We are an Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. Our mission now is to support and defend those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Our focus is to help veteran care facilities provide a warm meal, clothing, shelter, and guidance, or simply to say “Thank You.” and “Welcome Home.”
Our membership is comprised of Full Members (those with verified combat service), Supporter Members (those who have non-combat military service, and have a sincere dedication to helping veterans), and Auxiliary (spouses of full members). We have members from nearly all 50 states and living abroad. Many members continue to serve in our Armed Forces, with several serving in combat areas now.
We sponsor and/or participate in many motorcycle-related charity events each year, and as a non-profit organization, donate to various veteran care facilities and veteran charities. Click here to learn more about us.
Your Support and Contributions will enable us to meet our goals to support and improve the quality of life for veterans. Your donation will directly fund our mission. CVMA 32-4 is a 501(c)(19) organization and our tax ID is 47-1865434. Your donation is 100% tax deductible.
CVMA 32-4 is looking for Sponsors for the 2017 Wreaths Across America Campaign
Wreaths Across America partners with like-minded organizations that share common missions and goals to build awareness for the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, and that of their families. Through collaborative outreach on both the local and national levels, Wreaths Across America and its Partners are expanding the network of supporters, volunteers and donors while helping other organizations do the same.
WHO WE ARE
We are a local Chapter of a national organization comprised of combat veterans from the U.S. Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby.
Our Chapter’s mission is to help veterans who need a hand or to simply to say “Welcome Home”.
Examples demonstrating our commitment to veterans in need are:
- We promote patriotism, honor and selfless service.
- We provide some basic necessities for homeless veterans.
- We donate food baskets for active duty service member families in need.
- We work with veterans facilities to assist veterans who need help.
- We provide meals for hungry veterans.
- We help connect veterans with potential employers for job opportunities.
- We asupport memorial services to honor fallen veterans.
- We raise funds to assist veterans with overwhelming medical bills.
- We provide short term rent assistance to needy veteran families.
- We promote motorcycle safety … and much, much more!
We are a 501(c) (19) Tax Exempt, non-profit organization which means that your donations are 100% tax deductible. Our tax ID is 47-1865434 and our proof of tax exemption can be found here.
Warrior Code of Honor:
No One Left Behind
The Combat Veterans offer the opportunity for motorcycle loving veterans of combat to give back to those that have followed them and enjoying the liberating ,energizing feeling of being part of something bigger than themselves again.
For those that have stood face to face with Death and been granted a reprieve, there is a bond that the protected can never understand.
The Combat Veterans are the productive resurgence of that patriotic fire.
HOW TO JOIN OUR CHAPTER
In order to join our chapter, applicants can attend a meet and greet and/or business meeting and request an application at the business meeting from the Chapter XO. Along with your application, a valid copy of your DD 214 (showing your combat service or award), ERB/ORB, Valid Motorcycle Endorsement, registration, insurance and Cash or PayPal payment for membership dues is required. Applicants MUST also affirm that they have read “CVMA Protocol” as a condition of your membership. Spouses may also apply for membership in the CVMA Auxiliary.
Applications and Annual Dues are nationally directed as follows (subject to change).
- Full Member: $20.00
- Support Members: $10.00
- Auxiliary Member: $10.00
- Life Member: Ask for price
- Sign Patch Agreement: FREE
Once an application has been approved by our national organization (usually under 30 days), new members will be provided the opportunity to purchase a membership patch from our Quartermaster. You can request a patch by using our “Contact” page. You MUST sign this patch agreement. Membership patches will be presented at a chapter meeting or function in a patching ceremony. Patches will not be mailed, delivered or picked up except in rare, unusual circumstances. We will present your patch in our “Patching Ceremony” in in front of our chapter members in order to properly welcome you and in the true spirit of camaraderie and to show respect for your service.
We have no clubhouse and our chapter meetings are held each month at the Sierra Vista VFW. We are a motorcycle association. We do quite a bit of riding.
Our meetings are listed in our Events page hosted at the VFW in Sierra Vista every first Thursday at 1900. We also host a “Meet and Greet” every first Tuesday of the month at various locations in Sierra Vista. If there are no details, this simply means that the arrangements have not yet been finalized.
