Members Only Section includes: Member Roster; Guest Speakers; and By-Laws
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.
Thanks to MOAA’s President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins, USAF (Ret) for sharing the following:
A Message from MOAA Headquarters:
As an association of current and former officers who took an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, MOAA is troubled by the on-going events across our nation.
As MOAA members we share the universal principle that all people are created equal and entitled as Americans to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. We know there is no place in the military community or in American society for racism, bigotry, and hatred.
There is no taking sides when it comes to these fundamental principles. The way ahead will require all of us to work together as a country to heal the divides and address the root causes of these incidents so we can ensure a free, safe, prosperous, and secure country for future generations.
Get to know your MOAA Staff
I thought it would be a good opportunity to see the faces of the many talented, dedicated MOAA staff members that are non-stop in advocating for you and helping us to be very effective advocates for healthcare legislation. So here is a LINK to the Team. We are so grateful for their support. A number have been speakers at our meetings.
Recently, Karen Ruedisueli and Rene Campos related what would probably be happening in Congress after our Virtual Storming the Hill. Indeed, the Senate Armed Services Personnel subcommittee began work markup of the FY21 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) which included Exceptional Family Member Program improvements and TRICARE Pharmacy Copay Waivers. We also learned that the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Thomas McCaffery announced that MTF restructuring will be delayed for months. He cited DHA work on the COVID-19 pandemic as well as instability in TRICARE provider networks as reasons for the slowdown. He said medical billet reductions are also likely to be delayed. So stay tuned. Our efforts are very worthwhile and much appreciated!
Stay well, safe and masked!! COL Jeri Graham, USA (Ret)