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RAO BULLETIN 1 October 2019

#1 Postby boardman » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:45 am

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BULLETIN
1 October 2019

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == NDAA 2020 [21] ---- (OCT 1 Timeline Not Likely)
05 == NDAA 2020 [22] ---- (Military Coalition Letter to Congress)
06== Air Force Standing ---- (Eroding Air Superiority Advantage)
06 == Trump Border Wall [02] ---- (Pentagon | $2.5B in Contracts Finalized)
07 == Afghan War ---- (How Americans Are Split Over Whether It Was a Mistake)
08 == Arlington National Cemetery [82] ---- (New Burial Eligibility Criteria Proposed)
09 == DOD Pain Rating [02] ---- (New Scale for Assessing Patients' Misery)
10 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2019 | Fourteen)
. * VA * .
12 == VA National Suicide Prevention Report ---- (2019 Report Released)
13 == VA Flu Shots [06] ---- (Two Options to Get Your Shot)
14 == VA Debt [07] ---- (Collection Systems Leave Vets Confused, Frustrated)
15 == VA Rating Decisions ---- (Initial, Deferred, & Confirmed and Continued)
16 == VA Disability Ratings [04] --- (Protected)
16 == VA Hospital Harassments/Assaults ---- (Troubling Series Occurring at VA Facilities)
18 == VA Reexamination Notice ---- (How the VA Can Reduce Disability Benefits)
19 == VA Caregiver Program [58] ---- (Support Services Offered to Caregivers)
20 == VA Caregiver Program [59] ---- (Bogged Down by Bad Data, IT Issues, GAO Finds)
21 == VA Caregiver Program [60] ---- (Expanded to All vice Just Post 911 Vets)
22 == Emergency Medical Bill Claims [06] ---- (How Will VA Comply w/Court Decision)
23 == VA Telehealth Program [01] ---- (Delivering Benefits to Veterans w/Tablet Devices)
24 == VA Transparency [02] ---- (Wilkie Accuses Lawmaker of Misleading Public over Office Eviction)
25 == VA Nursing Homes [16] ---- (Nationwide Ratings System Review Pending)
26 == VA Blue Water Claims [75] ---- (Advocates Demand White House Speed up Timeline)
27== VA Agent Orange Claims [10] ---- (Orange Letter Writing Campaign)
27 == POW/MIA Displays [05] ---- (VAMC Manchester POW Bible Display Lawsuit)
29 == VA Manila OPC ---- (Policy Changes)
30 == VAMC Columbia SC [02] ---- (Eric Walker Medical Malpractice Lawsuit)
31 == VAMC Salisbury [03] ---- (Wide-Awake Hand Surgery)
32 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2019)
. * VETS * .
33 == GA Vet Home [04] Eagle's Nest Community Living Center Ant Infestation
34 == Vet Suicide [38] ---- (VA Stats of 20 a Day Clarified)
35 == Vet Jobs [252] ---- (Veterans Curation Program Now Hiring)
36 == Vet Online Troll Alert ---- (Targeting the Military and Veterans Community)
37 == Vet Fraud & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2019)
38 == Vets for Trump ---- (Facebook Page Hijacked by Macedonians)
42 == Veterans FAQs ---- (Can I File a VA Claim for my Adult Children?)
43 == Veterans FAQs ---- (Do I still receive a VA ID card when I turn 66?)
44 == Veterans FAQs ---- (Can I qualify for Kidney Disease Due to AO-Related Diabetes?)
44 == WWI Vets 07 ---- (Theodore Roosevelt | Oldest Man at D-Day)
45 == WWII Vets 205 ---- (Melva Dolan Simon | 102 Year Old WAVE)
47 == Korean War Vets ---- (Regina Schiffman)
48 == Opioid Addiction [07] ---- (Study | Afghan/Iraq Post 911 Vet Epidemic)
49 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of 01 OCT 2019)
49 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 01 OCT 2019)
50 == State Veteran's Benefits---- (Ohio 2019)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
50 == Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy ---- (H.R.4370/S.2504 | TBI and PTSD Treatment Act)
51 == WWII Merchant Marines [01] ---- HR.550/S.133 | Merchant Mariners of WWII Congressional Gold Medal Act
. * MILITARY* .
52 == B-21 Stealth Bombers [02] ---- (Air Force is Committed to Boasting 386 Squadrons)
53 == Navy Fleet Readiness [01] ---- (Taking Steps to Complete Planned Repairs on Time)
54 == Credit Monitoring [03] ---- (Services Expanded to All Active Duty Troops)
55 == HIV Discharge Lawsuit ---- (Irrational and Outdated Policies Alleged)
56 == Army Readiness [01] ---- (Transition Team Report)
