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RAO BULLETIN 1 August 2015

#1 Postby boardman » Sat Aug 01, 2015 9:53 am

RAO
BULLETIN
1 August 2015

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THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg Article Subject
* DOD * .

05 == Traumatic Brain Injury [46] -- (A Head for the Future Inputs Wanted)
05 == Anthrax [02] ---- (Accidental Shipments Result of Procedural Errors)
07 == DoD Lawsuit | Hollis~Shon ---------- (NH Jacksonville | Malpractice)
08 == DoD Fraud, Waste, and Abuse -------- (Reported 15 thru 31 Jul 2015)
09 == Sequestration [48] ------- (Obama Reiterates Budget Bill Veto Pledge)
10 == Pentagon Access Cards --------------- (Move to Biometrics Underway)
11 == Guantanamo Bay Navy Base [01] --------- (Relations Restoral Impact)
12 == POW/MIA Update 60 -------------- (CIA POW Records Block | FOIA)
13 == POW/MIA Recoveries ----------------- (Reported 150701 thru 150714)

* VA * .

15 == VA Health Care Access [25] ----------------------- (Wait Times by City)
16 == VA Vet Choice Program [21] ---- (Appointments Double in 2 Months)
17 == VA Budget 2015 [04] ------ (VA Accused of Creating Shortfall Crisis)
18 == VA Budget 2015 [05] ----------- (Bill Passed to Cover $3.3B Shortfall)
19 == VA Employment [01] ----------------- (41,500 Vacancies in JUN 2015)
20 == VA Employment [02] ---------------------------------- (VA Hiring Q&A)
21== VA “IU” Compensation ------------------------------------- (Age Ceiling)
23 == VA Police ------------- (Law Enforcement Officer Designation Sought)
24 == PTSD [197] ------------------------- (Tetris Video Game Therapy Study)
25 == VA Clinic Capacity ---- (Number of Turned Away Patients Unknown)
26 == Center for Women Veterans --------- (Jobs | U.S Mint/VA Partnership)
27 == VA Whistleblowers [31] ------------- (IG Drops Probe on Shea Wilkes)
28 == VA Whistleblowers [32] ------------- (IG Steps to Strengthen Program)
28 == VA Claims Backlog [148] ------- (33% of Vets in Backlog Have Died)
30 == VA Death Verification System ------- (2.7M Active Patients are Dead)
31 == VA Anniversary ------------------------------------- (85 Years of Service)
33 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ------------- (Reported 15 thru 31 Jul 2015)
36 == VA HCS Nebraska-W. Iowa -- (Budget Shortfall Impacts Home Care)
37 == VA HCS El Peso --- (Longest Mental Health Care Wait Times in U.S)
39 == VA HCS Pittsburgh [03] ------------- (Legionnaire’s Apology | Firings)
41 == VAMC Aurora CO [14] ----------- ($180M+ for 3 Parking Complexes)
42 == VAMC Augusta [02] ---------- (Falsified Medical Records Indictment)
43 == VAMC Des Moines [01] --------- (Chalk One Up for VA Health Care)
44 == VAMC Martinsburg WV -------- (Hepatitis C Treatment Wailing List)
46 == VARO Los Angeles - (Vet Disability Claims Ended Up In Shred Bins)
47 == VARO Indianapolis [01] ------------- (VA’s Leader in Transformation)

* VETS * .

48 == POW/MIA [61] ------------------ (Mitsubishi Apologies to WWII Vets)
48 == POW/MIA [62] ----------- (36 Remains Brought Home From Tarawa)
49 == Vet Homeless Recovery Programs [02] -------- (‘Reveille’ 1-yr Later)
50 == Space “A” Travel [18] ---------- (AMC Terminal Telephone Numbers)
51 == PTSD [197] ------- (271,000 Vets Still Suffer 40 Years after Vietnam)
52 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [33] ------------------- (New Report Findings)
54 == VA Benefits [03] --------- (Don’t Blame Disabled Vets for High Cost)
55 == Retired Soldier Council ------------------ (2015 Recommendations | 30)
56 == World War I Memorial [05] ------------------------ (Needs A Makeover)
57 == Eisenhower Memorial [03] ---------------- (Taiwan Pledges $1 million)
58 == Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial [14] ----- (25-Year Legal Battle Over)
59 == Elections | 2016 ------------------ (CVA vs. VoteVets | Veterans Issues)
60 == Atomic Vets [10] ------------------------- (Warren Scott | Operation Ivy)
61 == Waikiki Natatorium War Memorial [01] ---------------- (Fight to Save)
62 == Retirement Planning [09] ------------------ (Marijuana-Friendly States)
62 == Soldier for Life ----------------------- (New Window Sticker Approved)
63 == Retiree Appreciation Days --------------------------- (As of 28 Jul 2015)
63 == Vet Hiring Fairs ------------------------------------ (01 thru 30 Aug 2015)
64 == Veterans Vision Project [09] --------------------------- (Sargent, USMC)
65 == WWII Vets 91 ------------------------------------------- (Rogers~Charles)
66 == WWII Oldest Vet [01] ---------------------------- (Didlake~Emma | 110)
67 == Veteran News ------------------------ (Missing Since '72 | Amos Shook)
68 == Photo of the Day ----------------------------------------------- (EOD Tech)
69 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ------------------------------ (Ohio 2015)

* VET LEGISLATION * .

