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Who Are We?

We are a Veteran Service Organization (VSO), which is a non-profit group that provides support to military veterans and their families. VSOs can offer a variety of services, including assistance with disability claims and benefits, legal representation, education and employment resources, and more. Many VSOs also advocate on behalf of veterans and work to improve policies and legislation affecting the veteran community. Some examples of VSOs include the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

Why does the U.S. need VSOs?

There are several reasons why the U.S. has a need for VSOs. First and foremost, VSOs provide a range of services and resources to military veterans and their families that can be difficult for individuals to access on their own. These services can be especially important for veterans who are struggling to transition to civilian life or who are dealing with physical or mental health issues as a result of their military service.

Additionally, VSOs can serve as a powerful advocacy group for military veterans. Many VSOs work to improve policies and legislation related to veteran benefits and services, and they can provide a strong voice for the needs of the veteran community.

Finally, VSOs can help to build a sense of community and camaraderie among military veterans. Many VSOs host events and activities that provide a space for veterans to connect with each other and share their experiences. This can be especially important for veterans who may feel isolated or disconnected from society after leaving the military.

OUR MISSION

There is a gap for returning veterans transitioning from service to civilian life. We are veterans helping bridge the gap and reduce the number of other veterans getting lost in the system with few choices.

Our mission is to serve and empower military veterans and their families by providing access to the resources and support they need to lead successful and fulfilling lives. We are committed to advocating for veterans' rights, improving access to benefits and services, and fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among veterans. We are honored to serve those who have served our country.

While many forms of trauma can cause PTSD, it is our honor to serve those who have served our great nation. While we have many programs ranging from veteran’s assistance to combat veteran’s group counseling, our main objective is to help veterans with readjustment counseling for PTSD, assist in claims for disabilities and assist in transitional housing.

We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization established in Payson Arizona.

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Meet Our Team

Get to know the individuals that help our organization serve hundreds of Veterans in Rim Country every year.

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Rich "Shaggy" Kudlicki

President/Co-Founder

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Michelle "Missy" Kudlicki

Secretary/Treasurer

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Mark Vincent

Beneftis Counselor

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Joanna Santiago

Social Media/Benefits

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Jerry Thielmann

Benefits/Medicare

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Chuck Marinak

PR Liason

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Jennefer Mefferd

Administration Director

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