Welcome to the                

Grand Strand Chapter

of the Military Officers Association of America


Welcome from Tony Prince, CAPT, USN (ret), President, Grand Strand Chapter of MOAA

Thank you for visiting our chapter website.  The Grand Strand Chapter of MOAA is in its 62nd year as a leading regional veterans support organization and I am honored to serve as its president.  Our chapter is an award winning group of 140 current and past military and uniformed service commissioned or warrant officers and spouses whose mission is to assist and support local veterans, families in need and students considering serving in the military.  Our fundraising and outreach efforts enable us to provide material and other assistance to needy veterans and scholarships to JROTC and ROTC cadets.  In addition, we work with other local, regional, state and national veteran support organizations to address the needs of struggling area veterans and their families.

Our chapter holds dinner meetings on the second Tuesday of each month (except July & August) at Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach.  Expert speakers and guests make for interesting social and educational programs for our members, their spouses and guests, and prospective members.  We also offer several special events and outreach efforts each year to raise funds and provide assistance to hundreds of needy veterans and their  families, plus  College ROTC and High School JROTC students.  Chapter members participate in meetings and events as they see fit and our leadership, experiences, resources and efforts go a long way to improving the lives of those we support.

If you have any questions about our chapter or any of its programs, text me at 703-304-7398.  Thank you.

Jim Albert, LtCol (ret), USAF

                                                 ABOUT US

The Grand Strand Chapter was formed on January 13, 1960 to support the needs of veterans and their families across Horry County, Georgetown County and the greater Northeastern region of South Carolina.  We are an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization. .Our chapter is one of 10 MOAA chapters in South Carolina welcoming all current, retired and past uniformed officers, surviving spouses of previous uniformed officers, and veteran families to the area.  Our members continue a lifetime of service and a brief summary of our most recent accomplishments can be found at the following link:   GS MOAA Chapter Accomplishments 2021_2022.pdf

Please click on this link South Carolina MOAA Chapters to locate a chapter near you and learn more about the South Carolina Council of MOAA Chapters.

Editorial Policy: This website and  “The Coastal Tide Newsletter" are published by the Grand Strand Chapter, which is an affiliate of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA). 

MOAA.org and its affiliated chapters and councils are nonpartisan, 501c(3) non-profit organizations. The National MOAA "Take Action" link is:  http://takeaction.moaa.org     

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                                        BECOME A MEMBER

MOAA Membership is open to active duty, retired, former officers, Reserve, National Guard, and warrant officers of the seven uniformed services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the newest service the United States Space Force.

Surviving Spouse memberships also are available.

If you are interested in joining please either click on the membership tab (on this site), or contact our Membership Chairman, Paul Williamson at: 

phone:  423-946-0105     

or email: thedude012000@yahoo.com

The Grand Strand Chapter, an Affiliate of National MOAA, is a 501(c)3 organization.

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

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