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RAO BULLETIN 15 October 2018

#1 Postby boardman » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:48 am

RAO
BULLETIN
15 October 2018

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES


Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

04 == Marines in Power ---- (More Now than Ever Before)
05 == COLA FY 2020 ---- (Could Be Larger than FY 2019)
06 == MAVNI Program [12] ---- (500+ Immigrant Enlistees Discharged over 12 Months)
07 == American Weapon’s Foreign Made Parts ---- (Trump Wants Them Out)
08 == DoD Deployable Policy [01] ---- (126,000 On Path to Separation)
10 == Contact Info for Retirees --- (Retired Activities Office Advice)
10 == Navy FY 2019 Events ---- (Retiree Seminars & Appreciation Days)
11 == U.S. China Military Tensions ---- (Another Incident)
12 == POW/MIA [117] ---- (64 South Korean Soldiers Begin Their Final Journey Home)
13 == POW/MIA [118] ---- (Military Sees Surge in Identifications of the Fallen)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 OCT 2018 | 22)

. * VA * .

17 == VA Community Care [03] ---- (Nationwide Ops Shift to TriWest Health Care Alliance)
18 == VA Major Problems ---- (Three Emerged In Last Month)
18 == VA Outside Influence [02] ---- (VA Won’t Turn Over Documents)
19 == VA Hepatitis C Care [18] ---- (Have You Been Tested?)
20 == VA Aid & Attendance [22] ---- (Determining Eligibility | Means & Evidence)
21 == VA Blue Water Claims [53] ---- (Time Is Running Out for Many Vets)
22 == Traumatic Brain [71] ---- (VA Improper Exams)
23 == VA Prescription Refills [02] ---- (Available For On the Road Vets)
24 == State of the VA [01] ---- (3 Takeaways from Wilkie’s First)
25 == VA Wheelchair [01] ---- (New Robotic | Promises Vets A Better Ride)
26 == VA Most Common Disabilities ---- (FY 2017 Stats)
26 == Veterans Care Project ---- (Long-Term Employment to Improve Lives of Veterans w/PTSD)
27 == VA Performance [13] ---- FY18 Hospital Star Ratings Show Solid Improvements)
28 == VA Burial Benefits [46] ---- (Burial & Plot Interment Allowance)
30 == VAMC Northport NY [02] ---- (Struggling To Overcome Nursing Shortage)
32 == VAMC Minneapolis [12] ---- (Hospital Parking Lot Suicide | What Went Wrong)
33 == VAMC Palo Alto CA [01] ---- (Defenders Lodge Aids Car Sleeping Vets Awaiting Care)

. * VETS * .

34 == Vet Colleges [01] ---- (Current Top 13)
35 == GI Bill [263] ---- (Housing Allowance/Book Stipend Payment Delays)
35 == Vet Employment [08] ---- (Unemployment Rate Dips to 3.4% for SEP 2018)
36 == Medal of Honor [16] ---- (Awards to WWI Blacks under Review)
37 == Cold War Vets ---- (Reggie Powell | Berlin Airlift)
38 == Afghan Vets 05 ---- (Patrick Schreiber | Adopted Daughter Facing Deportation)
39 == Afghan Vets 06 ---- (Ronald Shurer | Silver Star Upgraded to MOH)
40 == Korean War Vets ---- (Royce Williams | MOH Nominee)
41 == Vet Fraud & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 OCT 2018)
44 == Obit: Walter Barsell ---- (24 SEP 2018 | Pearl Harbor Survivor)
45 == Obit: Sidney Shachnow ---- (28 SEP 2018 | Holocaust Survivor)
46 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of 30 SEP 2018)
46 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 15 OCT 2018)
47 == State Veteran's Benefits ---- (Colorado 2018)

. * VET LEGISLATION * .

47 == VA Women Vet Programs [34] ---- (H.R.6869 | Violence Against Women Vets Act)
48 == National Guard & Reserve Savings ---- (H.R.6757 | Family Savings Act of 2018)
49 == True Fees Act ---- (H.R. 6987 | Requires All Fees be Included in Advertised Price)
49 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Water [15] ---- (Veterans Exposed to Toxic PFAS ACT)

. * MILITARY* .

50 == Navy Blue Angels [02] ---- (2019 Show Schedule)
51 == Army Drones [01] ---- (Single Use Suicide Hero-30)
52 == Army Ground Vehicles ---- (What the Future Holds)
53 == Army Long Range Cannon ---- (Russian/Chinese Weapons Advances Motivating U.S. Army)
54 == Army Recruiting [10] ---- (Recruiters to Receive Extensions & Bonuses)
54 == Army Deploy-Or-Out Policy ---- (62,000 Soldiers Impacted)
55 == USAF Deploy-Or-Out Policy ---- (1,600 Airman Impacted)
56 == PCS Moves [02] ---- (Families Want Answers about Holding Movers Accountable)
57 == MyNavy Portal ---- (Navy Pay/Personnel Issues 24/7 Help Now Available)
58 == Military Obesity ---- (Physical Fitness and Sleep Standards Grim)
59 == Military Obesity [01] ---- (51% of Soldiers Found to be Overweight)
60 == Military Obesity [02] ---- (31% of Recruitment Pool Disqualify Because of Weight)
61 == MyNavy Career Center ---- (Offers Round-The-Clock Retiree Customer Service)
61 == Military Family Hunger ---- (15% of Military/Veteran Families Face Food Insecurity)
62 == Transparent Armor ---- (Could Soon Protest Soldier’s Faces in Combat)
63 == Navy Terminology [04] ---- (Origins)
64 == Warships That Will Change the Future ---- (USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

