RAO BULLETIN 15 July 2014

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RAO BULLETIN 15 July 2014

#1 Postby boardman » Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:36 am

RAO
BULLETIN
15 July 2014

THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg Article Subject
* DOD * .

04 == Selective Service System [09] -------------- (Centenarian Military Force)
05 == F-35 Lightning II ------------------------ ($355 Billion Plane to Nowhere)
07 == Commissary Case Lot Sales [01] ------------------- (Store Schedule Link)
07 == No Easy Day Memoir ---- (Pentagon Wants to Seize Author’s Proceeds)
09 == DFAS myPay System [14] ------------ (New Simplified password Rules)
10 == MCRMC [04] ---------- (Interim Military Compensation System Report)
11 == POW/MIA [32] --- (JPAC/DPMO Ability to Test Remains Questioned)
12 == POW/MIA [33] -------- (Ongoing JPAC/DPMO Reorganization Action)
15 == POW/MIA Recoveries ------------------------------- (140701 thru 140714)
17 == DoD Mobilized Reserve 1 JUL 2014-------------------- (Decrease of 344)

* VA * .

17 == VA ID Card [04] ---------------- (Action Needed to Obtain New VHIC)
19 == VA Fraud, Waste, and Abuse --------------------- (140701 thru 140715)
21 == VA Burial Benefit [33] --------------- (Auto Payment Goes into Effect)
21 == VA Burial Benefit [34] ----- (Idaho Same Sex Couple Policy Lawsuit)
22 == VA Claim Nexus Opinion ------------ (Service Connection Likelihood)
23 == VA Nursing [02] ----------------------- (Full-Practice Authority Sought)
24 == VA Claim Processing [09] – (228K Incomplete Claims Expire in JUL)
25 == VA Claims Backlog [137] ------------- (Frequently Overlooked Claims)
26 == VA Credibility [10] ------------------ (Rob Nabor’s Report to President)
28 == VA Credibility [11] ------------- (Chief Medical Inspector Steps Down)
29 == VA Credibility [12] ----------------------------- (OMI to be Restructured)
30 == VA Credibility [13] ------------ (Good Health Care Claim Undermined)
31 == VA Secretary [29] ------- (Former Procter & Gamble CEO Nominated)
33 == VA Whistleblowers [05] -- (67 Claims of Retaliation | 25 since 1 JUN)
34 == VA Health Care Delays [06] --------------- (Numbers Ballooned in Jun)
35 == VA Bonuses [19] --- (Fayetteville VAMC Director’s Bonus Defended)
36 == VARO New Orleans ------------------------ (VA OIG Oversight Report)
37 == VAMC Albuquerque NM ----- (Rapid Response Policy under Review)
38 == Battle Mountain Sanitarium ----- (VA Plans to Abandon Historic Site)
39 == VA Loans ------------------------------------------ (FAQs on Home Loans)
41 == Most Wired Survey ---------------------- (VA Ranks in Top 20 for 2014)

* VETS * .

43 == Veterans' Treatment Court [22] --------------- (Nashua New Hampshire)
44 == Gulf War Syndrome [30] -- Presumptive Condition Requests Rejected)
45 == Vet Federal Jobs --------------------- (Initiatives that Give Vets an Edge)
46 == Vet Federal Jobs [01] -------------- (How to Land | Before you Separate)
47 == Vet Toxic Exposure~Lejeune [46] ------ (Nexus Opinion Claim Impact)
48 == Vet Cremains [23] ------- (15 Laid to Rest in Salisbury, North Carolina)
50 == Vet Charity Watch [46] ------------ ($24.6M Settlement in DVNF Case)
50 == Congressional Gold Medal [04] ------------------ (President Approves 4)
51 == OBIT | Tom Richards Lt. Col USMC (Ret) ---------------- (18 Jun 2014)
52 == OBIT | Louis Zampeni ------------------------------------------- (2 Jul 2014)
55 == Vet Jobs [156] --------------- (Private Security Contractors Pros & Cons)
56 == Retiree Appreciation Days ----------------------------- (As of 10 Jul 2014)
56 == Vet Hiring Fairs –--------------------------------- (15 Jul thru 15 Sep 2015)
57 == Vietnam Vets [09] --------------------------------------- (Richter~Ruediger)
60 == WWII VETS [67] -------------------------------------- (Dormaier~William)
62 == America's Most Beloved Vets ------------------- (Spanish-American War)
62== State Veteran's Benefits & Discounts --------------------- (Alabama 2014)

* VET LEGISLATION * .

63 == CBO Budget Recommendations ---- (Options to Reduce Military Costs)
63 == VA Suicide Prevention [21] ----------------------- (Clay Hunt House Bill)
64 == Legislative Goals [02] ---------------- (Congress’ Immediate To-Do List)
65 == Vet Toxic Exposure~Lejeune [45] ----------------- (S.2542 & H.R.4993)
66 == Vet Bills Submitted to 113th Congress -------------- (As of 13 Jul 2014)

* MILITARY * .

