2018 - 2019 - 2020 --2021
Members Only Section includes: Member Roster; Guest Speakers; and By-Laws
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! Our members have had interesting and diverse careers, with extraordinary expertise in many areas of nursing. Nurses have always been patient advocates, caring for them continues through advocacy for healthcare-related legislation and other important MOAA goals.
Here's COL Jeri Graham, USA (Ret) on her first sky dive, tethered to a super experienced NCO. This took place a number of years ago as husband COL Ed Baisden honored her 68th birthday. Now, the lesson was "always know where you're going to land before you jump". A few years later, she was asked to start the first MOAA Virtual Chapter. LTC Joe Gollasch, USA (Ret) eagerly volunteered to help lead that endeavor. Our initial team also included: COL Deb Betts, LTC Mary Jo D'Agostino, LTC Amy Johnston, COL Carol Jones, LTC Judith Logan, COL Nancy Staggers, COL Sharon Stanley and LTC Susan Steinfeld-McKennon. We certainly could not imagine how we would land but with your grand support and dedication to mission accomplishment, we now have not only grown significantly (now 455 members in 202 congressional districts) but have supported the establishment of five other virtual chapters and feel great pride in knowing that "We Were Virtual Before Virtual Was Cool!"