​     If you are an Anderson/Clemson SC area resident and an active duty officer, retired officer, former officer, and whether of the Regular, Reserve or National Guard, you and your family will benefit from being a member of MOAA and our Chapter.   Read below to see why.


    MOAA  (Military Officers Association of America) is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. It is an independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization that advocates for a strong Defense capability and for preserving and enhancing the benefits military members, past and present, have earned.  OUR CHAPTER, among other efforts, helps represent, on a politically nonpartisan basis, your interests to our South Carolina and National Legislatures and other elected leaders.  MOAA itself offers  a wide range of useful financial and insurance products ​that are cost competitive, member oriented, and exclusive to MOAA membership. Whatever the stage of your career, your MOAA membership delivers benefits geared specifically to you - and your family.  

     We strive to keep our members informed about national and local South Carolina legislative policies that affect their daily lives AND inform them about National Security issues.  We invite speakers to our meetings who contribute to that effort, and we also often have as speakers prominent members of the community, especially those who are influential in the civic life of Anderson City and Anderson  County, and influential in South Carolina state issues affecting military people, especially the retired.  


​      Our next Meeting is Thursday, 19 March 2020.   Meetings are held the third Thursday of every other month, starting in January each year and are usually dinner-time meetings with spouses or other guests welcomed.  Normally we alternate between an Anderson City and Clemson location.  Our last meeting was LUNCH at the Anderson County Museum. The program was presented by the Museum Director, Beverly Childs and staff, on the status of the upcoming exhibit “Andersonians in War”.  This is of interest to all Andersonians but particularly to all county veterans. The early renderings of the project are impressive and will make us all proud of this tribute to our county forefathers and current veterans and the County’s military history and achievements.   



* South Carolina Council of Chapters


* SC Upstate JR ROTC Drill Meet

* Military 'Stand Down' for Local Veterans

* Anderson County Veterans Association (ACVA)

      Anderson City Veterans Day Parade

      Memorial Day Program at the Anderson County VA Monument

​* Design and Construction of Carillon Tower/Monument at our local Veterans' Cemetery

​* Support for Clemson Univ's Military and Veteran Engagement Program



        We are an active member of the MOAA South Carolina Council of Chapters. The Council supports the activities of the 12 MOAA Chapters in SC. Two current members of the Chapter have served as Council President. The Piedmont Chapter supports seven (7) high school Junior ROTC units and two (2) university ROTC units within its membership area.  Each year the Chapter awards the MOAA Medal and Certificate to deserving cadets during their School's annual award ceremonies. Each year it helps sponsor the annual South Carolina Upstate  JROTC Drill Meet held in Anderson at the local Civic Center.  

       The Chapter supports the annual Spartanburg"Military Stand Down" program for Veterans, by supplying transportation for homeless veterans in Anderson to attend this event.  We are also a member of the Anderson County Veterans Association (ACVA) which sponsors an annual Memorial Day Program at the Anderson County Veterans' Monument, and our chapter also supports the city of Anderson Veterans' Day Parade.
       Our Piedmont Chapter, along with the ACVA, was a major player in the original idea, design, and financing plans for the 10 year, $100,000 project to build the Carillon Tower/Monument. The Carillon Tower is centrally located on the grounds of the M.J. "Dolly" Cooper Veterans' Cemetery in Anderson. The Carillon plays Westminster Chimes and bugle calls as appropriate in honor and memory of the South Carolina veterans and spouses interred there. Most recently we provide monetary support to the Clemson University Military and Veteran Engagement Program.

       For more information about our activities, along with pictures to illustrate them, click the link below.

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​​Piedmont South Carolina Chapter Mission, Activities and Events

Piedmont South Carolina Chapter