RAO BULLETIN 15 June 2019

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RAO BULLETIN 15 June 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:55 am

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BULLETIN
15 June 2019

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == NDAA 2020 [01] ---- (HASC Draft | Pay Raise, More Troops, & Medical Job Cuts)
05 == NDAA 2020 [02] ---- (HASC Draft | Carrier Fleet Reduction & New Ships)
06 == NDAA 2020 [03] ---- (HASC Draft | U.S. Air Force’s B-1B Lancer Fleet)
07 == NDAA 2020 [04] ---- (HASC Draft |Troop Eggs/Sperm Freezing & Postpartum Deployments)
08 == NDAA 2020 [05] ---- (HASC Draft | Defense Contracting Abuses/MarkUps)
09 == NDAA 2020 [06] ---- (HASC Draft | Space Force Approved)
09 == NDAA 2020 [07] ---- (House and Senate Versions Compared)
10 == U.S. Space Command [02] ---- (Nominee Says Space No Longer A 'Peaceful, Benign Domain')
11 == SGLI/VGLI [18] ---- (Premiums Decreasing)
12 == DOD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2019)
13 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2019 | Thirteen)
. * VA * .
16 == VA Secretary [87] ---- (Fact Check Inaccuracies in a Recent News Article)
17 == VA Mission Act [08] ---- (New Health Care Options Launched)
18 == VA Mission Act [09] ---- (Finding a Provider | Making Appointments | Getting Care)
20 == VA Mission Act [10] ---- (Veteran Community Care – Urgent Care Fact Sheet)
23 == VA Blue Water Claims [70] ---- (DOJ Decides Not to Appeal Benefit Decision)
24 == VA Blue Water Claims [71] ---- (Senate Signs and Forwards Bill to Trump)
25 == VA Claims Backlog [161] ---- (Blue Water Claim Anticipated Impact)
26 == VA EHR [16] ---- (VA Says Update on Track but Lawmakers are Skeptical)
27 == VA Arthritis Care [01] ---- (New Technique under Study Takes Drugs Directly to Joints)
27 == VA Smoking Policy ---- (New Smoke Free Facilities Rule Effective 1 OCT)
28 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2019)
29 == VAMC Bay Pines FL [04] ---- (Why Swastika Floor Tiles)
. * VETS * .
30 == Saving Private Ryan ---- (Brothers That Inspired the Movie | True Story)
31 == Borinqueneers Monument ---- (Vandalized)
32 == Arlington National Cemetery [81] ---- (Wait Times | Currently Up to 49 Weeks)
32 == Vet Lawsuit | Kenneth Hagel ---- (Discriminated Against Because Of Military Service)
33 == Homeless Vets [95] ---- (Advocates Worry That the Public Will Forget About Them)
34 == Marijuana [03] ---- (Disabled Vet Denied VA Loan Over His Marijuana Dispensary Job)
34 == Bikini Marine ---- (Former Sgt. Shannon Ihrke)
35 == Vet Unemployment [19] ---- (2.8 Percent for May 2019)
36 == Don’t Ask, Don't Tell [15] ---- (Presidential Hopeful Plan to Restore Vet Benefits)
36 == Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef ---- (Turning Our Submarine Tragedies into Living Memorials)
38 == Vet Jobs [243] ---- (Potential Job Interview Questions | Be Prepared)
39== Vet Jobs [244] ---- (DOT under 21 Truck Driver Pilot Program for Vets
41 == Veterans FAQ ---- (Can I Get Service-Connected For Facial Scar?)
41 == Veterans FAQ ---- (Can I Get Portable O2 Concentrator?)
41 == Veterans FAQ ---- (Am I Eligible for Benefits?)
42 == Fisher House Expansion [21] ---- (Greater Cleveland House Opens)
43 == Obit: Melvin Kennedy ---- (22 May 2019 | Pearl Harbor Survivor)
44 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of 15 JUN 2019)
44 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 15 JUN 2019)
45 == Vet State Benefits ---- (Maine 2019)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
46 == Veterans Bill of Rights ---- (11 States Is Planning To Introduce in Their Legislatures)
47 == Vet Service Dogs [25] ---- (H.R.3103 | PAWS Act)
48 == VA Medical Malpractice ---- (H.R.___ | VA Medical Care & Liability Improvement Act)
. * MILITARY* .
48 == USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) [01] ---- (92% Complete)
50 == USS Gerald A. Ford [13] ---- (Elevator & Propulsion System Concerns)
50 == USAF Officer Program [01] ---- (Promotion Category Revision Plan)
52 == Weapon Capabilities ---- (Army’s Next Infantry Weapon Could Have Facial-Recognition)
53 == Navy Drug Testing ---- (Expanded for Synthetic Opioids Effective Immediately)
54 == Navy Flags ---- (Why the Union Jack is Back and Here to Stay)
54 == Amputations ---- (On the Decline | Will Doctors Forget How to Perform them?)
