RAO Bulletin Update 01 June 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [23] — ($11B Overhaul Contract)
04 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse — (Reported 16 thru 31 May 2014)
05 == BRAC [39] ———————— (SASC will Reject New Round)
06 == Commissary News [09] —————– (More Value for Patrons)
07 == Arlington National Cemetery [49] ——— (Memorial Day 2014)
08 == Womack Army MC —- (CO Relieved After Death of 2 Patients)
10 == DoD Mobilized Reserve 27 May 2014 ——— (Decrease of 497)
VA
11 == VA Vision Care [04] —————- (Eye Injury Registry Stalled)
12 == VA Blind Rehabilitation Service ————- (Programs Offered)
13 == VA Claim Filing [02] ———– (Claim Filing Change Opposed)
14 == VGLI [04] —————– (Premiums Rise for Older Vets 1 JUL)
15 == VA Sleep Apnea Claims [02] ————- ($1.25 Billion in 2013)
16 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 15 thru 31 May 2014)
18 == VA Whistleblowers —— (AFGE Wants Culture of Fear Ended)
19 == VA Whistleblowers [01] —— (IAVA Online Reporting Project)
21 == VA Health Care Delays — (HVAC Chair Requests Commission)
22 == VA Health Care Delays [01] ——- (Nabors to Oversee Review)
23 == VA Health Care Delays [02] ————– (Shinseki Mad as Hell)
25 == VA Health Care Delays [03] ————— (Obama Mad as Hell)
26 == VA Health Care Delays [04] —- (AFGE Blames Understaffing)
27 == VA Secretary [22] ———————– (Memorial Day Message)
28 == VA Secretary [23] — (Burr War of Words w/Vet Organizations)
29 == VA Secretary [24] ——— (Shinseki Replaced by Slone Gibson)
31 == VA Disputed Claims [15] ———– (Ronald McNutt | 24 Years)
32 == Non-VA Facility [01] ————————- (VA to Allow More)
33 == GI Bill [173] ————————– (Wyoming In-State Tuition)
33 == PTSD [167] ——————- (Vets Face Ultimatum: Pills or Pot)
34 == VAMC Hines IL [01] ———- (Secret Waiting Lists Allegation)
35 == VAMC Seattle WA — (Cliff Douglass Wrongful Death Lawsuit)
36 == VAMC Phoenix AZ [04] ——- (1700+ Vets Left off Wait Lists)
37 == VA Loans —————— (Financial Preparation Do’s & Don’ts)
VETS
39 == Concerned Veterans for America ——– (Disturbing New Force)
40 == Vet Sick Leave Bank ————— (Disabled Federal Employees)
41 == WWII Submariners [01] —— (Missouri Man Chronicles Losses)
42 == National WWII Memorial ———————- (10th Anniversary)
43 == Rolling Thunder ————— (27th Anniversary Demonstration)
44 == Congressional Gold Medal [03] – (65th Regiment Borinqueneers)
46 == OEF/OIF Vets —————————————— (White~Kyle)
48 == SBA Vet Issues [34] ———— (7 MAY Congressional Hearing)
49 == Homegrown by Heroes ———- (Nationwide Labeling Program)
50 == Utah Veteran Cemetery [01] ——– (SW Utah Location Sought)
50 == Montana Vet Cemetery [05] – (Yellowstone National Now Open)
51 == POW/MIA [30] ——– (No Man Left Behind | San D. Francisco)
52 == POW/MIA Recoveries ———————– (140515 thru 140531)
55 == OBIT | Coleman~James—————————— (13 May 2014)
57 == Vet Job Opportunities ———————————– (Accenture)
57 == Retiree Appreciation Days ——————- (As of 18 May 2014)
58 == Vet Hiring Fairs —————————- (1 Jun thru 31 Jul 2014)
59 == WWII Vets 64 ————————————- (Baggett~Owen J)
60 == Student Vets of America [05] —- (Education/Transition Survey)
61 == America’s Most Beloved Vets ———- (American Revolution 2)
