G. William Myers (Lt., Civil Engineer Corps, U.S. Navy, Former)

The Catalina Mountains Satellite Chapter (CMSC) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is ending its summer hiatus and will resume monthly meetings on Oct. 16, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. in the East Dining Room of the Bistro Restaurant located at the MountainView Clubhouse in SaddleBrooke. The East Dining Room entrance is in the left corner of the Bistro Restaurant as you enter it from the Lounge. In terms of food and beverages, attendees will be able to order lunch from the Bistro Restaurant menu.

What was it like to be a U.S. Army Huey (Bell UH-1 Iroquois) helicopter pilot in the middle of the Vietnam War? The Huey’s original designation was HU-1, which is how the name “Huey” was derived and was carried forward even after the official designation for the helicopter was changed.

CMSC members, potential members, and spouses are invited to the next CMSC meeting to hear Chief Warrant Officer 2 Robert Asbell tell us about his helicopter experiences. Bob received 23 Air medals, a Bronze Star with “V” Device, and a Purple Heart for his active-duty service from 1965 to 1968. Subsequently, Bob became a Bell Helicopter test pilot for four years.

An email will be sent to all CMSC members in advance of the October meeting with additional details about the meeting and how to indicate attendance.

Potential members interested in attending, contact membership chair Lt. (Junior Grade) David Bull by email at [email protected] or by phone at 520-825-0604.

The MOAA is a nonprofit veteran’s association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and preserving the earned entitlements of members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors.

The Catalina Mountains Satellite Chapter is part of the Tucson Chapter of MOAA, and encompasses northwest Tucson including Catalina, Oracle, parts of Oro Valley and Marana, SaddleBrooke, SaddleBrooke Ranch, and Sun City. For additional MOAA information contact Col. Bill Nagy at [email protected] or visit our website,