RAO Bulletin Update 15 January 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Concurrent Receipt Status [03] ——— (Petition Signatures Needed)
05 == Concurrent Receipt Status [04] —— (Wrong Ways To Save Money)
06 == Fleet Expansion ——————– (Biggest Since Cold War Planned)
07 == Identity Theft [15] — (Pentagon Subcontractor Leaks 11GB of Data)
07 == Sequestration [49] ————— (Impact on Trump Military Agenda)
07 == Sequestration [50] ———————– (Repeal Needed for FY 2018)
08 == Enlistment Bonus Payback [09] – (Most California Cases Dismissed)
09 == DoD Pharmacy Program —– (Win-Win for Patients & Government)
10 == Traumatic Brain Injury [58] —— (DoD Stops Blast Gauge Program)
11 == Exchange Online Shopping [08] ——— (Policy Change Announced)
12 == DoD Fraud, Waste & Abuse ———– (Reported 1 thru 15 JAN 2017)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries ——– (Reported 1 thru 15 JAN 2017 | Thirty)
VA
18 == Trump VA Plan [04] ———— ( Trump Picks for VA Post Drop Out)
19 == HVAC [21] ——– (New Chairman to Continue Accountability Push)
20 == HVAC [22] ———————————- (New Democrat Top Voice)
21 == VA Nursing Homes [07] —————————— (Florida Shortage)
22 == VA Prosthetics [16] —- (Military Amputees to Receive LUKE Arms)
23 == VA Health Care Access [47] ———— (Report Shows Improvement)
24 == VA Burial Benefits [40] ————————– (Spouse Rule Change)
24 == VA Transgender Care [01] – (Patients Are Welcomed and Respected)
26 == VA Secretary [53] ———— (Biggest Issues Replacement Will Face)
28 == VA Secretary [54] —————————- (McDonalds’s Exit Memo)
29 == VA Secretary [55] ————— (Trump Picks David Shulkin for Job)
31 == VA Privatization [09] ————- (Sen. Sanders Slams Trump’s Plan)
32 == VA Bonuses [32] ————— ($30M Paid in 2014 Was Unjustified)
33 == VA Opioid Therapy [03] —— (Fewer Vets Receiving Prescriptions)
34 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ———— (Reported 1 thru 15 JAN 2017)
35 == VA Golden Age Games 2017 — (To be Held May 7-11 in Biloxi MS)
Vets
36 == Homeless Vets [76] ——————— (VA’s 30 Day Housing Effort)
37 == Wounded Warrior Project [05] ———— (Can They s]Survive 2017)
38 == Vet Unemployment [10] ————————– (Drops Again in 2016)
39 == WWII VETS 127 ——- (DeLong~George | USS Oklahoma Survivor)
42 == WWII VETS 128 ————– (Overton~Richard | Oldest Living Vet)
43 == Texas Veteran Tuition [05] ———- (Court Upholds Hazelwood Act)
43 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Lejeune [66] ———– (VA SC Rule Published)
44 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Lejeune [67] —————– (VA Cash Payouts)
45 == Obit: Austin Lindsey —————————————– (DEC 2016)
46 == Presidential Pardon – (Petition Cites Clinton Email Scandal Treatment)
47 == Vet Assisted Living Facility — (Rents Double – Pay Up or Move Out)
48 == Arkansas State Income Tax ——- (Military Retiree Tax Cut Proposal)
49 == Vet Fraud & Abuse ——————— (Reported 01 thru 15 JAN 2017)
49 == Retiree Appreciation Days ————————- (As of JAN 15, 2017)
50 == Vet Hiring Fairs —————————— (16 JAN thru 15 FEB 2016)
51 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts —————————– (Texas 2017)
Vet Legislation
52 == VA Accountability [39] —- (House Passes Pro-Vet H.R. 1038 & 1016)
52 == VA Project ECHO ———— (S.2073/H.R.5395’s Impact on Vet Care)
54 == VA Blue Water Claims [36] —————- (H.R. 299 Introduced 5 JAN)
