RAO BULLETIN 15 August 2018

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RAO BULLETIN 15 August 2018

#1 Postby boardman » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:59 am

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BULLETIN
15 August 2018

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

04 == MAVNI Program [11] ---- (Rep. Mike Coffman | Program Needs to Be Fixed)
05 == Hack-The-Pentagon Program ---- (War On Flaws And Bugs In Its Websites)
06 == Military One Source [02] ---- (Now Available For A Full Year after Separation)
06 == UCMJ [03] ---- (Domestic Violence Added As A Separate Crime)
07 == Space Force [01] ---- (First Steps)
08 == NDAA 2019 [13] ---- (Finalization Anticipated by Early AUG)
09 == NDAA 2019 [14] ---- (Where's the Money to Pay for It)
09 == NDAA 2019 [15] ---- (President Signs Bill Into Law)
10 == DoD Deployable Policy ---- (‘Deploy Or Get Out’ Exemptions)
11 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2018)
12 == MCRD Undercooked Meat Lawsuit ---- ($500K for Recruit’s Health-Wrecking Results)
13 == GI Bill [260] ---- (15 Forever GI Bill Provisions Implemented)
14 == POW/MIA [111] ---- (DPRK 55 Box Turnover May Take Years to Analyze)
15 == POW/MIA Recoveries ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2018 | Sixteen)

. * VA * .

18 == VA Secretary [83] ---- (Wilkie Promises New Leadership Style to Face Challenges)
19 == VA Outside Influence ---- (Mar-A-Lago Policy-Making Decisions Role)
20 == Wartime Pension Benefits ---- (Non-Service-Connected Pension)
21 == Wartime Pension Benefits [01] ---- (VA Improved Disability Pension Rates)
22 == VA Blue Water Claims [48] ---- (Officials Oppose Plans to Extend Benefits)
23 == VA Blue Water Claims [49] ---- (Senate Concerns | Cost & The Science Behind It)
25 == VA Lung Cancer Care [01] ---- (Smoker Screenings Lower Chance vice Risk of Death)
26 == VA Lung Cancer Care [02] ---- (3D-Printed Artificial Lung Research)
27 == VA Appeals [30] ---- (RAMP Option behind Schedule)
28 == VA Appeals [31] ---- (Rural Vet Video Hearing Access)
28 == VA Exposure ED App ---- (Health Care Provider Tool)
29 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2018)
29 == VAMC Tampa FL [10] ---- ($149M Project to Add 250K Square Feet)
30 == VAMC Washington DC [10] ---- (Performance Deteriorating | Recent Progress)
31 == VAMC Bay Pines FL [03] ---- (Modernization Efforts)

. * VETS * .

33 == AFRH [14] ---- (Temporary Reprieve on Fee Increase)
34 == Vietnam Vets [32] ---- (Richard Black | Hero Mistakenly Killed by Police)
36 == Freedom Hard ---- (Effort to Reduce Veteran Suicide Through Humor)
36 == Vet Fraud & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2018)
37 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [57] ---- (Burn Pit Accountability Act Gains Momentum)
38 == Veteran Internet Access ---- (Health, Job, & Support Services Push)
39 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of 15 AUG 2018)
39 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 15 AUG 2018)
39 == Veteran State Benefits ---- (U.S. Virgin Islands)

. * VET LEGISLATION * .

40 == Social Security Legislation [01] ---- (S.3345 | New Parent Option)
41 == VA COLA for 2019 Checks ---- (S.3089 | Vet Compensation COLA Act of 2018)
42 == Vet Educational Assistance [03] ---- (S.3318 | Military Learning for Credit Act)
42 == POW/MIA [112] ---- (H.R. 5826 | Never Forgotten Korean War POW Act)
43 == Military Training College Credit ---- (S.3318 | Military Learning for Credit Act of 2018)

. * MILITARY* .

44 == Army Enlistment [02] ---- (Waivers/Bonuses Increased to Fill Ranks)
45 == Military Recruiting [11] ---- (Narrow Media Portrayal Does the Military a Disservice)
47 == Navy 2nd Fleet ---- (Reactivated | China & Russia North Atlantic Presence Concerns)
48 == Navy Submarine Program ---- (Columbia Class Ballistic Missile Concerns)
49 == USS Enterprise (CVN-65) [03] ---- (Could Cost $1B to Dismantle)
50 == Navy Carrier Homeport Shifts ---- (Carl Vinson, Abraham Lincoln & John C. Stennis)
51 == MCAS Futenma Okinawa [11] ---- (Dugong Endangerment Lawsuit Ruling)
51 == Navy HYT ---- (High Year Tenure E-7, 8 & 9 Waivers)
52 == Army Wrongful Death Lawsuit ---- (Failure to Use Kill Switch)
52 == Afghan Vets [04] ---- (Robert Gutierrez | Air Force Cross Recipient)
54 == Navy Terminology ---- (Origins)
55 == Warships That Will Change the Future ---- (TCG Heybeliada)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

