About Ozark Empire Chapter of MOAA
Welcome 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 Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC) programs at Missouri State University, Missouri Science and Technology, and the Gold Program at the College of the Ozarks. We also support Junior ROTC programs at 12 high schools in the Springfield area, Branson and Waynesville. Special social and informational activities, including tours and OEMOAA nights at sporting events, are scheduled throughout the year to promote camaraderie and community involvement.
Our current charity outreach is focused on supporting Honor Flight of the Ozarks. Funds raised through contributions and our 50/50 drawings enable us to assist Honor Flight in flying veterans to Washington, D.C. where they visit their Service Memorial and other treasured National sites. Join us in welcoming them home after every flight at Springfield-Branson National Airport.
Eligibility for National MOAA and OEMOAA membership includes: active duty, former, retired, Reserve and National Guard, commissioned, warrant officers, cadets and midshipmen of the uniformed services. Auxiliary membership is also 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.
MOAA and the OEMOAA branch are independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organizations.
OEMOAA Chapter hosts a dinner meeting each month, except July and August, at Twin Oaks Country Club located at 1020 E. Republic Rd. in Springfield. Meetings begin with social time at 1815 with dinner at 1900. Dinners are followed by interesting and informative guest speakers.