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MOAA Stories

We are collecting stories about members of the Military Officers Association of Sarasota and other veterans. If you would like to have your story published on our MOAA Blog email your story to:

Your story can be short, or long. They can cover your entire life, career, or just an interesting event. Pictures are worth a thousand words. You can write the story for a relative, friend, or ancestor. You can add to your story. And spouses are encouraged to write their story. We look forward to publishing your story on the blog.

There is a link on our blog to the stories:-

Look for our MOAA Emblem.

The stories will be on


Take a look at the stories to see 
what people have already written.

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Memorial Day Parade May 29, 2017

MOAA members in the Memorial Day Parade on Main Street in Sarasota passing out care packages to be sent to the troops in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Memorial Day - Handing Out Care Package Boxes

MOAA will be handing out Care Package Boxes during the Memorial Day Parade on Main Street in downtown Sarasota. Join us if you can. Details in the Breeze on

Memorial Day





DFAS Address Changge

Attention all retirees and annuitants,

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service's addresses changed effective May 1, 2017.  The old addresses are being discontinued and will be replaced by addresses in Indianapolis.  The new addresses are:

Retired Pay:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service
U.S. Military Retired Pay
8899 E 56th Street
Indianapolis IN 46249-1200

Annuitant Pay:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service
U.S. Military Annuitant Pay
8899 E 56th Street
Indianapolis IN 46249-1300

The old PO Boxes in London KY will remain open and all mail will be forwarded to the new address for one year.  However, sending mail to the old address will add three to five days to the normal processing time.

The telephone and fax numbers are not changing.

Please copy and paste the following web address into your web browser for additional contact information:

Retired Pay

May 2017 Breeze

Dear Member

Attached below is the May 2017 issue of the MOAS monthly newsletter, The Sarasota Breeze, as well as a separate Reservation Form for you to use when making your reservation for the May Luncheon on May 19th at Michael’s on East.  Our May Luncheon program will feature Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight.  

The luncheon is our Scholarship Awards luncheon and MOAS (Sarasota Military Officers Scholarship Fund) will be awarding scholarships to 10 outstanding graduating high school seniors who are going on to continue their education at colleges around the country. 

As we have in the past, MOAS will be hosting the scholarship winners and their parents at the May luncheon and we request you be generous in supporting this luncheon by paying for a student/parent luncheon when making your reservation.  Thank you-----Please make your reservations early.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the luncheon.  Its always great to meet these young folks who are the future!!!

Ron and Linda Wozniak are revitalizing the YAHOO program as you can see in the Breeze.  Please review the upcoming YAHOO events, and join us for a good time.  Also please consider volunteering to coordinate some of the upcoming YAHOO events.

As usual, we hope you enjoy this issue—and ask that you let us know if you have any suggestions for future issues.
Thank you

Len Friedlander, Editor

Click to Read the Breeze

Click to Read the Luncheon Reservation Form

As noted last month, Michaels on East has raised their luncheon price - and as a result the luncheon price is now $28.00 per person.

Luncheon reservations are now being coordinated and administered by Valerie McCarthy.  Please note the new address and contact information when making your reservations. 

Valerie McCarthy
7429 Starfish Drive
Sarasota FL 34231