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Personal Affairs Guide

This is the updated Personal Affairs/Survivors Guide you have been waiting for!

Hours of research by both Col Steve dePyssler, USAF (Ret), and CMSgt Herman Nock, USAF (Ret), of the Barksdale AFB Retiree Activities Office, have culminated in what is, arguably, the best product of it's kind to be found anywhere. The guide is provided in PDF format.

Honor & Respect for Old Glory

The flag should be displayed on all days, especially on the following dates.


1st New Year's Day
20th Inauguration Day
3rd Monday M.L.K Jr's Birthday


12th Lincoln's Birthday
3rd Monday Washington's Birthday


variable Easter


2nd Sunday Mother's Day
3rd Saturday Armed Forces Day
Last Monday Memorial Day
  [half staff 'til noon]


14th Flag Day
3rd Sunday Father's Day


4th Independence Day


1st Monday Labor Day
11th Patriot Day
17th Constitution Day


2nd Monday Columbus Day


11th Veterans Day
4th Thursday Thanksgiving Day


7th Pearl Harbor Day
25th Christmas Day

[and all other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States, the birthdays of States (date of admission) and on State holidays.]

Click here for detailed information on honoring the American flag.

Board Position Descriptions

Contact Us

Ark-La-Tex Chapter MOAA
PO Box 134
Barksdale AFB, LA

1.318.456.4480 [local]
1.866.544.2412 [toll free]

Officers, Directors and
other important numbers
can be found here.

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MOAA – One Organization for Every Officer, at Every Stage
This website is the online voice of the Ark-La-Tex Chapter of MOAA, headquartered at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana and is a supplement to our monthly newsletter, The Military Officer. Thank you for visiting.

The Military Officers Association of America is an association of officers, just like you. We understand the needs and concerns of officers and their families. We are here to help you meet those needs and life`s challenges along the way.
Year after year, MOAA successfully defends the interests of all military personnel, advances their cause within DoD and on Capital Hill, and provides a host of vital resources and benefits that serve the needs of officers and their families.

As the most powerful organization of its kind, only MOAA has the influence and expertise to make your voice heard and provide the services and resources you need to improve the quality of life for you and your family.

When you joined the military, you became part of something bigger. The bonds you forge stay with you throughout your life. The same is true with MOAA. When you become a member, you are joining a community of officers who share a sense of camaraderie and patriotism that lasts a lifetime.

The benefits of belonging to an organization that is fighting for your rights, helps to ease the transition to new careers, shields you from the rising costs of insurance, guides you through life’s challenges, keeps you informed, and makes higher education a reality.

Join the one military association that is with you every step of the way . . . serving your needs and fighting for your rights. Whether you are deployed overseas, making the transition to a second career or grappling with your retirement benefits, the Military Officers Association of America is on your side for life.

For 75 years, MOAA has been serving those who serve their country. With nearly 370,000 members from every branch of the service, including active duty, retirees, Guard and Reserve officers, and their families, we are proud to be the country’s largest and most influential officers association.

Pharmacy Formulary

Jan 2017 Barksdale AFB Formulary


In Memoriam Jan 2018

Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to the families of the following chapter members and surviving spouses who have passed to their eternal rest.


George Gray, COL, USA
Howard Harper, Lt Col, USAF
Gene A Kersten, Maj, USAF

Jan 23
Jan 14
Jan 27


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