Montford Point Marine Association Quantico Chapter 32

Montford Point Marine Association Quantico Chapter 32 The MPMA Inc. is an affiliate member of the Marine Corps Veterans organizations. Twenty years following World War II, during August 1965, a reunion was organized by a group of enterprising Marine veterans and active duty Marines from Philadelphia.

The purpose was to renew old friendships and share experiences of former comrades who received recruit training at Montford Point Camp, Camp Lejeune, New River, N.C. This group, chaired by then Master Gunnery Sergeant, Brooks E. Gray, USMC, held a meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and formulated and developed plans for a National Reunion. The response was overwhelming and 400 Marines from all over the

The purpose was to renew old friendships and share experiences of former comrades who received recruit training at Montford Point Camp, Camp Lejeune, New River, N.C. This group, chaired by then Master Gunnery Sergeant, Brooks E. Gray, USMC, held a meeting in Philadelphia, Pa., and formulated and developed plans for a National Reunion. The response was overwhelming and 400 Marines from all over the

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Happy Thanksgiving!Since the earliest foundations of our great nation, Thanksgiving continues to serve as an opportunity...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

Since the earliest foundations of our great nation, Thanksgiving continues to serve as an opportunity for us to come together and give thanks for all that we have been given.

As we take the time to express our gratitude for what matters most to us, let us be thankful for living in a country that encourages freedom of thought uncensored expression, and the pursuit of happiness.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Since the earliest foundations of our great nation, Thanksgiving continues to serve as an opportunity for us to come together and give thanks for all that we have been given.

As we take the time to express our gratitude for what matters most to us, let us be thankful for living in a country that encourages freedom of thought uncensored expression, and the pursuit of happiness.

TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage for the next year. I...
11/12/2021

TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage for the next year.
In 2021, TRICARE Open Season begins November 8 and ends December 13. Any enrollment changes you make will go into effect on January 1, 2022. Open season applies to anyone enrolled in, or eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select.

If you’re eligible to participate in TRICARE Open Season, you have three options:
- Stay in your plan. If you want to stay in your current TRICARE health plan, you don’t have to re-enroll. You’ll continue in your current health plan through 2022 or as long as you’re eligible.
- Enroll in a plan. If you’re eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select but not enrolled, you can enroll in a plan now.
- Change plans. If you’re already enrolled in a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select, you can switch plans and switch between individual and family enrollment.

What Happens if I Don’t Take Any Action?
If you aren’t already in a plan and don’t enroll in a plan during open season, you’ll only be eligible for care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available.

Making Enrollment Changes Outside of Open Season
Outside of TRICARE Open Season, you can enroll in or change enrollment to TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select following a Qualifying Life Event (QLE).

A QLE is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty, which may mean different TRICARE health plans are available to you and your family members. A TRI- CARE QLE opens a 90-day period for you to make eligible enrollment changes. A QLE for one family member creates a chance for all eligible family members to
make enrollment changes.
To learn more, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

Outside of the Federal Benefits Open Season, you can only enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) or make changes to your existing FEDVIP plan if you experience a FEDVIP QLE. Remember, FEDVIP QLEs may be different from the TRICARE QLEs. To learn more, visit BENEFEDS.com.

TRICARE East
East: 1-800-444-5445

TRICARE West
West: 1-844-866-9378

TRICARE Overseas
International SOS (Overseas Contractor) Contact TRICARE Overseas Program (tricare-overseas.com)

TRICARE Open Season is the annual period when you can enroll in or change your health care coverage for the next year.
In 2021, TRICARE Open Season begins November 8 and ends December 13. Any enrollment changes you make will go into effect on January 1, 2022. Open season applies to anyone enrolled in, or eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select.

If you’re eligible to participate in TRICARE Open Season, you have three options:
- Stay in your plan. If you want to stay in your current TRICARE health plan, you don’t have to re-enroll. You’ll continue in your current health plan through 2022 or as long as you’re eligible.
- Enroll in a plan. If you’re eligible for a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select but not enrolled, you can enroll in a plan now.
- Change plans. If you’re already enrolled in a TRICARE Prime option or TRICARE Select, you can switch plans and switch between individual and family enrollment.

