RAO Bulletin 1 January 2015

THIS BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg             Article                                                          Subject

                                                        * DOD *                                                         .

04 == MCRMC [05] ———- (Compensation Commission Readies Report)

05 == ID Card Obtainment in Philippines —————— (Request by Mail)

07 == War Costs since 911 ——————————— (Dollar and Human)

08 == Commissary User Savings [03] —————— (Orange Value Signs)

09 == Budget Deficit Reduction [01] – (Brainstorming Health Care Budget)

10 == DoD Mobilized Reserve 16 DEC 2014 ————- (Decrease of 1053)

11 == Other than Honorable Discharge [02] ——- (DoD to Investigate Use)

11 == PTSD Punitive Discharges ————— (Upgrade Website Launched)

12 == DoD Humvee Auction —————- (Selling For Off-Road Use Only)

14 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ——— (Reported 16 thru 31 Dec 2014)

16 == POW/MIA [44] ————– (2nd Lawsuit Questions JPAC Accuracy)

17 == POW/MIA [46] ——————— (Reform Cuts key JPAC Personnel)

18 == POW/MIA Recoveries —————– (Reported 141216 thru 141231)

                                                         * VA *                                                           .

22 == VA Disability Compensation [11] ———————– (Rates for 2015)

23 == VA Women Vet Programs [24] ——————- (CWV/ CAWP MOU)

24 == VA Health Care Stories [05] ————- (Denied Colonoscopy Claims)

24 == VA Clinical Reasoning Service ——- (Implementation & Assessment)

24 == Homeless Vets [62] ————- (IG Report on VA’s Homeless Hotline)

26 == VA Whistleblowers [16] —————————- (Sham Peer Reviews)

28 == PTSD [182] —————– (Colorado Funds Medical Marijuana Study)

29 == VAMC Fayetteville [02] ————– ($40M Wrongful Death Lawsuit)

30 == VAMC Aurora CO [02] ————- (New Hospital Interim Agreement)

                                                       * VETS *                                                         .

33 == Team AMVETS ——————————- (Welcome Home Program)

34 == Vet Toxic Exposure~Lejeune [52] ——— (Exposure Dates Expanded)

34 == Connecticut Veteran’ Home [02] —— (Major Changes Recommended)

35 == Navy Retired Activities Website ——- (Quick Retiree Reference Info)

35 == Hospital Corpsman Combat Memorial ——- (New Version Dedicated)

36 == Vet Insurance ~ Life [13] ——– (40M Prudential Lawsuit Settlement)

37 == MOH Awards [02] ————— (NDAA’s William Shemin Provision)

39 == Army Combat Action Badge [03] —— (Extend Retroactive Eligibility)

40 == Vet Suicide [05] —– (H.R.5059 Passage Halted by Sen. Tom Coburn)

41 == OBIT | Thomas Richards [01] ——————————– (18 Jun 2014)

42 == Vet Jobs [166] —————— (Home Base Iowa Seeks to Attract Vets)

43 == Retiree Appreciation Days —————————- (As of 26 Dec 2014)

43 == Vet Hiring Fairs —————————————– (1 thru 31 Jan 2014)

44 == WWII Vets 77 ——————————————– (DeLucia~Tommy)

45 == America’s Most Beloved Vets —————————– (Korean War (1)

46 == Veteran State Benefits & Discounts ————————— (Iowa 2014)

46 == State Veteran’s Benefits & Discounts ————- (New York Update 01)

                                            * VET LEGISLATION *                                        .

48 == Vet Legislative Wins 2014 ————————- (Few But 2 Big Ones)

49 == VA Construction Management Authority ——– (Bill Would Remove)

49 == GOP Agenda ———————————————— (2015 Wish List)

51 == Vet Bills Submitted to 113th Congress ————- (As of 28 Dec 2014)

                                                    * MILITARY *                                                .

52 == Operation Enduring Freedom [01] -– (Officially Ended Dec. 28, 2015)

53 == MAVNI Program ——– (Special Foreign-born Recruiting to Resume)

54 == POW/MIA [45] ——————- (How to Handle Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl)

55 == Military Child Custody Protection ——————- (Deployment Issue)

56 == Navy Rights Wrong after 72 Years ———– (German U-Boat sinking)

57 == Military Mortgage Foreclosure Relief —- (Up to 1-yr after Separation)

58 == GhostSwimmer ————————— (Navy Tests Tuna-Sized UUV)

58 == Broadsword Suit ——————— (New Wearable Charging System)

59 == Medal of Honor Citations ———————– (Vance~Leon R. WWII)

                                             * MILITARY HISTORY *                                    .

