Monthly Archives: September 2022

Calling All Patriots!

MOWW San Diego Presents…
The 66th Annual Massing of the Colors & Service of Remembrance

Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
U.S. Army of the West Mormon Battalion Historic Site
2510 Juan Street, San Diego, CA 92110
(Free Parking at Old Town Lot C off Harney St.)
Free & open to the public!
2022 MOC Flyer

This traditional ceremony honors the flag of the United States of America and those who have gallantly struggled to preserve it and our freedoms.  The ceremony is also designed to instill and foster patriotism and love-of-county. Please join the celebration with members of our Armed Forces, veteran organizations, law enforcement agencies, and civic and youth groups.

Keynote speaker: The Honorable M. Janet Chin, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (CA-Coastal South)

Keynote Speaker

BIO: The Honorable M. Janet Chin is the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army representing California in the Greater Los Angeles area. She is a combat Veteran who has served in the active Army, the California Army National Guard, and the California State Military Reserve.

***Color Guards of units, schools, organizations and community groups will need to submit the following form. Be sure to bring your U.S. Flag and your unit flag when you report at 9:30 a.m.

Scouts and Scouters in uniform can receive a special large Massing of the Colors patch for attending.


MOWW November Meeting

MOWW December Meeting

Presenting A Trailblazer

San Diego Harbor Police Chief, Magda FernandezSan Diego Harbor Police Chief

On Dec. 10. 2022. MOWW was proud to welcome San Diego Harbor Police Chief, Magda Fernandez, as she discussed her journey to become Chief, the Harbor Police purpose and tasks, and how we can help her perform her mission. Chief Fernandez has over 21 years with the Harbor Police.

She is the first Latina to hold this well-respected position.

The even was held at the Best Western Seven Seas, Lord Jim’s Banquet Room in Mission Valley. Ms. Barbara Peralta, Chapter Commander was the host, and guests enjoyed Mr. Bart Newsom on the guitar.

BACKGROUND: Fernandez was appointed Harbor Police Chief/Vice President of Public Safety in May of 2022. She has led various department units, including investigations and intelligence, professional standards, and training as well as the patrol and administrative sections. She also represented Harbor Police as a detective on the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force and helped establish the department’s Terrorism Liaison Officer program. From 1994 to 2018, Fernandez served in the U.S. Coast Guard in various roles including as a criminal investigator and as an environmental and marine casualty investigator. Earlier in her career, she was an emergency medical technician and a rescue diver with the Santa Cruz Search and Rescue Team.