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RAO BULLETIN 1 March 2020

#1 Postby boardman » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:29 am

RAO BULLETIN 1 March 2020

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == DoD Budget 2021 ---- (Spells The End of US Force Expansion)
06 == Artificial Intelligence (AI) [01] ---- (Pentagon Adopts New Ethical Principles)
07 == Agent Orange Stateside Use [03] ---- (New List of Site Locations)
09 == Commissary Surcharge ---- (Pentagon Elimination Proposal)
11 == Navy LCS Program [06] ---- (Modernization on the Chopping Block)
12 == Navy Fleet Size [21] ---- (Navy Looks to Slash $40B to Build Bigger Fleet)
13 == SBP/DIC Offset Phase-Out ---- (FAQs | Impacted Beneficiaries – 1)
15 == Coronavirus [02] ---- (U.S. Force’s Overseas Precautions)
16 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 29 FEB 2020)
17 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 15 thru 29 FEB 2020 | Eleven)
. * VA * .
18 == Diabetes [23] ---- (Concerns over VA’s Keto Diet Treatment)
21 == VA Long Term Care ---- (GAO Says VA Must Improve Plans for Providing to Aging Veterans)
22 == VA Lawsuit | Gary Pressley ---- (Mother’s $8M+ Suit Alleges Son’s Suicide Preventable)
23 == Traumatic Brain Injury [76] ---- (LIMBIC Grant — $50 Million for Five Years of TBI Research)
24 == Traumatic Brain Injury [77] ---- (Takes Time to Diagnose)
25 == VA EHR [22] ---- (Launch of New Electronic Health Records System Delayed)
26 == VA Budget FY 2021 [02] ---- (Largest Budget Ever, But is it Enough?)
27 == VA Cancer Treatment [13] ---- ($75M Budget Increase is Money Well Spent)
28 == Veterans Benefits Banking Program ---- (Banking Access for VA Benefit Checks)
29 == VA Solid Start [01] ---- (Helps New Veterans Transition to Civilian Life)
29 == Military Toxic Exposures ---- (VVA Concerned over VA’s Inactions)
30 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 15 thru 29 FEB 2020)
. * VETS * .
31 == Vet Jobs [260] ---- (Temporary Census jobs are Available for Veterans)
32 == Vet State Income Tax [04] ---- (Arizona Senate Rejects Elimination Proposal)
32 == Vet Home Buying ---- (Florida Down Payment/Closing Costs Initiative)
33== Vet Homeless Recovery Programs [05] ---- (Shallow Subsidy Initiative)
34== Critical Limb Ischemia ---- (Veterans with Blocked Leg Arteries Seeing Better Results)
35 == Vet Suicide [46] ---- (The Problem with Doctor-Assisted. Hippocratic or hypocritical?)
36 == Vet Suicide [47] ---- (New York Rate Doubles for Vets Aged 18 to 34)
37 == WWII Vets 218 ---- (Frank Losonsky | Flying Tiger)
38 == WWII Vets 219 ---- (Owen Hammerberg | MOH Recipient)
39 == WWII Vets 220 ---- (Donald Stratton| USS Arizona Survivor)
40 == Vet Fraud & Abuse ---- (Reported 15 thru 29 FEB 2020)
41 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 1 MAR 2020)
42 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 1 MAR 2020)
43 == State Veteran's Benefits ---- (New York 2020)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
44 == GI Bill [302] ---- (S.3266/HR.5870 | Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2020)
44 == Vet Deportations [28] ---- (S.3294 | Strengthening Citizenship Services for Veterans Act)
45 == Guard & Reserve Compensation ---- (S.3308 | Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay)
46 == VA Co-op Loans ---- (H.R.5923 | Fair Access to Co-Ops for Veterans Act)
47 == Cancer Screening [01] ---- (H.R.5858 | Military Pilot Cancer Incidence Study Act)
47 == Legislation of Interest [23] ---- (House Passes 5 Vet Bills)
. * MILITARY* .
48 == Military Hospitals [03] ---- (Restructure to Improve Wartime Readiness & Training)
50 == USMC Action Issues ---- (Top Marine Identifies His Most Important Items to Address)
52 == Treasurer Island ---- (Safety Concerns)
53 == Treasurer Island Lawsuit ---- (Residents Sue Navy, Others over Radiation Danger)
55 == Navy Rest Study ---- (Shipboard Sleep)
