RAO BULLETIN 15 March 2021

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RAO BULLETIN 15 March 2021

#1 Postby boardman » Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:23 am

RAO BULLETIN 15 March 2021

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == U.S. China Military Tensions [04] ---- (Marines Downgrade Russia Threat to Focus on China)
05 == NGAD Program ---- (Air Force General Worried US Won’t Field Sixth-Gen Fighter in Time to Beat China)
06 == Global Defense Spending ---- (Hits New High Led by US and China)
07 == Toxic Wounds Registries ---- (Veterans Affairs Committees Asked to Submit Legislation)
08 == Iran Military [02] ---- (Ain al-Asad Air Base 2020 & 2021 Attacks)
09 == Commissary Shortages [01] ---- (New Restrictions Threatened Some U.S. Food Shipments in Europe)
11 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 MAR2021)
12 == MidEast Troop Levels ---- (Fight to Make the Pentagon Share Numbers)
13 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 MAR 2021 | Five)
. * VA * .
15 == VA Survivors [02] ---- (Survivors and Burial Benefits Kit Access)
16 == VA Appointments [23] ---- (Next Medical Challenge: Catching Up on Millions of Missed Ones)
17 == VA Physical Therapy [01] ---- (Program Reduces Chronic Pain for Older Veterans)
18 == VA Claims Assistance 10] ---- (Vets Cautioned on Predatory Assistance Reps)
19 == VA Websites [07] ---- (DoJ Asked by VA to Help Reclaim ‘GIBill.com’
20 == VA Heart Care [06] ---- (Minority Women at Greater Risk of Heart Disease)
21 == Agent Orange & Hypertension [02] ---- (Addition to Presumptive Conditions Would Benefit 160K Vets)
22 == VGLI [07] ---- (Premium Reductions Coming to Enrollees
23 == VBBP [01] ---- (Program Helping Vets Receive Secure Benefit Payments)
23 == GI Bill Schools [22] ---- (Predatory School Legislation Signed)
25 == VANEEP ---- (Pays Most Education Costs + Replacement Salary While In School)
26 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 MAR 2021)
. * VETS * .
28 == Burn Pit Lawsuits [04] ---- (LeRoy Torres v. the Texas Department of Public Safety)
29 == Homeless Vets [104] ---- (No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home)
30 == U.S. Capitol Riot [08] ---- (Charged Army Vet Jessica Watkins Renounces Oath Keepers)
31 == U.S. Capitol Riot [09] ---- (Marine Vet Caldwell to Remain In Custody Pending Trial)
33 == U.S. Capitol Riot [10] ---- (Marine Vet John Andries Pleads Not Guilty)
34 == Vet Suicide [53] ---- (How to Keep Those At-Risk From Firearms)
35 == Iraq War Vets 05 ---- (Andy Anderson | Killed by Mortar Fire)
37 == Vet Unemployment 2021 [02] ---- (FEB Unchanged at 5.5%)
37 == WWII Vets 251 ---- (Virgil Lee Ward | Pearl Harbor Soldier Dies at 102)
38 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 16 MAR 2021)
39 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 16 MAR 2021)
39 == Vet Jobs [271] ---- (U.S. Postal Service is Hiring Veterans)
40 == State Veteran’s Benefits ---- (Iowa 2021)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
41 == VA Dental Care [08] ---- (H.R.914: Dental Care for Veterans Act)
42 == Medicare Auditory Coverage ---- (H.R.1106 | Help Extend Auditory Relief (HEAR) Act)
42 == COVID-19 Stimulus Package ---- (H.R. 1319: The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021)
44 == Coronavirus Death Certificates ---- (S.89 | Ensuring Survivor Benefits during COVID–19 Act of 2021)
44 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Karshi-Khanabad [06] ---- (H.R.1355/S.454 | K2 Veterans Care Act)
46 == Vet Service Dogs [28] ---- (H.R.1022 | Puppies Assisting Wounded Servicemembers
48 == Vet Adaptive Car Grant ---- (S.444/H.R.0000 | The AUTO for Veterans Act)
49 == Coronavirus Vaccines [32] ---- (S.682 | Saves Lives Act)
. * MILITARY* .
50 == Military Leave Policy [01] ---- (Bereavement Leave under Consideration by Air Force)
52 == U.S. Capitol Riot [11] ---- (National Guard Troops to Receive Ribbons for Protecting Nation’s Capital)
52 == Disability Pre-Discharge Claim ---- (VA Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Program)
54 == NORAD ---- (Threats It Used To Miss are Now Seen with Artificial Intelligence Use)
55 == Military Uniforms [07] ---- (Report Finds ‘Pink Tax’ on Women’s)
57 == USS John C. Stennis ---- (Navy’s $3 Billion Plan to Rebuild an Aircraft Carrier)
