RAO Bulletin Update 01 July 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == NDAA 2021 [01] —- (House Draft Proposals) 06 == NDAA 2021 [02] —- (Senate Votes to Start Debate) 07 == Military Racial Disparities —- (Legal Officers Concede Still Exist in Justice System) 08 == Military Racial Disparities [01] —- (SecDef Efforts to Eliminate) 09 == Military […]

RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 03 == Commissary Prices [12] —- (Military Families Need Relief from Rising Food Costs) 04 == Commissary Sales [05] —- (Impact of Newly Eligible Vets) 05 == Military Health Care [02] —- (GAO Finds DOD Health Overhaul Plan Errors) 07 == Pentagon Law Enforcement Role —- (Events of […]

RAO Bulletin Update 01 June 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles: DoD 04 == DOD COVID-19 Preps —- (Syringes Ordered for When Vaccine Developed) 05 == USSF Flag —- (Unveiled at White House) 05 == PCS Moves [11] —- (Pet Relocation Cost Reimbursement during Pandemic) 06 == NDAA 2021 —- (Rare Earth Minerals for Weapons Manufacture Proposal) 07 == Base […]

VA encourages donations to help homeless Veterans or those at risk of homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today a new initiative requesting the public to make donations to help provide emergency relief and facilitate remote access to health care for Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals and organizations are asked to donate essential items such as […]

VA lead facilities reintroduce health care services while ensuring safe environment

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie announced the department will begin to reintroduce health care services in select VA facilities May 18, as states reopen from COVID-19 shutdowns. Each Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) has selected Lead Sites to be the first to implement a phased approach to reintroducing select health care […]

VA launches clinical trial for Veterans with COVID-19 based on prostate cancer drug

Today, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) began a new clinical trial to test a Food and Drug Administration-approved prostate cancer drug as a potential treatment for male Veterans with COVID-19. In a double-blind randomized controlled trial, VA scientists will compare the drug degarelix (trade name Firmagon) to a placebo for improving the clinical outcomes of […]

VA, multiple agencies launch Joint Mortgage and Housing Assistance website for Americans impacted by COVID-19

To ensure homeowners and renters have current and accurate housing assistance information during the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today, along with several other agencies, launched a new unified mortgage and housing assistance website. Veterans and service members with a VA home loan, other homeowners with a federally backed mortgage and tenants living […]