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RAO BULLETIN 1 July 2017

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BULLETIN
1 July 2017

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES


Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

04 == Cyber Defense ----------- (3 Ways DARPA Will Attack The Cyber Problem)
05 == Selective Service System [25] - (New Women Draft Attempt Shot Down)
05 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [36] ----- (Integrated EHR System Impact)
06 == BRAC [58] ----------------------------------------- (Congress' Blockage Impact)
07 == CRSC [44] -------- (Are you Eligible for This DoD Retired Vet Program?)
08 == DoD/VA VLER [12] -------- (Authorization Needed to Share Your Records)
08 == Air Force Space Corps -------- (USAF Leaders Say 'Not Good for Much')
10 == Military Recruits ------------ (1000 To Be Deported Under Proposed Plan)
11 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---------------- (Reported 16 thru 30 JUN 2017)
12 == POW/MIA [89] ------------------------------- (Staff Sgt. Byron Nelson | WWll)
13 == POW/MIA Recoveries ------------- (Reported 16 thru 30 JUN 2017 | Twenty)

. * VA * .

19 == VA Budget 2018 [06] -- (Plan Criticized by Democrats as Hurting VA Care)
19 == VA Budget 2018 [07] -------- (Looking for Ways to Fund Choice Expansion)
20 == VA Mental Health Care [ 33] - (Emergency Care for OTH Vets Starts 5 JUL)
21 == VA Disability System -- (Time to Rethink - Current System Not Sustainable)
21 == VA Appeals Backlog [08] ------------------ (10 More Years Before Fix Starts)
22 == VA Privatization [11] ------- (David Shulkin’s Vision for the Department)
23 == VA Vet Choice Program [54] ------------------------------ ($1 Billion Shortfall)
23 == VA Caregiver Program [42] ----------- ( Lack of Support Creates Challenges)
24 == VA MOVE! Program [02] ---------------------- (Others Did It. So Can You)
25 == VA Suicide Prevention [42] -- (Hotline Backup Center Use Drops to 1%)
26 == VA Vacant Buildings - (Shulkin Plan to Dispose/Reuse All Within 2 Yrs)
27 == VA Grave Markers [07] ----------- (718 Needed for Mount Moriah Cemetery)
28 == VA Mustard Agent Care [05] ---- (Shulkin Believes WWII Veterans Claims)
28 == VA Female Vet Care [01] ----------------------------------------- (Privacy Issue)
30 == VA Pharmacy [09] ---------------------------- (Additional Capabilities Needed)
30 == VA Accountability [49] -------- (Largest Reform to the VA In Its History)
31 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse --------------- (Reported 16 thru 30 JUN 2017)
34 == VAMC Aurora CO [21] ---------------------------- (Cost Overrun Scapegoat)
35 == VAMC Atlanta [04] ------ (IG Report Shows Sweeping Mismanagement)
35 == VAMC Little Rock AR [01] --- (Understaffing Causing Safety Concerns)

. * Vets * .

36 == Vet Benefits ~ Seniors [02] ----------------- (Officials Back Off Cutting IU)
37 == Vet Jobs [223] ------- (VA VR&E Paid Apprenticeship Training w/PVA)
37 == Stolen Valor [106] ------------------------------------ (New Pennsylvania Law)
38 == DoD Disability Severance [04] ---- (Review Eligibility for Some Airmen)
38 == Medicaid Eligible Vets [04] ------ (Lifeline For 1 In 10 Vets May Be Cut)
39 == WWII VETS 139 ---------------------- (Moylan Smith | Invasion of Europe)
40 == Obit | Bill Dana ----------------------------------------------------- (15 JUN 2017)
41 == Obit | Arthur J. Jackson -------------------------------------------- (14 JUN 2017)
43 == Obit | Robert E. Woods ------------------------------------------- (30 MAY 2017)
45 == Retiree Appreciation Days --------------------------------- (As of 30 JUN 2017)
45 == Vet Hiring Fairs --------------------------------------------- (1 thru 31 JUL 2017)
47 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts -------------------------- (Louisiana JUN 2017)


* Vet Legislation * .

48 == Vet Health Care [07] ----- (H.R.2372 | AHCA Tax Credit Issue Resolved)
48 == Medicare Part B Enrollment [01] ------- ( S.1461/HR.2243 | HEARTS Act)


. * MILITARY * .

