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Why Combined Arms?
There are hundreds of programs and resources available to military veterans and their family members. Combined Arms has found the best organizations in Houston and centralized them into one referral system that will connect veterans to solutions faster.
How Do You Do It?
For many years, leaders in the Houston veterans community collaborating and sharing information. This network has grown from informal referrals to a formalized system that is Combined Arms. Using innovative business tactics that are applied to veteran services, our integrated technology system assesses your needs and connects you to the best organizations to work with you.
How Do I Get Started?
Start by clicking here! Our quick referral system is still in beta testing and soon we will be launching a more inquisitive and robust program. We will need your contact information and within minutes organizations will receive an alert that your are seeking their assistance.
What Types of Programs Do You Work With?
Combined Arms works with all manners of veterans organizations, non-profits, government agencies, and business leaders to provide this system. From career transition programs to social events to mental health resources, our integrated technology system connects dozens of organizations and hundreds of resources to veterans all over Houston. All of our organizations have been vetted and approved by our Board of Directors to become a member of Combined Arms.
The Greater Houston area is home to more than 300,000 military veterans, one of the largest concentrations in the nation. In the past 10 years, Houston has seen amazing growth in all of it's sectors, from workforce, to neighborhoods, to culture, to schools. Time and time again, Houston has appeared in the top of many lists about best places to live, work, and grow in the United States.
The goal of Combined Arms is to foster and perpetuate a long-standing culture of collaboration among military service organizations in the Greater Houston Area. By integrating the network, we will reduce inefficiencies in the transition process, increasing the impact veterans have in our community, and making Houston the place for veterans.
Combined Arms represents local organizations that fall into ten distinct categories of services. Some organizations focus and specialize in a few services, while other organizations provide a wide variety of services. Many Member Organizations of Combined Arms can be found at the CAX Transition Center on a permanent or rotating basis.
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES & INSTITUTIONS
PROFESSIONAL & SOCIAL NETWORKING ORGANIZATIONS
Veterans seeking careers in Houston can work with a variety of our organizations that provide direct career transition, resume writing services, interview classes, and networking events.
Find organizations that work in career services.
Family events, happy hours, sports games, concerts, exercise groups, and more. Houston veteran organizations have many free or low cost opportunities for you and your family to interact and connect.
Get connected to organizations with social events.
Sometimes things don't always go according to plan. We have connections with programs that provide financial assistance for military veterans and their families. Many of these organizations also have the ability to do financial planning and coaching.
Learn about the organizations that provide financial services.
Education & Training
Houston is home to 15 colleges and universities. With the GI Bill and the Hazlewood Act, veterans have opportunities to learn and grow. We also have access to skilled trade and continuing education programs that veterans can take advantage of.
Get connected to organizations that will set you on the path to further your education.
Your family served alongside you, now let us serve them. Speciality events, counseling services, and resources are available to spouses, partners, children, and even parents of veterans and service members.
Work with these organizations to provide for your family.
Getting access to the benefits you earned can be a daunting task. From health benefits, to education, to loans, there are many opportunities that you can take advantage of. There are also many benefits that are unique to Texas.
Take advantage of your benefits by working with these services.
Physical & Mental Well Being
Sound body and sound mind are essential for veterans to succeed. There are variety of physical activity programs that include running, yoga, cycling and more. Combined Arms can also connect you to emotional and mental health programs available for veterans and family members.
Well being is important. Start here.
Success is all about making connections. There are many networking events and groups throughout Houston that can expose you to many opportunities.
Build your network and your own personal connections.
Veterans voices need to be heard at all levels of government. These organizations work on many policies, programs, and laws that provide services and benefits for veterans and their family members.
Work with these organizations to advocate for your fellow veterans.
Being involved in the Houston community is a great way to transition and network. There are variety of ways for veterans to volunteer and to become leaders in their hometown.
Stay involved and bring your skills to the Houston community.
COMBINED ARMS TRANSITION CENTER
The Combined Arms Transition Center (CAX Transition Center) is located in East Downtown at 2929 McKinney. Many local veteran service organizations and non-profits operate out of the center.
NEWS & EVENTS
Combined Arms hosts a calendar for veteran events in the Greater Houston area. Our news page provides links to news & information important to Houston veterans.
Our mission is to unite the community to accelerate the impact of veterans on Houston.
In order to achieve our mission, we are focusing on three strategic objectives:
1. Establish and nurture a system of organizations focused on supporting organizations that provide military transition and community reintegration services.
2. Reduce program redundancies and costs.
3. Increase collaboration among programs within the system.
We are building a network of partner organizations in America’s fourth largest city, in order to assist transitioning military veterans and their families on their path to making Houston their new home.