RAO Bulletin Update 01 November 2017

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
05 == Nuclear Weapons [02] —- (No Current Plans To Increase Arsenal)
06 == Arlington National Cemetery [71] —- (USMC Memorial Encroachment)
07 == MAVNI Program [02] —- (Pentagon Taking Steps To Save Its Program)
07 == MAVNI Program [03] —- (Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction)
09 == Transgender Lawsuits [03] —- (Federal Court Rules Against Trump)
10 == Military Accidents —- (Numbers Down | Mishaps Not Related to Budget)
11 == Navy Fleet Size [07] —- (Little Progress on 355-Ship Navy Goal)
13 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 OCT 2017)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries —- (Reported 16 thru 31 OCT 2017 | Sixteen)
VA
16 == VA Secretary [61] —- (Shulken Not A contender for HHS Position)
17 == VA Opioid Therapy [08] —- (Coatesville VAMC Roundtable Discussion)
18 == Emergency Medical Bill Claims —- (Court Rules VA Policy Violated Law)
19 == VA Mammograms —- (Guidelines | When, Where, & What They Mean)
20 == VA Vet Choice [62] —- (CARE Act Could Jeopardize Veterans Services)
21 == VA CARE Program [01] —- (Lawmakers Unveil Planned VA Health Reforms)
22 == VA ID Card [11] —- (Must Obtain New Photo Cards Online)
23 == VA ID Card [12] —- (Why Not Include Non-Honorable Discharge Recipients)
24 == Western Reserve National Cemetery —- (Battlefield Cross Controversy)
25 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 OCT 2017)
26 == VA Mustard Gas Claims [02] —- (WWII Vet Wins Appeal After 16 Years)
28 == VA Disability Rating Criteria [01] —- (New Precedent Allows Upgrading)
28 == VA Medical Marijuana [35] —- (Dems Press for In-Depth Medical Research)
30 == VA Hospitals [12] —- (New Rankings | The Worst Still the Worst)
30 == Minnesota Veterans Homes [04] —- (First Fixed Dental Clinic to be Built)
31 == GI Bill [243] —- (26 Things the Forever G.I. Bill Will Do)
33 == VA Compensation & Benefits —- (Problem Solving Program Q&A — 17 thru 20)
35 == VAMC Bedford NH —- (Vet Dies When Aide Failed to Check on Him)
35 == VAMC Sheridan WY —- (Offering Battlefield Acupuncture Treatments)
37 == VAMC Tomah WI [19] —- ($3.3M Settlement for Overdosed Marine)
37 == VAMC Omaha NE [03] —- (Secret Psychotherapy Waiting List)
38 == VAMC Memphis TN [05] —- (Two Top Doctors Fired)
VETS
39 == Vet Service Dogs [22] —- (Fake Dog Laws)
40 == Anthem Kneeling —- (Former Player/Vet Speaks Out)
41 == Congressional Gold Medal [09] —- (Filipino Vet Celestino Almeda)
42 ==NNAV Memorial —- (Smithsonian Accepting Design Submissions)
42 == Bladensburg WWI Vet Memorial [03] —- (Ruled Unconstitutional)
43 == Facebook [01] —- (Imposter Vet Organization Disinformation | VVA)
44 == Florida Vet Cemetery [13] —- (Tallahassee National Cemetery Opens)
44 == RSO Roster OCT 2017 —- (Contact Info)
45 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Alpena CRTC —- (Contaminated Groundwater)
45 == Arizona Vet Home [02] —- (3 Proposed Homes Lack Funding)
46 == Marine Corps War Memorial [04] —- ( Massachusetts Replica Vandalized)
46 == Student Loan Forgiven Debt Tax [01] —- (Definition Of Insanity)
47 == Obit: Hunter~Thomas Edgar Hunter —- (17 SEP 2017)
48 == Obit: David E. Patterson —- (9 OCT 2017)
49 == WWII VETS [146] —- (Sydney L. Cole | 103 Years Old)
50 == AFL Q&A 08 —- (AO Related Birth Defect VA Compensation)
50 == Retiree Appreciation Days —- (Scheduled As of 31 OCT 2017)
51 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 31 OCT 2017)
52 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts —- (Maryland 2017)
VET LEGISLATION
52 == VA Vet Choice [61] —- ( CARE Act | Eliminate 30-day/40-mile Rule)
53 == Vet Urgent Care —- (S.1261 | Vet Emergency Room Relief Act of 2017)
54 == WV State Income Tax —- (Military Retiree Pay Exempted)
55 == Military Sexual Trauma [05] —- (S.833 | Proving Service Connection)
55 == VA S-DVI —- (Bill Introduced to Raise Cap From $10,000 to $95,000)
56 == VA VR&E Program [01] —- (H.R.3562 | Disabled Housing Cap)
56 == VA Aid & Attendance [19] —- (H.R.3122 | Vet Scammer Protection)
MILITARY
57 == Military Preparedness —- (No Imminent Plans to Put B-52s on 24-Hour Alert)
58 == Underground/Urban Warfare —- (Army Preps on Korean Peninsula)
60 == SMET Hunter Wolf —- (Soldier’s New Remote-Controlled Vehicle)
61 == USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) [06] —- (ACS Will Not Be Upgraded)
62 == USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) [07] —- (Command Climate Surveys)
63 == B-21 Stealth Bomber [01] —- (Cost Info to Stay Secret)
64 == Military Recruiting [08] —- (Threatened by Childhood Obesity)
