The U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club was established in 1987, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and is incorporated as a non-profit organization. The Club as a national organization strives to achieve the following:
- To provide a club for qualified military male veterans which offers brotherhood and an opportunity to establish relationships with other military veterans who have served in the defense of the United States of America.
- To establish and support a strong sense of pride in having served in the active military service of the United States of America.
- To improve the image of military veterans and bikers to the general public.
Males having a DD214, NGB 22, ERB or ORB and have served 181 days or more in an active duty status.
- Have full rights to veterans benefits.
- Have received an Honorable Discharge from the United States military.
- Be active duty military or reserves that have been active over 181 days. (Active duty for training is acceptable)
- Have a valid motorcycle operator's license.
- Pay monthly dues.
- Have a 750cc motorcycle or larger.
- Active participation in the club.
Earning the Eagle...
The U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club is a traditional three piece patch Motorcycle Club which follows long traditions based on RESPECT and Motorcycle Club protocols. As with all other true Motorcycle Clubs, our Brothers go through different phases in order to earn the Eagle we proudly wear on our backs. You can not buy it and you WILL have to earn it, that is if you TRULY want it. Being a veteran, we thank you for your service, but not every veteran makes it through our process.
The process is simple, send us a message through the "Contact Us" page. Once we receive your message, we will be in contact, and if that initial contact goes well, you will probably be invited on a ride with us. No pressure, no stress, just a ride. If you like what you see, and we like what we see, you may be invited to a meeting, or on the next ride. Take the initiative. Initiative is everything. It shows that you want to be part of something like this club. You will not get into this club, or any other MC if you are a passive individual who maybe takes things for granted. There is good reason that we are not known for active recruiting. If a Patch Holder decides to sponsor you, the formal process of joining this club begins.
During the Prospect Phase an individual will go to Club motorcycle runs and events, and attend portions of meetings with the Club as a social guest. This gives the prospect a chance to evaluate their desire to belong to this Club, and it also allows the Club members to evaluate the prospect's basic personality and compatibility.
The Probate Phase is much longer and gives the probate the opportunity to learn the proper conduct of a patch holder in a Motorcycle Club. It affords our Brothers the opportunity to evaluate the probate as an individual and to see if he has what it takes to be called our Brother. During this time the probate is under the direct supervision of a patch holder whenever wearing the Club rockers.