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RAO BULLETIN 15 June 2017

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:25 am

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BULLETIN
15 June 2017

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES



Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

04 == Transgender Troops [03] ------ (Predecisional/Extremely Sensitive Issue)
06 == Transgender Troops [04] ----------- (Implement Policy Recommendation)
06 == Air Force Secretary -------------------- (New Secretary's Force Assessment)
07 == DoD Tuition Assistance [05] ------------------------------- (Education Guide)
09 == Guard & Reserve Recommendations --------------------- (RFPB Submits 3)
10 == Arlington National Cemetery [70] --------- (Survey Coming this Summer)
11 == Exchange Online Shopping [10] ----------- (Verification Site Not A Scam)
12 == Commissary Click2Go Program ------------- (Online Shopping Locations)
12 == POW/MIA [88] -------------------------------- (1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries -------------- (Reported 1 thru 15 JUN 2017 | Five)

. * VA * .

16 == VA Medical Marijuana [29] ------------- (VA Secretary | Could Help Vets)
17 == VA EHR [08] ------- (VA & DoD to Use Same Electronic Health Record)
19 == VA EHR [09] --------------------------------------------------- (Conversion Cost)
19 == VA CARE Program ---------------------------------- (Key to Veterans Choice)
21 == VA End of Life Care [04] --------------------- (No Vet Dies Alone Program)
22 == VA Back Pain Care ----------------------------- (Real Relief From Back Pain)
23 == VA Special Monthly Compensation [01] --------------- (Are You eligible?)
26 == PTSD [229] -------------------- ( PTSD Treatment Decision Aid Launched)
26 == PTSD [230] ------------------- (Testimony | Some Vets Are Scamming VA)
28 == Homeless Vets [79] -------------------------------------- (VA Drops Zero Goal)
29 == VA Budget 2018 [04] --------------------- (CVA Say's Doesn't Cut Enough)
30 == VA Budget 2018 [05] --------------------- (Vets Speak Out on Benefit Cuts)
31 == VA Drug Theft ------------------------------------ (Problem Isn't Going Away)
33 == VA Hospital Care [02] ----------------------------- (A Veteran's Final Hours)
34 == VA Physician Ambassador Program ------------------------------ (Launched)
34 == Project 112/SHAD ------------------------------------------ (VA Compensation)
35 == Gulf War Presumptives [08] ----------------------------------- (Fibromyalhia)
35 == VA Robotic Legs [03] --------------------------------------- (Price Tag is Huge)
37 == GI Bill [230] ------------------------------------- (Students Payments Progress)
38 == VA Claim Decision ---------------------------- (What To Do If you Disagree)
39 == VA Claims Processing ]17] ----------- (Concern Over Proposed Changes)
40 == VA STOPFWA ---------------------------- (Initiative To Be Launched Soon)
41 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse --------------- (Reported 1 thru 15 JUN 2017)
42 == VAMC Aurora CO [20] ------------------------- (Perjury Charges Dropped)
42 == VAMC Omaha NE [02] ------------------------------------- (Wait Time Creep)
43 == VARO Boston ------------------------- (Disability Claim Error Rates | High)

. * Vets * .

44 == Vet Complaint Hotline ------------------------------- (Launched 1 JUN 2017)
45 == Homeless Vets [80] -------------------------------------- (Why so Many in LA)
47 == Vet Terrorism Conviction ---------------------- (Tairod Pugh Gets 35 years)
48 == U.S. Constitution Emolument Clause ---------- (Military Retirees Impact)
49 == Stolen Valor [105] -------------------------- (Reported 170601 thru 170615)
50 == Korean War Vets -------------------------- (Barnhart~Ted | Air Sea Rescuer)
51 == WWII Vets 138 -------------------- (Richard Harmon | Invasion of Europe)
53 == GI Bill [231] ------------------------------------------- (Usage Declined in 2016)
55 == Obit | Samuel Wilson --------------------------------------------- (10 JUN 2017)
55 == Retiree Appreciation Days ------------------------------ (As of 15 JUN 2017)
56 == Vet Hiring Fairs ----------------------------------- (16 JUN thru 15 JUL 2017)
58 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ----------------------- (Kentucky JUN 2017)


* Vet Legislation * .

59 == MOH Awards [06] -------------------------------- (S.1209 | Pension Increase)
60 == Atomic Service Medal ----------------- (S.1283 | Radiation Exposed Vets)
60 == VA Accountability [48] ------------- (S.1094 | Passed and Sent to House)
62 == VA Facility Closures [01] ------------------ (H.R.2773 | Sell Pershing Hall)
62 == Military 2018 Pay Raise ---------------------- (Leadership Recognition Act)



. * MILITARY * .

