MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. The Coastal Carolina Chapter serves Craven, Carteret, Jones, Pamlico, and Beaufort counties. Our chapter includes members from every branch of service Army, Navy Marines Air Force, and Coast Guard) - including active duty, Reserve, retired, former officers, and their families. We are a most influential association of military officers and act as an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization.
We are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers. Our highest priority is providing first-class service to our Eastern North Carolina Veterans. We are the leading local voice on compensation and benefits for all members of the coastal Carolina military community. We provide expert advice and guidance to our members and play an active role in those topics and proposed Federal and State legislation affecting the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services.
Chartered on 21 November 1974, CCMOAA is one of 16 Chapters of the North Carolina State Council. Our members include active duty, former and retired officers of the uniformed services and their National Guard and reserve components.
We actively support the legislative goals of the Military Officers Association of America, state and national.
Our membership supports seven high school JROTC programs and awards scholarships to both high school and college students in our five county catchment area.
We actively support area Veterans through Toys-for-Tots, the State Veterans Home in Kinston and Craven County Veterans Stand Down. In addition, we actively participate in the Craven County Veterans Council, Veterans Day Parades and all Veterans Day commemorations.
The Chapter generally has 4-6 dinner or luncheon meetings per year, usually on the third Thursday of the month.