Non Commissioned Officers Association of the United States of America
Central Valley Chapter #1551 P. O. Box 642 North Highlands, CA 95660 Tel (916) 362-9746
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The NCOA Central Valley Chapter #1551 and Spirit of Sacramento Auxiliary Chapter #270 are made up of Active Duty, Retired, Veteran enlisted members of all branches of service, including the Guard and Reserve components and civilian friends of the military. Our Chapters are designed to assist both military and non-military residents of the greater Sacramento, CA area. We are always in search of new members and volunteers, if you are interested in joining, please contact us. Our meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at 19:00 hrs.
We meet at the VFW Post 4647, 3300 U. Street in Antelope, California.
All are welcome to come.
2018-2019 JROTC AWARDS
The Central Valley Chapter is pleased to announce the recipients of their 2018-2019 Junior ROTC scholarship program. They are:
Mary Klaire A. Jamandre, Stanton, California
Angel Newcombe, Mexico, New York
Quinn Matthew Noel, Coventry, Rhode Island
Jennifer Olivieri-Knox, Pueblo, Colorado
Maria Roxana Ostorga, Houston, Texas
Camille Reeves-Ahenkoran, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Karen Nayeli Sanchez, Sedalia, Missouri
Miranda Wachtler, Pflugerville, Texas
Ethan White, Cocoa, Florida
Each recipient received a check for $500 to assist in furthering their education goals. Congratulations to all recipients!
At our 3 July General Membership meeting, Executive Director Tom Jones provided an update as to the direction of the museum. There are many interesting upcoming events scheduled. Click here to see the latest information.
Scott Raab, Director of Outreach for Move America Forward was the guest speaker at our June meeting. Move America Forward (MAF) is a nonprofit military charity based in Sacramento, California and the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troop organization dedicated to supporting the brave men and women of our Armed Forces. Our principal mission today is to provide care packages and letters from grateful Americans to the troops deployed in combat areas around the world.
While there are many admirable groups supporting our veterans, we are one of the few organizations left supporting active duty troops deployed to the front lines of Afghanistan, Iraq, and other areas around the world where our troops are in harm’s way.
MAF began by providing general troop support and educating the American public on the good works of our military men and women in combat areas in the Middle East. We employed television, radio, social media and the internet to reach out to Americans, so they would support and defend our troops when they were unfairly criticized or attacked. We further engaged people in supporting troops by conducting national bus tours with public rallies throughout the country. We led delegations to Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, taking Gold Star Parents to Iraq, working with military servicemen and women, pro troop companies, service organizations, and many other supporters from across the nation to benefit our troops.
We early on recognized that our troops in harm’s way needed to hear directly from American citizens affirming their support and providing some comforts from home. We differ from other pro-military organizations by making sure that our care packages are individually addressed to military personnel in combat areas. Each package includes a note from the package sponsor that indicates their support and gratitude for the sacrifices being made to protect our freedom. Our mission is to provide year-round military care packages that are full of the most requested items and the taste of home to our heroes.
Move America Forward has sent over 388 tons of care packages to deployed troops.
MAF is supported by hundreds of thousands of pro-troop activists, veterans, and military families all across the nation who share in our unwavering support of the military men and women who are on the front lines of protecting our country. We work with other non-profits, military service organizations, corporate sponsors, community networks and private citizens to support our military.
It is our strong belief that American citizens must be enlisted in the effort to let our troops know that they are in our hearts and prayers and that we will defend their service and honor them here on the home front while they protect America on the front lines overseas.