Welcome to the
            Grand Strand Chapter of

              Military Officers Association of America


                                 Welcome  from Dave Townsend, Grand Strand Chapter President

Thank you for visiting our new website.  Our chapter is a welcoming and active organization with 145 members.  Membership is open to active duty, retired, and former commissioned officers and warrant officers of the uniformed services (Active, Reserve, National Guard, and State Guard):  Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  In general, we support veterans’ issues locally and nationally.  We provide leadership awards and college scholarships to deserving area high school cadets in JROTC units.  We attend and support numerous veteran activities in the Grand Strand area including the “Stand Down” for homeless veterans, May Military Appreciation Month events and Memorial Day parade.  We let our voice be known concerning legislative issues both at the state and national levels.

We normally have a dinner meeting ten months of the year (excluding July and August) at the Pine Lakes Country Club on the second Tuesday of the month.  You are invited to give us a try.  Call me at 843-907-1763 to make a reservation, and I hope to welcome you to our award-winning chapter,

Dave Townsend



                    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.  

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



September Dinner Meeting

Our September Dinner Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 11 September, 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 Col. Mike Turner, USAF, Vice President for Development, National MOAA speak to us. We also expect a large turnout  with South Carolina Chapter Officers and, hopefully, many prospective members from the Grand Strand area attending.

Here is a link to the Col.'s Bio:  Col. Mike Turner Bio.docx

You may register here on the Website under Upcoming Events, by responding to your Invitational email, to be sent in late August, or directly to John Bradley, mailto:jebradjr46@gmail.com or 727-771-3712.


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). 

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