RAO BULLETIN 15 MAY 2019

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RAO BULLETIN 15 MAY 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Wed May 15, 2019 10:29 am

THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

04 == USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) [01] ---- (Trump Cancels Decommission Plan)
05 == China’s Island Building [04] ---- (USN Conducts 7th Freedom-of-Navigation Operation)
06 == Feres Doctrine [14] ---- (Applies to Things Other than Medical Malpractice Lawsuits)
08 == DoD/VA EHR [05] ---- (Terrible Progress on Meshing the Records)
09 == DOD MyCAA ---- (Spouse Tuition Assistance Program Users on the Decline)
10 == NDAA 2020 ---- (Overseas Contingency Operations and Border Wall Concerns)
11 == USCG Commandant ---- (Talks Domestic Challenges and Threats in the Arctic)
13 == USMC Climate Change Concerns ---- (Long-Term Flood Projections Nationwide)
13 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 MAY 2019)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 APR 2019 | Seven)

. * VA * .

16 == VA Medical Marijuana [62] ---- (VA Opposes Bills Broadening Medical Marijuana Access)
17 == Veteran ID Card [18] ---- (204,230 Veterans Have Applied for the Card)
17 == VA Medical Center Supplies ---- (Systemic Problems Nationwide Could Lead to Shortages)
18 == VA Unions [06] ---- (Wilke Proposes Drastic Cut to Federally Funded Union Time}
19 == VA Community Care [07] ---- (Are you a 30-minute drive from your nearest VAMC facility?)
19 == VA Bible Policy [01] ---- (Manchester VA Hospital Display Dispute)
21 == Non-VA Facility Care [05] ---- (Loophole Leaves Veterans Liable For ER Bills)
22 == Agent Orange [01] ---- (Some Vietnam Veterans are Just Now Experiencing the Effects)
23 == VA User Addresses ---- (Is Yours Correct?)
24 == VA Nursing Home [14] ---- (WWII Vet Fatally Injured in Des Moines)
27 == VA Unpaid Approved Claims ---- (Vet Awaits $40K from VA as Sheriff’s Sale Looms on Property)

. * VETS * .

28 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [66] ---- (Help Urged For Vets Sickened by Burn Pits)
29 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [67] ---- (Texas to Create a Statewide Registry)
30 == Vet Dental Care [01] ---- (Aspen Dental | Free Care 8 JUN)
30 == Vet Jobs [240] ---- (Unemployment Rate a Record Low of 1.7 Percent in April)
31 == Homeless Vets [94] ---- (Income Assistance Programs for Veterans)
31 == USERRA [21] ---- (USPS Ordered to Reinstate National Guardsman after 14-YRS)
32 == Vet Weight [01] ---- (78% of Veterans are Considered to be Overweight or Obese)
33 == Veterans FAQ ---- (Dental Care for 100% Rated Vets?)
33 == Veterans FAQ ---- (Is retroactive disability or disability out of the question?)
34 == Veterans FAQ ---- (Am I going to get compensated or not?)
35 == WWII Vets 192 ---- (Vernon Foster | French Legion of Honor Recipient)
36 == WWII Vets 193 ---- (Donald Keller | French Legion of Honor Recipient)
37 == WWII Allied Vets ---- (These Canadians Would be Legends, if People Knew their Stories)
40 == D-Day Memories [01] ---- (One by One they Fade as War’s Witnesses Die)
42 == Obit: John Dudley Crouchley ---- (JUN 1944 | WWII Aviator)
43 == Obit: Tristan Laue ---- (4 MAY 2019 | Married Five Hours)
43 == Obit: Granville Coggs ---- (6 MAY 2019 | A Tuskegee Airman)
44 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of 15 MAY 2019)
45 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 15 MAY 2019)
45 == Vet State Benefits ---- (Michigan 2019)

. * VET LEGISLATION * .

46 == Feres Doctrine [15] ---- (H.R.2244 | Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019)
47 == Reserve DD-214 ---- (S.____ | Reserve Component DD-214 Act)
48 == Military Spouse Employment [06] ---- (H.R.___/S.___ | Portable Certification of Spouses Act)
49 == Vet Toxic Exposure Legislation [09] ---- (H.R.___ | OATH Act)
49 == IRS Kiddie Tax [01] ---- (H.R.2481 | Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act)
50 == SSA Benefit Increase ---- (H.R.860 | Social Security 2100 Act)
51 == VA Healing/Recovery Programs ---- (H.R 2435 | Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act)
51 == House Vet Bill Progress ---- (01 thru 15 May 2019)

. * MILITARY* .

