RAO Bulletin Update 01 September 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == U.S. Space Force [01] —- (6th Armed Forces Branch in 2019 NDAA)
06 == U.S. Space Force [02] —- (Needed to Protect American Satellites)
07 == Security Clearances [02] —- (Change Makes Revocations More Likely)
08 == Transgender Lawsuits [09] —- (Court Rules against Government for 3rd Time)
09 == Cyber Defense [02] —- (Senator’s Pentagon Cyber Shortfalls Concern)
10 == Defense Appropriations Bill 2019 —- (857B Senate Bill Passed
11 == National Museum of the U.S. Army [03 —- (Final $6M Donation Made)
11 == USS John S. McCain (DDG-56) [09] —- (Collison Legal Battles Rages)
13 == Disabled Vets Space “A” [02] —- (100% Disabled Vets Now Authorized)
14 == NDAA 2019 [16] —- (Servicemember’s Pocketbook Impact)
16 == NDAA 2019 [17] —- (Some of the Overlooked Parts)
18 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2018)
20 == POW/MIA [113] —- ($10M To Cover Anticipated Increased Recovery Workload)
21 == POW/MIA Recoveries —- b(Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2018 | Fifteen)
VA
23 == VA Mission Act [04] —- (A Glimpse inside VA’s Major Overhaul)
24 == VA Vocational Rehabilitation [05] —- (Average Counselor-To-Caseload Ratio)
25 == VA Class Action Suits —- (Watershed Decision Opens Possibility to File Against VA)
26 == VA Loans —- (Assumption Pros & Cons)
27 == VA National Archives [01] —- (Update Requested on Relocation)
27 == VA Sexual Assault Care [13] —- (Officials May Have Improperly Denied Benefits)
28 == VA Outside Influence [01] —- (Republicans Have No Plans to Investigate Allegations)
29 == VA Spinal Cord Program [03] —- (Policy Update Expands Exoskeleton Use)
30 == VA Caregiver Program [50] —- (Caregivers Face Long Wait for VA Assistance)
31 == VA Claims Backlog [159] —- (Whistleblower Exposes Claim Problem)va fra
31 == VA Agent Orange Claims [08] —- (Advice on How to Get yours Approved)
32 == VA Pharmacy [10] —- (Community Care Program | Walmart)
32 == GI Bill [261] —- (Test Reimbursement)
33 == VA Individual Unemployability [05] —- (How to Obtain It)
34 == VA Health Care Billing [01] —- (NH Situation Highlights Broader VA PMT Problems)
35 == VA Lawsuit | Outside Influence —- (VoteVets Claim Sunshine Law Violation)
36 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2018)
38 == VAMC West Los Angeles [16] —- (Homeless Vet Occupancy Goal | 1200)
VETS
39 == MCRD Undercooked Meat Lawsuit [01] —- (2nd Lawsuit Filed)
40 == MCRD Undercooked Meat Lawsuit [02] —- (3rd Lawsuit Filed)
41 == McCain’s Brain Cancer [02] —- (Farewell Statement)
42 == Vet Jobs [237] —- (Tattoo Impact on Hiring and Salary)
43 == Vet Jobs [238] —- (Google Career Development Program for Vets)
44 == SBP Premium [03] —- (Billing Error)
44 == Vet Support | Major League Baseball —- (Not What You Would Expect)
46 == Bells of Balangiga [01] —- (Wyoming Vets Oppose Return to the Philippines)
47 == Texas Vet Cemetery [10] —- (Center Texas State Veterans Cemetery Grant)
47 == Vet Deportations [23 —- (Jose Maria Martinez | USMC)
50 == Toxic Exposure | Water [14] —- (Cannon AFB New Mexico)
50 == Toxic Exposure | Lead —- (Ft. Benning On-Post Housing Lead Poisoning)
51 == Toxic Exposure | Lead (01) —- (Army Drafts Base Testing Plan)
53 == Vet Presidential Support —- (Trump Letter Response to Vet)
54 == Obit: Roy Rushton —- (17 JUN 2018 | WWII & Korea)
55 == Obit: Ray Emory —- (20 AUG 2018 | Pearl Harbor Survivor)
56 == Obit: John McCain —- (25 AUG 2018 | POW, Senator, & Vet Advocate)
58 == Korean War Vets —- (Royce Williams | MOH Nominee)
61 == Korean War Vets —- (Robert McCusker | Returned Wallet)
62 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 31 AUG 2018)
63 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 31 AUG 2018)
63 == State Veteran’s Benefit —- (Arkansas 2018)
VET LEGISLATION
64 == VA Suicide Prevention [49] —- (H.R.2345 | National Hotline Improvement Act of 2018)
64 == VA Overpayments [03] —- (S.2884 | Fair Debt Notice Act)
64 == Veterans’ Treatment Court [27] —- (H.R.2147 | House/Senate Unanimously Pass)
65 == Capitol Hill Update —- (Retiree & Vet Issues)
MILITARY
