RAO Bulletin Update 01 October 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Space Force [03] —- (Air Force Secretary Comments on Pentagon Blueprint)
05 == Army Recruiting [09] —- (Medical and Behavioral Issues | A Second Look)
06 == Defense Appropriations Bill 2019 [01] —- (Passed | Trump Signed 28 SEP)
07 == MCAS Futenma Okinawa [12] —- (Dugong Ruling Appealed
08 == Transgender Lawsuits [10] —- (Trump Asks Supreme Court to Intervene)
09 == Military Amputees —- (Options for Continued Military Service)
09 == DoD/VA VLER [14] —- (GAO Anticipates IPO Dysfunction Dealing with EHR
10 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2018)
14 == POW/MIA [114] —- (North Korean MIA Recovery Talks Continue)
14 == POW/MIA [115] —- (The Science behind North Korea War Remains)
16 == POW/MIA [116] —- (Four POWs Share Their Story)
19 == POW/MIA Recoveries —- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2018 | 29)
VA
22 == VA Appeals [32] —- (2018 Goal of 81,000 Decisions Exceeded)
23 == VA Aid & Attendance [21] —- (Changes to Eligibility Requirements)
24 == VA Suicide Prevention [51] —- (Veteran Suicide Data from 2005 to 2016)
25 == Traumatic Brain Injury [70] —- (CHAMP | Headache Treatment)
26 == VA Hospital Quality of Care [05] —- (Five Improved & One Got Worse)
26 == VA Vet Choice [83] —- (Surgery Authorization 6-Week Goal)
27 == GI Bill [262] —- (VA Having Problems Implementing Forever GI Bill)
28 == VA Blue Water Claims [52] —- (Former VA Secretaries Opinions on Extending Benefits)
29 == VA Lawsuit | Victor Skaar —- (Benefit Denial | Palomares H Bomb Radiation Exposure)
30 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 Sep 2018)
32 == VAMC Las Vegas [03] —- (Exemplifies What VA Will Become)
33 == VAMC Minneapolis [11] —- (Five Doctors Out Over MiMedx Improprieties)
34 == VAMC Manchester NH [08] —- (Substandard Care Complaints Invalidated)
35 == VAMC Houston TX [04] —- (Marriage & Family Therapists Now Available)
VETS
36 == Vietnam Veterans Memorial [23] —- (Wall Education Center Plans Scrapped)
37 == Vet Funeral Benefits [01] —- (Vet’s Garage Sale Results in Covering His Cost)
38 == Obit: Annie Fox —- (20 JAN 1987 | First Woman to Earn Purple Heart)
39 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 30 SEP 2018)
39 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 3015 SEP 2018)
40 == State Veteran’s Benefit —- (California 2018)
VET LEGISLATION
40 == Veterans Justice Outreach Program —- (H.R.2147/S.946 | Signed Into Law)
41 == Medication Obtainment —- (S.2554/HR.6143 | Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act)
42 == VA Blue Water Claims [51] —- (H.R.299 Stalled in the Senate – Take Action)
MILITARY
42 == Navy PCS Moves —- (New Policy for When Family Members Can Move)
43 == Air Force Retention Bonus —- (Program Expansion)
44 == USMC Plate Carrier —- (Contract Awarded for New Lighter and Better Fitting Vest)
44 == Navy Deploy-Or-Out Policy [01] —- (Another Involuntary Separation Warning)
45 == Military Grooming Standards [02] —- (NAVADMIN Update 21 SEP 2018)
46 == Adjustable Bomb Yields —- (USAF Wants Conventional Bombs to Have “Dial A Yield”)
47 == USAF Helicopters —- (MH-139 to Replace Huey UN-1N)
48 == Army Manning Levels [02] —- (Supposed to be Growing, but This Year, it Didn’t at All)
50 == Navy Amphibs —- (Congress Want to Build More)
51 == USS Pueblo [05] —- (Crewmembers | Bring Our Warship Home)
53 == USS Enterprise (CVN-65) [04] —- (Disposal Issues)
53 == USS Sturgis (MH-1A) —- (Nuclear Reactor Deactivated)
54 == Navy Cruisers [01] —- (Larger Surface Ships Will Replace Aging Cruisers)
55 == USAF Warrant Officer Program [01] —- (Thanks but No Thanks)
