RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
03 == DoD Benefit Cuts [42] ————- (Are Benefits Extremely Generous?)
05 == MCRMC [03] — (Commission Wants to Understand Your Preferences)
06 == Commissary Dress Code —- (Determined by Installation Commanders)
VA
07 == VA Hiring [05] — (Freeze Could Reduce Bloat and Free Up Resources)
08 == VAMC Phoenix AZ [05] ———————– (FBI Opens Investigation)
08 == VA Voluntary Service [01] —— (Have You Considered Participating?)
09 == VA Bonuses [16] ——— (Removal Could Hurt Vets More than Execs)
10 == VA Gulf War Claims ——————————— (4 of every 5 Denied)
11 == VA Data Breaches [53] —————————— (54 Medical Records)
11 ==VA Private Care Access ———————— (Congressional Initiatives)
12 == VA Terminations ————- (6,000 Employees in the Last Two Years)
14 == VA Accelerating Care Initiative ——— (Effort to Shorten Wait Times)
15 == VA Whistleblowers [02] ——- (86 Reprisal Cases Under Investigation)
15 == VA Credibility [02] —————————– (VVA Recommendations)
18 == VA Credibility [03] ———- (IAVA Wants Marshall Plan for Veterans)
20 == VA Credibility [04] ——— (VA OIG Wants Criminal Charges Levied)
21 == VA Health Care Access [08] —- (Nationwide Audit Results | VA POA)
23 == VA Secretary [25] —- (Shinseki’s Farewell Message to VA Employees)
23 == VA Secretary [26] — (Acting Secretary Gibson’s’ Message to Veterans)
24 == VA Secretary [27] ——– (Statement on Immediate Actions in Phoenix)
25 == VA Secretary [28] —– (Anthony Principi | How to fix the VA problem)
27 == VA Lawsuit | Ciarolla~John ——— (Legionnaire’s Disease Settlement)
28 == VA Loans ————————————— (Closing Costs | Who Pays)
VETS
29 == Vet Toxic Exposure~Lejeune [44] ——— (Supreme Court CTS Ruling)
30 == Vet Deportations [03] —————– (Minor Crimes, Extreme Penalties)
32 == Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act [04] – (How to Submit A Complaint)
32 == Vet Cemetery New York [01] ———– (Land Purchased for Number 6)
33 == POW/MIA Forever Stamp ———– (Formal Petition to USPS Planned)
35 == POW/MIA [31] —– (Only Afghanistan War American POW Released)
35 == POW/MIA Recoveries ——————————- (140601 thru 140615)
36 == OBIT | Chester Nez ——————————————– (04 Jun 2014)
38 == Vet Job Opportunities ——— (Grainger’s Military Recruiting Program)
38 == Retiree Appreciation Days ——————————- (As of 8 Jun 2014)
39 == Vet Hiring Fairs ———————————- (16 Jun thru 15 Aug 2014)
40 == WWII Vets 65 ——————————————– (Faulkner~Richard)
44 == America’s Most Beloved Vets ——————————— (Civil War 1)
45 == State Veteran’s Benefits & Discounts ————— (West Virginia 2014)
VET LEGISLATION
45 == Vet Food Stamps [01] ——- (VA Pending Disability Claim Eligibility)
45 == Iraq War ———————- (Official, Legal End Amendment Rejected)
46 == VA Credibility [05] ———— (Summary of Congress’ Fix Legislation)
47 == VA Health Care Legislation [01] — (Senate Passes Reform Bill S.2424)
48 == VA Health Care Access [09] — (H.R.4810 Passed w/Unanimous Vote)
49 == GI Bill [174] ————— (H.R.4793 Would Pay Vet Application Fees)
49 == Vet Bills Submitted to 113th Congress ————– (As of 12 Jun 2014)
MILITARY
52 == Tobacco Sales On Base ————- (Navy’s Elimination Effort on Hold)
53== Military 2015 Pay Raise ———————– (One More Push for 1.8%)
54 == Military Fast Food Outlets [01] ————- (DOL Wage Rules Revised)
55 == Dirty Bomb Detection ———— (Helium 3 Gas Sources Running Out)
56 == ULTRA-VIS ———————– (DARPA Augmented Reality System)
57 == Vet Jobs [154] ——————————– (BUMED REACH Program)
57 == Military Uniforms —— (Navy Dixie Cups & Crackerjacks for Women)
58 == Military Health System [01] ——————- (90-Day Review Ordered)
59 == No Man Left Behind —————— (Bergdahl Critics Question Credo)
62 == Medal of Honor Citations ——————- (Agerholm, Harold C WWII)
MILITARY HISTORY
64 == Aviation Art ——————- (Operation Cerberus – The Channel Dash)
65 == Arlington National Cemetery [50] ———————- (Arlington House)
67 == USS Liberty Incident ————————————– (What Happened)
68 == D-Day ————————————————- (The Voices of D-Day)
73 == Military Trivia —— (Wartime Posters Drew Citizens to Patriotic Duty)
74 == WWII PostWar Events ————— (General Anton Dostler Execution)
74 == Military History Anniversaries —————————- (16 Jun – 15 Jul)
75 == Spanish American War Image 52 ——- (Loading Cannons for the War)
75 == WWI in Photos 102 ————— (King Edward VII Funeral Attendees)
76 == Faces of WAR (WWII) —————————— (Col. Jimmy Stewart)
HEALTH CARE
76 == Moving Forward ——- (Course Helps Vets Overcome Life’s Problems)
78 == TRICARE Healthy Living ————————- (Disaster Preparedness)
78 == Colds [02] ——————– (Stuffy Nose, Cough & Sore Throat Relief)
80 == Endometriosis ——————————— (5 Million Women Affected)
FINANCES
81 == Individual Retirement Accounts —————————— (401(K) Fees)
82 == Dual Compensation Law ———– (Military Terminal Leave Exception)
83 == South Dakota Vet Bonus [04] ———————— (Have You Applied?)
84 == Debt Collection [05] ————————————— (Debt Inheritance)
85 == Cedar Point Amusement Park ———————- (How To Save Money)
86 == Saving Money ——————————————- (Rental Car Gotchas)
88 == Craigslist Sales Scam —————————————– (How It works)
89 == Facebook Click Bait Scam ———————————– (How It works)
89 == Tax Burden for Maryland Retirees ———————— (As of Jun 2014)
91 == Thrift Savings Plan 2014 ————- (Share Prices + YTD Gain or Loss)
GENERAL INTEREST
92 == Notes of Interest ————————————— (15 thru 30 Jun 2014)
93 == Taxpayer Bill of Rights —————— (Now Formalized in IRS Pub 1)
93 == Normandy Then & Now ——— (Weymouth, England Departure Point)
94 == Sunscreen ————— (Can you Trust the SPF Number on the Bottle?)
94 == Vietnam~China Dispute —- (U.S. Power Akin to Erectile Dysfunction)
95 == Vietnam~China Dispute [01] ———— (Paracel Islands Drilling Clash)
96 == GITMO [02] —————————- (Detainees Swapped for Bergdahl)
98 == Photos That Say it All ————————————————– (Sorry)
99 == Have You Heard? ——————————— (Senior’s Texting Codes)
99 == They Grew Up to Be —————————– (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
100 == Interesting Inventions ————————————- (Precision Ruler)