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About Combined Arms

OUR MISSION

TO UNITE THE COMMUNITY TO ACCELERATE THE IMPACT OF VETERANS.
Combined Arms is a dynamic, ever-evolving collaborative impact organization that is using an innovative approach to technology and service delivery to disrupt the veteran transition experience. By providing comprehensive support to military members and their families as they transition to civilian life, we are accelerating veteran transition in order to deliver maximum impact on the communities they return to.

Combined Arms streamlines the connection between veterans and their families from all branches of the military with organizations that serve them. We’ve created a new veteran service model, focusing on collective impact—reinventing what it means to serve veterans by creating pathways for them to access resources based on exactly what they’ve asked for, leaving the outdated model of “services in silos” behind.

Combined Arms is creating a well-rounded community of veterans who are United After The Uniform.

OUR COMMUNITY

BUILDING ONE 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 dozen of events there is 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.

POWERED BY OUR COMMUNITY LEADERS

In 2016 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 connect, refer, and accelerate their peers through our community building events leading our networking and social events. Community Leaders take on a financial and time commitment to Combined Arms.

Those interested in leading our mission to build the veteran community should apply below. One of our staff will reach out to you to assess your potential for fitting this role, which affinity group would be right for you, and potentially which existing community leader should mentor you.

All new community leaders must be recommended by their community leader mentor. They must be mentored for a minimum of 2 months prior to recommendation. Following the recommendation the candidate will undergo a full employee screening and vetting process. Community Leaders are volunteer, unpaid positions but we treat them like employees. They are part of our team and family, and due all the respect owed to our team.

THE FOUR PILLARS OF COMBINED ARMS

SINGLE POINT OF ENTRY
A home base for all, our co-working space builds connections between veterans, the 165+ membership organizations and civilians. Our integrated technology platform allows veterans and their families to complete the intake assessment from anywhere in the world.

TECHNOLOGY
Efficiently connects veterans with 165+ service organizations who provide 650+ customized resources. This technology is also available via mobile download on iOS and Android, and allows for veterans to be referred to services in a matter of seconds!

ENGAGEMENT CAMPAIGN
Reaching further upstream with geo-targeted content and campaigns to wrap our arms around transitioning veterans to ensure none fall through the cracks.

IGNITING THE COMMUNITY
Empowering veterans to step up and serve as community leaders to connect more veterans with social services and foster collaborative relationships.

SERVICES FOR VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES

IN SERVICE FOR OTHERS
The connection to helping others through service doesn’t necessarily end when your tour does. For veterans who have heard and continued the call of serving the community, Combined Arms is a connection point to volunteer opportunities and nonprofits in need of assistance. We partner with the best and brightest organizations dedicated to rallying vets around the common good.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES RESOURCES

  • Disaster Relief Volunteering
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Community Rehabilitation Projects

BUILDING COMMUNITY
Whether you’ve moved to a new city, been deployed for a long time or can’t find the time to get out much, it can be hard to meet new, like-minded people. That’s where our partner organizations come in. From business networking to enjoying stogies to simply connecting with other veterans, Combined Arms works with VSOs that excel at bringing people together.

SOCIAL EVENTS RESOURCES

  • Professional Networking
  • LGBT Groups
  • Family Movie Nights
  • Sober Events
  • Military Spouse Groups
  • Happy Hours
  • Sporting Events & Concerts
  • Faith Based Groups

WAYS TO THRIVE
A furry new friend, stretching the stress away, socializing to get centered—the strides that have been made to help veterans adjust to life after the military are endless. At Combined Arms, we partner with a variety of veteran service organizations that offer alternative solutions to help vets thrive.

LIFE WELLNESS

  • Veteran Retreats
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Service Dogs

FIT FOR LIFE
A good wellness practice can strengthen the body and alleviate stress in the span of time it takes to complete a run, hike a mountain or finish a sun salutation. At Combined Arms, we believe in total health—supporting our veterans mentally and physically by connecting them with service organizations that put the complete health of veterans first.

