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Military Officers Association of America
Star Spangled Banner Chapter

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Working for all

A primary purpose of the Chapter is to advocate for and otherwise contribute to retired and active service members, making sure all---regardless of branch or rank---receive earned benefits. To that end, the Chapter and its members contribute the following.

Advocacy of MOAA's Congressional legislative agenda and Maryland Council's state retired military pay tax exemption. Maryland has approved a 20% property tax credit for five years for veterans and home owners over age 65. Some counties are pursuing this benefit. We need to support this effort in all counties and the city.

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The chapter provides a gift of the Army Officer Guide to each new officer as part of the ROTC commissioning ceremony. It is quite a solemn and moving affair with their families and guests present. We also give them a free, one year online membership in MOAA. This motivates them as young officers to become lifelong MOAA members.

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MOAA medals and certificates are presented annually to the cadet at every chapter-supported ROTC and JROTC program who demonstrates exceptional potential for leadership.  The chapter also invites ROTC and JROTC cadets and cadre as guests to appropriate chapter events.

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Our chapter makes donations to and supports the paws4vets assistance dog placement program where veterans, service members and dependents can receive specially trained assistance dogs for critical disabilities.

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Chapter and individual contributions to the MOAA Scholarship Fund for scholarships, interest-free loans, and grants to qualifying military children pursuing undergraduate education.

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Support of the Loch Raven VA Medical Center Medical Center, both through chapter contributions and through chapter and individual participation.

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Support for the new "MOAA Military Family Initiative." Helps all ranks and their families with disability assistance, career transition, family reintegration, military spouse programs, and professional education.

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Volunteer commitments by chapter members contributing time and expertise to numerous worthwhile charities and service organizations, including many that serve the military.

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Jobs and Transition

Maryland is committed to helping veterans leverage their military experience, training, and qualifications in pursuing civilian careers.

Job search assistance is available through the Maryland Workforce Exchange Virtual One Stop (MWE-VOS), the largest source of job openings in Maryland. The MWE-VOS is a free, Internet-based, state-of-art tool that provides job-seekers with information about jobs, training, and workforce support throughout Maryland.

Maryland State Careers for Veterans recommends state positions for which you may qualify based on your military service.

The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation provides the Military to Federal Jobs Crosswalk, which matches federal jobs to your military occupation and searches for vacancies.

The VA Maryland Health Care System offers a portal to jobs within the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the nation.

Maryland is committed to providing comprehensive employment services to veterans at our American Job Centers. Veterans and eligible spouses married to a veteran with (or whose death was caused by) a military service-connected disability are given a Priority of Service (POS). POS means that once identified at the point of entry, veterans as well as their eligible spouses will be served first at the centers.

You may take full advantage of POS if you have served at least one day in active military service with an honorable discharge. Each center has an onsite veterans representative dedicated to helping you navigate the employment, training, and job placement processes. Each center is ready to provide veterans and eligible spouses with career counseling, job search assistance, job referral and matching, resume help, workshops, and referrals to additional support services.

Maryland offers veterans a variety of other programs to serve those who have served.

Maryland’s Commitment to Veterans is a Department of Health and Mental Hygiene program devoted to total wellness for veterans and their families. Regional resource coordinators provide assistance to veterans and their families to support a healthy transition to civilian life.

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development Veterans and Military Family Mortgage Program provides military veterans and active duty military with a special interest rate discount of 0.25% for a 30-year, fixed rate mortgage, and Maryland Home Credit, providing annual federal tax savings, free of all DHCD fees,

The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs was created by the State Legislature in 1999 as an executive agency with the mission of assisting veterans, active duty service members, their families and dependents, in securing benefits earned through military service.

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