Entering our Second Century of "Serving Youth, Community and Nation."
The February Luncheon Meeting will be held on Saturday February 22 at the Golden Tee Restaurant at the Ft Bliss Golf Course!
The Chapter Bylaws are in need of revision. Most of the changes are due to our name change but other changes better reflect the way the Greater El Paso Chapter of MOWW conducts it's business. The membership will vote on the changes at the March luncheon meeting. Please review the draft bylaws and submit any recommended changes to Paula Mitchell or through the contact us link at the bottom of the page.
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.
Jesus Beltran, LTC, USA (Retired)
Greater El Paso Chapter MOWW
Our Commander's comments for February 2020 are ready!
Hello to all Companions and friends of the Greater El Paso Chapter of the Military Order of the world Wars. Before continuing with the news, let me express our profound sorrow of the loss of REV. MSGR Francis J. Smith, who was called to God’s Kingdom on January 24, 2020. He was the pastor of St. Raphael Parish, where for many, many years, he allowed our chapter to hold our annual Massing of The Colors. His devotion to the priesthood and that of his country allowed the chapter to conduct very successful MOCs. May he rest in peace.
In other news, the chapter is preparing for the annual February luncheon to honor ROTC cadets from the junior as well as the senior levels of the program. This event is scheduled for 22 February 2020 at 11:00 a.m. Location will be the George V. Underwood Golf Club on Ft. Bliss. Please contact LTC Dave Powell USA (Ret) for additional information.
Our Boy Scout program is off and running. To date we have awarded certificates to 9 Eagle Scouts. Congratulations to Scout Troop 4 and Scoutmaster Sam Snoddy for always supporting the MOWWs efforts in recognizing Eagle Scouts as well as participating in our MOCs.
In addition, Commander LTC Jesus Beltran, was recognized by the Yucca Council with the James E. West Award for the many years spent as an active volunteer scoutmaster.
Congratulations are also in order to the chapter for reaching one of the MOWWs National Strategic Goals, that of recruiting. We recruited 4 new members and reached our goal. We thank companions Maureen Lofberg, David Thackston, and Jesus Beltran for their efforts in signing up new members.
Finally, our success requires input from more than an active few to continue to reach national and region goals. Your participation and willingness to assume some measure of responsibility for our programs is needed and encouraged. Remember that all of us volunteered to be here because you believed that our goals are worth spending time on, so come out and help out!
Jesus Beltran, LTC
17 February 2020 06:30 PM Until 08:30 PM
0Monthly Staff Meeting at the Golden Corral Restaurant.
22 February 2020 06:30 PM Until 09:00 PM
0The ROTC Appreciation Meeting will be held at Gold Tee at the Ft Bliss Golf Course. Join us to celebrate our JROTC participants.