RAO BULLETIN 15 March 2020

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RAO BULLETIN 15 March 2020

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:03 am

RAO BULLETIN 15 March 2020

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == National Defense Strategy [01] ---- (Northcom Reports on U. S. Security Needs)
05 == Navy Training [02] ---- (CNO Sounds off About SECDEF Comment)
06 == DMDC Log On System ---- (7th DS Logon Outage in a Year)
07 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [14] ---- (DoD’s Search for AFFF Solution Continues)
08 == Coronavirus Vaccine ---- (US Military Working to Develop)
09 == Coronavirus Vaccine [01] ---- (WHO Decided Threat Warranted Human over Animal Testing)
10 == Character of Warfare ---- (Grave Threats at Highest Point since Cold War)
10 == Guantanamo Bay Navy Base [04] ---- (Detention Camp Right-Sizing, Not Reduction)
11 == SBP/DIC Offset Phase-Out ---- (FAQs | Timing - 2)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 MAR 2020 | Eight)
. * VA * .

14 == VA Appointments [20] ---- (Sick? “Stay Home and Phone” a Safe Convenient Option)
15 == VA Urgent Care [02] ---- (Region 1 Community Care Network Provider Change)
16 == VA Nursing Homes [17] ---- (New COVID-19 Safeguards Announced)
17 == Coronavirus Preparations ---- (Emergency Team Activated to Prepare for a Potential Outbreak)
18 == GI Bill [304] ---- (VA to Fight Court Decision Giving Extra Year of Benefits)
18 == PTSD & Aging ---- (Strategies that Help Older Veterans)
20 == VA Secretary [89] ---- (Wilkie Blasts Socialism as Bad for Veterans Care)
20 == Elderly Vet Care [01] ---- (VA Enrollees Age 75+ Nearly Doubles by 2028)
22 == VA Dental Benefits [05] ---- (Trump Signs Measure to Expand Dental Care)
22 == VA Medical Marijuana [67] ---- (IAVA Issues Plea to Congress for 2020 Legislation)
23 == VA Budget FY 2021 [03] ---- (House Democrats Call it Unrealistic and Political)
24 == VA Caregiver Program [62] ---- (Vietnam/Gulf War Vets One Step Closer to New Benefit)
25 == VA ‘OTH’` Policy ---- (Thousands of Veterans "Unlawfully" Turned Away)
27 == VA EHR [23] ---- (IG Report Revelations)
28 == Traumatic Brain Injury [78] ---- (VA & MIBH Care Availability)
29 == VA Blind Rehabilitation Service [03] ---- (AIRA System Available to Vets)
30 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 MAR 2020)
. * VETS * .
32 == Vet Toxic Exposure Legislation [10] ---- (VVA Concerns on Congressional Inaction)
33 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Palomares Spain [04] ---- (U. S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims Notice)
33 == Vet Student Loans [09] ---- (Unpaid Debt is Hindering Veterans')
34 == Stolen Valor [119] ---- (Verification Sources)
35 == Medical Marijuana [02] ---- (House Veterans Affairs Committee Advances 2 Bills)
36 == WWII Vets 221 ---- (Beatrice Arthur | USMC)
36 == WWII Vets 222 ---- (Arthur G. Anderson | Picture Communicator)
37 == Famous Vets ---- (Chuck Norris | A1C USAF)
38 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 15 MAR 2020)
38 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 15 MAR 2020)
39 == Vet Hiring Track Records ---- (State Rankings)
40 == State Veteran's Benefits ---- (New Mexico 2020)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
41 == VA Presumptive AO Diseases [32] ---- (S. ____ | Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act of 2020)
42 == DoD/VA Concurrent Receipt [02] ---- (H.R. 5995 | Major Richard Star Act)
42 == GI Bill [303] ---- (S. 2957 | Protect Vets' Education & Taxpayer Spending Act of 2019)
43 == GI Bill [305] ---- (H.R. 6194 | Housing Stipend amid Covid-19 Campus Shutdown)
44 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Karshi-Khanabad [01] ---- (HR. 5957 | K2 Vet Toxic Exposure Accountability Act)
44 == TRICARE for Guard/Reserve [02] ---- (H.R. 5169 | TRICARE Fairness for Guard/Reserves Retirees Act)
45 == VA Life Insurance (S-DVI) [05] ---- (H. R. 6013 | Veteran Families Financial Support Act)
46 == Vet Benefit Legislation [04] ---- (H.R. 6082 | Forgotten Vietnam Veterans Act)
46 == USCG Retirement [01] ---- (H.R. 6072 | Coast Guard Retirement Parity Act)
. * MILITARY* .
47 == Air Force Song ---- (Tweaked to Reflect the Fact That Women Serve in the Air Force)
48 == Marine Corps Readiness [03] ---- (Commandant Wants Corps to Become Smartest Military Branch)
49 == Russia Weapon Modernization ---- (Putin Says Russia Leading World in Hypersonic Weapons)
51 == Russia Weapon Modernization [01] ---- (Putin Boasts about New Weapons, Calls Them Defensive)
51 == USMC Survival Training ---- (PETA Denounces Marines Drinking Cobra Blood)
52 == Military Draft [03] ---- (Appeals Court Hears Arguments on Male-only Constitutionality)
53 == USMC Action Issues [01] ---- (Top Marine Says We Have to Get Smaller to Get Better)
54 == Military Coronavirus Impact ---- (Attempting to Limit Human Contact as Much as Possible)
55 == Military Coronavirus Impact [01] ---- (National Guard Response Option)
56 == Military Coronavirus Treatment ---- (Investigational Drug to be Given to U. S. Troops)
57 == Base Housing [19] ---- (Tenant Bill of Rights SITREP 3)
58 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘GQ’ thru ‘Guard)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
60 == Auschwitz Extermination Factory [01] ---- (Crematoriums)
62 == Bridge on the River Kwai ---- (Building the Trans Burma Railway a Lot Different Than the Movie)
62 == WWI Sub D3 Sinking ---- (French Airship Mistakenly Sinks British Sub)
63 == Battle of Lima 85 [01] ---- (Secret U. S. Base Overrun by Elite Vietnamese Commandos)
65 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [50] ---- (“Tondelayo”)
65 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 31 MAR)
65 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Ed W. Freeman | Vietnam)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
67 == Marijuana [04] ---- (Analysis Shows No Effective Treatment Medications for CUD)

