The Coalition began in August 2013. Karla Fuss wanted to provide a way to bring together organizations monthly that serve veterans to share information. However, by June of 2014 Karla had to step down as leader. Sherry Pickering felt she had a vision for the Coalition to become a centralize place of information and resources that unified organizations, veteran businesses and the community. As of June 2014, with Lindsey Chantler’s assistance, Sherry took over as executive director and took the Coalition in a different direction. In 2015, the Coalition partnered with the Military Officers of America Association to create the first Veterans Day on the Hill since WWII. Together with State wide veteran leaders 6 out of 8 pieces of legislation were passed over a three-year period. After the third year, the coalition stepped down to make room for TVET(state veteran organizations) to officially take over the effort. The Coalition achieved 501c3 status as of Dec 2016. In 2017 the Coalition began providing community education events to educate in veteran issues. The first was the Opioid Education Event partnering with the MC Government and the MC Health Dept. Also, in that year, the Coalition began networking events to allow veteran organizations, churches, governmental organizations and veteran owned and veteran friendly businesses to network.