The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association is comprised Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. It’s mission now is to support and defend those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Their focus is to help veteran care facilities provide a warm meal, clothing, shelter, and guidance, or simply to say “Thank You.” and “Welcome Home.”
The membership is comprised of Full Members ( those with verified combat service ) and Supporter Members ( those who have non-combat military service, and have a sincere dedication to helping veterans ). They 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.
They 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.
The CVMA 29-4 Chapter of Lebanon Oregon recently rode and met in Sisters to vote on donating hard earned chapter proceeds to Warfighter Outfitters. The motion was passed and a $500 dollar check was presented to help disabled veterans get out on various trips through the month. This money will be used on the only major expenses of food and fuel.
Chapter Commander, Ryan “Tommy boy” Newby said “We chose warfighter outfitters because they are dedicated to helping wounded veterans transition into civilian life.”
Also in attendance at the meeting was the Oregon CVMA state rep, Mike “Hal” Halverson who said “It may be just the single trip that helps a vet turn a corner to something positive”
If you are in the Pacific West you are invited to join on the 3rd annual SGT. Kevin Ross Memorial ride silent ride with CVMA on July 22. This ride meets all over the Pacific Northwest and ends at the Stonehenge memorial in Goldendale WA. to raise support and awareness for PTSD
If you would like to know more about CVMA in your area you can go to the National website at www.combatvet.org