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  • Entering our Second Century of "Serving Youth, Community and Nation."


    The Greater El Paso Chapter is raising money to support its Scouting, ROTC/NROTC, and Patriotic Education programs. Our goal is $5,000!! Please help us support the youth of El Paso by donating at:

    Our Square Fundraiser

    or you can mail your check to: MOWW Fund Raiser, PO Box 640475, El Paso TX 79904



    September 2021


    I hope that this newsletter finds all companions in a healthy state as we continue to conduct our business in a hybrid mode.  Our August luncheon consisted of installing our new staff for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, as well as honoring the tremendous work done by companions in the previous year.

    Paula Mitchell attended the national convention along with her son Daniel, and represented our chapter.  The convention, this past August, was held in Michigan.  She was honored there for her several years as a VCINC.  The chapter honored her and her son with Certificates of Appreciation.  Daniel has attended several conventions and represented our chapter very well.

    LTC Rich Moore was a awarded a National Citation by the region commander for his work with the ROTC Roundtable held during the year.  I awarded Lt. Col. Buck Hamilton, a National Citation, for his work with setting up the first hybrid meetings, the first in the region.  CPT David Thackston and HPM Laura Beltran, each received an oak leaf cluster for their work with Patriotic Education, parades, Boyscouts, massing of the colors, and serving as staff officers.

    Cpt. Bob Melson was awarded a silver Patrick Henry award for his work with ROTC, publicity, and serving as the chapter treasurer.

    Congratulations all of you for your continued success and your cooperation!

    The new staff installed included:  LTC Rich Moore, 1st Vice, LtCol Buck Hamilton, Adjutant, CPT. Bob Melson, 2nd Vice, and treasurer, HPM Laura Beltran, Chaplain, Companion Kevin Lassiter, Marshall and LTC Jesus Beltran, Commander.  Thank you all again for stepping up and continuing with the mission and goals of the MOWW.

    In other news, we have recruited two new members.  David Thackston recruited Major Jerome Thilgman and I recruited CPT Obed Soto.  We should be installing them in the September Luncheon.  I also have several other leads that I’m following up on and have confidence that I will be recruiting at least two more.  Hopefully so.

    Please join us in September at our hybrid meeting for the next chapter meeting.  We look forward to working with you and our many planned activities.

    Until next time.


    Jesus Beltran, LTC (Ret) USAR

    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

    • 18 September 2021 05:30 PM Until 07:30 PM
      This month's luncheon will honor 2020 and 2021 Citizens of the Year. Please join us for lunch at Applebee's Grill and Bar if you are able or join us on Zoom at 1200 for the meeting
    • 12 October 2021 01:00 AM Until 02:30 AM
      Staff virtual meeting. Companions who wish to participate are also welcome.
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