RAO BULLETIN 15 July 2015

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RAO BULLETIN 15 July 2015

#1 Postby boardman » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:13 am

RAO
BULLETIN
15 July 2015

THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg Article Subject

* DOD * .

04 == Commissary Privatization [01] ------------ (NDAA Keeps Issue Alive)
05 == Confederate Flag Controversy ------------ (Should the Military Ban It)
06 == Cold War Experiments Lawsuit [02] ---------- (Appeals Court Ruling)
07 == AFRH Gulfport [06] ------ (Investigation Ongoing | Director Resigns)
07 == POW/MIA Update 59 --------------- (DPAA Private Group Partnering)
08 == POW/MIA Recoveries ----------------- (Reported 150701 thru 150714)

* VA * .

10 == VA Health Record ----------------------- (New Program Demonstration)
11 == Vet Toxic Exposure ~ Mustard Gas [02] ---- (VA Vet Search Faltered)
12 == PTSD [196] --------------------- (Nontraditional Mind-Body Treatment)
12 == VA Pain Management [05] -------------------- (New Approach Initiated)
14 == VA Million Veteran Program [05] ------------------- (Four New Studies)
15 == VA Whistleblowers [28] -------- (Group Wants interim OIG Replaced)
17 == VA Whistleblowers [29] ---- (New IG Should Be Non-VA Employee)
18 == VA Claims Backlog [147] -------------------- (128,000 125-day Claims)
19 == VA Vet Choice Program [20] -------------- (Guam Vets Unable to Use)
19 == VA Accountability [09] ----------------- (Push is Making A Difference)
20 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ------------- (Reported 15 thru 30 Jun 2015)
24 == VA Black Hills HCS [01] --------- (Hot Springs Hospital Could Close)
25 == VA Pittsburg HCS [02] ------- (Legionnaires | Treatment Not Delayed)
26 == VAMC Atlanta [03] --- (OPC | Vet Told ‘No New Patients Accepted’)
27 == VAMC Tomah WI [09] ---------------- (VA OIG Accused of Cover Up)
28 == VARO Philadelphia [09] ------- (11 Employees Could Face Discipline)

* VETS * .

28 == Vet Cremains [28] -------------------------------- (10 Interred in Dayton)
30 == Vet Cremains [29] ---------- (Sgt. Charles Schroeter | MOH Recipient)
31 == Awards Replacement [05] ------------------ (New Reg Offers Guidance)
32 == Pennsylvania Vet Tuition ------------ (New State Law Effective 1 JUL)
33 == Vet Tattoos --------------------------------------- (Chicago Police Lawsuit)
34 == Same Sex Vet Burial --------------- (Idaho Vet Cemetery | Judge Rules)
35 == Obit | Donahue~Robert ------------------------------------- (May 31, 2015)
36 == Obit | Williams~Eldridge ----------------------------------- (July 02, 2015)
37 == Obit | Cuddy~Susan Ahn ----------------------------------- (June 24, 2015)
39 == Vet Awardees ----------------------------------- (Pedevillano~John | PUC)
40 == PTSD Update 194 ---------- (1st Brain Tissue Biorepository Launched)
40 == Vet Charity Watch [53] - (George Bush Paid $100k for Vet Fundraiser)
41 == Retiree Appreciation Days ---------------------------- (As of 13 Jul 2015)
42 == Vet Hiring Fairs -------------------------------- (15 Jul thru 14 Aug 2015)
43 == Ernie Pyle --------------------------- (Still Telling the Stories of Soldiers)
44 == Veterans Vision Project [08] ----------------- (Machine Gunner, USMC)
45 == WWII Vets [90] ---------------------------------------- (Kurtis~William A)
46 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ------------------------ (New York 2015)
46 == Veteran Benefit/Info Sites ----------------- (Alphabetical Listing | 2015)

* VET LEGISLATION * .

49 == VA ID Card [07] ------------- (H.R.91 | Sent to President for Signature)
50 == VA Whistleblower [30] ------ (Whistleblowing Testimony Travel Act)
51 == VA Benefits Eligibility [03] --- (Less Than Honorable Discharge Bill)
52 == NDAA for 2016 [11] -------------- (Military Retirement Reform Issues)
53 == NDAA for 2016 [12] --------------- (Purple Heart Posthumous Awards)
54 == Oregon Vet Legislation --- (LGBT Coordinator | Discharge Upgrades)
54 == Vet Bills Submitted to 114th Congress ---------- (150701 thru 150713)

* MILITARY * .

56 == Military Benefit Upgrades [05] --------------------- (Same Sex Couples)
57 == Operation Martillo --------------------- (U.S. Coast Guard Involvement)
58 == Feres Doctrine [07] ------- (Malpractices Suits | Genesis Test Fairness)
60 == Military Working Dogs [03] ----------- (“Max” | Appropriate for Kids)
61 == Miramar Air Show ----- (Marine Corps Planning 3-day show 2-4 Oct)
63 == Military Enlistment Standards 2015 [02] -----------------– (Citizenship)
63 == Medal of Honor Citations ---------- (Graves~Terrence Collinson | VN)

* MILITARY HISTORY * .

