NABVETS-IE: Veterans helping all Veterans, their families and community.



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Welcome to NABVETS Inland Empire chapter, covering Riverside county.



On an ongoing basis, the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc. (NABVETS) will provide strategic advocacy on behalf of its membership with Congress and the federal administration; state administrations; county and city legislators; and other agencies and organizations.

NABVETS will provide personal advocacy on behalf of “ALL” Veterans seeking claims against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and will foster community development by creating positive lifestyles for Veterans and their families. NABVETS will generate and preserve the historical record for minority Veterans.


NABVETS is a professional organization with a vision:

*To reach 50 percent of the national Black Veteran population as its membership base.
*To establish State Departments and Command Councils in every state and in every city with a population exceeding 250,000.
*To reach younger Veterans who are on active duty or who have recently separated from the military.
*To serve “ALL” Veterans; but, especially low-income Veterans.
*To obtain financial viability (generate sufficient income to meet all of NABVETS’ needs).


The Military history of African Americans spans from the arrival of the first black slaves during the colonial history of the United States to the present day. There has been no war fought by or within the United States in which African Americans did not participate, including the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, the World Wars, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as other minor conflicts.

The National Association for Black Veterans believes that it is our sacred mission to preserve and protect the history and legacy of contributions made by African Americans in defense of the United States of America.


For more information, please contact our Membership Director:  Denise Fleming