53 == Military Border Missions ---- (Unknown When or If Will End)
54 == Army Racism Lawsuit ---- (Significant Settlement Reached | Racist/Sexist Command Climate
55 == Navy Fleet Size [17] ---- (Navy’s Top Officer Wants You to Stop Counting His Ships)
56 == USAF Officer Program ---- (Accelerated Commissioning for SNCOs)
56 == Military Base Water ---- (Shanahan Says Safe to Drink Tap Water at 401 Sites in Question)
57 == Military Depots ---- (GAO Reports More than Half in Poor Condition)
58 == Military Sexual Assault [06] ---- (38% Increase | Shanahan Calls For Reforms)
60 == Military Sexual Assault [07] ---- (DoD to Make Sexual Harassment a Crime)
61 == Trump Pardons [01] ---- (Soldier Convicted of Killing an Iraqi Prisoner in 2008)
62 == USMC Theft Rings ---- (Five NC Marines Stole, Pawned, and Sold Equipage for 2-yrs)
63 == USMC Tropical Boots ---- (New Ones May Be Available By Late 2019)
64 == Military USVs ---- (Unmanned Surface Vessel Weaponized Prototype)
65 == Weapon Cemeteries ---- (Deadly Gases May be Starting to Leak from WWI & WW2 Sites)
66 == Base Housing [12] --- (Private Companies Set up Complex Systems to Escape Accountability)
67 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (Breakaway thru Bug Out)
68 == Warships That Will Change the Future ---- (Stereguschiy 530)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

69 == WWI Thomas Crisp ---- (Posthumous Recipient of the Victoria Cross)
71 == VE Day 1945 ---- (The Celebration Heard ’Round the World)
75 == Japan’s Carrier Shinano ---- (Deployment and Sinking of Japan's Top Secret Ship)
75 == Virginia Hall ---- (One of the Most Important American WWII Spies)
77 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 31 MAY)
78 == Post WWII Photos ---- (Super Transport Ship with Returning Vets)
78 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (Battle T Trainer)
79 == War Memorials ---- (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho)
79 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [30] ---- (Hardships)
80 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (John D. Hawk | WWII)

. * HEALTH CARE * .

81 == VA-CMS Prescription Agreement ---- (Greatly Improves Drug Safety Monitoring)
82 == Military Health System [02] ---- (18,000 Medical Positions to be Eliminated)
83 == TRICARE Claim Reversal ---- (Approval Withdrawn | Billed $46k after Surgery)
84 == Diabetes [16] ---- (Patient Readmission Rate 40% Higher after Discharge)
84 == Mouth Microbes ---- (The Helpful and the Harmful)
85 == Synesthesia ---- (Mingling Senses)
86 == Middle Ear Infection ---- (Recognition and Treatment)
88 == Mosquitos ---- (Inexpensive Ways to Send the Hungry Pests Packing)
89 == Brain Aneurysm ---- (Recognition and Treatment)
91 == Prescription Drug Costs [30] ---- (The Money and Politics)
93 == Canada/Mexico Prescription Drugs [02] ---- (FL Taking First Step to Allow Sales)
93 == Moving With TRICARE [01] ---- (Impact on Your Benefit)
94 == TRICARE Podcast 500 ---- (New Child Stateside - Registering Child in DEERS - New Child Overseas)
96 == TRICARE Podcast 501 ---- (Moving w/TRICARE - Mental Health Awareness Month - Plan Finder)

. * FINANCES * .

97 == Car Insurance [20] ---- (What It Costs to Insure America’s Favorite Cars)
98 == Surviving Spouses [01] ---- (What Financial Mess Will You Leave Them?)
98 == Tax Rates by State ---- (Comparisons for Retirement)
99== SBP DIC Offset [56] ---- (Time to Eliminate | 60 Senate Cosponsors Now On Board)
99 == Social Security Q & A ---- (190501 thru 190515)
100 == Debit Cards [02] ---- (Times You Should Not Use One)
101 == Regretful Purchases ---- (20 that Most Buyers Tend to be Unhappy With in Time)
103 == Medical Equipment Scam ---- (Back Brace | Targets Seniors)
104 == Free Trial Scam ---- (Consumers Pay Shipping for Nonexistent Products)
105 == One Ring Scam ---- (Get a One-Ring Call? Don't Call Back)
105 == Tax Burden for New Hampshire Retired Vets ---- (As of May 2019)

. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

107 == Notes of Interest ---- (1 thru 15 May 2019)
108 == Clark Air Base ---- (RP Turning to China to ‘Build, Build, Build’)
110 == China’s Carrier Program ---- (1st Full Sized Carrier under Construction)
112 == Iran Tensions ---- (Carrier Sent to Middle East after Indications of Planned Attack on US Forces)
113 == Iran Tensions [01] ---- (Israel’s Perspective on Current Threat Levels)
115 == Arctic Encroachment ---- (Secretary of State Pompeo Issues Warning to China, Russia)
115 == Arctic Encroachment [01] ---- (Arctic Now America’s ‘First Line of Defense’)
117 == GTMO Prison [13] ---- (Is it Becoming a Nursing Home for Its Aging Terror Suspects)
119 == China’s Concentration Camps ---- (1M Plus Muslims Have Been Sent to Reeducation Sites)
120 == China’s Power Projection ---- (DOD Report on Chinese Military)
122 == Taiwan-China Dispute [06] ---- (China Laying Groundwork for War)
123 == Secrets of Flying (2) ---- (What You May Not Know)
124 == Saudi Arabia Military Support ---- (Senate Fails to Override Trump Veto on Yemen)
126 == Memories ---- (Hoover Dam)
126== Interesting Inventions ---- (Calendar Ring)
127 == One Word Essays ---- (Relating)
127 == Have You Heard? ---- (Missing Wife | Unintentionally Funny | Survivors of the 30’s thru 70’s

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. * ATTACHMENTS * .

Attachment – Michigan Vet State Benefits
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 MAY (Updated)
Attachment – Imperial Japan's Top Secret Aircraft Carrier

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