RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == DoD MAVNI Program [01] ———————- (Participants File Lawsuit)
05 == NDAA 2018 [10] ————– (Active Duty/Retiree Out-Of-Pocket Costs)
07 == DoD Preemptive Strikes ——————- (Pentagon Plan for North Korea)
08 == Transgender Lawsuits ——————————————– (First One Filed)
08 == POW/MIA [90] ————————————- (Pvt. Dan Lawrence Feragen)
09 == POW/MIA [91] ———————————————- (Pvt. William Gruber)
11 == POW/MIA Recoveries ————– (Reported 01 thru 15AUG 2017 | Sixteen)
VA
15 == VA Privatization [12] ——————————– (Not On Shulkin’s Watch)
16 == VA Claims Backlog [157] —————- (Speed-Up Bill Sent to President)
16 == VA White House Hotline ————————— (Will Be Staffed With Vets)
16 == VA Secretary [60] ——————- (VA Should Treat Vets Like Consumers)
17 == VA Presumptive AO Diseases [25] ——- ( Expansion Decision By 1 NOV)
19 == VA Mustard Gas Claims [01] ———- (Bill To Enhance Vet Care Chances)
20 == VA Improper Payments ———————— ($5B & $5.5B in 2015 & 2016)
20 == VA Opioid Therapy [05] ———- (S.T.O.P. P.A.I.N. Advices & Guidelines)
21 == VA EFT — (Emotional Freedom Techniques Approved As A Safe Therapy)
22 == VA Vet Choice [59] ———- Trump Signs Emergency Spending Package)
23 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ————– (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2017)
24 == VAMC McGuire VA [02] —————– (Prostate Cancer Brachytherapy)
25 == VAMC Marion IL [03] ————————- (Mismanagement Allegations)
26 == VAMC Washington DC [04] ————————- (Former Director Fired)
26 == VAMC Washington DC [05] ———————— (Fired Director Rehired)
27 == VAMC Leavenworth KS [01] ——— (Employees Picket in Front of VA)
27 == VA-HCS Boston [01] —– (Fentanyl Overdose in Lockdown Questioned)
28 == Eastern Colorado HCS ———— (What Is VA Doing About Wait Times)
Vets
29 == SCRA Website Lawsuit —— (DoD Exposing Vet Personal Information)
30 == WWII VETS 141 ——————- (James Gavin | Youngest Lt. Gen Ever)
32 == Korean War Vets ——————————– (Gomez~Fidel | Joined at 17)
33 == Vietnam VETS 24 ———- (Richard Brye | Somebody boil some water!)
34 == GI Bill [237] ————————————— (Senate Passes Forever Bill)
35 == NPRC Military Records [05] ———– (3K-5k Records Restored Weekly)
36 == AFL Q & A ————————————————————– (Retro Pay)
36 == Retiree Appreciation Days ——————- (Scheduled As of 15 AUG 2017)
37 == Vet Hiring Fairs ——————————- (Scheduled As of 15 AUG 2017)
38 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ————————- (Michigan AUG 2017)
Vet Legislation
38 == Purple Heart [05] ———————————- (S.765/H.R.544 | Ban Sales)
39 == Vet Suicide [15] ——————————– (H.R.3232 | Oath of Exit Act)
MILITARY
40 == USAF Up Or Out Policy ———– (106 Enlisted Career Fields Extended)
40 == Enlistment Bonus Payback [10] ——— (DoD Initial Review Completed)
41 == Guam’s Military Presence ———————————– (Q&A | What It Is)
42 == Army Handgun [01] ———————— (SIG 320 Accidental Discharges)
43 == Military Spouse Employment [03] —– (White House Listening Session)
44 == USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) [03] ———————– (Repair Cost $250M+)
45 == U.S. Army Drones ——— (DJI Usage Stopped | Cyber Vulnerabilities)
46 == Drones | Aerial [01] ————- (Military Bases Allowed to Shoot Down)
47 == Body Armor —- (Army Investing in Genetically Engineered Spider Silk)
48 == USMC Wearable Technology ———– (Supplies at Marines’ Fingertips)
MILITARY HISTORY
49 == Nathanael Greene ————– (Revolutionary War General’s 275th Birthday)
50 == USMC Semper Fi ———————————————————— (Origin)
51 == WWII-Era Boeing Clipper Boy ——– (Flying the Atlantic in the 30’s & 40’s)
52 == Abandoned Military Bases [05] ———————— (Fort Tilden. New York)
53 == Military History Quiz 3 ——————————————- (Do you Know?)
53 == Insanely Daring Air Raids ——————————– (No. 4 | Doolittle Raid)
54 == Military History Quiz 3 —————————- (Did you Answer Correctly?)
55 == Military History Anniversaries ——————————— (16 thru 31 AUG)
55 == Medal of Honor Citations —————- (Foster~William Adelbert | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
56 == Fatigue ————————————————– (How To Feel Less Tired)
57 == Ambulatory Rescue Pack ————- (New Army Medical Treatment Kit)
58 == TRICARE Podcast 409 ——– (Language Assistance | Tick-Borne Illnesses)
58 == TRICARE Podcast 410 —— (Food Poisoning | Solar Eclipse | Moving Tips)
FINANCES
60 == Forever Stamps [01] —————————- (Price Increase Coming Soon)
61 == Apple Support Scam ——— (Beware Phony Responses Seeking Money)
62 == Tax Burden for South Dakota Retired Vets —————— (As of AUG 2017)
GENERAL INTEREST
63 == Notes of Interest ——————————————– (01 thru 15 AUG 2017)
64 == War With Korea? ——————————– (Nobody Told the U.S. Military)
66 == Teen Drivers ——————————————————– (Stressing safety)
67 == The Greatest Generation ————————- (I Remember This – Do You?)
69 == Driver’s Riskiest Periods ——————————- ( EverQuote’s Statistics)
69 == GTMO Prison [10] ———————- (9/11 Pretrial Hearings May Resume)
70 == Air Force One [01] ——————– (Air Force to Buy Abandoned Jetliner)
71 == Garage Door Billboards —————————- (Making Yours Stand Out (7)
71 == Have You Heard? ——————————- (Silver Surfers | Trip to Rome)

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].

2 Responses to “RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2017”

  1. william August 16, 2017 at 8:03 am #

    Repealing repealing continues year after year since 2011. Why is this process in such a mess.

  2. James Bolin August 21, 2017 at 2:48 pm #

    I have lost my ability to have the ROA Bulletin sent to my email. I am currently getting the Bulletin by using the old copy of the Bulletin, and then when I get to that copy it is always a copy of the most recent Bulletin.
    I use the information in the Bulletin to provides articles for my American Legion Post’s monthly news letter. Please send me the Bulletin at the email below.
    Thanks.

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