56 == Navy Terminology [03] —- (Origins)
57 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (USS Anchorage (LPD-23)
MILITARY HISTORY
58 == Saving Boxer 22 —- (Biggest Air Rescue Mission of the Vietnam War)
58 == WWI Meuse-Argonne Offensive —- (100th Anniversary)
59 == Post WWII Photos —- (Once a Japanese Home in Yokohama)
60 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 OCT)
60 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [15] —- (D-Day Doll)
60 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Lewis Hall | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
61 == Suicide Prevention —- (Together We Can Prevent It)
63 == Aspirin —- (ASPREE Trial | One A Day Does Not Prolong Life)
64 == Medicare Fraud —- (New Card w/New Number Being Issued)
65 == Smoking [04] —- (Electronic Smoking Devices Labeled ‘Healthy’ can be Misleading)
66 == Drug Price Gouging [06] —- (Customers Overpay on a Quarter of All Prescriptions)
67 == Flu Shots [11] —- (Free for VA Enrolled Vets | Available Now)
68 == TRICARE Webiner —- (Ask TRICARE 11 OCT @ 1400 EST about FEDVIP)
69 == TRICARE Dental Program [18] —- (Plan Cost Comparisons)
70 == TRICARE Access to Care [01] —- (New Rule Added on Plan Changes)
70 == TRICARE Provider Oversight —- (GAO Report on Civilian Providers)
71 == TRICARE Enrollment Fees —- (TRR & TRS 2019 Changes)
72 == TRICARE Podcast 467 —- (College Students | FEDVIP Webinar | Natural Disaster Preparation)
73 == TRICARE Podcast 468 —- (Childhood Obesity | Valsartan Recall | TRICARE Web Tools)
75 == TRICARE Podcast 469 —- (Flu Prevention – HIPAA – Suicide Prevention Awareness Month)
FINANCES
76 == Military Death Gratuity [06] —- (Government Shutdown Will Not Stop Payment)
77 == SCRA [09] —- (Northwest Trustee Services | 28 Unlawful Foreclosures)
78 == SCRA [10] —- (United Communities, LLC | Collected 13 Unlawful Termination Fees)
79 == Credit Freezes [01] —- (Freeze/ Unfreeze Your Credit File For Free)
79 == Money Moves [02] —- (7 Dumb Ones That Seem Smart)
80 == Home Buying [01] —- (17 Places You Can Buy On A Modest Income)
81 == Drug Price Gouging [05] —- (Immoral Drug Company Hikes)
83 == Hurricane Relief Scam —- (Donating | Support an Experienced Charity)
83 == Dwayne Johnson Facebook Scam —- (Fan’s Targeted)
84 == Bank Alert Scams —- (Phony Text Messages)
85 == Tax Burden for Kentucky Retired Vets —- (As of SEP 2018)
GENERAL INTEREST
86 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 30 SEP 2018)
88 == Iran Oil —- (U.S. Sanctions | Oil Tankers Disappearing)
89 == Deep Sea Drilling Project —- (What Has Been Found Over 50 Years of Drilling)
90 == Trump Foreign Policy [01] —- (Iran Nuclear Accord)
92 == Wavefront Shearing Interferometry —- (Seeing Around Corners | DARPA Project)
93 == Micro-Nuclear Reactor —- (Tiny, Steel-Encased Core Regulated by Physics, Not Pumps)
94 == Border Wall [05] —- (Trump Renews Calls to Congress for Funding)
95 == SS Warrimoo —- (Great Sea Story)
97 == North Korea Sanctions —- (US & Russia Face Off at U.N. Security Council)
98 == DPRK Nuclear Weapons [23] —- (Inspections Agreed to in Bid to Salvage Nuclear Talks)
99 == SpaceX —- (Ultimate Goal of Enabling People to Live on Other Planets)
99 == Hurricane FAQ’s —- (Can’t We Use Nukes?)
99 == Insurance Coverage [02] —- (Things You May Not Know)
101 == Interesting Photos —- (Iraq, 2018)
102 == One Word Essays —- (Honor)
103 == Have You Heard? —- (Gasoline Prices | Questions #3 | Ever Wonder | Policeman’s Helper)
104 == Memories —- (At the Beach 1922)

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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