55 == Concurrent Receipt Status [05] ————— (S.66, HR.303 & HR.333)
55 == American Legion [03] ————- (115th Congress Legislative Agenda)
56 == TREA ————————– (What They Will be Looking at in 2017)
MILITARY
57 == Military Retirement Pay [05] ——– (Troops Have 1-Year to Decide)
58 == Reservist Deployment Benefits ————- (New Rules Block Some)
59 == Columbia SSBN Program – (Ohio Replacement Program Parameters)
60 == Army Grooming & Dress —————————– (New Guidelines)
61 == Military Tattoo Criteria [09] —————— (USAF Modifies Rules)
62 == Military Pay & Benefits [06] ———- (Unclear on What Lies Ahead)
62 == Less-Than-Honorable Discharges [02] ———— (Pentagon Review)
63 == Hyper Velocity Projectile Program ————- (Platform Expansion)
66 == Military Working Dogs [02] ——— (Dogs for Defense Program ++)
67 == B-52’s [02] ———————————————— (Engine Issues)
68 == Obama’s Military Legacy ——- (How the Troops Rated Him | Part I)
70 == Obama’s Military Legacy —— (How the Troops Rated Him | Part II)
MILITARY HISTORY
72 == USS Constitution —————– (History of the Legendary Survivor)
72 == Last Six Seconds ————— (Gen. John Kelly USMC 2010 Speech)
75 == Operation Meetinghouse ———— (When Fire Rained From the Sky)
79 == Operation Linebacker II – (VN Maximum Effort Bombing Campaign)
79 == Military History Anniversaries ————————- (16 thru 31 JAN)
79 == Medal of Honor Citations ————– (Epperson~Harold G | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
81 == Drug Price Gouging —————————– (SAC Report Released)
81 == Mindfulness Exercises —————— (Improve Your Health With 4)
82 == End of Life [03] ——— (Physician Survey on Medical Aid In Dying)
84 == Energy Drinks [01] ———————— (Reasons to Avoid Overuse)
86 == NDAA 2017 [ 26] ——————- (Avalanche of TRICARE Changes)
87 == TRICARE Pub Updates [01] ————————— (As of JAN 2017)
88 == Deep Vein Thrombosis —————————- (Know the Symptoms)
89 == TRICARE Podcast 379 —– (Referrals | Network Provider | Go Green)
90 == TRICARE Podcast 380 — (Preventive Services | Students | Go Green)
FINANCES
91 == College Tuition & Fees 2016-17 ————— (Average Cost by State)
92 == Car Ownership —————————- (10 Year Longevity Rankings)
92 == Tax Burden for North Carolina Retired Vets ——— (As of JAN 2017)
GENERAL INTEREST
94 == Notes of Interest ————————————- (1 thru 15 JAN 2017)
96 == Sam Johnson (R-TX) —- (Vietnam/Korea Vet Won’t Seel Reelection)
96 == Terrorist’s Treatment ——- (Torture Unnecessary/Counterproductive)
97 == Holoman Rule — (Enables Individual Federal Worker Pay Cuts to $1)
99 == Pushups ————————————- (How the USMC Does Them)
99 == USA Deaths & Mortality ———————————- (Data for 2014)
100 == Presidential Inauguration —————————- (Tips for Attending)
102 == The Century That Ended ————————– (What 1916 Was Like)
102 == RP~Russia Relations ——— (Naval Exercises Under Consideration)
103 == RP~Russia Relations [01] —– (Philippines Finalizing Security Deal)
104 == North Korea Nuclear Weapons [02] ——— (Can They Reach USA?)
106 == Pioneer Cabin Tree —- (Giant Sequoia With ‘Tunnel,’ Falls In Storm)
107 == Kids Say the Dardnest Things — (Art Linkletter Would Have Agreed)
108 == Have You Heard? —————————- (Last Kiss | Jungle Rumble)

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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