RAO BULLETIN 1 May 2020

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RAO BULLETIN 1 May 2020

#1 Postby boardman » Fri May 01, 2020 9:53 am

RAO BULLETIN 1 May 2020

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == DOD Travel ---- (Ban Extended to JUN 30)
05 == DOD COVID-19 Procurements ---- (N95 Mask Disinfecting Machines)
06 == DOD Global Operations ---- (Military Ops Continue Even as It Battles COVID-19)
07 == DOD Global Operations [01] ---- (Military Sees No Quick Exit from ‘New World’ of CORVID-19)
08 == Military Bands [02] ---- (Online Performance Offerings)
09 == Military Coronavirus Impact [02] ---- (Infection Stats as of 21 APR)
10 == Servicemembers Civil Relief Act ---- (Protects Military As COVID-19 Crisis Continues)
11 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 30 APR 2020)
12 == Afghan Withdrawal [01] ---- (US Moves to Pull 1,000 Contractors)
13 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 16 thru 30 APR 2020 | Nine)
. * VA * .

15 == Roll of Honor ---- (Memorializing COVID-19 Vet Victims)
15 == VA Whistleblowers [62] ---- (Federal Agencies Can Launch Retaliatory Investigations Court Rules)
16 == VA Coronavirus Preparations [02] ---- (VA Secretary Refuses to Share Documents that Detail PPE Supply)
17 == VA Coronavirus Preparations [03] --- (Timeline | How and What VA Has Done to Keep Vets Safe)
19 == VA Coronavirus Preparations [04] ---- (VA Health Chief Acknowledges a Shortage of Protective Gear)
22 == VA Employee Accountability [07] ---- (COVID-19 AWO1L Post Exposure Work Policy)
23 == VA COVID-19 Deaths ---- (Data on Vet Deaths Becoming Harder to Obtain)
24 == VA Medical Marijuana [68] ---- (VA Verbal Recommendations Urged by MA Congressional Delegation)
25 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [75] ---- (Vets on Registry May Be at Greater Risk for COVID-19)
27 == Hydroxychloroquine [01] ---- (COVID-19 Deaths Increased in VA Test)
28 == Hydroxychloroquine [02] ---- (VA Secretary Defends Use)
29 == VA Hiring [17] ---- (New Hires since 29 MAR 3,183 | 4,500 More Needed)
29 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 30 APR 2020)
32 == VA Manila OPC ---- (Special 27 APR Update Regarding COVID-19 in the Philippines)
. * VETS * .
34 == Medically Discharged Vets ---- (Support H.R.5995 - Major Richard Star Act)
34 == GI Bill [307] ---- (VA/Student COVID-19 Mail Policy)
35 == GI Bill [308] ---- (Mobilization Impact)
36 == GI Bill [309] ---- (CORVID-19 Work Study Payment Legislation Passed)
37 == Student Vets [01] ---- (Unemployment Compensation Eligibility)
38 == VFW Unmet Needs Program [01] ---- (Offers Grants Up to $1,500 to Eligible Veterans)
40 == Coronavirus SITREP 9 ---- (8 Ways Veterans Are Particularly at Risk from the Pandemic)
41 == USPS Mail Delivery [03] ---- (Loss Impact on Vets, Seniors & Business)
43 == Vet Geezer Comments ---- (The Grey-Haired Brigade is Here)
44 == WWII Vets 224 ---- (Al Ungerleider | Three War Patriot)
46 == WWII Vets 225 ---- (Daniel Inouye | Nisei Distinguished Service Cross Awardee=)
47 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 30 APR 2020)
48 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 30 APR 2020)
49 == State Veteran's Benefits ---- (Arkansas 2020)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
49 == Gold Star Families [03] ---- (H.R.6412 | Commissary and Recreation Facilities Access)
50 == Medicare Vaccinations [01] ---- (H.R.5076/S.1872 | Protecting Seniors through Immunization Act)
. * MILITARY* .
51 == Military Leave Policy ---- (COVID-19 Adjustment)
52 == Military ID Card Requests [01] ---- (Pandemic Temporary Policy Change)
53 == USS Decatur (DDG-73) ---- (CO Relieved of Command)
54 == USS Theodore Roosevelt [03] ---- (Navy Leaders Recommend Commander’s Reinstatement)
55 == USMC Recruitment [04] ---- (Boot Camp Arrivals Undergo 14-day Quarantine before Training)
56 == USS Vermont (SSN-792) ---- (Virginia-Class Fast-Attack Submarine Put In Service)
57 == USS Zumwalt [11] ---- (Navy Finally Accepts Delivery)
