RAO BULLETIN 1 June 2021

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RAO BULLETIN 1 June 2021

#1 Postby boardman » Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:41 am

RAO BULLETIN 1 June 2021

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == DoD Nuclear Mission [03] ---- (Ten Year Modernization Cost Jumps to $634B)
05 == NPRC Military Records [09] ---- (Rep. Davidson Speaks on Center’s Nonperformance)
06 == NPRC Military Records [10] ---- (NARA Calls In DoD To Help Resolve Its Backlog)
08 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported MAY 01 thru 31, 2021)
09 == U.S. Capitol Riot [14] ---- (Quantico Marine Major Warnagir Charged)
10 == U.S. Capitol Riot [15] ---- (Capitol National Guard Protection Cost to Date $520M+)
11 == TRICARE Dental Program [20] ---- (Slight Premium Increase Begins in May)
13 == Arlington National Cemetery [92] ---- (Eligibility Could Change Soon)
14 == POW/MIA [128] ---- (Agency Wants to Disinter 'Unknown' From Punchbowl)
17 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported 01 thru 31 MAY 2021 | Twenty-Four)
. * VA * .
21 == VA Cemeteries [24] ---- (All Restrictions on Cemetery Visits Lifted Ahead Of Memorial Day)
22 == VA Cybersecurity [01] ---- (How Secure Is Veterans’ Data?)
23 == VA Toxic Exposure Care ---- (Addition of 3 AO Presumptive Conditions to Begin)
25 == VA Covid-19 Vaccines [04] ---- (Overseas Vets to be Reimbursed – Not Provided)
26 == VA Covid-19 Vaccines [05] ---- (Overseas Reimbursement Procedure)
27 == Covid-19 Headgear [18] ---- (Respiratory Helmet in Use at Hines VAMC)
28 == VA FMP [06] ---- (Medical Claims Abroad)
30 == VA Herbicide Related Claims ---- (Previously Denied Vet & Survivor Ones to be Readjudicated)
30 == VA Dizziness Care ---- (Investigating and Treating Services Available from VA Audiology)
31 == VA Caregiver Program ---- [72] ---- (After Court Ruling VA Overhauls Application Process)
33 == Hepatitis C [06] ---- (If Enrolled at VA Test Is Available upon Request)
33 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported MAY 01 thru 31. 2021)
35 == VA Manila OPC ---- (Announcements & Reminders 29 MAY 2021)
. * VETS * .
37 == 3M Earplugs Lawsuit [08] ---- (Federal Jury Awards 3 Army Vets $7.1 Million in Damages)
38 == American Vet’s Recollections ---- (Elizabeth Barker WWII 6888th Central Postal Bn Member)
38 == Tiger Flight 762 Memorial ---- (Soldiers Who Perished In 1962 on Secret Mission Memorialized)
39 == Vet Fraud & Abuse ---- (Reported MAY 01 thru 31, 2021)
40 == RP Vet Items of Interest ---- (May 2021)
42 == Afghan Vets 17 ---- (Jason Pak | IED Casualty)
43 == WWII Vets 258 ---- (Joseph G. Demler | Dubbed WWII’s Human Skelton)
44 == WWII Vets 259 ---- (William J. Balchus | Palawan POW Massacre Survivor)
45 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 31 MAY 2021)
46 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled as of 1 JUN 2021)
46 == Vet Death Preps [02] ---- (Keeping Records for Our Significant Others)
47 == Vet Employment Opportunities ---- (MAY 30 Listings from Companies Looking For Vets)
48 == State Veteran’s Benefits ---- (Kansas 2021)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
48 == Military Family Hunger [02] ---- (S.0000/H.R.2339 | Military Hunger Prevention Act)
49 == Agent Orange Thailand [04] ---- (S.657 | Agent Orange in Thailand)
50 == Reserve Benefits [05] ---- (H.R.0000 | Healthcare for Our Troops Act)
51 == Military Toxic Exposures [01] ---- (S.000/H.R.0000 | COST of War Act of 2021)
52 == Military Survivor Benefits [05] ---- (S.1669/H.R.2214 | Survivor Comfort Act)
53 == VA Contraceptive Care ---- (S.2821/H.R.0000 | Access to Contraception Expansion for Veterans Act)
54 == VET Legislation Progress ---- (1-31 MAY 2021)
. * MILITARY* .
55 == China's Military Buildup [01] ---- (April Triple Commissioning)
55 == USS Boise (SSN-764) ---- (Sidelined 8 Years for Maintenance)
56 == USMC Missile System [01] ---- (Target At Sea Struck By Missile Strapped To Truck)
58 == Stryker Vehicle ---- (Army to Retire Older Variant)
59 == Iron Dome [01] ---- (Israel’s Intercepts Drone during Combat for First Time)
61 == Army Artillery [02] ---- (Ramjet Shells Could Triple Artillery Range)
62 == Army Electronic Warfare ---- (Manning Numbers to Triple in Next 2 Years)
