Expanding Community Involvement to Support Local Veterans & Military

and enabling local residents and businesses to do more than say 'thanks for your service'


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Community connections made
in FY 2019


Vets/Military families feel more connected to their community
as a result of their VCC connection


Community members feel more connected to vets/military as a result of their VCC connection

Bridging the Military-Civilian Divide

While there are thousands of great organizations serving veterans across the country, one need in particular continues to go unmet:  Veterans don’t feel connected to their civilian communities.  Over half of veterans and military report feeling disconnected from the communities in which they live.  

Likewise many civilians don’t want to SAY something—like “thanks for your service.” – they want to DO something.    They want to give of themselves, in timeframes that work in their busy lives, and offer their knowledge and support when its needed.

VCC fills this gap; we’re the bridge across this civilian-military divide.  We help veterans forge connections to community members AND we help Americans forge connections that help serve our veterans.  Read our 2019 Annual Report HERE.

VCC topic areas include:

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Neighborhoods & Recreation

What are the schools like in this neighborhood? Where can our family members get involved in sports?

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Career Paths & Education

Can I talk to someone in the health field to find out if that career is really for me? I'd like to get some advice on majors/degrees?

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Veteran/Military Discounts

What museums and venues offer discounts or special engagements for veterans and military families? Where can I get trusted car/home repair?

Rally San Diego: An Afternoon of Military Family Fun

  Hosted by Vets’ Community Connections and zero8hundred Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020        Time: 1:00 – 4:00 PM PDT   Place: Liberty Station, NTC Park Rally San Diego is a family-friendly fair with the purpose of introducing our San Diego military families to a broad spectrum of local organizations and resources in the areas of… Continue reading

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