This page contains additional information on activities of the Maryland Council
· Update on BRAC Activity: The Maryland Department of Transportation has a new electronic newsletter documenting recent transportation-related activity around the area military bases. Click here for the latest issue. (20 Nov 2011)
· The Montgomery Chapter has published a Legislative Flash Newsletter, with information of interest to MOAA members across the state. Please take a look at this important information. (11 July 2012)
· Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and the IRS warn of scam using fraudulent emails. (7 June 2012)
· Sign up for Email from Md Dept of Veterans Affairs
The Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs sends out e-mails on a weekly basis with information that is very helpful to Maryland veterans. Updates on benefits, job postings, and information about veteran related events are just a few examples of items that are sent out in their e-mails. If you would like to be added to their e-mail list, please click on the following link: , or call the Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs at 410-260-3838. You can also text MDVETERANS to 22828 to receive the updates on your phone. (2 May 2012)
· There are two web-based methods you can use to contact your State Legislators:
· The Maryland Legislature maintains a Web Site that you can use to contact your Senator or Delegate. To use it, visit http://mgaleg.maryland.gov/webmga/frmmain.aspx?pid=legisrpage&tab=subject6, and select the legislator’s name. If the legislator accepts e-mail (I hope most of them do today), you will see a link to Contact Online. Click on that link. Enter your identifying information, and type or paste the text into the Message box.
From time to time, we will suggest messages we would like Maryland members to send to Annapolis on upcoming bills of interest to all of us.
· The other method is to visit http://mdelect.net/. This site, run by the Maryland State Archives, allows you to enter your address (zip+4 will do), and it will tell you who your Federal and State legislators are. There are links to their web sites. Some have e-mail tools built in; others will link into Outlook, as above. (21 Jan 2013)
· Interested in meeting World War II Veterans? Check out the Honor Flight program.
· Want to meet combat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan? Visit Operation Welcome Home Maryland for details, then come out to BWI.
· Visit the TOPS Corner for Career Information.
· Read the 2010 Storming the Hill After Action Report.
· If you are an American Indian Veteran, or know one, please read this article about a tax rebate.
· Read about a University of Maryland scholarship for active service members and veterans.