RAO Bulletin Update 15 November 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Trump’s Military —————————————- (What to Expect)
06 == Military Recruiting [06] —————— (Standards May Be Relaxed)
07 == Toxic Exposure | Colorado Springs Area [02] ————— (False Alarm)
07 == BRAC [52] ——————————- (Non-BRAC Closure Alternatives)
08 == Toxic Exposure | Colorado Springs Area [02] ————— (False Alarm)
09 == POW/MIA [78] ——————— (Vietnam POW/MIA Recovery Status)
11 == POW/MIA Recoveries ————- (Reported 1 thru 15 NOV 2016 | Nine)
VA
15 == VA Claim Filing [08] ————————————– (How to Do It)
17 == VA Disability & SSDI [01] ———————— (Eligibility for Both)
18 == VA Partnerships —————————— (9 New Ones Announced)
19 == VA Registries [06] ————— (Airborne Hazards & Open Burn Pit)
20 == VA SSA Dual Disability Eligibility ——————- (Record Sharing)
20 == myVA Initiative [02] —– (Report Shows Measurable Improvements)
21 == VA Prescription Policy [07] ——— (10-Day Goal Met 99% of Time)
22 == VE-HEROeS ——————————– (VA Vietnam Era Vet Study)
22 == VA Recommendation Policy —————— (Inadequate Monitoring)
23 == VA Care Usage ————————- (Post-9/11 Vet Percentages Up)
24 == VA Overpayments —————————— (WWII Vet Irene Miller)
25 == VA Home Loan [43] ——————————— (Guaranty Program)
26 == VA Psychiatric Care | Inpatient —– (Admission Screening Shortfalls)
27 == VA DAISY Award ——————– (Honoring Extraordinary Nurses)
28 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —————- (Reported 1 thru 15 NOV 2016)
30 == VAMC Wilkes-Barre PA ——- (Expanded Services for Women Vets)
31 == VA Health Care Management [01] ————– (Help Is On The Way)
Vets
32 == GI Bill [214] ————————— (DOE Final Student Borrower Regs)
33 == Vet Legal Assistance [01] ——————– (Nevada @Ease Program)
33 == Veterans in Congress [07] ————————– (Changes For 2017)
35 == Veterans Day by the Numbers ———————– (As of 1 Jan 2016)
36 == History of Veterans Day ———————————- (1919 to 2016)
38 == Vet vs. Non-Vet Health —— (Veterans Report Better Overall Health)
38 == Vietnam Lapel Pin ———————————– (National Initiative)
39 == Vet Burial Plans ——————————– (Pre-Planning Is A Must)
40 == Vet Best vs. Worst Cities to Live ———————- (2016 Rankings)
40 == SW Florida Vietnam Wall —– (Half Scale Dedicated in Punta Gorda)
41 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Ft. McClellan [04] ——– (First COA Reversal)
42 == VVMF Wall of Faces [01] —————————– (Finish The Wall)
44 == Korean War Vets ——————————– (McEachin & Okamoto)
45 == Enlistment Bonus Payback [02] —- (Guard Can’t find 4,000 Soldiers)
46 == Enlistment Bonus Payback [03] — (ISSA Demands DoD Return Pmts)
47 == Enlistment Bonus Payback [04] —- (Estimates Outside CA Retracted)
48 == Vet Jobs [202] ———————— (Longevity | 50% After One Year)
48 == Obit: Akee~Dan ————————————————- (14 OCT 2016)
49 == Retiree Appreciation Days —————————– (As of 15 NOV 2016)
50 == Vet Hiring Fairs ——————————– (16 NOV thru 15 DEC 2016)
52 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ————————— (Iowa NOV 2016)
Vet Legislation
53 == OSS Congressional Gold Medal Act—————————– (H.R.3929)
53 == House Vet Bill Progress ——————————— (15 NOV 2016)
54 == Senate Vet Bill Progress ——————————— (15 NOV 2016)
MILITARY
54 == Navy Submarine Work Day —————- (New 8 on, 12 Off Impact)
55 == Navy Obesity Problem ———————— (How they Plan to Fix It)
55 == Military Sexual Assault [01] —— (Special Victim Counsel Program)
56 == Special Ops ———— (More Resources Or Fewer Missions Needed)
57 == SCRA [06] —– (New Support Pilot Program Enhances Enforcement)
58 == Carl Gustaf Recoilless Rifle —————– (M3E1 “Super” Bazooka)
59 == USS Zumwalt [08] ———- (LRLAP Shells Could Run $800k+ Each)
60 == KA-BAR ———– (1219C2 aka ‘1217 USMC Fighting Utility Knife’)
61 == Military Combat Training ———————————— (Warrior Night)
62 == Military Ranks Quiz 2 ————————————– (Do You Know?)
