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PM3 Henry Warren Tucker
1919 - 1942

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our ship was named in honor of  PM3 Henry Warren Tucker of York, Alabama, USNR. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for heroism during the Battle of the Coral Sea, 7 May 1942.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tucker was called to active duty in July, 1941, and reported to the Naval Hospital at Pensacola, Florida.

On 15 January 1942, Tucker reported aboard the tanker USS Neosho (AO-23) for duty. The Neosho had survived the Pearl Harbor attack despite being berthed on "Battleship Row."

During the opening phase of the Battle of the Coral Sea, Japanese naval forces launched an all-out aerial attack on what they believed was the main U.S. battle force. What the Japanese found instead was the Neosho and destroyer USS Sims (DD-409) waiting at a refueling rendezvous.

Facing a 60-plane attack, the fate of the two American ships was never in doubt. The Sims exploded and sank immediately with a loss of almost the entire crew. Despite its cargo of burning aviation gas and fuel oil. the Neosho managed to remain afloat for awhile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For his actions during the sinking of the Neosho, Tucker was awarded the Navy Cross. The citation reads as follows:

"For extraordinary heroism and distinguished service in the line of  his professionalism following the attack on the USS Neosho by enemy Japanese aerial forces on 7 May 1942.

"With complete disregard for his own life, Tucker swam between the various life rafts carrying tannic acid in his hands to treat the burns of the injured men.

"He hazarded the dangers of exposure and exhaustion to continue his task, helping the injured to boats but refusing a place for himself.

"Tucker was subsequently reported as missing in action and it is believed he lost his life in his loyal and courageous devotion to duty.

His valorous actions enhance and sustain the finest traditions of the United States Naval Service."

U.S. Department of the Navy
(1942)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veteran Information

 

 

 

 

New Page

 

Veteran Information from Jim Alvarez (GMG1, 69-70)

 

Jim Alvarez is a VFW Post Commander (Hemet, CA) as well as a VFW State Field Officer in California.  His particular interest is Vietnam era vets’ exposure to Agent Orange and the difficulty in getting VA disability benefits for related illnesses.

 

We feel that the information Jim sends is important enough to create a separate page.  Please click here and check back often for updates.

 

 

Military.com

 

Military.com is a website where you can post your name and  search for shipmates.  The site also has lots of news of interest to veterans.  They have email newsletters that you can sign up for.  It’s a membership site, but membership is free.  We encourage you to visit the website by clicking on the link below.

 

http://www.military.com

 

 

Replacement DD 214

 

If you are applying for VA benefits or other benefits that require your DD 214 and you’ve misplaced it, here is a form for acquiring a replacement DD 214.  Just fill out the information on the form.  On the last page is a list of types of service with a code after it.  The codes match addresses at the bottom of the page where to send the form.

 

Replacement DD 214 Request

 

 

 

Information on Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma

 

Asbestos Locator

http://www.waterskraus.com/index.aspx?id=asbestoslocator&s=SEA

 

Mesothelioma Information

http://www.mesothel.com/Ships/ships_guided.htm

 

                                                                                                                                   

 

Veterans Benefits Links

 

Below are web-sites that provide information on Veterans benefits and how to file/ask for them. Accordingly, there are many sites that explain how to obtain books, military/medical records, information and how to appeal a denied claim with the VA. Please pass this information on to every Veteran you know. Nearly 100% of this information is free and available for all veterans, the only catch is: you have to ask for it, because they won't tell you about a specific benefit unless you ask for it. You need to know what questions to ask so the right doors open for you -- and then be ready to have an advocate who is willing to work with and for you, stay in the process, and press for your rights and your best interests.

Appeals http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch05.doc>
Board of Veteran's Appeals http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/ <http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/> CARES Commission http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/ <http://www.va.gov/vbs/bva/> CARES Draft National Plan
http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105
<http://www1.va.gov/cares/page.cfm?pg=105>
Center for Minority Veterans
http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/
<http://www1.va.gov/centerforminorityveterans/>
Center for Veterans Enterprise http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm
<http://www.vetbiz.gov/default2.htm>
Center for Women Veterans http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/ <http://www1.va.gov/womenvet/> Clarification on the changes in VA healthcare for Gulf War Veterans http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html
<http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000016.html>
Classified Records - American Gulf War Veterans Assoc http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html
<http://www.gulfwarvets.com/ubb/Forum18/HTML/000011.html>
Compensation for Disabilities Associated with the Gulf War Service http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6/ch07.doc
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/part6/ch07.doc>
Compensation Rate Tables, 12-1-03
http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm
<http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Rates/comp01.htm>
Department of Veterans Affairs Home Page http://www.va.gov/ <http://www.va.gov/> Directory of Veterans Service Organizations http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view
<http://www1.va.gov/vso/index.cfm?template=view>
Disability Examination Worksheets Index, Comp http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm
<http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/Benefits/exams/index.htm>
Due Process http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch02.doc>
Duty to Assist
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch01.doc>
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/ <http://www.gpoaccess.gov/ecfr/> Emergency, Non-emergency, and Fee Basis Care http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf
<http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf>
Environmental Agents http://www1.va.gov/environagents/ <http://www1.va.gov/environagents/>
Environmental Agents M10
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1002>
Establishing Combat Veteran Eligibility
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=315>
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR GULF WAR AND IRAQI FREEDOM VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC
<http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHandbook1303122304.DOC> and
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1158>
See also,
Depleted Uranium Fact Sheet
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc
<http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DepletedUraniumFAQSheet.doc>
EVALUATION PROTOCOL FOR NON-GULF WAR VETERANS WITH POTENTIAL EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM (DU) http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC
<http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/DUHANDBOOKNONGW130340304.DOC>
Fee Basis, PRIORITY FOR OUTPATIENT MEDICAL SERVICES AND INPATIENT HOSPITAL CARE
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=206>
Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependants 2005 http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf
<http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/fedben.pdf> OR, http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm
<http://www1.va.gov/opa/vadocs/current_benefits.htm>
Forms and Records Request http://www.va.gov/vaforms/ <http://www.va.gov/vaforms/> General Compensation Provisions http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_.
html
<http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter11_subchaptervi_
.html>
Geriatrics and Extended Care http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/ <http://www1.va.gov/geriatricsshg/>
Guideline for Chronic Pain and Fatigue MUS-CPG http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm
<http://www.oqp.med.va.gov/cpg/cpgn/mus/mus_base.htm>

