The Military Chaplains Association (MCA) will host its annual meeting from Oct. 25-29 at the same venue, and many Orlandoevents will coincide with the 2015 MOAA annual meeting. Several MCA events and MOAA meetings are open to members of both associations. Please check the schedule for events open to all.

This year, registration for the MCA Annual Meeting will be through the MOAA website, but the link will also be posted on our website and Facebook page, and in the September issue of our magazine. Registration is now open and closes on September 15.
We are mailing paper registration forms to our members who do not have internet access. The deadline for receiving those will be September 1.

No registration fees are being assessed this year to promote attendance at our 90th Anniversary celebration. We would appreciate a $90.00 donation toward the cost of the Institute if you are able to afford it to help cover our costs for awards and guest speakers. Such a donation may be made on our web site or brought to the Institute. Thank you for this consideration.

Make it a vacation! Come early and stay late with an exclusive MOAA Room Rate available Oct 25 – Nov 1: $139 + Tax (Active Duty $101 + Tax). See the link below for the Buena Vista Palace Hotel.

For hotel reservations, please call the hotel at 1-866-397-6516. Booking name – “MOAA” Online hotel reservations may be made at http://www.buenavistapalace.com. Select “Reservations,” then “Hotel Reservations” then “Promo/Corporate Code,” then”Group Code” and enter 1027577MO

In the meantime, start thinking about your trip to Orlando.

Buena Vista Palace Hotel

Military Officer Magazine article about Orlando

Visit Orlando travel planning

Orlando Visitors Center

Disney World

Universal Studios (Harry Potter World)

City of Winter Park


Chaplaincy in the News

Navy Recruiting Command (NRC) hosted Rear Adm. Margaret Grun Kibben, chief of Navy chaplains, in a visit to Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South Aug. 25. >>
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Chief of Chaplains visits NRC
Capt. Frederick McGuffin, senior Chaplain Corp recruiter and command chaplain for Navy Recruiting Command (NRC), greets the Navy Chief of Chaplains, Rear Adm. Margaret G. Kibben, at NRC Aug. 25, 2015. While visiting NRC, Kibben also met with chaplain program officers and discussed the status of recruiting, the chaplain candidate >>
Fri, Aug 28, 2015
148th Fighter Wing simulates Emergency Family Assistance Center
Senior Master Sgt. Jami Panula (left), 148th Fighter Wing Base services manager, simulates being a distraught military family member at the Emergency Family Assistance Center (EFAC) and is counseled by Maj. Thomas Foster, chaplain, on Aug. 25, 2015, during Vigilant Guard 15, in Duluth, Minn. Vigilant Guard is a United >>
Wed, Aug 26, 2015
US Army Central hosts the Central and South Asia Land Forces Symposium
Maj. Kevin Mateer, U.S. Army Central Theater Security Cooperation chaplain, discusses the social factors that affect violent extremist organizations' recruiting during the USARCENT Central and South Asia Land Forces Symposium, Aug. 19, at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies. Mateer was one of three speakers on the >>
Wed, Aug 26, 2015
Pathfinder Minuteman Exercise
Capt. Jon Miller of the 124th Medical Group delivers litters for patient transportation during the Pathfinder Minuteman Exercise, Aug. 5, 2015, at Camp Rilea in Warrenton, Ore. The 124th Medical Group and chaplains join first responders from six states for the annual two-day emergency response exercise in the aftermath of >>
Tue, Aug 25, 2015