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The Baguio Retiree Assistance Office (RAO) is an “answer place” for all Veterans and Expats in addition to providing FPO mail services; Forms; U.S. & RP Government Services; etc.

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RAO Bulletin Update 15 May 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == SBP Changes after Retirement [03] —- (Open Season Ends Nov 2016) 05 == NDAA 2017 [01] ————- (HASC Markup | Significant Provisions) 06 == NDAA 2017 [04] ——————— (CBO Cost Estimate on H.R.4909) 06 == Navy Shipbuilding Plan [01] —————– (30 Year Plan | 292 Ships) […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 May 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Stars and Stripes [01] ————– (May Be Silenced by Funding Cuts) 05 == DoD Religious Expression [04] ———- (U.S. Court of Appeals Case) 07 == Commissary Prices [04] ——- (Draft Bill Eliminates At-Cost Pricing) 08 == Selective Service System [17] — (May be Headed for the […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 April 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == NDAA for 2017 ————————————————— (Timeline) 05 == DoD Disability Retirement [04] — (Severance Pay Wrongfully Taxed) 06 == Navy Shipbuilding Plan ————————- (Five Year | $81 Billion) 07 == POW/MIA [70] —————————– (Status as of March 26, 2016) 09 == POW/MIA [71] ———————– (Bone Fragments Returned […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 April 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Commissary Prices [03] ——– (Budget-Neutrality | Variable Pricing) 05 == UCMJ ——————————- (Proposed Changes | 1st in 30 Years) 07 == Pentagon Personnel Policy —— (9 Chiefs in 7 Years Hurting Reform) 08 == Pentagon Personnel Policy [01] ———– (Reforms Will Go Forward) 10 == Philippine […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 March 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Agent Orange Korea [07] — (Extend DMZ Time Frame Presumption) 05 == Pentagon UAS Domestic Spying — (Pentagon OIG | Rare and Lawful) 06 == DoD Rare Earth Mineral Sources — (ID Critical to National Security) 07 == DoD Personnel Reform [01] ——————- (Officer Up-or-Out Rule) […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 March 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == DoD/VA Complex Care Effort —- (Interagency Coordination System) 05 == Gulf War 25th Anniversary ——- (Vets Fume as US Fails To Mark It) 07 == Abandoned Military Projects —- ($51.2 billion on 15 major programs) 08 == DoD Personnel Reform ————— (Proposals Crushed in the Senate) […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 February 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == DoD Lawsuit ~ Edgewood [07] ——- (Vet Victory in Testing Appeal) 05 == DoD Lawsuit ~ Cuban Vet Pension ———— (Reinstatement Sought) 07 == DoD 2017 Budget [01] ———— (Pentagon Requesting $583 Billion) 08 == Commissary Funding [27] ——— (DoD $200M Budget Cut Proposal) 09 == […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 February 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == GTMO Prison [03] ——————- (Pentagon Submits Closure Plan) 06 == DoD Fertility Services ———- (Sperm/Egg Freezing for Future Use) 07 == DoD Mental Health Programs [01] — (Significant Changes Proposed) 07 == Military Family Benefits ————— (Force of the Future Initiative) 08 == MCAS Futenma Okinawa […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 January 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == RP~China Dispute [14] ——— (US/RP EDCA Ruled Constitutional) 05 == DoD ID Cards ————————— (Obtainment in the Philippines) 06 == Traumatic Brain Injury [48] —————- (DoD New TBI Campaign) 08 == Commissary Funding [25] ———— (Budget Neutral Plan Deadline) 08 == Commissary/Exchange Future ———— (New Store […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 January 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == National Coast Guard Museum [03] —— (USCG Authorization Act) 05 == BRAC [45] ———— ($1.1 Trillion Bill Excludes Funding for 2016) 07 == Feres Doctrine [08] ———————- (Application to Birth Injuries) 08 == DoD Fraud, Waste, and Abuse ——- (Reported 16 thru 31 Dec 2015) 09 […]