HKY4VETS BLOG

Who would you want in your “foxhole”?

By Nathan Huret April 13, 2020

First, let me start by hoping and praying that you and your family are doing well and are staying safe during these very uncertain times.…

Simplicity = Intense Focus

By Nathan Huret February 21, 2020

In a late 2019 blog post, I detailed the year that had been – a year of so much “new” for HKY4Vets that it was…

Middle of the Pack (pt. 2 of 2)

By Nathan Huret January 27, 2020

Back in December I wrote a blog that detailed our region’s population of military veterans (feel free to catch Pt. 1 here if you missed)…

“Our heads are spun…”

By Nathan Huret January 10, 2020

The 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg can deploy at a moment’s notice – literally within hours (to anywhere in the world) in a crisis…

2019 – Transition & 2020 – Growth

By Nathan Huret December 27, 2019

For HKY4Vets, 2019 has been monumental – a year of so much “new” that it is honestly difficult to remember ALL that has been devised,…

A Dive Into Our Region’s Veteran Data: Early Takeaways (Pt. 1 of 2)

By Nathan Huret December 5, 2019

Before Thanksgiving I received a request from a local veteran in pursuit of some demographic data on our region’s veteran population. I didn’t know the…

Building a [skill]bridge….

By Nathan Huret November 11, 2019

For those that follow HKY4Vets, I suspect you might be growing accustomed to these somewhat longer “dry spells” with no updates (outside of our social…

Serving Those Who Have Served – Overcoming The Hesitation

By Nathan Huret September 20, 2019

As I was doing my weekly content creation/search for our various social media outlets, I came across an article written by Amy Williams, who was…

5 Things to Know About the USO Pathfinder Program

By Nathan Huret July 23, 2019

The following is taken from Chad Storlie with USAA’s “Going Civilian” blog. Chad wrote it so well and provided such good information, we foresaw no…

Meet a HKY4Vets Leader: Cary Bowman

By Nathan Huret May 21, 2019

We continue our efforts to highlight the brilliant and strategic minds behind the HKY4Vets Military Taskforce. Today, meet Mr. Cary Bowman, who served in the…

Carolina Caring Honors Our Nation’s Heroes with Dedication Ceremony

By Nathan Huret May 17, 2019

Each one of us owes our military veterans a debt of gratitude for their selfless service. As part of Carolina Caring’s (www.carolinacaring.org) mission to provide…

Meet a HKY4Vets Leader: Tim Adams

By Nathan Huret May 15, 2019

In an effort to highlight the brilliant and strategic minds behind the HKY4Vets Military Taskforce, I thought it might be interesting to showcase some of…

Recap – 2019 Foothills Veterans Stand Down

By Nathan Huret May 2, 2019

United by the theme of “No Man Left Behind”, the Veterans Transitional Advocacy Board recently hosted the 8th annual Foothills Veterans Stand Down at CVCC’s…

Roll out

By Nathan Huret March 26, 2019

HKY4Vets was given an awesome platform last week to come and speak to 300+ local businesses, non-profits, elected officials, and everyone in between at the…

Hunkered down…

By Nathan Huret March 15, 2019

We’ve been eerily quiet around HKY4Vets the last couple of weeks. Don’t take our silence that we are dead & gone – or have suddenly…

New & shiny….

By Nathan Huret February 20, 2019

Near the end of 2018 and into 2019, you might recall that we decided to shift away from this organization’s previous name (“Welcome Home, Hickory…

Throw in your favorite cliche…

By Nathan Huret February 11, 2019

For the particularly close followers of HKY4Vets or the most devoted from our legion of blog readers (all ones of you :), you will remember…

Imitation is the sincerest…..

By Nathan Huret February 4, 2019

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” – Charles Caleb Cotton A pretty well-known phrase we have all heard at least 200 times in our…

Vets Receive 100K FREE Hilton Honors Points

By Nathan Huret January 18, 2019

As part of the Welcome Home, Hickory Metro Weekends we hosted in 2017 and 2018, we always wanted to provide hotel accommodations for visiting military…

The glue

By Nathan Huret January 11, 2019

I am going to tell you right now that the glue that holds HKY4Vets together, that gives it a solid foundation, that ensures it continues…