NABMW Biennial Reunions

REUNION HISTORY

A group of women (our founders) who served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, Korean and Vietnam Wars met in Hampton, Virginia in 1976.  They had such a wonderful time meeting new and old sister soldiers that they decided to locate and invite other former service women to a first formal reunion that was held in Dallas, Texas in 1978. The group was called "The Black WAAC, WAC, Women in Service".  Ever since, the group has held Biennial reunions.  To insure that all women in all services were invited to join it was decided at the 1974 Biennial reunion to have the group officially chartered.  In 1997 group  was chartered under the new name of   "The National Association of Black Military Women (formerly the Black WAAC. WAC, Women in the Service)".

Scenes From The 2016 Reunion

Listed below are all the reunion locations and their themes:

REUNION LOCATIONS

Hampton Virginia (1976) .....................  

Dallas, Texas (1978) .............................

Los Angeles, California (1980) ............

Detroit, Michigan (1982) ......................

Atlanta, Georgia (1984)P .....................

Washington, D.C. (1986) ......................

New York City, New York (1988) ..........

Fort McClellan, Alabama (1990) .........

Orlando, Florida (1992) .......................

San Antonio, Texas (1994) ...................

San Francisco, California (1996) .........

Atlanta, Georgia (1998) ........................

Chicago, Illinois (2000) .........................

Norfolk, Virginia (2002) ........................

Ft. Des Moines, Iowa (2004) .................

Kansas City, Kansas (2006) ..................

Las Vegas, Nevada (2008) ....................

Savannah, Georgia  (2010) ..................

Charleston, South Carolina (2012) .....

Phoenix, Arizona (2014) ......................

New York City, NY (2016) ......................

Atlanta, GA (2018) .................................

REUNION THEMES

Lest We Forgot

Under Peaceful Skies

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Spanning The Decades

Pioneers! O Pioneers!

On The Leading Edge Of Change

We Are One

Mini Reunion

Keep The Heritage Alive

We Were There, We Are Here and We Are Going On

Visions Of The Past, Present and Future

"To Tell Herstory" and Tell It We Will

"Women Warriors" Sacrificing To Serve   

"Sentimental Journey" (Back Home To Hampton Roads)

"Standing On Their Shoulders", (We Could Not Have/Would Not Have Done It  Without Them)

Women Warriors

Nothing More To Prove

Yes We Have, Yes We Can, Yes We Will

We Are The Future That Began Yesterday

One Step at a Time, One Story at a Time, One Success at a Time

Black Military Women Rock

"Unsung, Undaunted, Yet Undeterred"

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