66 == Aviation Art ------------------------------------ (Struck by a Thunderbolt)
67 == Iwo Jima Reflections ---- (Hershel Williams | Sorry You’re too Short)
68 == Military Trivia 110 --------- (U.S. Magna Carta Offer to Enter WWII)
69 == Military History --------------------------- (WWII Massacre at Palawan)
70 == D-Day -------------------------------- (Troops Move onto Omaha Beach)
70 == WWII Prewar Events ---------------------------- (The London Sky 1940)
71 == WWII PostWar Events ---- (China "Night Tiger" Battalion Mar 1946)
71 == Spanish American War Images 77 ------------- (Puck Cover Apr 1901)
71 == Military History Anniversaries --------------------------- (16 thru 31 Jul)
72 == WWI in Photos 129 ------------------- (Taking of Courcelles Jun 1918)
72 == Faces of WAR (WWII) --------------- (French Countryside May 1945)

* HEALTH CARE * .

73 == NDAA for 2016 [10] -- (Bills Would Curb ER Visits, Boost Co-Pays)
73 == Medicare Card [03] ------------------------- (How to Get a Replacement)
74 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [32] ------ (IAVA Vets Worry About Health)
75 == Know Your Food [03] -------------- (Health Impact of Spices & Herbs)
76 == PTSD [195] -------- (VA/DoD Want Both Good and Damaged Brains)

* FINANCES * .

77 == Tennessee Property Tax ---------------------- (Vet Exemption Decrease)
78 == Credit Card Blocked Purchases ----- (What You Can’t Buy With One)
80 == Probate -------------------------------------------------------- (What it Does)
81 == Saving Money ------------ (Tickets | Tips to Avoid Moving Violations)
82 == Credit Repair Scam ----------------------------------------- (How it Works)
83 == Affordable Housing Scam --------------------------------- (How it Works)
84 == Tax Burden for Virginia Retired Vets ------------------ (As of Jun 2015)
85 == Tax Burden for Illinois Residents ----------------------- (As of Jun 2015)
87 == Thrift Savings Plan 2015 ----------- (Share Prices + YTD Gain or Loss)

* GENERAL INTEREST * .
88 == Notes of Interest --------------------------------------- (1 thru 14 Jul 2015)
89 == RAO Bulletin Index ----------- (How to Recall a Prior Bulletin Article)
90 == Data Erasure ------------- (Electronic Devices | Deleting Personal Data)
92 == OPM Data Breach [02] -------------- (Timeline | What We Now Know)
94 == OPM Data Breach [03] -------------------------- (OPM Director Resigns)
95 == OPM Data Breach [04] ----- (Lifetime Credit Monitoring on the Table)
96 == Ivory ------------------------- (FWS Destroys One Ton IAW U.S. Policy)
97 == Pickpockets ----------------- (Common Misconceptions | Tips to Avoid)
98 == Baking Soda [02] ---------------------------- (Alternate Uses | 39 thru 85)
102 == WWII Ads ------------------------------------------------------ (Chrysler (3))
103 == Photos That Say it All ------------------------- (Louis Zamperini, age 97)
103 == Normandy Then & Now --- (Saint Georges de Basly. France Jun 1944)
103 == Have You Heard? ---------------------------------- (Bet You Didn't Know)
105 == Moments of US History ------------------------- (NYC Traffic Jam 1920)
106 == Interesting Inventions ------------------------- (Bicycle for Smart Parents)
106 == Parking -------------- (Revenge Tactic #3 against Inconsiderate Parkers)

Note:
1. The page number on which an article can be found is provided to the left of each article’s title
2. Numbers contained within brackets [ ] indicate the number of articles written on the subject. To obtain previous articles send a request to raoemo@sbcglobal.net.

*ATTACHMENTS* .
Attachment – RAO Bulletin 15 Jul 2015
Attachment - Veteran Legislation as of 13 Jul 2015
Attachment - New York Vet State Benefits & Discounts June 2015
Attachment - Military History | Massacre at Palawan
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 Jul
Attachment - Retiree Activity\Appreciation Days (RAD) Schedule as of Jul 13, 2015

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-- http://www.veteransresources.org (PDF & HTML Editions w/ATTACHMENTS)
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-- http://veteraninformationlinksasa.com/r ... ffice.html (HTML Edition)
-- http://thearmysecurityagency.com/retire ... ffice.html (PDF Edition w/ATTACHMENTS)
-- http://www.veteransresources.org/rao-bulletin (past Bulletins)
-- http://www.nhc-ul.com/BullSentMasterIndex-150101.pdf (Index of Previous Articles as of Jan 01, 2015)


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