As citizens, we owe it to our nation’s service members, veterans and their families to cultivate a strong community for a lifetime of relevant and relatable support.
Join us and help to build and reinforce the veteran support ecosystem from Deployment through Transition and Community Integration with distinct significant impact each step of the way.
Troops and their families receive relevant and relatable long term support while we create opportunities for widespread community involvement with active duty military at home and abroad.
Transitioning back into civilian life is one of the greatest challenges faced by today’s military. We are uniquely positioned to help troops connect with one another and with resources to ensure successful integration.
When military and civilians want to come together in an effort to support our nation’s service members, we unite the community in a meaningful and profound way providing a lasting impact.
Everyone has the ability to make a substantive impact.
Together, we see the need and meet the need.
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by Ann Green, OSD Staff Writer Staff Sergeant Trent Maner believes people should never be comfortable with “just good enough.” This philosophy has served him well in his service to his country and his work for OSD and the youth of Greater Chicago. During his...read more
by SBA OVBD Staff Your first business plan. Your first employee. The training course that gives you an edge in the marketplace. Finding a mentor. Receiving the capital you need to expand your business. The turning point when long, hard hours begin to pay off in steady...read more
In just seven years Rick and Belinda O’Brien have strategically grown their gourmet granola brand from a home-based business into a growing enterprise with an expanded production facility in Center Point. The idea started with a friend’s introduction to chocolate...read more
Written by Ann Green, OSD Staff Writer Many of Tasha Stonehouse’s high school friends and classmates served in the military. Her best friend of 15 years has served for 9 years. The Carrollton, Texas native was so proud that those close to her had chosen to serve...read more
It all starts with a great business idea. You’ve done the research and know this business idea could be the start of something great. But building your business requires more than a great idea and hard work – you need money. Access to capital is essential to getting...read more
FORT HOOD, TEXAS & AUSTIN, TEXAS (June 7, 2018) /For immediate release/ — Hundreds of troops, including members of 7-17 from Fort Hood, Texas receive support from OSD while deployed in Iraq. The unit, provides maintenance support and repairs for all Apache...read more