RAO BULLETIN 15 November 2021

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RAO BULLETIN 15 November 2021

#1 Postby boardman » Mon Nov 15, 2021 11:42 am

RAO BULLETIN 15 November 2021

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES
Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .
04 == Army Email Transition ---- (Impact on RAO Bulletin Subscribers)
05 == Army Email Transition [01] ---- (Troops May Lose Email in Army’s Platform Change)
07 == DoD Security [03] ---- (Afghan War Photos/Videos Removed from Public View)
07 == Afghan Withdrawal [20] ---- (Pentagon Moving to Help US Troops' Stranded Family Members)
09 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported NOV 01 thru 15, 2021)
10 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials ---- (Reported NOV 01 thru 15, 2021 | Two)
. * VA * .
11 == HUD-VASH [12] ---- (LA Could Spark Momentum Nationwide for Homeless Vets)
13 == VA Health Care Access [69] ---- (Texas Veterans Say Wait Times Still A Problem)
15 == Traumatic Brain Injury [80] ---- (Vets with Concussion/TBI Issues Can Earn $325 Just to Sleep)
17 == VA Mission Act [15] ---- (Review Shows Administrators Are Overruling Doctors’ Judgments)
17 == VA Disability Benefits ---- (Vets Should Be Getting More Help in Post-Military Life)
19 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [89] ---- (Afghan Vet Dies after Settling VA Diagnosis Lawsuit)
21 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 01 thru 15 NOV 2021)
25 == VA Policy Issues ---- (Mar-a-Lago Three’ Unusual, Improper Access)
. * VETS * .
26 == COVID-19 Analytics [03] ---- Excess Mortality among U.S. Veterans
27 == Vet Indictments ---- (Reported NOV 01 thru 15, 2021)
28 == Vet Unemployment 2021 [07] ---- (October Steady As National Rate Continues To Drop)
29 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of NOV 15, 2021)
30 == U.S. Capitol Riot [21] ---- (Feds Seek Tougher Sentences for Vet Participants)
32 == Obit: Max Cleland ---- (NOV 9, 2021 | Vietnam Vet, VA Administrator, & GA Senator)
34 == America’s Oldest Living Vet [01] ---- (WWII Lawrence Brooks @ 112)
37 == WWII Vets 274 ---- (Lincoln Harner | D-Day & Battle of the Bulge Vet)
39 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of NOV 15, 2021)
39 == State Veterans’ Benefits ---- (Montana 2021)
. * VET LEGISLATION * .
40 == Military Uniforms [09] ---- (S. 3016 | Military Fatigues Act of 2021)
41 == Social Security Legislation [02] ---- (H.R.5721 | Protect & Improve Our Social Security System)
42 == VA Benefits Assistance [03] ---- (S.1198/H.R. 2819 | Solid Start Act of 2021)
44 == VA Peer Specialist ---- (Update 01: S.2386/H.R.4575 | Veteran Peer Specialist Act of 2021)
45 == VA Research [05] ---- (H.R. 5721 | The VIPER Act)
. * MILITARY* .
46 == Former Spouse Benefits ---- (Know Yours)
48 == Military Sexual Harassment/Assault [12] ---- (New Safe-to-Report Policy)
49 == Troop Vaccine Refusal Impact [01] ---- (Possible Loss of VA Benefits Due to OTH Discharge)
50 == Troop Vaccine Refusal Impact [02] ---- (Legislation Sought to Prevent Biden OTH Plan)
52 == China’s Military Expansion [01] ---- (Pentagon Rattled by Push on Multiple Fronts)
54 == Military Housing Lawsuits [05] --- (Army Is Flouting Order to Repay Reservists)
55 == Landmines [02] ---- (Landmine-Free Future Report)
57 == Military Lending Act [04] ---- (Pawnshops Allegedly Cheated/Gouged Military Families
58 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang ---- (‘Yankee Station’ thru ‘Zulu Time’)
. * MILITARY HISTORY * .
60 == Vietnam Operation Ivory Coast ---- (The Son Tay Raid)
62 == Colin Powell’s Vietnam Service ---- (Two One Year Tours in 1962 & 1968)
63 == WWII Wehrmacht War Crimes [03] Poland
65 == Axis Sally ---- (WWII American Nazi Propagandist)
68 == Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (Axel H. Reed | Civil War)
70 == Medal of Honor Awardees ---- (Deming Bronson | WWI)
72 == Every Picture Tells A Story ---- (Holy Smokes)
73 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [86] ---- (Miss Bhavin’)
74 == Military History Anniversaries ---- 16 thru 30 NOV)
. * HEALTH CARE * .
74 == Prescription Drug Costs [76] ---- (Democrats Still Working on Prescription Drug Pricing)
75 == Prescription Drug Costs [77] ---- (Democrats Agree on New Prescription Drug Price Reduction)
76 == TRICARE Maternal Care ---- (Coverage for Doulas, Lactation Consultants for Some to Start)
78 == Medicare Reimbursement [03] ---- (2022 Cuts to Certain Doctors Could Impact Patients)
78 == Tricare Cost Increases [01] ---- (Annual Enrollment Fees & Deductibles for 2022)
79 == Concussions [02] ---- (Require More Time for Recovery Than Previously Thought)
81 == Beetroots ---- (Health Benefits)
83 == VA Manila OPC ---- (Booster Availability Notice)
. * FINANCES * .
85 == Student Loan Debt [10] ---- (New PSLF Program Needs Vets to Help Spread the News)
87 == Tuition Planning ---- (529 Savings for Children’s Education)
90 == Cryptocurrency Taxes ---- (How the IRS Treats Crypto)
91 == Gasoline Savings [09] ---- (More Ways to Get Better Gas Mileage)
93 == Government Agency Imposter Scams [03] ---- (Watch Out For This New Take)
94 == Holiday Scams [07] ---- (The Holidays Are Here, and So Are Toy Scams)
96 == Tax Burden on Pennsylvania Vets ---- (As of NOV 2021)
. * GENERAL INTEREST * .
101 == Notes of Interest ---- (01 thru 15 NOV 2021)
102 == U.S. Embassy Manila ---- (Vaccination Requirements for Entering the United States)
103 == Korean War End [04] ---- (Biden Urged to Formally End It)
104== U.S. China Military Tensions [05] ---- (China Built U.S. Warship Mock-Ups Revealed)
107 == Home Security Systems ---- (Tips on Buying & Red Flags to Avoid)
109== Tutors ---- (BBB Tips on Hiring)
110 == Cleaning Myths [01] ----- (Some More That Will Ruin Your Things)
112 == Lies [01] ---- (Ten Untruths You Learned in School)
114 == Vocabulary ---- (Some Words to Enhance Yours | 211115)
115 == News of the Weird ---- (NOV 01 thru 15, 2021)
117 == Have You Heard or Seen? ---- (Days of Humor | Corny Jokes 4 | Think Toons)
. * ATTACHMENTS * .
Attachment – Montana State Veterans’ Benefits (Updated)
Attachment – TRICARE Health Plan Costs | 2022
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 16 thru 30 NOV (Updated)
Attachment – VA Mission Act Impact
NOTE
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