While most people do their best to be independent, sometimes life gets in the way. It’s in these difficult moments when even strong, independent people reach out for help.
This is what LTG (ret.) Raymond V. Mason learned from key mentors and leaders throughout his 35 years in the Army. Mason led the 82nd Airborne as the Support Commanding Officer, and also served in Grenada. Later, Mason served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, for HQ, US Army G-4 during his last tour on active duty.
In this episode of Borne the Battle, LTG Mason talks about his belief that receiving help in times of struggle is a sign of great strength. LTG Mason continues to carry on this truth as he serves as the Director of the Army Emergency Relief (AER), sharing how qualified Veterans can access financial support in hard times.
HISTORY OF AER
In this podcast, Mason shares AER’s support and resources:
- Support during disasters
- Scholarships for secondary education
- Assistance during childcare
- And far more EXCLUSIVE content
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Hayoung Oh is a podcast intern with the VA’s Digital Media Engagement Team. He is currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley studying Public Health.