Building the Veteran Community
Veterans leaving the military face a huge difficulty transitioning to civilian life. Most pronounced is that they lack access to personal and professional networks when they leave the military. While in the military they and their families are part of a unit and a strong support network with clear direction for career paths and family services. We believe that the best service we can provide veterans during their transition is access to a community of veterans that have already transitioned, who have walked the road they find themselves on presently and have the time and ability to give back to strengthen their careers and families.
In order to provide that community, we have to gather our successful veterans that have already transitioned, that are leading their industries and companies in their careers. We need classmates and friends, mothers and fathers, husbands and wives who are secure in their family lives. We need community building activities that gather our leaders, volunteers, and veterans to connect with one another. The greatest resource that can be provided to veterans is one that connects them with other veterans.
With dozens of events in and around the Greater Houston area there always opportunities to meet other veterans, share stories, be inspired, build your network, and strengthen your career & your family.
The problems that face veterans both as they transition from the military and once they have transitioned are daunting. No single organization can provide all the programming or resources necessary to be successful. We do not try to be everything to our veterans, instead we focus on one thing. Building the community of veterans.
Building the community of veterans means creating opportunities for veterans to come together, to connect, to share stories, to feel a part of a whole, and to help one another. We’ve Been There, and we’ll be there for you too.
We have all served, we have all been part of the greatest military force in history, we have all graduated from the most field tested leadership training, we’ve all been through the transition back to civilian life, and we are here for veterans and their families. We’ve Been There.
We launched our Community Leader program in order to provide leadership opportunities for veterans, spouses, and patriotic civilians to lead our community building efforts. These leaders sign up to receive mental health, peer mentor, and active listening training in order to become advocates for our members. They recruit, navigate, and develop their peers through our community building events leading our affinity groups.
We also aggregate and promote the community building efforts and events of our member organizations.
The team at Combined Arms intimately understands what it is like to go through transition because they’ve been through it themselves. They are here to take the luck out of transition, and ensure that NO veteran slips through the cracks.