Caribbean Nationals in the Military Making a Positive Difference

West Indian Military Members Association (WIAMMA) is a non-profit organization that helps West Indian communities (Caribbean) in the US, the West Indies and the military at Andrews Air Force Base in Camps Springs, Maryland.

The group is comprised of retired individuals from the US Armed Forces, active duty members, and civilians. To become a member the required age is 18 years old.

The group is open to all West Indians or any person of West Indian parentage who has served or is serving in the US Armed Forces. Civilians or those who have never served may also become a member of what WIAMMA.  Monthly meetings are held on the last Monday of each month at Andrews AFB at 7pm.

The group host four major fundraising annually: Spring Fling dance in April, Family Day in June (2nd Saturday), End of Summer Jam in September and our Holiday Dinner and Dance in December.

The organization donates 50% of the proceeds from the End of Summer Jam dance to the Trinidad and Tobago Working Women's Group Caribbean Student Scholarship Fund, and donations are also made to West Indian schools or communities. 

In the local community, annual donations are made to the Caribbeana Radio program hosted by Von Martin of WPFW 89.3 FM and to the Francis T. Evans elementary school located next to Andrews Air Force Base.

WIAMMA also supports activities on the Military base and recently played an active role in the annual awards recognition for enlisted members. This past June, to support Caribbean-Heritage Month, the group sponsored and hosted its first military Caribbean-Month day at Andrews Air Force base.

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