RAO Bulletin Update 15 October 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
05 == DoD Suicide Policy [12] ——- (Mourning the Loss of a Loved One)
06 == DoD Afghan ‘Ghost Soldiers’ ———- (Unease Over Numbers Paid)
06 == NDAA 2017 [20] — (McCain Opposes Vet Hiring Preference Limit)
07 == POW/MIA [76] —————– (KIA Remains Returned After 10 Years)
07 == POW/MIA Recoveries ———- (Reported 1 thru 15 Oct 2016 | Fifteen)
VA
12 == VA Appeals Backlog [05] —— (House Proposed Appeal Procedure)
13 == VA Mental Health Care [30] ———— (Never Again Act H.R.6108)
14 == VA National Archives———————– (Dayton VAMC Selected)
14 == VA Vet Choice Program [48] ———- (Provider Payment Problems)
16 == VA Suicide Prevention [36] ———————- (Raising Awareness)
17 == HVAC [20] ————————— (Chairman Not Leaving Quietly)
18 == VA Vet Training —————– (Online Self-Help Resource Center)
18 == VA Loans ————————————————– (Multiple Use)
19 == VA CVEB —————— (Community Veteran Engagement Board)
20 == VA Disability Claim Delay [03] ——- (Exam Outsourcing Planned)
21 == VA Fertility Services [01] ————————– (IVF Now Funded)
22 == VA Hearing & Vision Benefit [06] ———- (Research & Advances)
23 == VA IPV Help ————- (Available to Women Vets Upon Request)
24 == VA Nursing [04] ——— (Record Public Comment on RN Proposal)
25 == VA Transportation [02] —————————- (El Paso Problems)
26 == VA Travel Allowance [16] ———– (Non-Service Connected Vets)
26 == VA Housebound Vets ———— (Shortchanged $110M in Benefits)
28 == VA Mobile Apps ——————– (22 Launched for Veterans Use)
28 == VA Burial Delays [03] ———– (Misleading Chicago-Area Report)
29 == VA Suicide Prevention [35] — (Lawmakers Push on Hotline Fixes)
30 == VA Whistleblowers [46] —— (Budget Bill Gives New Protections)
31 == GI Bill [210] ————————— (ACICS & ITT Student Relief)
31 == GI Bill [211] ———– (VA Overpay Schools $247M+ in FY 2013)
32 == GI Bill [212] ————————– (Top Ivy League Schools for Vets)
33 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse————- (Reported 1 thru 15 OCT 2016)
34 == VA Medical Marijuana [26] —————– (Shot Down – What Now?)
35 == VA OPC Plano TX ———————– (Grand Opening Held 16 SEP)
35 == VAMC Hampton VA [04] — (Vet Gets Wheelchair After 5 Months)
36 == VAMC Hines IL [05] —————- (Vet Remains Neglect Alleged)
37 == VAMC Salisbury NC [01] ———— (15 Die While Awaiting Care)
38 == VAMC Fargo ND ——– (New Veterans Care Coordination Program)
39 == VA HCS San Francisco ——– (Hiring In All Facilities In the Region)
40 == VA HCS Phoenix [26] ——————— (New Boss w/Troubled Past)
41 == VA HCS Phoenix [27] ——– (OIG Report Verifies Mismanagement)
41 == VA HCS Salisbury ————– (Scheduling and Wait Times Problem)
Vets
42 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [37] ———– Burn Pit 360 Obama Letter)
43 == Medicare Eligible Vets [01] — (TRICARE/CHAMPVA Termination)
44 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Lejeune [64] ——— (Justice Wait Too Long)
44 == Vet Political Endorsements —- (Legal Status | Retired Mil Officers)
46 == Son Tay Raiders ———————- (Possibly Their Final Reunion)
46 == WWII OSS Gold Medal —- (Congressional Holdup Frustrates Vets)
48 == Mexican-American War Vets ————— (14 Returned for Burial)
49 == Retiree Checklist ——————– (What Survivors Should Know)
51 == Vet Fraud & Abuse —————– (Reported 01 thru 15 OCT 2016)
51 == Vet Jobs [199] ——————- (Washington Employer Tax Credit)
52 == Vet Cemetery Idaho [01] —– (Twin City National Cemetery Planned)
52 == Obit: Carroll~Alfred —————————————– (28 SEP 2016)
53 == Obit: Haerry~Raymond ————————————– (27 SEP 2016)
55 == Obit: Martinez~Carlos M ———————————– (16 JAN 2016)
56 == WWII Vets [119] ———————————- (Harold Baker | Welder)
57 == Vet Franchises ————————- (2017 Ranking | 43 Best For Vets)
59 == Retiree Appreciation Days ————————— (As of 30 SEP 2016)
59 == Vet Hiring Fairs —————————- (16 OCT thru 15 /NOV 2016)
61 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ———————- (Illinois OCT 2016)
