Veterans Day Discounts 2020

Veterans Day 2020 is on Wednesday, Nov. 11th, 2020. This Veterans Day discounts list will continue to be updated as we learn of more nationally available Veterans Day discounts, meals or other ways businesses and organizations want to give back to Veterans. These Veterans Day discounts, free meals and other programs are being shared so that Veterans,… Continue reading Veterans Day Discounts 2020

Military History Anniversaries 1 thru 15 November

Events in History over the next 15 day period that had U.S. military involvement or impacted in some way on U.S military operations or American interests Nov 00 1943 – WW2: USS Capelin (SS–289) » Sunk by unknown causes, either Japanese aircraft (934 Kokutai) or minelayer Wakatake, a Japanese mine in the northern Celebes, or… Continue reading Military History Anniversaries 1 thru 15 November

Texas State Veteran’s Benefits 2020

The state of Texas provides veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description of each of the following benefits. Veteran Housing Benefits Veteran Financial Assistance Benefits Veteran Education Benefits Veteran Employment Benefits Veteran Recreation Benefits Other State Sponsored Veteran Benefits Veteran Housing Programs Texas Veterans Land Board Programs The Texas Veterans Land Board (VLB), a division… Continue reading Texas State Veteran’s Benefits 2020

RAO Bulletin 01 November 2020

DOWNLOAD DOC Bulletin 201101 (HTML Edition) Vet State Benefits – TX 2020 Military History Anniversaries 1101 thru 111520 Veterans Day 2020 Discounts DOWNLOAD PDF Bulletin 201101 (PDF Edition) Vet State Benefits – TX 2020 Military History Anniversaries 1101 thru 111520 Veterans Day 2020 Discounts THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES Pg Article… Continue reading RAO Bulletin 01 November 2020

WWII POW Diary

Ferguson with daughter Laura Katherine in Texas in early 40’s On his first birthday spent as a POW in Nazi-occupied Romania, Army Air Corps Capt. Clay Ferguson penned a few thoughts on growing older. “Today I am 24 years old,” he wrote in a prison diary dated Dec. 27, 1943. “I never thought I would… Continue reading WWII POW Diary

Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 October

Events in History over the next 15 day period that had U.S. military involvement or impacted in some way on U.S military operations or American interests Oct 16 1690 – Colonial America: Battle of Quebec (16-24 OCT) » Fought between the colonies of New France and Massachusetts Bay, then ruled by the kingdoms of France… Continue reading Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 October

Tennessee State Veteran’s Benefits 2020

The state of Tennessee provides veteran benefits. This section offers a brief description in each of the following categories. Housing Financial Employment Education Recreational Other State Sponsored Veteran Benefits Housing State Veterans Homes Tennessee offers four state veteran homes who’s goal is to provide veterans with the best health care in an environment which is pleasant… Continue reading Tennessee State Veteran’s Benefits 2020

RAO Bulletin 15 October 2020

DOWNLOAD DOC Bulletin 201015 (HTML Edition) Vet State Benefits – TN 2020 Military History Anniversaries 1016 thru 93020 Mil Hist – WWII POW Diary DOWNLOAD PDF Bulletin 201015 (PDF Edition) Vet State Benefits – TN 2020 Military History Anniversaries 1016 thru 93020 Mil Hist – WWII POW Diary THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE… Continue reading RAO Bulletin 15 October 2020

WWII Hell Ships

During World War II, 70,000 or more Allied prisoners of war and conscripted Asian laborers were moved in Japanese merchant ships across the vast expanse of the occupied East. These vessels were called ‘hell ships, and with good reason. POWs and slave laborers were crammed into stinking holds, filthy with coal dust, congealed sugar syrup… Continue reading WWII Hell Ships

Military History Anniversaries 1 thru 15 October

Events in History over the next 15 day period that had U.S. military involvement or impacted in some way on U.S military operations or American interests Oct 00 1943 – WW2: USS Dorado (SS–248) Missing » Date of loss unknown. Most likely either accidently bombed and sunk by friendly Guantanamo–based flying boat on 13 October or… Continue reading Military History Anniversaries 1 thru 15 October