RAO BULLETIN 15 July 2019

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RAO BULLETIN 15 July 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:56 am

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BULLETIN
15 July 2019

THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

04 == SBP DIC Offset [60] ---- (Fight for Widows Tax Repeal Turns to the House)
05 == NDAA 2020 [12] ---- (HASC Adds Widow’s Tax, Malpractice Lawsuits, & Afghan Visa Issues)
07 == NDAA 2020 [13] ---- (Trump Threatens Veto if House Cuts Stand)
08 == NDAA 2020 [14] ---- (House Includes Naming Amendment)
08== NDAA 2020 [15] ---- (House Includes Amendment to Reverse Trump’s Transgender Ban)
09 == NDAA 2020 [16] ---- (House Republican 11th Hour Bid for 4% Pay Raise Fizzles)
10 == NDAA 2020 [17] ---- (House Passes Their $733 Billion Defense Policy Bill H.R.2500)
11 == NDAA 2020 [18] ---- (What the House Vote Says | The Next Step)
12 == DoD Burn Pits ---- (No Plans to Stop Using Them)
14 == Purple Heart Award [03] ---- (What It Is and Why It Is Awarded)
15 == DoD Medical Billets [01] ---- (Officials Keeping Quiet on Plan to Cut 18,000 Billets)
15 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUL 2019)
17 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUL 2019 | Ten)

. * VA * .

20 == PTSD [252] ---- (Root Cause Research Project)
20 == VA Home Loan Funding Fee [02] ---- (Disabled Vet Refund Schedule Pending)
21 == VA Independent Living Program [03] ---- (Did You Know?)
22 == VA Income Limits ---- (Calculating Income for Benefit’s Eligibility)
23 == VA Religious & Spiritual Symbols ---- (Policy Overhaul to Protect Religious Liberty)
23 == VA Cancer Policy [04] ---- (Atomic Vets)
24 == VA Urgent Care ---- (Private Sector Benefit Suggestion)
25 == VA Agent Orange Claims [09] ---- (VA's Plan to Provide Benefits to Those Eligible)
26 == VA Blue Water Claims [73] ---- (Wilkie Orders Pending Claim Stay until JAN 1 2020)
27 == VA Home Loan [67] ---- (Starting Jan. 1, 2020 Cap Limit Will be Removed)
27 == VAMC Kansas City [01] ---- (Wrongful Death Lawsuit)

. * VETS * .

28 == GI Bill [288] ---- (Disabled Vet Student Loan Forgiveness Effort Advances)
29 == GI Bill [289] ---- (Cap on Benefit Transfer Option to Dependents Moved to JAN 2020)
30 == Vet IVF Benefit ---- (In Vitro Fertilization Is Being Hobbled By Anti-Abortion Forces)
31 == Vet Suicide [35] ---- (Insomnia Impact)
33 == Vet Charity Watch [66] ---- (Put Vets First! Organization Disbanded)
34 == Vet Q&A ---- (What is the best way to locate veterans you served with?)
36 == Vet Poll ---- (Views on Iraq/Afghanistan Wars & Syria Involvement)
37 == PTSD Treatment | SGB [01] ---- (MOH Recipient Dakota Meyer Fundraising Campaign)
38 == WWII Vets 197 ---- (Pete DuPre | U.S Women's National Team Supporter)
39 == Did You Know? ---- (FL Driver License | UHL Youth Support | VA Housebound Support)
39 == Vet Jobs [246] ---- (10 Most Common Interview Questions)
41 == Vet Jobs [247] ---- (How to Write a Career Summary)
42 == Obit: H. Ross Perot ---- (9 Jul 2019 | Texas Billionaire and Navy Veteran)
44 == Obit: Joseph Iscovitz ---- (9 JUL 2019 | 103 Year Old Pearl Harbor Survivor)
45 == Obit: Rip Torn ---- (9 JUL 2019 | Korean War Vet & Actor)
47 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of 16 JUL 2019)
47 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 16 JUL 2019)
48 == Vet State Benefits ---- (Missouri | 2019)

. * VET LEGISLATION * .

48 == Toxic Exposure Documentation ---- (H.R.2617 | OATH Act)
49 == Vet Student Loans [07] ---- (H.R.___/S.2049 | FREED Vets Act for Disabled Vets)
50 == Medicare for All ---- (H.R.1384/S.1129 | Medicare for All Act of 2019
51 == VA SAH [10] ---- (H.R.3504/S.2022 | SAH Improvement Act of 2019)
52 == Vet Housing [15] ---- (H.R.1988/S.1749 | Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Vets Act)
52 == Vet Suicide [34] ---- (S.___ | Speed Act)

. * MILITARY* .

