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RAO BULLETIN 15 September 2019

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BULLETIN
15 September 2019

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == Space National Guard ---- (Space Force Will Get Its Own if it Becomes a New Military Service)
05 == Commissary/Exchange Merger [05] ---- (Rushed Merger Could Hurt Troops and Their Families)
06 == National Museum of the U.S. Army [04] ---- (Opening Set for 04 June, 2020)
07 == DPRK Nuclear Weapons [27] ---- (Kim Jong Un Asking for Acceptable New U.S. Proposals)
08 == Afghan Peace Talks [04] ---- (Peace Plan on the Rocks)
09 == Pentagon 9/11 Memorial [02] ---- (What Visitors Should Know)
10 == TRICARE Dental Program [19] ---- (Traveling or Moving)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 SEP 2019 | Eleven)
. * VA * .
13 == Suicide Prevention Month [01] ---- (VA #BeThere Campaign Urges Support Veterans)
14 == PTSD [254] ---- (What to Know about EMDR Therapy)
15 == PTSD Detection [02] ---- (Blood Test Study)
16 == VA Survivor’s Pension ---- (Calculating the Survivor’s Pension)
17 == VA Appeals Backlog [10] ---- (90,050 Appeals Decisions Delivered in FY 2019)
17 == Emergency Medical Bill Claims [05] ---- (Federal Appeals Court Rules VA Must Pay)
18 == VA Job Vacancies [01] ---- (Use VA’s Real-Time Map to Apply)
19 == VA Transparency [01] ---- (Florida VAMC Lawmaker Office Evictions)
20 == VA Home Loan Funding Fee [04] ---- (Vets Seeking Mortgages Will be Hurt by Fee Hike Plan)
20 == VAMC Clarksburg WV [02] ---- (More Floor 3A Deaths Could be Homicides)
21 == VAMC Beckley WV [04] ---- (Sexual Assault Allegations)
22 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 1 thru 15 SEP 2019)
. * VETS * .
23 == GI Bill [294] ---- (Court Decision Could Expand Benefits an Extra Year)
24 == North Dakota Veterans Cemetery [01] ---- (Fargo National Cemetery Opens)
25 == Vet State Income Tax [03] ---- (North Dakota & Indiana New Military Retiree Exemption)
26 == Vet Fraud & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 SEP 2019)
27 == Veterans FAQs ---- (Why Am I Not Being Compensated for Agent Orange?)
28 == Veterans FAQs ---- (Why Was My Claim for High Blood Pressure Disapproved?)
28 == Veterans FAQs ---- (Am I eligible for SMC?)
29 == WWI Vets 06 ---- (Lloyd Brown | Musician 2nd Class – Last Known Survivor to Die)
30 == Afghan Vets ---- (Michael Caine)
30 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of 16 SEP 2019)
31 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 16 SEP 2019)
31 == State Vet Benefits ---- (North Dakota 2019)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
32 == Vet Suicide [37] ---- (H.R.3495 | IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act)
32 == Feres Doctrine [18] ---- (S.2451 | SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act)
33 == VA Women Vet Programs [39] ---- (H.R.2972 | Communicating Services Available to Women)
34 == New Jersey Vet Benefits [01] ---- (Widow’s State Tax Exemption & Annual Compensation)
. * MILITARY* .
