RAO Bulletin Update 01 August 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == MAVNI Program [08] —– (Pentagon | Some Enlistees Falsified Records)
05 == USSF —- (New Military Branch Proposal)
06 == Deep Fake Technology —- (Could Be Used To Blackmail US Troops)
08 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2018)
08 == Transgender Lawsuits [08] —- (Appeals Court Upholds Previous Ban Ruling)
09 == USMC Wilson Sexual Abuse Lawsuit —- ($25 Million Tort Claim Filed)
10 == GI Bill [257] —- (More Clarification on New Transfer Cap)
11 == GI Bill [258] —- (Forever Bill Benefits Launch 1 AUG)
12 == GI Bill [259] —- (Lawmakers Opposed to New DoD Transfer Cap)
13 == NDAA 2019 [09] —- (Whale Issue Could Threaten Bill Passage)
13 == NDAA 2019 [10] —- (Pentagon Reverses Position on Bird Impact)
14 == NDAA 2019 [11] —- (Cyber Warfare Provisions)
15 == NDAA 2019 [12] —- (TRICARE Fee Increases & Arlington National Cemetery)
17 == POW/MIA [109] —- (Military Talks with North Korean Representatives Resume)
17 == POW/MIA [110] —- (55 MIA’s En Route from North Korea)
19 == POW/MIA Recoveries —- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2018 | Seventeen)
VA
22 == VA Secretary [82] —- (Senate Approves Robert Wilkie 86 to 9)
23 == White House VA Hotline [02] —- (No. 6 in Trump’s 10-Point Plan)
26 == VA Suicide Prevention [48] —- (Employee Shortages & Opioid Surpluses Impact)
26 == VA Unions [02] —- (New Work Hours Guidelines | EO 13837)
27 == VA Crisis Hotline [36] —- (New Smartphone Voice Command Access)
28 == VA Cancer Treatment [58] —- (Precision Oncology Program)
28 == VA Medical Examinations —- (IG | Re-examination Unnecessary in 37% of Benefit Cases)
29 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2018)
30 == VAMC Omaha NE [04] —- (Robots Now Assisting Staff)
31 == VAMC Phoenix AZ [02] —- (Improving User’s Experiences)
32 == VAMC Cincinnati OH [09] —- (Another Investigation)
33 == VAMC Aurora CO [23] —- (Finished Five Years behind Schedule)
34 == VAMC Tampa FL [09] —- (Radiology Exam Cover-up Alleged)
VETS
35 == Vet Jobs [236] —- (American Corporate Partners Program)
36 == Vet Educational Assistance [02] —- (Defrauded Student Loan Forgiveness Rules)
37 == Trump VFW National Convention Comments —- (Pledge to Vets)
39 == VA Medical Marijuana [47] —- (A Disconnect In Care)
41 == USCG Forced Retirement Lawsuit —- (400 Denied Due Process)
41 == Vet Mental Health [01] —- (Common Medical Diagnosis upon Separation)
42 == Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial —- (Vandalizer Caught)
44 == Vet Death Preps —- (What to Do Before a Veteran Dies
44 == Vet Death Preps (01) —- (What DoD Will Provide Upon Death)
47 == Vet Charity Watch [65] —- (FTC Crackdown on Fraudulent Vet Charities)
49== Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [56] —- (Time Is Running Out)
49 == Obit: Adrian Cronauer —- (18 JUL 2018 | Gooood Morning Vietnam)
50 == Obit: Elbert Howard —- (23 JUL 2018 | Black Panther Party Co-Founder)
51 == Obit: Alene B. Duerk —- (23 JUL 2018 | Navy’s First Female Admiral)
52 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 31 JUL 2018)
53 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 31 JUL 2018)
53 == Vet State Benefits —- (Alabama JUL 2018)
VET LEGISLATION
54 == VA Blue Water Claims [47] —- (S.422 | Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017)
54 == Gold Star Spouse —- (H.R. 5882 | Spouses Leasing Relief Act)
55 == Transition Assistance Program [07] —- (H.R.5649 Forwarded to Senate)
56 == House Vet Bill Progress —- (16 thru 31 JUL 2018)
MILITARY
58 == Navy Destroyers —- (Maxed Out | Navy Looks to New Hulls & Power for Radars/Lasers)
59 == Military Sexual Assault [05] —- (Pentagon Delays New Report Release)
59 == Operation Yellow Ribbon —- (USPS Change Impact on Troop Care Package Shipments)
60 == SIAS —- (In AI, if You’re Not First, You’re Last)
61 == USS Bremerton (SSN-698) [01] —- (Longest-Serving Submarine in Navy History)
