RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Commissary/Exchange Future [01] —- (First Official Consolidation Step Taken)
05 == Commissary Reform [01] —- (Plans to Regain Lost customers)
07 == GTMO Prison [11] —- (Will Remain Open for the Long Term)
08 == AFRH [13] —- (Trust Fund Getting Back on Track)
08 == Transgender Troops [18] —- (Congressional Letter | Reverse Pentagon Ban)
09 == ISIS War Casualties —- (Number of Civilians Killed Will Never Be Known)
10 == Arlington National Cemetery [76] —- (Millennium Project Completed)
12 == Air Force One [05] —- ($24 Million Refrigerators Plan Scrapped)
13 == DoD Malaria Treatment —- (Antimalarial Drug (Mefloquine) Side Effects)
14 == DoD Malaria Treatment [01] —- (Lack of Record-Keeping Not Uncommon)
15 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [50] —- (Back In the Spotlight)
15 == DoD Lawsuit | HIV Ban —- (People Living With HIV Cannot Serve)
16 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2018)
17 == POW/MIA [103] —- (The Korean War MIAs)
18 == POW/MIA Recoveries —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2018 | Eleven)
VA
20 == VA Suicide Prevention [47] —- (Plan to Assist Personnel Leaving Service)
21 == VA Deaf Vet Care —- (Growing Number Unable to Communicate Their Needs)
22 == VA Nursing Homes [08] —- (Annual Ratings Now Available)
23 == VA Presumptive Disabilities [03] —- (Civilian Doctor Awareness)
23 == VA Cancer Treatment [10] —- (Skin Cancer Prevention)
24 == VA Mission Act [02] —- (Signed Into Law)
24 == VA IPV Help [01] —- (Vets at Greater Risk than Civilian Counterparts)
24 == VA Prostate Cancer Program [15] —- (Watchful Waiting May Be Best Option)
26 == VA Budget 2019 —- (Senate Appropriators Propose Nearly $196B)
27 == VA Transplant Program [03] —- (VA Mission Act Will Help)
28 == VA Registries [07] —- (Medical Implant Devices Launched)
28 == VA Vet Choice [81] —- (Months-long Appointment Delays to Continue)
29 == VA Appeals [29] —- (53,650 Decisions to Date in FY 2018)
30 == VA Leadership [02] —- (Thomas Bowman | VA Is Not Broken)
31 == VA Medical Images & Reports [01] —- (Files Can be Shared with Doctors Anywhere)
31 == GI Bill [255] —- (VA Comparison Tool)
32 == VA OCONUS Connection —- (Veterans Residing Abroad Newsletter Apr 2018)
32== VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2018)
34 == VAMC Brooklyn NY [01] —- (ENT Program Shutdown Imminent)
35 == VAMC Manchester NH [07] —- (Bill Allows VA Docs to Treat in Any NH Hospital)
36 == VAMC Cincinnati [08] —- (Sixth Leadership Change in 18 Months)
VETS
37 == Homeless Vets [87] —- (HUD Secretary Concerned But Not Pessimistic)
38 == Homeless Vets [88] —- (HUD Secretary Concerned But Not Pessimistic)
39 == Vet Lawsuit | Saucier~Kristian —- (Former Sailor to File Against Obama Officials)
40 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [51] —- (7 JUN House VAH Subcommittee Hearing)
43 == Vet Suicide [21] —- (White House Releases Promised Interagency Plan)
44 == Vet Predatory Loans [02] —- (Offenders Freedom & Sun West Being Punished)
44 == Vet Unaccompanied Burials —- (8 in San Antonio | 1 JUN 2018)
46 == Veterans in Congress [08] —- (Over 400 Are Running or Will Run this Year)
47 == Vet Jobs [234] —- (SVA Launches Business and Industry Roundtable)
48 == WWII VETS 166 —- (John Whipple | D-Day Glider Pilot)
49 == Obit: Holiday~Tom —- (11 JUN 2018 | Navajo Code Talker)
49 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 JUN 2018)
50 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 15 JUN 2018)
50 == Vet State Benefits & Discounts —- (Virginia JUN 2018)
VET LEGISLATION
51 == Disabled Vets Space “A” [01] —- (H.R. 936 | Extend Eligibility to 100% Rated Vets)
51 == Mare Island Naval Cemetery —- (H.R.5588/S.2881 | Transfer Control to VA)
MILITARY
52 == U.S. Indo-Pacific Command —- (U.S. Pacific Command’s New Name)
53 == Military Deaths [02] —- (15,851 Since 2006)
54 == Air Force Parental Leave —- (3 Options Now Offered)
54 == Military Deserters [02] —- (Capt. William Hughes Captured After 35-YR)
55 == USCGC Forrest Rednour —- (Coast Guard Took Delivery on June 7, 2018)
55 == Navy Fleet Size [13] —- (Service Life Extension under Consideration for All Ships)
57 == MREs [02] —- (Pizza Available in About 18-Months)
57 == Officer College Requirement —- (Why?)
