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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)

 

 

 

WHY SHOULD I JOIN THE MILITARY ORDER OF THE WORLD WARS, THE VANDENBERG CHAPTER, SAN LUIS OBISPO,CA?  Past Commander Dick Hathcock has some thoughts....click here.

 

 

MOWW National has an updated 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. www.moww.org

 

 

ABOUT THE MOWW

 

The Military Order of the World Wars’ (MOWW) founding resulted from General of the Armies John J. Pershing’s request that his officers continue serving America after their active military service ended following World War I.  Since MOWW was established in 1919, MOWW members ("Companions") have lived by the Military Order's motto, “It is nobler to serve than to be served.”

 

MOWW serves America’s youth by hosting Youth Leadership Conference (YLC) programs throughout the United States, at no cost to high school students attending. These students receive patriotic education on leadership in a free society, free enterprise system concepts, principles of democracy, the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and civic responsibilities associated with preserving American rights and freedoms. Students also develop speaking, writing and leadership skills which help them be better citizens and future leaders.  MOWW’s YLC Curriculum is annually accredited by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

 

MOWW also sponsors awards programs for Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) and Junior ROTC cadets (JROTC), the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the Girl Scouts of the USA (GS-USA).  Additionally, MOWW formally honors those who excel in the national security, homeland security, and law and order arenas.  Finally, MOWW hosts “Massing of Colors” ceremonies in conjunction with FlagDay, the Fourth of July, Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

 

The Military Order is a patriotic nonpartisan tax exempt IRS 501c19 organization.  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 is comprised of over 131 Chapters across the nation.

 

 

       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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November 20, 2014

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