63 == Military Ranks Quiz 2 ————————- (Did you Answer Correctly)
MILITARY HISTORY
64 == Black Max Award ————————– (Naval Aviators – Vietnam Era)
66 == WW2 Vets 120 ——————————- (Herschel “Woody” Williams)
68 == Military Legends —– (Go For Broke | WW2 442nd RCT Nisei Troops)
71 == Midway Atoll ————– (History Preservation vs. Wildlife Protection)
73 == Fat Man Search ——————- (May Have Been Found after 66 Years)
73 == America’s Response Monument ———— (Special Forces | Rededicated)
74 == Military History ———— (WW2 Philippines | Minoru Wada’s Moment)
76 == Military History Anniversaries —————————- (16 thru 30 NOV)
76 == Medal of Honor Citations ———————— (Edson, Merritt A | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
79 == Bile Duct Cancer – (Cholangiocarcinoma Linked to Vietnam Service)
81 == TRICARE Child Care [02] ——————- (Hospice Care Coverage)
82 == TRICARE Auditory Care [01] —————— (Hearing Aid Implants)
83 == TRICARE Enrollment [01] ———- (Insurance Marketplace Options)
83 == PTSD [222] ———————- (Army Stellate Ganglion Block Study)
84 == TRICARE Podcast 373 — (Warrior Care MO | Smokeout | Eye Health)
85 == TRICARE Podcast 374 —- (Skin Protection | Health Literacy | Bullying)
87 == Health Care Reform [65] —————– (Open Enrollment 2017 Is Here)
FINANCES
88 == Medicare Supplemental Plans —————————– (Selection ABC’s)
89 == Insurance Terminology ————————————- (Key Definitions)
90 == Social Security Fund Depletion [13] — (Could You Survive 21% Cut)
91 == Service Plans ——————————————– (Are They Worth It?)
92 == Online Surveys ———————– (Win A Prize or Earn Gift Cards)
93 == Veteran Scams [02] ——————————————– (Top Five)
94 == Mortgage Refinancing Scam 2 ————————– (How It works)
95 == Tax Burden for Minnesota Retired Vets —————- (As of NOV 2016)
GENERAL INTEREST
97 == Notes of Interest ————————————- (1 thru 15 NOV 2016)
98 == Fact Checking ——————————– (Tech Tactics | Tools & Tips)
99 == Got Your Six [01] —– (Recommended Veteran Related Entertainment)
100 == Tomb of the Unknowns [10] ———– (Documentary | The Unknowns)
101 == Dumb Smart Device ———————————————- (Umbrella)
101 == Trump Election ——————————————- (Russia’s Reaction)
102 == Trump Election [01] —————————- (What Troops Can Expect)
104 == Trump Election [02] ————– (7 Ways It Could Impact your Wallet)
105 == U.S. Philippine Bases [12] — (RP Defense Equipment Acquisitions)
106 == Lies ————————————————– (10 Ways to Spot Them)
108 == Have You Heard? ———– (Cow, Ant & an Old Fart || Nun at Hooters)

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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