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Combined Arms: Standing Strong for Houston Flood Victims

Combined Arms stands strong for Houston flood victims by providing proactive outreach, technological innovation, community mobilization, and coordinated relief efforts to support veterans and communities in need.
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COMBINED ARMS UNVEILS NEW BRANDING TO REFLECT EVOLUTION AND GROWTH

Discover the evolution and growth of Combined Arms, a nonprofit supporting veterans in Texas. Learn about their new branding and commitment to empowering veterans and their families.
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VETFEST 2024: A CELEBRATION OF COMMUNITY, CONNECTION, AND COUNTRY MUSIC

Discover the success of VETFEST 2024, a celebration of veterans, community, and country music in Texas. Over 2,000 attendees enjoyed resources, food trucks, and a live concert.
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Texas Veterans Network Reaches Milestone: Serving 50,000 Veterans and Families

Discover how the Texas Veterans Network celebrates serving 50,000 unique veterans and families, offering comprehensive support and resources in the Lone Star State.

SIVs & Allies Program Update June 2023

Khalil Arab, Combined Arms - SIVs and Allies Program Manager here! We have made incredible progress in the first half of 2023. I wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for supporting our work, the SIVs & Allies Program, and the community in general. 
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Combined Arms' Mia Garcia Named 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazer of the Year

Combined Arms' Mia Garcia Named 2023 Women Veteran Trailblazer of the Year
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Combined Arms Chosen as State Provider of Texas Veterans Network

Combined Arms awarded $2M by the Texas Workforce Commission to serve as state provider of the Texas Veterans Network.
Celebrating 40,000 Veterans Served!
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Celebrating 40,000 Veterans Served!

Texas Veterans Network serves veterans and military families through a statewide network of health and social care providers who understand the needs of the military community and make referrals to public, private, and nonprofit organizations across Texas.

[MISSION COMPLETE]: OP SANTA

CAX, TDECU, and the Astros Foundation hosted the 13th Annual Operation Santa in Houston for veteran families, Afghan interpreters & their families. 

COMBATING VETERAN & MILITARY FAMILY FOOD INSECURITY

Combined Arms steps up to meet the immediate, emerging, and ongoing needs of veterans and military families.

Combined Arms Expands Resources to Louisiana through Partnership with LDVA

Combined Arms announces expansion into the state of Louisiana through our new partnership with the Louisiana Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Veterans Day is Every Day at Combined Arms

At Combined Arms, every day is Veterans Day. Veterans and military families make up who we are - 70% of CAX’s staff members are military-connected, and 55% are veterans - and serve as our why. 

PACT ACT UPDATE: VA Expands and Extends Veteran Eligibility

Just months after President Biden signed and enacted the PACT Act on August 10, 2022, the Department of Veteran Affairs announced that they have expanded and extended eligibility for VA health care for certain Veterans of the Gulf Wars and post-9/11 era effective Oct 1, 2022.

COMBINED ARMS ANNOUNCES PROMINENT HOUSTON BUSINESSMAN AS NEW BOARD CHAIR

Doug Foshee has been unanimously elected to the role of Chair by its Board of Directors.
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Combined Arms Joins "Vet The Vote" To Impact Poll Worker Shortage

We are proud to announce that Combined Arms has recently partnered with "Vet The Vote" to support the nationwide Vet The Vote election poll worker public awareness campaign.
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Combined Arms Receives 2022 Technology Innovation Award

Combined Arms is named one of the 2022 Technology Innovation Awards grant recipients and award winners!

CAX Institute Hosts Veteran Food Insecurity Webinar

To date, we’ve served 2,461 individuals, including 584 veterans, through our monthly Galveston County Monthly Veteran Food Pantry and will be expanding our veteran & military-focused food pantries across Houston in the coming weeks.

