Hafa Adai & Welcome
[UPDATE] — June 20th 2018 — We are currently updating and redesigning our website.
Throughout their history, Chamorro Veterans from the U.S. territories of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands have served in the U.S. armed forces with honor and distinction, often in disproportionately high numbers, given their small island populations.
While deeply patriotic to America and proud of their military service, Chamorro Veterans are strongly committed to honoring their island identity and culture.
As members of NOCVA, Chamorro Veterans are uniquely qualified to understand the challenges that prevent them from receiving the full rights and benefits they have earned for their military service. NOCVA provides an effective framework for members to work together — using their collective skills, talents, and experience — to make a difference.
NOCVA’s nationwide network of volunteers is organized into regional chapters throughout the United States, all linked to a national office.
To join our effort or to learn more, please contact a nearby chapter or the national office.
NOCVA Chapter Locations
The National Organization of Chamorro Veterans in America is dedicated to serving as the voice of Chamorro Veterans.
As the first organization of its kind, NOCVA unites and organizes Chamorro Veterans and their supporters to leverage their collective political influence in the United States on behalf of all Chamorro Veterans wherever they may live — in the U.S., Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
NOCVA educates members and policymakers about issues important to Chamorro Veterans and develops strategies and initiatives that will lead to meaningful change in public perception and society.
How does NOCVA serve Chamorro Veterans?
- Represents them at national-level veterans’ events, conferences, and meetings
- Recognizes and honors their service through special ceremonies and tributes
- Raises awareness about their unique status, challenges, and issues of concern
- Organizes members to maximize influence at the local, state, and national levels