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IMPORTANT ACTION BY MOAA ON CHANGING THE WIDOW'S TAX

May 20, 2019

The following information was just received by NCCOC President Captain David Led from the SC Council President

From: David Lobb

Date: Mon, May 20, 2019 at 6:44 PM

Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressmen Hold Press Conference on Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act

The House and now the Senate have reached the number to get the “Widow Tax Bill” to the floor of both chambers.

Thanks for all the help from the MOAA members for their support and interaction with the Federal delegation in making this happen.

I am sorry to say, that three members of the delegation, Senator Graham, Congressman Clyburn, and Congressman Rice are not co-sponsors. Please call their offices and ask them to get on a winning bill.

Kind regards,

David

David B. Lobb

COL US Army (ret)

President

SC MOAA Council

Cell: 1-803-270-8690

www.moaasc.org

Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: Congressmen Hold Press Conference on Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT

Stami Williams (Wilson)

Christopher Schuler (Yarmuth)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Joined by surviving spouses and Veteran Service Organization (VSO) leaders, U.S. Congressmen Joe Wilson (R-SC-02) and John Yarmuth (D-KY-03) will hold a press conference to provide an update for H.R. 553, the Military Surviving Spouses Equity Act, which crossed the 290 vote threshold needed to advance to the floor of the House of Representatives.

Wednesday, May 22

WHO: U.S. Congressman Joe Wilson

U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth

Candace Wheeler, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS)

Kelly Hruska, National Military Family Association (NMFA)

Kyle Kalman, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Ms. Gabby Kubinyi, Surviving Spouse

Ms. Edie Smith, Surviving Spouse

WHAT: Press Conference

WHEN: 4:00 – 4:45 p.m. ET

WHERE: House Triangle (Located outside of the House of Representatives at the east side of the U.S. Capitol Building)

Members of the media planning to attend, please RSVP to stami.williams@mail.house.gov or christopher.schuler@mail.house.gov by Wednesday, May 22 at 12:00 p.m. ET.

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4th Branch Lobby Day March 19, 2019

4th Branch Lobby Day

March 19, 2019

* Enjoy pictures from the 4th Branch Lobby Day...shown at right (L to R) are Joann Harrington, Darryl Mills, Joan Long, Jeri Graham and Barry Coyles.

* Also attending from MOAA were David Lee and Ed Baisden.

* NOTE: When viewing thumbnails, use your mouse to left click on the (F)ast, (M)edium or (S)low controller found in the upper right corner of any image displayed...doing so will run a slide show of all the images at the rate of speed selected. Enjoy!

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Recruiting at the NC National Guard Annual Convention March 17, 2019

Recruiting at the NC National Guard Annual Convention

March 17, 2019

* Great opportunity to meet so many of our citizen soldiers. Not only did we talk about MOAA, NC Chapters, Voices for America's Troops but also chatted about House Bill 213. A grand experience and we're grateful to National MOAA for providing materials. We're delighted with the great support from the NCNGA.

* Pictured right (L to R): COL Ed Baisden, USA (Ret), COL Jeri Graham, USA (Ret), LTC Joann Harrington, USA (Ret) and CAPT David Lee, USN (Ret), President NCCOC.

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North Carolina Veterans Council (NCVC) organizations assault State Legislature June 6, 2018
North Carolina Veterans Council (NCVC) organizations assault State Legislature

North Carolina Veterans Council (NCVC) organizations assault State Legislature

June 6, 2018

* North Carolina MOAA Council of Chapter officials met at the legislature building in Raleigh to prod legislators to vote yes on legislative bills in the House and Senate to provide for veterans’ needs (Top photo, L to R) COL Iggi Husar, US Army (Ret), Coastal Carolina Chapter President; LtCol Greg Chase, USAF (Ret), Council of Chapters 3rd Vice President, Legislative Affairs; LCDR ET Mitchell, USN, Coastal Carolina Chapter Legislative Liaison; David Lee, CAPT, USN (Ret), Council of Chapters President).

* COL Iggi Husar, US Army (Ret), MOAA Coastal Carolina Chapter President and LCDR ET Mitchell, USN, Coastal Carolina Chapter Legislative Liaison, met with Senator Norm Sanderson and House Representative Michael Speciale to discuss veterans issues and legislative bills important to veterans in coastal Carolina (Bottom photo, L to R) Senator Norman Sanderson, COL Iggi Husar, Representative Michael Speciale, LCDR ET Mitchell.

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More NCVC Legislature Visit Photos June 6, 2018

More NCVC Legislature Visit Photos

June 6, 2018

Pictured (L to R) Jim Wiltjer, Diana DiStefano, Don Gersh, Ralph Hinrichs, Juan Chavez and Vern Pike.

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VA Welcome Kit

VA Welcome Kit

* One complaint that Veterans have voiced about the VA is their uncertainty as to where to begin in order to receive services and supports.

* VA’s myriad of services, resources, and materials can be daunting. Therefore, the VA listened and released a Welcome Kit to guide Veterans to the benefits and services that they have earned.

* The VA Welcome Kit is user-friendly and addresses eligibility and benefits in six areas:

- Health Care,

- Finances,

- Housing,

- Employment,

- Education,

- Memorialization.

* Based on Veteran’s stage of life, Veterans can figure out how the VA can help in the present and future.

* Veterans can download a copy of the Welcome Kit for their convenience by clicking here.

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