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)

3 Responses to “RAO Bulletin Update 01 June 2014”

  1. Steve Hartman May 31, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    It is getting harder and harder to get a download of the current RAO Bulletin because you have filled the links with so many advertisers. Even your download link for the current RAO Bulletin edition, force an Edmund’s link upon us instead of a bulletin download. Instead of making the link so hard to find, would it kill you to put it at the top of the page for us? Haven’t we already suffered enough?

  2. Donnie La Curan June 1, 2014 at 1:03 am #

    Steve, I moved the download links to the top of the post. I’ll keep this format for future RAO Bulletins. I am always looking for ways to update/enhance the posts. Ads are on the site to help partially cover the cost of the servers. They provide a little offset. But I hope that moving these links up to the top will be better for you. Please let me know.

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