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RAO BULLETIN 1 September 2015

#1 Postby boardman » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:32 am

RAO
BULLETIN
1 September 2015

THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg Article Subject
* DOD * .

05 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [31] ------------- (Interoperability Myth)
06 == DEERS Missing SSN’s -------- (IRS Could Fine 450,000 Households)
06 == SGLI/VGLI [13] ------------------ (Unseal Prudential’s SGLI Records)
07 == DoD 2016 Budget [03] --------- (No Budget for Entire Year? Perhaps)
07 == DoD 2016 Budget [04] ------- (Washington Congressmen Predictions)
08 == Defense Health Agency [08] -- (Decreasing Military Personnel Costs)
09 == Pension Loans [01] ------- (CFPB Lawsuit | Deceptive Lending Scam)
10 == USO [04] ------------------------------------- (Purple Heart Image Usage)
11 == DFAS Email Scam -------------------------------- (SmartDoc Lookalike)
12 == POW/MIA [64] ---------------------- (A Shift for POW/MIA Recovery)
13 == POW/MIA [65] ----- (Korean/Cold War Annual Briefing | Aug 2015)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries ----------------- (Reported 150816 thru 150830)

* VA * .

16 == VA Vet Choice Program [24] - (Alaska Vets Testify No Improvement)
16 == Traumatic Brain Injury [47] ------- (More Open Collaboration Needed)
18 == VA Claims Backlog [149] ------------ (First Time Ever Under 100,000)
20 == VA Employment [03] --------- (41,500 Vacant Medical Staff Positions)
21 == Blue Water Claims [31] ----- (Veterans Advocacy Hits VA "Betrayal")
22 == VA Communications [03] --------------- (Yammer Use Not Sanctioned)
23 == VA Claim Shredding [06] ----------------- (VARO Surprise Inspections)
24 == VA Claim Filing [07] -------------- (Reapply for Denied PTSD Claims)
24 == VA Opioid Therapy [01] ------ (Scale Back’s Adverse Impact on Vets)
26 == GI Bill [193] ------------ (VA Failed to Police Problematic Institutions)
28 == VA HCS Central IA [01] --------------------- (‘Coo-Coo Lane’ Address)
30 == VAMC Tomah [10] ----- (Hospital at Fault in Marine Veteran's Death)
31 == VAMC Tomah [11] -------------- (Suspending Psychiatric Admissions)
32 == VAMC Gainesville [01] ----------- (Maggot Therapy Trials Underway)
34 == VAMC Houston [01] ------ (New Dermatology Clinic | Psoriasis Care)
35 == VAMC Tampa FL [06] ------ (Federal Data Bank Validity Questioned)
36 == VARO Des Moines -------- (Freedom Rock Memorial Silhouette Issue)
37 == VARO St. Petersburg FL [01] ------ (OIG Report on Claim Processing)
38 == DVA Louisiana ---- (Vet Home Deficiencies Not Properly Dealt With)
39 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ------------ (Reported 16 thru 31 Aug 2015)

. * VETS * .

41 == Homeless Vets [69] --- (Connecticut Ends Vet Chronic Homelessness)
42 == VFW Membership ------------------ (Auxiliary Opens to Male Spouses)
42 == Military Records/DD-214 [04] --------- (Reconstructing Lost Records)
43 == Vet Support | Government [02] ---- (Public 2015 Perception Negative)
43 == Agent Orange Okinawa [09] ------- (U.S. Continues to Deny Presence)
45 == Vet Service Dogs [17] ------------------------ (VA Access Rule Change)
46 == Belated Awards | Sulit~Robert -------------------- (Bronze Star | WWII)
47 == Merchant Marine WWII Compensation [07] -------- (Recognition Bill)
48 == MOH Awards [04] --- (Medal Sought for Pearl Harbor’s Doris Miller)
50 == Korean War Veterans Memorial [02] ---------- (Wall of Remembrance)
51 == Veteran News 150817 -------- (Veterans Airlift Command Ripped Off)
51 == Veteran News 150818 ----- (Tuskegee Airman, 93, Ripped Off Twice)
51 == OBIT | Didlake~Emma | WWII ---------------------------- (16 Aug 2015)
52 == OBIT | Petersen~Frank E. | ROK/VN -------------------- (25 Aug 2015)
54 == Retiree Appreciation Days -------------------------- (As of 26 Aug 2015)
54 == Vet Hiring Fairs -------------------------------------- (1 thru 30 Sep 2015)
56 == WWII Vets 93 ------------------------------------ (Davis~Tommy Daniel)
56 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts --------------------------- (Oregon 2015)

* VET LEGISLATION * .

57 == GI Bill [194] ------------- (Some Vets Oppose GI Bill Business Grants)
57 == Vet Bills Submitted to 114th Congress ---------- (150815 thru 150831)

* MILITARY * .