What Happens if I Don’t Take Any Action?
If you aren’t already in a plan and don’t enroll in a plan during open season, you’ll only be eligible for care at a military hospital or clinic if space is available.

Making Enrollment Changes Outside of Open Season
Outside of TRICARE Open Season, you can enroll in or change enrollment to TRICARE Prime or TRICARE Select following a Qualifying Life Event (QLE).

A QLE is a certain change in your life, such as marriage, birth of a child, or retirement from active duty, which may mean different TRICARE health plans are available to you and your family members. A TRI- CARE QLE opens a 90-day period for you to make eligible enrollment changes. A QLE for one family member creates a chance for all eligible family members to
make enrollment changes.
To learn more, visit www.tricare.mil/lifeevents.

Outside of the Federal Benefits Open Season, you can only enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) or make changes to your existing FEDVIP plan if you experience a FEDVIP QLE. Remember, FEDVIP QLEs may be different from the TRICARE QLEs. To learn more, visit BENEFEDS.com.

TRICARE East
East: 1-800-444-5445

TRICARE West
West: 1-844-866-9378

TRICARE Overseas
International SOS (Overseas Contractor) Contact TRICARE Overseas Program (tricare-overseas.com)

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors those who served...
11/11/2021

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors those who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; hostilities that formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

This is a day for remembering all those who have served our country.

A time to reflect on the blessing of our liberty and the sacrifices demanded to keep it.

A time to give special thanks to veterans like you.

Honoring You On Veterans Day

#VeteransDay #VeteransDay2021

Veterans Day is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors those who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; hostilities that formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect.

This is a day for remembering all those who have served our country.

A time to reflect on the blessing of our liberty and the sacrifices demanded to keep it.

A time to give special thanks to veterans like you.

Honoring You On Veterans Day

#VeteransDay #VeteransDay2021

10/30/2021

Northern Va. authorities on alert after learning of potential threat to shopping centers.

There is an increased their presence around shopping centers and other highly populated areas Friday after receiving word of an unspecified possible threat to those areas, several police departments said. Fairfax County Police Chief Kevin Davis disclosed the threat during a Friday news conference, but said he had no specifics of who or what was behind the threat, or any specific targets. Police officials in Prince William, Loudoun and Arlington counties and Alexandria City also said they had received nonspecific information about a threat, were increasing their vigilance and referred inquiries to the FBI.

Photos from Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I's post
10/02/2021

Photos from Marine Barracks Washington 8th & I's post

Photos from Montford Point Marine Association Quantico Chapter 32's post
09/22/2021

Photos from Montford Point Marine Association Quantico Chapter 32's post

Photos from Montford Point Marine Association Quantico Chapter 32's post
09/22/2021

Photos from Montford Point Marine Association Quantico Chapter 32's post

Happy Thanksgiving!Since the earliest foundations of our great nation, Thanksgiving continues to serve as an opportunity...
11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Since the earliest foundations of our great nation, Thanksgiving continues to serve as an opportunity for us to come together and give thanks for all that we have been given.

As we take the time to express our gratitude for what matters most to us, let us be thankful for living in a country that encourages freedom of thought uncensored expression, and the pursuit of happiness.

11/20/2020
montfordpointmarines.org

MPMA Veterans Affairs Update- November Release

https://montfordpointmarines.org/resources/MPM%20Veterans%20Affairs%20Update-%20November%20Release.pdf
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For more information concerning these, and other types of veteran services, contact our Veterans Affairs Officer: [email protected]

11/20/2020
KIRO 7 News

KIRO 7 News

This year, the CDC is recommending people do not travel for Thanksgiving. Here is a look at risk levels the CDC assigned some traditional gatherings.

