About Veterans and Military Coalition of the Ozarks 

Our Mission

The Veterans and Military Coalition of the Ozarks (VMCO) (hereinafter referred to as the “Coalition”) promotes communication and coordination between all recognized veterans and military organizations in Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas. The Coalition’s objective is that affiliated Veteran and Military Service Organizations working together on issues of mutual agreement, can harness the grassroots support of more than 57,000 local veteran/military constituents and families to accomplish far more than by working on these initiatives as separate organizations. The Coalition maintains communication with all Coalition organizations to provide a unity of effort and keeping all informed of local, state and federal legislation, programs and initiatives affecting veterans, military members and families; thereby, achieving common goals and maximizing positive impacts. The Veterans and Military Coalition of the Ozarks is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization qualifying under Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Our Goals

The Veterans and Military Coalition of the Ozarks (VMCO) is a group of similarly minded veterans and military service organizations in joint pursuit of the following goals:
Ensuring that veterans, military service members and their families can access the full range of benefits and services available to them.

  • Fighting for the interests of America’s veterans, military heroes, and their families

  • Educating the public about the great sacrifices and needs of veterans, military service members and their families.

  • Ensuring programs and services are provided to directly support uniformed service members and veterans of all ranks, their families, and their survivors. The programs fall into four areas of urgent need: 

            1. Assisting veterans in need, spouses and families; 

            2. Veterans’ benefits and disability assistance; 

            3.    Jobs, job training, employment assistance and professional education; 

           4.    Support to state veterans’ homes and cemeteries.


  • Promoting legislation and representing the interests of the entire uniformed services community, including members' families and survivors, and responding to assaults upon the compensation and benefits earned by members of that community achieved through years of dedicated service.

  • Ensuring direct, free professional assistance to veterans and their families in obtaining benefits and services earned through military service and provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other local, state or federal governmental agencies.

  • Representing the interests of veterans, their families, their widowed spouses, and their orphans before local, state and federal government.

  • Extending the VMCO’s mission of hope into the communities where these veterans and their families live through a network of VMCO organizations.

  • Providing a structure through which veterans can express their compassion for their fellow veterans through a variety of volunteer programs and camaraderie.

What We Support With Our Finances
  • Veterans and families in need

  • Branson’s Shop With A Hero

  • USMC JROTC Forsyth High School

  • Branson and Western Taney County Fire Departments

  • Assist with local patriotic activities and holiday observances

  • Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1119, Kimberling City (Color Guard)

  • Branson-Hollister American Legion Post 220 Mobility Repair Day

  • Provide VMCO speakers for veterans and military events