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National Montford Point Marine Association  

Chapter 35 Warner Robins, GA

About Us

The Montford Point Marine Association is a non-profit Veterans Organization established to promote the legacy of the first African Americans who served in the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1949 at Montford Point Camp, New River, North Carolina.

Chapter 35 Warner Robins, GA was Chartered in 2006 and welcomes new members to join us in honoring the men of Montford Point and Preserving Their Legacy.  Membership in the Association is open to Veterans and Active Members of all branches of the U. S. Armed Forces regardless of race, creed, or national origin. The purpose of the Association is to support educational assistance programs, veterans programs, and community outreach services.


The Association works to improve the social conditions of our veterans, local families, youth, and the growing population of senior citizens. Throughout the year, the Association is involved with many activities that create camaraderie, goodwill, and esprit de corps, both locally and nationally.


On Nov. 23, 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law the legislation to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Montford Point Marines. This award recognizes Montford Point Marines’ contributions to the Marine Corps and the United States of America from 1942 to 1949, during a time of hardship and segregation.


Nearly 20,000 Marines were trained at Montford Point, North Carolina during this time and to date only approximately 3000 have been located. The search continues for “Montford Pointers”. The National Montford Point Marine Association Inc is committed to ensuring all Original Montford Point Marines or their surviving family members receive the recognition they deserve for their service and sacrifice to this Nation.


Chapter 35 Warner Robins, GA welcomes Veterans from all branches of the military and citizens with a vision to support our mission to Preserve The Legacy of these Heroes. We need you to join us in seeking to locate the approximately 17,000 or so remaining Marines that served at Camp Montford Point but have yet to be recognized.


Please contact our organization if you believe you know a Marine that trained at Montford Point from 1942 – 1949 that has not been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal or if you are interested in membership.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to honor and preserve the legacy of the Montford Point Marines and promote their historical legacy. These brave men set out to simply serve their Nation and ended up making history by being the first African American men to serve in the Marine Corps. Their service helped to bring about the end of segregation in the military.

The National Montford Point Marine Association, Inc works to preserve the stories and experiences of these brave individuals, ensuring that their sacrifices and achievements are not forgotten. Our mission is twofold: to preserve the history and traditions of the Montford Point Marines by uplifting our communities through various outreach programs and initiatives. From scholarships and mentoring programs to community service and advocacy, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. 

We have an ongoing mission to locate and identify the remaining Montford Point Marines who have yet to be recognized. Out of the approximately 20,000 courageous individuals who trained at Montford Point Camp, only about 3,000 have been officially identified and awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. It is our unwavering commitment to find the remaining 17,000 Montford Point Marines or their families so that they too can receive the well-deserved gratitude of a grateful nation. Through collaborative efforts, outreach programs, and the support of our community, we aim to ensure that every Montford Point Marine is honored and acknowledged for their service and sacrifice.

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