2021/23 WMMOA Season

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October Social Hour: ‘and there I was…really!

It had been a while since the Chapter scheduled a “there I was…really” open mike program, so we did just that for the October Social Hour.  Those with ‘courage’ got up and shared interesting and humorous tales from our careers.  There was a ‘Korean Theme’ initially as Gary Swartz and Tork Torkelson told of their experiences with their Korean Officer counterparts during Exercise Team Spirit.  Kay Deschamps shared her experiences as an Army Nurse and her early ‘leadership opportunity’ and Will Deschamps his VN tour experience with a Navy O-6 F-4 pilot and his aircraft while parked in the USMC hanger in Da Nang.  And Mike Schauf shared his initial encounter with the Navy as a B-52 pilot in SAC….seems the incident may have led to his eventual change of services and Navy career. It was a fun evening and one we will do again soon.


WMMOA has arranged for a private viewing on December 11 at 12:30 PM at the 501 Lounge.  That is the upstairs room of the Iron Horse Bar & Grill 501 North Higgins Avenue.  Two widescreen TVs.  An elevator is available. Pay as you go food and beverages and parking is reasonably convenient and it’s on Saturday, so there are no meters to feed. Let the board know you are coming so we have a head count for the servers. President Charlie @ colingermt@gmail.com!

2021/22 Calendar

Save the Date! May 22nd the return of the Annual WMMOA Banquet! 6pm with social hour starting at 5:30. Our Speaker will be UofM History Professor Mehrdad Kia presenting “Iran Past Present and Future”…Stay turned more information will follow

Our WMMOA Social Hour meetings are held on the first Friday of the month at 1830 at the Westside Bowling Lanes in Missoula.  We will have ”there I was’ presentations with hors ‘d’oeuvres/light dinner for $10. 

Friday November 12th Social Hour Presentation will be Cpt Char Gatlin USA “Duty with the Old Guard in DC”. Char may even show up in “period uniform” 🙂

Our WMMOA Luncheon meetings are held on the 3rd Friday of the month at 1130 at the DoubleTree Hotel in Missoula.  We will have formal presentations with a full lunch for $20.  Please note reservations are required as there may be limited seating (50 max).

Friday Nov 19th Luncheon Presentation will be from our friend and regular presenter Bob Seidenschwarz “More on Water, and Thoughts On the Afghanistan Exit”

Please Note:  Western Montana Military Officers Assoc. is open to all Active Duty, Reserve, Retired and Former members of the United States Military Services.  If you have questions or wish to make a reservation please contact  Cpt Charlie Olinger colingermt@gmail.com  or 406-240-6038