAL AND CHAPTER MEMBERSHIP
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LIFE!