Read more about the CDC's recommendations: https://bit.ly/32YEByH

11/19/2020

Good Afternoon, Chapter 32,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the meeting scheduled for this evening has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later time and date TBD. Sorry for any inconveniences.

Have a safe and pleasant week!

Semper Fi!

11/10/2020

Greetings Members and Friends,

Since 1775 we have answered the call in every clime and place where democracy and our Nation was threatened. This year we faced another threat (COVID-19) that forced us to change; our way of living, recruiting, training, and fighting. As the greatest force in the world we adapt and overcome obstacles committed to the mission as a force of readiness. This year we celebrate 245 years of our beloved Marine Corps' service to our Nation and Allies across the globe.

Today where ever you may be, pause to celebrate our birthday and remember our brothers and sisters that remain on the watch protecting our democracy and the freedoms others don’t enjoy.

Montford Point Marines today we also celebrate your 78th birthday within our Marine Corps. Without your commitment to join the Marine Corps in 1942 we would not be the Marine Corps or Association we are today. Today let us all reflect on what it truly means to be a MARINE!

Happy 245th Birthday Marines!

After all the cake has been cut and toasts have been made, let us not forget our Veterans and Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. It was established after November 11, 1918, when on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect. The date is generally regarded as "the war to end of all wars".

As Veterans of this Association, we must first thank our Montford Point Marines, without their service there would be no Association. “Thank You for Your Service Montford Point Marines”. As you wear your Marine Corps gear and are thanked on Veterans day or any day simply reply, “Thank you, you are worth it.”

Thank you all for your service and continued support of the mission of the National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc.

Semper Fidelis,
Carmen E. Cole
National President

Good Morning Chapter 32 and Happy 245th Birthday.  🎉Attached are the Birthday message from the Commandant as well as the...
11/10/2020
Commandant’s 245th Marine Corps Birthday Message

Good Morning Chapter 32 and Happy 245th Birthday.

🎉Attached are the Birthday message from the Commandant as well as the Zoom link to the virtual Birthday celebration that will stream live at 8PM.🎉

https://youtu.be/oAjz7U7uZPw

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4098801557?pwd=L212bXhpcUc0NEw3WjF2VHJXMndsdz09

Meeting ID: 409 880 1557
Passcode: 029976

Semper FI!

As the 245th Marine Corps birthday draws near, Gen. David H. Berger reminds us how the Corps' legacy lives on in every Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps video by St...

Commandant’s 245th Marine Corps Birthday Message
11/06/2020
Commandant’s 245th Marine Corps Birthday Message

Commandant’s 245th Marine Corps Birthday Message

As the 245th Marine Corps birthday draws near, Gen. David H. Berger reminds us how the Corps' legacy lives on in every Marine. (U.S. Marine Corps video by St...

Checklist: 12 Ways to Reduce Stress While Stuck at Home
10/29/2020
Checklist: 12 Ways to Reduce Stress While Stuck at Home

Checklist: 12 Ways to Reduce Stress While Stuck at Home

Whether you work from home, are recovering from an illness or surgery, or any other reason, if you are stuck at home you may find yourself feeling stressed and depressed.

