What is a veteran? Veterans are the tip of the spear; a small percentage of our total population, only around (1%) who choose to sign a contract to support and defend the United States’ Constitution. What some folks do not understand about someone enlisting is that that decision is lifelong and while service may end dealing with the intricacies of the military is not always the most smooth.
Veterans will forever be a part of a special population that went through something most never will. Veterans undergo special training to help support an overall bigger mission. Some of the best world-renowned leadership and skills training comes from the military.
Sometimes veterans struggle to transition home after service, there can be disconnects in communication or feeling a sense of normalcy. Hollywood, the media, and other organizations do a great job sharing the negative sides of veterans; we have all heard the horror stories of veteran suicide and veteran homelessness, substance abuse issues and opioid addictions, the list goes on and on as veterans try to fill a void.
We believe there should be more stories of hope and veterans overcoming. Balanced Veterans Network strongly desires to equip and empower veterans with tools not just to live but thrive after service. Life has its ups and downs, find balance.