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MOWW LogoWelcome to our website for the General Hoyt S. Vandenberg Chapter 213 of The Military Order of the World Wars (MOWW). Spend some time here to learn a bit more of who we are and what we do.



We actively support our community and our citizens young and old. The Military Order of the World Wars is the oldest of Officer Veteran's groups with a proud history. We at the Vandenberg Chapter are attempting to become the best of the best among like type groups because we give back to the community at large and our veteran's in particular.




We are located on the California Central Coast in San Luis Obispo, (halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco on Highway 101..scroll down to see the map)





MOWW has a new website which, among many other things, includes a “Companions Only” section. This modern website offers new features, an improved organization, fillable forms where appropriate, and more information.





A very brief overview (and from the National MOWW site):

The Military Order is a patriotic nonpartisan tax exempt IRS 501c19 organization, which holds that it is “nobler to serve than to be served.” The Order was established in 1919 to promote the welfare of our Nation. Because it clearly is not a self-seeking organization, the Order is widely respected and listened to, throughout all branches of the Government and across the Country.


The Order provides an opportunity for Officers of all of the Federal Uniformed Services to unite in a strong program to promote National Security, Patriotism, Good Citizenship and Service to Country. The Order is comprised of over 131 Chapters across the nation. The Chapters hold regular meetings to hear important speakers on all issues, especially National Security and to plan and implement programs in support of the Order’s Preamble.


The Order sponsors ongoing programs by which you can help the Nation maintain a strong military posture. Over the years, our consistent, effective support has helped with significant legislative, personnel, and hardware improvements in our Nation’s National Security position.


The Military Order enables you to unite with thousands of other citizens and know that you will be heard on matters of National Security, law and order and other important issues. The Order presents its opinions to all branches of government...along with the facts and figures, resolutions, and important military expertise to strengthen our Nation at home and abroad.



       MOWW Preamble


To cherish the memories and associations of the World Wars waged for humanity;

To inculcate and stimulate love of our country and flag;

To promote and further patriotic education in our nation;

Ever to maintain law and order, and to defend the honor, integrity, and supremacy of our national government and the Constitution of the United States;

To foster fraternal relations among all branches of the armed forces;

To promote the cultivation of military, naval, and air science and the adoption of a consistent and suitable policy of national security for the United States of America;

To acquire and preserve records of individual services;

To encourage and assist in the holding of commemorations and the establishment of memorials of the World Wars; and

To transmit all these ideals to posterity; under God and for our country, we unite to establish… The Military Order of the World Wars.





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Last update: August 27, 2014