RAO Bulletin Update 15 January 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == RP~China Dispute [14] ——— (US/RP EDCA Ruled Constitutional)
05 == DoD ID Cards ————————— (Obtainment in the Philippines)
06 == Traumatic Brain Injury [48] —————- (DoD New TBI Campaign)
08 == Commissary Funding [25] ———— (Budget Neutral Plan Deadline)
08 == Commissary/Exchange Future ———— (New Store Pricing Models)
09 == Commissary Improvement – (Goal | Stronger, Securer, More Modern)
10 == Commissary Prices ———————– (Pacific Area Price Increases)
11 == AAFES Online Pricing ———————— (Big Glitch on Furniture)
12 == DoD Fraud, Waste, and Abuse ——— (Reported 1 thru 15 Jan 2016)
13 == DoD-VA Pharmacy [02] —- (PTSD/Prescription Monitoring Differs)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries —————— (Reported 1 thru 15 Dec 2016)
VA
15 == Commission on Care —– (VA Direct Provider Status under Review)
16 == VA Claims Processing [14] — (Lawmakers Balk at $1.3B Price Tag)
17 == VA Aid & Attendance [18] —————– (Eligibility Rule Changes)
18 == VA Facility Safety [01] ——– (Texas Open Carry Gun Law Impact)
18 == Non-VA Facility Care [02] —————— (Over Estimated Budgets)
19 == VA Claims Backlog [151] ———— (Rep Miller’s VBMS Concerns)
20 == VA Privacy Violations ———- (On the Rise at Minnesota Facilities)
21 == VA HIPAA Violations ——– (Confidential Patient Info Disclosures)
22 == VA VistA [07] ——————————- (EHR Enhancement Effort)
23 == Home Based Primary Care —- (Multiple Discipline Team Approach)
24 == VA Pharmacy [06] —————– (Copay Change Proposal for 2017)
25 == VA Health Care Access [28] — (Embattled Phoenix VA Exec Status)
26 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ———— (Reported 1 thru 15 JAN 2016)
26 == VAMC West Haven CT [02] ——- (PTSD Patient Death Questioned)
27 == VAMC Oklahoma City — (Diagnoses/Poor Patient Care Allegations)
29 == VAMC Oklahoma City [01] —— (Conflict of Interest in Care Probe)
31 == VA HCS San Diego ——– (Botched Marine Vet Jeremy Sears’ Care)
33 == VA HCS Phoenix [19] ——– (Alleged Scandal Ringleaders Rehired)
33 == VARO St. Petersburg [02] ————— (Claim Processing Problems)
35 == VARO Oakland [01] ———- (Alleged Unprocessed Claims | 13,184)
VETS
36 == Arlington National Cemetery [54] ——– (WASP Internment Denied)
38 == World War I Memorial [07] ——————- (Final Designs Selected)
39 == Stolen Valor [100] ———————- (Reported 160101 thru 160114)
39 == Vet Jobs [182] ——————————- (Solar Ready Vets Program)
40 == Vet Unemployment [05] ————————— (2015 Ended at 4.8%)
41 == Vet Suicide [08] ———————– (Daily Average of 22 Continues)
43 == Homeless Vets [71] ———————– (Veterans on Patrol | Tucson)
44 == USS Pueblo [03] ————————- (Crew Compensation Pending)
45 == WWII Vets 98 ———————————————— (Boe~O’Neil)
46 == Obit: Katherine McFarland ———————————– (1 Jan 2016)
47 == Retiree Appreciation Days ————————— (As of 14 Jan 2016)
48 == Vet Hiring Fairs —————————— (16 JAN thru 14 Mar 2016)
49 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ———————– (Mississippi 2016)
VET LEGISLATION
50 == Tricare: Amend it But Don’t End it! ———————- (Take Action!)