62 == Aviation Art —————————————– (Enemy Coast Ahead)

63 == Military History ————————————— (Angeles of Bataan)

66 == D-Day —————————— (LCT Loading for Channel Crossing)

67 == WWII Prewar Events ——– (Nanking Japanese Occupation Atrocity)

67 == WWII Postwar Events ———— (Tokyo Housing Shortage Oct 1946)

68 == Spanish American War Image 54 – (Naval battle of Santiago de Cuba)

69 == Military History Anniversaries —————————- (1 thru 31 Jan)

69 == WWI in Photos 119 — (Clearing Turkish Dardanelles Defenses 1915)

69 == Faces of WAR (WWII) ———————— (William F. Halsey 1945)

                                               * HEALTH CARE *                                             .

70 == Organ Transplant ——————– (Walter Reed Transplant Program)

70 == Sexual Function —————————- (Restoral for Injured Troops)

72 == Medical Talk Shows ——————– (Recommendations Reliability)

73 == TRICARE/Medicare Combined Benefit [01] ————– (Fact Sheet)

74 == TRICARE Dental Program [08] ————————— (Flossing Tip)

75 == TRICARE Operation Live Well! ————– (Healthy Base Initiative)

75 == Hand Washing —————– (When, How & Why | Happy Birthday)

77 == TRICARE Advise Line [01] —– (Need Urgent Care? Call NAL First)

77 == Tricare Webinar ——————————— (Live Stress free in 2015)

78 == Tricare Webinar ————– (TOP Prime Remote Briefing for TLAC)

79 == Hospital Observation Care — (Medicare Considers Outpatient Service)

                                                  * FINANCES *                                                   .

80 == DFAS 1099-R [06] ———————— (Obtaining Additional Copies)

80 == Price Increases —————– (13 Things Likely to Cost More in 2015)

82 == Price Decreases —————– (12 Things Likely to Cost Less in 2015)

84 == Car Insurance [08] ——- (Reasons Other Driver Insurance Won’t Pay)

85 == Renters Insurance [03] —————————– (Facts worth Knowing)

86 == Saving Money ——————— (Save 10+% on Everything You Buy)

88 == Fall Contractor Scam ————————————— (How it Works)

89 == Veteran Scams [01] ————————————— (How they Work)

89 == Tax Burden for New Mexico Retirees —————– (As of Dec 2014)

91 == Tax Burden for Alabama Residents ——————– (As of Dec 2014)

01 == Thrift Savings Plan 2014 ———– (Share Prices + YTD Gain or Loss)

                                         * GENERAL INTEREST *                                        .

  94 == Notes of Interest ————————————- (16 thru 31 Dec2014)

  95 == 113th Congress [02] ————– (Not the Least Productive in History)

  97 == Expiration Dates —————————– (7 Things Not to Overstock)

  99 == Household Aids: Baking Soda ————————————— (Uses)

101 == Consumer Reports ———————— (Who is Checking Up on You)

103 == Korean Comfort Women ——— (Victims of Japanese WWII Troops)

104 == Korean Comfort Women [01] ———————– (Victims of History)

105 == Jewelry Tips ——————————— (Jeweler Tricks of the Trade)

107 == Photos That Say It All ———————————— (Father and Son)

107 == WWII Ads —————————————— (Mrs. Peek’s Puddings)

108 == Normandy Then & Now ——————————– (Carentan France)

108 == Have You Heard? ————————————— (Navy beat Army)

109 == They Grew Up to Be ———– (Shawna Waldron | Little Giants 1994)

109 == Interesting Ideas ————————————- (Trash Container Tip)

109 == Moments of US History ————————- (B-17E Personnel 1942)

Note:

1.  The page number on which an article can be found is provided to the left of each article’s title

2. Numbers contained within brackets [ ] indicate the number of articles written on the subject.  To obtain previous articles send a request to raoemo@sbcglobal.net.

                                                *ATTACHMENTS*                                            .

Attachment – RAO Bulletin 01 January 2015

Attachment – Veteran Legislation as of 28 Dec 2014

Attachment – Iowa Vet State Benefits & Discounts Dec 2014

Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 1 thru 31 Jan

Attachment – Retiree Activity\Appreciation Days (RAD) Schedule as of Dec 26, 2014

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