RAO Bulletin Update 01 November 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
05 == Overseas Holiday Mail —- (2018 Deadlines)
05 == DoD MSEP —- (VA Joins Military Spouse Employment Partnership)
06 == DoD Budget 2020 —- (First Cut Under Trump | Limited to $700B)
07 == Iraq War [01] —- (Unvarnished History to be Published by Xmas)
08 == DoD GPS USE Policy —- (Deployed Servicemember Apps Restrictied)
08 == INF Russian Treaty —- (Post-INF landscape)
10 == DoD/VA Seamless Transition [37] —- (Cerner’s EHR Will Be Standard)
13 == Military Base Access [02] —- (Proposal to Use for U.S. Fuel Exports to Asia)
14 == Military Base Access [03] —- (American Bases in Japan)
15 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 OCT 2018)
17 == Agent Orange Forgotten Victims [01] —- (U.S. Prepares for Biggest-Ever Cleanup)
18 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 31 OCT 2018 | 21)
VA
21 == VA AED Cabinets —- (Naloxone Addition to Reverse Opioid Overdoses)
22 == VA Pension Program [02] —- (Entitlement Regulations Amended)
22 == VA Transplant Program [04] —- (Vet Denied Lung Transplant | Too Old)
23 == Agent Orange | C-123 Aircraft [16] —- (Exposure Presumption Now Official)
24 == Right to Die Program —- (Denied to Vets Residing in California Veteran Homes)
25 == VA Essential Equipment —- (Availability Delays)
26 == VA Pension Poachers —- (Crooked Financial Planners Target Elderly Vets)
26 == VA Claims Processing [18] —- (Significant Modernization Effort)
27 == VA Debt [05] —- (DMC Call Wait Times Reduced to Under 5 Minutes)
28 == VA Debt [06] —- (Debt Waiver Request)
29 == Adoption Expense Reimbursement —- (Eligibility)
29 == PTSD Assistance [04] —- (Telemedicine Outreach for PTSD Program)
30 == VA Community Care [04] —- (Three Steps to Access)
31 == VA Medical Marijuana [52] —- (Canadian Legalization)
32 == VA Cemeteries [19] —- ($3 Million Spent on Security since AUG 2017)
34 == VA Motto [01] —- (Does Not Include Women | Should It be Changed)
35 == Trump VA Plan [05] —- (Former VA Secretary Shulkin’s Opinion)
36 == VA Blue Water Claims [54] —- (House to Senate | Pass the Bill Already)
37 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 OCT 2018)
40 == VAMC Washington DC [11] —- (Get the Hospital off the VA’s “Critical” List)
40 == VAMC Omaha NE [05] —- (Wrong Number Gives Right Results)
VETS
42 == Vet Mental Health [02] —- (CVN Expanding to 25 Clinics by 2020)
43 == Vet Fraud & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 OCT 2018)
44 == Vet Health [08] —- (Vets Still Face Significant Health Risks)
44 == PTSD [248] —- (Wounded Warrior Project Pledge)
45 == Vet School Rankings —- (Top Ones for 2019)
48 == Homeless Vets [89] —- (New Initiative Offering Them Tiny Houses
49 == GI Bill [264] —- (Court Ruling Makes Easier Path to Loan Forgiveness)
51 == GI Bill [265] —- (SIT-REP Bill Could Eliminate Current Payment Problem | Stalled in Senate)
52 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Palomares Spain [01] —- (Appeal Court Arguments Heard)
53 == Civil War Vets —- (Julius Kroehl | Submarine Inventor)
54 == WW2 Vets 176 —- (Cecil Bolton | A Capable Leader)
55 == Vets/Troops Targeted Online —- (Social-Media Misinformation)
57 == Obit: Harry Ettlinger —- (21 OCT 2018 | Monuments Men Member)
57 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 31 OCT 2018),
58 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 31 OCT 2018)
58 == State Veteran’s Benefits —- (Connecticut 2018)
VET LEGISLATION
59 == VA Burial Benefits [47] —- (H.R.6734 | Full Military Honors Act of 2018)
MILITARY
60 == Army Drones [02] —- (Black Hornet)
61 == Pilot Laser Protection —- (Required Due To China’s Emerging Laser Threats)
62 == Cluster Bombs —- (North Korea Reason U.S. Kept Them)
63 == Navy Fleet Size [14] —- (CBO Questions Ability to Reach 355 Ships)
64 == Military Toxic Sites —- (Cannon AFB NM)
64 == Military Snipers —- (USCG Outshoots USMC 2nd Year in a Row)
65 == Military Coffee Cups —- (USAF Spent $1,280 Apiece to Replace 25 In-Flight Reheating Cups)
66 == Navy Carrier OPS —- (Return to Arctic Circle after 30 Years)
67 == U.S. Space Force [04] —- (Proposal Acceptance Survey)
68 == U.S. Space Force [05] —- (Trump Plan Is Grounded In Real Needs, But Hazy)
69 == U.S. Space Force [06] —- (Pentagon Plan | Early Draft)
70 == Tyndall AFB —- (Hurricane Michael Impact)
71 == Tyndall AFB [01] —- (Trump Administration Has Vowed To Rebuild)
73 == Ellsworth AFB —- (Bird Abatement System)
