RAO Bulletin Update 01 March 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Military Readiness —————————————- (No Quick Fix)
05 == SECNAV ————————– (Nominee Philip Bilden Withdraws)
05== DoD Nuclear Mission [01] ———— (10 Year Modernization Cost)
06 == National Guard Mobilization – (Immigrant Roundup Plan Denied)
07 == China on U.S. Military [01] – (South China Sea Sub Transit Rule)
08 == China on U.S. Military [02] ——————— ( FONOPS Warning)
09 == DoD Fraud, Waste & Abuse —– (Reported 15 thru 28 Feb 2017)
09 == Arlington National Cemetery [68] — (Space Is Going To Run Out)
10 == POW/MIA [81] ——- (Director Post Still Vacant After 9 Months)
11 == POW/MIA Recoveries ——– (Reported 15 thru 28Feb 2017 | Three)
VA
12 == VA Secretary [57] ————- (Senate Confirms Dr. Shulkin 100 to 0)
13 == VA Secretary [58] ————————- (Time To Stop Berating VA)
14 == VA Private Care Access [03] — (Shulkin Endorses Vet Use If Better)
15 == VA Health Care Enrollment [10] —— (500K Applications to Expire)
15 == VA Employee Accountability [04] — (Shulkin Promises Crack Down)
16 == GI Bill [218] —————- (New Study Justifies Continued Funding)
17 == VA Claims Backlog [156] —————— (Increase to 101,000 Cases)
18 == VA Scheduling [01] —————————– (Single System Lacking)
18 == VA Disability Compensation System [06] ———— (Who is Eligible)
19 == VA Official Time [02] ———- (Joint Hearing Debate on Vet Impact)
21 == VA Waste & Mismanagement — (GAO Study Rates VA a High Risk)
22 == VA Oversight ————————————- (How Congress Does It)
23 == VA Unions ————— (1.1M Man-hours Spent on Union Activities)
25 == VA Opioid Therapy [04] ————————- (Tougher Guidelines)
27 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ——- (Reported 15 thru 28 FEB 2017)
29 == VAMC Birmingham AL —— (Checkmating Alzheimer’s Program)
30 == VA HCS Black Hills SD [04] ——- (Hot Springs VAMC Decision)
Vets
31 == MLP —————————— (Medical Legal Partnership Program)
32 == Vet College Performance ———————– (Better Than Civilians)
34 == IAVA [01] ———– (Founder Denies Grant Spending Allegations)
34 == Wounded Warrior Assistance [04] ———- (Top 10 Unmet Needs)
35 == Vet Cemetery Indiana ———— (Crown Hill Expansion Battle Ends)
37 == Afghanistan Vet 02 ———————– (Nick Mendes | Quadriplegia)
38 == Retiree Appreciation Days ————————– (As of Feb 28, 2017)
38 == Vet Hiring Fairs ———————————— (01 thru 31 Mar 2017)
41 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ——————— (Virginia Feb 2017)
Vet Legislation
41 == Vet Jobs [214] ——– (H.R.1101 | Eliminate Vets From Hiring Freeze)
42 == Vet Jobs [215] ———————— (H.R.512, H.R.244 and H.R.974)
42 == VA Blue Water Claims [38] — (S.422 | Reintroduced in Senate)
43 == SBP DIC Offset [47] —————- (H.R.846 | Eliminate Widow’s Tax)
43 == VA Employee Fairness Act — (H.R.980/S.336 | Collective Bargaining)
44 == VA Claims Assistance [07] ———— (H.R.512/S.242 | Wingman Act)
45 == Congressional Gold Medal [08] —— (S.352 | MSgt Rodrick Edmonds)
46 == VA Facility Expansion [12] — (S.233/H.R.90 | Approval for 24 Leases)
47 == VA Adult Day Care [01] — ( H.R.1005 | Severely Disabled Vet Access)
48 == VA Vacancies Bill ——– (20+ VAMCs Have No Permanent Director)
MILITARY
48 == Military Academies ——————— (Teen Appointed to All Four)
49 == Military Funding ————– (Congress’ Behavior Will Cost Lives)
50 == Alternative Future Fleet – (Bold Vision for the Future of the Navy)
52== Navy Fleet Size[03] ——- (CBO Projects $566B Cost for Increase)
53 == Navy Readiness [01] ——————- (Sailors Told to Toughen Up)
54 == Navy Training ————————- (New Plan Shortens A Schools)
56 == USCG Icebreakers [01] ———– (More Needed to Counter Russia)
57 == Russian Military Strength [01] —– (Information Warfare Troops)
MILITARY HISTORY
58 == Pearl Harbor Mail Plane ——— (Sikorsky JRS-1 Under Restoration)
59 == Battle of Tarawa ——————– (Japanese Defeated in Three Days)
63== Harlem Hellfighters —————– (WWI African American Troops)
66 == Military History Anniversaries ———————- (01 thru 15 MAR)
66 == American Revolution Quiz 1 ——————————– (Questions)
67 == WWII VETS 129 – (Mitchell Talmadge | French Legion of Honor)
68 == WWII VETS 130 ———————- (Paul A. Weiser | BB-55 Sailor)
70 == American Revolution Quiz 1 ———————————- (Answers)
71 == Medal of Honor Citations —————–(Rosser~Ronald E | ROK)
72 == Medal of Honor Citations —————- (Eubanks, Ray E | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
74 == Tricare Physician Availability [02] ———— (Drop Outs Reported)
75 == Medicare Drug Procurement———————— (Negotiated Pricing)
76 == Health Care Reform [66] ——————————- (Signup Changes)
77 == Sitting Disease Avoidance —————- (Reduce Your Cancer Risk)
78 == Heart Maintenance —————————– (Avoiding Heart Disease)
81 == TRICARE Podcast 385 ————- (Cyberfit | Heart Attacks | GASpO)
82 == Frozen Shoulder ————————————– (Cause & Treatment)
FINANCES
84 == Concurrent Receipt Status [07] ———————- (Proposal Concerns)
84 == Pay Withholding by State ————– (Where Does Your State Rank?)
85 == Debt ————————————– (Housing, Car, and Student Tips)
86 == Homeowners Insurance ———– (Claims | Inventory & Contents Tips)
86 == Homeowners Insurance [01] ———————— (What’s Not Covered)
88 == Funeral Homes [01] —————————- (Cost Estimate Reliability)
88 == IRS Audit [08] ———————————— (Tips On Surviving One)
91 == Tax Burden for Nebraska Retired Vets —————– (As of Mar 2017)
91 == Social Security Reform [04] ——————- (Possible Major Changes)
GENERAL INTEREST
92 == Notes of Interest ————————————- (15 thru 28 Feb 2017)
93 == South China Sea ———————- (ASEAN Militarization Concerns )
94 == GTMO Prison [09] ———– (Iraqi Suicide Bomber Was Ex-Detainee)
95== Help!!! ————————- (Things that might make you say it (10)
95 == Have You Heard? —————————————– (Potpourri || UP)

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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