Welcome to the
            Grand Strand Chapter of

              Military Officers Association of America


                           Welcome  from Randy Dymond, Grand Strand Chapter President

Thank you for visiting our website and checking us out.  The Grand Strand Chapter of MOAA is beginning its 60th year as a local veterans organization with national ties and I am proud and honored to serve as its new president.  Our chapter is an active one with 145 members whose primary mission is to assist and support local veterans who have served as well as young folks who are considering serving.  Our robust fundraising efforts throughout the year enable us to provide material and financial assistance to needy veterans as well as college scholarships to area JROTC cadets.

Our chapter generally holds dinner meetings on the second Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at the Pine Lakes Country Club in Myrtle Beach.  A line up of interesting speakers and honored guests is planned over the course of the year to make for a balanced program of events for our members, their spouses and prospective newcomers.  If you have any questions about our chapter or any of its programs, feel free to give me a call at 325-271-3069.

Randy Dymond



                    WHO ARE WE ?

We are one of 12 chapters in South Carolina welcoming all officers and their families to the Carolinas ...- Beautiful Places - Smiling Faces...
Please click on this link South Carolina MOAA Chapters to locate a chapter close to you.  


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.


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 and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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, John Bradley (CDR, USN, retired): 727-771-3712; or jebradjr46@gmail.com  .                     

Learn more

The Grand Strand Chapter was formed on January 13, 1960. 

Its membership consists of:

  • currently serving
  • former officers
  • retired officers
  • their survivors.

Monthly meetings

Members and their spouses are invited to the monthly membership meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at a local location.   As soon as the monthly meeting message is provided (via email), members are asked to RSVP via theREGISTER  button on the email or, if you prefer, to:

John Bradley: jebradjr46@gmail.com     Phone: 727-771-3712



February Dinner Meeting       

Our February Dinner Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 12 February, at the Pine Lakes Country Club  (located at 5603 Granddaddy Drive, in Myrtle Beach). The social hour begins at 1730 with dinner and the meeting at 1800. Dress is business casual;the cost will be $25.00/person.

We will be honored this month to have Dr. LaMesha Craft, Lecturer of Intelligence and National Security Studies, Coastal Carolina University as our featured speaker.

A link to Dr. Craft's biography is below: 

 Dr. Craft's Bio.docx

The Colors this evening will be presented by the Conway High School NJROTC directed by Cdr. Marc McDowell.

Please RSVP either on the Website, via the invitation message, or, if you prefer, directly to CDR John Bradley, USN, (Ret.): 727-771-3712; or jebradjr46@gmail.com . 

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

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