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Pig Pickin at Long Leaf Park

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.

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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
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WELCOME HOME VIETNAM VETERANS

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

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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Veteran Education Assistance Scholarships - 2022

We had a very successful year with our Scholarship program due to everyone's generosity. Our sources of scholarship money came from The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter #885, the Jim Carper, BG, USA (ret), Memorial Scholarships Fund, and SENCLand MOAA donations. We distributed the awards as follows:

Brunswick Community College: 4 scholarships

Cape Fear Community College: 7 scholarships

UNC Wilmington: 7 scholarships

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2023 FEDVIP Enrollment Period Nov 14 – Dec 12

FEDVIP – Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program

The next FEDVIP enrollment opportunity will take place during the upcoming Federal Benefits Open Season which runs from Monday, November 14, 2022 through Monday December 12, 2022 EST. During Open Season, you may enroll in a FEDVIP plan, make changes, or cancel a current FEDVIP enrollment. Plan changes will be effective January 1, 2023.

There will not be an extension after Open Season ends. If you are currently enrolled in FEDVIP and do not want to make any changes – you do not need to do anything. Your enrollment will automatically continue. If you would like to cancel coverage, you must do so during the Open Season period.

For FEDVIP Eligibility or General Questions, Email PM at BeneFedsPortal@opm.gov or visit the OPM website: www.opm.gov/fedvip

To Enroll, Cancel, or Make Changes during Open Season, contact BENEFEDS at www.BENEFEDS.com or 1-877-888-FEDS (1-877-888-3337)

FEDVIP enrollment
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NCCOC Cruise 2023

November 11-16, 2023

5 nights Aboard Carnival’s “Sunshine of the Seas” Departing from Charleston, SC. Destination - Nassau, Half Moon Cay (Little Salvador Island), Bahamas. Open to all MOAA Members, Family and Friends

Prices are per couple including all taxes, fees, port charges, gratuities and food in Main Dining Room and the Lido Deck – No Surprises!

$1245 Interior Cabin

$1370 Ocean View Cabin

$1680 Balcony Cabin

Accessible Cabins at no additional charge. Single rates, Suite rates and rates for up to 5 in a cabin available.

Covered secure parking available at Port $15 per day.

See Download Folder for registration for and point of contact. Rev 4 has new AAA Tour agent named Lorna Tiller replacing Jim Jackson.

If you have already registered, you have the option to reserve your billeted Suite Number now by sending in the required second deposit of $300 per person by January 13, 2023. Lorna Tiller will assist you with available suites to billet you in the most desirable state rooms. Her email is: ltillertravels@gmail.com.

Remember the cruise is open to your friends and family member, especially those eligible for membership within MOAA Chapters. As of Nov 18, there are 60 registered guests. Early registration gives you the best choice of available staterooms.

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USCG Station Wrightsville Beach Tour 10/20/2022

Thanks to Irene Glaeser for organizing and CAPT Baer for hosting 15 SENCLand members at USCG Station Wrightsville Beach on Thursday 10/20/2022 for an informative tour and a fun boat ride on their patrol craft. Weather was beautiful and a great time was had by all! Please see photos:

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VA Benefits Live—Wilmington (formerly VEAC)

November 17, 18, 19, 2022

This event hosted by the VA Regional Office provides 1-on-1 assistance on: claims & appeals filing/status updates, health care enrollment, state and community services, GI Bill, career transition assistance, memorial affairs benefits, crisis resources, and more. It will be located at the American Legion Post 10, 702 Pine Grove Dr., Wilmington, NC.

Click Downloads folder to view flyer.

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Preparing a Spouse for Survivorship (Webinar)

OCTOBER 06, 2022, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

National MOAA offering a great (online) preparedness event October 6. Have you prepared your spouse for survivorship should you pass first? Does your spouse know who to contact, and where you keep your important information? Join MOAA’s financial and benefits counselor Capt. Paul Frost AFC®, USN (Ret)

• Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)

• VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC)

• Financial matters

• Estate planning concerns

• Former spouse areas

• Remarriage issues

• VA, DFAS, USCG, other support organizations

• Medicare

• TRICARE

• Social Security

Register now
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USCG Tour October 20

An upcoming special event will be a tour of the US Coast Guard Station Wrightsville Beach on October 20 at 1:00. CAPT Matt Baer is the Sector Commander Captain of the Port of Wilmington, and he will show us around and discuss the many missions and challenges the Coast Guard faces daily. The location is USCG Station Wrightsville Beach, 912 Water Street.

We will hear from CAPT Baer at the October 4 luncheon and will have a sign-up sheet to determine interest. There is no group size limit, but carpooling is encouraged. More details will follow.

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Veterans Hall Military Affairs Celebration

September 15, 2022

Continuing a proud history of serving its military community, UNC Wilmington’s Office of Military Affairs hosted a celebration ceremony at Veterans Hall on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Veterans Hall, a 145,000-square-foot facility, is currently the only building in the United States located on a university or college campus named in honor of all veterans – past, present and future.

View photos
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