59 == Army Procurements —- ($1.5M for Retired Boeing 777 to Blow Up)
59 == Military Deployment Time —- (145K Personnel Underreported for Last 2 Years)
60 == Navy Uniform Changes [05] —- (At-Sea Working Uniforms Being Tested)
61 == Troop Hydration Needs —- (New Tech Items under Test)
62 == Jaguar Reconnaissance Armored Vehicle —- (Prototype Unveiled)
63 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (Steregushchy 530)
MILITARY HISTORY
64 == Battle of Belle Wood —- (“Retreat, Hell We Just Got Here!”)
67 == USS Coimbra —- (Sunk With A Cargo of 64,000 Barrels of Lubricating Oil)
68 == Japan’s American Invasion —- (A Disastrous Failure)
71 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 30 JUN)
71 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [08] —- (Yellow Rose)
71 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (William J Grabiarz | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
72 == Traumatic Brain Injury [69] —- (Current Migraine Treatments Inadequate)
75 == TRICARE User Fees [102] —- (Under Age 65 Retirees Could See Major Fee Hike)
76 == TRICARE Medication Machines —- (Use Easy As Withdrawal From an ATM)
77 == Aging [03] —- (Impact on Brain & Thinking)
78 == TMOP [26] —- (TRICARE Mail Order Pharmacy Payment Guidelines)
79 == Medicare Drug Procurement [01] —- (62% Surge In spending)
79 == Dementia [05] —- (Everyday Activities Could Yield Subtle Warning Signs)
80 == Herpes Simplex Virus —- (Infection Causes & Treatment)
81 == Breast Cancer [08] —- (Good News | Chemotherapy Study Results)
82 == Migraines [02] —- (Headaches That Strike Out Of The Blue)
83 == Aphasia —- (Difficulty Understanding What’s Being Said | 1M American Sufferers)
85 == Prescription Drug Costs [04] —- (Gag-Rules Increase Your Costs)
86 == Prescription Drug Costs [05] —- (Delayed Marketing of Cheaper Generics)
86 == Tennis Elbow —- (More Common than Golfer’s Elbow)
88 == TRICARE Podcast 452 —- (DEERS – PTSD Care & Support Webinar – RP PPN)
89 == TRICARE Podcast 453 —- (Men’s Health Month – Qualifying Life Events – PTSD)
FINANCES
90 == SSA Payments —- (10 Things That Could Reduce Them)
92 == Living Trusts [03] —- (Not Compatible With New VA Loans)
92 == Federal Reserve [01] —- (Rates Rise | What It Means For You)
93 == SSA Income Livability —- (Places to Live With Best Standard of Living)
94 == Federal Poverty Level —- (2018)
95 == IRS Collection Policy [06] —- (Private Tax Debt Collector Use)
95 == Dental Cost [02] —- (Ways to Save)
97 == Garbage Disposal (01) —- (What Garbage & Recycling Workers Earn)
97 == Military Retirement Pay Taxation [02] —- (Colorado Victory)
98 == Death Gratuity Combat Related [05] —- (Government Shutdown Impact)
99 == Facebook Messenger Scam —- (Con Artist Use to Contact Victims)
100 == Tech Support Scam —- (Phony Refund Offerings)
100 == Tax Burden for Georgia Retired Vets —- (As of JUN 2018)
GENERAL INTEREST
102 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 JUN 2018)
104 == USCIS Denaturalization —- (Office Launched to Identify Prior Deportees)
105 == Afghanistan Failures [02] —- (Afghan Police Denied Pay by US-led Coalition)
106 == US Immigration —- (GOP Amnesty Plan Negotiations)
107 == Coastal Flooding —- (Likely to Continue Breaking Records)
108 == Taiwan-China Dispute [04] —- (U.S. Must Provide Taiwan Means to Defend Itself)
109 == Gold —- (Illegal To Own in U.S. For 41 Years)
110 == Sunscreen [01] —- (Using It Correctly)
111 == China Espionage —- (Former CIA Agent Found Guilty)
112 == Coca Cola [03] —- (Share a Coke with Some Troops)
112 == Golden Years —- (A Few Things to Think about If You’re Getting Up in Years)
114 == You Could Have Heard A Pin Drop —- (Proud to Be an American Stories)
115 == Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way —- (18)
115 == Have You Heard? —- (Heaven | Hind Lick Maneuver | Golf)

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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