We are on a mission at FOB Rasor to bring awareness to the 22 a day suicide epidemic among our warriors. Isolation exasperates depression, anxiety, PTSD, and drug/alcohol abuse so doing a buddy check is a way to stay connected. We challenge each and every veteran to complete a Buddy Check on Fridays. Our mission is that all veterans, young & old, suffering or not, receives a buddy check every Friday. Start today, call a buddy and give them orders to do the same. That's an order.
For those who are ready for structured help, we provide a veteran lead platform (in person & virtual) for warriors dealing with depression, mental health issues, PTSD, and suicidal thoughts. We teach veterans how to support one another through kneecap to kneecap honest, discussions using a structured 12 Step Course of Action. This is a program of action for Vets to help Vets. Meetings are no cost to attend.
At FOB Rasor we are Lifers for Life. Do a Buddy Check and commit to being a Lifer for Life
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.
Our Meeting Location
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:
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
281-573-7250 (call or text)
How to Help
If you would like to be a Veteran or First Responder Peer Support Mentor please join our Saturday meetings and complete the 12-Step Program with one of our mentors. This is a 3-9 month training program.
Steve Hummer LtGen of Marines, Retired
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,
On Behalf of the the Council, Steve Cutrer, Master Gunnery Sergeant, USMC (Ret), President, Marine Corps Coordinating Council, Southeast Texas
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.