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RAO BULLETIN 1 August 2020

#1 Postby boardman » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:19 am

RAO BULLETIN 1 August 2020

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == NDAA 2021 [04] ---- (House Burn Pits & Agent Orange Amendments)
05 == NDAA 2021 [05] ---- (House Passes $740.5B Plan)
06 == NDAA 2021 [06] ---- (Senate Passes Amendment to Add 3 AO Linked Conditions
07 == NDAA 2021 [07] ---- (Senate Passes $740.5B Plan)
08 == Military Racial Disparities [04] ---- (Air Force Survey Results Overwhelming)
10 == Hypersonic Weapon Program ---- (Trump’s "Super Duper" New Missile)
11 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2020)
12 == TRICARE Changes 2020 ---- (Jan thru Jul Summary)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2020 | Four)
. * VA * .

15 == HUD-VASH [10] ---- (VA Adds $400M to Homeless Vet Program)
16 == VA Malpractice Claims ---- (Bills to Protect Veterans Who Experience VA Medical Malpractice)
17 == VA Claim Denials [18] ---- (20,000 Improperly Denied During COVID-19 pandemic)
19 == VA Sexual Harassment [01] ---- (Lawmakers Blast VA’s Policies as Inadequate)
20 == VA Surgery [02] ---- (Care Outperforms/Matches Neighboring Non-VA Hospitals)
20 == Covid-19 Vet Craft Kit ---- (Free to Quarantined Vets)
21 == VA Dental Care [07] ---- (Some Congressmen Want to Expand Eligibility)
23== VA Nursing Homes [18] ---- (Currently Only 2 Residents are Covid-19 Positive)
23 == VA Deaths [03] ---- (COVID-19 Related Surpasses 2,000)
24 == VA C&P Exams ---- (Resuming In some Locations)
25 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2020)
. * VETS * .
28 == GI Bill Rudisill v. Wilkie [02] ---- (Ruling Won’t Come in Time for Fall Classes)
29 == Atomic Service Medal [01] ---- (HASC Approves 2021 NDAA Amendment)
31 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Karshi-Khanabad [02] ---- (Sick K2 Vets Left Out of Senate NDAA Bill)
32 == Boxer Rebellion Vets ---- (John Mapes Adams)
33 == Civil War Vets ---- (Richard Enderlin | Union Musician)
34 == Afghan Vets 15 ---- (Ryan Pitts)
35 == WWII Vets 218 ---- (Adolfo Celaya | USS Indianapolis Survivor)
36 == Cold War Vets ---- (Tu Lam | Vietnam Refugee)
37 == Vet Home Covid-19 Impact ---- (Lawmakers Call for Accountability in State Home Deaths)
38 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 31 JUL 2020)
39 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 31 July 2020)
40 == Veteran State Benefits ---- (Florida 2020)
40 == Vet State Benefits ---- (Most Popular by State in 2020)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
45 == Transition Assistance Program [09] ---- (H.R.7542 | TAP Counseling Bill)
45 == VA Home Loan [72] ---- (H.R.3504/S.2022 | Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act)
46 == Vet Treatment Courts [02] ---- (H.R.886 | Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019)
47 == Reserve Component Burial ---- (HR.7752 | State Veterans Cemetery Internment)
48 == Vet Bills Sent to President ---- (July 15 thru 31, 2020 | Three)
48 == House Vet Bill Progress ---- (16 thru 31 JUL 2020)
. * MILITARY* .
50 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [19] ---- (House NDAA Amendment Targets Military Bases)
51 == USS Bonhomme Richard ---- (She is Salvageable.)
53 == USS Bonhomme Richard [01] ---- (Toxic Chemicals Found in Fire Air Sampling)
54 == Military Sexual Harassment/Assault [08] ---- (Lawmakers, Advocates Urge Change after Killing)
55 == Korean War Anniversary [05] ---- (Trump Signs Proclamation Commemorating End)
56 == Confederate Flag Controversy [03] ---- New Military Policy Announced
57 == Stolen Valor [120] ---- (Military Cases on the Rise)
57 == Self-Healing Synthetic ---- (Newly Developed by Army Researchers)
58 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Make Fast’ thru ‘Midrats”)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
60 == Operation IUG ---- (Soviet’s Moldova Purges)
61 == Auschwitz Liberation ---- (Soviet’s Free 7,000 Inmates on January 18, 1945)
62 == The Ghost Matt Urban ---- (The Most Decorated Infantry Officer You've Never Heard Of)
64 == WWII Photos ---- (Villafranca, Italy Battle Casualty)
64 == WWII Operation Union II ---- (Marines Kill so Many Germans, Nazis Think them a Battalion)
65 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [56] ---- (Pacific Princess)
65 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 AUG)
66 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Clair Goodblood | Korea)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
67 == Blood Donations [01] ---- (600K TRICARE Users Identified as COVID-19 Survivors)
69 == Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy ---- (Military and Veterans Exposure Underreported)
70 == Carbon Monoxide Poisoning ---- (What it is & How to Prevent It)
71 == Coronavirus Vaccine [05] ---- (Likely Not to Be as Effective for Older People)
72 == Coronavirus Vaccine [06] ---- (White House 'Very Confident' By Year's End)
73 == Covid-19 Fake Cures ---- (MMS & Thrive)
74 == Covid-19 Misinformation ---- (COVID INFO FROM JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL Email)
75 == Covid-19 Vulnerability [04] ---- (Giving up Smoking May Lower Your Risk)
75 == Covid-19 Vulnerability [05] ---- (The Older You Are, the Greater the Risk)
76 == Covid-19 Testing [01] ---- (How to Understand Your Test Results)
78 == Covid-19 Headgear [06] ---- (Mask Washing)
79 == Covid-19 Virus Survivability [01] ---- (CDC Changes Isolation Recommendations)
. * FINANCES * .
80 == SSA Fund Depletion [16] ---- (Woes Accelerating — Blame the Pandemic & Birth Rate)
82 == Sales Tax [04] ---- (August State Holidays)
82 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [20] ---- (Who Could Receive another Stimulus Check)
84 == Household Pulse ---- (Census Survey Estimates of Pandemic Impact | JUL 9-14)
84 == Rentals [03] ---- (Cities Where Renting Is Cheaper than Owning)
87 == Inheritance & Estate Taxes ---- (17 States with One or the Other — or Both)
87 == Driveway Scams ---- (Summer is the Time for Them)
88 == Work at Home Scam [02] ---- (Videos to View Before your Taken)
89 == Locksmith Scams [01] ---- (Know the Signs)
90 == Tax Burden for Florida Retired Vets ---- (As of July 2020)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
92 == Notes of Interest ---- (16 thru 31 July 2020)
93 == Taiwan-China Dispute [07] ---- (Island Nation Says China Stepping Up Threats)
94 == China’s Territorial Claims [07] ---- (US Says Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea Unlawful)
96 == My WWII Story ---- (Memories of a Merchant Marine)
98 == Iran Tensions [12] ---- (Iran's Refurbished Mockup Aircraft Carrier in Use Again)
99 == Mail Service ---- (Cost-Cutting Plan Could Delay Deliveries)
100 == IRS Summons ---- (What It Is)
101 == Coronavirus Vaccine [07] ---- (Kremlin Attempting to Steal Vaccine Research)
103 == Covid-19 Victims ---- (Nurse’s 117-Days to Recovery)
104 == Have You Heard? ---- (Freedom Isn’t Free | Rogue Report | Haircut)
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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 – Florida Veteran State Benefits
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 AUG (Updated)
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