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NOAA is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. It plays several distinct roles within the Department of Commerce.

NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations

NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations operates a wide variety of specialized aircraft and ships to complete NOAA’s environmental and scientific missions.

NOAA Commissioned Corps

The NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps is one of the seven uniformed services of the United States. The service, consisting of approximately 300 commissioned officers, is an integral part of NOAA, an agency of the Department of Commerce.

NOAA People Locator — A NOAA Employee Directory!

Military Officers Association of America

One Powerful Voice … Speaking for a Strong National Defense

  • Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is the nation’s largest and most influential association of military officers.
  • We are independent, nonprofit, and politically nonpartisan.
  • Our members come from every branch of service and include active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, and former officers and their families.\We represent the interests of military officers at every stage of their careers, and we provide our members expert advice and guidance.

MOAA Scholarship Program

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is offering the Base/Post Scholarships once again this year. The MOAA program provides grants of $1000 each to twenty-five dependent children of our United States Uniformed Services. Scholarship winners will be randomly selected from among applicants, with representation given to each of the uniformed services. Applications can only be made online. Go to MOAA Educational Assistance to view all the MOAA scholarship information, instructions, and multi-program application.

National ACO Scholarships, Inc.

The Board of Directors of National ACO Scholarships, Inc. issues an annual call to all interested eligible students to submit applications for scholarship grants. You may download the application form here: ACO Scholarship Application (640 downloads) , or request one by mail from:

National ACO Scholarships, Inc.

P.O. Box 13083

Silver Spring, Maryland 20911-3083


  • President: CAPT Don Spillman, NOAA (Ret)
  • Vice President: CDR Paul E. Pegnato, NOAA (Ret)
  • Secretary/Treasurer: CAPT David Peterson, NOAA (Ret)


National Military Family Association

The Voice For Military Families

NMFA’s Primary Goals:

  • To educate military families concerning their rights, benefits and services available to them and to inform them regarding the issues that affect their lives and….
  • To promote and protect the interests of military families by influencing the development and implementation of legislation and policies affecting them.

NMFA Issue Specialist: Melissa Ramos

Military Spouses: NMFA Scholarships are for You!

The National Military Family Association is now accepting applications for the NMFA Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarship Program. Any uniformed service spouse—active, retired, National Guard, Reserve or survivor—studying toward professional certification or attending post-secondary or graduate school is encouraged to apply. Scholarships are normally in the amount of $1,000, and the number awarded each year varies depending on funding. Scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, and school room and board.

Scholarship selection is based on completion of some survey questions that will help NMFA advocate for education changes on your behalf, short-answer questions, and an essay question.

Applications can be found at

Reserve Officers’ Association

The Reserve Officers’ Association (ROA) represents members of the seven United States Uniformed Services. The men and women who serve our Nation in the cause of freedom need and deserve a voice in creating government policy. ROA provides that voice. Respected, vigorous, effective—ROA has a long list of policy accomplishments, and an ambitious long-range program for the coming decade and beyond.

Military By Owner

Check out this great resource for buying, selling or renting!

Uniformed Services Family Health Plan

US Family Health Plan is the only TRICARE Prime program that offers benefits to active duty family members and all military retirees and their eligible family members, including those 65 years of age and over, regardless of whether or not they participate in Medicare Part B. So no matter what their age, members can stay healthy with US Family Health Plan.


Prime is TRICARE’s managed-care option, similar to a civilian HMO (health maintenance organization). Prime is for active duty service members. Active duty service members (ADSM) are required to be enrolled in Prime.

TRICARE Dental Program

TDP is a high-quality, cost-effective dental care benefit for eligible family members of all active duty uniformed services personnel; as well members of the Selected Reserve and Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) and their eligible family members. United Concordia administers the TDP. or