Alexandria, Va.  — Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) announced the start-up of a new nonprofit subsidiary membership organization, Voices for America’s Troops (Voices), on Nov. 1, 2010.

Voices is an opportunity for the general public to join an organization that supports a strong national defense and advocates for keeping our nation’s commitment to the dedicated personnel who serve now and have served our nation in military uniform. 

This advocacy involves ensuring adequate resources to operate our military, including proper sizing of the armed forces, care for wounded warriors, finding jobs for veterans, improving family programs, high quality training and leadership, and quality benefits for military personnel, veterans, and their families.  Voices members will have the opportunity to learn about these areas and express their opinions on these subjects to key government leaders. 

 “We are convinced that there are tens of thousands of citizens who care about our service- members, retirees, veterans, and their families and survivors and want to get involved legislatively as advocates on the many issues that make up a strong defense,” says MOAA president Vice Adm. Norb Ryan Jr., USN-Ret.  

Individuals may join Voices for a $15 annual membership by calling 1-877-775-6001 from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET.  For more information, go to  

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About MOAA: 

MOAA is the nation’s largest and most influential association of active duty, National Guard, Reserve, retired, and former military officers and their families and survivors. It is an independent, nonprofit, and politically nonpartisan organization with more than 370,000 members from every branch of service. MOAA promotes a strong national defense by advocating equitable treatment of those who serve and have served their country in uniform. Membership in MOAA is open to anyone who holds or has held a federal commission as a military officer or uniformed member of the U.S. Public Health Service or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  For more information, visit