ATLANTA CHAPTER #5
The Montford Point Marine Association is a nonprofit Veteran's organization, established to perpetuate the legacy of the first African Americans who entered the United States Marine Corps from 1942 to 1949, at Montford Point Camp, New River, North Carolina.
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 promotion of community 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 busy with activities that create camaraderie, goodwill, and esprit de corps, both locally and nationally. The activities vary from chapter to chapter and include, but are not limited to youth programs, visits to various organizations and veterans support agencies as well as delivering food and much needed items to the sick and shut in during times of distress.
Montford Point Marine Association also consists of the Auxiliary. Membership in the Auxiliary is open to husbands, wives, sons, daughters, sisters, and mothers of members or former members of the United States Armed Forces.