The Arizona Council of Chapters (MOAA) also referred to as AZCOC is an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). MOAA and AZCOC are politically nonpartisan, non profit 501 (c)(19) veteran’s organizations. AZCOC is an affiliation of MOAA Chapters throughout Arizona. The AZCOC is the state entity which provides support and assistance to our member Chapters. There are 9 MOAA Chapters and 1 Satellite Chapter in Arizona and all are members of the AZCOC. The AZCOC meets semiannually. We publish an e-Newsletter semiannually which is distributed to all members and guests of the AZCOC.

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Arizona MOAA Shines Again in 2020

The Arizona MOAA Council and all nine chapters received the Five Star of Excellence Award for the 10th consecutive year. In addition, Lee Lange (AZ Chapter) received the Legislative Chair of the Year Award, and Sharon Douglas (Northern Arizona Chapter) received the Surviving Spouse of the Year Award. Congratulations to all for their dedication and hard work throughout the year.

Chapter Leader Honored for Efforts to Assist Military Surviving Spouses

Sharon Douglas, receives MOAA’s 2021 Surviving Spouse Liaison Excellence Award.

When Sharon Douglas’ husband died unexpectedly in 2016, she said, like many surviving spouses, she felt lost. But soon after, she received a call from the membership chairman of the Northern Arizona Chapter of MOAA inviting her to attend a chapter meeting. Read more.

Arizona Chapter Leader Receives Advocacy Award

MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret), and MOAA Board Chairman Gen. Walter “Skip” Sharp, USA (Ret), present Col. Lee Lange, USMC (Ret), with the Colonel Steve Strobridge Legislative Chair/Liaison Award during the MOAA Annual Meeting at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Va. on Oct. 15.  Read more.

MOAA Members Inducted into the Arizona Veterans Hall

The Unified Arizona Veterans recently announced the selectees for the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame, Class of 2021. There were sixteen (16) Arizona veterans who, after honorable discharge from military service, have continued to serve their fellow Americans at an exemplary level. Three of the sixteen were members of the Military Officers Association of America. They were:

Arizona Chapter
James Cullison, Lt Col USAF (Ret)
Christeen Verchot, Lt Col USAF (Ret)
Luke Chapter
Dennis Bash, Captain USN (Ret)

Congratulations Arizona MOAA

The Arizona State Council and all nine Arizona chapters are now official Partner Organizations of Arizona’s “Be Connected” program – The Be Connected program is a statewide initiative to strengthen access to support and resources for the 500,000+ service members, veterans and their families who call Arizona home. Be Connected launched in 2017 with one team member. The program is now expanding to a team of 30+ in communities statewide.

Arizona Chapter Highlights

All nine chapters have been holding events and scheduling activities to support veterans, their families and communities across the great state of Arizona. See out Chapter Highlights page for just a few examples of those events and activities.

Arizona MOAA Members who have been selected for the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame.

These members have been recognized and honored based on the significant civic contributions they have made at the local, state and National levels. Honorees are veterans who serve, or have honorably served their country through military service and who also serve and inspire their fellow citizens with deeds and accomplishments outside their military service.