68 == Navy Nuclear Power Progam ------- (Reliability and Safety Concerns)
69 == Navy Decommissioning Plan 2015 ----------- (Farewell to the Frigates)
70 == Navy Tablet -------- (Computer Pilot Program Begins at RTC this Fall)
71 == Landmines ------------------------------------ (Major U.S. Policy Change)
72 == Amphibious Assaults ------- Full-Frontal Attempts a Thing of the Past)
74 == USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) [02] -------------------------- (Fueling Preps)
75 == Medal of Honor Citations -------------------- (Terry, Seymour W WWII)

* MILITARY HISTORY * .

77 == Aviation Art ---------------------------------------- (Dangerous Moonlight)
78 == National WWI Museum [01] ----------------------- (Renault FT17 Tank)
81 == Military History ------------------------- (Saipan “Smith vs. Smith” Rift)
83 == D-Day ------------------------- (Operation Neptune | Landing Craft Role)
85 == WWII Postwar Events ----- (Freed Allied POWs Yokohama Sep 1945)
86 == Military History Anniversaries ---------------------- (16 Jul thru 15 Aug)
86 == Spanish American War Image 51 ---------------------- (Company Photo)
86 == WWI in Photos 107 ------ (Belgian Soldiers in Boulogne, France 1914)
87 == Faces of WAR (WWII) -------- (Patton & Doolittle Reviewing Troops)

* HEALTH CARE * .

88 == Health Care Reform [56] ----- (Medicaid Impact on Low Income Vets)
89 == TRICARE Genetic Test Coverage ----------- (40 of 100 to be Restored)
91 == Traumatic Brain Injury [38] ----- (Concussion Related Sleep Problems)
91 == Chronic Pain [01] ------------- (Nearly Half of Combat Veterans Suffer)
92 == TRICARE Region West [09] - (DOD Blamed for Transition Problems)
93 == PTSD [170] -------------------------- (Neurofeedback Recovery Program)
94 == PTSD [171] ---------------------- (Alternative Treatments | TMS & DBS)

* FINANCES * .

95 == IRS Audit [03] -- (Unrealistic Time Frames on Correspondence Audits)
96 == Tax on Home Sale [01] -------------------- (Good Tax News | New Rules)
97 == Tax on Home Sale [02] -------- (Computing Correct Exclusion Amount)
98 == Student Loan [01] --------------------------------- (Coping with Loan Debt)
99 == Power of Attorney ------------------------------------------- (Need & Types)
100 == Debt Collection [07] -------------------------------- (Statute of Limitations)
100 == Saving Money --------------------------------------------------- (Dental Care)
102 == Phishing Phone Scam Using Caller ID ------------------- (How It works)
102 == Credit Muling Scam ------------------------------------------ (How It works)
103 == Tax Burden for Michigan Retirees ------------------------ (As of Jul 2014)
105 == Thrift Savings Plan 2014 ------------- (Share Prices + YTD Gain or Loss)

* GENERAL INTEREST * .

106 == Notes of Interest ----------------------------------------- (1 thru 15 Jul 2014)
106 == Plasma Television ------------------------ (Headed to the Tech Graveyard)
107 == Japan~China Dispute -- (East China Sea Island Chain Ownership Issue)
108 == Pollinator Health TF [01] -------- (Murder Mystery Moving to K Street)
109 == Normandy Then & Now ---------------------------------- (Carentan France)
110 == Photos That Say it all --------------------------------------- (CR Directions)
110 == Have You Heard? ----------------------------------------------- (Materialism)
111 == They Grew Up to Be ------------------------------------ (Sylvester Stallone)
111 == Interesting Ideas ----------------------------------------------- (No Ice chest!)

*ATTACHMENTS*
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Attachment – RAO Bulletin 15 Jul 2014 (PDF & HTML Editions)
Attachment - Veteran Legislation as of 13 Jul 2014
Attachment - Alabama Vet State Benefits & Discounts Jul 2014
Attachment - Military History Anniversaries 16 Jul thru 15 Aug
Attachment - Retiree Activity\Appreciation Days (RAD) Schedule as of Jul 10, 2014

TO READ OR DOWNLOAD THE ABOVE ARTICLES OR PAST BULLETINS REFER TO:

-- http://www.nhc-ul.com/rao.html (PDF Edition w/ATTACHMENTS)
-- http://www.veteransresources.org (PDF & HTML Editions w/ATTACHMENTS)
-- http://frabr245.org (PDF & HTML Editions in Word format)
-- http://www.veteransresources.org/rao-bulletin (past Bulletins)
-- http://w11.zetaboards.com/CFLNewsChat/topic/10387883/1 (Index of Past Articles)


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