FamilyLife Supports Military Marriages in Chicago Area

CHICAGO, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ — In response to rising suicide and divorce rates within the U.S. military, FamilyLife, a non-profit ministry dedicated to supporting marriages and families, will present its Weekend to Remember(®) marriage conference at a significant discount to military couples in Chicago from Nov. 13 – 15 at the Sheraton Chicago Northwest (3400 […]

Verizon Legal Volunteers Launch New Program to Provide Free Legal Services

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Verizon attorneys and legal staff have started a program that will provide free legal services to needy individuals and nonprofit organizations. The program helps address a major issue: Nearly 1 million poor people will be denied representation in courts across the country this year because of insufficient resources, according […]

Veterans Day Specials 2009

Following are some Veteran Day specials for 2009. In addition to this list many companies, restaurants, and recreational sites offer military discounts which are not well advertised. When making purchases it is always a good idea to first ask if a military discount is available for your veteran status: NOV 01-26: Knott’s Berry Farm – […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 November 2009

This bulletin contains the following articles: == Veterans Day Specials 2009 — (Complimentary & discounted) == Colds vs. Flu ——————————————– (Symptoms) == NDAA 2010 [04] ———————- (Public Law No: 111-84) == Tricare Regional Contracts [03] ——- (GAO upholds appeal) == SBP Lawsuit [06] ——————————– (DoD concedes) == VA Claim Retroactive Payment ———- (After death receipt) […]

During Veterans Day Week, State Farm(R) to Help America Say Thank You to Members of the Military and Their Families

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ — A simple “thank you” can be a powerful thing. A new Web site launching today,, lets people express their thanks to others using social media. They can create and post personal “thank you” messages accompanied by a photo or short video. During the week of Veterans Day (Nov. […]

Secretary Shinseki Details Plan to End Homelessness for Veterans

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Today, at the “VA National Summit Ending Homelessness Among Veterans,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki unveiled the department’s comprehensive plan to end homelessness among Veterans by marshalling the resources of government, business and the private sector. “President Obama and I are personally committed to ending homelessness among Veterans […]

Aurora Man’s 300-Hour Stationary Bike Ride to Benefit Fox Valley United Way Youth Programs

AURORA, Ill., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Ultra endurance athlete George Hood, an Aurora resident and three time Guinness world record holder in stationary (spin) bike riding, will help Fox Valley United Way raise funds to support local youth programs as he takes aim at a new Guinness record for spin bike riding. Hood, already in […]

Harley-Davidson Salutes Active and Retired U.S. Military Personnel During Brand’s First-Ever ‘Military Appreciation Month’

MILWAUKEE, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Ever since the first American troops rode Harley-Davidson motorcycles during the Mexican Expedition in 1916, the Motor Company has enjoyed an innate bond with the men and women who have served our nation. To honor the service of active and retired U.S. military personnel, Harley-Davidson has declared November “Military Appreciation […]

Holiday Mail for Heroes to Deliver Greetings to U.S. Military Members and Veterans

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In this season of hope and giving, the American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. have joined forces again to invite the public to “send a touch of home” to United States service members and veterans across the country and abroad through the Holiday Mail for Heroes campaign. Now in […]

Colonial Williamsburg Salutes Military Service With ‘Honoring Service to America’ Pass and Veterans Day Programs

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Colonial Williamsburg honors the sacrifices and dedication of U.S. veterans, active duty military personnel, guard and reservists, and their dependents during special Veterans Day programs on Wednesday, Nov. 11. On Veterans Day, a military parade and ceremony honoring America’s veterans will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Capitol. […]