73 == Navy Supply Ships —- (IG Probes Maintenance Issues)
74 == Tricare ECHO [03] —- (Benefit Year Changing to Calendar Year)
75 == Iran Military —- (Land-To-Sea Ballistic Missiles)
76 == Russia Missile Program —- (Putin Claims They Have the Military Edge)
77 == Navy Terminology [05] —- (Origins)
78 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (The USS America (LHA-6)
MILITARY HISTORY
78 == Road Map Exhibitor —- (1905 In-Car Navigation Aid Patented by Retired Army Officer)
79 == WWII Night Witches —- (Russia’s All Female Bomber Squadron)
81 == WWII Vets 175 —- (Bert Schwarz | Bataan Death March Survivor)
82 == Venona Project —- (Codebreaker Angeline Nanni’s Involvement)
84 == They Shall Not Grow Old —- (WWI Documentary A Groundbreaking Cinematic Achievement)
86 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Forced Landing)
87 == Post WWII Photos—- (Hiroshima Aerial View One Year Later)
87 == Operation Crazy Horse —- (Vietnam | Battlefield Chronicles)
89 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 NOV)
89 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [17] —- (Double Trouble)
90 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Sherwood H. Hallman | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
92 == TRICARE Open Season —- (Period to Enroll In or Change your Health Plan)
93 == Bile Duct Cancer [01] —- (VA Tasked to Research Vet Prevalence & Treatment)
94 == PTSD Sleep Impact [01] —- (Energy Drinks Found to be Contributing Factor)
95 == FLU Prevention [07] —- (Facts You Need to Know)
97 == West Nile Virus [02] —- (Prevention | Limit Exposure to Mosquitoes)
98 == Health Care Cost [01] —- (Anticipated | Retired Couple Age 65 to 85)
99 == Trump Drug Price Plan [01] —- (Price Transparency | Lacks Enforcement Mechanism)
100 == Hearing Aids [04] —- (Obtainment through RACHAP program)
101 == Shingles [09] —- (Have You Had Your 2nd Shot)
102 == Medicare Premiums | 2019 —- (What You Will Pay Monthly)
103 == Mental Health Assessment [01] —- (Social Media Impact)
104 == Prescription Drug Costs [11] —- (Trump Wants TV Ads to Disclose Prices)
105== Prescription Drug Costs [12] —- (Insulin Makers Deceptive Drug Pricing)
106 == Women’s Health —- (Taking Care of Yourself)
107 == Caregiver Flossing —- (Tips That May Make Flossing Patients Easier)
108 == TRICARE Podcast 472 —- (ECHO | Open Season Differences | Cost Compare Tool)
109 == TRICARE Podcast 473 —- (Women’s Health Month – Understanding EOB’s – Open Season)
FINANCES
111 == Health Insurance —- (Should Congress Limit Company Profits?)
111 == Social Security Taxation [10] —- (2019 COLA Impact)
112 == Army Emergency Relief —- (Dealing With Financial Emergencies & Scholarship Needs)
113 == Pay —- (How Much the 25 Biggest U.S. Retailers Paid Workers/CEOs in 2017)
113 == Remember When —- (Nostalgia (8))
115 == Social Security Fund Depletion [14] —- ($128,400 Taxable Earnings Limit)
116 == Cryptocurrency Investment Scam —- (How it Works)
117 == Hijacked Webcam Scam —- (Don’t Pay Them)
117 == Mega Million Scams —- (Record Breaking Jackpot is Gone, But Not the Scams
118 == Tax Burden for Massachusetts Retired Vets —- (As of OCT 2018)
GENERAL INTEREST
119 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 31 OCT 2018)
121 == ISIS [02] —- (Ohio Recruit Arrested)
121 == 911 Terrorists [02] —- (Mounir el-Motassadeq Released from His German Jail 15 OCT)
124 == Russia’s Aircraft Carrier —- (Admiral Kuznetsov (063) Damaged)
124 == GTMO Detainees [05] —- (Two Refused to Leave, Now They Can’t)
126 == Afghan Taliban [01] —- (Five Freed GTMO Detainees Join Taliban)
127 == Syria [01] —- (Russia Alleges U.S. Attempted Drone Attack on Their Syrian Base)
128 == Syria [02] —- (DoD Pushing Back Hard Against Russian Drone Attack Claims)
129 == Korean War End [02] —- (Panmunjom Demilitarization Effort)
130 == F-16 Mishap —- (Belgian Air Force Mechanic Opens Fire by Mistake)
131 == Federal Deficit FY 2018 —- (Largest Since 2012 | $779B)
131 == Social Security Number [02] —- (Digital Update Needed)
132 == Newspaper Shut Downs —- (The United States Has Lost Almost 1,800 since 2004)
133 == Car Blunders —- (7 That Could Cost Drivers This Winter)
134 == USAF Captain SoCalGas Lawsuit —- ($46 Million Settlement Reached)
135 == Interesting Photos —- (Mount Rushmore Prototype)
135 == Have You Heard? —- (Prescription | The Old Rancher | Poker Pair)

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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