RAO Bulletin Update 01 September 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
05 == DoD Budget 2018 [06] ———- (Continuing Resolution Impact Warning)
05 == DoD Troop Caps – (Elaborate Counting System Lowers Actual Numbers)
07 == Transgender Troops [08] ————– (Trump Signs Service Ban Directive)
08 == MCAS Futenma Okinawa [10] ———– (Appeals Court Revives Lawsuit)
09 == Trump Afghanistan Strategy —————————————— (A New Plan)
12 == Trump Afghanistan Strategy [01] ——————– (Lawmakers React to Plan)
13 == Afghanistan Manning Levels ————————————- (2007 thru 2017)
14 == Navy Collisions ——————————— (Why They Are Happening Now)
16 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —————— (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2017)
17 == POW/MIA [92] ————————————————– (Pfc. Dale W. Ross)
18 == POW/MIA Recoveries ———— (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2017 | Fourteen)
VA
19 == VA Psychiatrists ———— (Shortage Impacting Vet’s Mental Health Care)
20 == VA Lawsuit | John Porter ———————————– (Delayed Treatment)
20 == VA Family Benefits —————————– (Six You should Be Aware Of)
21 == VA Veteran Support [04] ———————– (Female Numbers Increasing)
22 == VA Suicide Prevention [43] —————– (Surveys To Flag Those at Risk)
23 == VA Disciplinary Process [01] ———————————- (Weekly Reports)
24 == VA Death Verification System [02] ————————- (Did You Know?)
24 == VA Whistleblowers [52] —————————————– (Albany VAMC)
25 == VA Medical Marijuana [32] ————– (Advocates Criticize VA Research)
26 == Agent Orange Diseases [04] — (Shulkin to Decide by 1 NOV on Additions)
27 == PTSD [233] ———- (USFDA Designates MDMA Breakthrough Therapy)
29 == VA Geriatrics & Extended Care [01] ———– (State Vet Homes Program)
29 == VA Compensable Disabilities [01] ———– (Top 10 Overlooked by Vets)
31 == VA Incarcerated Employees ——————————- (New AWOL Policy)
31 == VA Stroke Program [02] —————————— (Mobile Tablets for Care)
32 == VA Heart Care [01] ———————————- (Off Pump By-pass Surgery)
33== VA Medical Facilities [02] —– (Senate Approves 7 New VAMC’s for Florida)
33 == VA Compensation & Benefits —— (Problem Solving Program Q&A 1 and 2)
36 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —————- (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2017)
38 == VAMC Buffalo NY [02] ————– (Improperly Cleaned Medical Scopes)
38 == VAMC McGuire VA [03] ———————— (Resource Management Role)
39 == VAMC Wilkes-Barre PA [01] —————- (Cardiac Catheterization Team)
40 == VAMC Denver CO [07] ——————————— (Chronic Understaffing)
41 == VAMC Marion IL [04] —— (Productivity Bonus Compromises Accuracy)
43 == VA-HCS New England ———————— (VA Wants to Bolster Services)
Vets
44 == Vietnam Veterans Memorial [19] ———————————– (Vandalized)
45 == Maryland Vet Cemetery [04] —————————- (Security Guards Hired)
46 == WWII Vets 142 ————- (Frank J. Ajster | Multiple Bronze Star Recipient)
47 == Vietnam Vets 25 ————————– (Jim McCloughan | MOH Recipient)
49 == GI Bill [238] ————— (Advanced Degree Growth Under Post 9/11 Bill)
50 == GI Bill [239] ——————————————– (Trump Signs Forever Bill)
52 == Vietnam Documentary ——– (10-part, 18-hour Series to Air on PBS 17 SEP)
54 == AFL Q&A 04 —————————————– (Locating Military Records)
54 == Retiree Appreciation Days ——————— (Scheduled As of 31 AUG 2017)
55 == Vet Hiring Fairs ———————————– (Scheduled As of 01 SEP 2017)
56== Vet State Benefits & Discounts —————————- (Minnesota Aug 2017)
Vet Legislation
56 == VA Mustard Agent Care [06] —————————– (President Signs Bill)
57 == VA Health Care Access [55] ——– (H.R.3557 | Doctors for Veterans Act)
58 == VA Appeals [27] ———- (Trump Signs Disability Appeals Overhaul Bill)
59 == Agent Orange Korea [08] ——– (Fairness for Korean DMZ Veterans Act)
60 == Vet Congressional Issues [01] ————————– ( Banner Year for Vets)
62 == Vet Congressional Issues [02] ——— (Congress Criticized on Bill Handling)
63 == VA Women Vet Programs [30] ———— (H.R.2452 | Deborah Sampson Act)
63 == Other Vet Legislation ———————– (Recently Introduced as of 170631)
MILITARY
64 == Military Advancement ——- (Navy Eliminates E-4 Exams for 20 Ratings)
65 == USAF Pilot Shortage ————————————– (Retired Pilots Sought)
