RAO Bulletin Update 01 January 2015

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == MCRMC [05] ———- (Compensation Commission Readies Report)
05 == ID Card Obtainment in Philippines —————— (Request by Mail)
07 == War Costs since 911 ——————————— (Dollar and Human)
08 == Commissary User Savings [03] —————— (Orange Value Signs)
09 == Budget Deficit Reduction [01] – (Brainstorming Health Care Budget)
10 == DoD Mobilized Reserve 16 DEC 2014 ————- (Decrease of 1053)
11 == Other than Honorable Discharge [02] ——- (DoD to Investigate Use)
11 == PTSD Punitive Discharges ————— (Upgrade Website Launched)
12 == DoD Humvee Auction —————- (Selling For Off-Road Use Only)
14 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ——— (Reported 16 thru 31 Dec 2014)
16 == POW/MIA [44] ————– (2nd Lawsuit Questions JPAC Accuracy)
17 == POW/MIA [46] ——————— (Reform Cuts key JPAC Personnel)
18 == POW/MIA Recoveries —————– (Reported 141216 thru 141231)
VA
22 == VA Disability Compensation [11] ———————– (Rates for 2015)
23 == VA Women Vet Programs [24] ——————- (CWV/ CAWP MOU)
24 == VA Health Care Stories [05] ————- (Denied Colonoscopy Claims)
24 == VA Clinical Reasoning Service ——- (Implementation & Assessment)
24 == Homeless Vets [62] ————- (IG Report on VA’s Homeless Hotline)
26 == VA Whistleblowers [16] —————————- (Sham Peer Reviews)
28 == PTSD [182] —————– (Colorado Funds Medical Marijuana Study)
29 == VAMC Fayetteville [02] ————– ($40M Wrongful Death Lawsuit)
30 == VAMC Aurora CO [02] ————- (New Hospital Interim Agreement)
VETS
33 == Team AMVETS ——————————- (Welcome Home Program)
34 == Vet Toxic Exposure~Lejeune [52] ——— (Exposure Dates Expanded)
34 == Connecticut Veteran’ Home [02] —— (Major Changes Recommended)
35 == Navy Retired Activities Website ——- (Quick Retiree Reference Info)
35 == Hospital Corpsman Combat Memorial ——- (New Version Dedicated)
36 == Vet Insurance ~ Life [13] ——– (40M Prudential Lawsuit Settlement)
37 == MOH Awards [02] ————— (NDAA’s William Shemin Provision)
39 == Army Combat Action Badge [03] —— (Extend Retroactive Eligibility)
40 == Vet Suicide [05] —– (H.R.5059 Passage Halted by Sen. Tom Coburn)
41 == OBIT | Thomas Richards [01] ——————————– (18 Jun 2014)
42 == Vet Jobs [166] —————— (Home Base Iowa Seeks to Attract Vets)
43 == Retiree Appreciation Days —————————- (As of 26 Dec 2014)
43 == Vet Hiring Fairs —————————————– (1 thru 31 Jan 2014)
44 == WWII Vets 77 ——————————————– (DeLucia~Tommy)
45 == America’s Most Beloved Vets —————————– (Korean War (1)
46 == Veteran State Benefits & Discounts ————————— (Iowa 2014)
46 == State Veteran’s Benefits & Discounts ————- (New York Update 01)
VET LEGISLATION
48 == Vet Legislative Wins 2014 ————————- (Few But 2 Big Ones)
49 == VA Construction Management Authority ——– (Bill Would Remove)
49 == GOP Agenda ———————————————— (2015 Wish List)
51 == Vet Bills Submitted to 113th Congress ————- (As of 28 Dec 2014)
MILITARY
52 == Operation Enduring Freedom [01] -– (Officially Ended Dec. 28, 2015)
53 == MAVNI Program ——– (Special Foreign-born Recruiting to Resume)
54 == POW/MIA [45] ——————- (How to Handle Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl)
55 == Military Child Custody Protection ——————- (Deployment Issue)
56 == Navy Rights Wrong after 72 Years ———– (German U-Boat sinking)
