RAO Bulletin Update 01 July 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Cyber Defense ———– (3 Ways DARPA Will Attack The Cyber Problem)
05 == Selective Service System [25] – (New Women Draft Attempt Shot Down)
05 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [36] —– (Integrated EHR System Impact)
06 == BRAC [58] —————————————– (Congress’ Blockage Impact)
07 == CRSC [44] ——– (Are you Eligible for This DoD Retired Vet Program?)
08 == DoD/VA VLER [12] ——– (Authorization Needed to Share Your Records)
08 == Air Force Space Corps ——– (USAF Leaders Say ‘Not Good for Much’)
10 == Military Recruits ———— (1000 To Be Deported Under Proposed Plan)
11 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —————- (Reported 16 thru 30 JUN 2017)
12 == POW/MIA [89] ——————————- (Staff Sgt. Byron Nelson | WWll)
13 == POW/MIA Recoveries ————- (Reported 16 thru 30 JUN 2017 | Twenty)
VA
19 == VA Budget 2018 [06] — (Plan Criticized by Democrats as Hurting VA Care)
19 == VA Budget 2018 [07] ——– (Looking for Ways to Fund Choice Expansion)
20 == VA Mental Health Care [ 33] – (Emergency Care for OTH Vets Starts 5 JUL)
21 == VA Disability System — (Time to Rethink – Current System Not Sustainable)
21 == VA Appeals Backlog [08] —————— (10 More Years Before Fix Starts)
22 == VA Privatization [11] ——- (David Shulkin’s Vision for the Department)
23 == VA Vet Choice Program [54] —————————— ($1 Billion Shortfall)
23 == VA Caregiver Program [42] ———– ( Lack of Support Creates Challenges)
24 == VA MOVE! Program [02] ———————- (Others Did It. So Can You)
25 == VA Suicide Prevention [42] — (Hotline Backup Center Use Drops to 1%)
26 == VA Vacant Buildings – (Shulkin Plan to Dispose/Reuse All Within 2 Yrs)
27 == VA Grave Markers [07] ———– (718 Needed for Mount Moriah Cemetery)
28 == VA Mustard Agent Care [05] —- (Shulkin Believes WWII Veterans Claims)
28 == VA Female Vet Care [01] —————————————– (Privacy Issue)
30 == VA Pharmacy [09] —————————- (Additional Capabilities Needed)
30 == VA Accountability [49] ——– (Largest Reform to the VA In Its History)
31 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ————— (Reported 16 thru 30 JUN 2017)
34 == VAMC Aurora CO [21] —————————- (Cost Overrun Scapegoat)
35 == VAMC Atlanta [04] —— (IG Report Shows Sweeping Mismanagement)
35 == VAMC Little Rock AR [01] — (Understaffing Causing Safety Concerns)
Vets
36 == Vet Benefits ~ Seniors [02] —————– (Officials Back Off Cutting IU)
37 == Vet Jobs [223] ——- (VA VR&E Paid Apprenticeship Training w/PVA)
37 == Stolen Valor [106] ———————————— (New Pennsylvania Law)
38 == DoD Disability Severance [04] —- (Review Eligibility for Some Airmen)
38 == Medicaid Eligible Vets [04] —— (Lifeline For 1 In 10 Vets May Be Cut)
39 == WWII VETS 139 ———————- (Moylan Smith | Invasion of Europe)
40 == Obit | Bill Dana —————————————————– (15 JUN 2017)
41 == Obit | Arthur J. Jackson ——————————————– (14 JUN 2017)
43 == Obit | Robert E. Woods ——————————————- (30 MAY 2017)
45 == Retiree Appreciation Days ——————————— (As of 30 JUN 2017)
45 == Vet Hiring Fairs ——————————————— (1 thru 31 JUL 2017)
47 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts ————————– (Louisiana JUN 2017)
Vet Legislation
48 == Vet Health Care [07] —– (H.R.2372 | AHCA Tax Credit Issue Resolved)
48 == Medicare Part B Enrollment [01] ——- ( S.1461/HR.2243 | HEARTS Act)
MILITARY