57 == WWI National Memorial [14] ---- (Moving Forward)
57 == Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Ride ---- (Hero of the Spanish American War)
58 == Profile in Courage | James Risner ---- (Seven Year POW)
58 == USS Indianapolis (CA-35) [03] ---- (73rd Anniversary of Sinking)
61 == USCG Mirlo Rescue ---- (One of the Most Daring in Coast Guard History)
62 == WWII VETS 172 ---- (Sam Folsom | Last Living WWII Marine Corps Pilot)
63 == Post WWII Photos ---- (German Wehrmacht General Anton Dostler Execution)
63 == WWII VETS 173 ---- (Russell Gackenbach | Hiroshima Bombing Navigator)
64 == WWII VETS 174 ---- (Robert Andrews | 31 Years & 3 Wars)
66 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 31 AUG)
66 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [12] ---- (Bail-Out Belle)
67 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Henry Gurke | WWII)

. * HEALTH CARE * .

68 == TRICARE Satisfaction Survey ---- (MOAA | Showed Increasing Dissatisfaction)
70 == TRICARE Providers [04] ---- (How to Choose/Change One)
71 == Medicare Drug Procurement [02] ---- (New Therapy Requirement to Lower Cost)
72 == Sleep [09] ---- (Healthy Sleep for Healing)
73 == Hospice Care [07] ---- (Vulnerabilities Impacting Current Medicare Program)
74 == Lice ---- (The Things Lice Carry: Stigma & Hassle, But No Harm)
75 == Tenosynovitis [01] ---- (Too Much of Anything Is A Bad Thing)
76 == Lyme Disease [01] ---- (Protect Your Family This Summer)
77 == Vet Toxic Exposure | New Mexico ---- (Manhattan Project Trinity Test Site Study)
78 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Wurtsmith AFB [02] ---- (Drinking Water)
79 == TRICARE Podcast 461 ---- (Bug Week Checklist – Mosquitoes – Lyme Disease)
80 == TRICARE Podcast 462 ---- (OHI - Preventive Health Month - “ASK TRICARE” Webinar)

. * FINANCES * .

81 == Drug Cost Increases [15] ---- (Importation Explored to Fight High Domestic Prices)
82 == Military Lending Act of 2016 [01] ---- (Proposed Protection Changes)
84 == Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation ---- (Go To College/Trade School Debt Free)
84 == Retirement Planning [14] ---- (Why Your Parents Had it Easier Than You Will)
85 == Retirement Planning [15] ---- (Will You Have Enough to Retire)
86 == Fixed Index Annuities ---- (What They Are)
87 == IRS Fraud---- (Employee Admits to Criminal Identity Theft)
87 == Travel Card Scam ---- (DFAS Warning)
88 == Imposter Scams ---- (Don’t Be Fooled by Guarantees or Money-Making Pitches from Regulators)
90 == Pet Adoption Scam [01] ---- (How It works)
90 == Tax Burden for Illinois Retired Vets ---- (As of AUG 2018)

. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

93 == Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 AUG 2018)
94 == Korean War End ---- (Why U.S. is Wary of Making A Declaration)
95 == Senior Transportation Issues ---- (Coping w/Inability to Obtain A Driver’s License)
97 == Drones | Bomb Carrying [01] ---- (U.S. Has Few Tools to Prevent)
98 == Marijuana [02] ---- (Colorado’s Legal Pot Market Overtaking Black Market Sales
99 == Quiet Skies ---- (How to Get On TSA’s Watch List)
100 == Hurricane Season 2018 ---- (NOAA Predicts Below-Normal Storm Activity)
101 == Happy Hour Origin ---- (U. S. Navy)
101 == Mexican Inventions ---- (10 Amazing Ones)
102 == Interesting Facts ---- (Charles Manson)
103 == One Word Essays ---- (Hope)
103 == Have You Heard? ---- (High School Teacher | Rabbi’s Wife | Impoltant Mistake | 1917 Stats)
105 == Retirement Planning [16] ---- (Surprising Things About it Nobody Told You)


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 – Virgin Islands Vet State Benefits AUG 2018
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 AUG
Attachment – Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Ride
Attachment – James Robinson Risner’s Courage

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