62 == USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) [17] —- (Lt. Natalie Demitri Combs Arraigned)
64 == Weapon Shortage —- (Sonobuoys & Development of HCSW)
64 == Air Force Dress Standards —- (Changes | Hair, Hair Accessories, Earrings & OCP)
65 == Navy Beards —- (If Women’s Hair Standards Can Change, Why Can’t Men’s)
66 == Military Behavioral Trends —- (Binge Drinking & Smoking)
67 == Air Force One [06] —- (Making It Great Again)
68 == America’s Aging Nuclear Missile Subs —- (Inside USS Tennessee SSBN-734)
68 == Military Retirement System [30] —- (BRS Opt-Ins to Date)
69 == USCG Icebreakers [05] —- (New Icebreaker Funding Excluded From HSAA Draft)
70 == Cold Weather Boots —- (New Rubber Compound Allows Troop Ice Climbing)
71 == Drone Killer —- (New 7 Pound w/Battery Shoulder-Fired Weapon)
72 == Army Goggles —- (New Enhanced Night Vision Goggles-Binocular)
73 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (USNS Spearhead)
MILITARY HISTORY
74 == WWI Memorial [11] —- (Cleared Major Hurdle 19 JUL)
75 == Battle of Gettysburg [01] —- (Six Lessons Learned)
77 == Battle of Bunker Hill —- (10 Things You May Not Know)
79 == Military History —- (A Beauty for Bravo Company | Vietnam)
79 == Vietnam Vets [32] —- (Bennie Adkins | A Tiger Among Us Author)
81 == WWII Vets 169 —- (John Basilone | Guadalcanal Legend)
82 == WWII Vets 170 —- (Jerome Yellin | Last Fighter Pilot of WWII)
84 == WWII Vets 171 —- (Anne Butler | Former WAC Turns 100)
85 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 AUG)
86 == WWII Bomber Nose Art —- (11) Nine-O-Nine)
86 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Kenneth E. Gruennert | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
88 == Prescription Drug Valsartan —- (FDA Warning | Voluntary Recall
89 == Physical Exams —- (When Was Your Last Annual?)
90 == High Blood Pressure —- (The Silent Killer)
94 == Agent Orange Diseases [05] —- (Ischemic Heart Disease)
94 == TRICARE Dental Program [17] —- (TRDP Ends Dec. 31, 2018)
96 == Diets —- (Fad Ones to Avoid)
96 == Insect Bites —- (Don’t Get Bitten)
97 == Bunions —- (Cause, Prevention, & Treatment)
99 == TRICARE Podcast 459 —- (FEDVIP – Managing Insomnia)
99 == TRICARE Podcast 460 —- (Overseas Providers – TYA – Other TRICARE Resources)
FINANCES
101 == Retirement Tax Credit —- (IRS | 75% of Those Eligible Fail To Claim It)
101 == VA Home Loan [65] —- (What It Can Be Used For)
103 == Social Security Statement —- (New Access Policy)
104 == Car Insurance [18] —- (If a Report on You Contains Errors, it Can Cost You)
105 == Disability Insurance [01] —- (Should You Get It)
106 == Air Conditioning —- (Build a DIY For Less Than $10)
107 == Money Flipping Scam [02] —- (Fulfilling Get-Rich-Quick Dream)
108 == Tax Burden for Idaho Retired Vets —- (As of JUL 2018)
GENERAL INTEREST
110 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 31 JUL 2018)
111 == Jane Fonda [01] —- (Regret Expressed for Controversial North Korea 1972 Visit)
112 == Cyber Defense [01] —- (Russia’s 2017 U.S. Hack Evaluated as Reconnaissance)
112 == Home Security [01] —- (More Tips)
113 == Airport Security [05] —- (Beware of the Wi-Fi | Not Secure)
114 == DARPA [05] —- (SHRIMP Program to Leapfrog Micro-Robot Technology)
115 == U.S. Weapons Sales —- (Exceeded 2017 Total Sales in First Half of 2018)
116 == Afghan Taliban —- (Trump Tactical Shift | U.S. Open to Direct Talks)
117 == Trump-Putin Summit [01] —- (What Russians Thought Of It)
118 == Trump-Putin Summit [02] —- (Trump Admission of Error)
119 == Drain Deodorizing —- (Eliminating Smelly Kitchen and Bathroom Odors)
121 == Philippine Armaments [01] —- (Russian Grenade Launcher Deal Impact)
122 == Quotations —- (Military)
123 == Retirement Humor —- (See You at Walmart)
124 == Senior Citizens —- (Do You Qualify?)
125 == Have You Heard? —- (Poker Rules | Lexophile | God’s Plan for Aging)
127 == One Word Essays —- (Longevity)

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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