RAO Bulletin Update 01 February 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Trump 350 Ship Fleet ———- (Where Will the Money Come From)
05 == DoD 2018 Budget [01] ——– (McCain’s Plan for Military Buildup)
07 == Army Wish List —————— (2017-2018 Lists Sent to Congress)
09 == DoD Mariana Islands Lawsuit ——————— (Dismissal Sought)
10 == China Territorial Claims [04] — (Indisputable Sovereignty Claimed)
10 == DoD Mariana Islands Lawsuit ——————— (Dismissal Sought)
10 == Arlington National Cemetery [67] — (Eligibility Restriction Proposal)
12 == U.S. Philippine Bases [16] — (Duterte | Weapon Depots Not Allowed)
12 == DoD Fraud, Waste & Abuse ———- (Reported 16 thru 31 JAN 2017)
13 == POW/MIA [80] —– (U.S.-Russia Joint Commission on POWs/MIAs)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries ———- (Reported 16 thru 31 JAN 2017 | Two)
VA
15 == VA Progress———————————————– (By the Numbers)
17 == VA Home Loan [46] ———————– (707,000+ loans in FY 2016)
17 == VA Electronic Health Record [05] —– (New Digital Health Platform)
18 == VA Telehealth [09] —————————– (Impact on HIV Care)
19 == VA Fertility Services [03] ———— (IVF Regulation Amendment)
20 == VA Hiring [08] ———— (What Freeze Means for VA Healthcare)
20 == VA Hiring [09] ————- (Democrats Ask for Freeze Exemption)
21 == VA Hiring [10] ———————– (Freeze Exemption List Released)
22 == FHCC Chicago [01] — (Joint DoD/VA Experiment Not Working Out)
23 == VA Claim Denials —————————- (Jarman Jenkins, Vietnam)
24 == Agent Orange Guam [03] — (VA Continues to Deny Related Claims)
25 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ———– (Reported 16 thru 31 JAN 2017)
Vets
27 == Vet Job Hunting [01] —- (Some Strategies to Help Your Job Search)
29 == Vet Jobs [209] ———————————————- (Truck Driving)
29 == Vet Jobs [210] —————————– (Trump Hiring Freeze Impact)
30 == Vet Jobs [211] ———————————- (Parent – Job Description)
31 == Wyoming Veterans Cemetery [02] ——————– (Land Purchased)
31 == Pacific War Memorial — (Rear Adm. Lloyd R. “Joe” Vasey’s Vision)
33 == USFSPA & Divorce [28] —————————– (State Rule Listing)
34 == Vietnam Vets [19] ——- (Duane Hackney | Recipient of 70+ Awards)
35 == Vietnam Vets [20] ————– (Larry Thorne | Fought Under 3 Flags)
37 == Vet Cemetery Rhode Island [02] ———————— (Grave Mix-Up)
37 == Obit: Liteky~Charlie —————– (20 Jan 2017 | MOH Awardee)
38 == Retiree Appreciation Days ————————- (As of JAN 31, 2017)
39 == Vet Hiring Fairs ———————————— (01 thru 28 FEB 2017)
41 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts —————————— (Utah 2017)
Vet Legislation
41 == Purple Heart [04] ———— ————- (Additional Protection Bill)
42 == VA Blue Water Claims [37] — —— (H.R. 299 Gains 100 Cosponsors)
43 == Military Spouse Job Continuity Act — —— (S.143 Introduced 12 JAN)
44 == VA Accountability [40] – H.R.5620 Reintroduced as H.R.611/S.152)
44 == BRAC [53] ——— McCain Labels Congress’s Handing Cowardice)
45 == Military Family Tax Burden – —- ( H.R.282 | Spouse State Residency)
MILITARY
46 == USS Gerald A. Ford [05] —— (CVN 78 Will Head to Sea in Spring)
47 == Hack The Army ——————— (Bug Bounty Program a Success)
47 == Army Handgun —————————- (M9 Beretta Replacement)
48 == Navy Fleet Size [02] —————– (Deferred Maintenance Impact)
49 == Air Force Readiness ————– (Trump Pledges to Reverse Trend)
50 == Military Manpower Challenge ——- (Rebuilding the U.S. Military)
51 == Credentialing Assistance ———— (Giving Credit for Experience)
52 == Army Combat Systems —— (Ground | Becoming Cold War Relics)
53 == USMC Field Exercises ———————- (Mixed Gender Policies)
54 == Navy Uniform Changes [03] ———- (TYPE III Phase-in on Track)
MILITARY HISTORY
55 == Versailles Treaty —————————— (Marked the End of WWI)
56 == Inventions That Led to Big Victories ————– (Seven Small Ones)
60 == Zimmerman Telegram —- (WWI German Attempt to Ally w/Mexico)
61 == Military History Anniversaries ————————— (1 thru 14 FEB)
61 == Medal of Honor Citations —————— (Erwin, Henry E | WWII)
63 == Great Patriotic War ———————————— (Forgotten Battles)
HEALTH CARE
64 == PTSD [226] ———— (Marriage | 5 Things Spouses Should Know)
65 == Traumatic Brain Injury [59] – (ONR Spearheads BLAST Monitoring)
66 == Alzheimer’s [12] ———————————— (Concussion Link)
67 == Hospice Care [05] —– (Children’s Eligibility Rule Change Needed)
67 == Cervical Cancer ————————— (What Women Need to Know)
68 == VA COPD Treatment ——————— (Guideline Compliance Quirk)
69 == Premature Death Rates —— (Decreases & Increases in Last 15 Years)
70 == TRICARE Podcast 381 ———- (Prescription Refills | Energy Drinks)
71 == TRICARE Podcast 382 ————(High BP | E-cigarettes | Hydration)
72 == Depression [05] ————– (Things Women Need to Know About It)
73 == Drug Cost Increases [02] ———————— (Trump on High Prices)
74 == Prescription Drug Advertising [01] — (Reaction to Trump Comments)
FINANCES
75 == Personal Budgets ——- (Overlooked Expenses That Can Ruin Them)
76 == Military Retirement Pay [06] ——————————- (BRS Option)
77 == FHA Mortgages ——— (Trump Stops Loan Insurance Premium Cut)
78 == IRS 2017 Filing Season —————— (Tips & Filing Help Options)
79 == Tax Burden for North Dakota Retired Vets ——– (As of JAN 2017)
80 == College Tuition & Fees [01] — (Free for 8 with Steep Commitments)
81 == College Grad Income —– (10 Top Colleges & Majors in 2016-2017)
81 == Postal Rates [04] ————————————– (22 JAN Increases)
82 == Toothpaste ——————— (Alternate Uses That Will Save Money)
GENERAL INTEREST
83 == Notes of Interest ———————————– (16 thru 31 JAN 2017)
85 == Personal Security —————————————- (FamilyTreeNow)
86 == PLAN ———————————————– (China’s AGI Program)
87 == Trump-Jackson Analogy ————- (In the Mold of Andrew Jackson)
89 == Marriage —————————– (U.S. Never Married Percentages)
89 == GTMO Prison [08] —————- (Trump Era Strands Five Prisoners’)
91 == North Korea Humanitarian Aid ———- (U.S. Gave $1M on 19 JAN)
92 == NATO Defense Spending ————————– (Who Pays What)
93 == The Wall ————– (Democrats Said ‘Build That Fence’ in 2006)
93 == China’s Offensive Capability [01] ——– (Stepping Up Preparedness)
94 == Have You Heard? – (Rainy Day Fishing | Officer vs. NCO Difference)

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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