RAO BULLETIN 15 July 2016

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RAO BULLETIN 15 July 2016

#1 Postby boardman » Sun Jul 17, 2016 8:18 am

RAO
BULLETIN
15 July 2016

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THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

04 == Transgender Troops --------- (Gender Change Policy | The New Rules)
06 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [34] ------------------- (Still Years Away)
07 == Arlington National Cemetery [60] - (Future Eligibility Requirements)
07 == Selective Service System [20] ----- (Amendment to Bar Female Draft)
08 == TRICARE MTF Pilot ---- (Optional/Non-Optional Hospital Transfers)
09 == TRICARE Fraud Suspicion [01] ---------------------- (How to Report It)
09 == TRICARE Special Needs Care -------------------------------- (Resources)
10 == TRICARE Child Care ----------------------- (New or Adopted Children)
11 == DoD Overseas School Lunches ----------------- (August Price Increase)
11 == Commissary Privatization [02] ---------- (Shortages | A Grim Forecast)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries ---------- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUL 2016 | Four)

. * VA * .

16 == VA Praised ---------------------------- (Something Positive for a Change)
16 == VA Prosthetics [15] ----------------- (LUKE Arm Cleared By The FDA)
17 == VA Benefits Eligibility [04] --------------------- (Bad Paper Discharges)
19 == Traumatic Brain Injury [55] ------ (24,000 Vets Improperly Examined)
20 == VA Claims Backlog [155] ------------ (Predicted Zero | Actual 70,000)
20 == VA Health Care Enrollment [07] ------------- (New Online Application)
21 == VA Vet Choice Program [44] -------------------- (CoC Report Released)
22 == VA Vet Choice Program [45] -- (CoC Conclusions/Recommendations)
23 == VA Vet Choice Program [46]------- (CVA Unhappy with CoC Report)
24 == VA VISTA [11]------- (GAO Asked to Examine Efforts to Modernize)
25 == VA Health Care Access [42] ------------ (New Form Removes Barriers)
27 == VA Cemetery Memorials [01] ------------- (Walks, Sections, and Walls)
28 == VA Medical Marijuana [23] ---------- (Dropped from VA Funding Bill)
29 == VA Benefits in Jail [03] ------- (Vets Over Paid $104.1M in Last 7-yrs)
30 == VA Crises Hotline [06]------- (Situation Worse than Previously Noted)
31 == VA Congressional Oversight [05] --------------------- (3 Things Needed)
32 == VA Suicide Prevention [32] ---- (Hotline Tied Up by 4 Repeat Callers)
33 == VA Cancer Treatment [06] ------ (Upcoming Cancer Elimination Role)
34 == VA Prescription Policy [06] ---------- (State Monitoring Database Use)
35 == Trump VA Plan ---------------------------------------- (10-Step if Elected)
35 == VA Security - ($11M Spent on Weapons, Riot Gear, etc Over 9 Years)
36 == VA Accountability [35] --- (H.R.5260 Makes it Easier to Fire/Demote)
38 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse -------------- (Reported 1thru 15 JUL 2016)
40 == VAMC Aurora CO[16] -- (Over-Budget Hospital Lavish Features Cut)
41 == VAMC Aurora CO [17] ------ (Still No Explanation on Cost Overruns)

. * Vets * .

42 == National Park Passports [06] ---------------------- (Lifetime Access Pass)
43 == Vet Preference [12] ------------------ (NDAA Amendment | 1st Job Only)
44 == Los Angeles Vietnam War Memorial ----- (Defaced | $30,000 Reward )
44 == Vet Cemetery Caissons ---------------------------- (Policy & Availability)
46 == Vet Cemetery Rhode Island [01] --- (Tattered American Flags Trashed)
47 == HIV/AIDS [02] ---------------------- (Vet Denied Aquatic Therapy Sues)
47 == IDCO ----------------- (Online ID Card Services Available For Retirees)
48 == Vet Suicide [12] ------- (In Depth Analysis Indicates 20 a Day in 2014)
49 == Vet Jobs [191] ----------------------------- (VA Application Process Tips)
50 == WWII Vets 112 ------------------------------------------ (Guinto~Cipriano)
52 == Obit: Brown~Roscoe C. Jr | WWII Tuskegee Airman ---- (2 JUL 2016)
53 == Obit: Pisanos~Steve | The Flying Greek -------------------- (6 JUN 2016)
54 == Retiree Appreciation Days --------------------------- (As of 10 JUL 2016)
55 == Vet Hiring Fairs ----------------------------- (16 JUL thru 15 AUG 2016)
56 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts -------------------------- (Colorado 2016)

. * Vet Legislation * .

