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RAO BULLETIN

DoD Benefit Cuts Update 42  ►   Are Benefits Extremely Generous? Retired Army Lt. Col. Tom Slear has touched the third rail of military and veterans’ issues with an opinion piece arguing that a “very small decrease in pay” for military retirees would be reasonable, considering the need for the U.S. government to cut spending. Slear […]

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Wham Paymaster Robbery

In April 1889, Special Order 37 directed all paymasters in the District of Arizona to pay troops mustered as of April 30. Major Joseph Washington Wham, a U.S. Army paymaster, was assigned Fort Bowie, Fort Grant, Fort Thomas, Fort Apache and Camp San Carlos. Wham and his clerk, William T. Gibbon, met a train carrying the payroll in […]

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RAO BULLETIN

Fresh off of the failure of the joint Department of Defense/Department of Veterans’ Affairs electronic health record program, the Pentagon is preparing an $11 billion contract to overhaul its own electronic health records. This would be the biggest federal IT job since last fall’s HealthCare.gov rollout. Many outside observers are concerned that this could become another failed […]

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Veteran Updates

In each chamber of Congress, four forms of legislative measures may be introduced or submitted, and acted upon. These include bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, and simple resolutions. Resolutions are not laws but rather the statements of intent or declarations that affect the operations of Congress:- Joint resolutions are legislative measure that requires approval by the Senate […]

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U.S. Soldier’s Home & Lincoln

It’s typical for the president to get away from the White House from time to time, but how many presidents relocated to a U.S. Soldier’s Home or lived on the grounds of a military cemetery? Some of our earlier presidents had homes in close proximity to the Capitol, which made trips home practical, even without […]

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Veteran Legislation

At present 8,000 bills and resolutions containing 3,586 amendments have been introduced the United States Congress. Of those, on average only about 5% will become law. They must be enacted before the end of the 2013-2015 session of the 113th Congress sometime before 3 JAN 2015. To date only 98 laws, of which only a […]

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RAO BULLETIN

Crowds that shop daily in base commissaries and exchanges perhaps are oblivious to a confluence of forces threatening to dismantle their multi-billion dollar resale systems. Thomas C. Shull, chief executive officer of the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), is not, which helps to explain his 17 MAR memo proposing a merger of commissaries […]

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Veteran Legislation

In each chamber of Congress, four forms of legislative measures may be introduced or submitted, and acted upon. These include bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, and simple resolutions. Resolutions are not laws but rather the statements of intent or declarations that affect the operations of Congress…… view or download full .pdf

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BATTLES FOR FORTS

HENRY, HEIMAN & DONELSON The Civil War started on April 12th 1861 and the states were choosing sides. Tennessee was the last of the Confederate States to secede from the union, choosing to do so on June 8, 1861. Southern leaders were hoping Kentucky would follow Tennessee for example, providing the South a formidable northern […]

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Veteran Legislation

In each chamber of Congress, four forms of legislative measures may be introduced or submitted, and acted upon. These include bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, and simple resolutions. Resolutions are not laws but rather the statements of intent or declarations that affect the operations of Congress…… view or download full .pdf

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Vet State Benefits Discounts TX

Because the VA subsidizes much of a veteran’s cost to stay at a VLB Texas State Veterans Home, daily out-of-pocket rates are well below average and include the cost of medications for veterans. Residents can choose between a spacious private or semi-private room based upon availability. Alzheimer’s units at each home provide highly specialized care, […]

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VETERAN LEGISLATION

To date only 85 laws, of which only a few were veteran related, have been passed by both chambers and sent to the President for signature of which he has vetoed none. view or download full .pdf

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RAO BULLETIN

The Pentagon on 24 FEB proposed the deepest and most far-reaching cuts to military compensation in the 40-year history of the all-volunteer force, explaining that such cuts are necessary in order to pay for more modern gear and high-tech weaponry. Some highlights of the Defense Department’s budget proposal for fiscal 2015 include the first-ever rollback […]

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RAO BULLETIN

Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said here today. Sam Yousef, a program 4 manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current CAC issuance […]

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VETERAN LEGISLATION

Congress.gov is the official source for federal legislative information. It replaces the nearly 20-year-old THOMAS.gov site with a system that includes platform mobility, comprehensive information retrieval and user-friendly presentation. It currently includes all data sets available on THOMAS.gov except nominations, treaties and communications. view or download full .pdf

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