February 2023 | V4W Social

May is Military Appreciation Month

Show your appreciation by supporting military-owned businesses

More than 1 million veterans have gone on to open their own businesses and support networks after serving.

We have compiled a list from among them, as well from among our own Vets4Warrior community to make it easy for you to find them, support them, and make a real difference.

If you run a veteran-owned business and would like to be added to this list
send us your website and we get you posted right away!

She Vets It!


She Vets It is a community for women veterans and their families that provides resources, support, and a safe space to connect with others who have shared experiences. Our podcast, hosted by a woman veteran, explores topics related to mental health, career development, and other issues that are important to women.

My Creative PTSD


My Creative PTSD provides creative expression opportunities to veterans who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This is accomplished through the donation of art supplies and musical instruments, funding artistic retreats and/or sessions, and artist education grants.

Mission 22


Mission 22 provides support to Veterans and their families when they need it most: right now. Through a comprehensive approach of outreach, events, and programs, they are promoting long-term wellness and sustainable growth.

J. P. Waxington


J.P. Waxington started out of a love for candles and a desire by a local veteran and his wife to share their passion of the craft. They have created a pure soy candle line that will remind you of the local valley in which it was created.Their candles are hand crafted in small batches to ensure quality. They choose to use 100% North American soy wax, phthalate free fragrance oils and cotton wicks that are FSC © certified.

The Skirted Soldier Tea Company


Air Force veteran Rhonda Smith founded The Skirted Soldier Tea Company, which specializes in hand-blended, loose teas, in March 2018. Since its inception in Blue Knob, Pennsylvania, the company has expanded to 25 states and now sells its products online.

Alpha Coffee Company


Alpha Coffee Company brings Army reservist Carl Churchill’s family together in an entrepreneurial adventure. While its brick-and-mortar stores are located in Utah, coffee – in bean and K-cup form – are available online, along with branded coffee mugs and apparel.

Combat Flip Flops


Army Rangers Donald Lee and Matthew Griffin and serial entrepreneur Andy Sewrey co-founded Combat Flip Flops, selling footwear and other apparel, in January 2012. Within three days, 4,000 pairs of flip flops had been sold. The company now outsources shoe production to Colombia, and sells accessories made by women in Afghanistan and jewelry from Laos. Combat Flip Flops also partners with Afghanistan for Education to help send girls in the country to school.



Alaska guardsman Amy Slinker founded WILCO SUPPLY in 2005, creating accessories that comply with military regulations. She offers black bags from a range of brands in addition to travel bags, backpacks, wallets, and other accessories.“We carry brands owned by veterans, made by veterans and made with upcycled military materials,” Slinker previously told Reserve & National Guard Magazine.

Combat Corps Fitness


An active-lifestyle brand, Combat Corps Fitness offers apparel for men and women, gym accessories and several personalized nutrition and fitness programs. Combat Corps Fitness also hosts a charity boot camp every summer.

The Jewelry Republic


Created to tell military stories through jewelry, the Jewelry Republic offers rings, beads and cufflinks for men and necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets for women. In addition to being run by veterans, the company also partners with the Rosie Network and Racing for Heroes

Ziv Products


Ziv Products sells natural hair care products that feature essential oils and vitamins. From beard oil and balm to EVOO-infused body butter, this veteran-owned company offers items for men and women alike.

Still Serving Counseling


Still Serving Counseling serves veterans by providing individual therapeutic services to enhance their mental health and walk beside them guiding them through their journey to strength and overall wellness in their lives. Their #1 goal is to empower the veteran in becoming a warrior and knowing that they are not alone.

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