RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == MAVNI Program [11] —- (Rep. Mike Coffman | Program Needs to Be Fixed)
05 == Hack-The-Pentagon Program —- (War On Flaws And Bugs In Its Websites)
06 == Military One Source [02] —- (Now Available For A Full Year after Separation)
06 == UCMJ [03] —- (Domestic Violence Added As A Separate Crime)
07 == Space Force [01] —- (First Steps)
08 == NDAA 2019 [13] —- (Finalization Anticipated by Early AUG)
09 == NDAA 2019 [14] —- (Where’s the Money to Pay for It)
09 == NDAA 2019 [15] —- (President Signs Bill Into Law)
10 == DoD Deployable Policy —- (‘Deploy Or Get Out’ Exemptions)
11 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2018)
12 == MCRD Undercooked Meat Lawsuit —- ($500K for Recruit’s Health-Wrecking Results)
13 == GI Bill [260] —- (15 Forever GI Bill Provisions Implemented)
14 == POW/MIA [111] —- (DPRK 55 Box Turnover May Take Years to Analyze)
15 == POW/MIA Recoveries —- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2018 | Sixteen)
VA
18 == VA Secretary [83] —- (Wilkie Promises New Leadership Style to Face Challenges)
19 == VA Outside Influence —- (Mar-A-Lago Policy-Making Decisions Role)
20 == Wartime Pension Benefits —- (Non-Service-Connected Pension)
21 == Wartime Pension Benefits [01] —- (VA Improved Disability Pension Rates)
22 == VA Blue Water Claims [48] —- (Officials Oppose Plans to Extend Benefits)
23 == VA Blue Water Claims [49] —- (Senate Concerns | Cost & The Science Behind It)
25 == VA Lung Cancer Care [01] —- (Smoker Screenings Lower Chance vice Risk of Death)
26 == VA Lung Cancer Care [02] —- (3D-Printed Artificial Lung Research)
27 == VA Appeals [30] —- (RAMP Option behind Schedule)
28 == VA Appeals [31] —- (Rural Vet Video Hearing Access)
28 == VA Exposure ED App —- (Health Care Provider Tool)
29 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2018)
29 == VAMC Tampa FL [10] —- ($149M Project to Add 250K Square Feet)
30 == VAMC Washington DC [10] —- (Performance Deteriorating | Recent Progress)
31 == VAMC Bay Pines FL [03] —- (Modernization Efforts)
VETS
33 == AFRH [14] —- (Temporary Reprieve on Fee Increase)
34 == Vietnam Vets [32] —- (Richard Black | Hero Mistakenly Killed by Police)
36 == Freedom Hard —- (Effort to Reduce Veteran Suicide Through Humor)
36 == Vet Fraud & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2018)
37 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [57] —- (Burn Pit Accountability Act Gains Momentum)
38 == Veteran Internet Access —- (Health, Job, & Support Services Push)
39 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 15 AUG 2018)
39 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 AUG 2018)
39 == Veteran State Benefits —- (U.S. Virgin Islands)
VET LEGISLATION
40 == Social Security Legislation [01] —- (S.3345 | New Parent Option)
41 == VA COLA for 2019 Checks —- (S.3089 | Vet Compensation COLA Act of 2018)
42 == Vet Educational Assistance [03] —- (S.3318 | Military Learning for Credit Act)
42 == POW/MIA [112] —- (H.R. 5826 | Never Forgotten Korean War POW Act)
43 == Military Training College Credit —- (S.3318 | Military Learning for Credit Act of 2018)
MILITARY
44 == Army Enlistment [02] —- (Waivers/Bonuses Increased to Fill Ranks)
45 == Military Recruiting [11] —- (Narrow Media Portrayal Does the Military a Disservice)
47 == Navy 2nd Fleet —- (Reactivated | China & Russia North Atlantic Presence Concerns)
48 == Navy Submarine Program —- (Columbia Class Ballistic Missile Concerns)
49 == USS Enterprise (CVN-65) [03] —- (Could Cost $1B to Dismantle)
50 == Navy Carrier Homeport Shifts —- (Carl Vinson, Abraham Lincoln & John C. Stennis)
51 == MCAS Futenma Okinawa [11] —- (Dugong Endangerment Lawsuit Ruling)
51 == Navy HYT —- (High Year Tenure E-7, 8 & 9 Waivers)
