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VA, DOD study a major breakthrough for understanding PTSD

Researchers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) recently released findings of a new study called Prospective Post-Traumatic Stress disorder Symptom Trajectories in Active Duty and Separated Military Personnel, which examines Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms in Veterans, compared with active-duty populations. This is the first known study comparing […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 March 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Military Exchange Closures —————— (Hiring Freeze Impact) 06 == Commissary Employees [01] ——————- (Hiring Freeze Impact) 07 == SBP Legislation [01] ————————- (Budget Planners Impact) 08 == DoD Relocation Policy ———– ( Flexibility for Families Concerns) 09 == DoD Drug Testing ————————- (Expanding for Applicants) 10 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 March 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Military Readiness —————————————- (No Quick Fix) 05 == SECNAV ————————– (Nominee Philip Bilden Withdraws) 05== DoD Nuclear Mission [01] ———— (10 Year Modernization Cost) 06 == National Guard Mobilization – (Immigrant Roundup Plan Denied) 07 == China on U.S. Military [01] – (South China Sea Sub […]

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 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 February 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Trump 350 Ship Fleet ———- (Where Will the Money Come From) 05 == DoD 2018 Budget [01] ——– (McCain’s Plan for Military Buildup) 07 == Army Wish List —————— (2017-2018 Lists Sent to Congress) 09 == DoD Mariana Islands Lawsuit ——————— (Dismissal Sought) 10 == China […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 January 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Concurrent Receipt Status [03] ——— (Petition Signatures Needed) 05 == Concurrent Receipt Status [04] —— (Wrong Ways To Save Money) 06 == Fleet Expansion ——————– (Biggest Since Cold War Planned) 07 == Identity Theft [15] — (Pentagon Subcontractor Leaks 11GB of Data) 07 == Sequestration [49] […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 January 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DoD Military & Discharge Records ————– (Vet Review Policy) 05 == DFAS 1099-R [08] ———————– (Tax Year 2016 Availability) 06 == Concurrent Receipt Status [02] ——— (CBO Proposes Elimination) 07 == Military Benefit Proposals [03] — (What Will Congress/Trump Do?) 07 == National Resource Directory [01] […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 December 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Selective Service System [22] — (Plan Dropped to Register Women) 05 == Selective Service System [23] —– (Obama on Female Registration) 06 == Military Awards Review [03] ———————— (Navy Upgrades) 07 == NDAA 2017 [22] ————– (Draft Compromise Reached | $619B) 08 == NDAA 2017 [23] […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 December 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Trump’s Military —————————————- (What to Expect) 06 == Military Recruiting [06] —————— (Standards May Be Relaxed) 07 == Toxic Exposure | Colorado Springs Area [02] ————— (False Alarm) 07 == BRAC [52] ——————————- (Non-BRAC Closure Alternatives) 08 == Toxic Exposure | Colorado Springs Area [02] ————— […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 November 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Trump’s Military —————————————- (What to Expect) 06 == Military Recruiting [06] —————— (Standards May Be Relaxed) 07 == Toxic Exposure | Colorado Springs Area [02] ————— (False Alarm) 07 == BRAC [52] ——————————- (Non-BRAC Closure Alternatives) 08 == Toxic Exposure | Colorado Springs Area [02] ————— […]