61 == State Veteran’s Benefits & Discounts ———– (Wyoming 2014)
VET LEGISLATION
62 == VA Gulf War Advisory Committee [05] – (H.R.4261 Passes House)
62 == VA Hospice Care [04] ————— (Bill to Make All Vets Eligible)
63 == DIC [07] ——————– (H.R.4171 Would Provide Rate Increase)
63 == POW/MIA [29] ———– (SASC Amendment to NDAA Approved)
64 == VA Bonuses [15] ————– (Senate Panel Votes Temporary Ban)
65 == NDAA 2015 [01] —– (House Overwhelmingly Passed Its Version)
66 == NDAA 2015 [02] —————————- (SASC Approves S.2289)
66 == NDAA 2015 [03] —— (Nuclear Weps Spending Cut To Help Vets)
67 == VA HISA Grants [02] ————————– (H.R.4674 Introduced)
67 == Vet Bills Submitted to 113th Congress ——— (As of 28 May 2014)
69 == Veteran Hearing/Mark-up Schedule ———— (As of 29 May 2014)
MILITARY
70 == Nuclear Weapon Safety ———————– (Air Force Problems)
71 == Blue Star Museums Program — (Free Admission thru Labor Day)
71 == M4A1 — (Army Begins Issuing 500,000 Upgraded M4 Carbines)
72 == CIPP ————- (Active Duty | Take 3-yrs Off in IRR & Return)
73 == Medal of Honor Citations —————– (Tanouye~Ted T WWII)
MILITARY HISTORY
75 == Memorial Day Remembrance [05] – (Civil War Surrender Terms)
77 == Aviation Art ———————————————— (Ramriders)
77 == Military Trivia ——— (Enemy Compassion over Nazi Germany)
81 == Military History ———————– (Wham Paymaster Robbery)
81 == WWII PreWar Events – (Hitler’s Nuremberg Audience Sep 1935)
82 == Military History Anniversaries —————— (16 May – 15 Jun)
82 == Spanish American War Image 49 —– (Port Tampa Embarkation)
82 == Faces of WAR (WWII) ——- (Lieut. Gen. Jonathan Wainwright)
83 == WWI in Photos 101 —— (Battlefield in Chateau Wood Oct 1917)
HEALTH CARE
83 == Tricare Pharmacy Copay [11] ————— (Prevent Rx Fee Hike)
84 == VA Dental Treatment [07] — (Maxillofacial Prosthodontist Work)
85 == Polio ——————- (WHO Declares Public Health Emergency)
87 == TRICARE RP Demo Project [09] ——— (Phase III Starts 1 JUL)
87 == TFL Pharmacy Benefit [05] —— (Express Scripts Explains Pilot)
88 == Cancer Detection ————– (Canine Use Study Shows Promise)
89 == Lupas ———————————— (T-Cell Activation Therapy)
90 == MERS-CoV [01] —————- (Global Cases Triple in 6 Weeks)
91 == Traumatic Brain Injury [37] — (Study Shows Spike in ER Visits)
FINANCES
92 == USAA Lawsuit —- (Improper Sales Tax Withholding on Claims)
92 == IRA Rollovers ———— (New Court Tax Ruling | One Vice All)
93 == TSP [18] ———– (Proposal to Open Program to All Americans)
94 == Saving Money —————————- (Refurbished Electronics)
95 == Direct Sales Rep Scam —————————— (How It Works)
96 == Secret Shopper Scam ——————————– (How It Works)
96 == Tax Burden for Massachusetts Retirees ——– (As of May 2014)
98 == Thrift Savings Plan 2014 —– (Share Prices + YTD Gain or Loss)
GENERAL INTEREST
98 === Notes of Interest —————————– (15 thru 31 May 2014)
100 == Tax Tips 2014 ————————- (Don’t Threaten IRS Agents)
100 == Postal Service [06] ———— (To-The-Door Delivery Phase Out)
101 == Have You Heard? —————————————– (The Zipper)
102 == Photos That Say it All ——————————- (The Babysitter)
102 == They Grew Up to Be ——————————– (Albert Einstein)
103 == Interesting Inventions ——————- (Unique Umbrella Design)