58 == Coronavirus Vaccines [31] ---- (Military May Revisit Making Mandatory after FDA Grants Approval)
60 == USAF Flying Boxcar ---- (AFSOC Wants Smaller One for Special Operations)
61 == Drone Defense [02] ---- (THOR to Conduct Field Testing)
62 == Army Infantry Squad Vehicle ---- (New One Being Tested In Arizona)
63 == Army Drones [04] ---- (FTUAS: Army Blown Away By New Drones (In Rain)
65 == Navy’s Rust Pandemic ---- (Surface Fleet Is Turning into a Floating Ad for Rust-Oleum)
66 == Air Force Uniforms [02] ---- (Wave of Changes Approved)
67 == Air Force B-21 ---- (Bomber Shelter May Reveal Size of Secret Jet
68 == USSF Insignia ---- (Space Force wants Enlisted to Help Determine Their Rank Insignia)
69 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Shit In It’ thru ‘Sierra Hotel’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
71 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 31 MAR)
71 == Fukushima Nuclear Disaster ---- (Second-Worst in History)
72== Legends of WWII ---- (Norman Gibbs | Waist Gunner)
72 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (WWI Harlem Hellfighters)
73== WWII Bomber Nose Art [71] ---- (Desperate Journey)
73 == Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (Robert Jenkins | Vietnam)
75 == WWII Bomb Disposal ---- (Glasgow Scotland Mar. 12, 1941)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
76 == Prescription Drug Costs [68] ---- (Biden Freeze Hits Two Trump Drug Price Rules)
77 == Prescription Drug Costs [69] ---- (Democrats Plan Crackdown on Rising Drug Costs)
79 == Multivitamins ---- (Study Findings Show Zero Health Benefit)
80 == Understanding TRICARE Cost ---- (The Key Is Knowing the Language Used)
81 == Colon Cancer [09] ---- (New Law Ends a Surprise Cost for Medicare Patients)
82 == Alzheimer Disease [21] ---- (Possible Link to Blast Exposure)
83 == Dental Care [06] ---- Baby Teeth
84== Hydration [01] --- (How to Stay Hydrated)
86 == Patchy Skin ---- (Vitiligo Explained)
87 == COVID-19 Sanitation [08] ---- (Can An Air Purifier Help Protect You?)
88 == Covid-19 Headgear [17] ---- (New Label Will Help You Buy the Best Mask)
89 == Coronavirus Trials & Studies ---- (Blood Clotting Treatments)
. * FINANCES * .
90 == Libraries ---- (10 Things That Are Free With a Library Card)
91 == IRS Stimulus Checks ---- (When and How to Expect the Third One)
91 == Netflix ---- (Could be Cracking Down on Viewers Who ‘Borrow’ Passwords)
93 == Social Security Taxation [16] ---- (Stimulus Payments Impact)
94== Kroger vs. Walmart vs. Aldi ---- (Which Is Cheaper for Groceries?)
96 == Tax Credits [01] ---- (Seven in Democrats’ Latest Relief Bill)
98 == House Selling ---- (What’s With All Those Shady ‘We Buy Houses’ Signs?)
99 == Test Prep Scams [01] ---- (Scammers Target Parents of High Schoolers)
100 == State Tax Tips --- (Alabama thru Georgia)
102 == State Fuel Taxes ---- (Changes to Tax Rates Pursued In 11 States)
105 == Tax Burden for Minnesota Vets ---- (As of MAR 2021)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
109 == Notes of Interest ---- (MAR 01 thru 15, 2021)
110 == Presidential War Powers ---- (Lawmakers Propose Check on Biden’s Use in Middle East)
111 == Capitol Fence ---- (At Least Take Down the Razor Wire)
113 == USS The Sullivans ---- (Campaign Raises Repair Funds for Historic Tincan)
114 == Map Comparisons ---- (U.S. Light Pollution)
115 == Afghan Withdrawal [03] ---- (Arguments for Staying | Opinion)
116 == Afghan Taliban [05] ---- (Elite Forces Struggle To Roll Back Their Advances)
118 == National Defense Policy ---- (Three Wars, No Victory – Why?)
122 == Iran Tensions [14] ---- (Iran Says 'Time Not Ripe' For Negotiations with U.S.)
123 == China’s Nuclear Arsenal [03] ---- (Satellite Images Suggest Hastening Effort for More Survivability)
124 == Car Dependability ---- (Brands That Rate Highest in the U.S.)
126 == News of the Weird ---- (MAR 01 thru 15, 2021)
127 == Have You Heard or Seen? ---- (Military Wife | Satirical Cartoons | Potpourri #2)
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. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Iowa State Veteran’s Benefits
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 MAR (Updated)
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