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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 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 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 December 2015

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == OPM Data Breach ————– (Pentagon Self-Check Site Launched) 05 == Pearl Harbor ————————— (74th Anniversary of the Attack) 06 == DFAS Fraud [01] ———————————– (Phony Audit Letter) 07 == DARPA [01] ————– (Too Many Projects Enter Valley of Death) 07 == DoD Travel Restrictions —————————————— (France) […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 December 2015

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [32] — (JLV System’s Interoperability) 05 == Army Retention Program ——— (Re-Enlistment Opportunity | 2016) 06 == DCoE Webinar ———————– (How Blue Light Can Hurt Sleep) 07 == POW/MIA Recoveries —————- (Reported 151116 thru 151130) VA 10 == VA Appeals [14] —- (No […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 November 2015

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == Individual Ready Reserve [01] ————— (Radical Plan Unveiled) 06 == Exchange Online Shopping [04] ———— (All Vet Proposal Status) 06 == ID Card Expiration Date [01] ———— (Action Required if INDEF) 07 == DBIDS [02] ——– (Retiree, Family Must Register for Base Access) 07 == Commissary […]

RAO Bulletin All Hands

I have been unable to complete/publish any RAO Bulletins since the 1 SEP edition thanks to Best Buy. A few months ago I signed up for their 3-year computer maintenance service with their GEEK Squad to resolve any problem that might arise with my laptop computer/programs. I had previously used Omni Tech for this but […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 September 2015

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [31] ————- (Interoperability Myth) 06 == DEERS Missing SSN’s ——– (IRS Could Fine 450,000 Households) 06 == SGLI/VGLI [13] —————— (Unseal Prudential’s SGLI Records) 07 == DoD 2016 Budget [03] ——— (No Budget for Entire Year? Perhaps) 07 == DoD 2016 Budget [04] […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2015

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 06 == Commissary Policy Changes [02] — (Cost-Plus-5% Possible Repeal) 07 == DoD 2015 Budget [02] ———————– ($900M Tricare Shortfall) 07 == NDAA for 2016 [14] – (Stuck | Compensation & Retirement Reform) 11 == DoD Fraud, Waste, and Abuse ——- (Reported 01 thru 14 Aug 2015) 12 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 August 2015

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == Traumatic Brain Injury [46] — (A Head for the Future Inputs Wanted) 05 == Anthrax [02] —- (Accidental Shipments Result of Procedural Errors) 07 == DoD Lawsuit | Hollis~Shon ———- (NH Jacksonville | Malpractice) 08 == DoD Fraud, Waste, and Abuse ——– (Reported 15 thru 31 […]