56 == VA Mustard Agent Care [04] -- (S.3023 | VA Opposes Widening Care)
57 == Vet Credit Scores - (H.R.5693 | Protecting Veterans Credit Act of 2016)
58 == Vet Bills Submitted to 114th Congress ----------- (160701 thru 160715)

. * MILITARY * .

59 == Military Base Access [01] --- (Visitor Background Check Requirement)
60 == Military Health Records [01] ----------- (Civilian Health System Access)
61 == Pentagon Bomb Squad ------ (DOHA Waives Member’s Overpayments)
62 == Army’s Treasure Room -------- (Contains Spectacular Hidden Artifacts)
65 == Fresh Salad At Sea -------- (Gardens Aboard Subs Under Consideration)
66 == Explosives Detection ------------ (Research on Locust Olfaction Funded)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

67 == Operation Pastorius ---------------- (1942 Sabotage Attempt on America)
67 == Military Trivia ------------------------------------------ (Operation Babylift)
70 == Military History ------- (Gen. G.W. Custis Lee Capture | MOH Dispute)
72 == Military History Anniversaries --------------------------- (16 thru 31 JUL)
72 == Medal of Honor Citations --------------- (Beaudoin~Raymond O | WWII)

. * HEALTH CARE * .


74 == PTSD [211] --- (Illinois Judge Rules Eligible for Marijuana Treatment)
75 == Zika Virus [01] ---------------------------------- (3 Ways You Can’t Get it)
76 == Food Poisoning [01] ----------------------------------------------- ( Grilling)
76 == Health Risk | Raw Flour ------------------- (Avoid Eating Cookie Dough)
77 == Sleep [02] -------------------------------------------------------- (Waking Up)

. * FINANCES * .

78 == SBP | Special Needs Children [01] ---------------- (How to Set Up Trust)
78 == Social Security Statement ---------------------- (Now At Your Fingertips)
79 == Saving Money --- (Insurance | 10 Products That Are a Waste of Money)
82 == Ugly List Scam ----------------------------------------------- (How It works)
83 == Tax Burden for Indiana Retired Vets --------------------- (As of Jul 2016)

. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

85 == Notes of Interest ------------------------------------- (01 thru 15 JUL 2016)
86 == Mosquitoes [02] ------------------ (5 Reasons they Find You Irresistible)
87 == Mine Detection ----------------------- (African Pouched Rat Use Results)
87 == Paint Disposal --------------------------------------------------- (What to Do)
88 == Memories --------------------------------------- (Mealtimes In The Forties!)
89 == Clothing Fixes ----------------------------------------------- (7 Simple Ones)
90 == Political Quotations -------------------------------------- (A Few to Ponder)
91 == Email Guidelines ----------------------------------------------- (A Few Tips)
92 == Food Hacks [01] ---------------------------------------- (More Kitchen Tips)
94 == Food Marketing Terms ------------- (Help in Making Healthier Choices)
95 == Have You Heard? ------- (Deer Hunting || Why Golf Is Better Than Sex)
95 == Brain Teaser ------------------------------------------------- ( Cats in Spring)
96 == Have You Heard? ------ (Deer Hunting || Why Golf Is Better Than Sex)
98 == Brain Teaser Answer ---------------------------------------- (Cats in Spring)

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 15 JUL 2016
Attachment - Veteran Legislation as of 15 JUL 2016
Attachment - Colorado Vet State Benefits & Discounts JUL 2016
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 JUL
Attachment - WWII Operation Pastorius

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-- http://w11.zetaboards.org/CFLNewsChat/topic/10387883/1 (Index of Previous Articles as of 7/1/15)

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