58 == Navy Deployments [03] ---- (Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group to Remain at Sea)
59 == Navy Force Structure ---- (DoD Study Calls for Cutting Current Size)
60 == U.S. Space Force [18] ---- (Applications Open to Anyone in the Defense Department until 1 MAY)
61 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Horse-cock’ thru ‘Hydraulic Sandwich’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
62 == WWII Doolittle Raid [01] ---- (Buoyed American Spirits 78 Years Ago)
63 == WWII Last Airborne Deployment ---- (Operation Varsity)
64 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [53] ---- (Georgie’s Gal)
64 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 MAY)
65 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Harold A. Furlong | WWI)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
66 == TRICARE Prime [42] ---- (36,000 Enrollees to Get Refunds)
66 == TRICARE Factual Appeal ---- (Use if You Disagree With your Payment Amount)
67 == Health Information Exchange ---- (Health Data Sharing HIE Capability Launched)
68 == Cleaner Combination No Nos ---- (Take Care You Don’t Get Hurt)
69 == Depression [08] ---- (Spravato Available to Tricare Beneficiaries by 18 MAY)
70 == Medical Supplies ---- (Legislation Needed to Lower U.S. Dependence on China)
71 == Thyroid Disease [03] ---- (60% of People With it don’t Know They Have It)
72 == Dust Mite Allergy ---- (Triggered by Mite Feces (Poop)
73 == Hay Fever ---- (Do Not Confuse w/COVID-19 Symptoms)
75 == Prescription Drug Costs [51] ---- (Congress Unlikely to Act Until COVID-19 Vaccine Developed)
76 == Prescription Drug Costs [52] ---- (Drugmaker Tripled Pill Price as It Pursued COVID-19 Use)
76 == Canada/Mexico Prescription Drugs [03] ---- (FDA Seizures Impact Seniors during Pandemic)
77 == Coronavirus [26] ---- (How to Sanitize Your Cellphone)
78 == Coronavirus [27] ---- (DIY Disinfectants)
80 == Coronavirus [28] ---- (Proning Made Easy at Keesler Air Force Base)
81 == Coronavirus [29] ---- (CDC Symptom List Updated)
82 == Coronavirus [30] ---- (Home Caregiver CDC Guidelines)
85 == Coronavirus [31] ---- (Pet Owner Guidelines)
. * FINANCES * .
87 == IRS 2020 Filing Season ---- (10 Ways Your Taxes Will Change in 2021)
89 == Social Security Q&A ---- (200415 thru 200430)
90 == FICO Credit Score [15] ---- (Car Repossession Impact)
90 == Coronavirus SITREP 8 ---- (Banks Offering Help During the Pandemic)
91 == Coronavirus SITREP 10 ---- (Vet Stimulus Checks)
92 == Federal Reserve [04] ---- (Open Market Operations)
94 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [06] ---- (Homeowner & Renter Eviction Protections)
97 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [07] ---- (SSI/VA Compensation & Pension Recipient Stimulus Checks)
97 == Census Scams ---- (Waiting for Your Stimulus Payment? Watch for This)
98 == State Tax Burden for Arizona Retired Vets ---- (As of APR 2020)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
100 == Notes of Interest ---- (16 thru 30 April 2020)
102 == U.S. Embassy Manila ---- (Health Alert 30 April – Stranded U.S. Citizens)
103 == Iran Tensions [10] ---- (Renewed Threats over U.S. Persian Gulf Presence)
104 == Iran Space Program [02] ---- (More U.S. Concern over Rocket than New Satellite)
105 == Excise Taxes ---- (Can States Close Pandemic Budget Deficits with Hikes?)
106 == USPS Mail Delivery [02] ---- (COVID-19 Putting it in Jeopardy)
107 == Lost Property ---- (Where to Look for It)
108 == Online Shopping [03] ---- (Amazon Discouraging Non-Essential Purchases)
109 == Beans ---- (The Perfect Pandemic Food)
110 == Energy Bills ---- (Mistakes That Send Them Soaring)
112 == Have You Heard? ---- (Words | Retirement Destination Guide | Muslim Terrorists Suicides)
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. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Arkansas Vet State Benefits
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 MAY (Updated)
Attachment – Excise Tax Hikes
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