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The Personal Affairs Committee was established in December, 2003, to provide assistance in all matters concerning the benefits and entitlements as well as restrictions and obligations which relate to their status as members, retirees, dependents, and survivors of the Uniformed Services of the United States.
 

The Committee is organized as follows: 
 

Chairman
CAPT Ben Cole USNR (Ret)


(972) 717-3861

Social Security 

(972) 717-3861

VA Systems/Death Benefits
CAPT Ben Cole USNR (Ret)
 


(972) 717-3861
 

ID Cards
CAPT Ben Cole USNR (Ret)


(972) 717-3861
 

Grief Counseling

 

COL Ralph Smith AUS (Ret)

(972) 255-4537

COL Lyle Metzler USA (Ret)

(972) 772-5459

CAPT Ben Cole USNR (Ret)

(972) 717-3861


Medicare/Local Medical Facilities

LTC Ed Tatge USA (Ret)
 

(972) 596-1546

VA Cemetery
CAPT Ben Cole USNR (Ret)


(972) 717-3861

SBP
CAPT Ben Cole USNR (Ret)
 

(972) 717-3861

Tricare/TEL
CAPT Ben Cole USNR (Ret)
 


(972) 717-3861

Survivors Assistance

Open

Recent Widows
Marie Myler, Auxiliary


(972) 231-9573


Legal

COL David C. Briggs USA (Ret)
 


(214) 343-9424

Navy
CAPT Ben Cole USNR (Ret)


(972) 717-3861



The Legislative Affairs Committee makes the Chapter’s voices heard in Dallas, Austin, and Washington, D.C.

Committee Members
Chair
 James Brown, LTC USAFR Retired
 Jimbrown510@sbcglobal.net

Congressional Visits
 James Brown, LTC USAFR Retired
 Jimbrown510@sbcglobal.net
Postcards
Open
Email Alerts
Sharon Hill, Auxiliary
moaagdc@yahoo.com

The Chapter considers its legislative activities to be one of its most important functions. The Chapter participates in MOAA’s support of Congressional legislation important to active duty and reserve component service personnel, retirees, veterans, and their families and survivors. This is accomplished by “grass roots” communications by members with their Congressional legislators through emails and postcards and by visits to the local offices of such legislators by the Legislative Affairs Committee and Chapter members. Members are encouraged to join these visits to their respective legislators. The Legislative Affairs Committee also similarly supports the activities of the Texas Council of Chapters, MOAA, to achieve the passage of similar legislation by the Texas Legislature.

The Chapter considers its legislative activities to be one of its most important functions.  The Chapter participates in MOAA’s support of Congressional legislation important to active duty and reserve component service personnel, retirees, veterans, and their families and survivors.  This is accomplished by “grass roots” communications by members with their Congressional legislators through emails and postcards and by visits to the local offices of such legislators by the Legislative Affairs Committee and Chapter members.  Members are encouraged to join these visits to their respective legislators.  The Legislative Affairs Committee also similarly supports the activities of the Texas Council of Chapters, MOAA, to achieve the passage of similar legislation by the Texas Legislature.
 

Shut-in Calls/Visits

Dottie Alder
dottiealder@aol.com (972) 412-3940

Beverly Thompson
bevarttalk@aol.com (972) 617-0858

Dallas Veteran's Day Parade

The Greater Dallas Chapter participates in the annual Veteran's Day Parade held downtown Dallas and is one of it sponsors

Updating Military IDs

Mail

Military Retirees who are home bound or have difficulty traveling may renew a military ID card by mail through the JRB, Naval Air Station, (Carswell) Ft. Worth, TX. 

The person must provide: 
(1) a Doctor’s letter stating the difficulty of travel or homebound status. 
(2) A notarized 5 x 7 or 8 x 10 photo from the shoulders up of the person.
(3) Statement of current height and weight and clear return address, so that the ID card section can make certain the new card will be sent to the right person. 
(4) The old ID card.

Place all items in an envelope and mail to: 

JRB, Naval Air Station
1304 Military Parkway
Ft. Worth, TX  76127
Attn:  ID Office

(Some form of confirmation or sending certified may be advisable)

Online Reservations ID Card—NAS JRB Fort Worth.

You can now reserve an appointment time to renew your ID Card online.
 

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