Combined Arms Launches Lighthouse API to expedite Veteran Connections

Combined Arms has enhanced our data-driven approach by cultivating a culture of quick adaptation and a “meet the client where they are” mentality to unite clients with their community and ensure efficient access to the resources and social services needed.
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Celebrating 30,000 TEXAS VETERANS CONNECTED TO RESOURCES

Just two years after launching the Texas Veterans Network powered by Combined Arms is celebrating 30,000 resource connected veterans in Texas!

FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND VETERANS ASSESSMENT LAUNCHES IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA

Endeavors has partnered with Combined Arms, the City of Jacksonville and the University of North Florida’s Center for Community Initiatives.

2022 NASDVA Training Conference

Last week, CEO Mike Hutchings represented Combined Arms at the NASDVA’s 2022 Training Conference in Hawaii.
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Post-Afghan Evacuation Efforts

We at the Combined Arms supported, and still support, the evacuation of our Special Immigrant Visa recipients (SIV) and other non-SIV Allies from day one.
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Our Legacy of Service to the SIVs & Allies Community

Combined Arms is committed to scaling our proven SIV & Allies programming to meet the immediate and emergent needs of our Afghan allies as they resettle in communities across Texas
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On the First Anniversary of the Fall of Kabul

Combined Arms is committed to scaling our proven SIV & Allies programming to meet the immediate and emergent needs of our Afghan allies
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President Biden Signs the PACT Act

Today, Combined Arms’ CEO Mike Hutchings is honored to attend President Biden’s signing of the (PACT) Act at the White House.
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The Bush Institute Welcomes Two Scholars From The Combined Arms Team!

We are proud to announce that two of our Combined Arms’ team members have been selected to participate in the Bush Institute’s 2022
Combined Arms Powers South Carolina’s Newest Effort To Support Vets

Combined Arms Powers South Carolina’s Newest Effort To Support Vets

The state of South Carolina, led by Secretary Grimsley of the South Carolina Department of Veterans Affairs (SCDVA), invested in the Combined Arms model...

Dynamo Charities Hero of the Game - Earl Lundy

Earl Lundy, a former U.S. Army paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne and this week’s Hero of the Game

COMBINED ARMS SIVs & ALLIES

Please join us in welcoming Khalil Arab, our new SIV & Allies Program Manager, to the Combined Arms team!
MLK DAY 2022

MLK DAY 2022

At Combined Arms Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) is an organizational priority: for our team, who we work with and for those that we serve.

MILES ON A MISSION WITH UNITED AIRLINES

This Giving Tuesday, Combined Arms Invites Mileage Plus Members to Donate Miles to Help Connect Veterans with Critically-Needed Social Services
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STATEMENT OF COMBINED ARMS BEFORE THE VETERANS’ AFFAIRS’ COMMITTEE

STATEMENT OF COMBINED ARMS BEFORE THE VETERANS’ AFFAIRS’ COMMITTEE U.S. SENATE - Mike Hutchinson, CEO

Post 9/11 Veterans Reflect On The 20th Anniversary Of The Attacks

Bryan Escobedo, Mia Garcia, & John Smith – Marine Corps Veterans of the Iraq War – now all work for the Houston-based veterans’ organization Combined Arms.
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Community Matters

“For 20 year our Afghan allies fought beside us, risking it all in pursuit of democracy, equality, and freedom. It’s now our turn to have their backs.”
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Texas Veterans Re-traumatized watching Taliban takeover

Shocking and devastating are just two of the words used by a combat veteran to describe the scenes coming out of Afghanistan.
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Things Are Different Now

A message from the Combined Arms CEO, Mike Hutchings in light of Afghanistan's fall to the Taliban.

2020 ANNUAL IMPACT REPORT

In 2020, the nation wrestled with the challenges of inequality and social injustice. Combined Arms stood up for what is right, and to support the broader community in times of need by reinforcing health and connection.
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Combined Arms Names Mike Hutchings CEO

Combined Arms is proud to announce Mike Hutchings as the new CEO. Prior to Mike’s role as CEO, he served as the Interim CEO, & prior to that the CDO.
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Snax & Vax at Combined Arms on May 22, 2021!

