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RAO BULLETIN 1 January 2021

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:34 pm

RAO BULLETIN 1 January 2021

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == Armed Forces Retirement Home [03] ---- (Accepting Applications for Residency in 2021)
05 == DoD Security [01] ---- (Since MAR Russian Malware Evades U.S. Detection Systems)
08 == NDAA 2021 [13] ---- (Impact on GI Bill Benefits)
09 == NDAA 2021 [14] ---- (Trump Veto’s Bill)
12 == Commissary Surcharge [02] ---- (Is the Commissary Surcharge Going to Increase?)
12 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 DEC 2020)
13 == Arlington National Cemetery [90] ---- (Gen. Robert E. Lee's Former Home Disendowed)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 DEC 2020 | Five)
. * VA * .
16 == VA Contact Centers ---- (Single Access to All at 1-800-Myva411)
17 == VA Covid-19 Benefits ---- (Disability Pay for Troops with Debilitating Cases, or Their Survivors)
18 == Lung Cancer [04] ---- (VA Partner GO2 Foundation Can Help)
19 == VA Veterans Homes [04] ---- (Covid-19 Impact | Struggled the Most)
23 == VA Manila OPC ---- (Announcements & Reminders 11 NOV)
25 == VA Manila OPC ---- (Announcements & Reminders 23 DEC)
26 == VA Employees ---- (Overworked, Under Staffed, and Unhappy)
27 == VA Transplant Program [07] ---- (First Triple Organ Procedure Funded by VA)
28 == VA Caregiver Stipend ---- (Primary Family Caregiver’s Monthly Compensation)
30 == VA Welcome Kit [01] ---- (Guide to Access Vets Care, Benefits & Services)
31 == VA Headstone/Marker [10] ---- (Gravestones Bearing Swastikas Removed)
32 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 DEC 2020)
. * VETS * .
34 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Karshi-Khanabad [04] ---- (Trump Weighs Executive Order for Ill Veterans)
36 == Coronavirus Vaccines [22] ---- (PI Vets Say VA Has Left Them in Limbo)
37 == Covid-19 Vet Impact [ 01] ---- (St. Louis VA Study Finds It Has Risk of Long-Term Effect)
38 == Vet Fraud & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 DEC 2020)
39 == WWII Vets 242 ---- (Robert Femoyer | Refused Painkillers to Get His Crew Home)
40 == WWII Vets 243 ---- (Ollie McHone | Lost With the USS Indianapolis Sinking)
41 == Korean War Vets ---- (Franklin Chang | Met Unusual Problems as Chinese-American)
42 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 01 JAN 2021)
42 == State Veteran Benefits ---- (U.S. Virgin Island 2020)
43 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 01 JAN 2021)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
44 == Vet Benefits Legislation [05] ---- (Update 20: H.R.7105 | Vets Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act)
44 == VA Burial Benefits [50] ---- (H.R.5639 | Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act)
45 == MOH Awards [20] ---- (S.5006 | LEGACY Act)
. * MILITARY* .
48 == Navy Retention [03] ---- (Enlisted Early Transition Program Initiative Updated)
49 == Navy Fleet Size [22] ---- (Navy Plans to Retire 48 Ships During 2022-2026)
51 == USSF [23] ---- (Plans to Triple its Size in 2021)
52 == USSF [24] ---- (Troops to be Officially Called ‘Guardians’)
53 == Nuclear Testing [01] ---- (B61-12 Gravity Bomb | Video of Nuclear Bomb Drop Test Released)
55 == Army Artillery [01] ---- (ERCA Cannon Hits Target 43 Miles Away)
55 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘R&R’ thru ‘Reserve Salute’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
57 == WWII Pigeon Service ---- (How Some Bra-Wearing Pigeons Saved Thousands of Lives)
58 == WWII North Africa ---- (Erwin Rommel’s Last Offensive)
59 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (WWII Burma Monsoons)
59 == WWII Tin Can Salvaging ---- (U.S. Effort to Produce Weapons)