PHYSICAL WELLNESS RESOURCES

  • Fitness Classes
  • Camp Gladiator
  • Crossfit
  • Boxing Classes
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Training Groups
  • REACH Stretch Sessions
  • Muay Thai Kickboxing
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

THE LIFE YOU WANT
Success after service means getting veterans the support they need to live the life they want. Combined Arms makes it easy to find mental wellness services like professional counseling and peer mentorship programs to make the transition to civilian life a healthy and supportive experience. We’re here to help.

MENTAL WELLNESS RESOURCES

  • Personal & Family Counseling
  • Marital Counseling
  • Post Traumatic Stress Counseling
  • Anxiety & Depression Support
  • Military Spouse Groups
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Behavioral Health Education
  • Personal Growth

GROW YOUR CAREER
In the military everyone has a job. You know where to show up, how to contribute and who you depend on to get that job done. But after you transition, it’s not always that straightforward. Combined Arms works with our top career development organizations to help veterans grow their skillsets, find professional networking opportunities and discover the best jobs in your community.

CAREER SERVICES RESOURCES

  • Career Mentoring
  • Professional Attire
  • Interview Coaching
  • Professional Networking
  • Job Placement
  • Resume Writing
  • LinkedIn Coaching
  • Technical Training & Certificates

GROW YOUR BRAIN
Training, know-how, education—whether this means getting a degree, gaining some new skills or embarking on a brand new path, Combined Arms connects veterans to the resources they need to achieve their education goals.

EDUCATION RESOURCES

  • Federal Student Loans or Grants Coaching
  • Career Mentoring
  • College Search
  • GI Bill Coaching
  • Hazlewood Act Assistance
  • Professional Attire
  • Professional Development
  • Professional Networking
  • Scholarship Research

LEVEL UP
Sometimes to reach the next level all you need is a little boost. At Combined Arms, your success is our success. We are committed to veterans’ growth and are here to connect them with all they need to make their biggest impact.

GROWTH & SUCCESS RESOURCES

  • Leadership Development
  • Professional Networking
  • Public Speaking
  • Transition Workshops and Classes
  • Leadership Opportunity
  • Individual Growth Programs
  • Mentoring Programs

REST EASY
Every veteran deserves a home. No matter where or when someone served, no matter how long they’ve been homeless, their service to this country is not forgotten and our responsibility to serve them isn’t either. Together with some of Houston’s best homeless services organizations, Combined Arms is committed to making sure every veteran that reaches out to us finds a safe place to sleep.

HOMELESS SERVICES RESOURCES

  • Homeless Services
  • Utilities Assistance
  • Mortgage & Rent Assistance
  • Food Assistance

INTO THE GREEN
Texas legend Willie Nelson said, “If you’ve got the money, honey, I’ve got the time.” When it comes to veterans, our partners have both. From helping to figure out a budget that works, to financial literacy support, Combined Arms brings together experienced organizations in financial solutions for veterans.

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

  • Mortgage & Rent Assistance
  • Utilities Assistance
  • Homeless Services
  • Financial Literacy Courses

LET’S GO GET IT
Benefits aren’t extras, they’re essentials. They’re the promise this country makes when a service member enlists, and Combined Arms is here to help make sure that promise is kept. Along with our experienced, knowledgeable partners, we navigate the sometimes confusing terrain of benefits so the vets we serve don’t have to go it alone.

VETERAN BENEFITS RESOURCES

  • Mortgage & Rent Assistance
  • VA Disability & Benefits Appeals
  • eBenefits
  • Homeless Services
  • Utilities Assistance

OPEN FOR BUSINESS
Entrepreneurs drive our country forward, and as former service members, veterans are uniquely qualified to lead our communities in business. Combined Arms rallies a diverse, experienced group of startup service providers and small business champions to support Houston’s veteran entrepreneurs.

EXPERT ADVICE
Knowing a good lawyer can make all the difference.  But knowing a great lawyer with extensive experience working with military veterans is even better.  From wills to legal proceedings, business formation to family law, the experts at our partner organizations provide a wide array of services for veterans in need of legal assistance.

LEGAL SERVICES RESOURCES

  • Consumer Credit Issues
  • Welfare & Income Assistance
  • Employment & Housing Law
  • Identity Restoration
  • Criminal History
  • Disability Law

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Combined Arms
2929 McKinney Street
Houston, TX 77003