RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Transgender Troops [03] —- (Predecisional/Extremely Sensitive Issue)
06 == Transgender Troops [04] —– (Implement Policy Recommendation)
06 == Air Force Secretary ————– (New Secretary’s Force Assessment)
07 == DoD Tuition Assistance [05] ————————- (Education Guide)
09 == Guard & Reserve Recommendations ————— (RFPB Submits 3)
10 == Arlington National Cemetery [70] — (Survey Coming this Summer)
11 == Exchange Online Shopping [10] ——– (Verification Site Not A Scam)
12 == Commissary Click2Go Program ———- (Online Shopping Locations)
12 == POW/MIA [88] ————————— (1st Lt. Robert Eugene Oxford)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries ———— (Reported 1 thru 15 JUN 2017 | Five)
VA
16 == VA Medical Marijuana [29] ——— (VA Secretary | Could Help Vets)
17 == VA EHR [08] — (VA & DoD to Use Same Electronic Health Record)
19 == VA EHR [09] ——————————————– (Conversion Cost)
19 == VA CARE Program —————————- (Key to Veterans Choice)
21 == VA End of Life Care [04] —————- (No Vet Dies Alone Program)
22 == VA Back Pain Care ———————— (Real Relief From Back Pain)
23 == VA Special Monthly Compensation [01] ———– (Are You eligible?)
26 == PTSD [229] ————— ( PTSD Treatment Decision Aid Launched)
26 == PTSD [230] ————— (Testimony | Some Vets Are Scamming VA)
28 == Homeless Vets [79] ——————————– (VA Drops Zero Goal)
29 == VA Budget 2018 [04] —————– (CVA Say’s Doesn’t Cut Enough)
30 == VA Budget 2018 [05] —————– (Vets Speak Out on Benefit Cuts)
31 == VA Drug Theft ——————————- (Problem Isn’t Going Away)
33 == VA Hospital Care [02] ————————- (A Veteran’s Final Hours)
34 == VA Physician Ambassador Program ————————- (Launched)
34 == Project 112/SHAD ———————————— (VA Compensation)
35 == Gulf War Presumptives [08] —————————— (Fibromyalhia)
35 == VA Robotic Legs [03] ——————————— (Price Tag is Huge)
37 == GI Bill [230] ——————————– (Students Payments Progress)
38 == VA Claim Decision ———————– (What To Do If you Disagree)
39 == VA Claims Processing ]17] ——– (Concern Over Proposed Changes)
40 == VA STOPFWA ———————- (Initiative To Be Launched Soon)
41 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ——— (Reported 1 thru 15 JUN 2017)
42 == VAMC Aurora CO [20] ——————- (Perjury Charges Dropped)
42 == VAMC Omaha NE [02] —————————— (Wait Time Creep)
43 == VARO Boston —————— (Disability Claim Error Rates | High)
Vets
44 == Vet Complaint Hotline ———————— (Launched 1 JUN 2017)
45 == Homeless Vets [80] ——————————- (Why so Many in LA)
47 == Vet Terrorism Conviction ————– (Tairod Pugh Gets 35 years)
48 == U.S. Constitution Emolument Clause — (Military Retirees Impact)
49 == Stolen Valor [105] —————— (Reported 170601 thru 170615)
50 == Korean War Vets —————— (Barnhart~Ted | Air Sea Rescuer)
51 == WWII Vets 138 ———— (Richard Harmon | Invasion of Europe)
53 == GI Bill [231] ———————————- (Usage Declined in 2016)
55 == Obit | Samuel Wilson ————————————– (10 JUN 2017)
55 == Retiree Appreciation Days ———————— (As of 15 JUN 2017)
56 == Vet Hiring Fairs —————————– (16 JUN thru 15 JUL 2017)
58 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts —————– (Kentucky JUN 2017)
Vet Legislation
59 == MOH Awards [06] ————————– (S.1209 | Pension Increase)
60 == Atomic Service Medal ———— (S.1283 | Radiation Exposed Vets)
60 == VA Accountability [48] ———– (S.1094 | Passed and Sent to House)
62 == VA Facility Closures [01] ———— (H.R.2773 | Sell Pershing Hall)
62 == Military 2018 Pay Raise —————- (Leadership Recognition Act)
MILITARY
63 == Project Recovery ———————— (Locating WWII MIA Aircraft)
