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Our hope is to serve those that have served, help those that have helped and honor those that have served this country with honor. We look to educate young people by sharing the life experiences that we have lived and above all create a more positive lifestyle for all veterans. As you take a tour of the site we hope that you will find information that is informative, interesting, and beneficial to you and other veterans that you may come in contact with. Pass it along to help others as we all work to keep this nation a wonderful free place to live.
FERGUSON OUTRAGE: NABVETS CHALLENGES BLACK VETERANS TO MAKE POSITIVE IMPACT IN THEIR COMMUNITIES
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Since 1969 NABVETS has challenged African American veterans to get involved in efforts to improve their community. For many veterans, the events unfolding in Ferguson is an echo of the summers of 1968 and 1969 when African Americans and many others protested against what many considered an institutionally racist system of oppression. Out of the maelstrom of anger and frustration, many organizations were created to empower African American communities; the National Association for Black Veterans is one of those organizations.
For almost 250 years Black veterans have been involved in the struggle for equality and freedom: they were involved in the post Civil War period of Reconstruction; they came back from Europe after WWI working for change; after WWII Veterans initiated the Civil Rights Movement and during the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Veterans joined the Black Power Movement.
Events in Ferguson is not the first time that injustice has been done, and it won’t be the last. NABVETS encourages all veterans but particularly African American veterans to make a positive impact on their communities, and it is through those efforts that we make progress towards better communities.
Opportunities to make an impact are abundant; Veterans can join a current NABVETS Chapter or start a new Chapter, or even just volunteer to support a local Chapter. As National Commander Richard Kornegay repeatedly says, “there is power in unity.”
A LOSING BATTLE: How the Army denies veterans justice without anyone knowing
NABVETS fights for Veterans with Less than Honorable Discharge
An obscure Army panel is supposed to correct errors or remove injustices. Many believe it’s rigged.
After almost a decade in the Army reserves, Chuck Luther was deployed to Iraq in 2006.
It was hell. An IED killed four men in his unit, including his best friend. A mortar blast left him partially deaf with splitting headaches. Luther started to unravel.
What happened next would start a five year battle with the Army. Luther was diagnosed with PTSD. Then the diagnosis was changed to a “Personality Disorder.” He was quickly booted out of the military with no benefits. Luther appealed the discharge. But then came the ultimate injustice: he discovered the one place in the Army he could go for help would leave him, and thousands like him, defeated. Read more, click here.