RAO BULLETIN 1 September 2019

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RAO BULLETIN 1 September 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:18 am

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BULLETIN
1 September 2019

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == Arlington National Cemetery [81] ---- (Around 3,471 Open Requests for Burials Backlogged)
06 == Immigration Policy’s Vet Impact ---- (DoD vs. VA Exemption Effort)
07 == U.S. Space Command [03] ---- (SPACECOM Official Launch 29 AUG)
08 == DoD Missile Tests [02] ---- (Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missile Hits Target)
10 == Afghan Peace Talks [03] ---- (9th Round of Talks to Find Resolution to the Nearly 18-Year-Old War)
12 == DoD Caregiver Resource Directory [01] ---- (2019 Edition Released)
12 == DoD Jobs ---- (Rule May Change for Military Retirees)
13 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2019)
15 == TRICARE Survey ---- (Confirms Cost, Access Contribute to Satisfaction)
15 == POW/MIA Displays [04] ---- (VAMC Manchester POW Bible Display Lawsuit)
16 == USFHP [01] ---- (TRICARE Prime Option in 6 U.S. Areas)
17 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2019 | Twenty-Two)
. * VA * .
20 == Agent Orange Diseases [06] ---- (Where Are the Promised Additions?)
21 == VA Blue Water Claims [74] ---- (Fight to Speed Blue Water Navy Benefit Claims)
22 == VA Research [04] ---- (Undertaking Studies on Deployment Linked Digestive Woes)
23 == Reserve VA Counseling ---- (Availability During Training or Drill Weekends)
23 == VA Budget FY 2021 ---- (Wilkie Promises No Cuts in 2021 VA Request)
25 == Diabetes [21] ---- (VA Finds Predictor Test for Vets at Risk)
25 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [69] ---- (VA Opens Research Center for Related Illnesses)
26 == Shingles [11] ---- (VA Availability of New Vaccine Improving)
27 == New York Vet Cemetery [03] ---- ($23M Contract Awarded for Pembroke Project)
27 == VA Smoking Policy [02] ---- (Extended to Include VA Employees)
28 == VA Home Loan Funding Fee [03] ---- (Study Shows Hike Could Exclude 100K Vets)
28 == VA Suicide Prevention [58] ---- (Trump Orders VA to Buy Controversial Antidepressant)
29 == VA Suicide Prevention [59] ---- (Responding to 1700 Calls a Day)
30 == VA Suicide Prevention [60] ---- (Rising Women Vet Rates Accredited to Sexual Trauma)
31 == VA EHR [18] ---- ($16B Project Hits Major Snag)
33 == VA EHR [19] ---- (OIG Reports VHA’s Document Scanning Backlog Puts Patients at Risk)
34 == VA S-DVI [01] ---- (Life Insurance for Vets w/Disability Ratings)
35 == Veterans Legacy Memorial ---- (Now Available to Locate Deceased Vet’s NCA Burial Sites)
35 == VAMC Clarksburg WV [01] ---- (Patient Allegedly Died As a Result of Homicide)
36 == VA Disability Pay [01] ---- (Bankruptcy Protection Law Signed)
37 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2019)
. * VETS * .
39 == Air Force Retiree Activities Offices ---- (Assistance for Retirees & Surviving Spouses)
39 == Army Medical Malpractice ---- (Feres Impact on Retired Sgt. 1st Class Barbara Ospina)
41 == Vet Student Loans [08] ---- (Trump Orders Easier Process to Forgive Disabled Vets’ Student Loans)
42 == Vet SSA Disability Benefits ---- (Available Even with Active Duty or Receiving Military Pay)
43 == Vet Suicide [36] ---- (FCC Green Lights Three-Digit Emergency Number | Possibly 988)
44 == GI Bill [292] ---- Hybrid courses Now Eligible for Monthly Housing Allowance
45 == GI Bill [293] ---- (STEM Scholarship Applications Being Accepted)
46 == Vet Jobs [251] ---- (New Survey Reveals Businesses’ High Regard for Vets)
46 == Fighter Pilot Cancer Risk ---- (Cockpit Radiation Cited | 16% Rise Since FY2000)
48 == Vet Deportations [27] ---- (Tijuana’s Unified United States Deported Veterans Resource)
50 == Stolen Valor [116] ---- (Vet Status Claimed to Obtain Lesser Sentence)
51 == Six Flags [01] ---- (Free & Discounted Military Admission Rate Offers)
52 == Veterans FAQs ---- (Can I qualify for AO disability compensation with my prostrate problems?
52 == WWII Vets 203 ---- (Marjorie McKenney | Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class)
53 == WWII Vets 204 ---- (Vito Monteleone | Last WWII VFW Post 9835 Member)
54 == Korean War Vets ---- (Michael Caine)
55 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of 1 SEP 2019)
55 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 1 SEP 2019)
56 == Vet State Benefits ---- (North Carolina 2019)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
57 == VA Preventive Health Care ---- (S.1732/H.R.3932 | Vet Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act)
57 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [68] ---- (H.R.4137 | HOPE Act)
. * MILITARY* .
