RAO BULLETIN 15 June 2020

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RAO BULLETIN 15 June 2020

#1 Postby boardman » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:15 am

RAO BULLETIN 15 June 2020

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
03 == Commissary Prices [12] ---- (Military Families Need Relief from Rising Food Costs)
04 == Commissary Sales [05] ---- (Impact of Newly Eligible Vets)
05 == Military Health Care [02] ---- (GAO Finds DOD Health Overhaul Plan Errors)
07 == Pentagon Law Enforcement Role ---- (Events of 1 thru 3 JUN 2020)
08 == Tricare/CHAMPUS Fraud [22] ---- ($54 Million Compound Pharmacy Kickback Scheme)
09 == Tricare Reserve Select [17] ---- (Reinstatement Request Period Extended)
10 == Marine Corps Pacific Realignment [02] ---- (AS Futenma Relocation Pushed to 2030)
11 == Secretary of the Navy ---- (77th SECNAV Sworn In)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 Jun 2020 | Seven)
. * VA * .

13 == VA Cancer Treatment [14] ---- (Teleoncology Care Program Announced)
14 == VA Grave Markers [08] ---- (German POW Headstones to be Replaced)
15 == VA Pension Program [02] ---- (Civil War Pensions End)
16 == VA Home Loan [71] ---- (Borrower Protections during COVID-19 Pandemic)
18 == VA Veterans Pension [07] ---- (Eligibility & Applying)
20 == VA Claims Backlog [164] ---- (55,000 Increase since NOV 2019)
21 == VA COVID-19 Preparations ---- (Unable to Predict what Fall Coronavirus Rebound May Bring)
22 == VA COVID-19 Response ---- (HVAC Concerns over Coping with Pandemic)
23 == VA Emergency Room Care [04] ---- (Reduced Visits Concern)
24 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2020)
. * VETS * .
26 == Vet Cemeteries [04] ---- (National Cemeteries Resume Committal & Memorial Services)
27 == COLA 2021 [01] ---- (House Votes Vet’s to Have Parity w/SSA’s)
28 == Normandy ---- (This Year a Pandemic Remembrance)
29 == Vet Fraud & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2020)
29 == GI Bill Delimiting Date ---- (Pandemic Impacted Students)
30 == WWII Vets [228] --- (Alfred Eiken | B-29er & DFC Awardee)
31 == Vietnam Vets [41] ---- (Alfred Rascon | MoH Medic)
33 == National WWII Memorial [01] ---- (Vandalized During George Floyd Protest)
33 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 31 MAY 2020)
34 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 15 June 2020)
34 == State Veteran's Benefits ---- (Colorado 2020)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
35 == Vet Jobs [266] ---- (H.R.7111 | Veterans Economic Recovery Act)
36 == Vet Homeless Recovery Programs [06] ---- (H.R.7105/S.3898 | Homeless Vets COVID-19 Response Act)
37 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [77] ---- (H.R.7072 | SFC Heath Robinson Transparency Act)
39 == Arlington National Cemetery [84] ---- (S.3935 | Presidential Burial Entitlement)
39 == Hurricane Nuking [01] ---- (H.R.7075 | Climate Change, Hurricane Correlation & Strategy Act)
41 == NDAA 2021 [01] ---- (Senate sets to work on 2021 Bill)
41 == Passed Vet Bills ---- (House, Senate, & Signed into Law since 15 MAR 2020
. * MILITARY* .
42 == MOH Awards [18] ---- (German Auction House Sells Historic Medal)
43 == Army ERCA System ---- (Newest Supergun Will Cost $500M before its Ready to Fight
44 == Minuteman III Program ---- (Hackers Steal Secrets from Nuclear Missile Contractor)
45 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Kapok’ thru ‘Knuckle dragger’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
46 == Russian MiG Shootdown ---- (50 Years a Secret)
48 == WWII Theodore Roosevelt Jr. ---- (Only General to Storm Normandy Beaches in 1st Wave)
49 == Civil War Abner Doubleday ---- (Baseball Supposed Inventor Disputed)
50 == Military Executions ---- (Army Pvt. John Bennett | 16 April 1961)
51 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 30 JUN)
51 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Charles George | Korea)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
52 == PTSD Detection [03] ---- (Basics)
54 == Prescription Drug Costs [56] ---- (BCBS Sues CVS over Inflated Drug Prices)
55 == Prescription Drug Costs [57] ---- (Big Pharma Attacks Efforts to Guard against COVID-19 Price Gouging)
57 == Heart Failure [02] ---- (Palliative Care Impact on Recovery)
58 == Insomnia [05] ---- (Relaxation Techniques and Sleeping Habits)
60 == Dehydration ---- (Senior’s Overlooked Health Risk)
61 == Amblyopia ---- (Lazy Eye in Children)
63 == Hydroxychloroquine 04 ---- (Study Authors Can’t Vouch for Data Used)
64 == HIV Drug Cost ---- (Create Challenges for Patients on Medicare)
65 == Cancer Screening [02] ---- (Low-Dose CT Lung Scans are Saving Lives)
. * FINANCES * .
66 == Dental Cost [03] ---- (New COVID-19 Infection Control Fee)
67 == Military Pay Raise 2021 ---- (Key Senate Panel Approves 3%)
68 == TRICARE Coverage [07] ---- (Plan to Include Dependents to Age 26 w/o Additional Costs)
68 == U.S. Budget ---- (COVID-19’s Undiscussed Crisis)
70 == Cybercrime ---- (Military Members Disproportionately Affected)
71 == COVID-19 Scam [01] ---- (False Exposure Notifications)
72 == Unemployment Insurance Scam ---- (ID Thieves Will Take These Too!)
73 == Credit Card Overpayment Scam ---- (Looks Like Credit Card Help)
74 == Tax Burden for Connecticut Retired Vets ---- (As of June 2020)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
77 == Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 June 2020)
77 == Contactless Credit Cards [01] ---- (Pros & Cons)
78 == COVID-19 Changes ---- (Some that May Outlast the Pandemic)
79 == Russia Nuclear Weapons [02] ---- (New Rules Released for Using in War)
80 == Car Washing ---- (9 Mistakes Made by Many Washers)
82 == RP-US Relations [05] ---- (Philippines Backs off Threat to End U.S. Alliance)
83 == Coronavirus SITREP 13 ---- (The Virus Isn’t Done With Us Yet)
85 == Homeowners Insurance [16] ---- (Renovations Impact)
88 == Have You Heard? ---- (A Senior’s Viewpoint of Today)
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3. Recipients of the Bulletin are authorized and encouraged to forward the Bulletin to other vets or veteran organizations.
. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Colorado Vet State Benefits
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 30 JUN (Updated)
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