RAO Bulletin Update 01 May 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Pentagon Accounting [01] —- (How Many People Are On Payroll?)
05 == Selective Service System [24] ——————– (Women Draft Issue)
06 == Government Shutdown [21] —————— (Impact on Troops/Vets)
07 == PRK Nuclear Weapons [08] —– (U.S. Range Missile Trump Policy)
08 == DoD Appropriations Act [03] ———– (CR Damage to the Military)
10 == POW/MIA [84] ————————— (SITREP as of 19 APR 2017)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries ——— (Reported 16 thru 30 APR 2017 | 13)
VA
15 == VA Privatization [10] ———– (Not Under Trump Administration)
16 == VA Appeals [26] —————- (Class Action Challenges Allowed)
17 == VA Accountability [43] —– (Trump Establishes New AWP Office)
18 == VA Unions [01] —- (Why So Many Workers & What do They Do)
20 == VA ID Card [09] ——————————– (Wait Time Unknown)
20 == VA Health Care Access [50] ———— (VA Partnership With CVS)
21 == VA Suicide Prevention [39] ————— (VA Sees As Top Priority)
22 == VA Women Vet Programs [28] —————- (At Risk or Homeless)
24 == VA Health Care Enrollment [12] — (229K Letters Bounced in 2016)
24 == VA Caregiver Program [39] ———— (Senators Demand Answers)
25 == VA Caregiver Program [40] – (Revocations Suspended for 3 Weeks)
25 == VA Vet Choice Program [52] —- (Trump’s S.554 Signing Remarks)
27 == VA Records [03] —————————– (Modernization Initiative)
28 == VA Blue Water Claims [40] —————— (Larry Howell’s Appeal)
29 == VA Hospital Quality of Care [04] – (Outcome/ Readmission/Mortality)
30 == VA VEO ————- (Effort To Fix Customer Service For Veterans)
32 == VA Pharmacy [08] —— (Annual Income Verification Requirement)
33 == VA Claim Denial ————– (Veteran Bob Ratz | Spinal Problems)
34 == GI Bill [224] ——————- (Improper Payments | Reform Needed)
35 == GI Bill [226] ——————- (Reforms This Year Are All But Dead)
37 == VA CCI ———– (Center for Compassionate Innovation Launched)
37 == VA Medical Marijuana [27] —– (Could Replace Vet’s 9,828 Pills)
38 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —— (Reported 16 thru 30 APR 2017)
41 == VA Vet Center [12] —- (Oklahoma | Talihina 90-day Referral Hold)
41 == VAMC Shreveport LA [02] ——— (In Praise of Overton Brooks)
42 == VAMC Hampton VA [06] ——————– (Hiring Freeze Impact)
42 == VAMC Cincinnati [07] ——— (COS Suspended After 14months)
Vets
43 == Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Memorial ——– (Arlington Approves)
44 == Vet Deportations [10] ————– (Pardons Could Help 3 Return)
45 == PTSD Punitive Discharges [05] —— (Class Action Lawsuit Filed)
46 == Blue Star Memorial ——— (Alabama National Cemetery Marker)
47 == U.S. Air Force Monument – (Into the Wild Blue Yonder | 1st of 5)
48 == Vet Cemetery Arkansas [03] ———— (Fort Smith New Director)
49 == Obit: Jacobson~John —– (13 APR 2017 | QM In Patton’s 3rd Army)
50 == Obit: Norm Hatch ———– (22 APR 2017 | Iwo Jima Photographer)
51 == Retiree Appreciation Days ———————– (As of APR 29, 2017)
51 == Vet Hiring Fairs ——————————— (01 thru 31 MAY 2017)
54 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts —————- (Wyoming APR 2017)
Vet Legislation
55 == Vet Congressional Issues ———————— (Trending In Congress)
56 == VA VJO Program — (Veterans Treatment Court Improvement Act)
57 == VA Medical Staff [03] ————- (S.899 | 1st Year Paid Sick Leave)
58 == VA Telehealth [10] ————————– (Across State Line Access)
58 == VA Chiropractic Care [04] – (S.609 | Expand VA Facility Coverage)
59 == GI Bill [ 225] —————– (Lifetime GI Bill Act Would Tax Troops)
60 == Reserve Legislation ——– (S.667/H.R.1384 | S.492/H.R.1317 | S.646)
MILITARY
61 == USCG Admin Blocks RAO Bulletin Access — (Security Concerns)
62 == Navy e-Cigarette Ban — (Vaping Lamp Out Throughout The Fleet)
