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Things Are Different Now

In light of Afghanistan’s fall to the Taliban, I find myself at a...

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November 30, 2021

Contact: Lolly Rivas

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November 04, 2021



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

September 10, 2021

Andrew Schneider - Houston Public Media 

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Community Matters

August 25, 2021

Combined Arms is an organization of action. We’re malleable, innovative, disruptive, aggressive, and a little rough around the edges. I’d have it no other way. We struggled, both individually and collectively, with how to process the fall of Afghanistan, as well as how to best support our community. In typical Combined Arms fashion, we went from ideation to action in less than 24 hours. We decided to host a series of community conversations for veterans, for Special Immigrant Visas (SIVs), and for both groups, together. 

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Local veterans being re-traumatized watching Taliban takeover in Afghanistan

August 17, 2021

Keith Garvin - KPRC2

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Things Are Different Now

August 16, 2021

In light of Afghanistan’s fall to the Taliban, I find myself at a loss for words, but not emotions. Anger, depression, uncertainty, hopelessness, and anxiety - to name a few. Thoughts back to the grape rows of Zhari District, complete with coloring book contests with the local kids, chai and naan sit downs with village elders, and pre-combat patrol jokes with LT. Ahkmed (one of the greatest and bravest Afghan warriors I fought beside), on one hand, and firefights, IEDs, and fear on the other. 

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July 22, 2021

In 2020, our nation wrestled with the challenges of inequality and social injustice. We took it upon ourselves to stand up for what is right, and to support our broader community in times of need. 2020 also confronted our nation with the value of health and connection in our lives. We learned our own resilience and strength. For Combined Arms, that notion was reinforced as the core of our service model is rooted in health and connection. 2020 further proved our relevance to the community. Focused on the social determinants of health for our veterans and military families, we experienced growth like no other year.

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Combined Arms Names Mike Hutchings CEO

June 15, 2021

Combined Arms is proud to announce Mike Hutchings as the new Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Mike’s role as CEO, he served as the Interim CEO, and Chief Development Officer for Combined Arms. He led the development, events, marketing, technology, and government relations verticals within the organization. He knows firsthand the obstacles that service members and families face during the transition process, and is proud devoting his time ensuring that veterans are empowered to connect with and accelerate the impact of their communities. 

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Snax & Vax at Combined Arms on May 22, 2021!

May 12, 2021

On Saturday, May 22nd from 10 am to 2 pm, Combined Arms is hosting Snax & Vax at the Combined Arms Transition Center located at 2929 McKinney Street, Houston, Texas 77003. The Houston Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center will be on-site with a COVID-19 Vaccine Drive, the Houston Food Bank will be hosting a Mobile Food Pantry, and Rudy's will be providing BBQ!

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Welcome to our 2020-2021 New Member Organizations!

May 04, 2021

Welcome to our newest member organizations!  Since the launch of the Texas Veterans Network in April of 2020 we have welcomed more than 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. Together we wrap our arms around veterans and their family members so they can check out of their unit and check in to ours. 

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We are making Houston THE place for veterans

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Transition means forward movement and, when veterans embark on their path to civilian life, Combined Arms is with them on that journey. And we need you there with us.  

5,000 more veterans will call Houston their home this year, each one ready and able to have an incredible impact on our city. 

How will we serve those who served us?