On September 12th, LTC Collins attended a ROTC Scholarship and Contracting Ceremony at Capital University. Seven Capital AROTC Cadets were awarded two, three or four year AROTC Scholarships. Five of these cadets were from Capital University, one was from Old Dominion University and one from Otterbein University. The Capital University AROTC Program comprises Cadets from eight Columbus Area Universities and Colleges. The total dollar amount awarded to these cadets exceeded $750,000, In addition to the AROTC Scholarship Awards representatives from each of the Cadet’s Universities presented checks to the Cadets to cover the cost of their Room and Board.
Following the Scholarship Awards Ceremony the Cadets took their Oath of Enlistment from LTC Jason Jajack, USA, PMS at Capital University. The Ceremony was well attended by family, friends and other Cadets.
On 25 September LTC Collins met with CAPTAIN Coffey, USN, OSU NROTC PNS, Commander Chrapkiewicz,, USN, OSU NROTC XO and Captain Sowder, USA, OSU AROTC XO to review our MOAA Central Ohio Chapter 501(c)(3) Application approval by the IRS. Once the approval was received MOAA COC established a separate MOAA COC Foundation and developed a Marketing Plan. With the MOAA Foundation and Marketing Plan now in place individuals and businesses can donate tax deductible funds to the MOAA Foundation for ROTC Scholarships for The Ohio State University and Capital University ROTC Cadets and Midshipmen as well as other MOAA Central Ohio Chapter Programs assisting our Veterans.
LTC Collins has also reviewed our MOAA COC 501(c)(3) Application approval with Colonel Cullen, USAF, OSU AFROTC PAS and LTC Toohey, USA, OSU AROTC PMS at The Ohio State University. LTC Collins will meet with LTC Jajack, USA, AROTC PMS at Capital University on 21 October. We are very excited about this opportunity to help deserving future “Leaders in Need” from The Ohio State University and Capital University with a ROTC Scholarship from our MOAA COC Foundation fundraising efforts. We are now accepting donations from our friends and businesses.
On 7 November The Ohio State University ROTC Detachments will conduct their annual “Rock Ceremony” honoring OSU Servicemen and Women who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The annual “Rock Ceremony” has been conducted each year since November 11, 1919 to honor fallen OSU war hero’s. The “Rock Ceremony” honors more than nine-hundred students and alumni of The Ohio State University who died in service to their country and the many thousands of The Ohio State University students and alumni who have served their country and those who are currently on active duty.
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I received the following thank you email from Capt Stewart USMC deployed in Iraq. “I wanted to let you know that I received your care packages. We really appreciate the coffee! Thank you for your support and patriotism. We are proud to be out here on behalf of Americans such as you. We appreciate you!”
One of the many items that are requested is coffee. Now that colder weather is approaching for them, the request is also for hot chocolate, instance oatmeal, and blankets. My good friend’s grandson is deploying to Iraq in two weeks. He had to supply his own blanket. I called Rep. Steve Stivers’ office to have them look into the situation of blankets for our troops. Capt Steward’s unit picture is below.
Veteran’s Day will soon be upon us. It is a humbling time for me to remember and salute those who chose and choose to defend our country. Over 1500 Vets come into our local VA every day. The need is great to also take care of them. I know MOAA members never stop serving. God bless them all.
Dorothy Williams, email@example.com