57 == Military Mortgage Foreclosure Relief —- (Up to 1-yr after Separation)
58 == GhostSwimmer ————————— (Navy Tests Tuna-Sized UUV)
58 == Broadsword Suit ——————— (New Wearable Charging System)
59 == Medal of Honor Citations ———————– (Vance~Leon R. WWII)
MILITARY HISTORY
62 == Aviation Art —————————————– (Enemy Coast Ahead)
63 == Military History ————————————— (Angeles of Bataan)
66 == D-Day —————————— (LCT Loading for Channel Crossing)
67 == WWII Prewar Events ——– (Nanking Japanese Occupation Atrocity)
67 == WWII Postwar Events ———— (Tokyo Housing Shortage Oct 1946)
68 == Spanish American War Image 54 – (Naval battle of Santiago de Cuba)
69 == Military History Anniversaries —————————- (1 thru 31 Jan)
69 == WWI in Photos 119 — (Clearing Turkish Dardanelles Defenses 1915)
69 == Faces of WAR (WWII) ———————— (William F. Halsey 1945)
HEALTH CARE
70 == Organ Transplant ——————– (Walter Reed Transplant Program)
70 == Sexual Function —————————- (Restoral for Injured Troops)
72 == Medical Talk Shows ——————– (Recommendations Reliability)
73 == TRICARE/Medicare Combined Benefit [01] ————– (Fact Sheet)
74 == TRICARE Dental Program [08] ————————— (Flossing Tip)
75 == TRICARE Operation Live Well! ————– (Healthy Base Initiative)
75 == Hand Washing —————– (When, How & Why | Happy Birthday)
77 == TRICARE Advise Line [01] —– (Need Urgent Care? Call NAL First)
77 == Tricare Webinar ——————————— (Live Stress free in 2015)
78 == Tricare Webinar ————– (TOP Prime Remote Briefing for TLAC)
79 == Hospital Observation Care — (Medicare Considers Outpatient Service)
FINANCES
80 == DFAS 1099-R [06] ———————— (Obtaining Additional Copies)
80 == Price Increases —————– (13 Things Likely to Cost More in 2015)
82 == Price Decreases —————– (12 Things Likely to Cost Less in 2015)
84 == Car Insurance [08] ——- (Reasons Other Driver Insurance Won’t Pay)
85 == Renters Insurance [03] —————————– (Facts worth Knowing)
86 == Saving Money ——————— (Save 10+% on Everything You Buy)
88 == Fall Contractor Scam ————————————— (How it Works)
89 == Veteran Scams [01] ————————————— (How they Work)
89 == Tax Burden for New Mexico Retirees —————– (As of Dec 2014)
91 == Tax Burden for Alabama Residents ——————– (As of Dec 2014)
01 == Thrift Savings Plan 2014 ———– (Share Prices + YTD Gain or Loss)
GENERAL INTEREST
94 == Notes of Interest ————————————- (16 thru 31 Dec2014)
95 == 113th Congress [02] ————– (Not the Least Productive in History)
97 == Expiration Dates —————————– (7 Things Not to Overstock)
99 == Household Aids: Baking Soda ————————————— (Uses)
101 == Consumer Reports ———————— (Who is Checking Up on You)
103 == Korean Comfort Women ——— (Victims of Japanese WWII Troops)
104 == Korean Comfort Women [01] ———————– (Victims of History)
105 == Jewelry Tips ——————————— (Jeweler Tricks of the Trade)
107 == Photos That Say It All ———————————— (Father and Son)
107 == WWII Ads —————————————— (Mrs. Peek’s Puddings)
108 == Normandy Then & Now ——————————– (Carentan France)
108 == Have You Heard? ————————————— (Navy beat Army)
109 == They Grew Up to Be ———– (Shawna Waldron | Little Giants 1994)
109 == Interesting Ideas ————————————- (Trash Container Tip)
109 == Moments of US History ————————- (B-17E Personnel 1942)

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