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RAO Bulletin Update 15 May 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Security Clearances [01] —- (740K Backlog – 540 Day Average Wait Time) 05 == Arlington National Cemetery [75] —- (Burial Rules Changing) 06 == NDAA 2019 —- (House Panel Adopts $716 Billion Plan) 07 == DoD Tuition Assistance [07] —- (Corps Lowers Requirements) 08 == Navy […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 May 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == NPRC Lost Records [05] —- (3K-5K Restored Weekly) 05 == Defense Health Agency [09] —- (TRICARE Overpaid $16.2M for Breast Pumps) 06 == DoD Blended Retirement System [01] —- (Retention Concerns) 06 == Afghan AWOL’s —- (9 of 150 AWOL Trainees in U.S. Remain Unaccounted For) […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 April 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Space Force — (Trump’s Comment Raises Issue) 05 == DoD/VA VLER [13] —- (Combined Health Record System Deal Status) 06 == Military Enlistment [18] —- (Dependent’s Military Health Record Impact) 07 == Chemical Weapons [02] —- (Disposal Over Budget & Behind Schedule) 08 == DoD Disability […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 March 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Selective Service System [27] —- (Should the Draft Be Reinstated?) 05 == DoD Tuition Assistance [06] —- (Non-Traditional Use Proposal) 06 == Arlington National Cemetery [73] —- (Burial Eligibility Restrictions Proposed) 07 == AFRH [11] —- (IG Report on Declining Finances) 07 == DoD Weapons Sales […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 March 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == Non-Deployable Troops [01] —- (Pentagon New Retention Policy Released) 05 == TRICARE Options [01] —- (Plan Shifts During Pregnancy) 06 == Military Pay Raise 2019 —- (Proposed Compared to 1997 thru 2018 Increases) 07 == Selective Service System [26] —- (Age Exclusion for Hackers) 08 == […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 February 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == Climate Change [03] —- (Impact on U.S. Military Sites) 05== BRAC [61] —- (Pentagon Skips Annual Request This Year) 06 == Commissary Funding [30] —- (Falling Sales | Will The Benefit Survive?) 08 == Pentagon Personnel Policy [02] —- (Harassing Behavior/Offensive Jokes Banned) 08 == Defense […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 January 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == DARPA Sensor Program —- (Goal | Increased Maritime Awareness) 05 == Pentagon Financial Audit —- (Will Cost $367 Million In FY18) 06 == Navy Forward Deployed Ships —- (Rotation For Maintenance Policy) 07 == Transgender Lawsuits [06] —- (Administration Drops Legal Fight) 08 == DoD Fraud, […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 January 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 05 == McCain’s Brain Cancer —- (Impact on 2018’s Military Policy Decisions) 05 == Trump Military Readiness Plans [01] —- (What Will 2018 Bring?) 06 == NDAA 2018 [20] —- (Putting it All Together) 07 == SECDEF [14] —- (Jim Mattis Pre-Holiday Base Tour) 09 == Transgender Lawsuits […]