69 == VA Accountability [10] ---- (H.R. 2999 | Fair VA Accountability Act)
70 == VA Accountability [11] ------------------------ (House Passes H.R.1994)
71 == VA Sexual Assault Care [11] --------- (H.R.1607 Approved by House)
72 == VA In Vitro Fertilization [06] ---- (Sen. Tillis Actions Scuttles S.469)
73 == NDAA for 2016 Update 13 --------- (Conference Committee Progress)
73 == Vet Benefit Legislation [03] ---- (Clean Discharges for DADT LGBT)
74== VA ID Card [08] ---------------------------- (Obama Signs bill Into Law)
74 == Illinois Property Tax [01] --------- (Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature)
75 == Vet Bills Submitted to 114th Congress --------- (150714 thru 150731)

* MILITARY * .

78 == LIPE --------------------------------- (New Terrifyingly Loud Noise Gun)
80 == U.S. War Casualty Statistics ----------- (All Conflicts as of 2 Jan 2015)
80 == Enlistment [15] ------------- (New Rules | Immigrant Right of Refusal)
81 == WWII 70th Anniversary ------ (Mitsubishi A6M Zero Being Prepared)
81 == Saigon's Fall --------------------------------------------- (40th Anniversary)
83 == Military Enlistment Standards 2015 [03] ---- (Number of Dependents)
84 == AFRC Garmisch (Europe) [01] ---------------------- (Eligibility Change)
85 == Medal of Honor Citations ---------------- (Guenette, Peter M | Vietnam)

* MILITARY HISTORY * .

87 == Iwo Jima Reflections -------- (William Bryan | Horrifying Experience)
88 == Aviation Art ------------------------------------------ (Last Man Standing)
88 == Military Trivia 111 ------------------------------------------- (Sgt. Stubby)
89 == Military History ------------------------------------ (Battle of Gettysburg)
93 == D-Day -------------------------------------------------- (Utah Beach POWs)
94 == WWII Prewar Events --------- (Aerial Attack Aftermath Madrid 1937)
94 == WWII PostWar Events --- (1st General Purpose Electronic Computer)
95 == Spanish American War Images 64 ---- (Toral's Surrender of Santiago)
95 == Military History Anniversaries ------------------------- (01 thru 15 Aug)
95 == WWI in Photos 130 -- (Evacuating Casualties Near Bol Singhe 1917)
96 == Faces of WAR (WWII) ------ (No. I U.S. Cemetery France May 1945)
96 == Ghosts of Time -------------------- (Then & Now’ Photos of WWII (01)

* HEALTH CARE * .

97 == Medication Questions -------------------------- (Where to Get Answers)
97== Tricare Pharmacy Copay [14] -- (House Will Accept Some Increases)
98 == Flea Control ------------------------------- (Cheap and Natural Defenses)
100 == Vet Health Care [01] -------------------------- (New Hampshire Access)
101 == TRICARE Help -------------------------------------------- (Q&A 150801)
103 == TRICARE Use While Traveling [03] ---------------- (Stateside Travel)

* FINANCES * .

104 == Car Insurance [11] ---------------------- (Credit Score Impact on Rates)
105 == SSA Disability [02] ---- (19% Cut in Benefits, Unless Congress Acts)
106 == Home Buying ------ (Online Brokerage Services | Up to 1.5% Rebate)
107 == Online Shopping Savings [01] ------------ (New Competitor | Jet.com)
108 == Money Moves -------------------------------- (Three That Can Cost You)
109 == Saving Money ----------------------------------------- (Meat Buying Tips)
110 == Survey Scams [3] ------------------------------------------- (A New Twist)
110 == Freelance Scam --------------------------------------------- (How it works)
111 == Tax Burden for Washington Retired Vets ------------- (As of Jul 2015)
113 == Tax Burden for Indiana Residents ---------------------- (As of Jul 2015)
114 == Thrift Savings Plan 2015 ---------- (Share Prices + YTD Gain or Loss)

* GENERAL INTEREST * .

115 == Notes of Interest -------------------------------------- (15 thru 31 Jul 2015)
116 == Census Bureau Data Breach [01] ----- (Data Reposted on the Internet)
117 == Brain Teaser | Squares ------------------- (How Many Can You Count?)
118 == Looking Ahead ------------------------- (Noteworthy Dates in Aug/Sept)
118 == Flood Damaged Vehicles ----------------------- (How to Identify Them)
119 == RECA Coverage ---------------- (New Mexico Residents Not Covered)
120 == Forever Stamps ---------------------------------------- (History and Latest)
122 == OPM Data Breach [05] --------- (Credit Monitoring Services Funding)
123 == Photos That Say it All -------------------------------------- (Remembered)
124 == WWII Ads ---------------------------------------------- (Nestles Chocolate)
124 == Normandy Then & Now ------------------------- (Saint-Lo July of 1944)
125 == Most Creative Statues ---------------------------- (Turtle Bay, New York)
125 == Interesting Inventions ---------- (Traffic Signal with Hour Glass Timer)
126 == Moments of US History ----- (St. Augustine, FL Crocodile Farm 1926)
126 == Parking ------------- (Revenge Tactic #4 against Inconsiderate Parkers)
127 == Have You Heard? -------------------------------------- (Woman Thoughts)

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 01 Aug 2015
Attachment - Veteran Legislation as of 30 Jul 2015
Attachment - Ohio Vet State Benefits & Discounts July 2015
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 Aug
Attachment - Retiree Activity\Appreciation Days (RAD) Schedule as of Jul 28, 2015

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-- http://veteraninformationlinksasa.com/r ... ffice.html (HTML Edition)
-- http://thearmysecurityagency.com/retire ... ffice.html (PDF Edition w/ATTACHMENTS)
-- http://www.veteransresources.org/rao-bulletin (past Bulletins)
-- http://www.nhc-ul.com/BullSentMasterIndex-150101.pdf (Index of Previous Articles as of Jan 01, 2015)

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