- History -

     The Wingmen Motorcycle Club originated at the base of Boscomantico near Verona, Italy, the home of the Combat Support Company, 1st Battalion, of the 509th Airborne Combat Team. In the spring of 1976 a member of the Ft. Lewis Freedom Riders started the chapter but with an original center patch consisting of an American Eagle instead of the home chapters center patch.

    

     In the summer of 1978 the post closed, and we joined the rest of the battalion in Vicenza, Italy, where the club continued to grow. It was in Vicenza that the Freedom Riders picked up a new member who informed the club that the founding member in Verona had been thrown out of the Ft. Lewis Freedom Riders and had no authorization to start a new chapter. At a club meeting on the 4th of July, 1979, the members voted to change their name to the Wingmen Motorcycle Club, a term used to describe the way two pilots fly and cover one another. The original center Eagle patch was kept and the club stayed All American, unlike a lot of the American clubs in Europe.

    

     When one of the members returned to Ft. Bragg, NC, in August 1979, he received a copy of the Wingmen charter and started to put a chapter together for the other returning paratroopers.

    

     In the states the club did not stay all GI with many civilian riders. By the spring of 1985, enough men had passed through the chapters ranks and been assigned to Fort Benning, GA, that the Columbus chapter was formed. From that point, former members at other bases began to build chapters until today the Wingmen can be found all over the United States partying with one another and other clubs. The spirit of Harley-Davidson and brotherhood keeps them united and their club motto says it all:

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Wingmen Motorcycle Club Chapters

Italy

FREEDOM RIDERS - VERONA

*1977 - 1978

FREEDOM RIDERS - VICENZA

*1978 - 1979

WINGMEN MC - ITALY

*JULY 1979 - 1981

United States of America

FAYETTEVILLE NC

SEPTEMBER 1979

COLUMBUS GEORGIA

*APRIL 1985 SEPTEMBER 1991

 

OPELIKA ALABAMA

*APRIL 1986 - 1 July 2012

 

JUNCTION CITY KS

*AUGUST 1987 - AUGUST 1991

NORTH GEORGIA

DECEMBER 1987

ROCKLAND COUNTY NY

SEPTEMBER 1988

NORTHEAST GEORGIA

OCTOBER 1988

MANNHEIM GERMANY

*AUGUST 1990 - AUGUST 1993

SAVANNAH GEORGIA

MAY 1991

MOORE COUNTY NC

JUNE 1992

WOODLAWN TN

**FEBRUARY 1994 - JANUARY 1995

OAK GROVE KY

JANUARY 1995

EFFINGHAM COUNTY GA

SEPTEMBER 2000

DEVILS ELBOW MO

SEPTEMBER 2003

ORANGE COUNTY NY

*NOVEMBER 2003 - SEPTEMBER 2009

PHENIX CITY AL

APRIL 2004

LONG COUNTY GA

JUNE 2004

BERGEN COUNTY NJ

AUGUST 2004

CALHOUN COUNTY AL

SEPTEMBER 2007

DAWSON COUNTY GA

MAY 2008

LITTLE RIVER NC

JANUARY 2009

BEAUFORT COUNTY SC

SEPTEMBER 2009

ROCKINGHAM NC

*JANUARY 2011 - MARCH 2017

JACKSONVILLE NC

SEPTEMBER 2011

FAYETTE COUNTY  WV

SEPTEMBER 2011

NORTHWEST FL

SEPTEMBER 2011

MILLER COUNTY MO

*JANUARY 2012 - JANUARY 2019

SOUTHEASTERN KY

JANUARY 2013

CENTRAL FL

NOVEMBER 2013

SLAUGHTER PEN VA

SEPTEMBER 2014

CHEROKEE COUNTY GA

JANUARY 2015

WESTERN NC

SEPTEMBER 2015

HUNTSVILLE AL

JANUARY 2019

SOUTH ALABAMA

MAY 2020

SOUTHEAST GA

SEPTEMBER 2020

SOUTHERN OHIO

JANUARY 2021

 

 

* Represents Retired Chapters

** Changed Rocker to Oak Grove KY
Time Carries Over From February 1994