from the members of the Ozark Empire Military Officers Association of America
(OEMOAA). Our chapter was founded in 1967 and its mission is to
stimulate patriotism in our community and serve those who hold or have ever
held a warrant or commission in the seven uniformed services--Army, Marine Corps,
Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration--and their surviving spouses.
Our chapter proudly supports the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) at Missouri State University, several JROTC programs in area high schools, and the Veterans Home at Mount Vernon, Missouri. Special social and informational activities, including tours and OEMOAA nights at college and professional sporting events, are scheduled throughout the year to promote camaraderie and community involvement.
OEMOAA hosts a dinner meeting each month at Twin Oaks Country Club, which is located at 1020 E. Republic Road in Springfield. Meetings begin with social hours at 6:15 and dinners are followed with interesting and informative guest speakers.
Included on this website is our chapter's monthly newsletter. It is a timely source of information about events occuring within our chapter and issues of importance at the local and state levels. By visiting our newsletter page you can also view future meeting dates and announcements.
Eligibility for MOAA membership includes: active duty, former, retired, Reserve and National Guard commissioned and warrant officers and cadets and midshipmen of the uniformed services. Auxiliary membership is available for surviving spouses of eligible officers. If you live in the Springfield area and meet our membership criteria, we invite you to come to one of our monthly chapter meetings. Regardless of your branch of service, you can count on receiving a warm welcome.