RAO Bulletin Update 14 February 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Commissary Prices [08] ————– (Savings Less Than Thought)
05 == Commissary Private Label Products [01] ——— (Brands Named)
06 == BRAC [54] ——————————– (Too Many Bases | Opinion)
07 == BRAC [55] — (USA/USAF Vice Chiefs Support Another Round)
08== Secret Overseas Prison Plan — (Bush Era Interrogation Program)
10 == DARPA [03] ——————————————- (SHARE Program)
10 == POW/MIA Recoveries ———- (Reported 01 thru 14 Feb 2017 | Ten)
VA
12 == VA Secretary [56] ——— (Dr. Shulkin First non-Vet to Fill Position)
13 == The Independent Budget FY 2017 ————– (VSO Policy Priorities)
14 == VA Whistleblowers [50] —————– (Poplar Bluff VAMC Doctor)
15 == VA Information Technology —————– (Aging Systems Problem)
16 == Trump VA Listening Session ——— (Vet Organizations Not Invited)
17 == VA Heart Care ———————– (What You Should Take to Heart)
18 == Agent Orange Guam [04] —– (Guam AO Sprayer Fed Up With Lies)
19 == PTSD & TBI [03] —– (Mice Study Inspires VA Treatment Study)
20 == emPower Ankle —————————————- (VA Trial Results)
20 == VA Cemeteries [16] —– (NCA Ranked 1st in Customer Satisfaction)
22 == VA Pharmacy [07] ———————————– (Copay Reduction)
23 == VA Appointments [17] —————————————- (VAR APP)
23 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ———– (Reported 01 thru 14 FEB 2017)
24 == VAMC St. Cloud MN [02] ———— (Dying Vet Requests Letters)
Vets
25 == NDAA 2017 [27] ——————— (Impact on Retiree Community)
26 == Vet Jobs [212] ——————– (Federal Employee Vet Population)
27 == Vet Jobs [213] ———————————— (Heavy Duty Trucking)
27 == Vet Charity Watch [63] —— (BBB Clears Wounded Warrior Project)
28 == Honor Flight [12] —————– (1 MAY Trip Will Include 650 Vets)
29 == Vet Unemployment [11] ————————– (Jump to 6.3% in JAN)
30 == Military UCX [01] ——- (Unemployment Compensation Entitlement)
30 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Laurel Bay – (Possible Contamination Concerns)
31 == Vet Ad Targets Trump ——————– (VoteVets Personal Message)
32 == Vet Car Donation ———– (Benefits of Giving to a Vet Organization)
34 == AFRH Washington [06] ———————— (Accepting Applications)
35 == Vet Housing [12] ————————– (The Villages of Benning GA)
37 == Obit: Tatel~William ——– (3 Feb 2017 | WW2 Patton Staff Member)
38 == Obit: Lyon~Richard ——————- (3 Feb 2017 | 1st SEAL Admiral)
39 == Obit: Moore~Hal ———– (10 FEB 2017 | Lt. Gen Battle of Ia Drang)
39 == Retiree Appreciation Days ————————– (As of Feb 14, 2017)
40 == Vet Hiring Fairs ——————————- (15 Feb thru 14 Mar 2017)
40 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ————————– (Vermont 2017)
Vet Legislation
42 == Flag Desecration [03] ————————- (Amendment H.J. Res. 61)
43 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [40] ————————- (S.319 Introduced)
44 == Arkansas National Guard ——- (Full College Tuition Senate Bill 278)
44 == Less-Than-Honorable Discharge [03] — (H.R.918 Mental Health Care)
46 == VA Claim Assistance – (H.R.506/S.150 | Penalize Illegal Vet Advisers)
MILITARY
47 == Yeman 29 JAN Raid —- (Golden Oldie al-Qaida Video Recovered)
48 == Yeman 29 JAN Raid [01] —– (Spicer Blasts McCain’s Disrespect)
48 == TRICARE Dental Program [13] —————- (Premium Reduction)
49 == Navy Readiness ———————————- (Lack of Funds Impact)
51 == U.S. Philippine Bases [17] ——- (Okay to Build Barracks/Depots)
51 == Marine Corps Readiness ——- (Less than 50% of Aircraft Flyable)
52 == Hagfish Slime – (Navy Researchers Believe Could Help Save Lives)
MILITARY HISTORY
53 == Gen. LucianTruscott — (One of the Most Competent WWII Officers)
55 == Battle of Chipyong-Ni —————- (Gettysburg of the Korean War)
59 == Manhattan Project ————————— (RECA Act Applicability)
61 == WWII Churchill White House Visit ——- (22 Dec thru 14 Jan 1942)
63 == Military History Anniversaries ———————— (15 thru 29 FEB)
63 == Medal of Honor Citations —————– (Eubanks, Ray E | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
67 == Drug Cost Increases [03] ——————————- (Insulin Lawsuit)
68 == PTSD Marijuana Treatment [01] ———————— (Study Begins)
69 == Lung Cancer [01] —————— (Who should Really Get Screened)
70 == Health Tests —————————— (Which do You Really Need?)
72 == Heart Attack [03] —————————- (Can you Have a Silent One)
73 == Colds [04] ————————————- (Best Ways to Prevent One)
74 == Exercise Mental Health Benefits —- (Anxiety, Brain, & Sleep Impact)
75 == Healthy Eating [01] ————— (American Heart Month | Smoothies)
75 == TRICARE Podcast 383 — (Kids Dental Mo | Wear Red | Weight Loss)
76 == TRICARE Podcast 384 —— (Ear Care | Heart Health Webiner | SAD)
77 == Gallstones [01] ———————- (Often Harmless and Unnoticeable)
FINANCES
80 == FICO Credit Score [09] —————————– (12 Ways to Lower It)
81 == Avoid 2016’s Top Scams ——————– (What to Look For in 2017)
82 == IRS VITA Program 2017 ——————– (Free Tax filing Assistance)
83 == Storage Limit Reached Scam —————————— (How It works)
84 == Credit Monitoring ———————- (3 Reasons Not to Use A Service)
85 == Tax Burden for Ohio Retired Vets ———————– (As of Feb 2017)
GENERAL INTEREST
87 == Notes of Interest ————————————- (01 thru 14 Feb 2017)
89 == China’s Offensive Capability [02] —– (Second Carrier Taking Shape)
90 == RP Police Killings —————— (Crimes Against Humanity Alleged)
91 == RP Police Killings [01] ————— (Duterte Corrupt Police Solution)
91 == Ask Marilyn —————- (How Much Oil Did One Dinosaur Make?)
92 == Old Photos in Color —————————- (The Difference it Makes)
92 == Have You Heard? ———– (Trump AZ Impact || Alzheimer’s Test)

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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