RAO Bulletin Update 01 October 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == DoD 2017 Budget [02] ——————— (Caps Long-Term Impact)
05 == DoD Nuclear Mission – (Highest Priority | Bedrock of Our Security)
07 == NDAA 2017 [18] — (Roadblock Pushes Bill to Lame Duck Session)
08 == NDAA 2017 [19] ——————————— (Sage Grouse Impasse)
10 == DoD Contractors — (Ingalls Might Subcontract China for Drydock)
12 == Arlington National Cemetery [64] ——- (Proposed Vietnam Memorial)
13 == Death Preparations – (What Beneficiaries Should Know in Advance)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries —— (Reported 16 thru 30 Sep 2016 | Thirteen)
VA
17 == VA Accountability [38] ——————— (H.R.1994 Passes House)
18 == VA Privatization [07———————– (House Resolution Offered)
19 == VA Caregiver Program [34] ——– (New & Expanded Partnerships)
20 == VA Benefits in Jail [05] ————————– ($100M in Improper)
21 == VA Suicide Prevention [34] ——– (33% of Hotline Calls Diverted)
21 == VA Hospital Staff Shortages ———- (One in Six Positions Vacant)
22 == VA Xmas Card Policy [03] ———————– (New Clarifications)
22 == VA Guide & Service Dog Program ———– (Parameters & Access)
23 == VA Health Care Access [44] ————- (Get Rid of Vet Moochers)
24 == My VA Story —————————————– (New VA Website)
25 == VA GAO Findings [03] —— (Outdated And Fragmented Policies)
26 == VA Health Care Access [43] — (Wait Time Comparison Reporting)
27 == VA Rural Access [25] ———- (Expanded Transportation Program)
27 == VA Health Care Utilization [01] ————- (Lead by Example Act)
28 == VA Whistleblowers [46] —- (Settlement Policy Abuse Questioned)
29 == VA Employee Accountability [02] —— (Lucy Filipov Settlement)
30 == VA Careers [01] ————————— (Check Out Their Benefits)
31 == VA Health Care Enrollment [09] ——— (Investigation Requested)
31 == VA Surgery ————— (Death/Complication Incidents Decrease)
32 == GI Bill [209] ———- (ITT Closure | Vet Recoupment Legislation)
33 == VAMC Aurora CO [18] — (Did VA Lie to Congress About Cost?)
33 == VAMC Aurora CO [19] —————– (VA Responds to Subpoena)
34 == VAMC Northport NY ———————–(Fraud & Abuse Charges)
36 == VAMC McGuire VA —————————————- (VIP Program)
37 == VA HCS Phoenix [24] ——— (Room Disinfection System Deployed)
38 == VA HCS Phoenix [25] —— (Vet Groups Join Fight Over Firing Law)
38 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ———— (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2016)
39 == VA Medical Marijuana [25] ———— (Congress Rejects Proposal)
Vets
40 == House Vet Bill Progress ——————————— (12 SEP 2016)
40 == Senate Vet Bill Progress ——————————— (23 SEP 2016)
41 == Flu Shots [08] ——————– (Vet No-Cost Shots at Walgreens)
41 == Honor Flights [11] ————————— (First All Female Flight)
43 == POW/MIA [75] — (Lexington, Kentucky Recognition Day Event)
44 == POW/MIA Displays [01] —————- (Missing Man Table Bibles)
45 == Vet Fraud & Abuse —————– (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2016)
46 == Vet Jobs Update 197 ———— (Amazon Part Time | Work At Home)
46 == Vet Jobs Update 198 ————————– (Kohl’s Holiday Hiring)
47 == Obit: Gray~Leo | Tuskegee Airman ———————- (23 SEP 2016)
48 == WWII Vets [118] ———————————- (Arnold Sellars | Pilot)
50 == Retiree Appreciation Days ————————- (As of 30 SEP 2016)
50 == Vet Hiring Fairs ———————————— (1 thru 31 OCT 2016)
51 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ——————— (Hawaii SEP 2016)
Vet Legislation
52 == House Vet Bill Progress ———————————- (12 SEP 2016)
MILITARY
53 == Tops In Blue [01] ———————– (Shut Down After 6 Decades)
54 == Military Birth Control —– (Increased Education & Access Needed)
55 == USMC Aircraft Shortage — (Civilian Plane Contracted to Fill Gap)
55 == Military Awards Review [01] ————- (1100 Post-9/11 Citations)
56 == Guard & Reserve Retirement ——– (Understanding Guard Points)
56 == Hand Grenades —————————– (ET-MP to Replace M-67)