52 == Military Immigrant Enlistment [06] ---- (New Policies Could Result in Deportations)
54 == Military Justice | Gallagher [01] ---- (Sentenced for Posing With Dead Detainee)
55 == Military Justice | Bergdahl ---- (Appeal Case Opened based on Trump’s Negative Comments)
56 == Relicensing Fee Reimbursement ---- (All Military Spouses Can Now Apply)
57 == Dietary Guidelines ---- (Mandatory Keto Diet May Enhance Military Performance)
59 == USS Gerald A. Ford [14] ---- (Inop Elevators a Black Eye for the Navy)
60 == Submarine Incident ---- (Russian Navy Deep-Sea Submersible Fire Kills 14)
61 == USCG Academy ---- (Unwanted Sexual Contact Reports Up)
62 == USS Stethem ---- (DDG-63 Returning Stateside After 14-Year Deployment with 7th Fleet)
63 == Army Recruiting [11] ---- (Recruits Can Get $40K Bonuses for Going Infantry)
64 == Army Recruiting [12] ---- (Would Lowering the Age Fix Military’s Recruiting Worries?)
65 == Pennsylvania National Guard ---- (New Dependent Education Benefit State Law)
66 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘CBDR’ thru ‘CHOP’)
67 == Military Life ---- (Understanding Common Traditions and Customs)
68 == Military Consumers [01] ---- (4 Tips to Find Businesses You Can Trust)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

69 == Battle of Kursk ---- (Facts About the Battle and Its Outcome)
71 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 31 JUL)
71 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (Recovered Jap Nakajima B5N)
71 == Pacific Coast Garrison Monument ---- (Dedicated on Memorial Day 1897)
72 == Post WWII Photos ---- (Munchengdbach Cathedral Stands)
73 == Battle of the Coral Sea ---- (First Significant Clash between Aircraft Carrier Forces in History)
73 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [34] ---- (Peace on Earth)
73 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Shizuya Hayashi | WWII)

. * HEALTH CARE * .

75 == Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Lawsuit ---- (44 States | Scheme to Inflate Generic Drug Prices)
76 == TFL Enrollment [01] ---- (18 JUL Webinar Will Answer All Your Questions)
76 == Medicare for All [01] ---- (Eliminating Private Insurance | Differing Opinions)
78 == Opioid Addiction [06] ---- (Risk Factors | Incarceration &Falling Incomes)
79 == Eye Shingles ---- (All 50+ Adults Need Shingles Vaccine Shingrix)
80 == Parkinson’s Disease [04] ---- (Symptoms, Outlook, & Treatment)
82 == Cancer Q&A ---- (190701 thru 190715)
84 == Varicoceles ---- (Scrotum Varicose Veins | Prevalence & Treatment)
85 == Thyroid Disease [02] ---- (RAI Treatment Study Reveals Death Risk from Cancer)
86 == PTSD Treatment | iTBS ---- (Study Found it Helped Ease PTSD Symptoms)
87 == TRICARE Podcast 509 ---- (Water Safety)
88 == TRICARE Podcast 510 ---- (TRICARE Facebook Event - Disaster Plan - Traveling Overseas)

. * FINANCES * .

89 == Amusement Park Military Discounts ---- (2019 Offers)
91 == VA Home Loan Lies ---- (7 Sneaky Ones)
92 == Career Jobs [01] ---- (10 U.S. Fields that Are Disappearing the Fastest)
94 == Vapor Taxes ---- (How High Are They in Your State)
95 == Social Security Q & A ---- (190701 thru 190715)
96 == Tech Support Scam 3 ---- (Fools with Phony Caller ID)
97 == Package Delivery Scam ---- (Phony Unable to Deliver Messages)
97 == Appliance Repair Scam ---- (Fridge Broken? Be Careful When Calling For Repairs)
98 == Tax Burden for New York Retired Vets ---- (As of JUL 2019)

. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

100 == Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 July 2019)
101 == Trump July 4th Airshow ---- (Watch the Aircraft that Flew)
103 == Iran Tensions [05] ---- (Israel Making Intervention Preps if Clash Occurs)
103 == Retirement Location ---- (Signs You Did Not Make the Right Decision)
105 == Retirement Planning (20) ---- (Average Annual Expenses)
106 == Robocalls ---- (BBB Tip: How to Spot and Stop Robocalls)
107 == French Navy ---- (1st Barracuda-Class Nuclear Sub Launched)
108 == National External Debt ---- (Countries With the Most)
109 == Memories ---- (McDonald’s Menu 1970’s)
109 == Vaseline ---- (9 Everyday Problems You Can Solve With It)
111== Car Selling ---- (Suggestions on How to Get Top Dollar)
112 == Interesting Idea ---- (Stop Cables From Falling Behind Desk!)
112 == One Word Essays ---- (Caring)
112 == Have You Heard? ---- (Coal Miners | God’s Aging Plan | Keep Those Grey Cells Active - 01)

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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.
3. Recipients of the Bulletin are authorized and encouraged to forward the Bulletin to other vets or veteran organizations.

. * ATTACHMENTS * .

Attachment – Missouri Vet State Benefits
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 JUL (Updated)
Attachment – Trial by Fire in the Coral Sea

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