65 == Military History ---- (WWII Ace of Aces | David McCampbell
67 == Battle of Mogadishu ---- (Somalia | 25th Anniversary)
68 == Italy’s Lake Garda WWII Disaster ---- (Search for 24 Soldiers Ends)
70 == B-2 Bomber ---- (JAN 2017 Isis Raid)
70 == Holodomor 1932-1933 ---- (Famine Genocide in Ukraine)
71 == Post WWII Photos ---- (Victorious Soldiers’ Moscow Return)
71 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 31 OCT)
72 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [16] ---- (The Bitch's Sister)
72 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (William S. Hall | WWII)

. * HEALTH CARE * .

73 == Ear Infections ---- (Pain in the Ear)
74 == Osteoporosis [01] ---- (Silent Disease | No Symptoms Until Something Happens)
75 == Caregiver Brushing ---- (Tips That May Make Brushing Patients Easier)
77 == Toxin & Hydration Sensors ---- (More Accurate Detectors under Development)
78 == Life Expectancy [02] ---- (Drinking Frequency Impact)
80 == Vet Organ Donation [01] ---- (Female Brains Needed)
80 == Using Overseas Pharmacies [01] ---- (Opioid Bill Contains Protection for Personal Use)
81 == Hearing Health ---- (Noise/Chemical Exposure Study Underway)
82 == Dental Care [01] ---- (Top Reasons for Adults’ Unexpected Trip to Dentist)
83 == Breast Cancer [09] ---- (October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
83 == TRICARE Podcast 470 ---- (FEDVIP Plans | TRICARE Fraud | TRICARE Open Season)
85 == TRICARE Podcast 471 ---- (Webinar - FEDVIP Open Season - Hurricane Disaster Preparedness)

. * FINANCES * .

86 == Thrift Savings Plan 2018 [01] ---- (TSP Stagnates in September)
86 == Obamacare ---- (2018 vs. 2917 Cost)
87 == SSA COLA 2019 ---- (Increase of 2.8% SSA & SSI Effective JAN 2019)
88 == Retiree Freebies ---- (Eight You May be Interested in Checking Out)
89 == Retirement Cost [01] ---- (Five Key Expenses That Vanish)
90 == VA Financial Counseling ---- (Online Will Preparation Also Available if Eligible)
91 == AT&T Military Discount ---- (New Discounts for Troops, Veterans & Families)
91 == Prescription Drug Costs [10] ---- (Outpacing General Inflation Rate of 2.1 Per Cent)
92 == Gift Cards Scam 2 ---- (Be On the Lookout with Holiday Season Coming)
93 == Hair Styling Tool Scam ---- (Ads Promise But Don't Deliver)
93 == SIM Swapping Scam ---- (Attempts to Obtain Your Cell Number)
94 == Tax Burden for Louisiana Retired Vets ---- (As of OCT 2018)

. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

96 == Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 OCT 2018)
97 == Junk Mail Elimination ---- (How to Stop Credit Card & Insurance Offers)
98 == North Korea Online Bank Heists ---- (Said to Have Stolen a Fortune)
99 == Afghanistan War [06] ---- (Rep. Ruben Gallego Wants to End the Conflict)
100 == Presidential Alert System ---- (Latest National Doomsday Alert Plan)
102 == Russia Submarine Force ---- (Battle Capabilities)
103 == China’s U.S. Election Meddling ---- (Pence Slams China Interference)
103 == China’s U.S. Systems Conflict ---- (Adversarial Moves towards the United States)
104 == Trump Salary Donation ---- ($100K | SBA Initiative to Help Vet Entrepreneurs)
105 == Winter Preps ---- (Home Furnace)
106== Korean War End [01] ---- (DMZ Mine Removal)
106 == Quiz ---- (Where are the Numbers?)
107 == Cold War 2.0 ---- (US Spies See New Threats from Global Rivals)
108 == Insurance Coverage [03] ---- (More Things You May Not Know)
109 == Accidental Inventions ---- (17 Great Ones)
112 == Interesting Photos ---- (Workplace Safety, 1926)
112 == Have You Heard? ---- (2nd Opinion | Best Last Kiss | 65+ Golf Rules)


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 – Colorado Vet State Benefits
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 OCT
Attachment – The Raid

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