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RAO BULLETIN 15 October 2020

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:38 am

RAO BULLETIN 15 October 2020

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == DoD Germany Policy ---- (Chief Changes in U.S. Defense Posture)
05 == Military Censorship ---- (OPSEC from Civil War to Today)
06 == DoD Training ---- (CONPLAN 8888 | Counter Zombie Dominance Plan)
07 == War Crimes ---- (8 Things You Can’t Do to Your Enemies)
09 == Navy Covid-19 Defense ---- (Basic Measures Prove Effective for Stemming Aboard Warships)
10 == DoD 3M Earplug Lawsuit ---- (Some Military Members/Vets May Be Eligible for Compensation)
11 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 OCT 2020 | Eleven)
. * VA * .
14 == VA Community Care [09] ---- (Program Lacking Wait Time Goal)
15 == VA Benefits Handbooks 2020 ---- (Now Available Online)
16 == VA Cemeteries [23] ---- (Wyoming Cheyenne National Cemetery Dedicated)
17 == VA Caregiver Program [69] ---- (Expansion to Caregivers of Eligible Veterans of Earlier Eras Begins)
17 == VA Long Term Care [01] ---- (Options for Veterans)
18 == VA Medical Marijuana [70] ---- (IAVA Amicus Brief Filed)
20 == VA COVID-19 Cases [07] ---- (49% More Active Cases than This Time Last Month)
21 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 OCT 2020)
. * VETS * .
27 == Vet Podcast ---- (“My Life, My Story”)
28 == Vet Jobs [267] ---- (Five supply chain jobs perfect for Veterans)
30 == Vet Unemployment [25] ---- (Largely Unchanged in SEP)
30 == WWI Vets 13 ---- (Smedley Butler | Double Medal of Honor Recipient)
31 == SOP Vets ---- (Randall Shughart | Black Hawk Down Ranger)
32 == WWII Vets 234 ---- (Bob Teichgraeber | Former POW Turns 100)
33 == Retiree Life Expectancy [01] ---- (Reasons to Work for as Long as You Live)
35 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 15 OCT 2020)
36 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 15 OCT)
36 == Veteran State Benefits ---- (Tennessee 2020)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
37 == VA Mental Health Care [42] ---- (H.R.2359 | Whole Health Veteran Act)
37 == VA Survivor's Benefits [03] ---- (H.R.8484/S.4166 | Ensuring Survivors Benefits during COVID-19 Act)
. * MILITARY* .
38 == Shipboard Fires ---- (Fourth Navy Warship since Mid-July)
39 == Army Deployable Troops ---- (58,000 Soldiers on Temporary & Permanent Medical Profiles)
40 == USS Bonhomme Richard [02] ---- (Navy Has No Good Options for the Fire-Ravaged Ship)
42 == USAF Grooming ---- (Dress & Appearance Hair Regulations Change)
43 == Military Cocktails ---- (5 with Military Origins)
45 == Military Ghost Stories ---- (5 Spooky Ones)
46 == USSF Motto & Logo ---- (How They Came About)
47 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Pack thru ‘Pig Palace)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
48 == WWII POW Diary ---- (Found in Personal Effects of Late Air Force Officer from Bellevue)
49 == WWII Netherlands Resistance ---- (Lassies Who Seduced German Soldiers Then Shot Them)
51 == Galvanized Yankees ---- (Confederates Who Joined the US Army)
52 == Military Executions [01] ---- (Those Who Were Upon Capture)
53 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 31 OCT)
54 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [61] ---- (In The Mood)
54 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (Hiding Airfields)
55 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Steven L. Bennett | Vietnam)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
56 == Heart Disease [07] ---- (Learn the Top Signs)
57 == Dental Care [04] ---- (10 Ways to Save Money on Braces)
58 == Diabetes [25] ---- (One in 10 Americans Has Diabetes, But there is Hope!)
59 == Acupuncture [02] ---- (Vets Have Less Pain when Used Before Surgery)
60 == Senior Vaccines ---- (Over 50? The CDC Says You Need These 4)
61 == Coldness ---- (10 Possible Reason Why You are Always Cold)
63 == Covid-19 Fake Cures [04] ---- (Homeopathy)
64 == Covid-19 Misinformation [01] ---- (Miracle Cures Found to be Most Common)
64 == Covid-19 Vulnerability [10] ---- (Study Points to Race, Ethnicity as Risk Factors)
. * FINANCES * .
66 == SSA COLA 2021 [01] ---- (Medicare B Users Could Effectively See Little to No Increase)
67 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [22] ---- (New Relief Bill Calls for a Second Round of Checks)
68 == VITA/TCE Program ---- (Retirees | Free Tax Help, Prep is Available)
68 == Biden vs. Trump [02] ---- (Income Tax)
71 == Biden vs. Trump [03] ---- (Tax & Economic Policies)
73 == Biden vs. Trump [04] ---- (Retirement Planning)
75 == Biden vs. Trump [05] ---- (Housing Market)
77 == Biden vs. Trump [06] ---- (Stock Investments)
78 == Dental Cost [03] ---- (Alternatives to Dental Insurance)
79 == Car Insurance [25] ---- (Mileage Impact)
81 == Imposter Scams [01] ---- (Expected to Increase as Election nears)
82 == Amazon Support Scam ---- (Con Artists are Posing as Amazon Employees)
83 == Vehicle Shipper Escrow Scam ---- (Growing as Demand Increases for Online Vehicle Purchases)
84 == TRICARE Select [07] ---- (How to Pay New Enrollment Fees)
85 == Vantage Score ---- (Similar to FICO Credit Score)
86 == Tax Burden for Illinois Retired Vets ---- (As of OCT 2020)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
90 == Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 October 2020)
91 == Estate Planning [05] ---- (What Happens to Your Email and Social Media After You Die?)
92 == HeroRATs ---- (Trained to Detect Landmines)
93 == Cable/TV Packages ---- (Update 01: Cutting the Cord Can Be Confusing)
95 == Home Remedies ---- (Simple Solutions for Life's Irritations)
95 == Divorce [05] ---- (10 Common but False Beliefs about Divorce and Money)
96 == China U.S. Relations [01] ---- (China Fires Back at US over Environment, South China Sea)
98 == Russian Military ---- (More Capable than At Any Time since the End of the Cold War)
99 == Algeria U.S. Relations ---- (Pentagon Eyes Partnership amid Competition with Russia, China)
100 == Morocco U.S. Relations ---- (Esper Signs 10-Year US Military Cooperation Deal)
101 == Car Insurance [26] ---- (Coverage You Most Likely Didn’t Know You had)
103 == U.S. Embassy Manila ---- (Submit Your Ballots Now! Voter Assistance Events in October)
104 == Cars That Never Made It ---- (Oldsmobile ROCKET F88, Ford X-2000, and Cadillac GHIA COUPE)
104 == Have You Heard or Seen? ---- (Keep Gray Cells Active | Different Strokes | Latest Satirical Cartoons)
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. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Tennessee Veteran State Benefits
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 OCT (Updated)
Attachment – WWII POW Diary
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