Guide to Gulf War Veteran's Health
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf
<http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/VHIgulfwar.pdf>
Gulf War Subject Index
http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A
<http://www1.va.gov/GulfWar/page.cfm?pg=7&template=main&letter=A>
Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses Q&As
http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf
<http://www1.va.gov/gulfwar/docs/GWIllnessesQandAsIB1041.pdf>
Hearings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch04.doc>
Homeless Veterans http://www1.va.gov/homeless/ <http://www1.va.gov/homeless/> HSR&D Home http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/ <http://www.hsrd.research.va.gov/>
Index to Disability Examination Worksheets C&P exams http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm
<http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/21/benefits/exams/index.htm>
Ionizing Radiation http://www1.va.gov/irad/ <http://www1.va.gov/irad/> Iraqi Freedom/Enduring Freedom Veterans VBA http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/ <http://www.vba.va.gov/EFIF/> M10 for spouses and children
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1007>
M10 Part III Change 1
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1008>
M21-1 Table of Contents http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1.html>
Mental Disorders, Schedule of Ratings
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38CFR/BOOKC/PART4/S4_130.DOC>
Mental Health Program Guidelines
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1094>
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Centers http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/ <http://www.mirecc.med.va.gov/> MS (Multiple Sclerosis) Centers of Excellence http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp <http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp> My Health e Vet http://www.myhealth.va.gov/ <http://www.myhealth.va.gov/> NASDVA.COM <http://nasdva.com/> National Association of State Directors http://www.nasdva.com/ <http://www.nasdva.com/> National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp
<http://www.nchpdp.med.va.gov/postdeploymentlinks.asp>
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders, Schedule of Ratings http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4%5F124a.doc
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/regs/38cfr/bookc/part4/s4_124a.doc>
OMI (Office of Medical Inspector) http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/ <http://www.omi.cio.med.va.gov/> Online VA Form 10-10EZ https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/
<https://www.1010ez.med.va.gov/sec/vha/1010ez/>
Parkinson's Disease and Related Neurodegenerative Disorders http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf
<http://www1.va.gov/resdev/funding/solicitations/docs/parkinsons.pdf>
and, http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/ <http://www1.va.gov/padrecc/> Peacetime Disability Compensation http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&doc
id=Cite:+38USC1131
<http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&do
cid=Cite:+38USC1131>
Pension for Non-Service-Connected Disability or Death http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.h
tml
<http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteri_.
html>
and,
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_.
html
<http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapterii_
.html>
and,
http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii_
.html
<http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partii_chapter15_subchapteriii
_.html>  

Persian Gulf Registry
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1003>
This program is now referred to as Gulf War Registry Program (to include Operation Iraqi Freedom) as of March 7, 2005:
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1232>
Persian Gulf Registry Referral Centers
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1006>
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 1999, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans'_Illnesses_Appendices.d
oc
<http://www1.va.gov/resdev/1999_Gulf_War_Veterans%27_Illnesses_Appendice
s.doc>
Persian Gulf Veterans' Illnesses Research 2002, Annual Report To Congress http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf
<http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/gulf_war_2002/GulfWarRpt02.pdf>
Phase I PGR
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1004>
Phase II PGR
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=1005>
Policy Manual Index http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm
<http://www.va.gov/publ/direc/eds/edsmps.htm>
Power of Attorney
http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/admin21/m21_1/mr/part1/ch03.doc>
Project 112 (Including Project SHAD) http://www1.va.gov/shad/ <http://www1.va.gov/shad/> Prosthetics Eligibility
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication.asp?pub_ID=337>

Public Health and Environmental Hazards Home Page http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/
<http://www.vethealth.cio.med.va.gov/>

