RAO Bulletin Update 15 September 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Space Force [02] —- (How Much will It Cost?)
06 == Arlington National Cemetery [77] —- (27-Acre Millennium Site Dedicated)
06 == Pentagon Watchdog —- (With McCain Gone Who Will Take Oversight?)
07 == COLA FY 2019 [01] —- (Signs Point to Biggest in 7 years)
08 == NDAA 2019 [18] —- (7 Big Changes You Haven’t Heard Yet)
09 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 SEP 2018)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries —- (Reported 01 thru 15 SEP 2018 | Twenty-Five)
VA
15 == VA Class Action Lawsuits [01] —- (What Happens Now That Vets Can File)
16 == VA Funding 2019 —- (House Lawmakers Finalize Fiscal 2019 Budget | $209B)
17 == VA Medical Marijuana [51] —- (Veterans Equal Access Amendment Rejected)
18 == VA Community Care [02] —- (Streamlining Beginning Stages)
18 == VA Transgender Care [02] —- (Vet Surgery Offer Urged by Lawmakers)
19 == VA Fiduciary Program [09] —- (New Regulations Implemented AUG 2018)
20 == VA Blue Water Claims [49] —- (VA Leaders Increase Effort to Sideline Legislation)
21 == VA Blue Water Claims [50] —- (Wilke Letter to Congress)
21 == VA Community Care [01] —- (Steps to Access | Three)
22 == VA Women Vet Programs [33] —- (Wilke Pledge to Women Vets)
22 == VA Claims Backlog Update 160 —- (21% Underestimated As of 10 SEP)
23 == SGLI/VGLI Accelerated Benefits [02] —- (Claims)
24 == VA Surgery [01] —- (Reliable Availability & Sterilization of Instruments Issue)
25 == VA Presumptive AO Conditions [Kids] (01) —- (Spina Bifida Decision Still Pending)
26 == VA Suicide Prevention [50] —- (Program to Lower Suicide Rate Has Few Takers)
27 == VA Opioid Use [02] —- (Study Reveals No Better than Non-Opioid Drug Use)
29 == VA Employment [04] —- (One in 10 Jobs Currently Unfilled)
29 == VA Employment [05] —- (Senator Schumer Calls for More Funding)
30 == VA Agent Orange Benefits [04] —- (Still No Decision on Expansion)
32 == VA EHR [15] —- (Veterans Affairs & Defense Will Be Inseparable)
33 == VA SSVF Program [05] —- ($326M in Upcoming Grants Announced)
33 == PTSD [247] —- (Denied VA Disability Claims Related to MST)
34 == VA Medical Marijuana [48] —- (Congress Sends VA Medical Research Letter)
34 == VA Medical Marijuana [49] —- (Users Can Still Receive Care & Benefits)
36 == VA Relaxation Therapy —- (Training to Help Older Vets Suffering From Anxiety)
38 == VA Secretary [84] —- (Wilkie’s Views for Fixing VA Woes)
39 == VA Lawsuit | Palomares Radiation Exposure —- (Denied Presumptive Status)
40 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 Sep 2018)
VETS
41 == American Legion [04] —- (Influencing Government Policy Concerns)
42 == American Legion [05] —- (Differences with Trump Called Unprecedented)
43 == Vet Deportations [24] —- (Being A Vet Does Not Mean You’re Exempt From Misfortune)
45 == Vet Owned Businesses —- (Government Contracts | VA Online System Improvement Backfires)
46 == Vet Best Places to Live —- (Rebootcamp Recommendations)
48 == Congressional Vets —- (‘With Honor’ Group Endorses 33 House Midterm Candidates
49 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [58] —- (Petraeus to Congress: It’s Time to Get Serious)
49 == Medical Foster Homes —- (For Vets and Other Ailing Adults)
51 == Obit: Russell Brown —- (31 AUG 2018 | WWII 82nd Airborne Division)
52 == Korean War Vets —- (Cornelius H. Charlton | Arlington Burial)
53 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 15 SEP2018)
53 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 SEP 2018)
54 == State Veteran’s Benefit —- (Arizona 2018)
VET LEGISLATION
54 == VA Medical Marijuana [50] —- (Senate Bill to Remove Vet Access Barriers)
55 == VA Website [03] —- (H.R.6418 | VA Website Accessibility Act of 2018)
55 == Arlington National Cemetery [78] —- (H.R.6734 | Full Military Honors Act of 2018)
56 == VA Cemetery Memorials [02] —- (H.R.4312 | Fallen Warrior Battlefield Cross Memorial)
57 == Vet Education [01] —- (H.R.4323 | Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act)
58 == Federal Retirement —- (H.R.4431 | Correcting Miscalculations in Veterans’ Pensions Act)
MILITARY
58 == USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) —- (50% Complete)
59 == Military Fraternization [01] —- (Army | Remedios Cruz)
60 == Navy Red Hill Fuel Tanks [01] —- (Deal Cut with Environmental Watchdogs)
61 == Botnets —- (DARPA Wants to find them Before They Attack)
61 == B-52’s [05] —- (Upgrades to Keep Them Flying until 2050s)
