The Aftermath: Robert Carson Krause Writes About his Struggle with PTSD and his Belief that War Is a Senseless Exercise in Futility

PARKER, Colo., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, more than 5.2 million Americans suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, every year. This disorder is a severe mental disease that can cause witnesses and victims of war, violent crimes and other traumatic events to believe that they […]

Chrysler Group LLC and Six Flags Join Forces to Connect Soldiers with Loved Ones through Freedom Calls during Military Appreciation Days

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ — Chrysler and Six Flags to honor members of the military with activities throughout September Parks in Jackson, N.J., and Arlington, Texas, to host calls with soldiers and their families Sept. 12-13 and Sept. 19-20, respectively Public can sign “Message to the Troops” cards at all parks Park tickets […]

AbilityOne, USO Unite to Support Wounded Warriors

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The AbilityOne Program, the largest single source of U.S. employment for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities, has entered into a strategic alliance with the USO, which is known internationally for providing morale-boosting activities and services to the military. This alliance will leverage the resources of both […]

Neuro Kinetics at Battlefield Healthcare Conference: ‘Promising’ Technology Can Aid Brain-Injured Soldiers

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — With about 20% of combat soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq suffering from mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), medical device manufacturer Neuro Kinetics, Inc. ( next week will spotlight “promising” testing techniques to screen and monitor afflicted military personnel. The company will present data at the September 14(th)-17(th) Battlefield Healthcare […]

Employers Targeting U.S. Veterans for Hiring

CHICAGO, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Re-entering the workforce in today’s job market can be a daunting task, especially for those returning from military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. Earlier this year, the Labor Department reported an 11.2 percent jobless rate for Gulf War veterans over 18 years old, 4 percentage points higher than the previous […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 September 2009

This bulletin contains the following articles: == Virginia Vet Cemetery ————————– (Dublin Funded) == VA Presumptive POW Diseases [02] ———— (Osteoporosis) == VA Disability Compensation [04] ———- (Overpayment Suit) == VA Appointments [06] ————————- (Millions Wasted) == NOAA’s Volunteer Program ——————— (Opportunities) == Massachusetts Vet Bonus [03] ————— ($10M Unclaimed) == SBP Lawsuit [05] ————————– […]

Lowe’s offering Veterans 10% discount

Lowe’s Corporation has begun a program giving veterans a 10 percent discount on all purchases. According to a written statement from the San Jacinto County Veteran’s Service Officer, Gerald Duncan, eligible veterans simply have to state they are veteran at check out and ask for “the veteran’s 10 percent discount.” The written notice goes on […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2009

This bulletin contains the following articles: ==VA Vet Centers [06] —————————– (28 New Centers) == Alaska Vet Tuition: ——————— (Allowed Resident Rate) == VA Retro Pay Project [17] ————- (Name Change to CCP) == DFAS R&A Program: ———————– (Transition to DoD) == SBP Paid Up Provision[09]  ———– (Dispute Period Closed) == Reserve Travel Pay ———————— […]