57 == Army Reserve Enlistment [01] ---- (Leaked Document Revelation)
58 == KC-46 Pegasus Tankers [01] ---- (Cascade of Problems Delaying Delivery)
59 == Navy Aerial Refueling DroneMQ-25 Stingray 1st Test Flight
60 == E-cigarettes [02] ---- (Most Exchanges to Remove by 1 OCT)
61== Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Crush Depth’ thru ‘Deadlight’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
62 == Battleship Roma Sinking ---- (Dawn of the Age of Precision Guided Munitions)
64 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 OCT)
65 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (Camo Cameo)
65 == WWII Memories ---- (Women War Workers)
66 == Sinking of Junyo Maru ---- (4,320 Men Lost When Torpedoed by British Submarine)
66 == Post WWII Photos ---- (Chinese Communist Eighth Route Army Soldiers)
67 == Missouri National Veterans Memorial ---- (Washington’s DC Sister Memoria)
68 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [39] ---- (Fuddy Duddy)
68 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (William Henry | Civil War)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
70 == E-cigarettes [01] ---- (Teen Use has Doubled Since 2017)
70 == Vaccines [01] ---- (CDC Says You Need these 4 if You are Age 50+)
71 == Schizophrenia ---- (A Chronic and Severe Mental Disorder)
73 == Heart & Circulation ---- (Conditions That Impact Negatively on Each)
74 == Medicare Fraud [139] ---- (Disclosures 16-30 SEP 2019)
75 == Pain 03 ---- (Non-Opioid Relief Approaches)
78 == Blood Clots ---- (What They Are and What Causes Them)
79 == Acupuncture [01] ---- (Alternative Medicine for Pain Treatment)
80 == TRICARE Vision Benefits [04] ---- (Make Vision Coverage Choices to Fit Your Needs)
81 == TRICARE Open Season ---- (Begins 11 NOV | Time to Make Changes to Coverage)
82 == Posture ---- (Lifestyle Tweaks to Implement with Age)
84 == Cholesterol [05] ---- (Clearing the Confusion)
84 == Cancer Q&A ---- (190916 thru 190930)
85 == TRICARE Podcast 519 ---- (TRICARE Young Adult - Reporting Fraud - Coverage After Divorce)
87== TRICARE Podcast 520 ---- (Ask Tricare Webinar - TRICARE Prime - TRICARE Dental/Medical Enrollment
. * FINANCES * .
88 == Pricing Tricks ---- (7 That Make You Overspend)
89 == GI Bill [295] ---- (Montgomery Bill FY 2020 Increases)
90 == Unemployment Benefits ---- (Comparison of Weekly Amount and Duration by State)
90 == Safe Deposit Boxes ---- (Banks Have No Responsibility for Contents)
91 == Social Security Taxation [13] ---- (Ways to Avoid Taxes on Social Security Income)
92 == Seniors Tuition Free College ---- (That Offer It)
94 == Braces ---- (A Few Ways to Take a Bite Out of the Orthodontist's Bill)
95 == Free Trial Offer Scam 2 ---- (Scammers Clone Major News Sites to Mislead Buyers)
96== Social Media Ad Scam [05] ---- (Proceeds to Charity Claim)
97 == Student Job Con Scam [01] ---- (Email Impersonating Professors or University Departments)
98 == Home Buying [02] ---- (Myths | 8 Common and Costly Ones)
99 == Money Advise ---- (Six Tidbits That Could Make You Poorer)
100 == Tax Burden for Rhode Island Retired Vets ---- (As of SEP 2019)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
102 == Notes of Interest ---- (16 thru 30 September 2019)
103 == Iran Tensions [07] ---- (Attack on Saudi Arabia Oil Refinery)
104 == Iran Tensions [08] ---- (Attack on Saudi Oil Site an Iranian ‘Act of War’)
106 == GTMO Prison [14] ---- (Cost of Running It is $13 Million per Prisoner)
109 == Afghan War [01] ---- (Nearly Nine in 10 Afghans Are Suffering)
110 == Scam Thwarting [01] ---- (Do’s & Don’ts of Responding to Solicitations)
112 == Rape ---- (First Sexual Experience of 3.3M American Women)
113 == Khrushchev UN Shoe Incident ---- (No, He Never Banged His Shoe -- Only His Watch)
114 == Terrorist's Treatment [01] ---- (Robert Hester | Kansas City Transportation Services)
116 == Memories ---- (Drive In Movies)
116 == Have You Heard? ---- (Military Humor 5 | Getting Older Insights | Work vs. Golf)
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. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Ohio Vet State Benefits
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 OCT (Updated)
Attachment – Sinking of Junyo Maru
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