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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 October 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DFAS Fraud ———— (Retiree Direct Deposit Phone Change Policy) 05 == Military Retirement System [16] —————– (Redux a Rotten Deal) 07 == DoD Pay and Benefits [03] — (Pentagon Trim Proposals to Continue) 07 == DoD Mobilized Reserve 30 SEP 2014 —————- (Decrease of 708) 08 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 October 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [25] ————— (Effort Progressing) 04 == Service Academies ——————————- (Nomination Process) 06 == POW/MIA [37] ——————— (Maj. Bobby Jones 42 Year MIA) 08 == POW/MIA Recoveries ————————— (140916 thru 140930) VA 10 == VA Appointments [11] ——– (New Scheduling System in 6-Years) 10 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 September 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DoD Suicide Policy [06] ——————- (First Quarter 2014 Results) 05 == IDES [02] —————- (Advisory Panel Recommends Scrap System) 06 == Vietnam PTSD Discharges ———- (DoD Has Agreed to Reconsider) 07 == Pentagon 9-11 Flag ———————————- (The Story Behind it) 08 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 September 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DoD Pay and Benefits [02] —— (New Electronic Notification Policy) 04 == DoD/VA Mental Health ———- (Obama Announces New Initiatives) 05 == Exchange Online Shopping [01] — (All Vet Use Proposal Roadblocks) 06 == DoD Ice Bucket Challenge Policy ———————- (Not in Uniform) 07 == DoD […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == CRDP/CRSC Programs —————– (SecNav’s Policy Explanation) 05 == Retired Activity Office [01] ——————————- (Privacy Rules) 05 == Navy Bible Policy ——————– (Religious Items in Guest Rooms) 06 == Sequestration [43] ———————– (Caps Cast Shadow Over DoD) 08 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ———– (Reported 1 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 August 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DoD Suicide Policy [05] ———————– (6% Rate Decline in 2013) 05 == Agent Orange Okinawa [07] —- (No evidence in Kadena AFB Barrels) 07 == Twilight Tattoo [01] ——————————— (AUG 2014 Schedule) 08 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [24] —– (Conditions Only Partially Met) 09 == POW/MIA […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Selective Service System [09] ————– (Centenarian Military Force) 05 == F-35 Lightning II ———————— ($355 Billion Plane to Nowhere) 07 == Commissary Case Lot Sales [01] ——————- (Store Schedule Link) 07 == No Easy Day Memoir —- (Pentagon Wants to Seize Author’s Proceeds) 09 == DFAS […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 July 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Exchange Online Shopping ——— (Open Access to All Vets Proposal) 05 == Commissary Generics Use —- (Might Cost Commissaries in Long Run) 05 == DoD Mobilized Reserve 24 JUN 2014—————— (Decrease of 721) VA 07 == VA Whistleblowers [04] —————– (Albany Stratton VAMC Case) 08 == […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 03 == DoD Benefit Cuts [42] ————- (Are Benefits Extremely Generous?) 05 == MCRMC [03] — (Commission Wants to Understand Your Preferences) 06 == Commissary Dress Code —- (Determined by Installation Commanders) VA 07 == VA Hiring [05] — (Freeze Could Reduce Bloat and Free Up Resources) 08 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 June 2014

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [23] — ($11B Overhaul Contract) 04 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse — (Reported 16 thru 31 May 2014) 05 == BRAC [39] ———————— (SASC will Reject New Round) 06 == Commissary News [09] —————– (More Value for Patrons) 07 == Arlington National […]