The Military Order of the Cootie of the United States is a non-profit Veterans Service Organization. We are known as "The Honor Degree of the VFW" and our members are comprised of the officers and leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. Membership in the MOC is recognition of outstanding service to the VFW and its programs.

Founded in New York City on September 17, 1920, the MOC is based on the principals of good humor and fun. Over the past ninety years, the Cooties have provided social and entertainment programs to members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. as an Ancillary unit within the organization. Since 1923, our first year as a part of the VFW, the Cooties have worked hard to further the aims of the VFW while adding to it the frivolity known as Military Humor to the serious work of our parent organization. What would ultimately become known as the VFW National Home for Children, a sprawling campus of homes located in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, started out as the brainchild of the MOC. We firmly believe in caring for the widows and children of our Armed Forces. Literally millions of dollars have been raised and donated to help "our kids" over our history; starting with the library, the swimming pool, the Fire Department, and a host of other projects designed to make life fun and educational for the children during their stay at the National Home.

With the outbreak of World War II, the Cooties recognized a need to entertain hospitalized troops and veterans during their confinement and rehabilitation at Veterans Administration facilities throughout the country. Our service program is described as a directive to "Keep 'em Smiling in Beds of White." Each year the Cooties volunteer thousands of hours of time worth over ten million dollars to DVA Hospitals and domiciliary throughout the United States. This work, in addition to the hours of service donated as active members of the VFW, set the members of the MOC apart as Foreign Service and Combat Veterans who are fully engaged in their communities, and their fellow comrades in arms and their families. Our distinctive red hat and unusual uniform sets us apart and draws attention to the plight of those less fortunate than ourselves. We sacrifice a little of ourselves to bring a smile or a laugh during what is normally a difficult time for our heroes. We seek others like us to join and help us help them in their times of stress and anxiety.

 Military Order of the Cooties
Maeng Das Pup Tent 6, Pacific Areas
Cootie Membership Invitation 
Supreme Headquarters (PT) Website
Supreme Contact Form
Supreme Program Book 2020-2021
Supreme General Order #1 2021-2022  
MOC BY-LAWS as of 27 July 2019
Pacific House at National Home
Grand of the Pacific Areas Website

Grand of the Pacific General Order 1 2021-2022

 Grand of the Pacific By-Laws 2010

Grand of Pacific Cdr Handbook 2020-2021

Maeng Das Pup Tent 6, General Guidelines of Policies and Procedures Sep 2018
Pup Tent 6 General Order #1 for 2021-2022
Cootie Tickle July 2021   
 Scratches are held quarterly with the District V Meetings. 
August 2021 Draft pending Final 
April 2021 
January 2021 
Grand Mid-Term Minutes Dec 2020 
October 2020
    July 2020
Grand Scratch Minutes June 2020
 April 2020
January 2020
October 2019 
April 2019
January 2019
October 2018
August 2108
June 2018
Feb 2016

 All Posts in Thailand and Cambodia, except Australia are represented w/Members in PT 6 
(Highlighted Post Below have a MOC Page)
Pup Tent Admin Info Links:
If a physical meeting can take place: 
Next Scheduled District V Pup Tent 6 Cootie Scratch Meeting
is Tentatively Scheduled for 19 November 2021 in Pattaya

Meeting Start time TBD hours 
Google Meet Link:
86th Tomb Trek Hotel Reservations link

Pup Tent 6 History

Pup Tent 6 Officer List 2021-2022

Term 2021-2022 Pup Tent 6 Cootie Officers

Pup Tent 6 Photo's Posted as Cootie Officers

Pup Tent 6 Hospital Visit Work Sheet
Sky Pilot Report Form on-line
Cootie Language Training Manual 
Seam Squirrel News - May 2020

Departed Comrade Cooties 
Jim Oden
Burt G. Nestle

  Cootie Comics  
Cootie Depot
Cootie Courier October 2021 
Cootie Courier Archive Issues
Grand Rim of Fire Newsletter Archives  Jan 2020- Jul 2021

December 2019 Cootie CofA Convention Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
June 2016 Cootie DPA Convention Chiang Mai
Contact Us at:
 Dept. of the Pacific Areas - District 5

Cootie Membership Invitation 

"While the Military Order of the Cootie is desirous of increasing its membership, it is particular as to who may become a member. By invitation, persons making application for membership in the Military Order of the Cootie shall have done much toward the promotion-of a greater VFW, through being active members for at least six months in a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post and through completion of satisfactory service on a Post committee or satisfactory performance of Post duties or participating actively as a leader of post functions. The applicant’s Post Commander and Post Adjutant certify eligibility by signing the MOC Application."

Any Cooties activities sponsored in the Post local area shall be informed to the Post Commander.
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