62 == Molar Mic —- (Military Now Has Them for Invisible, Hands-Free Radio Calls)
64 == GI Bill Transferability [04] —- (Purple Heart Recipient’s Exemption)
64 == USMC Racial Extremism —- (Updated Order Issued)
65 == Performance Readiness Bar —- (Army Researchers Develop Tasty, Healthy Bar)
66 == Navy Terminology [02] —- (Origins)
67 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (SAS Mendi F-148)
MILITARY HISTORY
68 == Merrill’s Marauders —- (Last Reunion)
70 == WWII Moe Berg —- (The Rest of the Story)
71 == Lincoln’s Assassin —- (In Pursuit of Booth)
72 == Samuel Mason —- (American Revolution Patriot & Pirate)
73 == WWII Vets 172A —- (Sam Folsom | Foss’s Flying Circus Pilot)
76 == Post WWII Photos —- (Emancipated Allied POWs)
76 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 30 SEP)
76 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [14] —- (Strawberry Bitch)
77 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (George J. Hall | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
78 == TRICARE Questions —- (Most Frequently Asked at DHA Event)
79 == TRICARE Student Care —- (Send TRICARE to College with Your Child)
80 == Valsartan —- (Voluntary Drug Recall Alert Update)
81 == Blood Pressure [07] —- (Overmedication Study on VA Patients)
82 == Organ Transplant [02] —- (Hepatitis Infected Organs Now Transferable)
84 == Medicare Osteoporosis Coverage —- (Biennial Bone Mass Measurement)
84 == Prescription Drug Advertising [02] —- (Senate Backs Mandatory Price Inclusion)
85 == Prescription Drug Costs [09] —- (Price Increase A Moral Requirement)
86 == Acne [01] —- (Controlling Problem Pimples)
87 == Dementia [01] —- (Stroke Link on Likelihood of Development)
87 == TRICARE Podcast 465 —- (Retiring From Active Duty – Child Dental Care – Grilling Safety)
89 == TRICARE Podcast 466 —- (Child Enrollment in DEERS | ECHO | TRICARE for Life Overseas)
FINANCES
90 == Property Taxes —- (Deferrable for Some Older Homeowners)
91 == Medicare Cost | Military Retirees —- (How to Calculate)
92 == CCRC —- (Continuing Care Retirement Community Selection Criteria)
94 == Senior Bankruptcy [02] —- (More Americans Age 55 and Older Are Filing)
95 == Military Lending Act of 2016 [02] —- (DoD Not Consulted on Proposed Change)
96 == SSA Disability [03] —- (Waiting Periods Can Bankrupt Disabled Beneficiaries)
97 == Money Moves [01] —- (6 Silly Tidbits of Money Advice That Will Make You Poorer)
97 == Economy | Making Ends Meet —- (Living Paycheck to Paycheck on $80K Annual Income)
98 == Cheaper Isn’t Always Better —- (Items Which Spending More On Can Be Worth Every Penny)
100 == Rewards of Caring Scholarship —- (Military Students Grade 6 thru 12 | $5,000 X 4)
100 == Inheriting Debt —- (Do You Have to Pay?)
103 == Customer Support Scam —- (Callers Targeted by Gift Card Offer)
103 == Military Recruiting Scam [01] —- (Copycat Websites)
105 == Older Consumer Scams —- (Cons Targeting Seniors)
105 == Tax Burden for Kansas Retired Vets —- (As of SEP 2018)
GENERAL INTEREST
107 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 SEP 2018)
108 == McCain Remembrance —- (Sen. Susan Collins | A War Hero, Statesman)
109 == Hurricane FAQ’s —- (Windows, Doors, Storm Surge, & Land Friction Impact)
110 == Reinventing Civil Defense —- (Americans Are Unprepared for a Nuclear Attack)
110 == Duels —- (Russian Deputy Submits Bill to Regulate Duels)
111 == Counterterror Cost —- ($2.8 TRILLION and Climbing Since 911)
113 == Government Spending Legislation —- (Compromise Reached on Trio of FY 2019 Bills)
114 == China’s New Seaplane —- (AG600 Kunlong | Largest in the World)
114 == 911 Myths —- (Debunking Pentagon Attack Myths)
116 == 911 From Space —- (Astronaut Frank Culbertson’s Experience)
117 == Terror Attacks [01] —- (U.S. Now Safer and Better Equipped than in 2001)
117 == Russia’s Spies —- (GRU, SVR, & FSB Intelligence Agencies)
118 == Insurance Coverage [01] —- (Some Things It Might Not Pay For)
119 == Home Maintenance —- (Fall Checklist)
120 == Quiz for Bright People —- (Questions)
120 == Afghan China Involvement —- (Plans to Deploy Troops to Afghanistan Denied)
121 == Quiz for Bright People —- (Answers)
121 == John Wayne [01] —- (How He Dealt With KGB Agents Hired to Kill Him)
122 == Interesting Facts —- (Florida Cell Phone Use)
123 == One Word Essays —- (Confusion)
123 == Have You Heard? —- (Why? | A Real Businessman! | God’s Creatures)

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