63 == Military Retirement System [25] ——– (BRS Lump Sum Payouts)
64 == Navy Dolphins ————————————- (Iraqi Vet Euthanized)
66 == Navy Knowledge Online ———- (To Be Replaced by Navy Portal)
66 == USCGC Munro —————————- (Commissioned April 2017)
67 == Kinetic Energy Projectile ——– (Can Destroy Anything in its Path)
69 == MEHEL ————————————– (Mobile High-Energy Laser)
70 == Military Drinking Age ————————– (Should It Be Lowered)
71 == Worst Job Report ———— (No. 4 | U.S. Enlisted Service Member)
71 == M2AI Machine Gun ——– (Marines Receive Upgraded .50-caliber)
72 == Massive Ordinance Penetrator ——————- (MOP | GBU-57A/B)
MILITARY HISTORY
73 == USS San Diego ————— (Last Days of WWI Armored Cruiser 6)
74 == WWI American Military Build Up ——————- (What Was Done)
77 == WWII Doolittle Raid ————————————- (April 18, 1942)
77 == Ernie Pyle ——————————————– (KIA April 18, 1944)
79 == WWI Harlem Hellfighters —- (Untold Stories of 369th Inf Regiment)
81 == WWI Hello Girls ———————— (Denied Vet Status Until 1977)
83 == Military History Anniversaries ———————— (1 thru 15 MAY)
83 == WWII Vets 136 ———- (Haerry~Raymond | USS Arizona Survivor)
84 == Medal Of Honor Story ————— (Groberg~Florent | Afganistan)
85 == Medal of Honor Citations —————— (Fields~James H. | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
86 == Nuclear Global Health Workforce ———— (What We Need to Do)
89 == Liver Cancer ———————– (Cutting Edge Palliative Treatment)
91 == TRICARE Reform [04] ———- (Historic Redesign of Our System)
92 == Sodium ——————————————– (To Salt Or Not to Salt)
93 == PTSD Assistance [02] —– (What to Do If you Think You Have It)
93 == Sustainable Foods —————————————– (Health Impact)
94 == Traumatic Brain Injury [61] ———— (Managing Light Sensitivity)
95 == Nutritional Claims ———————– (Tips on Evaluating Validity)
96 == Parasites [03] ————————————– (What’s Eating You (4)
97 == TRICARE Podcast 393 —– (Prime | Healthy Exercise | Overbrushing)
98 == TRICARE Podcast 394 —- (Allergies | Refusal Right | Sodium Intake)
99 == TRICARE Podcast 395 — (Child Mo | Nutrition | Identity Theft/Fraud)
FINANCES
100 == Air Force Recruit Overpayment ———— (Collections to Start in Jun)
101 == Retiree Finances —————— (Steps to Prevent Financial Troubles)
103 == FICO Credit Score [11] ——————– (Paying Off Balance Impact)
104 == National Park Passports [07] —————- (Price Increase for Seniors)
105 == Social Security Statistics ————————— (30 of Most Stunning)
108 == Facebook Giveaway Scam ——————————— (How It works)
108 == Investment Fraud ——————- (21.3 Million Potential Vet Targets)
109 == Tax Burden for New York Retired Vets ————- (As of APR 2017)
GENERAL INTEREST
111 == Notes of Interest ———————————— (16 thru 30 APR 2017)
112 == RP~Russia Relations [02] ———— (Ships Arrive for Joint Exercises)
113== China’s Offensive Capability [04] ———– (2nd Carrier Launched)
114 == Japan~PRK Dispute [01] —– ( 10 Minute Missile Warning Notice)
116 == Young Adults —– (Demographic Changes | Abode/Income/School)
116 == Car Longevity —————————— (14 Longest-Lasting Vehicles)
117 == Garage Doors ——————————– (Making Yours Stand Out (1)
118 == International Space Station — (USAF Pilot Col. Jack Fischer Arrives)
118 == Pushups [01] ————- (What They Do for You & How to Do Them)
120 == April Fools Day ——————————————————- (Origin)
121 == National Poppy Day —————————— (26 MAY 2017 | Origin)
122 == Have You Heard? ————————————– (USN Then & Now)

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].

One Response to “RAO Bulletin Update 01 May 2017”

  1. ra doyle USMC ret May 1, 2017 at 5:36 pm #

    Ernie pyle was killed om Ie Shima in 1945 not 1944

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