64 == Military Retirement System [27] ———— (401k Cap After 26 Yrs)
65 == Armor Piercing Bullet — (M885A1 Enhanced Performance Round)
66 == USCG Respect —————- (Acknowledge National Security Role)
68 == USMC Quotes ——– (Some Famous Ones by and About Marines)
69 == USS Independence (CV-62) ————————– (Last Port of Call)
70 == Supreme Court RFRA Petition [01] —————- (Appeal Rejected)
71 == Mothballed Fleet ———————– (Not A Factor in Fleet Buildup)
MILITARY HISTORY
72 == Memorial Day 1945 ————————————— (A Letter Home)
74 == HMS Gaspee Affair —————- (Declaration of Independence Role)
75 == USCGC McCulloch ———- (Shipwreck Found – Will Not be Moved)
76 == National WWII Museum [01] ————— (Salute to the Home Front)
77 == Abandoned Military Bases [01] ————- (Devil’s Park Bunker, CA)
78 == Battle of Midway ————————– (WWII Pacific Turning Point)
78 == Battle of Midway [01] —- (LCdr C. Wade McClusky Jr Involvement)
80 == Brusilov Offensive WWI ——– (Largest Allied Offensive of the War)
81 == D-Day [07] ———— (Through the Eyes of Medics – 73 Years Later)
82 == D-Day [08] ——- (New Memorial Honors Native American Sacrifice)
83 == Military History Anniversaries ————————— (16thru 30 June)
84 == Medal Of Honor Story ———— (Walter Joseph Marm | Vietnam)
84 == Medal of Honor Citations ————— (Flaherty~Francis C | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
86 == Slipped Disc ——————– (Back Pain That Keeps on Returning)
88 == TRICARE Select [01] ———– (Changes Coming Soon | 6 Months)
89 == TRICARE Healthy Living [01] — (Men’s Health Is Important Too)
90 == Poison Avoidance ———————– (Lead & Household Products)
91 == Hemorrhage Control Foam —- (Intracavitary Abdominal Bleeding)
91 == Colon Cancer [05] ————————– (Screenings Save Vet Lives)
92 == Skin Protection —————————————————- (Sunshine)
93 == Hearing Protection ————————————— (Noisy Activities)
93 == TRICARE Podcast 400 – (Mens Health Month | Weather | Food Safety)
95 == TRICARE Podcast 401 — (Appointments | Blood Pressure | Sunscreen)
FINANCES
96 == Dumb Insurance [02] —– (Collision (old car), Flight & Critical Illness)
97 == Mutual Funds ———————————– (How To Invest in Them)
98 == Exchange Online Shopping [09] ——————- (Early Registration)
100 == Military Divorce & Separation [06] — (Disability Pay Not Divisible)
100 == Curb Appeal Enhancement ——————————– (House Selling)
103 == Homeowners Insurance [03] ——- (Tips For Getting The Best Deal)
105 == my Social Security [03] ——————— (Access Procedure Change)
106 == Phone Scam ——————– (Your Number Calling? Don’t Pick Up)
106 == Tax Burden for New Hampshire Retired Vets ——- (As of JUN 2017)
GENERAL INTEREST
108 == Sbcglobal Email Provider [01] —– (Bulletin Blockage Action Taken)
108 == Notes of Interest ———————————— (01 thru 15 JUN 2017)
109 == WWII Last Man Club ——- (Annual Meeting to Toast Fellow Vets)
110 == U.S. Russia Tensions [02] ——– (Nuclear Weapon Use in Ukraine)
111 == Air Force Museum ———————– ($40,000 Granted in Lawsuit)
112 == PRK Nuclear Weapons [10] — (North Korea’s Warnings Continue)
113 == Cantaloupes [01] ——————————————————– (Tips)
114 == Law Breaking —————— (21 You May Not Know Your Doing)
116 == Steak —————————————- (How to Cook the Perfect One)
117 == Landline Phone Service [01] ——– (Going the Way of The Dinosaur)
118 == Garage Doors ——————————– (Making Yours Stand Out (4)
118 == Have You Heard? ————— (Wal-Mart Trips | Men Never Learn)

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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