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Scholarships presented to CFCC Veteran Students

November 9, 2023

Southeastern Chapter (SENCLAND) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) presented six scholarships to our Cape Fear Community College Veteran students. Congratulations to our recipients:

• Collin Bennett

• Olyvia Drenko

• Codey Puttkamer

• Ian Appling

• Chase Siegman

• Charly Small

Also in attendance were Mr. Jim Morton, CFCC President; Tim Johnson, SENCLAND; Allan Turner, SENCLAND; and Chrissy Sanford, SENCLAND. Not pictured Scholarship recipients: Ian Appling, Chase Siegman, and Charly Small.

11/22/23 20:52/ Webmaster/ General Info/

Scholarships presented to Brunswick Community College Veteran Students

November 8, 2023

Southeastern Chapter (SENCLAND) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) presented three scholarships to our Brunswick Community College Veteran students. Congratulations to our recipients:

• Stephen Maples

• Stephanie Alexander

• Daniel Thompson

Also in attendance were Dr. Gene Smith, President, BCC, Tim Johnson, SENCLAND; Ms. Te-resa Nelson, Exec Dir BCC Foundation, and Joe Irrera, SENCLAND President

11/22/23 20:43/ Webmaster/ General Info/

USCG Oak Island Tour and Boat Ride

October 26, 2023

Fifteen SENCLAND MOAA Members got to have a tour of the USCG Facility at Oak Island, NC, a briefing on the station’s history and mission by their OIC BMCS Logan Adkisson, and a very nice boat ride on Thursday 10/26/23 which was a beautiful day.

10/29/23 20:29/ Webmaster/ General Info/

MOAA Veteran’s Day Cruise,

November 2023

SENCLAND Chapter members were among the eighty MOAA members and guests from North Carolina and other states who went on a five-day Veteran’s Day Cruise, November 11-16, 2023, aboard the Carnival Cruise Line's “Sunshine of the Seas” from Charleston, SC to the Bahamas. A special feature of the Veterans Cruise was a four-part lecture series on major Pacific campaigns in WW II. Social times were the order of the day and night, spending time with friends from the NC Chapters, making new friends during excursions, meals, casual visits around the ship decks, and Veterans Appreciation events scheduled by the ship's cruise director. It was warm and sunny on the beaches and around the pool and spas onboard.

11/19/23 15:04/ Webmaster/ General Info/

Scholarships presented to UNCW Veteran Students

November 8, 2023

Southeastern Chapter (SENCLAND) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) presented six scholarships to our UNCW Veteran students. Congratulations to our recipients:

• Cody Wilson

• Michael Sterba

• Steven Parker

• Auris Nassar

• Abigail Roark (Unable to attend)

• Julia Cagle (Unable to attend)

11/10/23 16:11/ Webmaster/ General Info/

November guest speaker

November 7, 2023

Our November program featured a presentation by Chad Kimes, Division Engineer for NCDOT's Division 3, on planning, project development, maintenance activities, and construction projects for roads & highways in Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, Onslow, Duplin, and Sampson Counties. Presentation slides can be viewed in the Download folder.

11/08/23 22:17/ Webmaster/ General Info/

SENCLAND Chapter 50th Anniversary

September 5, 2023

Colonel Theodore J. Janosko, USA (ret), Chair of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) Council was the guest speaker for the SENCLAND Chapter's 50th anniversary recognition luncheon. The SENCLAND Chapter has been a MOAA member for 50 years. It was chartered on June 30, 1973. Click the link below to watch a video of the recognition event.

Watch video
09/06/23 20:08/ Webmaster/ General Info/

Frank Roberts awarded Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award

September 5, 2023

Frank Roberts, LCDR, USCG (Ret) was awarded the prestigious Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award during our Chapter luncheon meeting on September 5, 2023. This is the highest award given by the State of North Carolina to civilians and was presented by Representative Ted Davis. Click the link below for a WECT News video of the award presentation.

WECT News 6 video
09/06/23 20:00/ Webmaster/ General Info/

Pig Pickin at Long Leaf Park

June 2, 2023

On Friday 2 June at 5:00 PM we will have our Annual Pig Pickin and Scholarship Presentations at Shelter #6 Long Leaf Park, Wilmington. This year we are honored to recognize four JROTC Scholarship Winners recipients for 2023.

Lunch will be catered by Mission Barbeque. Menu includes: Pulled Pork Barbeque, Pulled BBQ Chicken, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, Mac & Cheese, Slider Rolls & Cornbread, and Cookies for Dessert. Price is $25.00 per person and includes food items above plus beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled water, iced tea, and lemonade.

Payment in advance received NLT Tuesday 5/30/2023 is required so we can notify our catering business partner of expected needs.

