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RAO BULLETIN 15 August 2016

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BULLETIN
15 August 2016

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THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

04 == DoD Mental Health Programs [04] -------- (New Final Rule Issued)
05 == Rising Sea Levels ------------------ (Military Base Impact | Virginia)
06 == IRR AAFES Use -------------------- (Policy & ID Card Procurement)
06 == BRAC [51] --------- (Outgoing SECNAV | Another Round Needed)
07 == DoD Fraud, Waste, and Abuse ------ (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2016)
08 == Air Force Installation Access -- (Gate ID Needed in MN/MO/WA/AS)
08 == Transgender Troops [01] --------------- (DoD Policies And Procedures)
10 == NDAA 2017 [17] ----- --- (Military Housing Allowance Amendment)
10 == TRICARE Medical Identity Theft -------------------- (Watch for Signs)
11 == POW/MIA Recoveries -- (Reported 1thru 15 Aug 2016 | Twenty-One)

. * VA * .

16 == VA Medical Staff [02] ------------------------ (Attrition Rate Increase)
17 == VA Emergency Care [09] -------- (1 in 3 Claim Denials in FY 2014)
20 == VA Pain Care [04] ---------- (Study Shows Improvement With Age)
20 == VA Intermediate Care Technician - (Former Military | Career Field)
21 == VA End-Of-Life Study -------- (Results for Non-Cancer Conditions)
24 == VA Pension [06] --------------- (One Civil War Pension Still Active)
26 == VA Choice Act [13] --------------------------------- (Goals Met by VA)
26 == VA Cardiac Rehabilitation Program -- (Increasing Life Expectancy)
27 == VA Suicide Prevention [33] -------- (2001-2014 VA Suicide Report)
28 == VA Million Veteran Program [06] -------- ( 500,000+ Now enrolled)
28 == VA Disability Claim Myths ----------- (12 Facts You Need to Know)
31 == VA Blue Water Claims [34] ------- (Dismissal Upheld by DC Court)
31 == VA Health Care System [01] - (Making Progress/Improving Access)
33 == VA Health Care Surveys -------- (Joint Commission Reports Released)
34 == VA Health Care Delay [08] ---------------------- (Has It Been Fixed?)
37 == Green Management Program ------- (Delayed Solar Power Projects)
38 == PTSD [215] ---- (Marijuana Study | Volunteers Wanted in MD/AZ)
40 == PTSD [216] -------------------- (Talking to your Doctor About PTSD)
40 == PTSD [217] -------------------- (Origin | Malaria Drug Raises Questions)
42 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ------------- (Reported 1 thru 15 AUG 2016)
43 == VAMC Detroit MI ------------ ($300,000 Spent On The Wrong TVs)
43 == VA HCS Nebraska/W. Iowa [01] ------- (Nuclear Reactor Removed)

. * Vets * .

44 == Disabled Vet OPM Sick Leave [01] ---------- (Final Rule Published)
46 == Vet Employment -------- (What's Really Going On | CNAS Survey)
46 == Vet Jobs [192] -------------------------------------------- (Border Patrol)
48 == Nebraska Vet Cemetery [06] -------------- (Dedication 5 AUG 2016)
49 == Vet Preference [14] ----------------------------------------------- (Points)
51 == Vets Petition Senator McCain ------------------ (Stand Up to Trump)
52 == Homeless Vets [72] -------------------- (Reduced by Half Since 2010)
53 == Purple Heart Award [01] ----------------- (Recipients Tell of Sacrifice )
55 == Vietnam Vets [18] ------------------------------------ (Carter~Matthew)
56 == WWII Vets [115] | B-29 Blister Gunner ------------- (Shaw~Gilbert)
56 == Retiree Appreciation Days --------------------------- (As of 12 Aug 2016)
57 == Vet Hiring Fairs --------------------------------- (16 AUG thru 15 SEP 2016)
58 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ----------------- (Delaware Aug 2016)

* Vet Legislation * .

58 == Women Congressional Vets -------------------------- (Legislative Impact)
61 == Korean War Memorial [04] --------------- (Expansion Bill H.R.1475)
62 == Veterans Omnibus Bill [01] ------ (Hits Stumbling Block in Senate)
63 == Vet Status/Preference Progress ----- (H.R.1384, S.743 & H.R.5526)
64 == Vet Bills Submitted to 114th Congress ----------- (160801 thru 160815)

. * MILITARY * .

