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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.
The MOWW National website has many features including a “Companions Only” section. This website offers new features, fillable forms where appropriate, and much more information. www.moww.org
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.
To cherish the memories and associations of the World Wars waged for humanity;
February 19, 2015