Please take the time to review the other content on our website in order to make yourself familiar with our chapter and our ethos.
If you have questions, feel free to Contact Us.
Once again, “Welcome Home!”.
FEQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What proof do I have to show to be eligible to join as a Full Member?
A: You MUST have a DD 214 showing your combat service or verifiable, official documentation showing a combat award.
Q: What if I don’t have a DD-214 or mine is inaccurate?
A: You can request a current copy of your service records at the National Archives website HERE.
In order to join the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association as a FULL MEMBER you MUST be able to PROVE your combat service (download application above).
Q: Do I have to own a motorcycle?
A: Yes! You MUST own a motorcycle, 500 cc’s or larger and have a valid registration and insurance in YOUR name. It doesn’t matter if it’s a Honda, Yamaha or Harley Davidson. Just a motorcycle; we’re not picky but it’s helpful to have fuel range of over 100 miles and should be able to ride at least 70 MPH for a sustained period of time on the freeway. Your bike should also be mechanically sound.
Q: If I’m a veteran but have never been to a combat zone, am I eligible to join?
A: In certain cases you MAY be able to join the CVMA as a Support Member (download application above). Each chapter may have up to one Support Member for every ten Full Members. We welcome all vets to come ride with us whether you’re a member or not.
Support members are required to submit their application with proof of military service through a CVMA Full Member SPONSOR who has held a membership for not less than one year. Support members are required to have either ridden a minimum of 3,000 miles with their sponsor, attended three CVMA events or be known by their sponsor for a minimum of 6 months. A full member submitting an application for a support member should verify they meet the above criteria. Only 1 support member can be vouched on per year by an individual CVMA member.
Q: What are the qualifications for an Auxiliary Member?
A; An Auxiliary Member MUST be the current spouse of a Full Member. You’ll need to submit an application (download application above) and submit it along with a marriage certificate and the applicable payment for dues.
Q: Can my girlfriend become an Auxiliary Member?
Q: What are the three levels of Membership?
A: Full Member. Support Member and Auxiliary Member.
Q: How can I get a Membership Application?
A: In order to join our chapter, applicants can download and complete the application above. Along with your application, you must provide a valid copy of your DD 214 (showing your combat service or award) and CASH or a MONEY ORDER made out to “CVMA 32-4” for your membership dues. Applicants MUST also affirm that they have read as a condition of your membership. Spouses may also apply for membership in the CVMA Auxiliary.
Q: When is your next Chapter Meeting?
A: Chapter meetings are held every first Thursday of the month. They are held at the VFW post 9972 in Sierra Vista. Check on our events page for a listing of events to include business meetings and “Meet and Greets”. If you don’t see the meeting listed, check back later.
Q: How do I transfer my CVMA membership to another state?
Contact your current State Rep (SR) and ask him/her to transfer you to your new state. Once the transfer has be completed, contact the SR for your NEW state and ask him/her to insert you into the chapter of your choice. Feel free to use our Contact Us page if you require assistance.
Q: Are you an MC?
A: We are NOT an MC. We are a Motorcycle Association. We are neutral and claim no territory and no allegiance to any club.We have no probates or hang-around’s.
Q: How long will it take for my application to be processed?
A: Application processing (download application above) by our National organization times vary but typically within 30 days.
Q: When can I get my patch?
A: Once your application has been approved and you have been emailed an acceptance letter and a CVMA membership number, you can contact our Quartermaster via our “Contact” web page to make arrangements to purchase a patch AFTER you have signed the patch agreement (see above). Patches will NOT be mailed or “picked up” except in extremely extraordinary circumstances. We will present your patch in our “Patching Ceremony” in front of our chapter members in order to properly welcome you and relay a sense of camaraderie and show respect for your service.
Q: How much are the annual dues?
A: Annual Dues for a Full Member are $20, while Support Members and Auxiliary Members are $10. Patch costs are NOT included and must be purchased separately once you receive a membership number and signed a Patch Agreement (see above).
~Have more questions? – Visit our “Contact” web page.~
Terms and conditions are subject to change