50 == Asbestos Litigation Reform [01] ———— (Lawsuit Double Dipping)
51 == Vet Bills Submitted to 114th Congress ———- (151216 thru 151231)
MILITARY
53 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [34] —————— (Pits Still in Use | Iraq)
55 == Military Acquisition Reform — (HASC Hearing | DMSP-F20 Fiasco)
56 == Army Combat Action Badge [04] —— (No Eligibility Rule Change)
56 == Space Available Mail ————————————— (Limitations)
56 == USN/USMC Job Titles – (Review to Remove Any “man” Reference)
58 == Medal of Honor [15] —- (1100 Awards Poised for Upgrade Review)
59 == Confederate Graves Vandalized – (Oakwood Cemetery Raleigh, NC)
59 == Women in Combat [04] —— (225,000 Job Openings under Review)
60 == Combat Awards ———– (Pentagon Changing Recognition Criteria)
62 == DWM [07] ————————- (Replaced by New Remote Device)
63 == Military Enlistment Standards 2015 [10] ——— (Sexual Preference)
63 == Military Enlistment Standards 2015 [11] – (Height/Weight Standards)
64== Medal of Honor Citations ———————– (Hibbs~Robert J | VN)
MILITARY HISTORY
65 == Aviation Art ——————————————— (Roarin’ 20s, The)
66 == CSS Georgia — (16,600 of 30k Recovered Relics Returned to River)
67 == USS Oklahoma [02] ——————————– (5 Sailors Identified)
68 == Military Trivia 117 —————– (‘Don’t Shoot, We’re Republicans!)
71 == Military History ————————– (Korea | The Forgotten War 2)
73 == Military History Anniversaries ————————– (16 thru 31 Jan)
74 == WWII Ads ————- (Kolynos Dental Cream & Gold Medal Flour)
74 == D-Day ———————————————- (Invasion Preparations)
75 == WWII Prewar Events – (1934 Thanksgiving Celebration of the Reich)
75 == WWII PostWar Events ———- (1945 Buchenwald Camp Survivors)
76 == Spanish American War Image 81 — (USS Raleigh in Action in 1898)
76 == WWI in Photos 105 ——- (Ottoman Turk Machine Gun Corps 1917)
77 == Faces of WAR (WWII) ———- (General Douglas MacArthur 1947)
77 == Ghosts of Time ———— (Then & Now’ Photos of WWII Sites (08)
HEALTH CARE
78 == TRICARE Prescription Refills —– (MO, AL, NM, TX until 27 JAN)
78 == Right of First Refusal [01] —— (Saves TRICARE & Patients Money)
79 == PTSD Prescriptions ———————- (Army Monitoring Questioned)
79 == Cold Weather Exercise —————————————- (Guidelines)
80 == TRICARE Nurse Advise Line [03] —————- (Patient Availability)
81 == TRICARE Overseas Program [19] ————– (Secure Claims Portal)
81 == Sleep [02] —————————– (Army Health of the Force Report)
83 == TRICARE Help ——————————————— (Q&A 160115)
FINANCES
84 == Life Insurance [01] ——————————– (Need to Know Terms)
85 == Social Security Outlook [01] —————- (Debt Limit Battle Impact)
86 == IRS Form 1095 ————– (ACA Submission Requirement for 2015)
86 == Saving Money ——————— (Making Stuff Last Longer | 20 Tips)
87 == Government Grant Scam ———————————- (How it Works)
88 == Smartphone for Ransom Scam ————————— (How it Works)
89 == Tax Burden for Arizona Retired Vets —————— (As of Jan 2016)
91 == Tax Burden for Maine Residents ———————— (As of Jan 2016)
92== Thrift Savings Plan 2016 ——————– (Returns as of 13 Jan 2016)
GENERAL INTEREST
94 == Notes of Interest ———————————— (1 thru 15 Jan 2016)
94 == USCG Cable Issue ——- (Explosion Potential | 48 Sites in 12 States)
96 == North Korea Nuclear Bomb – (4th Test | 7 Key Questions Answered)
98 == NEO Guide | Korea ———————— (Noncombatant Evacuation)
99 == ROK’s Nuclear Test Response —– (Propaganda Blasts Resumption)
100 == Immigrant Children Housing ——- (Maxwell-Gunter AFB Opposed)
101 == Photos That Say it All —————————– (A Long Day’s Work)
101 == Most Creative Statues —————— (Onesti, Romania | Tree Image)
102 == Interesting Inventions ———————————– (Compact Boots)
102 == Moments of US History —————– (Muhammad Ali’s fists 1963)
102 == Parking ———– (Revenge Tactic #11 against Inconsiderate Parkers)
103 == Brain Teaser ———————-=——————– (Puzzling Prattle 1)
104 == Have You Heard? ——————————– (Engineer Goes to Hell)
104 == Have You Heard? ———————————– (Indian Want Coffee)
104 == Help!!! ————————– (Things that might make you say it (04)
105 == Brain Teaser Answer ——————————— (Puzzling Prattle 1)

Note:
1. The page number on which an article can be found is provided to the left of each article’s title
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