American Heroes Motorcycle Association, founded by Dave and Mary Baker
to bring together service members from various disciplines but with
overall similar background. Dave is a Desert Storm Veteran. Mary has
over 20 years between healthcare, public safety and EMS.
As veterans, we donned our uniform to protect, serve and keep our
country safe, usually on foreign soil while our first responders kept
our families safe by patrolling the streets, providing fire and medical
services in our community. "We" who continue to dedicate our life to
helping others, serving others, promoting brother and sisterhood,
healing and family share the same troubles and desires.
all experience similar issues and feel that we are stronger under 1
patch. There is a lot of focus on 'awareness' well, we want to 'do',
there is plenty of awareness of veteran and first responder suicide - it
is time to act. Our goal is to bring people together, provide resources
and training to help each other. There is a wealth of resources for
managing PTSD and other service related issues however, we feel that the
first line of defense that stands between us and PTSD lies with us.
It's time that "We" stand in unity under one patch.
Who - All Honorable/In Good Standing
Must Own a Motorcycle or Trike (500cc or greater) - must show proof of ownership and insurance
Military - Combat and Non Combat Veterans (all branches) Can be active service also
Must provide DD214, for Combat membership DD214 must show combat campaign
First Responders - Career / Retired / Volunteer active and former
Must provide letter from department or student transcript with dates
Beliefs and Order - God and Country
We believe in God, all gatherings will begin with prayer
We believe in the Red, White and Blue - our colors run deep
We believe in fellowship, helping each other and supporting each other
We believe in family - we are 100% family oriented
We follow Roberts Rules of Order (No exceptions)
We will be structured with a governing Board (after first 2 years, officers will be elected by membership)
ARE NOT a club, no prospecting or 'hang-arounds' we don't claim
territory, however, we believe there are no boundaries separating us
from our mission.
We are a non-profit organization
We support other MC and Associations who have the similar mission as ours
Full Patch - Veteran /First Responder
Auxiliary - Spouse/Adult Child of Full or Support Patch
Junior Patch - Family member (child of full or support patch member) under 18 years of age.
Support Patch - Gold Star Family/Civilian Member at Large
A Full Listing of Information can be located in our By Laws.
We are an Association recognizing post traumatic stress disorder in our military, veterans, first responders,
and the effects it has on their family, our goal is to conquer PTSD
IF YOU ARE IN CRISIS, CALL 911 or visit the RESOURCE PAGE!
AHMA DOES NOT provide direct clinical services, therapy, nor are we a crisis center.