RAO BULLETIN 15 January 2022

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RAO BULLETIN 15 January 2022

#1 Postby boardman » Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:35 am

RAO BULLETIN 15 January 2022

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == DoD Appropriations ---- (Biggest Problems with a Continuing Resolution Come From Congress)
06 == U.S. Nuclear Policy ---- (Angst over China, Russia Lessens Chance of U.S. Nuke Changes)
08 == Russia Ukraine Situation ---- (Biden, Putin Talk Nearly an Hour as Alarm Rises Over It
11 == Iraq’s U.S. Troops ---- (Drones Bound for the Iraqi Base Housing Our Troops Shot Down)
12 == Navy Vaccine Mandate Lawsuit ---- (Judge Blocks DoD from Taking Action Against Sailors)
13 == Guantanamo Bay Navy Base [06] ---- (Pentagon Building New Secret Courtroom)
15 == GITMO Prison [03] ---- (Another 5 Detainees Approved For Transfer)
18 == AAFES Product Ban Policy ---- (Line on Vulgarity Crossed at Alaska Exchange)
19 == DoD Housing Program [03] ---- (Officials Responsible for Fraud Scheme Walk Away Unscathed)
21 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported JAN 01 thru 15, 2022)
23 == Army Email Transition [06 –-- (Change Allows Personal Device Document Up & Downloads)
24 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported JAN 01 thru 15, 2022 | Four)
. * VA * .
26 == VA COVID-19 Cases [12] ---- (Cases within VA Hit New Pandemic Highs)
27 == VA COVID-19 Testing ---- (Vets Should Call Ahead to Limit Wait Times)
28 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [91] ---- (When Will All Victims Finally Get Veterans Benefits?)
29 == VA Mental Health Care [45] ---- (Copays Would Be Waived Under New Rule)
30 == VA Homeless Programs ---- (For At-Risk Veterans and Their Families)
34 == VA Home Loans [76] ---- (D.C. Sellers Are Rejecting Qualified Veteran Homebuyers)
35 == VA Medical Records [06] ---- (Veterans Can Now Identify As Transgender, Nonbinary on Theirs)
36 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 JAN 2022)
. * VETS * .
38 == Civil Service [03] ---- (Why Federal Employment after the Military Is a Great Option)
40 == Vet Unemployment 2021 [09] ---- (Drops to Lowest Level in Two Years)
41 == WWII Vets 275 ---- (Mariya Oktyabrskaya | Act of Revenge)
43 == WWII Vets 276 ---- (Mel Brooks | Combat Engineer & Actor/Comedian)
44 == Obit: Betty White ---- (31 DEC 2021 | WWII AWVS)
46 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of JAN 15, 2021)
46 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of JAN 15, 2021)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
47 == National Guard & Reserve [01] ---- (H.R. 1836 | Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2021)
48 == Military Sexual Trauma [09] ---- (H.R. 6064 | VA’s MST Claim Exam Process Review)
. * MILITARY* .
50 == Military BAS ---- (Basic Allowance for Substance 2022 Rates)
52 == Navy Personnel Policy ---- (Some Changes Sailors Can Expect In 2022)
55 == Army IgnitED Program ---- (Congress Demands Answers on Army’s Tuition Assistance Failure)
57 == Army Recruiting [16] ---- (Now Offering Up to $50K Bonus for 6 Year Enlistment)
59 == Air Force Recruiting [01] ---- (More People Are Joining In Their Late 30)
60 == Drone Defense [06] ---- (Military’s New Challenge: Defeating Cheap Hobbyist Drones)
64 == Navy Hawaii Fuel Leak [03] Military Families File Lawsuit over Water Contamination
66 == Army NGSW-FC Optic ---- (The Optic for Next Generation Squad Weapon Is Finally Picked)
67 == China’s Navy ---- (Lhasa Guided-Missile Destroyer Reported Combat Ready)
68 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Arse Bandit’ thru ‘AWOL Bag’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
70 == WWII Continuation War ---- (How the Finns Won the Day in Viipuri City with the Polka)
71 == Dachau Concentration Camp ---- (Execution of SS guards at KZ Dachau, April 29th, 1945)
75 == Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (Harold Bauer | WWII)
79 == Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (James Stone | Korea)
79 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 31 JAN)
80 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [90] ---- (Diamond Lil!)
80 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (Guadalcanal Island Defenders)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
81 == Hospital Charges [08] ---- (CMS Issues 335 Noncompliance Notices but No Fines)
82 == Tricare/CHAMPUS Fraud [27] ---- (Marketer Gets 30 Months in Fraud Scheme)
82 == Medicare Premiums ---- (Planned Premium Increase for Part B 2022 Services to Be Reassessed)
84 == Scurvy ---- (Hasn't Gone Away Altogether)
86 == Alzheimer Disease [22] ---- (Medicare Coverage for Controversial Drug Aduhelm)
87 == Gastritis ---- (Inflammation of the Stomach Lining)
89 == Stress [01] ---- (Coping with Paced Breathing)
90 == Human Body Facts [01] ---- (Some More You Most Likely Do Not Know)
. * FINANCES * .
92 == Inflation [02] ---- (Things That Will Cost More in 2022)
95 == GI Bill Student Loans [09] ---- (Even With It Many Student Vets Still Need Loans for College)
95 == Money Moves [04] ---- (Smart Ones for the New Year)
97 == Coupon Scams ---- (Don't Trade Personal Info for Coupons)
99 == Hotel Scams [02] ---- (Common Ones to Be Aware Of)
100 == Quick Scam Favor ---- (This is really a Clever New Con)
101 == Child Care ---- (Tips for Working Parents to Navigate While Climbing Out of Debt)
103 == Tax Friendly States for Retirees [02] ---- (5 More States Make Military Retirement Tax Free)
105 == Money Trivia ---- (A few Things You Might Not Have Known)
106 == Tax Burden on Tennessee Vets ---- (As of JAN 2022)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
111 == Notes of Interest ---- (JAN 01 thru 15, 2022)
112 == Year That Was 2021 ---- (Things We Know Now That We Didn’t Know Last January)
115 == Syria [08] ---- (Chemical Weapons Issues Remain After 8 Years)
117 == Afghan Taliban [07] ---- (Pressing for Prisoner Swap with U.S.)
120 == Guantanamo Bay Navy Base [07] ---- (Biden's Low Profile on GITMO Rankles as It Turns 20)
122 == Population ---- (U.S. & World as of 1 JAN 2022)
123 == Useless Cleaning Products [01] ---- (More That Are a Waste & What to Try Instead)
126 == Home Security [02] ---- (Signs Your House Is Being Watched By Robbers)
128 == Age-Old Advice ---- (From Seniors to Millennials)
130 == Lies [05] ---- (Eight More Untruths You Learned in School)
133 == U.S. Capitol Riot [22] ---- (Charges, Convictions in 2021 for 725 Arrested)
134 == News of the Weird ---- (2021 in Review)
136 == Vocabulary ---- (Some Words to Enhance Yours | 220115)
137 == Have You Heard or Seen? ---- (Potpourri #8 | Think Toons | Senior Citizens 5)
. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 JAN (Updated) file:///C:/Users/User/Downloads/military_history_anniversaries_0116_thru_013122.pdf
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