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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. His email is: jimjackson2224@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.

10/07/22 15:34/ Webmaster/ General Info/

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


• Social Security

Register now
10/02/22 09:04/ Webmaster/ General Info/

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.

09/22/22 16:49/ Webmaster/ General Info/

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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VVA 885 Veterans Outreach Fundraiser

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 885 is holding its Sixth Annual golf tournament fundraiser event to help our fellow veterans of all wars. The golf tournament is open to anyone and will be held at Compass Pointe Golf Club in Leland on Monday October 3, 2022. For more information please check out the flyer and sponsor form in the Documents folder.

08/18/22 09:58/ Webmaster/ General Info/

Thank you, MOAA Volunteers

MOAA President and CEO Lt. Gen. Dana T. Atkins, USAF (Ret) offers his personal thanks to all MOAA volunteer leaders as National Volunteer Month winds down.

05/31/22 14:36/ Webmaster/ General Info/

Pig Pickin at Long Leaf Park

On Friday 3 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 present scholarships to five very deserving individuals.

Please pay by June 1 using the Purchase Options button. You can pay using PayPal, debit card, or credit card. The $25 cost includes food catered by Smithfield’s Chicken and Barbeque plus beer, wine, soft drinks, bottled water, iced tea.

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News and Events: Pig Pickin at Long Leaf Park - $25.00

2022 Honor Flight

April 30, 2022

The inaugural Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area is now in the history books. Several SENCLAND Chapter members traveled on this Honor Flight to Washington DC memorials as veterans, coordinators, and guardians.

If you are interested in traveling on the next Honor Flight, click the link below for more information.

Honor Flight of the Cape Fear Area
05/05/22 11:39/ Webmaster/ General Info/

Honor Flight Welcome Home Apr 30, 8:30 PM

Honor Flight Cape Fear Area will fly its inaugural flight on April 30, 2022. We hope you will attend the Welcome Home Celebration to honor our heros. Their flight is scheduled to arrive 8:30 PM at the Wilmington International Airport.

04/04/22 18:15/ Webmaster/ General Info/

2022 JROTC Scholarship Applications

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 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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Advice from Surviving Spouse Liaison

Sandi Adams, Surviving Spouse Coordinator

Have you had that sit down with your spouse yet? It’s winter. It’s the first couple months of a new year. Make a date night with your sweetheart and do the following:

  • Gather important papers: DD214, wills, living will, durable power of attorney, insurance policies, passwords, birth/marriage certificates, etc.
  • Check all signature cards.
  • Review all insurance policies.
  • Make sure utilities are in BOTH names.
  • Open a credit card account in a spouse's name.
  • Review all investments with a financial adviser.
  • Insure bank accounts are accessible.
  • Gather all passwords in one place.

Sandi Adams, our Surviving Spouse Liaison, is available to answer questions or offer information about how to best prepare for "til death do us part."

MOAA info
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JROTC Scholarships and Outreach Support

We would like to thank everyone who donated to the scholarship/outreach programs this year. Please consider a donation to these worthwhile projects now. We are always accepting applications for out-reach support. Thank you again to all our generous contributors.

The application for scholarships will be updated soon and distributed to the schools.

LTC LeeRoy Hanna, Leadership/Scholarship Chair

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