66 == Military Parades [04] —- (Trump’s 2018 Veterans Day Parade Cancelled)
67 == Iranian Navy [01] —- (Claims Full Control of the Persian Gulf)
68 == Underwater Drones —- (Russia Unveils First Armed with an Assault Rifle)
68 == Guard & Reserve Family Support —- (Empirical Data Lacking)
69 == Navy Shellbacks —- (No Pollywog is Exempt from Transition Ceremony)
71 == Army Recruiting [08] —- (Younger Teens/College Dropouts To Be Targeted)
72 == Military Immigrant Enlistment [04] —- (36 Discharged Immigrants Reinstated)
72 == Military Laser Attacks —- (Growing Rate in Middle East | Dangerous Problem)
74 == Army Credentialing Assistance Program —- (Limited User Test to Begin in Fall)
75 == Navy Deploy-Or-Out Policy —- (Deployability Is an Individual Responsibility)
76 == Military Coffee —- (The Life Blood of Every Branch)
78 == Navy Terminology [01] —- (Origins)
79 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (USS Enterprise (CVN-80)
MILITARY HISTORY
80 == Japan WWII Apology —- (Emperor Akihito’s Deep Remorse)
81 == Willow Run —- (Henry Ford’s WWII B-24 Bomber Plant)
82 == Nazi War Criminals —- (Suspect Deported to Germany | Age 95)
83 == USS Abner Read (DD-526) —- (Stern Found | Ripped Off by Japanese Mine)
85 == Post WWII Photos —- (Moscow Victory Day Parade)
85 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 SEP)
85 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [13] —- (Special Delivery)
86 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Barney F. Hajiro | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
87 == Tricare Catastrophic Cap [06] —– (How It Works)
88 == Tricare Retirement Impact [01] —- (90 Day Window)
89 == Hydrogen Peroxide Solution —- (Uses and Precautions)
90 == Malaria Drug —- (FDA Newly Approved | Could Eradicate Disease)
92 == Body Temperature —- (How It Is Regulated & What Fever Is)
92 == PTSD Assistance [03] —- (Finding the Right Therapist for You)
93 == Sleep [10] —- (Is It Possible to Catch Up)
94 == Running & Sports Injuries —- (Reducing the Risk)
96 == TRICARE Podcast 463 —- (Choosing/Changing Providers – Heat Rash – Catastrophic Cap)
97 == TRICARE Podcast 464 —- (Disaster Preparedness – Child Dental Care – Nurse Advice Line)
FINANCES
99 == Prescription Drug Costs [08] —- (Cocktail Medications)
100 == SSA COLA [03] —- (34% Buying Power Loss since 2000
101 == Dental Insurance Alternatives —- (Do You Really Need Insurance?)
102 == Cellphone Carrier —- (Advantages of Switching)
103 == Social Security Spouse Benefit —- (Divorcee’s Eligibility on Ex-Spouse’s Account)
104 == Car Insurance [19] —- (10 Tips to Cut Its Cost)
105 == Drug Price Gouging [04] —- (Manufacturer’s Claim Constitutional Right)
107 == Pharmacy Insurance Copays —- (Sometime Cheaper to Buy Direct)
108 == Federal Student Aid [06] —- (College Expense Assistance for Your Kids)
109 == Military Exchange Scam —- (Imposter Offering Big Ticket Items)
110 == Amazon Job Scam —- (Beware of Offers from “Amazon Cash Websites”)
111 == Tax Burden for Indiana Retired Vets —- (As of AUG 2018)
GENERAL INTEREST
112 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 31 AUG 2018)
113 == RP Military Modernization Plan [01] —- (President Doesn’t Want Offered U.S. F-16s)
114 == John Wayne —- (1974 Harvard University Invasion)
115 == WWII Shipwreck Plundering —- (Illegal Salvaging an Unfortunate Occurrence)
116 == Afghan Failures [03] —- (War Plan Is Working Despite Recent Attacks)
118 == Afghan Manning Levels [01] —- (Private Contractor Troop Replacement Plans Rejected)
118 == Militarized Clothing —- (Vogue New Coats | $3500 Peacoat & $2600 Jacket)
120 == Retirement Planning [17] —- (How To Know You Are Ready)
120 == Greenhouse Gas Emissions —- (U.S. Reduction More than Other Major Countries)
121 == HMS Queen Elizabeth [01] —- (Onboard Queen’s Head Pub Christened)
122 == Tattoo | Everence Kit —- (Cremated Human/Pet Remains Ink Additive)
123 == Interesting Facts —- (Bread Freshness)
123 == One Word Essays —- (Aspirations)
124 == Have You Heard? —- (Definition of a Sailor | FORE! And aft | U.S. Special Forces Soldier)

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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