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 3 Satellite Chapters 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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News Announcement

The Unified Arizona Veterans recently announced the selectees for the Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame, Class of 2020. There were twenty-three (23) Arizona veterans who, after honorable discharge from military service, have continued to serve their fellow Americans at an exemplary level. Four of the twenty-Three were members of the Military Officers Association of America. They were:

Arizona Chapter
Albert Crawford, MG, USA (Ret)
Frank Hoak III, CAPT, USN (Ret) *
Luke Chapter
Edward Logan, Lt Col, USAF (Ret)
Coronado Chapter
Maureen Pryor, LTC, USA (Ret)
Northern Arizona Chapter
Clyde Meade, LCDR, USN (Ret)


2020 Virtual Storming of the Hill

Purpose:  Visit with Arizona Representatives and Senators

Issue: Request Congress include a provision in the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to stop DoD medical billet reductions and Military Treatment Facility (MTF) downsizing amid COVID-19 uncertainty

Arizona actions: Met with 6 of 11 legislators

  • SEN Sinema (staff) – 21 Apr and 2 Jun: Council and Arizona Chapter
  • CM O’Halleran – 19 May: Council and Grand Canyon Chapter
  • CW Lesko – 29 May: Council and Luke Chapter
  • CM Gallego (staff) – 1 Jun: Arizona Chapter
  • CM Schweikert (staff) – 4 Jun: Arizona Chapter
  • CW Kirkpatrick – 11 Jun: Council and Coronado Chapter

Result:  House version of FY 2021 NDAA requires DoD to conduct additional analysis and mitigation planning on MTF restructuring and medical billet cuts

2020 “Summer” Virtual Storming

Purpose: Visit with Arizona Senators


  • Support Sections 715 and716 in the House version of the FY 2021 NDAA requiring DoD to conduct additional analysis and mitigation planning on MTF restructuring and medical billet cuts
  • Ensure military families maintain access to high quality health care and are not sent into civilian health care markets lacking capacity to meet their needs

Arizona actions

  • SEN Sinema (staff) – 3 Sep: Council and Arizona Chapter
  • SEN McSally (staff) – 15 Sep: Council

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.

MOAA Grants to Arizona Chapters

Community Outreach (4 of 23) Expensed
Arizona Chapter
Grand Canyon Chapter
Luke Chapter
Tucson Chapter
$  3,749
$  5,000
$  5,000
$  2,500
COVID-19 Relief (2 of 11)
Grand Canyon Chapter
Luke Chapter
$  5,000
$  5,000
COVID-19 Emergency Relief (12 of 108)
Arizona Chapter
Grand Canyon Chapter
$  5,500(11)
$     500(1)

Total   $32,250

Community Support

The nine Arizona chapters have contributed $132,000 to their communities during the past 12 months:

$66,700 – scholarships awarded by Arizona chapters
$65,300 – contributions to communities/veterans

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.