63 == Project Recovery ------------------------------ (Locating WWII MIA Aircraft)
64 == Military Retirement System [27] ------------------ (401k Cap After 26 Yrs)
65 == Armor Piercing Bullet --------- (M885A1 Enhanced Performance Round)
66 == USCG Respect ---------------------- (Acknowledge National Security Role)
68 == USMC Quotes -------------- (Some Famous Ones by and About Marines)
69 == USS Independence (CV-62) -------------------------------- (Last Port of Call)
70 == Supreme Court RFRA Petition [01] ---------------------- (Appeal Rejected)
71 == Mothballed Fleet ----------------------------- (Not A Factor in Fleet Buildup)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

72 == Memorial Day 1945 --------------------------------------------- (A Letter Home)
74 == HMS Gaspee Affair --------------------- (Declaration of Independence Role)
75 == USCGC McCulloch -------------- (Shipwreck Found - Will Not be Moved)
76 == National WWII Museum [01] ------------------- (Salute to the Home Front)
77 == Abandoned Military Bases [01] ----------------- (Devil's Park Bunker, CA)
78 == Battle of Midway ------------------------------- (WWII Pacific Turning Point)
78 == Battle of Midway [01] ------- (LCdr C. Wade McClusky Jr Involvement)
80 == Brusilov Offensive WWI ------------ (Largest Allied Offensive of the War)
81 == D-Day [07] ---------------- (Through the Eyes of Medics - 73 Years Later)
82 == D-Day [08] ----------- (New Memorial Honors Native American Sacrifice)
83 == Military History Anniversaries ------------------------------- (16thru 30 June)
84 == Medal Of Honor Story ------------------- (Walter Joseph Marm | Vietnam)
84 == Medal of Honor Citations ---------------------- (Flaherty~Francis C | WWII)

. * HEALTH CARE * .

86 == Slipped Disc -------------------------- (Back Pain That Keeps on Returning)
88 == TRICARE Select [01] ----------------- (Changes Coming Soon | 6 Months)
89 == TRICARE Healthy Living [01] --------- (Men’s Health Is Important Too)
90 == Poison Avoidance ----------------------------- (Lead & Household Products)
91 == Hemorrhage Control Foam ---------- (Intracavitary Abdominal Bleeding)
91 == Colon Cancer [05] -------------------------------- (Screenings Save Vet Lives)
92 == Skin Protection ---------------------------------------------------------- (Sunshine)
93 == Hearing Protection -------------------------------------------- (Noisy Activities)
93 == TRICARE Podcast 400 - (Mens Health Month | Weather | Food Safety)
95 == TRICARE Podcast 401 -- (Appointments | Blood Pressure | Sunscreen)

. * FINANCES * .

96 == Dumb Insurance [02] ----- (Collision (old car), Flight & Critical Illness)
97 == Mutual Funds --------------------------------------- (How To Invest in Them)
98 == Exchange Online Shopping [09] ----------------------- (Early Registration)
100 == Military Divorce & Separation [06] ----- (Disability Pay Not Divisible)
100 == Curb Appeal Enhancement ----------------------------------- (House Selling)
103 == Homeowners Insurance [03] ----------- (Tips For Getting The Best Deal)
105 == my Social Security [03] ------------------------ (Access Procedure Change)
106 == Phone Scam ----------------------- (Your Number Calling? Don't Pick Up)
106 == Tax Burden for New Hampshire Retired Vets ------ (As of JUN 2017)


. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

108 == Sbcglobal Email Provider [01] ------- (Bulletin Blockage Action Taken)
108 == Notes of Interest --------------------------------------- (01 thru 15 JUN 2017)
109 == WWII Last Man Club ------------ (Annual Meeting to Toast Fellow Vets)
110 == U.S. Russia Tensions [02] ------------- (Nuclear Weapon Use in Ukraine)
111 == Air Force Museum ---------------------------- ($40,000 Granted in Lawsuit)
112 == PRK Nuclear Weapons [10] -------- (North Korea's Warnings Continue)
113 == Cantaloupes [01] ------------------------------------------------------------- (Tips)
114 == Law Breaking ------------------------ (21 You May Not Know Your Doing)
116 == Steak -------------------------------------------- (How to Cook the Perfect One)
117 == Landline Phone Service [01] ----------- (Going the Way of The Dinosaur)
118 == Garage Doors ----------------------------------- (Making Yours Stand Out (4)
118 == Have You Heard? -------------------- (Wal-Mart Trips | Men Never Learn)

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 June 15, 2017
Attachment - Kentucky Vet State Benefits & Discounts JUN 2017
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 30 JUN

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