RAO BULLETIN December 2021

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RAO BULLETIN December 2021

#1 Postby boardman » Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:40 pm

RAO BULLETIN December 2021

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
== Afghan Withdrawal [22] ---- (Arbitrary/Dysfunctional Testifies British Whistleblower)
== Afghan Withdrawal [23] ---- (State Department & Pentagon Begin Separate Reviews)
== NDAA 2022 [08] ---- (Armed Services Committees USSF Modifications)
== NDAA 2022 [09] ---- (Armed Services Committees Military Justice Modifications)
== NDAA 2022 [10] ---- (Armed Services Committees Women Draft Modifications)
== NDAA 2022 [11] ---- (Armed Services Committees B-1B Replacement Modifications)
== DOD Chemical Program [01] ---- (Efforts to Mitigate Impacts of PFAS)
== DOD Toxic Exposure Guidelines [03] ---- (No Clue on How Many People Have Been Exposed)
== Army Email Transition [03] ---- (No Fix Yet | Shutdown Looms for 250,000 Personnel)
== Army-Navy Football Game ---- (Nobody Actually Cares About It)
== Pearl Harbor Remains [01] ---- (Pearl Harbor Remains)
== DOD COVID-19 Preps [01] ---- (Pentagon Weighs Mandating Booster Shots)
== POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported DEC 01 thru 15, 2021 | Four)
. * VA * .
== VA BRAC [03] ---- (Commission to Begin VA Facilities BRAC-Style Review)
== VA Home Loans [75] ---- (Program Getting a Bad Rep from Sellers)
== VA Flu Shots [17] ---- (Time to Get Yours)
== VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 DEC 2021)
. * VETS * .
== Vet Unemployment 2021 [08] ---- (Has Remained Stagnant For the Past Four Months)
== Library of Congress VHP ---- (Seeking Firsthand Stories of Veteran’s Military Service
== Vet Lawsuit | PTSD Marine ---- (VA Suit Winner - Denied Disability Benefits for 40 Years)
== 3M Earplugs Lawsuit [11] ---- (Army Veteran Awarded $22.5M)
== Obit: Bob Dole ---- (WWII Veteran and Longtime Public Servant, Dies at 98)
== Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of DEC 15, 2021)
== Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of DEC 15, 2021)
== State Veterans’ Benefits ---- (North Dakota 2021)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
== Vet Bill Progress ---- (01 thru 15 DEC 2021)
== VA Women Vet Programs [42] ---- (H.R. 4794/S. 2533 | (MAMMO) for Veterans Act)
== Social Security Legislation [03] ---- (H.R.2100 | Social Security 2100: A Sacred Trust)
. * MILITARY* .
== Drones | Bomb Carrying [02] ---- (Kamikaze Drones Bring Power and Peril to the U.S. Military)
== Army DACES ---- (Latest Survey Results Released)
== Navy Fitness Exam ---- (Software Not Ready for PRIMS-2 Implementations)
== Army Fitness Exam -- (Decades-Old Fitness Exam to Be Replaced With More Rigorous Test)
== USMC Training [01] ---- (Marines Add Foraging Class to the Basic School)
== Navy Hawaii Fuel Leak ---- (Navy Contests State’s Orders to Suspend, Drain Fuel Tanks)
== Navy Hawaii Fuel Leak [01[ ---- (Water Crisis Impact on Residents)
== Navy Hawaii Fuel Leak [02] ---- (Navy Dive Team Trying To Remove It)
== Navy Drones ---- (Saildrone Explorer)
== Troop Vaccine Refusal Impact [04] ---- (Troops Booted Guaranteed at Least a General Discharge)
== Military Fraud & Abuse [09] ---- (Former Air Force Employee Steals $1.1 Million +)
== Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘A.F.R.T.S’ thru ‘Aldis’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
== Pearl Harbor [04] ---- (Roosevelt’s 5 DEC Telegram to Japanese Emperor)
== Pearl Harbor [05] ---- (Remembering the Military Medical Heroes)
== Pearl Harbor [06] ---- (Silver Lining)
== Pearl Harbor [07] ---- (New Book Tells the Japanese Side of Events in Fateful Attack)
== WWII Bari, Italy Bombing ---- (Disaster Cover-up Led to a Cancer Treatment Breakthrough)
== Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (Gregory Boyington | WWII)
== Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (Richard O'Kane | WWII)
== Military History Anniversaries ---- (16 thru 31 DEC)
== Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (Havocs in Formation)
== WWII Bomber Nose Art [88] ---- (Hello Sailor)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
== Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [90] ---- (Medical Care Expansion Plan Could Cost Nearly $300B)
== Medicare Advantage [11] ---- (Do You Need a Plan?)
== Medicare Pharmacy/Prescriptions [03] ---- (Congress’ Inaction Results in $25B Saving Loss)
== Tricare/CHAMPUS Fraud [26] ---- (DEC 01-15, 2021)
== Caregiving Availability ---- (Help Falls as Costs of In-Home Care Climbs)
== Food Cures ---- (What to Eat When You’re Feeling Bad)
== Restaurant Fish ---- (Those You Should Avoid)
== U.S. Embassy Manila ---- (Health Alert December 2, 2021)
== U.S. Embassy Manila ---- (Health Alert December 4, 2021)
. * FINANCES * .
92 == Taxation | Dual Nationality Marriages [01] ---- (One German Tax Case Dropped)
95 == Caregiving Costs ---- (Know the Costs of Providing Care at Home)
96 == SSA COLA for 2022 [03] ---- (Part B Premiums Rise 14.5%— Social Security 5.9%)
98 == Senior’s Taxation ---- (How to How Calculate Your 2021 Taxable Retirement Income)
== SBP DIC Offset [67] ---- (What to Expect in 2022 with the ‘Widows Tax’ Repeal)
== State Income [04] ---- (Military Retirement Pay Tax Changes in 4 States)
10-3 == Online Shopping Scams [01] ---- (Watch for These Tricks)
== Health Care Scams [01] ---- (Open Enrollment)
== Costco Return Policy ---- (Abuse Can Lead to Membership Cancellation)
105== U.S. Series I Bond [01] ---- (A Good Hedge against Inflation)
== Tax Burden on South Carolina Vets ---- (As of DEC 2021)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
== Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 DEC 2021)
== Suicide ---- (Now Legal in Switzerland: Everything You Need To Know)
== Israel Iron Wall ---- (Underground Gaza Barrier Completed)
== China’s Africa Presence [01] ---- (China Seeks First Military Base on Africa’s Atlantic Coast)
== GTMO Prison [17] ---- (Closure Is Not Going Anywhere)
== Real ID ---- (Questions & Answers)
== Toothpaste ---- (10 Alternate Uses)
== Lies [03] ---- (Ten More Untruths You Learned in School)
== COVID-19 Analytics [05] --- (Pandemic Two Year Journey
== News of the Weird ---- (DEC 01 thru 15, 2021)
== Vocabulary ---- (Some Words to Enhance Yours | 21215)
== Have You Heard or Seen? ---- (Potpourri #6 | Think Toons | Military Humor #24)
. * ATTACHMENTS * .
· Attachment – North Dakota State Veterans’ Benefits (Updated) http://veteraninformationlinksasa.com/u ... emains.pdf
· Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 31 DEC (Updated) http://veteraninformationlinksasa.com/u ... 123121.pdf
· Attachment - Pearl Harbor Remains http://veteraninformationlinksasa.com/u ... emains.pdf
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