RAO BULLETIN 15 November 2020

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RAO BULLETIN 15 November 2020

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:38 am

RAO BULLETIN 15 November 2020

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
03 == National Security [02] ---- (Where President-elect Joe Biden Stands}
05 == SECDEF [20] ---- (Trump Fires Mark Esper)
07 == Ballistic Missile Sub Program ---- (Navy Working through ‘Challenges' on Tight Schedule)
08 == Uncrewed Surface Vessels [02] ---- (USV Completes 17 Day Transit via Panama Canal to Port Hueneme)
10 == Special Operations Forces ---- (American Kidnapped in Niger Rescued)
11 == Vet OPM Pensions ---- (Agency Miscalculation Payee)
12 == National Army Museum ---- (Opened 11 NOV at 1775 Liberty Dr., Fort Belvoir, Va.)
13 == Commissary Shortages ---- Officials Consider Drastic Measures as Shortages Hit Critical Levels)
15 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 NOV 2020 | Two)
. * VA * .
17 == VA ATLAS Program [02] ---- (Five Walmart Sites Reopened for Clinical Services)
17 == VA Automobile Grants [01] ---- (Automobile Allowance and Adaptive Equipment)
18 == VA 3D Printing [02] ---- (Moves to Print and Produce Medical Devices In-House)
19 == Vet TEC [01] ---- (VA Training Program Out of Money)
20 == Coronavirus Vaccine [16] ---- (Volunteers Needed for VA Phase III Clinical Trials)
21 == VA National Suicide Prevention Report ---- (2020 Report Released}
22 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 NOV 2020)
. * VETS * .
22 == Vet Unemployment [26] ---- (OCT Decrease to 5.5 Percent)
23 == Vet Marijuana Access [01] ---- (Election Brings to 15 States that legalize Use in Some Form)
25 == Vietnam Veterans Memorial [25] ---- (Dedication Anniversary | 38th)
26 == Vet Burials ---- (Bottom Line on Your Free Entitlement)
27 == Native American Veterans Memorial [02] ---- (Opened on Veterans Day)
28 == WWII Vets 235 ---- (Albert David | Boarded and Captured Sinking Nazi Sub)
29 == WWII Vets 236 ---- (Paul Hilliard | 25 Combat Missions While too Young to Drink)
30 == WWII Vets 237 ---- (Virginia Reavis | Wartime Nurse Turns 101)
31 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [81] ---- (Lawmakers Investigate 'K2' Base Cancer Cluster of Vets)
32 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [82] ---- (Biden Suspects Toxic Exposure in Iraq Killed Son Beau)
34 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 16 NOV 2020)
34 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 16 NOV OCT)
35 == Veteran State Benefits ---- (Utah 2020)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
35 == Vet Mental Health [03] ---- (H.R.8247 | Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020)
. * MILITARY* .
37 == Army Museums Giveaway ---- (Excess Artifacts, Including Weapons and Historic Uniforms)
38 == Army Helicopters ---- (Naming History)
38 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Pit Log’ thru ‘Pork Chop’)
40 == Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle ---- (Boeing to Develop New Payloads, Capabilities & Missions for UUVs)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
41 == Army Base Historic Names [01] ---- (Confederate Post Name History the Army Never Wanted You to See)
41 == Hitler’s Major War Goals ---- (Lebensraum and Final Reckoning with the Jews)
44 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [63] ---- (Results)
44 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (An Artist at Heart)
45 == USS Seawolf (SS-197) ---- (Probably Sunk By Friendly Fire after 3 Years of Combat)
47 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Gerald O. Young | Vietnam)
47 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 30 NOV)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
50 == Medicare Cost | Military Retirees [04] ---- (2021 Premium Changes)
51 == Internet Gaming Disorder ---- (Is IGD Addiction a Mental Disorder?)
52 == Coronavirus Vaccine [17] ---- (Pfizer Vaccine May Be 90% Effective)
54 == Blood Pressure [03] ---- (Understanding It)
55 == Smoking [09] ---- (New Research Indicates Smoking and Quitting May Be Genetic)
56 == Cold Sores [01] ---- (Home Remedies)
58 == Covid-19 Treatment [04] ---- (Metformin | Commonly Prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes)
58 == Covid-19 Treatment [05] ---- (Bamlanivimab Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization)
59 == Covid-19 Virus Survivability [02] ---- (Asymptomatic Patient Actively Infectious for 70+ Days)
60 == Covid-19 Headgear [12] ---- (Clear Talker Mask)
60 == Covid-19 Testing [06] ---- (Community-Based Testing Sites)
61 == Covid-19 Testing [07] ---- (Give Blood and Discover if You Have had it)
. * FINANCES * .
62 == IRS 2020 Filing Season [01] ---- (Tax Rates)
63 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [23] ---- (‘Covid’ Fees Starting to Appear on Medical Bills)
64 == Prescription Drug Costs [67] ---- (Prices Hit Communities of Color the Hardest)
66 == Amazon Support Scam [01] ---- (Phony Amazon Callers Use BBB Phone Number)
67 == Medicare Telephone Scam [02] ---- (Beware of Medicare & ACA Cons during Open Enrollment)
68 == COVID-19 Scams [03] ---- (Phony Clinical Trials)
68 == Tax Burden for Vermont Retired Vets ---- (As of NOV 2020)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
72 == Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 November 2020)
72 == Iran Nuclear Threat [02] ---- (Rouhani Wants Biden to Compensate for Alleged Past Mistakes)
73 == Nuclear Weapons Treaty [02] ---- (Challenges from Russia, Iran & North Korea now Fall to Biden)
74 == Nuclear Weapons Arsenal [07] ---- (Our Stockpile May Not Work)
75 == China’s Territorial Claims [08] ---- (Proposed Revision to China’s Maritime Police Law)
76 == Dimension Origins ---- (Mile, Acre, Foot, Gallon, Pound, & Horsepower)
78 == Bad Breath ---- (Some Home Remedies to Eliminate)
79 == Cars That Never Made It ---- (1954 De Soto Adventurer II, 1953 Ford X-100, and 1956 Packard Predictor)
79 == Have You Heard or Seen? ---- (Punography (2) | Marines (1) | Latest Satirical Cartoons)
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3. Recipients of the Bulletin are authorized and encouraged to forward the Bulletin to other vets or veteran organizations.
. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment - Utah Veteran State Benefits
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 30 NOV (Updated)
Attachment - Army Base Historic Names
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