09/12/2020

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Senate passed a sweeping police reform package on Thursday but did not pass a bill that would roll back qualified immunity for the police during a special session.
The Senate passed more than a dozen reforms with a vote along party lines that was 21-19. They included legislation to prohibit the use of chokeholds and no-knock search warrants, and to make it easier to decertify police officers for misconduct.
The bills passed included:
Prohibit no-knock warrants
Ban s*x with individuals arrested by law enforcement
Prohibit hiring of officers fired or resigned during the use of force investigations
Expands decertification procedure for law enforcement officers
Ban chokeholds and strangleholds
Require attempts at de-escalation prior to use of force
Require warnings before shots fired
Require law enforcement to exhaust all other means prior to using deadly force
Create a duty to intervene by fellow law enforcement officers
Prohibit shooting at moving motor vehicles
Require departments to create use of force continuum
Require comprehensive reporting by all law enforcement agencies including use of force data
Requires de-escalation training and standardizes minimum training
Eliminate increased law enforcement funding if the agency fails to obtain accreditation
“By making these changes to the Code of Virginia, by clarifying what is legal and what is not legal, we are taking qualified immunity out of the mix. Furthermore, this bill is going to make law enforcement safer and our police departments stronger. It’s going to go a long way towards professionalizing our police forces that are not accredited right now. That’s why law enforcement agencies support this bill. I am proud that we are taking this historical moment to effect some real, meaningful change,” said Sen. Scott Surovell.
According to Virginia Mercury reporter Ned Oliver, the vote for qualified immunity was 12-3 with Black lawmakers unsuccessfully pressing the mostly white committee to support the bill.
“It doesn’t matter how much you’ve accomplished in your lifetime. If you look like me, most of us are afraid of our police officers in our community,” said Sen. Louise Lucas.

09/11/2020
The White House

The White House

Next—a moment of silence at the White House in remembrance of those lost on 9/11.

2020 Temporary Deferral of Social Security (OASDI) TaxesIn order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Presi...
09/10/2020
Guidance issued to implement Presidential Memorandum deferring certain employee Social Security tax withholding | Internal Revenue Service

2020 Temporary Deferral of Social Security (OASDI) Taxes

In order to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic, a Presidential Memorandum was issued on August 8, 2020 and guidance followed by Internal Revenue Service on August 28, 2020, to temporarily defer Social Security (Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance) or "OASDI" tax withholdings.

Effective pay period ending September 12, 2020, DFAS will temporarily defer your 6.2% OASDI tax withholding if your wages, subject to OASDI* are less than $4,000 in any given pay period.

Key Facts:

- This change is effective through the end of the 2020 calendar year and only applies to your OASDI tax withholding.
- You are not eligible to opt-out of the deferral if your OASDI wages fall within the stated limits. The deferral will happen automatically.
- In accordance with current IRS guidance, collection of the deferred taxes will be taken from your wages between January 1 and April 30, 2021. At that time, OASDI withholding will resume at a rate of 6.2%, and deferred taxes from 2020 will be collected. Additional information on the collection process will be provided in the future.
- If you plan to separate, retire or transfer in 2020 before the OASDI tax can be collected in 2021, you are still responsible for the OASDI tax repayment.
- The deferral will not impact those employees in retirement plans not subject to Social Security withholding (i.e. CSRS).

As more information becomes available, it will be posted on:
https://www.dfas.mil/taxes/Social-Security-Deferral/

If you have questions on the temporary deferral of the 6.2% OASDI withholding:
- Visit the IRS page: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/guidance-issued-to-implement-presidential-memorandum-deferring-certain-employee-social-security-tax-withholding

For more information on financial readiness:
- Consult with an Employee Assistance Program financial counselor or seek assistance from a private financial advisor.

* Wages subject to OASDI: Gross wages less Federal Employees Health Benefits (FEHB), Dental, Vision, and Health/Flexible Spending Accounts (HSA/FSA).

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Delivered by Defense Finance and Accounting Service

IR-2020-195, August 28, 2020 — The Department of Treasury and IRS today issued guidance implementing the Presidential Memorandum issued on August 8, 2020, allowing employers to defer withholding and payment of the employee’s portion of the Social Security tax if the employee’s wages are below ...

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Since 1775, the United States Marine Corps has served our country in peace and war. Today, the Marine Corps still serves the nation as a force in readiness, prepared to serve whenever the nation calls. The Montford Point Marine Association (MPMA) is proud to be a thriving part of the "Marine Corps Family." On the 25th day of June 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order No. 8802 establishing the fair employment practice that began to erase discrimination in the Armed Forces. A board headed by Brigadier General Keller E. Rocher was organized to study the integration of African Americans being assigned to the Composite Defense Battalion, which included coastal artillery, antiaircraft, infantry and tanks.

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