58 == USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN-69 ---------------------- (Ike is Back)
59 == Enlistment [16] -------------------- (Private Sector Dividends Disputed)
60 == Human Cost of War ------------------------------- (14 Year Compilation)
61 == Military Tattoo Criteria [03] -------------------- (USMC Policy Review)
63 == 75th Ranger Regiment -- (USA Premier Airborne Light Infantry Unit)
65 == Air Force RC-135V -------- (Loose Nut Accident Costs $62.4 Million)
65 == F-35 Joint Strike Fighter ---- (Most Expensive Weapons System Ever)
67 == Military Enlistment Standards 2015 [05] --------------- (Single Parents)
67 == Army Facts ----------------------------------------------- (Did you Know?)
68 == Military Knowledge ----- (Politicians Need Refresher Course/Update)
69 == Medal of Honor Citations ----------------------- (Hagen, Loren D. | VN)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

71 == Aviation Art ---------------------------------------- (Attack on the Tirpitz)
72 == Military Trivia 113 ----------------------- (Vietnam War Military Slang)
72 == Hitler Mementos --------- (U.S. Army Col. James Bradin’s Collection)
75 == Military History --------------------------------------------- (Private Snafu)
76 == Military History Anniversaries --------------------------- (1 thru 15 Sep)
76 == D-Day ----------------------------- (Invasion Beach from the Air 6 JUN)
76 == Normandy Then & Now --------- (Bernieres-sur-Mer on June 6, 1944)
77 == WWII Prewar Events -- (German Soldiers Practice Shooting in 1935)
77 == WWII PostWar Events ------------------ (Northrop XB-35 Flight 1946)
78 == Spanish American War Images 75 --------- (San Juan Hill RR Rescue)
78 == WWI in Photos 132 ------------------------ (Candor, Oise, France 1917)
79 == Faces of WAR (WWII) ----------- (Pvt. Paul Oglesby Italy SEP 1943)
79 == Ghosts of Time -------------------- (Then & Now’ Photos of WWII (03)

* HEALTH CARE * .

80 == PTSD [200] ----------- (No Medical Marijuana for Colorado Sufferers)
80 == PTSD [201] -------------------------------------------- (Poor Sleep Impact)
81 == TRICARE Pharmacy Policy [26] ---------- (Brand Name Medications)
81 == TRICARE Prime [34] ----------------- (Enrollment Fee Increase 1 Oct)
82 == Psoriasis [02] ----------------------- (Symptoms, Images, and Treatment)
83 == TRICARE Appeals ----- (Who Can/Cannot & What Can be Appealed)
84 == TRICARE Appeals [01] ------------------------ (Types & Filing Process)
86 == TRICARE Urgent/Emergency Care [02] ------------------ (What to Do)
86 == Tinnitus [01] -------- (Army Testing Hearing Loss Drug | D-Methione)
87 == Honey and Cinnamon --------------------------------- (Natures Medicine)
89 == TRICARE Help --------------------------------------------- (Q&A 150831)

* FINANCES * .

90 == Food Fraud ---------------------------------------------- (Mislabeled Meat)
91 == Cola 2016 [11] ------------------------------- (Prospects for 1 OCT Dim)
91 == Disaster Insurance ----------------- (Wildfires, Floods and Earthquakes)
94 == IRS Data Breach [03] ---------------------- (400,000 Americans at Risk)
94 == Relator Fees ----------------------------------------------------- (Why 6%?)
96 == Saving Money ------------------------------------- (Toolkit for Discounts)
97 == Rental Scam [01] ------------------------- (Online Rental | Real or Fake)
98 == Scam ~ IRS [06] ------------------------------------------ (Largest to Date)
98 == Contractor Scam ------------------------------------ (Home Improvement)
99 == Tax Burden for West Virginia Retired Vets --------- (As of Aug 2015)
101 == Tax Burden for Kentucky Residents ------------------ (As of Aug 2015)
103 == Thrift Savings Plan 2015 ---------- (Share Prices + YTD Gain or Loss)

. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

103 == Notes of Interest ------------------------------------ (15 thru 31 Aug 2015)
104 == Brain Teaser ---------------------------------------------- (Spiral or Circle?)
104 == RP~China Dispute [12] -------- (RP Troop Support on Disputed Shoal)
106 == WWII Apology --------- (Japan | Not Repeated in Anniversary Speech)
107 == Earthquakes ------- (New Maps Reveal Higher Risks for Much of U.S)
109 == Secrets of the Secret Service -------------------- (About Our Presidents)
110 == Food Date Labeling [01] --------------------- (What you Need to Know)
113 == Cellphone Disposal -------------- (Reasons Not to Trash an Old Phone)
115 == Photo of the Day -------------------------------------------------- (Ice Grill)
115 == Photos That Say it All -------------------------------------------- (Together)
116 == WWII Ads ----------------------------------------- (Helmar Cigarette Kits)
116 == Most Creative Statues --------------------- (Grangemouth, UK | Kelpies)
117 == Interesting Inventions -------------------------- (Expandable Power Strip)
117 == Moments of US-History -------- (Mickey Mouse Club Meeting 1030’s)
117 == Parking ------------- (Revenge Tactic #6 against Inconsiderate Parkers)
118 == Have You Heard? -------------------------------------- (Did You Know (2)
118 == Brain Teaser Answer ------------------------------------ (Spiral or Circle?)

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 1 Sep 2015
Attachment - Veteran Legislation as of 31 Aug 2015
Attachment - Vietnam War Military Slang (PDF only)
Attachment - Oregon Vet State Benefits & Discounts Aug 2015
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 1 thru 15 Sep


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