Welcome to the Website of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of MOAA!


The missions of the chapter shall be to promote the purposes and objectives of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) primarily at the local level; foster fraternal relations among retired, active and former officers of the seven uniformed services and the National Guard and Reserve Components; protect the rights and services for them and their dependents and survivors; and to serve the community and the nation.

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Legislative Affairs Co-Chair, LCol Rod Hosler
May, 2018 –  On Wednesday, 18 April, Dick Calta and I participated in the MOAA “Storming the Hill.” This week long challenging annual event allows MOAA members to visit their federal legislative delegation (Senators and Representatives) and to discuss and talk about key legislative issues. …     Click Here to read the full article.

Compiled by Mercer County Veterans Affairs Office
January, 2018 –  Click Here to open document.

Chapter News/Events

YSU Williamson College of Business is holding an entrepreneurship training program for veterans starting or growing their own business on Wednesday, March 7th.
Click Here to download the flyer to get more information.

Mahoning-Shenango Valleys Chapter wins MOAA’s 2018 5-Star Level of Excellence Award.
Every year, MOAA’s affiliates compete to receive a four- or five-star Levels of Excellence Award. The very best councils and chapters receive five-star awards, while above-average councils and chapters receive four-star awards.

The Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter received the 5-star Level of Excellence, the organization’s fourth LOE award in their five years of existence.
Congratulations to the Chapter, the Board, and the members of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America.
Pictured is MSVC President Gary Williams accepting the four-star streamer from MOAA Board of Directors Chair, General Tony Robertson, USAF, Ret.

Congratulations to Janet Oglesby, who won the 5-star Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award in the category of Print Newsletter.  This is Janet’s fifth such award.
Congratulations to Bruce Bille, who won the 5-star Col. Marvin J. Harris Communications Award in the Website category. Bruce was presented with an Achievement Certificate from Lt. Col. Shane Ostrum from MOAA National.

Chapter Schedule:
(use blue arrow buttons near month to navigate, and click on events for more information)

To register for upcoming events, please go to the Next Event page.

The Mahoning Shenango Valleys Chapter (MSVC) is an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA).
MOAA and its affiliated chapters and councils are non-partisan.