RAO BULLETIN 1 May 2017

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RAO BULLETIN 1 May 2017

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RAO
BULLETIN
1 May 2017

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THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES


Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

== Pentagon Accounting [01] ---- (How Many People Are On Payroll?)
== Selective Service System [24] -------------------- (Women Draft Issue)
== Government Shutdown [21] ------------------ (Impact on Troops/Vets)
== PRK Nuclear Weapons [08] ----- (U.S. Range Missile Trump Policy)
== DoD Appropriations Act [03] ----------- (CR Damage to the Military)
== POW/MIA [84] --------------------------- (SITREP as of 19 APR 2017)
== POW/MIA Recoveries --------- (Reported 16 thru 30 APR 2017 | 13)

. * VA * .

== VA Privatization [10] ----------- (Not Under Trump Administration)
== VA Appeals [26] ---------------- (Class Action Challenges Allowed)
== VA Accountability [43] ----- (Trump Establishes New AWP Office)
== VA Unions [01] ---- (Why So Many Workers & What do They Do)
== VA ID Card [09] -------------------------------- (Wait Time Unknown)
== VA Health Care Access [50] ------------ (VA Partnership With CVS)
== VA Suicide Prevention [39] --------------- (VA Sees As Top Priority)
== VA Women Vet Programs [28] ---------------- (At Risk or Homeless)
== VA Health Care Enrollment [12] -- (229K Letters Bounced in 2016)
== VA Caregiver Program [39] ------------ (Senators Demand Answers)
== VA Caregiver Program [40] - (Revocations Suspended for 3 Weeks)
== VA Vet Choice Program [52] ---- (Trump's S.554 Signing Remarks)
== VA Records [03] ----------------------------- (Modernization Initiative)
== VA Blue Water Claims [40] ------------------ (Larry Howell's Appeal)
== VA Hospital Quality of Care [04] - (Outcome/ Readmission/Mortality)
== VA VEO ------------- (Effort To Fix Customer Service For Veterans)
== VA Pharmacy [08] ------ (Annual Income Verification Requirement)
== VA Claim Denial -------------- (Veteran Bob Ratz | Spinal Problems)
== GI Bill [224] ------------------- (Improper Payments | Reform Needed)
== GI Bill [226] ------------------- (Reforms This Year Are All But Dead)
== VA CCI ----------- (Center for Compassionate Innovation Launched)
== VA Medical Marijuana [27] ----- (Could Replace Vet's 9,828 Pills)
== VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ------ (Reported 16 thru 30 APR 2017)
== VA Vet Center [12] ---- (Oklahoma | Talihina 90-day Referral Hold)
== VAMC Shreveport LA [02] --------- (In Praise of Overton Brooks)
== VAMC Hampton VA [06] -------------------- (Hiring Freeze Impact)
== VAMC Cincinnati [07] --------- (COS Suspended After 14months)



. * Vets * .

== Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Memorial -------- (Arlington Approves)
== Vet Deportations [10] -------------- (Pardons Could Help 3 Return)
== PTSD Punitive Discharges [05] ------ (Class Action Lawsuit Filed)
== Blue Star Memorial --------- (Alabama National Cemetery Marker)
== U.S. Air Force Monument - (Into the Wild Blue Yonder | 1st of 5)
== Vet Cemetery Arkansas [03] ------------ (Fort Smith New Director)
== Obit: Jacobson~John --- (13 APR 2017 | QM In Patton's 3rd Army)
== Obit: Norm Hatch ----------- (22 APR 2017 | Iwo Jima Photographer)
== Retiree Appreciation Days ----------------------- (As of APR 29, 2017)
== Vet Hiring Fairs --------------------------------- (01 thru 31 MAY 2017)
== Vet State Benefits & Discounts ---------------- (Wyoming APR 2017)


* Vet Legislation * .

== Vet Congressional Issues ------------------------ (Trending In Congress)
== VA VJO Program --- (Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act)
== VA Medical Staff [03] ------------- (S.899 | 1st Year Paid Sick Leave)
== VA Telehealth [10] -------------------------- (Across State Line Access)
== VA Chiropractic Care [04] - (S.609 | Expand VA Facility Coverage)
== GI Bill [ 225] --------------- (Lifetime GI Bill Act Would Tax Troops)
== Reserve Legislation ---- (S.667/H.R.1384 | S.492/H.R.1317 | S.646)


. * MILITARY * .

