NABMW MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION
The National Association of Black Military Women (NABMW) is an association of military women located throughout the country who are veterans or current members of the United States Armed Forces. The purpose of the association is to keep alive the history and heritage of Black women who served our nation with courage and valor in the military services of our country. The NABMW was first established in Hampton, Virginia in 1976 by a group of women who served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War. At this charter meeting it was decided to locate and invite other former service women to the next Reunion that was held in 1978 in Dallas, Texas. Since that time, Biennial reunions continued and have been held in various states throughout the United States. During the 1996 reunion in San Francisco, California, a decision was made to formally incorporate under the name "The National Association of Black Military Women (formerly known as "The Black WAAC/WAC/Women in the Service"). The NABMW motto is: “TO TELL HERSTORY”.
OBJECTIVES: To make historical military information relating to Black Military Women available to the people of the United States through lectures, forums, exhibits, and various media activities. - To motivate and support Black youth in their attainment of academic excellence by utilizing military "role models" as a source of inspiration. - To foster a spirit of camaraderie and goodwill among all individuals sharing interest in Black history through community involvement programs.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Membership is open to all individuals - regardless of race, age, creed, or color - who have served in the past or are currently serving in the military (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine, Navy - Reserve, National Guard, Retired, Veteran) and to civilians who support the objectives of this organization.
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY: Life/Regular membership - For those military women willing to support the objectives of this association. It includes the right to make motions, vote and hold elected office. - Associate membership - For all persons (family, friends and other military or non-military) willing to support the objectives of this association. It does not include the right to make motions, vote or hold elected office.