RAO Bulletin Update 01 December 2015

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [32] — (JLV System’s Interoperability)
05 == Army Retention Program ——— (Re-Enlistment Opportunity | 2016)
06 == DCoE Webinar ———————– (How Blue Light Can Hurt Sleep)
07 == POW/MIA Recoveries —————- (Reported 151116 thru 151130)
VA
10 == VA Appeals [14] —- (No Mechanism to Prevent Endless Challenges)
11 == VA Privatization [01] ——— (New Poll Indicates Vets Not in Favor)
12 == VA Caregiver Program [30] ——— (Alzheimer’s Awareness Month)
13 == VA Scandal News —— (Exorbitant Relocation Allowances | 151220)
14 == Agent Orange Exposed Ships [03] —– (Nov 2015 Updated List | VN)
15 == VA Health Care Enrollment [05] —- (Post-9/11 Combat Vets Denied)
16 == VA Vet Choice Program [25] ———————- (New VCP Proposal)
17 == VA Pharmacy [05] ————————— (2016 Copay | No Increase)
18 == VAMC Albany NY ——– (Director Placed on Administrative Leave)
20 == VAMC Washington DC [01] —————— (Home Care Wait Times)
20 == VAMC Richmond VA [01] ——- (OSHA Unsafe Workplace Notices)
VETS
21 == Homeless Vets [70] —————————- (Small Decrease in 2014)
22 == Stolen Valor ——————————- (Reported 15115 thru 151130)
24 == Vet Documentaries ———————————– (PBS Florida Links)
24 == Vet Data Source ——————————— (www.veteransdata.info)
25 == WGU Salute to Veterans ————— (50 New Scholarships Offered)
25 == Vet Cemetery Hawaii [04] – (Construction Stopped at Maui Veterans)
26 == Retiree Appreciation Days ———————— (As of 28 NOV 2015)
26 == Vet Hiring Fairs ——————————— (1 Dec thru 31 Jan 2016)
27 == WWII Vets 95 ——————————————— (Hudson~Frank)
29 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ——————– (Rhode Island 2015)
VET LEGISLATION
29 == VA Family Caregiver Assistance [02] ———- (H.R.2894 Introduced)
30 == VA Bonuses [29] ————- (H.R.1338 | 2016 $2M Senior Exec Cap)
31 == NDAA for 2016 [17] —————————- (Obama Signs Into Law)
32 == SSA COLA 2016 —- (S.2251 | One Time Payment in Lieu of COLA)
32 == Vet Employment/Education/Healthcare Improvement Act – (H.R.3016)
33 == Vet Bills Submitted to 114th Congress ———- (151115 thru 151130)
MILITARY
35 == USS Zumwalt (DDG-1000) [04] —————- (Nearing Completion)
37 == USS Lake Erie (CG-70) Update [01] ————————— (Mascot)
38 == USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) ————– (A Navy Ship Built for Speed)
39 == Gravestone Coins [01] ——————————————— (Origin)
40 == Military Retirement System [20] ————– (New Proposal Update)
41 == Military Retirement System [21] ——– (New One Signed Into Law)
42 == Military Enlistment Standards 2015 [07] ——————- (Education)
42 == Medal of Honor Citations —————— (Hartsock, Robert W. | VN)
MILITARY HISTORY
44 == Aviation Art ——————————— (Cat and Mouse over Wake)
44 == Remember the 80’s Navy [01] ——— (Things that No Longer Exist)
45 == Military Trivia 115 ——— (Civil War Casualties & Troop Ethnicity)
46 == Military History ———————— (Nuremberg IMT Trial Results)
46 == Military History Anniversaries ————————- (01 thru 15 Dec)
47 == WWII Ads —————————————————— (Baby Ruth)
47 == D-Day ——————— (Recuing Survivor off Normandy Jun 1944)
48 == WWII Prewar Events ——- (Italian Fascist Party Headquarters 1934)
48 == WWII PostWar Events —– (German Toxic Bomb Destruction 1946)
49 == Spanish American War Image 78 —– (Presidential Campaign Poster)
49 == WWI in Photos 103 ——- (Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassination)
50 == Faces of WAR (WWII) —————————– (Italy May 23, 1944)
50 == Ghosts of Time ————- (Then & Now’ Photos of WWII Sites (05)
HEALTH CARE
51 == TRICARE Online [03] —————————————– (Resources)
51 == TRICARE Webiner – (TYA, Open Enrollment &Health Care Options)
52 == TRICARE Help ——————————————— (Q&A 151130)
FINANCES
54 == Road Usage Tax ——— (Possible Traditional Gas Tax Replacement)
56 == IRS Audit [05] —————————– (Now Less Than 1% Chance)
57 == Pet Owner Tax Deductions —————— (Six Allowable Write-offs)
58 == Saving Money ——————- (Air Conditioning Operating Expense)
60 == Fake Customer Service Numbers Scam —————– (How it Works)
61 == Personal Email Impersonation Scam ——————– (How it Works)
61 == DFAS SmartDocs Email Scam ————————— (How it Works)
62 == Tax Burden for Alaska Retired Vets —————— (As of Nov 2015)
63 == Tax Burden for Massachusetts Residents ———— (As of Nov 2015)
64 == Thrift Savings Plan 2015 —————— (Returns as of 27 Nov 2015)
GENERAL INTEREST
65 == Notes of Interest ———————————– (15 thru 30 Nov 2015)
65 == Prescription Drug Advertising ——————– (AMA Calls for Ban)
66 == Household Item Longevity —————————— (What to Expect)
68 == Presidential Retirement Benefits ————— (Former Presidents Act)
69 == Robocalls [01] ————————————– (Blocker Test Results)
70 == Mexican Inventions ———————————– (10 Amazing Ones)
71 == WD-40 ————————————————————– (44 Uses)
72 == Brain Teaser ———————————————– (Odd Word Out)
73 == Vision Test ———————————————- (Hidden Image 01)
73 == Photos That Say it All ————————————– (Remembered)
74 == Most Creative Statues ————————- (Oxford, UK | The Shark)
74 == Interesting Inventions ——- (No more Rear View Mirror Blind Spots)
74 == Moments of US History ————– (Wall Street Crash Suicide 1929)
75 == Parking ————- (Revenge Tactic #8 against Inconsiderate Parkers)
75 == Have You Heard? ————————————– (Did You Know 3)
76 == Have You Heard? ——————————————- (Beretta Story)
77 == Help!!! ————————– (Things that might make you say it (01)
77 == Brain Teaser Answer ———————— (Odd Word Out)

Note:
1. The page number on which an article can be found is provided to the left of each article’s title
2. Numbers contained within brackets [ ] indicate the number of articles written on the subject. To obtain previous articles send a request to [email protected].

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