52 == Army Wrongful Death Lawsuit —- (Failure to Use Kill Switch)
52 == Afghan Vets [04] —- (Robert Gutierrez | Air Force Cross Recipient)
54 == Navy Terminology —- (Origins)
55 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (TCG Heybeliada)
MILITARY HISTORY
57 == WWI National Memorial [14] —- (Moving Forward)
57 == Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Ride —- (Hero of the Spanish American War)
58 == Profile in Courage | James Risner —- (Seven Year POW)
58 == USS Indianapolis (CA-35) [03] —- (73rd Anniversary of Sinking)
61 == USCG Mirlo Rescue —- (One of the Most Daring in Coast Guard History)
62 == WWII VETS 172 —- (Sam Folsom | Last Living WWII Marine Corps Pilot)
63 == Post WWII Photos —- (German Wehrmacht General Anton Dostler Execution)
63 == WWII VETS 173 —- (Russell Gackenbach | Hiroshima Bombing Navigator)
64 == WWII VETS 174 —- (Robert Andrews | 31 Years & 3 Wars)
66 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 31 AUG)
66 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [12] —- (Bail-Out Belle)
67 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Henry Gurke | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
68 == TRICARE Satisfaction Survey —- (MOAA | Showed Increasing Dissatisfaction)
70 == TRICARE Providers [04] —- (How to Choose/Change One)
71 == Medicare Drug Procurement [02] —- (New Therapy Requirement to Lower Cost)
72 == Sleep [09] —- (Healthy Sleep for Healing)
73 == Hospice Care [07] —- (Vulnerabilities Impacting Current Medicare Program)
74 == Lice —- (The Things Lice Carry: Stigma & Hassle, But No Harm)
75 == Tenosynovitis [01] —- (Too Much of Anything Is A Bad Thing)
76 == Lyme Disease [01] —- (Protect Your Family This Summer)
77 == Vet Toxic Exposure | New Mexico —- (Manhattan Project Trinity Test Site Study)
78 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Wurtsmith AFB [02] —- (Drinking Water)
79 == TRICARE Podcast 461 —- (Bug Week Checklist – Mosquitoes – Lyme Disease)
80 == TRICARE Podcast 462 —- (OHI – Preventive Health Month – “ASK TRICARE” Webinar)
FINANCES
81 == Drug Cost Increases [15] —- (Importation Explored to Fight High Domestic Prices)
82 == Military Lending Act of 2016 [01] —- (Proposed Protection Changes)
84 == Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation —- (Go To College/Trade School Debt Free)
84 == Retirement Planning [14] —- (Why Your Parents Had it Easier Than You Will)
85 == Retirement Planning [15] —- (Will You Have Enough to Retire)
86 == Fixed Index Annuities —- (What They Are)
87 == IRS Fraud—- (Employee Admits to Criminal Identity Theft)
87 == Travel Card Scam —- (DFAS Warning)
88 == Imposter Scams —- (Don’t Be Fooled by Guarantees or Money-Making Pitches from Regulators)
90 == Pet Adoption Scam [01] —- (How It works)
90 == Tax Burden for Illinois Retired Vets —- (As of AUG 2018)
GENERAL INTEREST
93 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 AUG 2018)
94 == Korean War End —- (Why U.S. is Wary of Making A Declaration)
95 == Senior Transportation Issues —- (Coping w/Inability to Obtain A Driver’s License)
97 == Drones | Bomb Carrying [01] —- (U.S. Has Few Tools to Prevent)
98 == Marijuana [02] —- (Colorado’s Legal Pot Market Overtaking Black Market Sales
99 == Quiet Skies —- (How to Get On TSA’s Watch List)
100 == Hurricane Season 2018 —- (NOAA Predicts Below-Normal Storm Activity)
101 == Happy Hour Origin —- (U. S. Navy)
101 == Mexican Inventions —- (10 Amazing Ones)
102 == Interesting Facts —- (Charles Manson)
103 == One Word Essays —- (Hope)
103 == Have You Heard? —- (High School Teacher | Rabbi’s Wife | Impoltant Mistake | 1917 Stats)
105 == Retirement Planning [16] —- (Surprising Things About it Nobody Told You)

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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