***Next Meeting Saturday 2:00-3:00 262 (CST) Beach Airport Rd, Conroe, TX 77301

Lifers for Life

Vets helping Vets LIVE with PTSD

Our Mission

About FOB Rasor

On April 21, 2017 my best friend and Brother-in-Arms, Sergeant Joe Rasor died by suicide. At the time, I was six months sober and 5 months removed from an in-patient rehab program for alcoholism, PTSD and contemplating my own suicide. I, just like so many of my fellow veterans, knew how dire and hopeless Joe must have felt before he made his final decision. After thoroughly and honestly working a 12 step program, my entire life has changed. I have a new love for life and stronger, more efficient coping skills for life’s less than desirable moments. Over the last 4 years, I have constantly wished that I could have shown Joe all about this life saving and life changing process. So today, FOB Rasor is a welcoming and safe platform for veterans to sit knee cap to knee cap with their comrades in arms, to repel the suicide rate in the warrior community. By sharing this 12 step way of LIVING, FOB Rasor is the home of Lifers for Life. 

Gunny Ski

Our Directors

Gunnery Sergeant Jeff Shilanski / USMC / Retired

President/ Chairman

It was my honor & privilege to serve as an Infantry Unit Leader in the United States Marine Corps from January of 1993 to October of 2013. My battle with PTSD was nearly lost but with the support of my fellow veterans, I pulled through and am a living my best life.  I started FOB Rasor to pay it forward to those still suffering.  I cannot and will not loose another brother or sister.

Today, I work for Kirby Inland Marine as a dispatcher. I enjoy my family, our dogs, the outdoors and my life. My passions are my sobriety, my 12 step program and helping others discover the peace and happiness that life has to offer.

James Munson / US ARMY / Vietnam Veteran

Secretary

James served as an infantryman during Vietnam and received a purple heart in 1969-70.  Jim used the GI Bill to complete his education and taught at South Central Community College in Faribault, MN for 19 years.  Jim is currently retired and enjoys woodworking, painting, reading, and napping.

CarrieRae Munson / Wife of a US Marine

Director Vice President/ CFO

CarrieRae is the wife of Marine, Jeff Shilanski and daughter of purple heart veteran Jim Munson.  She was a speech language pathologist for 15 years and is an entrepreneur starting two clothing brands, www.undersummers.com & www.outstandingdna.com.  She serves as president-elect for NAWBO Houston.

CarrieRae has two boys in college and one in high school and is also a dog mom to 4 crazy canines.  She serves the alcohol and drug recovery community and enjoys speaking about her entrepreneurial journey.

Philip Cariello, LPC-S, CEAP, SAP

Philip has been in the mental health field in some capacity since 1991. He has worked as a clinical supervisor in a Texas Corrections Substance Abuse Program, several psychiatric hospitals, and The Council on Recovery Houston.

            In the late 90’s Philip volunteered in the inner city of Houston, working with high-risk children and teens to provide empowering resources. Philip personally, has been working a 12-steprecovery program since January 1, 1989 after struggling with alcoholism,addiction and trauma from ages 13-22. Philip’s brother served in the Marines for five years serving in the Force Recon unit and engaged in Operation Desert Storm and also active combat while deployed in Somalia. Philip’s first cousin was in the Navy for twenty years and was a specialist in IED warfare detecting and diffusing bombs. Philip’s Uncle served in Vietnam. Philip has a very close relationship with all three of these family members and has a passion for supporting our combat vets.

Philip earned his bachelor’s degree from The University of Houston, and a Master’s degree in Education/Counseling from Texas Southern University College of Education. Philip is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and holds several other certifications in the mental health and substance abuse field.

Our Meeting Location

FOB Rasor PTSD Help - Conroe, TX

262 Beach Airport Road

Conroe, TX 77301

Call Gunny Ski for more information:

281-573-7250 or to schedule a meeting

Meeting Schedule

Group meetings

Please contact us for access to the private virtual link.

Saturdays 2-3 CST - Group Discussion (in-person or virtual)

Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm CST - Women's Meeting (Virtual Only) Starting November 11, 2020.

Simply show up at meeting time and we will show you the way we do it. Buildings are open one hour before and after meetings for socializing.

1-on-1 Twelve Step Meetings are available via appointment

Call/text 281-573-7250 or email Gunny@fobrasor.org or to schedule an appointment.

Who We Serve

Aren't sure where to go or if you belong? If you are a veteran hurting or doing well, you belong here.

If you are hurting these are a list of symptoms which our program can help:

anger

agression

addiction

alcoholism

fear

moral injury

isolation

nightmares

anxiety

depression

self medication

suicidal thoughts

flashbacks

Want to Learn More

If you aren't sure about attending a meeting or are just curious (mental health professionals, donors, etc.) about FOB Rasor meetings we will be happy to answer any questions you have.  Our meetings are for Lifers seeking help, so please respect their privacy by not attending the Lifer meetings. 

To learn more, please schedule an informational meeting with Gunny Ski via email or phone

Gunny@FOBRasor.org

281-573-7250 (call or text)

How to Help

If you have completed the 12 Step program and are healthy join our Lifer list and become a sponsor.

Buy a T-shirt to bring awareness and help us keep our doors open.

Create a Facebook Fundraiser.  With each dollar earned, we are one step closer to our goal of daily meetings.

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Testimonials

I visited the Gunny and CarrieRae today at FOB Rasor. He has a great story of transition and deliverance that you must hear. If you are struggling with internal demons - PTS - get a hold of the Gunny at FOB Rasor... Veterans, you can increase your resiliency. Semper Fi, and God Bless,

Steve Hummer LtGen of Marines, Retired

The Marine Corps Coordinating Council, Southeast Texas is proud to endorse FOB Rasor for their efforts to support the Veterans of all Military Branches throughout Southeast Texas.  I served with Gunnery Sergeant Jeff Shilanski and know first-hand the caliber of Marine, Leader, and Mentor he was to his Marines.  I further understand the difficulty he had confronting his personal "Demons", the ones that exist to some degree within every Combat Veteran.  He chose triumph over defeat and emerged on the "other side" stronger and more determined than ever.  With the encouragement from his wife Carrie and the assistance of his father in law James, they created FOB Rasor to give other Combat Veterans the advantage of care, love, and mentorship to give them the strength to also choose triumph over defeat.  The team at FOB Rasor is truly making a difference.

On Behalf of the the Council, Steve Cutrer, Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret), President, Marine Corps Coordinating Council, Southeast Texas