63 == Navy Advancement [01] ---- (E4-E6 Exam Results Delayed Again)
64 == Military Grooming Standards [03] ---- (Loosened Army Women Hairstyle Standards Bring Out Critics)
65 == Military Base Name Changes [03] ---- (Proposal to Rename Fort Bragg to Fort Bragg)
67 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Speeding Ticket’ thru ‘Steel Beach’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
68 == WWII Great Escape Tunnel ---- (Unearthed at Stalag Luft III Site)
69 == My Life My Story ---- (Charlie: I Don't Want Notoriety)
70 == WWII POW Camps ---- Measures Taken for Escape
71 == WWII Ghost Army ---- (Conducted Military Deception Ops against Third Reich)
72 == Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (Jack Mathis | WWII)
74 == Hindenburg ---- (New Documentary Sheds Light on the Decades-Old Disaster)
75 == WWII Adolf Eichmann Capture ---- (Daring Israeli Spy Operation to Capture Nazi Mass Murderer)
77 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 JUN)
77 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (War’s Aftermath)
78 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [75] ---- (Little Chief)
78 == Legends of WWII ---- (Thiele Fred Harvey | Iwo Jima Silver Star Marine)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
79 == Coronavirus Vaccines [35] ---- (COVID Arm Reaction)
80 == Coronavirus Vaccines [36] ---- (Heart Inflammation Reaction)
81 == Heart Failure [03] ---- (Tailored, Earlier Rehab Program Shows Benefits for Patients)
82 == Covid-19 Testing [10] ---- (Buffy the Foot Sniffing Greeter)
83 == Unrefrigerated Foods [01] ---- (When to Toss Them)
85 == Smoking [10] ---- (World No Tobacco Day Encourages You to Live Life without Tobacco)
86 == Ativan ---- (Misuse, Addiction, & Treatment)
88 == Dizziness ---- (What It Is & What Causes It)
90 == Sleep [13] ---- (Personal Light Treatment Device Sub Study)
91 == Colon Cancer [10] ---- (Updated Guidance Says Screenings Should Now Start at Age 45)
92 == Drug Price Gouging [08] ---- (Drug Company Head Faces Grilling Over Massive Increases)
. * FINANCES * .
93 == COLA FY 2021 ---- (April CPI)
94 == COLA FY 2021 ---- (January COLA? Up, Up and Away!)
95 == Long Term Care FLTCIP [12] ---- (Can Offer Peace of Mind)
96 == Uncommon State Tax Laws ---- (Strange but True Tax Laws | N.M. – S.C.)
97 == Prescription Drug Costs [71] ---- (Legislation Facing a Surprise Problem)
98 == Prescription Drug Costs [72] ---- (President Will Not Propose Lowering Drug Prices in His Budget)
99 == Free Trial Offer Scam 3 ---- (Trying CBD? Watch for Free Trial Cons)
100 == Air Travel Scams [01] ---- (Travel is Back, and So Are Scammers)
101 == Moving Scams [01] ---- (New Home? Look Out)
102 == Fortune Teller Scams ---- (Take Your Cash & Don't Show Up)
103 == Tax Burden for North Carolina Vets ---- (As of May 2021)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
107 == Notes of Interest ---- (MAY 01 thru 31, 2021)
108 == DPRK-U.S. Relations [03] ---- (U.S. Warned of 'Very Grave Situation' Over Biden Speech)
109 == Hacks & Gadgets ---- (Items that Can Save You Time/Money with Hidden Purposes)
111 == Car Safety [01] ---- (Ninety vehicles earn 2021 IIHS awards)
113 == Home Pests ---- (How to Keep Them at Bay)
115 == Emigration Options ---- (Countries You Can Emigrate To if You're Over 50)
117 == Optical Illusions ---- (Forest or Feline?)
118 == Rubbing Alcohol [01] ---- (Household Cleaning Uses)
119 == News of the Weird ---- (May 01 thru 31, 2021)
121 == Vocabulary ---- (Some Words to Enhance Yours | 210601)
122 == Have You Heard or Seen? ---- (Math 1 | Riddles 1 | Think Toons)
NOTE
1. The page number on which an article can be found is provided to the left of each article’s title
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3. Numbers contained within brackets [ ] indicate the number of articles written on the subject. To obtain previous articles send a request to raoemo@sbcglobal.net ‘or’ raoemo77@gmail.com
4. Recipients of the Bulletin are authorized and encouraged to forward the Bulletin are articles to other vets or veteran organizations
. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Kansas State Veteran’s Benefits
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 JUN (Updated)
Attachment – VA Manila OPC May 2021
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