61 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 JAN)
61 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [66] ---- (Night Mission 2)
61 == Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (Bruce Crandall | Vietnam)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
64 == TRICARE Coverage [08] ---- (Covid-19 Testing Yes, No & Depends)
65 == Pharmacy Benefit Managers ---- (Court Ruling on Middlemen Who Control Drug Prices)
66 == Prescription Savings Card [01] ---- (Trump’s Plan Advances, Though Hurdles Remain)
67 == Cirrhosis ---- (Study Reveals Genetics Link for Alcohol Related)
68 == Muscle Pain ---- (Proven Ways to Get Rid of It)
70 == Arthritis [03] ---- (Best Ways To Deal With Associated Pain)
72 == Acute Bronchitis ---- (Unpleasant and Persistent Cough)
75 == Eyeglasses [02] ---- (Ophthalmic Practice Rules)
75 == Yoga ---- (Have You Tried Chair Yoga?)
76 == Coronavirus Vaccines [21] ---- (More in the Pipeline as U.S. Effort Ramps Up)
79 == Covid-19 Victims [03] ---- (Survivor’s Riskiest Time)
80 == Covid-19 Misinformation [03] ---- (Medical License of Anti-Mask Doctor Suspended)
81 == Covid-19 Headgear [13] ---- (Proper Mask Use & Potential Health Impact)
82 == Covid-19 Treatment [07] ---- (New Remote Monitoring Program | Recover at Home)
. * FINANCES * .
85 == Coronavirus Vaccines [20] ---- (Loophole Fees)
86 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [24] ---- (Groups That Won’t Get a Second Stimulus Payment)
87 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [25] ---- (Trump Demands Direct Payment Increase to Americans)
89 == VA Copay [16] ---- (You May Be One of the Many Veterans Getting a Big Bill)
90 == SSA Payroll Tax Break [01] ---- (Payback Extended from 4 to 12 Months)
91 == Surprise Medical Bills [02] ---- (Coming to an End for Patients)
91 == Car Annual Cost ---- (New Vehicle Own and Operate Average Now $9,561)
92 == Home Renovations ---- (Impact on Home Value & Insurance)
95 == Deficit Reduction ---- (13 Options That Could Cost You Thousands of Dollars)
95 == Freebies Scams ---- ("Like" to Win? Think Twice Before Entering)
98 == Fraudulent Charge Scam ---- (Beware Phony Notification’s)
99 == COVID-19 Scams [05] ---- (Scammers Cash in on New COVID Relief Check News)
100 == Tax Burden for Louisiana Retired Vets ---- (As of DEC 2020)
103 == VA Mortgages ---- (5 Tricky Tactics Some Lenders Use To Confuse Borrowers)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
105 == Notes of Interest ---- (16 thru 31 DEC 2020)
106 == Confederate Monument Controversy [01] ---- (National Park Service Sites Excluded from Removal)
108 == Map Comparisons ---- (Los Angeles County vs U.S.)
108 == Covid-19 Victims ---- (Island Nursing Home Loses 13)
110 == U.S. Russia Tensions [07] ---- (Putin Says Arms Race has Already Started)
111 == National Statuary Hall ---- (Virginia's Robert E. Lee Statue Has Been Removed)
112 == Life Hacks [01] ---- (A Few More Things to Make Your Life Easier)
114 == Edible Insects ---- (Delicious Ones in Case You Need to Survive)
115 == News of The Weird ---- (December 16 thru 31, 2020)
116 == Vocabulary ---- (Some Words to Enhance Yours)
117 == Have You Heard or Seen? ---- (Humorous Stories (1) | Dad Jokes (2) | Latest Satirical Cartoons)
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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 ‘or’ raoemo77@gmail.com
3. Recipients of the Bulletin are authorized and encouraged to forward the Bulletin to other vets or veteran organizations
. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Virgin Islands Veteran Benefits
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 JAN (Updated)
Attachment – WWII El Alamein
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