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Marathon Jam 2018 May 19, 2018
Marathon Jam 2018

Marathon Jam 2018

May 19, 2018

* The third annual Marathon Jam was held on May 19, noon to midnight in the Ashe County Arts Council building.

* While pickin’ and grinnin,’ both awareness and funds were raised for military families by supporting the Fisher Houses at Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg.

* Each of the musicians who participated for all 12 hours of the jam - noon to midnight - were rewarded with the designation "Iron Picker." They include (pictured L to R, below right) Jonathan Phipps, Henry Doss, Catalina Burns, Henry Burns, Vance Archer, Chris Binkowski and Earl Inge.

* Several times during the day-long event, time was taken to honor the service of veterans and present them with a quilt made by the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild. Look at the thumbnails to the right to see many of the beautiful quilts that were used to wrap the veterans in it's warming support for their service and sacrifice.

Link: Click here to view pictures of the many veterans honored at the event:

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Marathon Jam 2018 Veterans May 19, 2018
Marathon Jam 2018 Veterans

Marathon Jam 2018 Veterans

May 19, 2018

* Shown in the photograph (right) as well as the thumbnails are several of the many veterans that were recognized on May 19th at the Marathon Jam and wrapped in the healing warmth of a quilt made by the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

* The New River Chapter and the Ashe County Piecemakers Quilt Guild were especially honored to make a presentation of one of the quilts to Tina Palmer (shown below right), mother of Ashe County veteran Sgt. Dillon Baldridge, who was killed in Afghanistan and whose memorial service was attended by hundreds of Ashe Countians when held in 2017.

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MOAA UPDATES ON THE 2016 NDAA May 20, 2016

MOAA UPDATES ON THE 2016 NDAA

May 20, 2016

* Two recent posts on the MOAA website provide important information on veteran benefits in the proposed 2016 NDAA.

- Featured Legislative Alert.

- Lt Gen Dana Atkins, MOAA President discusses the Association's take on the changes in a YouTube video

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Storming the Hill

April 13, 2016

Two principal issues that were addressed during MOAA's annual Storming the Hill dealt with TRICARE and SBP/DIC.

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Letters to Congress March 25, 2016

Letters to Congress

March 25, 2016

* Do the postcards and letters you submit to Congress from MOAA's Legislative Alerts on their website make a difference??

* Read the below, downloadable file on the MOAA web to learn more about the importance of everyone's participation in communicating with the Congress on matters regarding efforts to protect the earned entitlements of all military - active, retired, survivors and Guard and Reserve.

* Not already subscribed to MOAA's Legislative Alerts? Click here.

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Engage 4th Branch New Government and Veterans Resource to Contact Our NC Legislators

Engage 4th Branch

New Government and Veterans Resource to Contact Our NC Legislators

* Click here to open the NCCOC website to learn about the new resource and register.

- Thank you for your interest and participation in this new and valuable way to keep our state legislators up to speed with issues of concern to all military, active and retired.

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Town Hall Meeting...Rep. Jonathan Jordan and Challenger Ms. Sue Counts September 16, 2014
Town Hall Meeting...Rep. Jonathan Jordan and Challenger Ms. Sue Counts

Town Hall Meeting...Rep. Jonathan Jordan and Challenger Ms. Sue Counts

September 16, 2014

* The New River Chapter revived their highly successful interest in Ashe County politics by holding a Town Hall meeting, akin to the debate we sponsored in 2010.

* Pictured right are New River Chapter 1st VP Charles Knapp, Sue Counts, Moderator Ron Fitzwater and State Representative Jonathan Jordan.

* The meeting was held at the Ashe County Courthouse and was a huge success for informing the voters of Ashe County in advance of the forthcoming November election.

Link: Click here to read an article on the meeting posted in the Watauga Democrat...

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