Category Archives: Chapter Meetings

May 20, 2019 – USCG Deputy Section Commander to Speak


Monday, MayMOWW Logo 20th Invite your family, friends and neighbors to join us!

See you at Anchors Conference Center on Monday, May 20th from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $16.00. (Pay the Chapter in the luncheon room: Cash or Check accepted) Enjoy a little fellowship, partake in a marvelous luncheon buffet with all the fixings, and learn a more about the San Diego Youth Leadership Conference.

Anchors Conference Center & Catering is located at 2375 Recreational Way, Bldg 3210, San Diego, CA 92136 (National City) DIRECTIONS: The Anchors Catering and Conference Center is conveniently right off I-5 in San Diego on Main St. and the east side of Navy Base San Diego, 200 feet outside Gate 32, at Main St. and Yama St.


CAPT Don Montoro, Deputy Sector Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Sector San Diego

Captain Don Montoro assumed the duties of Deputy Sector Commander, San Diego in July 2017, where he is responsible for all U.S. Coast Guard missions in San Diego and Imperial

Counties out to 200 nautical miles offshore, as well as Arizona, southern Utah, and southern Nevada.

Captain Montoro most recently served as the Chief of the Boards, Promotions, and Separations Branch, Officer Personnel Management, Personnel Service Center, Washington D.C. Captain Montoro’s previous assignments include: Chief of Response, Sector San Francisco; Chief of the

Command Center, Sector San Francisco; Chief of Force Readiness Branch, U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Command; Commanding Officer, USCGC ORCAS (WPB 1327), Coos Bay, OR; Commanding Officer, Gulf of Mexico Regional Fisheries Training Center, New Orleans, LA; Executive Officer, USCGC PEA ISLAND (WPB 1347), St. Petersburg, FL; First Lieutenant,

USCGC ALERT (WMEC 630), Astoria, OR; and Assistant Surface Operations Officer, Group Astoria, OR.

Captain Montoro enlisted in the United States Coast Guard Reserve and graduated from Enlisted Basic Training in September 1992 and is the third generation in his family to serve in the United States Coast Guard. He is a 1996 graduate of Officer Candidate School after he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of California, Davis. He holds a Master of Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island and a Master of Public Administration from Golden Gate University.

CAPT Montoro’s personal awards and honors include the advanced Boat Force Operations Insignia, Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal (3), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (2), and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal.

CAPT Montoro married Leslie Teeters in 1997 and they have three children.


Monday September 17, 2018 – Jonna Doolittle Hoppes


Invites you to join us for lunch and speaker

Jonna Doolittle Hoppes

The granddaughter of General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle and author

on Monday, September 17, 2018  11:15 AM –  1:30 PM


Cost:$16.00 Per Person includes an ALL YOU CAN EAT HOMESTYLE BUFFET
  • PLEASE SEND YOUR RESERVATION AND NAMES  TO:  COL Tim Swann  Phone: (619) 656-2757 (voicemail welcomed) Or  Email:   For your Luncheon Name Badge Please Provide:  First Name and Rank or Title to be on Badge

Pay at Chapter Table in Luncheon Room   Cash or Check accepted,   Check payable to “SD Chapter, MOWW”

DIRECTIONS: The Anchors Catering and Conference Center is conveniently right off I-5 in San Diego at the corner of Main St. and Yama St. and the east side of Navy Base San Diego, 200 feet outside Gate 32, at Yama

Jonna Doolittle Hoppes is the founder and executive director of The Doolittle Foundation, an organization dedicated to making US military history available to students. She is currently involved in developing lesson plans for teachers in public, private and home school settings and in setting up programs that link veterans with local schools. Her lectures are focused on encouraging veterans to record their individual histories.

She is on the Board of Directors for the Air Force Historical Foundation and an advisor to the Flying Tiger Historical Foundation.

Ms. Doolittle Hoppes grew up an Air Force Brat and developed a passion for preserving military and aviation history. The granddaughter of General James H. “Jimmy” Doolittle, she has written three books: Calculated Risk, a biography/memoir about her grandparents, Just Doing My Job, a collection of 19 stories from World War II and The Wrong Stuff, the biography of General William Lyon.

Her lecture series keeps her busy touring. Jonna retired from the Department of Defense at Los Angeles Air Force Base. She has appeared on numerous television programs including the History Channel’s Man, Moment, Machine and a special documentary on Jake DeShazer. Jonna lives in California.



4th Annual JROTC & MOWW BBQ- Tuesday, August 21, 2018


4th Annual JROTC & MOWW BBQ
Chapter 92th Birthday!


Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Speakers: JROTC Cadet Brigade Staff
BBQ Luncheon
$10 Per Person
11:15 AM Check-In
11:30 AM Program followed by lunch
Revere Center
6735 Gifford Way, San Diego, CA
Joint picnic with JROTC & MOWW Companions!