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RAO BULLETIN 1 April 2020

#1 Postby boardman » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:26 am

RAO BULLETIN 1 April 2020

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == DOD FYDP ---- (Congress Asked for Okay to Classify It)
05 == PCS Moves [07] ---- (Cash Help Available for Military COVID-19 Delays)
05 == PCS Moves [08] ---- (DOD PCS Movers want $186.6 Million Bailout)
06 == Navy Drug Interdiction ---- (SOUTHCOM Area to Have Enhanced Presence of Ships)
06 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [15] ---- (As of Last OCT 651 Sites Contaminated)
07 == DFAS 1099-R [09] ---- (Tax Year 2019 Availability)
08 == SBP/DIC Offset Phase-Out ---- (FAQs | Premiums & Annuities - 3)
09 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 March 2020 | Fifteen)
. * VA * .

12 == VA Regional Offices ---- (Availability During Pandemic)
12 == VA Funding Needs [03] ---- ($16.6B to Cover Anticipated COVID-19 Patients)
13 == VA Mission Act [14] ---- (VA Making Adjustments during Pandemic)
13 == VA Hospitals [14] ---- (Bracing for Possible 1M COVID-19 Patient Surge)
15 == VA Community Care [08] ---- (Planned 90-Day Program Pause)
16 == VA Coronavirus Preparations [01] ---- (VA Insists it Can Handle the Pandemic)
17 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 MAR 2020)
. * VETS * .
20 == Coronavirus SITREP 2 ---- (COVID-19 Resources for Veterans)
22 == AFRH [16] ---- (Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Residency)
23 == Vet Cemeteries [03] ---- (Cemetery Operations Adjusted in Response to COVID-19)
23 == Vet Internet Availability ---- (Comcast Internet Essentials Program)
24 == Vet Service Dogs [27] ---- (DOT Proposed Emotional Support Animal Plane Rule)
25 == Vet Jobs [261] ---- (Earn Money Making Deliveries in Your Car)
26 == Vietnam Vets [37] ---- (Humbert Roque Versace | POW Awarded MOH)
28 == Vietnam Vets [38] ---- (Bennie Adkins | MOH Holder Hospitalized w/COVID-19)
29 == Vet Fraud & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 MAR 2020)
30 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 31 MAR 2020)
30 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 31 MAR 2020)
31 == State Veteran's Benefits ---- (Alaska 2020)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
32 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [01] ---- (H.R. 6201 - Coronavirus Response Act)
33 == VA Cemeteries [21] ---- (S.3492/H.R.6228 | Allow Federal Property Transfer to VA Nevada)
34 == GI Bill [306] ---- (S.3503 | Allow Online & On Campus Courses be Treated Same)
35 == IRS Tax Filing [01] ---- (S.3535 | Tax Filing Relief for America Act)
35 == VA Disability Pay [02] ---- (H.R.5995/S. 3393 | Major Richard Star Act)
36 == Board of Veterans' Appeals [10] ---- (H.R.4771 | VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act)
36 == American Legion Legislative Agenda ---- (116th Congress, Second Session)
37 == State Income Tax Rates [03] ---- (1071 | Exempt CA Military Retirement Pay)
38 == HVAC [28] ---- (Newly Passed Vet Bills for Floor Vote)
. * MILITARY* .
39 == Army Recruiting [15] ---- (Recruits Offered Student Loan Payoffs)
39 == USMC Confederate Paraphernalia Policy ---- (On Base Ban on All Rebel Items)
40 == USMC End Strength [04] ---- (Ten Year Decision on Force Reductions)
41 == Military Draft [04] ---- (Commission Recommends Women Be Eligible)
42 == USS Gerald R. Ford [17] ---- (Sewage Problem Costs $400K per System Flush)
43 == Army Notice ---- (Retirees Asked to Volunteer in COVID-19 Response Effort)
43 == Military Pay & Benefits [08] ---- (Hardship Pay for Troops in COVID-19 Quarantine)
44 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Gulch’ thru ‘Hat Locker’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
45 == WWI Gallipoli Naval Action ---- (So Little Achieved at So Much Cost)
47 == Wurzburg Germany Bombing ---- (British Bombers Destroy 90% in Only 20 Minutes!)
