East Tennessee Military Affairs Council: (865) 637-4550

Veterans Groups

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Visit the AFA #367-Knoxville Chapter on Facebook

Gen Bruce K. Holloway Chapter

President: Major General Richard “Dick’ Webber, USAF (Ret),
(703) 964-6803 – cell

Chapter meets the 1st Thursday of each month 12:15 pm at McGhee Tyson Air Base Dining Hall

Air Force Sergeants Association



AFSA Chapter 479
Knoxville, TN

Meets on 2nd Tuesday, 4:00 PM at Armed Forces Club, McGhee Tyson ANGB

President Colin Mike Gates, MSgt USAF(RET)
341 Eaton Village Trace
Lenoir City, TN 37771-8705
(H) (865) 986-7526 (M) (865) 640-5937

American Legion Post 2 American Legion


Commander: Michael E. Testerman, commander@legionknox.com
Adjutant: Norita Cruz,  norita.irene@gmail.com
Phone #: 865-313-0964

Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month
Time: Meal at 6:00 PM; Meeting at 7:00 PM

Meeting Location:
2600 Holbrook Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918

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Midwest Region

Chapter 6-140
Admiral D. G. Farragut
CDR William D. Graf, SC, USNR
POC – Cliff Willis

Disabled American Veterans

Knoxville Chapter #24

Commander: Garett Hanas
Vice Commander: Larry Sharp
Adjutant: Elisabeth Carr
Chaplain: David Stanton

Meetings are held on the 2ND Thursday of each month
Time: Meal at 5:30; Meeting at 6:30 PM

Meeting Location:
2600 Holbrook Dr
Knoxville, TN 37918

East Tennessee Veterans Memorial Association – ETVMA



To Honor Those Who Served. . .
To Remember Those Who Fell. . .
To Teach the Values of Freedom. . .

P.O. Box 3714
Knoxville TN 37927

Fleet Reserve Association



Knoxville FRA
Branch and Unit 194

Bobby Smith
Phone: 865-982-3302logo_FRA_aux

Vice President:
David Cates
Phone: 865-247-4350

What is the Fleet Reserve Association?
The FRA is comprised of sea service enlisted personnel who have served or now serving in the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (active duty, reserve, retired) and commissioned officers with at least one day of enlisted sea service. The Fleet Reserve Association was Federally Chartered in 1924 as a professional non-profit organization that is devoted to the interests of Enlisted and retired members of the United States Sea Services.

Meeting 1st Sunday each month @ 1400
Cokesbury UMC, Community Center
(GPS locating address)
9915 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922-3319

Honor Air Knoxville



HonorAir Knoxville is dedicated to honoring East Tennessee World War II and Korean War veterans and the sacrifices they made to ensure our freedoms.

Irreverent Warriors

Irreverent Warriors


Unite the Veteran community and drive a healthy culture within its members. Through creative engagements, events, and strong Veteran-based support networks, we will be the catalyst for improving the Veteran outlook.


The MISSION of Irreverent Warriors is to bring veterans together using humor and camaraderie to improve mental health and prevent veteran suicide.

IW Knox Team

Hike Coordinator:   John Shawhan
Hike Support:         Chrystie Shawhan
Sponsorship:          Candace Bobick
Outreach:                Leigh Fawbush
Logistics:                Jon Kirkegaard


Updates and Events
 IW Knoxville | Facebook
Home – Irreverent Warriors

Knoxville Area Veterans Stand Down



Lt Alexander Bonnyman Unit of the Young Marines


The Young Marines program is open to all boys and girls ages 8 through completion of high school who are in good standing at school. Since the Young Marines’ humble beginnings, in 1958, with one unit and a handful of boys, the organization has grown to over 240 units with 10,000 boys and girls and 3,000 adult volunteers in 46 states and the District of Columbia. We also have units in Germany, Japan and affiliates in other countries.

Marine Corps League- Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Detachment # 924

Website: www.mclknoxville.org
Latest news and tons of helpful information including membership applications can be found at our website.

The Lt. Alexander Bonnyman Detachment #924 meetings are held at:
VFW Post 5154
2561 Hobbs Rd, Louisville, TN 37777

Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month. A social hour begins at 1730 with the meeting starting at 1800 -1830.

Commandant: Susie Schmidt
865 806-0490

Mailing Address
P. O Box 53293
Knoxville, TN 37950-3293

Members of the Marine Corps League join together in camaraderie and fellowship for the purpose of preserving the traditions and promoting the interests of the United States Marine Corps, banding together those who are now serving in the United States Marine Corps and those who have been honorably discharged from that service that they may effectively promote the ideals of American freedom and democracy, voluntarily aiding and rendering assistance to all Marines, FMF Corpsmen and former Marines and FMF Corpsmen and to their widows and orphans; and to perpetuate the history of the United States Marine Corps and by fitting acts to observe the anniversaries of historical occasions of particular interest to Marines.