49 == USS Gerald A. Ford [06] ————— (Plane Launch/Recovery Troubles)
50 == USMC Drones ———————————————- (3-D Printed Nibbler)
51 == Military Reenlistment ——————– (Navy Relaxing Up or Out Policy)
52 == USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) ————— (Collision Investigations Initiated)
53 == Army Manning Levels —- (Army is Hiring | Will reach 1.8M by 30 SEP)
54 == DIRECT Tool Suite ——— (Natural/CBRNE Disaster Communications)
55 == Military Spouse Employment [02] ——————— (Under Examination)
55 == USS Independence (CV-62) [01] ——— (Puget Sound Cleaning Lawsuit)
56 == Navy Uniform Changes [04] ————- (Ball Cap Wearing, Earrings ++)
57 == Transgender Troops [05] —– (Six Month Delay on Enlistments Sought)
58 == Military Deserters [01] ———– (A1C Rudy Redd Victor Remains ID’ed)
59 == Military Pay Raise 2018 [01] ————- (Stop Cutting Or Change Rules)
60 == Aerial Combat ———– (Days Of American Dogfighting Might Be Over)
MILITARY HISTORY
61 == Battle of Okinawa ————————————————- (Remembrance)
63 == Alaska Highway ————————– (75th Anniversary of WWII Project)
64 == Insanely Daring Air Raids ———————– ( No. 1 | The Cuxhaven Raid)
65 == Military History Anniversaries ———————————– (1 thru 15 July)
65 == Medal Of Honor Story —————————– (Ronald E Rosser | Korea)
66 == Medal of Honor Citations ———————- (Richard E. Fleming | WWII)
68 -== Abandoned Military Bases [02] ► Maginot Line, France
HEALTH CARE
69 == Men’s Health Care ————————– (Men’s Health Is Important Too)
70 == Vitamins —————————————- (Shedding Light On Vitamin D)
71 == PTSD & Marriage ———— (Advice From Someone Who’s Been There)
73 == Traumatic Brain Injury [64] — (Prevent TBIs this Summer and Beyond)
74 == TRICARE Cancer Screenings [06] ————————————— (Males)
75 == PTSD [231] ——————————————————- (July 4th Impact)
76 == Back Pain [03] —————————– (Alternate Treatments That Work)
77 == TRICARE Podcast 402 ——- (Eating Fruits/Vegetables | ECHO | Sponsors)
79 == TRICARE Podcast 403 —- (Hydration | Healthy Snacks | Divorced Spouse)
FINANCES
80 == Dumb Insurance [03] —- (Rental car, Pet & Extended/Home Warranties)
81 == Credit Monitoring [01] ——————- (4 Reasons Not to Use A Service)
82 == Credit Repair Companies ————————————- (5 Lies They Tell)
84 == Earn Extra Money ——————————————- (20 Unusual Ways)
86 == Living Together but Not Married ———- (5 Important Things to Know)
88 == DUI Costs [01] ———————————————- (Can you Afford It?)
89 == Tax Burden for Pennsylvania Retired Vets —————– (As of JUN 2017)
GENERAL INTEREST
91== Notes of Interest ——————————————- (16 thru 30 JUN 2017)
93== Lying About Military Service — (Pennsylvania Makes It A Misdemeanor)
93 == Roswell UFO Incident —————————————- (70th Anniversary)
96 == Artificial Intelligence ——– (DARPA Ensuring Man Can Trust Machine)
97 == Money Contaminants —– (Unsavory Substances Luring On Your Cash)
97 == PRK~US War —————— (What It Would Be Like | A Grim Scenario)
98 == Coca Cola [01] —————————————- (24 Ways it Can Be Used)
100 == Hitler Mementos [01] —————— (Large Collection Found in Argentina)
100 == Plastic Packaging ———————————– (Best Way to Deal With It)
101 == PRK Nuclear Weapons [11] ————– (Advancing H-bomb Development)
102 == Have You Heard? ———————— (Idle Observations | Leo and Frank)

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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