As the President of the Brooklyn Chapter of the National Association of Black Military Women it gives me pleasure in welcoming you to our site. The role of women in the military has in previous years received very little attention or to some extent overlooked as an important contribution to the military. The National Association of Black Military Women (NABMW) is an association of women throughout the country who are veterans or current members of the United States Armed Forces. Our purpose is to keep alive the history and heritage of Black women who served with courage and valor in the military services of our country.
The NABMW was established in 1976, Hampton Virginia by women who served in the Women’s Auxiliary Corp (WAAC) and Women Army Corp (WAC) during World War II, Korean War and the Vietnam War. The NABMW holds biennial reunion meetings throughout the country.
Brooklyn chapter’s objective is to motivate and support Black youth in their attainment of academic excellence by utilizing military “role models” as a source of inspiration. And to foster the spirit of camaraderie and goodwill among all individuals sharing interest in Black history through community involvement programs.
Help us find our ladies! Help us honor those who came before us. We seek black military women who have served during WWII, Korean War, Vietnam, Gulf, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan. All ranks of service are welcomed. We welcome family and friends as Associate as supporters. Let’s continue to HONOR and praise our Black Military Women by telling their stories!
Deidre Darden, MAJ (Ret)
NABMW Brooklyn Chapter