On Saturday, May 22nd from 10 am to 2 pm, Combined Arms is hosting Snax & Vax at the Transition Center located at 2929 McKinney St Houston, Texas 77003.

Welcome to our 2020-2021 New Member Organizations!

Welcome to our newest member organizations! Since the launch of the Texas Veterans Network in April of 2020 we have welcomed over 86 member organizations. This explosive growth helps us to serve more veterans and military families across the state of Texas and beyond every single day.
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Combined Arms Teams Up With 3DMilitary

JWM Wholesale is Houston-based & proud to support our troops worldwide. Since 1999, they have produced, designed, manufactured & distributed apparel. 
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10,000 TEXAS VETERANS CONNECTED TO RESOURCES Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the Texas Veterans Network

1 year after launching the Texas Veterans Network, Combined Arms announces that they have connected 10,000 Texas veterans and their families to resources.
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COMBINED ARMS SURVEY

Combined Arms is proud to partner with The Ambitious VET Podcast to launch a survey to better serve our veterans & help them thrive in their communities.
WINTER FREEZE ADVICE AND RESOURCES
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WINTER FREEZE ADVICE AND RESOURCES

Due to the severe weather conditions that the state of Texas is facing, we want to let you know that the Combined Arms community is here for you.
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Texas Workforce Commission and Texas Veterans Network

Combined Arms has partnered with Texas Workforce Commission to connect veterans with the resources needed to thrive in the Texas Veterans Network.
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COMBAT FLIP FLOPS LIMITED EDITION COMBINED ARMS FLOPERATORS

Combined Arms is proud to announce that we are partnering with Combat Flip Flops for the launch of our very own branded flip flop!
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Combined Arms Submission to Interim Charge #2 and #5

Interim Charge #2. Study the mental health treatment options available for all TX veterans, including efforts to fill gaps left by the federal government.
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WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT AND TEXAS VETERANS NETWORK

Combined Arms has partnered with Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) to connect veterans and their families with the resources
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Combined Arms Celebrates Giving Tuesday

Combined Arms Celebrates GivingTuesday, joining millions around the world participating in the global generosity on December 1st.
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Combined Arms Reaches GuideStar's Highest Seal of Transparency

Combined Arms today earned the 2020 Platinum Seal of Transparency,  the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, a service of Candid.

A Shared Definition of High-Quality Care Can Help Veterans Combat Invisible Wounds

Veteran Wellness Alliance & RAND Corporation developed a definition of high-quality care for post traumatic stress disorder & mild traumatic brain injury.
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Stronger Together: NAVSO and Combined Arms Joining Forces

The National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations (NAVSO) and Combined Arms announced today they are joining forces.
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STATEMENT BEFORE THE VETERANS’ AFFAIRS’ COMMITTEE

Combined Arms CEO reports that in Texas, community collaboration with the VA has never been stronger. It’s stronger because of the work of our local VHA and VBA leadership.
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Operation Patriot Burger

$5 from every Patriot Burger purchase will go back to Combined Arms and our efforts to support veterans.
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Welcome Mia Garcia as Our Texas Veterans Network Director

Mia Garcia, the newest member of Combined Arms, is excited to be joining the organization as the Texas Veterans Network Director.
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Welcome Vincent Rapp to the Combined Arms Team

My name is Vincent Rapp, the newest member of Combined Arms, and I am excited to be joining the organization as the Rural Texas Regional Manager.
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Announcing: The Combined Arms Merchandise Store!

We are very excited to announce that we have launched a brand new merchandise store! All proceeds go towards our programs to support veterans.
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Welcome Sharon Ozdarski as Combined Arms' New Austin Regional Manager

Sharon Ozdarski was recently hired as the Austin Regional Coordination Center Manager for Combined Arms.  
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Share How You Are United After The Uniform

We want to feature YOU, how you got connected to Combined Arms and became United After The Uniform.
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NOW SEEKING: Social Impact Committee Chair Volunteer!