Military Officers Association of America – MOAA


An independent, nonprofit, politically nonpartisan organization, MOAA is operated exclusively to benefit members of the uniformed services — active duty, former and retired, National Guard and Reserve — and their families and survivors. MOAA is dedicated to preserving their earned entitlements and to maintaining a strong national defense. Six out of 10 retired officers belong to MOAA, as do more than 30,000 active duty officers.

Chapter Name: East Tennessee Chapter
Address: PO Box 24074
City/State/Zip: Knoxville, TN 37933-2074

2015 President – James C. Fetterman, Colonel, USAF (Ret)
1906 Greenland Way, Apt. 102
Knoxville, TN 37932

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Knoxville Chapter Commander
Bill Grieve

Meets 2nd Wednesday
Rothchilds Catering Center
11:00 – 12:00 Lunch and socializing. Lunch comprising salad, soup, sandwich, dessert, and drink is $12.00 including tax.
12:00 – 13:00 Chapter meeting

National Association for Uniformed Services – NAUS


Upper East Tennessee Chapter TN-1

NAUS is a Washington DC based national military association of all ranks and services with goals aligned with many of the other similar military associations. Their main thrust is lobbying Congress in military associated affairs.

Locally our members meet for lunch at 11:00 the third Tuesday of each month at RJ Courtyard, Alcoa Highway.

Our main objectives are to develop and support activities which will promote the general well being of members of the uniformed services and their families and to educate community, business and political leaders on the military.

We invite a speaker to each meeting to discuss topics of general interest to our membership. We invite you to join us.

President Ole Olson 865-379-2829
V/President Andy Higginbotham 865-693-5343
V/President David Taylor 865-970-2827

Naval Reserve Association

Naval Reserve Association is now known as Association of the United States Navy.

Navy League of the United States


Council President

John H. Woodard, Jr.
Knox County Records Management
1000 N. Central Street
Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-215-5661 (daytime)
FAX: 865-215-5665
E-mail: records@esper.com

Reserve Officers Association – ROAroa_4c


POC – Phil Reichle

Rolling Thunder TN3


President: Cynthia Mink

Meetings are held the fourth Monday of the month at the Moose Lodge, 6903 Mundal Rd. Knoxville Tn. 37918

Smoky Mountain Submarine Veterans

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Smoky Mountain Submarine Veterans meet the third Thursday of every month at Mimis Cafe in the Turkey Creek shopping area, 10945 Parkside Drive, Knoxville, TN 37934

Meeting starts at 1900 (1800 if you want to order dinner). Wives are very welcome.

Marlin Helms
Smoky Mountain Submarine Veterans Base Commander
(865) 387-5625

University of Tennessee, Knoxville – Army ROTC Alumni Council 



Meets 7-8 times a year normally at Dead End BBQ on Sutherland Ave. Meetings are announced on Facebook Page.

Contact Info:

Logan Hickman, President

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Pres – Joe Solymossy (jmsoly@juno.com)
POC – Mark Kohring (mark_kohring@mac.com)

Mailing address:
USNA AA Knoxville-Oak Ridge chapter
c/o Mark Kohring
2033 Bishops Bridge Rd.
Knoxville, TN 37922

Veterans Heritage Site Foundation


Marilyn Childress
(678) 920-1989

Currently meeting via Zoom every month on the Fourth Wed at 6:30pm.

Please email contact@veteransheritagesite.org if you would like additional Information on VHSF.

Veterans of Foreign Wars – VFW

logo_V_V__ANational Site: vfw.org

VFW Post 5154
Billy Batson, CSM, USA, (Ret), Commander
Doug Burt, MSgt., USAF, (Ret), Adjutant email: douglasburt@aol.com
Meetings are the first Tuesday of each month starting at 6:30PM at 2561 Hobbs Rd., Louisville, TN 37777. The Auxiliary of the Post meets the same evening and time.
The post is open Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 4PM – 10PM, Fri. & Sat. 4PM-11PM
Contact the Post:
Phone: (865) 380-0590

Vietnam Veterans of America – VVA

logo_V_V__ANational Site: vva.org

CPT Bill Robinson Chapter 1078
Pat Polis, President
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at Redemption Church, 3550 Pleasant Ridge Rd, Knoxville, TN 37921
Website: vva1078.org

Contact the Chapter:
Tel 865-659-4450
e-mail: vva1078@gmail.com
PO Box 50054
1237 E. Wiesgarber Rd
Knoxville, TN 37950

Morristown Chapter 1073
Meets 4th Saturday each month 10:00 AM at the TN NG Armory Morristown
5255 E. Andrew Johnson Highway
Russellville, TN

Contact the Chapter:
Jack Weidman, President

Marvin Gilliam, Secretary

ETMAC Rep: W. E. “Whit” Whitworth

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Rocky Top Chapter TN-1

Rocky Top Chapter, WMA, meets quarterly. We usually meet at a members’ home or restaurant where we conduct our business and enjoy each others company. Check out our website for time and location of next meeting/event.

Contact information
Lindsay Long
P.O. Box 4485
Maryville, TN 37802-4485