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 turn 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 discovered scam and alerted one another. Since we were all interested in the issues of Veterans, the 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 1, 2001 and we now will be able to continue with our main objective which is helping Veterans. The two main things that brought us together was motorcycle riding and being Veterans from different combat zones and 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 permission 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.
In December 2002 the CVMA membership voted to move towards the Association it wanted to be; with this the 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.