RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2016

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Transgender Troops ——— (Gender Change Policy | The New Rules)
06 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [34] ——————- (Still Years Away)
07 == Arlington National Cemetery [60] – (Future Eligibility Requirements)
07 == Selective Service System [20] —– (Amendment to Bar Female Draft)
08 == TRICARE MTF Pilot —- (Optional/Non-Optional Hospital Transfers)
09 == TRICARE Fraud Suspicion [01] ———————- (How to Report It)
09 == TRICARE Special Needs Care ——————————– (Resources)
10 == TRICARE Child Care ———————– (New or Adopted Children)
11 == DoD Overseas School Lunches —————– (August Price Increase)
11 == Commissary Privatization [02] ———- (Shortages | A Grim Forecast)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries ———- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUL 2016 | Four)
VA
16 == VA Praised —————————- (Something Positive for a Change)
16 == VA Prosthetics [15] ————- (LUKE Arm Cleared By The FDA)
17 == VA Benefits Eligibility [04] —————– (Bad Paper Discharges)
19 == Traumatic Brain Injury [55] — (24,000 Vets Improperly Examined)
20 == VA Claims Backlog [155] ———— (Predicted Zero | Actual 70,000)
20 == VA Health Care Enrollment [07] ————- (New Online Application)
21 == VA Vet Choice Program [44] ——————– (CoC Report Released)
22 == VA Vet Choice Program [45] — (CoC Conclusions/Recommendations)
23 == VA Vet Choice Program [46]——- (CVA Unhappy with CoC Report)
24 == VA VISTA [11]——- (GAO Asked to Examine Efforts to Modernize)
25 == VA Health Care Access [42] ———— (New Form Removes Barriers)
27 == VA Cemetery Memorials [01] ————- (Walks, Sections, and Walls)
28 == VA Medical Marijuana [23] ———- (Dropped from VA Funding Bill)
29 == VA Benefits in Jail [03] ——- (Vets Over Paid $104.1M in Last 7-yrs)
30 == VA Crises Hotline [06]——- (Situation Worse than Previously Noted)
31 == VA Congressional Oversight [05] ——————— (3 Things Needed)
32 == VA Suicide Prevention [32] —- (Hotline Tied Up by 4 Repeat Callers)
33 == VA Cancer Treatment [06] —— (Upcoming Cancer Elimination Role)
34 == VA Prescription Policy [06] ———- (State Monitoring Database Use)
35 == Trump VA Plan —————————————- (10-Step if Elected)
35 == VA Security – ($11M Spent on Weapons, Riot Gear, etc Over 9 Years)
36 == VA Accountability [35] — (H.R.5260 Makes it Easier to Fire/Demote)
38 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ————– (Reported 1thru 15 JUL 2016)
40 == VAMC Aurora CO[16] — (Over-Budget Hospital Lavish Features Cut)
41 == VAMC Aurora CO [17] — (Still No Explanation on Cost Overruns)
Vets
42 == National Park Passports [06] ———————- (Lifetime Access Pass)
43 == Vet Preference [12] —————— (NDAA Amendment | 1st Job Only)
44 == Los Angeles Vietnam War Memorial —– (Defaced | $30,000 Reward )
44 == Vet Cemetery Caissons —————————- (Policy & Availability)
46 == Vet Cemetery Rhode Island [01] — (Tattered American Flags Trashed)
47 == HIV/AIDS [02] ———————- (Vet Denied Aquatic Therapy Sues)
47 == IDCO —————– (Online ID Card Services Available For Retirees)
48 == Vet Suicide [12] ——- (In Depth Analysis Indicates 20 a Day in 2014)
49 == Vet Jobs [191] —————————– (VA Application Process Tips)
50 == WWII Vets 112 —————————————— (Guinto~Cipriano)
52 == Obit: Brown~Roscoe C. Jr | WWII Tuskegee Airman —- (2 JUL 2016)
53 == Obit: Pisanos~Steve | The Flying Greek ——————– (6 JUN 2016)
54 == Retiree Appreciation Days ————————— (As of 10 JUL 2016)
55 == Vet Hiring Fairs —————————– (16 JUL thru 15 AUG 2016)
56 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ————————– (Colorado 2016)
Vet Legislation
56 == VA Mustard Agent Care [04] — (S.3023 | VA Opposes Widening Care)
57 == Vet Credit Scores – (H.R.5693 | Protecting Veterans Credit Act of 2016)
58 == Vet Bills Submitted to 114th Congress ———– (160701 thru 160715)
MILITARY
59 == Military Base Access [01] — (Visitor Background Check Requirement)
60 == Military Health Records [01] ——- (Civilian Health System Access)
61 == Pentagon Bomb Squad —— (DOHA Waives Member’s Overpayments)
62 == Army’s Treasure Room ——– (Contains Spectacular Hidden Artifacts)
65 == Fresh Salad At Sea ——– (Gardens Aboard Subs Under Consideration)
66 == Explosives Detection ———— (Research on Locust Olfaction Funded)
MILITARY HISTORY
67 == Operation Pastorius —————- (1942 Sabotage Attempt on America)
67 == Military Trivia —————————————— (Operation Babylift)
70 == Military History ——- (Gen. G.W. Custis Lee Capture | MOH Dispute)
72 == Military History Anniversaries ————————— (16 thru 31 JUL)
72 == Medal of Honor Citations ————— (Beaudoin~Raymond O | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
74 == PTSD [211] — (Illinois Judge Rules Eligible for Marijuana Treatment)
75 == Zika Virus [01] ———————————- (3 Ways You Can’t Get it)
76 == Food Poisoning [01] ———————————————– ( Grilling)
76 == Health Risk | Raw Flour ——————- (Avoid Eating Cookie Dough)
77 == Sleep [02] ——————————————————– (Waking Up)
FINANCES
78 == SBP | Special Needs Children [01] —————- (How to Set Up Trust)
78 == Social Security Statement ———————- (Now At Your Fingertips)
79 == Saving Money — (Insurance | 10 Products That Are a Waste of Money)
82 == Ugly List Scam ———————————————– (How It works)
83 == Tax Burden for Indiana Retired Vets ——————— (As of Jul 2016)
GENERAL INTEREST
85 == Notes of Interest ————————————- (01 thru 15 JUL 2016)
86 == Mosquitoes [02] —————— (5 Reasons they Find You Irresistible)
87 == Mine Detection ———————– (African Pouched Rat Use Results)
87 == Paint Disposal ———————————————- (What to Do)
88 == Memories ————————————— (Mealtimes In The Forties!)
89 == Clothing Fixes ———————————————– (7 Simple Ones)
90 == Political Quotations ————————————– (A Few to Ponder)
91 == Email Guidelines ——————————————- (A Few Tips)
92 == Food Hacks [01] ————————————— (More Kitchen Tips)
94 == Food Marketing Terms ——— (Help in Making Healthier Choices)
95 == Have You Heard? —— (Deer Hunting || Why Golf Is Better Than Sex)
95 == Brain Teaser ————————————————- ( Cats in Spring)
96 == Have You Heard? —— (Deer Hunting || Why Golf Is Better Than Sex)
98 == Brain Teaser Answer ————————————— (Cats in Spring)

Note:
1. The page number on which an article can be found is provided to the left of each article’s title
2. Numbers contained within brackets [ ] indicate the number of articles written on the subject. To obtain previous articles send a request to [email protected].

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