Welcome from the Members and Family of TN 18-2.
We are an Association of Combat Veterans from all branches of the United States Armed Forces who ride motorcycles as a hobby. Our mission now is to support and defend those who have defended our country and our freedoms. Our focus is to help veteran care facilities provide a warm meal, clothing, shelter, and guidance, or simply to say “Thank You.” and “Welcome Home.”
Our membership is comprised of Full Members (those with verified combat service) and Supporter Members (those who have non-combat military service and have a sincere dedication to helping veterans). We have members from nearly all 50 states and living abroad. Many members continue to serve in our Armed Forces, with several serving in combat areas now.
We sponsor and/or participate in many motorcycle-related charity events each year, and as a 501(c) 19 (EIN: 47-1564659) non-profit organization, we donate to various veteran care facilities and veteran charities in our local community.
We are a family that is brought together by our service to our country and the love of motorcycles.
Board and Staff
Kevin “Gator” Armstrong
Life Member #6380
Gator hails from the great state of Colorado and has been married to the lovely Mrs. Theresa for 23 years and together they have four children and six grandchildren. He retired from the U.S. Army in 2015 after 26 years as an Infantryman. Gator originally joined the CVMA in 2011 with GA 25-1 and then transferred to TX 23-2. In 2012 he was finally transferred to TN 18-2 where he and his wife plan to stay. He became a Life Member in 2015 and has held the chapters Secretary position in the past. Gator and Toybox are the proud proprietors of Gators Lounge where the beers are cold and the Red Heads flow.
James “Master_Blaster” Rodgers
Full Member #5929
Master Blaster joined the CVMA in 2011 at Fort Lee, VA where he was a founding member of CVMA 27-3. He has held the positions of Chapter Sergeant at Arms, Detachment Commander, and Chapter Commander. He joined the Army in 1997 and retired after 20 years in 2017 as a Computer/Detection Systems Repairer. Master Blaster is the proud father of 5 beautiful daughters and one son. He was born in Covington KY and grew up in Hope Mills, NC. He transferred into 18-2 in August 2017. Master Blaster is currently employed by the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Veterans Services Representative.
Charles “Luigi” Anderson
Full Member #15739
Charles “Luigi” Anderson was born and raised in Montclair, California. He joined the United States Navy in 1985 as a Hull Technician until his Honorable Discharge in October 1989. He remained in the Navy reserves and the Army National Guard until he returned to active Duty January 2000 and spent a total of 31 years serving in uniform. Luigi joined the CVMA in South Carolina as a member of 34-1 in January 2016. He and his family then moved and transferred to TN 18-2 in July that same year. Charles “Luigi” Anderson is married to Emma ”Delete” Anderson from Marlton, New Jersey. They have five children: Jeremy (27); Bryce (21); Justine (19); William (12); Victoria (9). Luigi is often seen eating shrooms and is referred to as that “Green Mario Guy”.
Erik “Mr. Hand” Lisk
Full Member #17208
“Aloha, my name is Mr. Hand” Mr. Hand was raised in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has been married to his beautiful wife, Tina (Phantom) for 26 years. They have two daughters and two grandchildren with another on the way. Mr. Hand retired from the U.S. Army in 2007 after 22 years as an infantryman. Mr. Hand joined the CVMA in 2016 as a member of TN 18-2. Mr. Hand is currently an educator of the young Spicoli’s of today!
Sergeant At Arms
Keith “Chief” Dwyer
Full Member #14542
“Chief” was born in Greenville, Kentucky and joined the Army in 1990 where he served in Desert Storm. After leaving the Army, he started his law enforcement career in New York City, New York and then moved back to Kentucky where he continued to serve as a law enforcement officer. After 22 years in law enforcement, he retired as Chief of Police in Guthrie, Kentucky in 2015 and is now continuing his public service as a Probation and Parole Officer for the State of Kentucky. “Chief” has been married to his wife Elizabeth “MFP” for 10 years and together they have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. “Chief” joined the CVMA in July 2015 with Chapter TN 18-2 in Clarksville, Tennessee and is currently the chapter’s SAA.
Public Relation Officer
Nick “Pew Pew” Cotoia
Full Member #19685
Pew Pew was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He joined the United States Army in 2003 as a Calvary Scout (19D). He served in Operation Iraqi Freedom 3 from 2005-2006 and was Honorable Discharged in January 2011 until he enlisted in the Tennessee Army National Guard as a Calvary Scout (19D) until 2017, where he took on the role of a United States Army Instructor for 19DMOS-T and Bradley Commander’s Course (BC3) and is still serving today. On the civilian side of his life, he works as a handgun instructor in the great state of Tennessee. Pew Pew joined the CVMA 18-2 in 2017.and is serving as the Chapter PRO. He has been married to his wife Trina for 15 years and they have 3 children.
Tina “Phantom” Lisk
Aux Member #17208
Hails from Missouri, where she was one of five siblings. She joined the Army in 1989 and spent her time in Germany. In Germany Phantom’s prayers were answered when she met her husband of 27 years. Phantom and Mr. Hand have two beautiful daughters and 3 grandchildren. After leaving the Army Phantom became an educator of young children in the DoDEA system for 17 years. She joined the CVMA Auxiliary in 2016. Soon to be wed to her second husband Travis Kelce Go Chiefs.
We love to ride and to support our local veteran community.