​Combat Vets Motorcycle Association
​NW Georgia 25-8
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History of the Combat Vets Motorcycle Association

In the year 1999, the Combat Vets Motorcycle Club was introduced to the internet. Up until the first part of 2001 many of us 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 we were all interested in the issues of Veterans, 45 members decided to form a Combat Veterans Association. After this was decided, the birth of CVMA appeared as a non profit Association on or about May 1st 2001 & we now will be able to continue with our main objective which is helping Veterans. The 2 main things that brought us 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. Copy of one letter. In December 2002 the CVMA membership voted to move on towards the Association it wanted to be. Along with this 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 and the old skull logo as a one piece patch. Membership requirements being a new member had to be a Combat Veteran and ride a motorcycle as a hobby. This patch is worn by Full Combat Members only.
The CVMA 25-8 "Crazy Eight's" Chapter was formed in October 2016 and is comprized of members in the Northwest Georgia Region. Our Membership consist of Full Members who are veterans with verified Combat Service and Auxillary who are the spouses of Full Members.

Our Motto is: ​"Vets Helping Vets" 

We sponsor events and rides to raise money which is used to support veterans charities such as Healing 4 Heroes, the Fisher House and Wreaths Across America. We also support Veterans in need with our own projects and have built wheel chair access ramps, cut grass and cleaned yards. We have provided a warm bed and a hot meal for homeless veterans and visited with our elederly veterans in nursing homes. We have joined with our CVMA Brothers and Sisters in the other GA Chapters to visit and play bingo with our aging veterans at the GA War Veterans Home. We have provided a shoulder to lean on and are there for all veterans who need someone to talk to and know where they have been and what they are going through.
We have also escorted our veterans to their final resting place.

​​Our Chapter Supports Healing4Heroes™

Healing4Heroes™ is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting our military service members and veterans lead healthy, productive lives. Their objective is to connect wounded service members, as well as those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, with A.D.A compliant service dogs..

Healing4Heroes™ has dual purposes in that it serves the community by helping military personnel and veterans as well as local animal shelters by rescuing suitable dogs. Our military personnel and veterans move forward, living more productive lives after being wounded both physically and/or mentally with the assistance of service animals. The lives of unwanted shelter dogs are saved by becoming trained service companions. Service dogs are free of charge to the veteran.
 
The financial support we give provides care and training of the service dogs. ​