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  • "Serving Youth and the Nation"

    The slate of officers for the 2023 - 2024 Operating Year has been approved. The officers are:

    Commander: CPT David Thackston USA (Former)

    Adjutant: CPT Paula Mitchell USA (Former)

    Treasurer: MAJ Bill Tarpley USA (Ret)

  • June Commander’s Comments

    This is my final Commander’s Comments as the operating year closes. Let me brutally frank in saying, “The Chapter is in trouble.” The Greater El Paso chapter has 105 active members. Of this total, ten voted to approve the new By-Laws and 12 voted to approve the new officer slate.

    As I retire from active service in the chapter due to poor health, I leave empty the positions of Homeland Security Chair, Newsletter Editor, and webmaster. No one, I say again, no one has stepped up to take any one of the vacant positions.  With no new editor or webmaster, I must recommend that publication of the newsletter cease and the website be taken down. These two steps will save the chapter $538.20 in newsletter costs and $250.00 in website costs for a total savings of $788.20. This is about 13% of the chapter’s $6,000 annual budget.

    The loss of the website and newsletter can be covered by an expanded Facebook presence currently managed by the Chapter Adjutant Paula Mitchell. I am aware at least four MOWW chapters use only Facebook as their principle means of communicating with their Companions. It seems that older companions without email addresses use Facebook to communicate with their grandchildren with few problems.

    My retirement also removes the chapter’s capability to produce Zoom hybrid meetings. For an investment of about $1,200, the chapter can purchase a capable laptop, internet hotspot access, an internet camera, speakers, a 1-yr Zoom subscription and 1-year of internet service via the hotspot. Using Goggle forms, mail and other free software, the laptop will provide the Adjutant with a means to send chapter emails and conduct chapter business without the use of personal equipment. After the initial cost, annual recurring costs would be $390 for Zoom and internet connection thru T-Mobile.

    If the chapter is to continue functioning past the next year and service all companions, then the membership must step-up and the chapter needs to invest in equipment. It’s the chapter’s choice to make if it wants to continue to serve our youth and the nation.

    It has been my honor to participate with the Companions of this Chapter for the last 13 years and to serve in various positions to include current Commander.


    For the Good of the Order

    CF “Buck” Hamilton

    LtCol   USMC (Ret)

    Chapter Commander





  • Dear Veterans, Active Service, and Friends:

    The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW) is a patriotic Veterans Service Organization whose motto is “It is nobler to serve than to be served.”  MOWW was founded by General of the Armies “Blackjack” Pershing in 1919 to promote good citizenship, patriotic education, and military and public service.  MOWW chapters provide opportunities to support patriotic education, ROTC and JROTC, scouting, monuments and memorials, law and order, and national and homeland security programs.

    We invite you to visit and become a member of our chapter.  Eligibility includes active duty, veterans, retired and former commissioned and warrant officers of the armed forces, public health service officers, and the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration.

    Our mission is reflected in our Preamble:

    • To cherish the memories and associations of the World Wars waged for humanity;
    • To inculcate and stimulate love of our country and flag;
    • To promote and further patriotic education in our Nation;
    • Ever to maintain law and order, and to defend the honor, integrity, and supremacy of our national government and the constitution of the United States;
    • To foster fraternal relations among all branches of the armed forces;
    • To promote the cultivation of military, naval, and air science and the adoption of a consistent and and suitable policy of national security for the United States of America;
    • To acquire and preserve records of individual services;
    • To encourage and assist in the holding of commemorations and the establishment of memorials of the World Wars;
    •  And to transmit all these ideals to posterity, under god and for our country we unite to establish the MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS.
  • Upcoming Events

    • 27 March 2023 Until 05 June 2023
      Registration of this program 7 June to 19 July. See the files below for details or email:
      Connie.medrano@va.gov or stop by 5001 N. Piedra St. - CDCE Office for more information.
      SYVP Application Packet 2023.pdf SYVP 2023 Flyer[2].pdf
    • 07 June 2023 01:00 AM Until 02:30 AM
      Chapter staff meeting via Zoom. Should you wish to participate, please request access from the Chapter Commander.
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