55 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Bulldog’ thru ‘By and Large’)
56 == Warships That Will Change the Future ---- (USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
57 == D-Day Memories [03] ---- (DNA Test Uncovers D-Day Love Story 75 Years Later)
59 == D-Day Memories [04] ---- (Still Linger For These D-Day Survivors)
61 == Black Troops on D-Day ---- (Fighting Germans and Jim Crow)
63 == Truth About D-Day ---- (How Ernie Pyle Saw It)
63 == WWI Gallipoli Campaign ---- (Its Most Successful Operation Was the Evacuation)
64 == WWII Americans Sentiments ---- (What Gallup Found on 2 Issues)
65 == WWII Service Records ---- (How to Find Your Family Member’s)
66 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 30 JUN)
66 == Post WWII Photos ---- (Post-War TV Sales)
67 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (Oil Leaks)
67 == War Memorials ---- (Bastogne, Belgium)
68 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [32] ---- (Witchcraft)
68 == Medal of Honor Citations --- (William D. Hawkins | WWII)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
70 == Hospital Quality of Care [01] ---- (How Does Yours Rank)
70 == Medicare Coverage [03] ---- (What is NOT Covered)
72 == Diabetes [19] ---- (Trial Finds Vitamin D ‘Does Not’ Prevent Type 2 in People at High Risk)
73 == Prescription Drug Zolgensma ---- (Cost | $2.1 Million for One Time Treatment)
74 == Prescription Drug Costs [32] ---- (Study Shows No End in Sight to Rising Prices)
75 == Counterfeit Medicine ---- (Estimated 97% of Websites Selling Medicine Online are Not Legitimate)
76 == Medicare Fraud [138] ---- (Disclosures 01-15 JUN 2019)
77 == Medicare Part D [37] ---- (Specialty Drugs Nearly 2 Times Higher than Under Medicaid)
78 == Bursitis ---- (Take Care of Your Joint Cushions)
79 == Osteoporosis [02] ---- (In Aging | Protect Your Bones with Exercise)
80 == Nursing Homes [17] ---- (Senate Report Identifies Worst in U.S. by State)
82 == Men’s Health Tips ---- (Improve Your Odds of Surviving With these Nine)
83 == Overlooked Veteran Disabilities ---- (Top 10)
84 == TRICARE Podcast 504 ---- (TRICARE Young Adult - Skin Cancer - Coordinating Care Overseas)
85 == TRICARE Podcast 505 ---- (Men's Health Month - June TRICARE Webinar - Traveling Overseas)
. * FINANCES * .
87 == Beer Taxes ---- (How High Are They in Your State)
87 == Vacations Deals ---- (Military Only Treasures)
89 == Property Tax [02] ---- (Methods to Freeze or Lower It)
80 == Social Security Q & A ---- (190601 thru 190615)
91 == P2P Payment App Scam ---- (Scammers Increasingly Turning to Them)
92 == Blackmail Scam ---- (Army CIC Notes Resurgence Using Fake CACs)
93 == Mortgage Closing Scam ---- (How to Protect Yourself and Your Closing Funds
94 == Credit Reports [09] ---- (Those Allowed to Looks at Yours)
05 == Tax Burden for New Mexico Retired Vets ---- (As of JUN 2019)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
97 == Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 June 2019)
99 == USCIS Manila Field Office Closure ---- (May 31, 2019 | Alternate Procedures)
100 == Federal Agency Ratings ---- (Postal Service Highest | VA Lowest)
101 == Philippine Islamic Extremism [01] ---- (US to Launch New Program to Fight It)
102 == China’s Space Program [01] ---- (1st Successful at Sea Rocket Launch)
102 == Counterfeit Goods Industry ---- (What goods are counterfeited?)
103 == WWII Poll ---- (Was US Right to Fight in It?)
105 == Trump Military Service ---- (None | 5 Deferments during Vietnam War)
105 == Smoking [06] ---- (Age Hike Good for the Military | A Step Worth Taking)
106 == Iran Tensions [03] ---- (Tankers Attacked off the Coast of Iran)
107 == Secrets of Flying (4) ---- (What You May Not Know)
108 == Windex ---- (21 Practical and Some Unusual Uses)
110 == Memories ---- (Inflight Airplane Meals 1958)
110 == Interesting Ideas ---- (Stripped Screw Removal)
111 == One Word Essays ---- (Whimsy)
111 == Have You Heard? ---- (Beer Can Vasectomy | Have You Heard? | Roger Dangefield)
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. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Maine Vet State Benefits
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 30 JUN (Updated)
Attachment – Ernie Pyle’s Truth About D-Day
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