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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) […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 August 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD == Military Disability —————————— (How to Better Understand It) == War Myths —————– (American Public Needs to Stop Fooling Itself) == Pentagon Weapon Sales – (GAO Sting Operation Reveals Vulnerabilities) == Transgender Troops [07] ———————— (Trump Bans Their Serving) == NDAA 2018 [06] ————————- (More on TRICRAE Fee […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == NDAA 2018 ————————————- (House $631B | Senate $700B) 05 == NDAA 2018 [01] ——————————————– (Civilian Workforce) 06 == NDAA 2018 [02] ————————————- (Valor Awards Retention) 06 == NDAA 2018 [03] ————————————- (TRICARE Fee Increases) 07 == NDAA 2018 [04] —– (Transgender-Related Medical Treatment Funding) 07 == […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 July 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Cyber Defense ———– (3 Ways DARPA Will Attack The Cyber Problem) 05 == Selective Service System [25] – (New Women Draft Attempt Shot Down) 05 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [36] —– (Integrated EHR System Impact) 06 == BRAC [58] —————————————– (Congress’ Blockage Impact) 07 == CRSC […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Transgender Troops [03] —- (Predecisional/Extremely Sensitive Issue) 06 == Transgender Troops [04] —– (Implement Policy Recommendation) 06 == Air Force Secretary ————– (New Secretary’s Force Assessment) 07 == DoD Tuition Assistance [05] ————————- (Education Guide) 09 == Guard & Reserve Recommendations ————— (RFPB Submits 3) 10 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 June 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == DoD Basic Pay to Salary Conversion – (Plan Due NLT Jan. 1, 2018) 06 == DoD 2018 Budget [02] ——— ($639.1B Request Sent to Congress) 08 == DoD 2018 Budget [03] ————————— (TRICARE Impact) 09 == DoD 2018 Budget [04] ——– (Military Family Support Impact) 10 […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 May 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DFAS Address Change ————- (Shift From Kentucky to Indiana) 05 == DFAS myPay System [18] ———- (Beware Bogus email Messages) 05 == USFSPA & DFAS ———————— (Notice Of Statutory Change) 06 == DoD Pro Sports Policy ———————- (Revised | No Deferments) 07 == DoD Procurement – […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 May 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Pentagon Accounting [01] —- (How Many People Are On Payroll?) 05 == Selective Service System [24] ——————– (Women Draft Issue) 06 == Government Shutdown [21] —————— (Impact on Troops/Vets) 07 == PRK Nuclear Weapons [08] —– (U.S. Range Missile Trump Policy) 08 == DoD Appropriations Act […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 April 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == SECNAV Retiree Council [06] ———— (Response to 2015 Report) 05 == Navy Retiree Seminar/Appreciation Days ———— (2017 Schedule) 06 == DoD Appropriations Act [02] — (Congress’ Professional Malpractice) 08 == Commissary Elimination [05 ] —————- ( Are They in Jeopardy) 09 == Commissary Funding [29] ———————- […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 April 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Navy LCS Program [ 01] ——————————– (Cost Overruns) 06 == DoD/VA Collaboration [02] —– (PTSD Symptom Trajectory Study) 07 == Nuclear Weapons [01] ——— (U.S. General Recommends Upgrade) 08 == USFSPA & Divorce [29] —— Dividing Retired Pay SCOTUS Case) 09 == BRAC [56] — (Trump […]