About Us

SWABS is incorporated under the laws of the State of Arizona. We are a non-profit 501©3 organization without capital stock. All donations/pledges received by SWABS are tax deductible. Our logo is a representation of the Buffalo Soldier statue located at the “Buffalo Soldier Legacy Plaza”, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.

MEMBERSHIP is only $25 Download application here.

Our Goals and Objectives

We are organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes to:

  • Save and restore The Mountain View Colored Officers’ Club.
  • Research all aspects of Black men and women in the service of our Nation during the time of segregation.
  • Inform the general public of the historical significance of the Buffalo Soldiers.
  • Plan and organize annual “Salute to Buffalo Soldier Days” in Sierra Vista/Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
  • Conduct an annual “Spirit of the Buffalo Soldier Academic AwarDs program for 4th grade through high school students.
  • Award an annual college scholarship.
  • Establish an African American Research Center

SWAB Officers

President:   Charles Hancock
Vice President: Demetria  Warren
2nd Vice President: Ernie Calhoun
Secretary: La Verne Jenkins
Treasurer: Bessie Bradford
Corresponding Secretary: Harlan Bradford Sr.
Chairman of the Board and Board Member at Large:  Billie Holloway Sr.
Board Member at Large:  David Perryman

Guided Tour of Buffalo Soldier Historic Sites

Learn about the accomplishments and history of Fort Huachuca’s Buffalo Soldiers. Reservations required.  Call (520) 220-0153 for details. Note: Fort Huachuca is an active military installation. US citizens may take the tour, must provide valid photo identification if over age 12.

All will be subject to a background check before being allowed entry to the installation. Those who present a common access card (CAC card), Military ID, Military Dependent ID, Gold Star ID, or other valid DoD credential won’t be affected.