Mission

Continuing The Armor Legacy

Corporate Mission Statement

The United States Army Brotherhood of Tankers, Inc., (USABOT), is organized for the purpose of preserving and publicizing the history of the United States Army Armored Forces and other related services that are within its capabilities and resources. Related services may include, but are not limited to, collection of artifacts, living history activities, and public education. The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Membership and services shall be provided without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. The use of the terms persons, applicants, members, individuals, personnel, he, his, and him shall apply to men and women, unless clearly applicable to one gender.

USABOT is organized as a public benefit corporation within the definitions of Title 48 Chapters 51 through 66 of the Tennessee Code Annotated and section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or any corresponding future provisions of these codes. The United States Army Brotherhood of Tankers, Inc. shall not carry on any activities that are prohibited for tax-exempt organizations under the provisions of these codes.

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The USABOT Logo

The black circle surrounding the green field represents a tank road wheel. There are thirteen stars on the green field, 4 stars for Patton, 4 stars for Bradley, 5 stars for Eisenhower. The thirteen stars also represent the 13 stars of Armor: Patton, Oliver, White, Chaffee, Abrams, Pool, Rose, Harmon, Dager, Thurman, Funk, Starry, and McMaster. The rejected armor tri colors represents the Armor Corps early days after WWI we were fighting for acceptance. The design was created by Patton, but rejected by Army Heraldry as they want the representation of combined arms to be equal. The red (artillery) the gold (armor) and the blue (infantry. The green and yellow are the colors of Armor given by Patton, the Cavalry Sabers represent our lineage to the horse cavalry and the Mk IV male is the earliest American tanks.

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Buddy Check

Checking in on our Brothers and Sisters is common in the Armor community. As crewmen, members of a team we know how important it is to get a crew report, knowing that each member of the crew is there and ready. Our social media pages and local chapters support this vital part of our mission.

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Restoration Projects

USABOT has a massive team of Armor restoration enthusiast that take on rebuilding and restoring display tanks and armored vehicles all over the US. A piece of Armor history that is on display that has fallen into disrepair due to the environment or neglect is a blight on the image of our proud military heritage. If you see a piece of armor on display that is in need of care, please bring it to our attention and we will pass it on to the appropriate official or attempt to take on the project ourselves

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Visiting Our Heroes

USABOT respects and honors our heroes past and present. We never miss an opportunity to visit a Brother and share a story or two or lend an attentive ear when when he needs to be heard. We enjoy the company of brothers that may have chewed some of the same dust, traveled the same trails, lived the "Tank Life". We honor those that have passed and offer our support to their families if needed. Our mission is that their sacrifices aren't forgotten.