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Hello, and WELCOME to the website of the MOAA Uniformed Services Nurse Advocates Virtual Chapter. If you are concerned about Military Healthcare issues which affect Uniformed Service Members (currently serving and Reserve/Guard components, Retirees, Veterans and their families), you’ve landed at the right site. If you’re a current or past member of a Uniformed Services Nurse Corps, you’re on a great path. We also require membership in the Military Officers Association of America, but that can be done as part of the application process at no cost. We also charge no dues! I invite you to join in this exciting, pioneering initiative. Our members have had interesting and diverse careers, with extraordinary expertise in many areas of nursing. While I no longer put my hands on patients, I feel that my caring for them continues through my advocacy for healthcare-related legislation, and other important MOAA goals.
First and foremost, I send a WELCOME to our new members and sincerest wishes for all 327 members and their families and friends to be in good health. Between extremes in weather and COVID-19, and the great impact on everyone’s lives in one way or another, we know that spring also brings great opportunities for advocacy.
The first challenge to our spring advocacy plan was to take into consideration the horrific actions on 6 Jan and to agree on changing the decades old “Storming the Hill” title to one developed by our MOAA Communications Team … “ADVOCACY IN ACTION”. The second challenge was to again move to a virtual platform as we are still in a pandemic mode. We really did very well contacting our legislators last year and there were many positive reports from that experience. The materials we will be using will be coming out soon and the Government Relations team is doing a great job in preparing us. So how can we make sure we are ready for this critical event?
If you are not signed up for the MOAA Thursday Newsletter, please call the Member Service Center at 800.234.6622 and tell the representative that you are interested in modifying your profile to include the Newsletter.
Our members who volunteered to join their own state teams last year made a powerful impact. If you are interested in this unique opportunity, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. I certainly can chat with you about those experiences.
Read the materials as they are distributed and sign up for a teaching webinar that will help to prepare for those experience. The schedule will be posted soon.
And, if you have had a toxic exposure, we hope that you can share that experience with National MOAA. All of these personal stories make a big impact.
And, if you know of a MOAA chaplain, please let me know for we are trying to help start a Chaplains Virtual Chapter.
Take care, dear MUSNAVC Team !
COL Jeri I. Graham , USA (Ret)