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National History
 
 

In the year 1999, the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Club (CVMC) was introduced to the internet. Up until the first part of 2001 many were led to believe it was a true and established motorcycle organization. Through many turns of events it was found out that CVMC was an internet scam to milk money from Combat Veterans. In the early months of 2001 many of the members found this scam out & alerted one another. Since they were all interested in the issues of veterans, 45 members decided to form a Combat Veterans Association. After this was decided, the birth of Combat Vets Motorcycle Association (CVMA) appeared as a non profit association on or about May 1st 2001.They would now be able to continue with their main objective, which was helping veterans. The two main things that brought them together was motorcycle riding & being veterans from combat zones or theaters. The original 45 members have adopted a patch to wear indicating that they are the original founding fathers of CVMA.

In May of 2001 the CVMA adopted the CVMA/VFW patch. This was done with the VFW's ok as all CVMA members were, or became, VFW members and entitled to wear the VFW patch. Over the next year and a half the CVMA was well accepted at Post and Division levels with the VFW. Many meetings, conversations, and letters over this period with the VFW National always sounded positive; but with no results of developing a relationship. In December 2002 the CVMA membership voted to move on towards the association it wanted to be. VFW membership was no longer required; opening the CVMA up to all Combat Veterans who ride a motorcycle.

On December 15, 2002, it was voted the CVMA would wear a combination of the CVMA background (Combat Vets Association) and the old skull and spade logo as a one piece patch.

Membership requirements are:

  1. Be of good character (for Full, Support and Auxiliary Membership); and,
  2. Who is a Veteran of a Foreign War, "Combat" (for Full Membership only); and,
  3. The ONLY acceptable proof for membership to the CVMA is a copy of one's DD 214, Official Military Personnel File or Officer/Enlisted Record Brief which must be surrendered to the NBOD for verification (for Full and Support Membership); and,
  4. Must own and operate a Motorcycle of 500cc or above (for Full and Support Membership).
  5. Be the legal spouse of a Full or Support Member (for Auxiliary Membership).
        
 
 
 

 
 


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