There's always veterans in our community facing circumstances that nonprofits can't address. Our purpose is to identify those in that gap and help them.
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The Combined Arms 2019 Annual Impact Report

2019 was a monumental year for Combined Arms and our collaboration with our 70 (and counting) member organizations.
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Ancestry.com Virtual Memorial Day Parade

Combined Arms is participating in a virtual Memorial Day parade hosted by Ancestry! You're invited to submit video offering a salute.

VETERANS NEEDED FOR VA/BAYLOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GROUP

To help achieve this mission, IQuEST developed a Community Engagement Committee with the purpose of engaging Veterans in research.

EL PASO, TEXAS - VETERAN NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY RESULTS REPORT

Combined Arms and the City and County of El Paso teams up to execute the Veteran Needs Assessment Survey Results Report
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Military Spouse Appreciation

Today, on Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we want to recognize the significant contributions, support, and sacrifice of all of our military spouses.

The Inspired Study: Veteran Support and Resources for Diabetes

The stress of living with diabetes can make it harder to control blood sugar & form healthy habits that are needed to live well with diabetes.

United Airlines’ Miles on a Mission Campaign

Combined Arms announces it has launched a campaign to raise miles on United’s crowdsourcing platform, Miles on a Mission.
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Welcome Johanna Zollmann To the Combined Arms Team

Johanna Zollmann Intro
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Summary of Actions: Combined Arms COVID-19 Response

Summary of actions COVID-19: Combined Arms
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Pacifica Woman Veteran's Transition to Identifying as a Veteran in the Community

PaciA Woman Veteran's Transition to Identifying as a Veteran in the Community
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Humbition

At New Politics Leadership Academy, we know that politics is service and it’s central to how we solve the big challenges faced by our country
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A letter from coo Kevin Doffing

I’m Kevin Doffing, formerly with the Lone Star Veterans Association, now I get to serve as the Chief Operations Officer of Combined Arms.
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A letter from Chief development officer Mike Hutchings

I’m Mike Hutchings and I recently joined Combined Arms as the Chief Development Officer.
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A Woman Veteran's Transition to Identifying as a Veteran in the Community

Pacifica Sauer's transition to identifying as a veteran in the community.

Now Hiring: Combined Arms Social Services Manager

The Social Services Manager represents the client stakeholder within the organization by managing the day to day operations of the Intake Team, serving as a Field Instructor for the existing internshi

Now Hiring Contract Research Assistant for Operation Deep Dive

Now Hiring Contract Research Assistant for Operation Deep Dive

Combined Arms Hurricane Harvey Data Dashboard

Combined Arms Hurricane Harvey Data Dashboard

Veterans Needed for a Research Survey

Veterans Needed for a Research Survey

Operation Deep Dive: Houston Community Blog October 2019

Operation Deep Dive: Houston Community Blog October 2019

LIVESTREAM: The 2019 Convening of Combined Arms

Our member organizations wait every year for this. This year will be the largest one yet

Announcing: The Combined Arms Merchandise Store!

Announcing: The Combined Arms Merchandise Store!

A Gathering to Remember with NBDA & Travis Manion Foundation

A Gathering to Remember with NBDA & Travis Manion Foundation

LGBTQ Veterans Group: Spotlight on Anson Klaber

LGBTQ Veterans Group: Spotlight on Anson Klaber

The 2nd Annual LGBTQ Veterans & Allies Military Ball

The 2nd Annual LGBTQ Veterans & Allies Military Ball

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Assessment Survey

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Assessment Survey

Veterans Needed for an Online Appearance Related Research Survey!

Veterans Needed for an Online Appearance Related Research Survey!

Now Seeking: Social Work / Social Service Interns

Now Seeking: Social Work / Social Service Interns at Combined Arms!