58 == Air Force Reserve ————————- (New Commander’s Goals)
59 == Littoral Combat Ship [01] ————- (USS Montgomery Problems)
59 == USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) [03] —- (Another Deployment Delay)
61 == SDB II —————– (Small Diameter Bomb Under Development)
62 == Military History Quiz 1 ———————————- (Do You Know)
62 == Navy Enlisted Rating Titles ——– (Deep-Sixed | NOS Will Replace)
63 == Military History Quiz 1 —————— (Did You Answer Correctly?)
MILITARY HISTORY
64 == WWI German Attitude Report —————– (Regarding Americans)
66 == Army Base Historic Names ———– (No Intentions to Rename Any)
67 == Military History —————————- (Sugar Loaf Hill – Okinawa)
70 == Military History Anniversaries ———————— (01 thru 15 OCT)
70 == Medal of Honor Citations —————– (Dunlap, Robert H. | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
73 == PTSD [220] ——— (Pennsylvania Approves Vet Marijuana Use Bill)
74 == Health Care Reform [64] ——— (604K Vets Facing No Coverage)
74 == What Word ‘Healthy’ Means —- (Government Wants Your Input)
75 == Traumatic Brain Injury [56] —————– (Hearing Loss Impact)
76 == Dietary Supplements [03] ———— (Do you Really Need them?)
77 == Cataracts —————————- (Likelihood Increases With Age)
78 == Balance Improvement ————————————— (Exercises)
79 == Pain ————————————————- (Exercise Could Help)
80 == Pregnancy —————— (Morning Sickness vs. Miscarriage Study)
81 == TMOP [20] ———– (Express Script’s | Walgreens to Replace CVS)
81 == TRICARE Town Hall Meeting —— (Women’s Health | 5 OCT 2016)
82 == TRICARE Cholesterol Screening [01] —- (What You Should Know)
82 == TRICARE Podcast 366 — (Drug Disposal | Assisted Living Options)
83 == TRICARE Podcast 367 —- (Referrals | Obesity | MH Appointments)
84 == TRICARE Mental Health/SUD Treatment ———– (Improvements)
FINANCES
85 == Military Divorce & Separation [05] —————– (Retirement Pay)
86 == Military Lending Act of 2016 — (Rules Effective 3 OCT | Concerns)
88 == DFAS myPay System [17] ————– (Get Ready for Tax Season!)
88 == Identity Theft [14] ———————– (Hacked Accounts | Yahoo +)
89 == BAH [01] —— (Documentation on 140,000 Recipients Out of Date)
90 == Save Social Security Scam —————————— (How it Works)
91 == Debit vs. Credit Cards [01] ——————– (Unauthorized Charges)
92 == Saving Money —– (Disney World & Disneyland Military Discount)
92 == Tax Burden for Michigan Retired Vets ————– (As of SEP 2016)
GENERAL INTEREST
94 == Notes of Interest ———————————– (1 thru 15 OCT 2016)
95 == Presidential Debate #1 ————— (Defense Issues Not Mentioned)
96 == NFL Commissioner —- (Col. Jeffrey A Powers, USMC (Ret) Letter)
97 == Computer Data Storage ————– (Memory Chips vs. Hard Drive)
98 == Windows 10 [01] ——————————————- (Problems!!!)
99 == Constitution Day —————————- (Get Your Free Document)
99 == North Korea Nuclear Bomb [01] ——– (South Korea’s KMPR Plan)
100 == Crickets ———————— (Cookie, Cracker, and Energy Bar Use)
101 == Mattress Smarts ——— (Know What You Are Looking for & Why)
102 == Honeybees [02] ——————————— (Dealing With Swarms)
104 == Dumb Smart Device —————————————– (Floss Time)
104 == Have You Heard? ———————– (Facts about the Game of Golf)

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].

2 Responses to “RAO Bulletin Update 01 October 2016”

  1. John Katsaros October 2, 2016 at 11:46 am #

    My name is S/Sgt John Katsaros USAAF (100% WWII Combat Disabled) and I was a friend of Lt. Col. Leo Grey USAAF Tuskegee P-51 WWII fighter pilot.

    Would you please help me print out a copy of his Obit.?

    “May his Memory be Eternal”

    John Katsaros, President, Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society (AFEES), of WWII shot down Airmen in enemy territory, who Escaped and/or Evaded Capture. Thank you.

  2. John Katsaros October 2, 2016 at 11:47 am #

    Thank you.
    With much appreciation.
    Cheers,
    John Katsaros

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