Lowcountry Chapter of MOAA donates to local veterans charity

The Lowcountry Chapter, Military Officers Association of America visited Operation Patriots Forward Operating Base (OPFOB) in Ridgeland, on Feb. 8 and presented a donation of $1,000 to assist in the mission of creating empowering peer-to-peer experiences for combat veterans. OPFOB works from a 268-acre facility where combat veterans can enjoy positive outdoor experiences with fellow veterans.The donation came from the proceeds of MOAA’s first annual golf tournament, held in May, 2021 at the Legends Golf Course on Parris Island. Pictured are, from left, Annette Petit; Bill Skipper; Rich Baker; Caroline Fermin; Fred Channels, President, Low Country Chapter, Military Officers Association of America; JR Brown, Founder/CEO OPFOB; Stephanie Brown; Frank Gibson; Bill Weaver; Mike Akey. Photo submitted by James D. Weiskopf, Lowcountry Chapter, MOAA.

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