Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Honor and Remember

Join others to champion the adoption of a new flag honoring fallen and disabled troops. Visit Honor and Remember to join the cause, sign the petition and make a donation.

"The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, is directly proportional to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated"
- George Washington

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Symposium on Mental Healthcare Delivery to the Reserve Component

The Defense Education Forum of the Reserve Officers Association is sponsoring a one day seminar on mental healthcare delivery to the Reserve Components. The program will be equally divided into two sessions. The program will focus on traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the morning and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the afternoon.

Both sessions will start with a general overview of these two areas and be followed by presentations on current research and clinical findings on TBI and PTSD.

The faculty will be composed of speakers who have attained national renown for their work in these areas. (E.g. BG Loree Sutton and BG Rhonda Cornum.) Keynote speakers will include Hon. Tom Hall, LTG Eric B. Schoomaker and Reserve Component leaders.

23 March 0745 - 1630 hours

ROA Headquarters Building
One Constitution Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002 (due East and across from the U.S. Capitol)

Directions to ROA Parking available at Union Station. Metro access is available either from Union Station (Red line) or Capitol South (Blue and Orange lines).

A continental breakfast will be available at 0745 and the program will begin at 0830. Registrations will be limited, be sure to register no later than 20 March. There is no registration fee.

For further information, contact:

Bob Feidler at or 202-646-7717
James Freeman at or 202-646-7714

If you'd like to attend this event you can RSVP online.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Deployments and Suicide, You Decide.

The Army released frightening new suicide statistics Thursday, but suggested the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have little to do with this alarming trend. Is the recent increase in suicides within Army ranks related to deployments, or multiple deployments? You decide.