Vet Legislation
61 == Continuing Resolution [01] —————- (70-Day Extension Deal)
62 == VA Emergency Room ———— (Vet Act Should Enhance Treatment)
62 == Purple Heart Award [02] ———— (H.R.6234 Would Prohibit Resale)
63 == SASC [02] ——————- (Upcoming Election’s Potential Impact)
64 == GI Bill [213] ————- (Protecting Veterans’ Educational Choice)
65 == House Vet Bill Progress ——————————– (15 OCT 2016)
66 == Senate Vet Bill Progress ——————————- (15 OCT 2016)
MILITARY
67 == B-52’s [01] ——————- (Mothballed Stratofortress To Service)
68 == Navy Enlisted Rating Titles [01] —- (Sailors Reaction to Deep-Six)
69 == Navy Enlisted Rating Titles [02] —– (SECNAV Defends Removal)
71 == MCPON’s Confession ——————— (Sailor’s Positive Reaction)
72 == Combat Performance ——- (Can It Be Boosted With Testosterone)
73 == Military Death Penalty —– (Supreme Court Won’t Hear Challenge)
74 == Service Members’ Rights [01] ——- (Wells Fargo Bank Violations)
75 == Retirement Ceremony Protocol [01] ———————— (Flag Folding)
76 == Troops & Obesity ——————————— (Growth Since 2001)
MILITARY HISTORY
77 == Hanoi Hannah ——————– (Vietnam’s Trinh Thi Ngo Dies at 85)
78 == Navy Ratings ——————————— (Old, Obscure, & Obsolete)
78 == 65th Infantry Regiment ——– (Congressional Gold Medal Recipient)
81 == Bad Angel ——————————— (WWII Pilot Lt. Louis Curdes)
82 == Military History ————————- (WW2 Unalaska Dutch Harbor)
84 == Military History Anniversaries ————————- (16 thru 31 OCT)
84 == Medal of Honor Citations ———————- (Dutko, John W.| WWII)
HEALTH CARE
85 == Sub Threshold PTSD ——- (Yale Study Results | Morbidity Risks)
86 == Flu Shots [09] ————————– (FluMist Not Recommended)
87 == TRICARE for Guard/Reserve [01] ———– (2017 Rates Released)
88 == Aging —————————————– (Healthy Tips to Follow)
89 == Hernias ———————————————— (What They Are)
91 == Rabies — (Reducing Exposure | 59K Deaths Worldwide Annually)
91 == Prostatitis [02] ———– (Symptoms | Urinary Problems With Age)
92 == Permanent Home Selection ——————— (Health Care Factor)
94 == TMOP [21] ———————————- ( How To Switch From CVS)
95 == TRICARE Podcast 368 —— (ESI Network Pharmacy | Preparedness)
96 == TRICARE Podcast 369 — (Women | Mental Health | Health Literacy)
FINANCES
97 == CA Property Tax ———- (Postponement (PTP) Program Reinstated)
98 == VA Loans [14] ————————————-Reasons to Use (2)
100 == NFCU Disclosure ———– (Improper Debt Collection Practices )
101 == Dental Insurance ————————– (Do you Really Need It?)
102 == Dental Insurance [01] ———————————— (10 alternatives)
104 == Car Insurance [13] —————— (Ways to Drive Down Your Rates)
105 == Homeowners Insurance [06] ———— (Ways to Reduce Your Rates)
106 == USA Discounters ————— (Guilty of Vet Predatory Practices)
107 == Canadian National Parks —————– (Free Admission in 2017)
108 == Political Survey Phishing Scam ————————- (How it Works)
109 == Blank Deposit Slip Scam ———– (A New Twist On An Old Fraud)
110 == Tax Burden for Maryland Retired Vets ————- (As of OCT 2016)
GENERAL INTEREST
112 == Notes of Interest ———————————- (16 thru 31 OCT 2016)
114 == Comcast Customer Bullying —————- (FCC Levies $2.3M Fine)
115 == Election Impact on Social Security ——————- (Party Platforms)
116 == Only In America – (Canadians Version of David Letterman’s Top 10)
117 == U.S. Philippine Bases [04] ——– (Duterte Threatens to End EDCA)
117 == U.S. Philippine Bases [05] ——– (RP Could Face Major Obstacles)
118 == U.S. Philippine Bases [06] —— (1st Break In Defense Cooperation)
119 == U.S. Philippine Bases [07] —- (Duterte Question Need for Alliance)
120 == Consumer Laws —————————————- (Did You Know?)
122 == U.S.-Russia Tensions —— (Gorbachev Warns at a Dangerous Point)
123 == Pumpkin or Squash —————————- (What Are you Buying?)
123 == Philippines War on Drugs ———— (3 Million Addicts in Jeopardy)
124 == Have You Heard? ———- (Paddy and Mick || Grandpa’s IRS Audit)

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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