49 == USS Gerald A. Ford [06] --------------- (Plane Launch/Recovery Troubles)
50 == USMC Drones ---------------------------------------------- (3-D Printed Nibbler)
51 == Military Reenlistment -------------------- (Navy Relaxing Up or Out Policy)
52 == USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) --------------- (Collision Investigations Initiated)
53 == Army Manning Levels ---- (Army is Hiring | Will reach 1.8M by 30 SEP)
54 == DIRECT Tool Suite --------- (Natural/CBRNE Disaster Communications)
55 == Military Spouse Employment [02] --------------------- (Under Examination)
55 == USS Independence (CV-62) [01] --------- (Puget Sound Cleaning Lawsuit)
56 == Navy Uniform Changes [04] ------------- (Ball Cap Wearing, Earrings ++)
57 == Transgender Troops [05] ----- (Six Month Delay on Enlistments Sought)
58 == Military Deserters [01] ----------- (A1C Rudy Redd Victor Remains ID'ed)
59 == Military Pay Raise 2018 [01] ------------- (Stop Cutting Or Change Rules)
60 == Aerial Combat ----------- (Days Of American Dogfighting Might Be Over)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

61 == Battle of Okinawa ------------------------------------------------- (Remembrance)
63 == Alaska Highway -------------------------- (75th Anniversary of WWII Project)
64 == Insanely Daring Air Raids ----------------------- ( No. 1 | The Cuxhaven Raid)
65 == Military History Anniversaries ----------------------------------- (1 thru 15 July)
65 == Medal Of Honor Story ----------------------------- (Ronald E Rosser | Korea)
66 == Medal of Honor Citations ---------------------- (Richard E. Fleming | WWII)
68 -== Abandoned Military Bases [02] ► Maginot Line, France

. * HEALTH CARE * .

69 == Men's Health Care -------------------------- (Men's Health Is Important Too)
70 == Vitamins ---------------------------------------- (Shedding Light On Vitamin D)
71 == PTSD & Marriage ------------ (Advice From Someone Who’s Been There)
73 == Traumatic Brain Injury [64] --- (Prevent TBIs this Summer and Beyond)
74 == TRICARE Cancer Screenings [06] --------------------------------------- (Males)
75 == PTSD [231] ------------------------------------------------------- (July 4th Impact)
76 == Back Pain [03] ----------------------------- (Alternate Treatments That Work)
77 == TRICARE Podcast 402 ------- (Eating Fruits/Vegetables | ECHO | Sponsors)
79 == TRICARE Podcast 403 ---- (Hydration | Healthy Snacks | Divorced Spouse)

. * FINANCES * .

80 == Dumb Insurance [03] ---- (Rental car, Pet & Extended/Home Warranties)
81 == Credit Monitoring [01] ------------------- (4 Reasons Not to Use A Service)
82 == Credit Repair Companies ------------------------------------- (5 Lies They Tell)
84 == Earn Extra Money ------------------------------------------- (20 Unusual Ways)
86 == Living Together but Not Married ---------- (5 Important Things to Know)
88 == DUI Costs [01] ---------------------------------------------- (Can you Afford It?)
89 == Tax Burden for Pennsylvania Retired Vets ----------------- (As of JUN 2017)


. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

91== Notes of Interest ------------------------------------------- (16 thru 30 JUN 2017)
93== Lying About Military Service -- (Pennsylvania Makes It A Misdemeanor)
93 == Roswell UFO Incident ---------------------------------------- (70th Anniversary)
96 == Artificial Intelligence -------- (DARPA Ensuring Man Can Trust Machine)
97 == Money Contaminants ----- (Unsavory Substances Luring On Your Cash)
97 == PRK~US War ------------------ (What It Would Be Like | A Grim Scenario)
98 == Coca Cola [01] ---------------------------------------- (24 Ways it Can Be Used)
100 == Hitler Mementos [01] ------------------ (Large Collection Found in Argentina)
100 == Plastic Packaging ----------------------------------- (Best Way to Deal With It)
101 == PRK Nuclear Weapons [11] -------------- (Advancing H-bomb Development)
102 == Have You Heard? ------------------------ (Idle Observations | Leo and Frank)

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 July 1, 2017
Attachment - Louisiana Vet State Benefits & Discounts JUN 2017
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 1 thru 15 July

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