65 == Army Recruiting [02] —- (Pot Waivers Up, Testing Standards Down)
66 == Air Force Recruiting —- (2017 Goal Met)
66 == Air Force Readiness [04] —- (Indefinite Enlistments Under Consideration)
67 == USS Cole Attack [02] —- (Supreme Court Won’t Hear Pretrial Challenge)
68 == UGV’s —- (America’s More Modest/ Less Lethal than Other Countries)
70 == Presidential Condolences —- (Military Death Response Protoco)
70 == Presidential Condolences [01] —- (Leave Gold Star Families Out of Politics)
72 == Presidential Condolences [02] —- (Kelly on Controversy)
73 == Army Bonuses [01] —- (Emphasis on Reenlistments vice Extensions)
73 == USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) [04] —- (New Structural Issues)
74 == USS Lake Champlain (CG-57) —- (Navy Mum On Cause Of Ship Crash)
76 == Bergdahl Plea Hearing Testimony —- (Search Endangerment to Others)
76 == Bergdahl Plea Hearing Testimony [01] —- (Former Navy SEAL James Hatch)
77 == Abrams M1A1 Tank —-(Upgrades | Turret & Thermal Sights)
78 == Abrams M1A1 Tank [ 01] —- (Upgrades | Armor/Programmable Ammo)
79 == Overseas Troops —- (Sgt. Seth Mullins)
MILITARY HISTORY
79 == Battle of Gettysburg —- (The Civil War’s Bloodiest Battle)
80 == Women in Military Service Memorial [04] —- (20th Anniversary)
81 == WWI Memorial [10] —- (100 Cities/100 Memorials Refurbishment Program)
82 == American Revolution Quiz 2 —- (Questions)
83 == WWII Raid On Cabanatuan —- (Most Successful Rescue Mission In U.S. Mil Hist )
85 == GWOT Memorial [03] —- (Dedicated 16 OCT 2017)
86 == Soviet 1972 ASW Capabilities —- (Recently Declassified CIA Report)
88 == Abandoned Military Bases [10] —- (Nekoma South Dakota)
88 == American Revolution Quiz 2 —- (Answers)
89 == Insanely Daring Air Raids —- (No. 9 | Operation Chastise)
90 == USS Constitution [02] —- (First Spin In Three Years)
90 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 NOV)
91 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Funk~Leonard A. Jr. | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
93 == TRICARE Changes 2018 [05] —- (Payment Options)
94 == TRICARE Changes 2018 [06] —- (Oppose New Fee Hikes)
95 == TRICARE Changes 2018 [07] —- (Tricare for Life Impact)
96 == Mammograms [01] —- ( Recommended Annually for 40+ Women)
97 == Drug Cost Increases [10] —- ( 2018 Projections | 9/9% to 11.6%)
98 == Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage —- (How To Choose | Pros & Cons)
100 == Prosthetics [01] —- (Study Aims to Solve Sweat Problem)
101 == HPV Vaccination —- (Cancer-Preventing Vaccine)
102 == History Of Medicine —- (Headache)
102 == TRICARE Podcast 420 —- (Additional TRICARE Benefit Changes in 2018)
103 == TRICARE Podcast 421 —- (Upcoming TRICARE Disenrollment Changes)
FINANCIAL
104 == Drug Cost Increases [09] —- (2018 Projections | 9/9% to 11.6%)
105 == IRS Tax Plan 2018 —- (SALT Repeal Impact)
106 == SCRA [07] —- (Congress Approves Forced Arbitration)
106 == Social Security Taxes [02] —- (When You Owe On Benefits)
107 == Medicare Late Enrollment Penalty [04] —-( Did You Know? )
108 == Drug Price Gouging [01] —- (President Promises Action)
108 == Worst States for Retirees —- (15th thru 11th)
109 == Assignment of Benefits —- (Increasing Your Home Insurance Cost)
111 == Class Action Lawsuits —- (New Law Repeals Right to Join Regulation)
113 == Facebook Marketplace Scams —-(Phony Deals)
113 == Tax Burden for Texas Retired Vets —- (As of OCT 2017)
GENERAL INTEREST
115 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 31 OCT 2017)
116 == Liberty Medal 2017 —- (Sen. John McCain This Year’s Recipient)
118 == U.S. Embassy Sonic Attacks [01] —- (Cuba Blames Cicadas/Crickets)
119 == USAF Acknowledges Santa Is Real —- (Twitter Feud Outcome)
120 == Food Pesticide Removal —- (Fruit)
121 == Philippines War on Militants [01] —- (Battle of Marawi Ends)
122 == RP-US Relations —- (U.S. Defense Secretary Trip to RP)
123 == DPRK Nuclear Weapons [18] —- (Deputy U.N. Ambassador Warning)
124 == DPRK Nuclear Weapons [19] —- (Threat to Detonate Over Pacific Ocean)
125 == U.S. Embassy Cuba [01] —- (Cuba is Responsible for Sonic Attacks)
126 == China Arctic Ambition —- (Will it be the Next Stop on China’s New Silk Road)
127 == Washington Monument —- (Historical Information)
128 == Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way —- (03)
129 == Garage Door Billboards —- (Making Yours Stand Out (12)
129 == Weird Facts About Your Body —- (13 thru 25)
130 == Have You Heard? —- (12 Children | The Fixer)

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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