The Mission

The VA Network is a consolidated resource portal comprised of businesses, military non-profits, and veteran-related services that truly care about the active-duty and Veteran community. At the Network, Veterans can rest assured these resources have all been Vetted For Vets and they have proven their commitment to truth, fairness, and value for Veterans. In addition to Veteran member-only discounts and reliable resources, our Veteran community can access Veteran-focused events, seminars, networking opportunities, training opportunities, and simple help and guidance when needed most. 

The History

As military spouses, the Tampa VA Network Founders realized that to get in front of the Veteran community didn’t require competence or ethics, it simply required a checkbook. They recognized how desperately our Veteran community needed a reliable resource for trusted businesses and Veteran resources that were bound by a Code of Conduct focused on truth, fairness, and value for Veterans. They wanted a place where only the most committed and Veteran service-oriented businesses could be exposed to our Veteran community. As the Network has grown, the Founders have come to realize the plethora of amazing resources that are available to Veterans. It is the Network’s mission to find these resources, create relationships and support their causes while including them in our consolidated portal so that our Veterans can find and utilize their services. The Network is a reliable place for Veterans, and active-duty service members to find current events, education and employment opportunities, as well as support when it’s needed most not to mention some kick-ass discounts. 

“The VA Network came to be out of a strong desire to reach the Veteran and active-duty service member communities in order to provide them with resources they can trust. Our Vetting process was designed to shield our Veteran community from unethical or dishonest businesses. Our community reach enables incredible relationships between business owners, who truly love and support Veterans, and the Veteran community directly.

The VA Network is, in itself, a community of like-minded people comprised of business owners, non-profit organizations, and veteran community leaders who are working together to do better, serve stronger and pay back the debts of gratitude we all owe our military and veteran community. “

Toni Hedstrom
The Board of Directors
Toni Hedstrom
Steve Coker
VP of Veteran Relations
Lorna Petchey
Business Advisory Chair
Jeff Ackerman
Business Advisory Chair
The Veteran Committee

The Veteran Committee is comprised of Tampa VA Network Directors, Officers, Business Members, Non-Profit Founders, and Veteran Community Leaders. The Veteran Committee meets each quarter to develop alliances, strategies, and relationships that further our Mission for Veterans.