== USCG Admin Blocks RAO Bulletin Access --- (Security Concerns)
== Navy e-Cigarette Ban -- (Vaping Lamp Out Throughout The Fleet)
== Military Retirement System [25] -------- (BRS Lump Sum Payouts)
== Navy Dolphins ------------------------------------- (Iraqi Vet Euthanized)
== Navy Knowledge Online ---------- (To Be Replaced by Navy Portal)
== USCGC Munro ---------------------------- (Commissioned April 2017)
== Kinetic Energy Projectile -------- (Can Destroy Anything in its Path)
== MEHEL -------------------------------------- (Mobile High-Energy Laser)
== Military Drinking Age -------------------------- (Should It Be Lowered)
== Worst Job Report ------------ (No. 4 | U.S. Enlisted Service Member)
== M2AI Machine Gun -------- (Marines Receive Upgraded .50-caliber)
== Massive Ordinance Penetrator ------------------- (MOP | GBU-57A/B)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

== USS San Diego --------------- (Last Days of WWI Armored Cruiser 6)
== WWI American Military Build Up ------------------- (What Was Done)
== WWII Doolittle Raid ------------------------------------- (April 18, 1942)
== Ernie Pyle -------------------------------------------- (KIA April 18, 1944)
== WWI Harlem Hellfighters ---- (Untold Stories of 369th Inf Regiment)
== WWI Hello Girls ------------------------ (Denied Vet Status Until 1977)
== Military History Anniversaries ------------------------ (1 thru 15 MAY)
== WWII Vets 136 ---------- (Haerry~Raymond | USS Arizona Survivor)
== Medal Of Honor Story --------------- (Groberg~Florent | Afganistan)
== Medal of Honor Citations ------------------ (Fields~James H. | WWII)

. * HEALTH CARE * .

== Nuclear Global Health Workforce ------------ (What We Need to Do)
== Liver Cancer ----------------------- (Cutting Edge Palliative Treatment)
== TRICARE Reform [04] ---------- (Historic Redesign of Our System)
== Sodium -------------------------------------------- (To Salt Or Not to Salt)
== PTSD Assistance [02] ----- (What to Do If you Think You Have It)
== Sustainable Foods ----------------------------------------- (Health Impact)
== Traumatic Brain Injury [61] ------------ (Managing Light Sensitivity)
== Nutritional Claims ----------------------- (Tips on Evaluating Validity)
== Parasites [03] -------------------------------------- (What's Eating You (4)
== TRICARE Podcast 393 ----- (Prime | Healthy Exercise | Overbrushing)
== TRICARE Podcast 394 ---- (Allergies | Refusal Right | Sodium Intake)
== TRICARE Podcast 395 -- (Child Mo | Nutrition | Identity Theft/Fraud)

. * FINANCES * .

== Air Force Recruit Overpayment ------------ (Collections to Start in Jun)
== Retiree Finances ------------------ (Steps to Prevent Financial Troubles)
== FICO Credit Score [11] -------------------- (Paying Off Balance Impact)
== National Park Passports [07] ---------------- (Price Increase for Seniors)
== Social Security Statistics --------------------------- (30 of Most Stunning)
== Facebook Giveaway Scam --------------------------------- (How It works)
== Investment Fraud ------------------- (21.3 Million Potential Vet Targets)
== Tax Burden for New York Retired Vets ------------- (As of APR 2017)

. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

== Notes of Interest ------------------------------------ (16 thru 30 APR 2017)
== RP~Russia Relations [02] ------------ (Ships Arrive for Joint Exercises)
== China’s Offensive Capability [04] ----------- (2nd Carrier Launched)
== Japan~PRK Dispute [01] ----- ( 10 Minute Missile Warning Notice)
== Young Adults ----- (Demographic Changes | Abode/Income/School)
== Garage Doors -------------------------------- (Making Yours Stand Out (1)
== Car Longevity ------------------------------ (14 Longest-Lasting Vehicles)
== International Space Station --- (USAF Pilot Col. Jack Fischer Arrives)
== Pushups [01] ------------- (What They Do for You & How to Do Them)
== April Fools Day ------------------------------------------------------- (Origin)
== National Poppy Day ------------------------------ (26 MAY 2017 | Origin)
== Have You Heard? -------------------------------------- (USN Then & Now)

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 May 1, 2017
Attachment - Wyoming Vet State Benefits & Discounts APR 2017
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 1 thru 15 MAY
Attachment - WWII Doolittle Raid

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-- http://www.veteransresources.org/rao-bulletin (past Bulletins)

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