68 == Traumatic Brain Injury [77] ---- (BlackBox Biometrics Blast Gauge Blast Sensor)
69 == Prescription Drug Costs [48] ---- (Most Expensive Pharmacy Drugs in the U. S)
70 == Prescription Drug Costs [49] ---- (Political Roundup)
71 == Senior Surgery [02] ---- (When Is Surgery Not Safe)
72 == Health Saving Account [03] ---- (HDHP Users Qualify for COVID-19 Testing/Treatment)
73 == Hepatitis C [05] ---- (Screening Recommendation Change)
74 == Diabetic Retinopathy ---- (Leading Cause of Blindness among Working-Age Americans)
76 == Coronavirus [05] ---- (More on What Heart Patients Should Know About Covid-19)
77 == Coronavirus [06] ---- (Know What the Terms Mean)
79 == Coronavirus [07] ---- (What CDC/DoD Says You Need to Know)
80 == Medicare Coverage [05] ---- (Coronavirus Testing)
81 == Colon Cancer [08] ---- (When You Need a Colonoscopy & When You Don’t)
83 == TRICARE Podcast 543 ---- (Dental Care Tips for Kids - Online Costs Tools - DEERS)
. * FINANCES * .
84 == Tax Burden | IRS ---- (Surprising Incomes that are Taxable)
85 == Federal Reserve [02] ---- (Rate Slashed Over Coronavirus ‘Risks)
86 == Car Insurance [23] ---- (Age Impact)
86 == Social Security Fund Depletion [15] ---- (Short-Term Payroll Tax Cut Proposal)
87 == SSA Windfall Elimination Provision [02] ---- (Does it Penalize You for Having a Pension)
88 == Secret Shopper Jobs Scam ---- (Fake Offers)
88 == Coronavirus Scam [01] ---- (Afraid of Getting Sick? Don’t Fall for a Con)
89 == Coronavirus Scam [02] ---- (Online Face Masks)
90 == Coronavirus Financial Planning ---- (Steps to Take Now to Prepare)
92 == Insulin [04] ---- (Government Plan to Limit Out-Of-Pocket Cost)
93 == State Tax Burden for Alaska Retired Vets ---- (As of Mar 2020)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
94 == Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 March 2020)
95 == Trump Border Wall [05] ---- (Naval Base Kitsap Military Funds can’t go to Build Wall)
96 == Syria [07] ---- (Turkey Launches Operation Spring)
97 == Afghan Peace Talks [09] ---- (Joint Agreement Signed)
99 == U. S. World Position ---- (Satisfaction With it is Highest since 2003)
100 == War Crime Allegations [01] ---- (Taliban, Afghan Forces and US Military)
101 == Survivor Bias ---- (Listen Carefully for It as You Hear Coronavirus Advice)
102 == Have You Heard? ---- (Laughter is Good | Corny Jokes (1) | Jewish Humor 2)
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. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment - New Mexico Vet State Benefits
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 MAR (Updated)
Attachment - Building the Trans Burma Railway
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