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Grand Strand Chapter



Support of Area Service Members, Veterans and their Families 

The GRAND STRAND CHAPTER is proud to support the Myrtle Beach Community in a number of different ways.  Some of the initiatives we are involved in are:

  • Myrtle Beach Veterans Stand Down 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019.
  • Veterans Welcome Home Resource Center
  • Operation Welcome Home
  • Gold Star and Blue Star Mothers
  • ROTC Gold Bar Program 
  • Jr. ROTC scholarship Awards
  • Military Appreciation Days
  • Annual Toys For Tots Campaign
  • Wreaths Across America

Thank you to all our members for giving freely of their time and talent in supporting these initiatives.


The Reserve Officers Training Corps program at Coastal is one of the many activities in which Grand Strand Chapter members participate.

Click on this link for more information regarding the ROTC program at Costal Carolina University ROTC Chanticleer Company

Traditionally the president of the Grand Strand Chapter, presents Gold Bars to the new Army officers from the ROTC program at CCU at the annual April recognition dinner. 




 Myrtle Beach Honors Veterans

Mark Kruea, MB Public Information Director (Honorary GS MOAA member), and Chairman of the MB Military Appreciation Committee, served as the MC at the annual Veterans Day ceremony at the Convention Center, on November 11, 2017.   Roger Pilcher, USMC, LTC (retired), Past  Chapter President, and Military Appreciation Committee member, presented the Welcoming remarks on behalf of the Committee.

In recognition of LTC Pilcher’s numerous contributions to the Committee and to this annual event, Mr. Kruea presented LTC Pilcher with a Myrtle Beach City coin.  President Townsend and other Grand Strand MOAA members attended the ceremony.






MOAA Grand Strand Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Mailing Address:  Grand Strand Chapter MOAA,  P.O. Box 15842,  Surfside Beach, SC. 29587

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