66 == USMC Guam Base ————————— (Contact Awarded for New Base)
66 == HMS Queen Elizabeth ——- (New Carrier’s Early Homeport Appearance)
58 == Women In Service [01] ————————- (Navy Ratings Still 99% Male)
70 == USS Hue City (CG-66) ——————————— (Chiefs Mess Meltdown)
74 == PPV Lease Renters Insurance —————– (Navy Removes Requirement)
74 == USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) [04] —————- (Disciplinary Action Planned)
75 == USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) – (Named for McCain’s Dad/Grandfather)
76 == USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) [01] ———- (Strait of Malacca Collision)
77 == Drones | Aerial [02] — (Cheap One Gets Past Best British Navy Defenses)
78 == Drones | Aerial [03] ———————- (Being Prepped for Missile Defense)
79 == Military Hydrogen Production ————- (Researchers Find New Method)
80 == USNS Lewis B. Puller (T-ESB 3) ——— (Commissioned | 1st in Its Class)
61 == B-52’s [03] ——————————— (18 Things About the Stratofortress)
83 == Military Tattoo Criteria [10] ———————— (Barrier to Re-Enlistment)
MILITARY HISTORY
84 == USS Indianapolis (CA-35) [01] ——– (Wreckage Found in Philippine Sea)
85 == GWOT Memorial Wall [02] —————– (Trump Signs Construction Bill)
86 == National Guard Mobilization [01] ——————————— (World War I)
87 == H.L. Hunley ——————— (Crew Mystery Deaths Solved After 153 Years)
88 == Abandoned Military Bases [06] — (Shivering Sands Maunsell Army Fort, Eng)
88 == WWII Operation Bernard —————————— (Nazi Counterfeiting Plan)
89 == Insanely Daring Air Raids – (No. 5 | Sinking of the Prince of Wales & Repulse)
90 == Military History Anniversaries ———————————— (01 thru 15 SEP)
90 == Medal of Honor Citations —————— (Fournier~William Grant | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
91 == Prescription Filling Options [02] —————- (New Express Script Policy)
92 == Military Health Care ———————– (Mental Health Provider Concerns)
93 == TRICARE Changes [01] ————- (Upcoming Ones Which May Affect You)
94 == TRICARE Fee Indices ————————- (COLA vs. NHE | Big Difference)
95 == TMOP [22] ——————— (New Express Scripts 1 SEP 2017 Refill Policy)
95 == Severe Eczema ———————————- (Possible Cause Has Been Found)
96 == TRICARE Podcast 411 —– (Prescription Refills | Health Care | School Shots)
97 == TRICARE Podcast 412 – (Preventive Services | Disasters | Back to School)
FINANCES
99 == Insurance Premiums ————– (7 Reasons Why They Are Rising ~24%)
101 == VA Loan Funding Fee —————————– (Understanding What It Is)
102 == Payday Loans [03] ——————— (Tempted. First Take a Closer Look)
103 == Medicare Back Brace Scam —————- (A New Twist on a Classic Con)
103 == Apartment Rental Scam ———————————– (Too Good to be True)
104 == College Student/Parent Scams ——————————– (9 Common Ones)
106 == Generic Buying ————– (20 Products You Should Always Buy Generic)
109 == Tax Burden for Tennessee Retired Vets ——————– (As of AUG 2017)
GENERAL INTEREST
110 == Notes of Interest ——————————————- (16 thru 31 AUG 2017)
111 == False Rape Claim Lawsuit —— (Former West Point Cadet Awarded $8.4M)
112 == Afghanistan Failures ———————————— (Six Costly Ones So Far)
114 == Philippines War on Militants ———— (Battle of Marawi City Almost Over)
115 == DPRK Missile Program ———————- (Another Successful Missile Test)
116 == IoT Toys ——————————————————— (Security Warning)
117 == Marine Corps War Memorial [03] ——————— (Rehabilitation Started)
117 == North Korea Defectors [ 01] ———————— (Un Followed Out of Fear)
118 == MREs [01] ——————————————————– (Civilian Market)
119 == WD-40 [01] ————————————————————- (More Uses)
120 == Earthquakes [01] —————- (ShakeAlert System Incremental Progress)
121 == Salads ——————————————————– (VA Dietician Advice)
122 == Darwin Awards — (Self Destruction in the Most Extraordinarily Stupid Way)
123 == Passport Application ——— (State Department Letter From an Irate Citizen)
124 == Garage Door Billboards ————————— (Making Yours Stand Out (8)
125 == Have You Heard? ————— (The Chief goes fishing | Spanish Oysters)

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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