Tean Carter served in the US Air Force from 1994 to 2000, and when she retired, she wasn't sure what to do.
"I've been a military brat my whole life, know nothing but the military," she says. "That transition into the civilian world was really difficult."
Limited income made it even tougher.
"I have a service connection disability from when I was in the military, so I'm in a lot of physical pain," she says.
Carter and her four children couldn't make it in Atlanta, and eventually they moved to Fayetteville with whatever she could fit in her car.
The HUD-VASH program helped her find a townhouse, but Barbara Aguirre's Operation Reboot made it a home.
"We didn't have anything, this house was a shell," she says. "Everything you see in her came from them, Christmas tree, pictures, the whole nine. We literally didn't have anything."
Aguirre is the Commander of the American Legion Post 100 in Rogers.
"We've completely furnished about 18 apartments and probably helped 20 to 30 other vets with pieces," she says. "I want them to be able to get back into life."
Aguirre says some vets return with disabilities, post traumatic stress disorder, or fall into drug addiction, making it tough to hold a job.
"I've had more than one vet tell me that 'Whenever I'm in combat the only thing I'm worrying about is what's in front of me and who's trying to kill me, and when I come back I have to worry about a car payment rent payment utilities,'" she says. "We can't just throw up our hands and say there's nothing we can do there is something everybody can do."
Operation Reboot is always looking for beds, and Aguirre says vacuum cleaners are also a serious need, because the men and women of the military like to run a tight ship at home.
If you are interested in helping, call the American Legion Post 100 at (479) 631-1298.