56 == Bone Regenerative Therapy ---- (Substance to Promote Growth Moving toward FDA Testing)
56 == USSF National Guard ---- (Pentagon Uncertain About How to Move Forward on Proposal)
57 == Sleep Disorder [05] ---- (First Guideline to Better Sleep For Military, Veterans)
58 == Military Hearing Loss [01] ---- (Service-Connected Hearing Loss Is a Big Problem)
59 == Stolen Valor [118] ---- (Thief Masqueraded as a Combat Veteran)
59 == Base Housing [18] ---- (Tenant Bill of Rights SITREP 2)
60 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘GLOC’ thru ‘Group Grope’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
61 == Fall of Singapore ---- (A WWII Humiliation for the British Government)
63 == Remembrance Day ---- (FDR Signs U.S. Internment Camp Order)
64 == WWII Ramree Island Massacre ---- (980 Japanese Soldiers Reportedly Killed by Crocodiles in 2 Days)
66 == Operation Crazy Horse [01] ---- (Fighting the Viet Cong)
67 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [49] ---- (Our L’Lass)
67 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 MAR)
67 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Emil Fredericksen | 1905)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
69 == Lifting and Carrying Tips ---- (How to Avoid Injury)
70 == VA Manila Pharmacy ---- (Out of Stock Medications)
71 == Prescription Drug Costs [45] ---- (Lower Drug Costs Bill H.R.3 Opposition)
72 == Prescription Drug Costs [46] ---- (Rhode Island’s Effort to Lower)
73 == Prescription Drug Costs [47] ---- (Brace to Pay More in 2020)
74 == Hypertension [07] ---- (Management)
75 == Military Hospitals [04] ---- (Careful, Deliberate Changes Ahead for Select MTF Patients)
76 == Leg Artery Blockage ---- (Critical Limb Ischemia Death/Amputation Study)
76 == Coronavirus [01] ---- (Potential Impact on U.S. Drug Supply)
77 == Coronavirus [03] ---- (What Heart Patients Should Know About Covid-19)
78 == Head Trauma ---- (VA Study focused on Long-Term Effects)
79 == TRICARE Podcast 541 ---- (Keep Your Heart Healthy - Dental Coverage Options)
80 == TRICARE Podcast 542 ---- (TRICARE Publications Survey - Enrolling Through MilConnect)
. * FINANCES * .
81 == Airline Senior Discounts ---- (Currently Only 4 Still Offering)
82 == Arrears of Pay ---- (Every Military Retiree Should Designate a Beneficiary)
82 == Car Insurance [22] ---- (Worst Types of Tickets for Your Rate)
83 == Coronavirus [04] ---- (How to Protect your Nest Egg)
84 == Election Fundraising Scam ---- (This Election Season, Look Out For Donation Cons)
85 == Coronavirus Cure Scam ---- (As Covid-19 Spreads, So Do Phony Cures)
86 == State Tax Burden for Wyoming Retired Vets ---- (As of Feb 2020)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
88 == Notes of Interest ---- (15 thru 29 February 2020)
89 == China’s Power Projection [01] ---- (SecDef Makes Case of China’s Growing Threat to Europe)
90 == Marriage Prenup ---- (Reasons Why You May Need/Want One)
91 == Postal Custom Forms ---- (Handwritten Ones will no Longer Accepted after 5 MAR)
91== Afghan Peace Talks [08] ---- (Violence Reduction Agreement Key to Talks)
92 == Food Safety Recalls ---- (84% of Grocery Stores Come Up Short)
93 == Homeless Population ---- (More than Half Have Had Some Form of Traumatic Brain Injury)
94 == RP-US Relations [04] ---- (Duterte Says RP Can Survive Without U.S. Military Help)
95 == Obsolescence [03] ---- (The Writing is On the Wall for Dozens of Things We have Grown Up With)
97 == Phone Call Harassment ---- (Vet Convicted)
98 == Year 1919 ---- (What It Was Like Only a Century Ago)
99 == Have You Heard? ---- (British Humor | Husbands & Wives (2) | Questions 5)
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. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – New York Vet State Benefits
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 MAR (Updated)
Attachment - Operation Crazy Horse
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