RAO BULLETIN 1 October 2021

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RAO BULLETIN 1 October 2021

#1 Postby boardman » Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:11 am

RAO BULLETIN 1 October 2021

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == DoD/VA Shutdown ---- (Officials Prep for Possibility 2 OCT)
05 == Afghan Withdrawal [18] ---- (Austin Gives Senate Hard Truths)
07 == Basic Allowance for Housing [10] ---- (DoD Authorizes a Temporary Increase)
09 == NDAA 2022 [04] ---- (Additional Vet Support Amendments to H.R. 4350)
14 == NDAA 2022 [05] ---- (White House Pushes Back On Efforts to Restore Program Cuts)
14 == NDAA 2022 [06] ---- (Requires 'Forever Chemical' Testing At Military Sites)
15 == DOD ID Cards ---- (Time to Renew Extended ID Cards)
16 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported SEP 16 thru 30, 2021 | Six)
. * VA * .
19 == VA COLA 2022 ---- (Passed Congress | Awaiting Biden Signature)
20 == VA Blue Water Claims [87] ---- (VA OIG Reports Many ‘Inaccurate Decisions’)
21 == VA Caregiver Program [73] ---- (Thousands May Lose Stipends under New VA Review)
22 == VA Claims Backlog [169] ---- (Expected To Grow In Coming Months)
23 == Disability Indemnity Compensation [13] ---- (Effort to Achieve Widow(er) Parity)
25 == VA Geriatric Care [04] ---- (Emergency Care for Older Veterans Initiative)
26 == VA Transgender Care [03] ---- (LGBT OTH Discharged Could Get Benefits under New Plan)
28 == VA Manila OPC ---- (Announcements & Reminders 21 SEP 2021)
28 == Gulf War Presumptives [09] ---- (Extended to September 13, 2026)
29 == VA Loans [01] ---- (Pros & Cons in New York)
33 == VA Satellite Phones ---- (DVA Missing More Than $700,000 in Emergency Devices)
35 == VAMC Atlanta GA [05] ---- (Investigation Uncovers 10 pallets of Unprocessed Mail)
36 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2021)
. * VETS * .
41 == Vet Service Dogs [30] ---- (VA Changed VAMC Admission Policies after Vet Suicide)
42 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of SEP 30, 2021)
43 == Vet Treatment Courts [33] ---- (Working but VA Improvement Needed to Increase Access)
44 == Tricare Cost Increases ---- (Users to Pay More in 2022 in All Areas)
46 == America’s Oldest Vet ---- (Lawrence Brooks Turns 112)
47 == National Mall Memorials ---- (Bill Allowing GWOT Memorial There Could Set Bad Precedent)
49 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of SEP 30, 2021)
50 == WWII VETS 280 ---- (Frank Grasberger (95) & Former 3rd Grader Pen Pals Meet)
52 == State Veterans’ Benefits ---- (Missouri 2021)
. * VET LEGISLATION *
52 == House Vet Bill Progress ---- (16 thru 30 SEP 2021)
53 == Veterans Crisis Hotline [38] ---- (S.2283 | REACH for Veterans Act)
55 == VA Maternity Care ---- (S.1937 | DOULA for Veterans Act of 2021)
56 == VA Maternity Care [01] ---- (S.796/H.R.958 | Protecting Moms Who Served Act)
57 == VA IU Compensation [01] ---- (H.R. 4732: Protect Individual Unemployability Benefit for All)
. * MILITARY* .
59 == Military Myths [01] ---- (Saltpeter Use for Libido Manipulation)
60 == Army Sniper Rifle ---- (MK-22 Takes On ‘Final Hurdle’ Before Fielding)
61 == Military Spouse Preference ---- (What You Need to Know About It)
63 == USSF Uniforms ---- (Enlisted Rank Insignia & Service Dress Uniform)
64 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘XO’ thru ‘Watch)
. * MILITARY HISTORY *
65 == Juno Mayru Sinking ---- (Largest Maritime Disaster of World War II)
66 == WWI Polar Bear Expedition ---- (U.S. Invasion of Russia)
68 == 761st Tank Battalion ---- (WWII Distinguished Military Unit)
71 == WWII Wehrmacht War Crimes [01] ---- (Soviet Union Criminal Orders)
73 == Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (Louis H. Wilson | WWII)
75 == Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (Joel T. Boone | WWI)
78 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [83] ---- ([Executive Sweet 2)
78 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (French Dewoitine D.520 Fighter)
79 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 OCT)
. * HEALTH CARE *
79 == Hospital Charges [06] ---- (Transparency Noncompliance Fee Insufficient)
80 == Medicare Benefits ---- (Senate Haggles over How to Pay for Adding Popular Ones)
81 == Covid-19 Victims [05] ---- (What Happens To COVID Long-Haulers in the Army)
84 == Covid-19 Health Care [01] ---- (The Days of Full Insurance Coverage Are Over)
88 == Belching-Gas-Bloating ---- (Tips for Reducing Them)
91 == Cervical Cancer [06] ---- (Stay Healthy by Getting Screened)
91 == Chiropractic Care ---- (Availability Options | Does it Work)
93 == Dehydration [01] ---- (Foods That Help Replenish Your Body’s Lost Fluids)
95 == Consumer Health ---- (16 thru 30 SEP 2021)
. * FINANCES *
96 == Grocery Prices ---- (Pandemic Price Pain)
97 == SSA COLA 2021 ---- (Estimated to Be 6% to 6.1% for 2022)
98 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [26] ---- (National Average Charges for Hospital Stay)
99 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [27] ---- (Medicare and Medicaid Will Pay for Booster Shots)
100 == Medicare Part B Premiums [10] ---- (Alzheimer’s Drug Could Increase Premiums for Everyone)
101 == Military Pay & Benefits [11] ---- (CSIS 2021 Report Grossly Misleading)
103 == VA Travel Allowance [18] ---- (Reimbursement for Travel to VA Medical Appointments)
105 == Text Message Scams ---- (Watch Out for Those with Tempting Offers)
106 == Emergency Scams [02] ---- (How to Spot Them)
107 == Tax Burden on Ohio Vets ---- (As of SEP 2021)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
111 == Notes of Interest ---- (16 thru 30 SEP 2021)
112 == U.S. Syria Operations [01] ---- (US Drone Strike 20 SEP Kills Al-Qaida Leader)
113 == U.S. Syria Operations [02] ---- (Syria Tells U.N. it Wants U.S. Troops to Leave)
115 == Taiwan-China Dispute [11] ---- (Exercises Use Highways vs Runways for Landings & Takeoffs)
117 == Afghan Withdrawal [17] ---- (Pentagon Reverses Itself, Calls Deadly Kabul Strike an Error)
118 == Afghanistan Post War ---- (No Shooting or Checkpoints in Rural Wardak Province)
121 == Afghan Taliban [06] ---- (Leading a Harsher-Than-Promised Crackdown)
124 == Iran Nuclear Threat [02] ---- (Top Nuclear Scientist Killed Remotely by Israel)
125 == Korean War End [03] ---- (South Korean Leader Repeats Call for Declaration to End It)
127 == Vocabulary ---- (Some Words to Enhance Yours | 210930)
129 == News of the Weird ---- (SEP 16 thru 30, 2021)
131 == Have You Heard or Seen? ---- (Survivors | Women-2 | Think Toons)
. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Missouri State Veterans’ Benefits (Updated)
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 OCT (Updated)
Attachment – WWII Juno Mayru Sinking
NOTE
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