Member Organization Feature: Workforce Solutions

Interview with Workforce Solutions, Daniel Mabry

COMBINED ARMS - OPERATION DEEP DIVE: HOUSTON COMMUNITY BLOG

Combined Arms is in a multi-year veteran suicide study in partnership with America’s Warrior Partnership

A Tour at KHOU 11 with our Member Organizations

Combined Arms and their member organizations go on a studio tour of KHOU 11 Houston

A Letter from John Boerstler, CEO of Combined Arms

A letter from the CEO of Combined Arms, John Boerstler.

COMBINED ARMS: COMPARING BRITISH AND AMERICAN MILITARY TRANSITION SYSTEMS

A detailed study involving England and how their military veterans are transitioned in contrast to the way the United States does by Combined Arms CEO, John Boerstler, Nathan L. Cook, and Matthew J. F

COMBINED ARMS: COMPARING DANISH AND AMERICAN MILITARY TRANSITION SYSTEMS

A study involving Denmark and how their military veterans are transitioned in contrast to the way the United States does by Combined Arms CEO, John Boerstler.

Combined Arms - Operation Deep Dive: Houston Community Blog

Combined Arms is in a multi-year veteran suicide study in partnership with America’s Warrior Partnership

STATEMENT OF COMBINED ARMS BEFORE THE VETERANS’ AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

STATEMENT OF COMBINED ARMS BEFORE THE VETERANS’ AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

What Memorial Day Means to Combined Arms

Today on Memorial Day and everyday, we honor our fallen heroes and recognize the impact of their sacrifice; these brave individuals who served our country for their families, friends, and communities

Your Questions Answered: The CAX + LSVA Merger

Frequently asked questions answered about the merger between Combined Arms and Lone Star Veterans Association, two veterans services organizations uniting.

Fair Winds and Following Seas for Kelly Land

A letter from our Executive Director to our community.

Combined Arms Partnering with Veteran Jobs Mission

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Operation Deep Dive - A four year research study on veteran suicides in Houston

Operation Deep Dive - A four year research study on veteran suicides in Houston

ARMY VS NAVY - WHY IS THIS GAME SO IMPORTANT TO COMBINED ARMS?

During the game these two teams are competing against each other, but after the game they are united around a single mission...the defense of the USA

Combined Arms In Support of Thousand Oaks, CA

Combined Arms In Support of Thousand Oaks, CA

Combined Arms Expansion to El Paso

Combined Arms Expansion to El Paso

Now Hiring: Marketing Manager

Now Hiring: Marketing Manager

Empowering Arms - Hurricane Harvey

Empowering Arms - Hurricane Harvey

After 9/11: Continuum of Service

Veteran News in Texas, After 9/11: Continuum of Service

The Story of Combined Arms

The Story of Combined Arms

First Responders, Veterans Get Special 'Thank You' for Harvey Efforts

First Responders, Veterans Get Special 'Thank You' for Harvey Efforts

Houston Veterans and the Aftermath of Harvey

Houston Veterans and the Aftermath of Harvey

Hurricane Harvey Flood: Houston Veterans

Hurricane Harvey Flood: Houston Veterans

AFTER THE MISHAP: How Can Veterans Respond?

AFTER THE MISHAP: How Can Veterans Respond?

OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING!

OPPORTUNITY IS KNOCKING!

Hurricane Harvey Flood: Houston Vets

Hurricane Harvey Flood: Houston Vets

UNCLE SAM, SOLDIERS & 1812

UNCLE SAM, SOLDIERS & 1812

Bunker Labs Visits Combined Arms

Combined Arms hosted Bunker Labs during an information session for local veteran entrepreneurs,

The Combined Arms Grand Opening

The Combined Arms Grand Opening

Differentiator #1: Actionable Information

Differentiator #1: Actionable Information

New Executive Director

New Executive Director

20 Is The New 22

24 hours ago, the US Department of Veterans Affairs released a preliminary report

The Combined Arms Difference

Combined Arms delivers innovative SaaS technology and data sophistication that optimizes connection to resources and drives network-wide efficiencies and transparency, ultimately improving the quality of life for veterans and military families.