65 == Naval Base Flooding -- (Some Will Be Mostly Submerged by 2100)
67 == Military Food Stamps [01] --------- (Complete Information Lacking)
68 == Military Spending Caps ------------------------ (Impact After 5 Years)
69 == Military Fitness Standards -------------------------- ( Under Revision)
70 == Military Fitness Standards [01] ---------- (BMI is absolutely useless)
71 == Military Fitness Standards [02] ---------- (Data is Hard to Come By)
72 == Nuclear Weapons --------------------- (No-First-Use Policy Concerns)
74 == Army SRB ----------------- (Suspended for the 1st Time Since 2006)
74 == Military Tattoo Criteria [08] --- (USAF Review| Last Done in 2001)
76 == M4A1 Rifle ------------------- (117,000 Upgrades Completed to Date)
77 == LRSO Weapon System ------- (Pentagon Solicits Nuclear Contracts)
78 == Navy Uniform Changes [02] ------------------ ( TYPE I | 3-YR Phaseout)
79 == MUTT --------------------------------- (Gun Mounted Unmanned Vehicle)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

80 == BoB Hope ----------------- (National World War II Museum Exhibit)
81 == USS Quincy (CA-39) - (Brothers - Shipmates | 1 Survived - 1 Died)
83 == USS Monitor [01] ------------------------------------------------ (Sinking)
84 == Gold Star ------------- (How It Became A Symbol of Ultimate Sacrifice)
86 == Hiroshima Peace Memorial --------------------------------- (Pokemon No)
86 == Operation Downfall ------------------ (MacArthur's Plan to Invade Japan)
88 == Battle of Tarawa Casualty ----------------- (Marine Pvt. Dale R. Geddes)
90 == Military History ------------------ (USS Laffey | Ship That Wouldn't Die)
90 == Military History Anniversaries -------------------------- (16 thru 31 AUG)
90 == Medal of Honor Citations -------------------- (Doss~Desmond P | WWII)
92 == Famous Civil War Battles Quiz 2 ----------------------- (Do You Know?)
93 == Famous Civil War Battles Quiz 2 -------- (Did You Answer Correctly?)

. * HEALTH CARE * .

94 == Hydration ---------------------- (Water, Electrolyte, & Calorie Needs)
95 == DoD Vaccination Program ------------- (Configured to Protect You)
96 == TRICARE Immunization [01] --------- (AUG is Awareness Month)
97 == TRICARE Help ------------------------------------------- (Q&A 160815)
98 == Hepatitus C --------------------- (Curable Contagious Liver Disease)
99 == Warming Seas ----- (Could Make Us sicker | Vibrio Bacteria Increase)

. * FINANCES * .

100 == USFSPA & Divorce [25] --------------------- (Amendment to Reform)
101 == State Retirement Income Tax ---------------------------- (Military Pay)
102 == Hulu ---------------------------------- (Say Goodbye to Its Free Service)
103 == Car Leasing Myths ------------------- ( Is it Cheaper to Buy or Lease)
104 == Warehouse Stores Best Buys ------------------------------- (The Top 18)
106 == IRS SPEC -------------------------- (Information for Veterans Website)
106 == MOPH Presidential Election Scam -------------------- (How It works)
107 == Tax Burden for Kentucky Retired Vets -------------- (As of Aug 2016)

. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

108 == Notes of Interest ------------------------------------ (1 thru 15 AUG 2016)
109 == Urban Legends --------------------------------- (Burglary | Partially True)
111 == Self Healing Clothing --- (Biodegradable Liquid Material Developed)
112 == Election 2016 | Endorsements -------- (Who Speaks for the Military)
113 == Trump RP Relations - (Lawmaker Wants Him Banned from Country)
114 == Bizarre Museums ----------------------------------- (Check Out theses 12)
116 == Absentee Voting ------------------------------------------ (Myth & Reality)
117 == Nut Theft ---- (Lucrative New Target | 600,000 Truckloads Last Year)
118 == Car Theft --------------------------------------- ( Top 10 Targeted in 2015)
119 == Comcast Lawsuit ---------- ( $100M in Refunds for WA Users Sought)
119 == Brain Teaser ---------------------------- --------------- (Catch the Intruder)
120 == Have You Heard? ----- (What’s in the Other Bag || Monkey Business )
121 == Brain Teaser Answer --------------------------------- (Catch the Intruder)

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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 - Veteran Legislation as of 15 AUG 2016
Attachment - Delaware Vet State Benefits & Discounts AUG 2016
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 AUG
Attachment - USS Laffey | Ship That Wouldn't Die

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