47 == WWII Medical Improvement’s ---- (Saved Lives During and After the War)
48 == St. Patrick’s Battalion ---- (American Irish Battalion that Defected to Mexico)
50 == Battle of Chickamauga ---- (Battlefield Chronicles)
51 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [51] ---- (“Hell’s Belle”)
51 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 APR)
51 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Jesse N. Funk |WWI)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
53 == Military Health System [03] ---- (COVID-19 Non-Military Service Access Limitations)
54 == ICU Bed Availability ---- (Millions of Older Americans Live In Counties without Any)
57 == Fall Prevention [03] ---- (Ways to Avoid Potentially Devastating Falls)
57 == Hand Washing [01] ---- (Beware These 7 Mistakes)
59 == Prescription Drug Costs [50] ---- (Why Senate Ignoring H.R.3 that Could End Rising Drug Prices)
61 == Medicare Part B Premiums [08] ---- (What to do When You Can’t Afford Them)
62 == Medicare Part D [39] ---- (Out-of-Pocket Costs Take Record Jump
62 == Prostatitis [04] ---- (Study Reports on Satisfaction with Upper-limb Devices)
63 == Gingivitis & Periodontitis ---- (Gum Inflammation)
65 == Shoulder Pain ---- (Acromion Symptoms, Causes, Risk factors, Diagnosis & Treatment)
67 == Coronavirus [08] ---- DHA Answers to Questions on COVID-19
69 == Coronavirus [09] ---- (Snopes Fact Checker)
69 == Coronavirus [10] ---- (A Full Night’s Sleep Could be the Best Defense)
70 == Coronavirus [11] ---- (Cardiac Issues)
72 == Coronavirus [12] ---- (Handling Mail)
73 == Coronavirus [13] ---- (Virus Survivability)
74 == Coronavirus [14] ---- (What It Does to Your Body)
. * FINANCES * .
76 == Coronavirus SITREP 3 ---- (Nontaxable Recovery Rebate)
77 == Federal Reserve [03] ---- (Rate Further Slashed Over Coronavirus Impact)
79 == IRAs [05] ---- (More on Secure Act Impact)
80 == Credit Card Charges [09] ---- (COVID-19 Related Payment Relief)
81 == Cash at Home [01] ---- (Reasons Hiding at Home Is a Terrible Idea)
82 == SBP DIC Offset [64] ---- (How Elimination Will be Accomplished)
83 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [02] ---- (How to Survive COVID-19 Economic Fallout)
85 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [03] ---- (Steps to Take Now to Protect Your Financial Life)
87 == Donation Scams ---- (Is That Charity Really What it Seems?)
89 == Fake Check Scams ---- (What you Need to Know)
89 == Relief Check Scam ---- (Scammers Cash in on Federal Stimulus News)
90 == COVID-19 Tests Scam ---- (Phony Text Messages)
91 == Tax Deductions [05] ---- (No Nos for Tax Year 2019)
92 == State Tax Burden for Alabama Retired Vets ---- (As of Mar 2020)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
94 == Notes of Interest ---- (16 thru 31 March 2020)
96 == Coronavirus SITREP 1 ---- (Latest Actions Taken to Combat COVID-19)
98 == U.S. Embassy Manila ---- (Health Alert | Travel Assistance)
99 == U.S. Embassy Manila ---- (Health Alert | Shelter in Place)
102 == Philippine Bureau of Immigration ---- (Temporarily Transaction Suspensions)
103 == State Taxation [03] ---- (Filing Date Revisions)
103 == Tax Rebates ---- (Overview of Previous Ones during Economic Downturns)
105 == Social Security Proposals ---- (Locality-based Payment Rate)
106 == Still Tasty [03] ---- (Foods That Can Keep for Years)
107 == Judge Roy Bean ---- (Knew Little About the Law or Proper Court Procedures)
108 == Remember When ---- ("I Was a Sailor Once")
110 == Recession ---- (Good Things about One)
111 == Pandemics Compared ---- (Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus)
113 == Toilet Paper ---- (Crisis Hawaii Has Never Forgotten)
113 == Have You Heard? ---- (War Of 1812 At Walmart | Q&A | Speeding Ticket)
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. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment - Alaska Vet State Benefits
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 APR (Updated)
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