35 == Military Mental Health Disorders ---- (Diagnoses among Active-Duty Remain Steady)
36 == B-2 Stealth Bomber ---- (First Arctic Circle Mission)
37 == USAF Lactation Program ---- (Nursing Mothers to be Provided Private, Secure and Sanitary Rooms)
37 == Military Travel Per Diem ---- (FY 2020 Rate Increase)
38 == Military Base Water [01] ---- (Number of Documented Contaminated Bases Now 297)
39 == KC-46 Pegasus Tankers ---- (Restricted from Carrying Cargo & Passengers)
41 == Military Housing Lawsuit ---- (Marine Corps Family Awaded $2M in Mold Case)
42 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘COW thru ‘Crow’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
43 == Vietnam Veterans Memorial [24] ---- (Interesting Veterans Statistics from off Wall)
45 == WWII Edson Ridge ---- (Guadalcanal Henderson Field Battle)
46 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 30 SEP)
46 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (Bouncing Bomb Test)
46== Battle of Britain in Pictures ---- (Operation “Sea Lion” Preparations)
47 == WWII Memories ---- (Draft Notice)
47 == Inchon Landings ---- (MacArthur’s Plan to Regain the Initiative in Korea)
49 == Post WWII Photos ---- (Soviet Soldiers on the March in Northern Korea)
49 == Arizona Memorial [12] ---- (Reopened 1 SEP 2019)
50 == League of German Girls ---- (Hitler’s Future of the Third Reich)
51 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [38] ---- (Topndelayo)
51 == MOH Awards [13] ---- (Frank Baldwin | 1 of 19 to Receive Two)
53 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Robert T. Henry | WWII)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
54 == Medicare for All [02} ---- (TSCL Senior Survey Finds Tepid Support)
55 == Medicare Drug Procurement [03] ---- (How Should Medicare Negotiate Drug Costs Survey Results)
55 == Medicare Dental Coverage [01] ---- (Routine Dental Care Not Covered Under A or B)
56 == Insulin [03] ---- (New Drug Plan Program Lowers Cost of Lantus)
57 == Fall Prevention [02] ---- (Tips to Keep You on Your Feet)
58 == Insomnia [04] ---- (VA’s Online Tool for Treatment | CBTi)
58 == Emphysema ---- (Study Finds Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution Link)
59 == Prescription Drug Costs [35] ---- (States Pass Record Number of Laws)
61 == TRICARE Young Adult Plan ---- (Option When Kids Age Out of Parent’s Coverage)
62 == Hair ---- (Structure and Growth)
63 == Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria [01] ---- (Threat Continues to Grow)
64 == Cancer Q&A ---- (190901 thru 190915)
65 == TRICARE Podcast 517 ---- (DEERS - vlerHealth Information Exchange Initiative - USFHP)
67 == TRICARE Podcast 518 ---- (Traveling/Moving with TDP - TRICARE Plan Finder - Banked Donor Milk)
. * FINANCES * .
68 == Car Depreciation ---- (A Used Car Shopper Consideration)
69 == Car Buying [03] ---- (Six Smart Steps)
70 == TRICARE Prime [40] ---- (Annual Enrollment Fee Payers Could be in Line for a Refund)
71 == Funerals [04] ---- (Prepaid. Good Idea or Not?)
72 == Social Security Q & A ---- (190901 thru 190915)
73 == Tax Credits ---- (Better Than Tax Deductions)
74 == Thrift Saving Plan [33] ---- (August Returns Show Lackluster Performance)
74 == VA Phone Scam 2 ---- (Highly Sophisticated Scam Targeting Veterans)
75 == Calendar Invite Scam ---- (The Latest Phishing Scam)
76 == Amazon Brushing Scam ---- (A Serious Problem for Victims)
77 == Equifax Hack Settlement ---- (More Red Tape to Get Compensated)
78 == Get Paid for Moving ---- (Workers Willing To Start Out/Over in Underpopulated Areas)
80 == Tax Burden for Pennsylvania Retired Vets ---- (As of SEP 2019)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
81 == Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 September 2019)
82 == Night Vision ---- (Nanoparticle Injections Could Replace Goggles in the Future)
83 == CA Vet Services [02] ---- (Animal Shelters Pet Adoption Fees Waived)
83 == Iran Space Program [01] ---- (Trump Imposes Sanctions Against the Iranian Space Agency)
84 == Advice on Marriage ---- (To Young Ladies)
85 == Purple Heart Stamp [03] ---- (Postal Service to Start Selling New Stamp on 4 OCT)
85 == Memories ---- (SSS Draft Notice)
85 == Questionable Arrests ---- (Negligent Discharge of a Firearm)
87 == Motivational Quotes ---- (On the Humorous Side - 03)
88 == One Word Essays ---- (Tradition)
88 == Have You Heard? ---- (Military Humor 4 | Employment | Golf Ball & Putter)
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. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – North Dakota Vet State Benefits
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 30 SEP (Updated)
Attachment – Battle of Britain in Pictures 1940
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