59 == Shipboard Defense ---- (USMC Augmenting With their LAV-25’s)
59 == Cruise Missiles [01] ---- (Nuclear Powered Ones are a Bad Idea)
61 == Military Remarriage ---- (Impact on Spousal Benefit Concers)
62 == Military Child Citizenship ---- (New Rules for Kids of U.S. Military, Workers Abroad)
63 == Military Border Missions [01] ---- (Eligible for Armed Forces Service Medal)
64 == Military Pharmacies [01] ---- (May Change List of Free OTC Medications)
65 == Military Child Caregivers ---- (Sesame Street Initiative to Help Children Cope with Parent's Military Service)
66 == Army Kits ---- (Effort to Eliminate All AA Battery-Powered Weapons & Tactical Accessories)
67 == Army Recruiting [14] ---- (Goal of having 68,000 new soldiers under contract by 30 SEP)
68 == Military Unmanned Ships ---- (Possible Key for Indo-Pacific Region Corps Support)
69 == Navy SEALs ---- (Back to Basics Directive Issued)
71 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Condition 1’ thru ‘Courtesy Flush’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
72 == WWII Female Combatant Treatment ---- (What Russian Female Soldiers Experienced)
73 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 SEP)
73 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (Divine Service)
74 == WWII Memories ---- (The Troops)
74 == Post WWII Photos ---- (War Crimes Tokyo Tribunal Meeting)
75 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [37] ---- (Salome!)
76 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (George F. Henrechon | Moro Rebellion, Philippines)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
76 == TRICARE Coverage w/OHI ---- (OHI Gain or Loss Impact)
77== Sleep [11] ---- (Having Trouble? View DAV Facebook for Help Sleeping)
78 == Longevity [01] ---- (Research Suggests Optimistic People Live Longer)
79 == Pharmacy Shopping Abroad ---- (What You Need to Know)
80 == Prostatitis [03] ---- (Aquablation | Robot-guided Water Jet Treatment)
81 == TRICARE Disaster Preparedness ---- (Hurricanes/Earthquakes/Tornados/Fires – Are You Prepared?)
82 == Ticks Update [03] ---- (What they Are and How they Can be Removed)
83 == Hemophilia ---- (Slow Blood Clotting)
85 == Canker Sores ---- (No Treatment Available that Can Prevent them from Forming)
86 == Tinea Versicolor ---- (Patches of Lighter or Darker Skin)
88 == Cancer Q&A ---- (190816 thru 190831)
88 == Superfund Sites ---- (Hazardous Waste Locations that Pose Risk to Vet’s Health)
89 == Contaminated Military Installations ---- (Possible Source of What is Making Vets Sick)
89 == TRICARE Podcast 515 ---- (Active Duty Separation - Using milConnect - Using OHI w/TRICARE)
91 == TRICARE Podcast 516 ---- (Deactivating - Disaster Preparedness - Traveling w/TRICARE Dental)
. * FINANCES * .
92 == Social Security Claiming Age ---- (Impact on Spouse)
93 == Cable/TV Packages ---- (Why They Are More Expensive Than Ever)
94 == Credit Card Fraud 2019 ---- (1M Stolen U.S. & South Korean Card’s Info Listed for Sale)
95 == Social Security Q & A ---- (190816 thru 190831)
97 == Inherited IRAs [01] ---- (S.972 Impact on Non-Spousal Military Heir Taxable RMDs)
97 == Auto Dial Scam ---- (Using Voice Search? Use Caution When Asking for Auto Dial)
98 == Military Exchange Scam [01] ---- (Scammers Unauthorized Use of Exchange Logos)
99 == Blackmail Scam 2 ---- (Email Threat to Reveal Pornographic Activity)
100 == Tax Burden for Oregon Retired Vets ---- (As of AUG 2019)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
102 == Notes of Interest ---- (16 thru 31 August 2019)
103 == U.S. Census 2020 [01] ---- (Address Canvassing Has Started)
104 == Batteries [02] ---- (Lithium-ion Charging Tips)
105 == Hurricane Nuking ---- (Not What the Air Force Is Planning. Here's What It's Doing Instead)
106 == House Buying Tips ---- (Critical Things to Look For When Touring an Open House)
108 == American Legion [07] ---- (Former Oklahoma Adjacent Convicted for Embezzlement)
109 == Car Accessories ---- (Things Everyone Should Keep in Their Car)
112 == Home Improvements [01] ---- (How They Impact on Resale Value)
113 == Funerals [03] ---- (Ways to Make them Affordable but Not Cheap)
114 == Memories ---- (Dad)
114 == Motivational Quotes ---- (On the Humorous Side - 02)
116 == Money Purchasing Value ---- (What is the Real Value of $100 in Your State?)
117 == One Word Essays ---- (Beauty)
117 == Have You Heard? ---- (Did I read that Right? | Just Thinking! | Proofreading)
NOTE
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. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – North Carolina Vet State Benefits
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 1 thru 15 SEP (Updated)
Attachment – Air Force 2019 RAO Contact Info
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