Public Health/SARS http://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/
<http://www.publichealth.va.gov/SARS/>
Publications Manuals
http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/publications.cfm?Pub=4>
Publications and Reports
http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm
<http://www1.va.gov/resdev/prt/pubs_individual.cfm?webpage=gulf_war.htm>
Records Center and Vault Homepage
http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html
<http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/default.html>
Records Center and Vault Site Map
http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html
<http://www.aac.va.gov/vault/sitemap.html>
REQUEST FOR AND CONSENT TO RELEASE OF INFORMATION FROM CLAIMANT'S RECORDS
http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=328
8-form.xft
<http://www.forms.va.gov/va/Internet/VARF/getformharness.asp?formName=32
88-form.xft>
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses April 11,
2002 http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc
<http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/Minutes_April112002.doc>
Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf
<http://www1.va.gov/rac-gwvi/docs/ReportandRecommendations_2004.pdf>
Research and Development
http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm
<http://www.appc1.va.gov/resdev/programs/all_programs.cfm>
Survivor's and Dependents' Educational Assistance http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html
<http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title38/partiii_chapter35_.html>


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U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims http://www.vetapp.gov/ <http://www.vetapp.gov/> VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf
<http://www.avapl.org/pub/PTSD%20Manual%20final%206.pdf>
VA Fact Sheet http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html
<http://www1.va.gov/opa/fact/gwfs.html>
VA Health Care Eligibility
http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp
<http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/home/hecmain.asp>
VA INSTITUTING GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTION (GAF) http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html <http://www.avapl.org/gaf/gaf.html>
VA Life Insurance Handbook a" Chapter 3
http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.htm
#310
<http://www.insurance.va.gov/inForceGliSite/GLIhandbook/glibookletch3.ht
m#310>
VA Loan Lending Limits and Jumbo Loans
http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm
<http://valoans.com/va_facts_limits.cfm>
VA MS Research http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp <http://www.va.gov/ms/about.asp> VA National Hepatitis C Program http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/ <http://www.hepatitis.va.gov/> VA Office of Research and Development http://www1.va.gov/resdev/ <http://www1.va.gov/resdev/> VA Trainee Pocket Card on Gulf War http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp
<http://www.va.gov/OAA/pocketcard/gulfwar.asp>
VA WMD EMSHG http://www1.va.gov/emshg/ <http://www1.va.gov/emshg/> VA WRIISC-DC http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/ <http://www.va.gov/WRIISC-DC/> VAOIG Hotline Telephone Number and Address http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm
<http://www.va.gov/oig/hotline/hotline3.htm>
Vet Center Eligibility - Readjustment Counseling Service http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm
<http://www.va.gov/rcs/Eligibility.htm>
Veterans Benefits Administration Main Web Page http://www.vba.va.gov/ <http://www.vba.va.gov/> Veterans Legal and Benefits Information http://valaw.org/ <http://valaw.org/> VHA Forms, Publications, Manuals http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/
<http://www1.va.gov/vhapublications/>
VHA Programs - Clinical Programs & Initiatives
http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13
<http://www1.va.gov/health_benefits/page.cfm?pg=13>
VHA Public Health Strategic Health Care Group Home Page http://www.publichealth.va.gov/ <http://www.publichealth.va.gov/> VHI Guide to Gulf War Veteransa(tm) Health http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp
<http://www1.va.gov/vhi_ind_study/gulfwar/istudy/index.asp>
Vocational Rehabilitation http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/ <http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/> Vocational Rehabilitation Subsistence http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc
<http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/InterSubsistencefy04.doc>
VONAPP online http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp
<http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov/vonapp/main.asp>
WARMS - 38 CFR Book C http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html
<http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/bookc.html>
Wartime Disability Compensation
http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&doc
id=Cite:+38USC1110
<http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=browse_usc&do
cid=Cite:+38USC1110>
War-Related Illness and Injury Study Center - New Jersey http://www.wri.med.va.gov/ <http://www.wri.med.va.gov/> Welcome to the GI Bill Web Site http://www.gibill.va.gov/ <http://www.gibill.va.gov/> What VA Social Workers Do http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3
<http://www1.va.gov/socialwork/page.cfm?pg=3>
WRIISC Patient Eligibility http://www.illegion.org/va1.html <http://www.illegion.org/va1.html>

 

 

 

 

RAO Bulletin Updates

 

These bulletins are compiled by James Tichacek, USN (Ret)

Director, Retiree Assistance Office, U.S. Embassy Warden & VITA Baguio City RP (used with permission).  He does an excellent job of finding information on veterans’ benefits and other issues of importance to veterans.  He encourages veterans to contact their legislators about bills before congress that will affect veterans and their benefits.

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 January 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 February 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 March 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 March 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 April 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 April 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 June 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 July 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 August 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 September 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 October 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 November 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 December 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 December 2006

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 January 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 January 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 February 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 February 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 March 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 March 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 April 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 April 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 May 2007

 

            RAO Bulletin Update 15 May 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 June 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 July 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 August 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 September 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 October 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 October 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 November 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 November 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 December 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 15 December 2007

 

RAO Bulletin Update 1 January 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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