MOAA Meeting Notice

Col. Bill Nagy presents a certificate of appreciation and MOAA Challenge Coin to CW2 Robert Asbell

G. William Myers

The Catalina Mountain Satellite Chapter (CMSC) of the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) held a meeting on Saturday, Oct. 16. The meeting began with a short business session presided over by Col. Bill Nagy, president, during which members were updated on the chapter’s current and future activities.

Speaking to the group during this meeting was Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CW2) Robert Asbell, a retired Vietnam Army veteran. He described his Vietnam War experience while piloting Huey Helicopters, including Vietnam maps and many dramatic photographs of the action. 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.

The most recent CMSC meeting was held on Saturday, Nov. 20. Our presenter was Chief Master Sergeant Randy Wright, U.S. Air Force (Retired). CMSgt. Wright made an unclassified presentation of the Air Force’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Systems (aka Drones), particularly the Reaper MQ-9 UAV. Randy discussed the importance of UAVs in his current position as an aviation enforcement agent with Customs and Border Protection for the Department of Homeland Security.

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