Please pay online using the Purchase Options button. You can pay using PayPal, debit card, or credit card.

For those who desire to send payment by USPS, please send check to “SENCLAND MOAA” so it can be received by our Treasurer NLT May 30. Her Chapter Address is: SENCLAND Chapter of MOAA, P.O. Box 10015 Wilmington, NC 28404.

05/4/23 15:46/ Webmaster/ General Info/
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News and Events: Pig Pickin at Long Leaf Park June 2, 2023 - $25.00

Military Appreciation Baseball Game

April 1, 2023

The AUSA Braxton Bragg Chapter would like to invite you to the UNC Wilmington Military Appreciation Baseball Game on Saturday, April 1 at 4:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to reconnect with AUSA and your local Chapter here at UNC Wilmington.

If you have a current membership or would like to renew/start a membership, the President of the Braxton Bragg Chapter (MG Al Aycock) will be at the game to answer any questions you may have. Attached is a flyer explaining your benefits as well as the link below.

AUSA Braxton Bragg Chapter
03/27/23 09:03/ Webmaster/ General Info/


MARCH 29, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Join Lower Cape Fear LifeCare for a special welcome home Veterans event. We’re honoring Vietnam Veterans on National Vietnam Veterans Day and the 50th anniversary since troops left South Vietnam.

FREE admission to tour Battleship for Vietnam Veterans courtesy of Lower Cape Fear LifeCare.

Brief program at noon. For more information contact, Laura Long at 910-620-5062 or Laura.Long@Lifecare.org

03/07/23 20:20/ Webmaster/ General Info/

2023 JROTC Scholarship Applications

Applications due March 30, 2023

SENCLAND Chapter is accepting applications for JROTC Scholarships. Applicants for these scholarships must be JROTC Seniors or Seniors who have a parent who served or is serving in the armed forces. This year's application consists of two parts, the application and the interview questions with an essay. Both parts must be completed along with all supporting documents listed in the application. Please send applications by March 30, 2023 to LeeRoy Hanna per the instructions. Applications can be found in the Downloads folder on this web page.

The amount of the scholarships will be determined after all applications are reviewed and ranked in order of merit. Questions can be submitted to the point of contact in the application.

01/26/23 18:28/ Webmaster/ General Info/

Cape Fear Sea Devils Military Appreciation Day - February 18th, 2023

Please RSVP to Irene Glaeser (irene.v.glaeser@gmail.com) by February 3rd if you plan to attend the Military Appreciation Day at 3PM in the Joe & Barbara Schwartz Center on Saturday, February 18. This reception is exclusive to MOAA as a thank you for everything you do. You all will be joined by some of our CFCC student veterans who would like to thank you for your support and welcome you to our campus once again.

General Details:

- The National Guard has offered to be a title sponsor for the event! They're going to bring out tons of fun interactive stuff in the lobby and in-game to make things more exciting. I personally love the "hardest punch" punching bag game.

- Free parking is available in the surface parking lot adjacent to the Schwartz Center on the corner of Hanover St and Front St

- There is a wheelchair accessible entrance to the right side of the main entry doors - it is its own separate door fixture. Handicap seating is marked and available along the entire front row placement of the bleachers. If a companion chair is needed, we can provide one upon request.

- By presenting a military ID or Mil. spouse ID card, our military-affiliated fans receive Free Admission to the game. Tickets for all other fans are $7.

- Starting at 2:30 PM, MOAA + CFCC student veterans welcomed in for food and beverages that will be available in the Team Room courtesy of CFCC Veterans Services

Game Layout:

- In-game autographed ball presentation to current CFCC student veteran

- POW/MIA remembrance seat at center court

- Halftime recognition over PA system of MOAA members in attendance

01/23/23 17:37/ Webmaster/ General Info/

247th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge

February 25, 2023

Join in commemorating the 247th Anniversary of the Battle of Moores Creek Bridge.

A wreath-laying ceremony will commence at 10:00 AM on 25 Feb 2023 near the Visitor's Center.

Afterward, you may tour the battlefield encampments, watch historic weapons demonstrations, and roam the artisan trades area. There are interpretive demonstrations of the battle held daily— these are not reenactments, but they show the Patriot perspective of the battle unfolding. After you’re finished exploring the battlefield, be sure to come back by the Visitor Center to check out the exhibits and see the park film. This event is FREE!

01/11/23 14:18/ Webmaster/ General Info/

December Chapter Holiday Meeting

Our December Chapter Meeting featured a special holiday program of patriotic and seasonal music by the Coastal Christian High School Acapella Choir.

12/09/22 19:22/ Webmaster/ General Info/