RAO Bulletin Update 01 December 2018

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == DoD Audits [03] —- (First Ever Audit Results)
05 == PTSD [249] —- (Judge Allows Class-Action Lawsuit Over Discharges)
06 == Arlington National Cemetery [79] —- (Xmas Wreaths | Volunteers Needed)
07 == Transgender Lawsuits [11] —- (Trump Again Asks Supreme Court to Intervene)
08 == China’s Island Building [03] —- (Great Wall of SAMS Now Exists)
09 == China’s Pacific Expansion —- (U.S./Australia Counter at Manus Island)
10 == DoD Lawsuit | Bad Paper Discharges [01 —- (Federal Court Ruling | Proceed)
11 == U.S. Space Force [06] —- (Air Force Clarifies Their Cost Estimate Figures)
12 == U.S. Space Force [07] —- (More On Air Force Cost Estimate)
13 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 NOV 2018)
16 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 30 NOV 2018 | Nineteen)
VA
19 == VA Secretary [85] —- (Q&A With MOAA | 15 NOV 2018)
21 == VA BDD Program [02] —- (DoD to VA Transition | FY 2018 Improvements)
21 == VA Accountability [55] —- (4300 Workers Fired/Demoted/Suspended Under Trump)
22 == VA Blue Water Claims [55] —- (Procopio v. Wilke Could Make Previous Haas Ruling Invalid)
23 == ALS [14] —- (Many Vets with ALS Were Underpaid By VA in 2017)
24 == VA Nursing Homes [11] —- (The Truth about the Homes)
25 == Trump VA Accomplishments —- (VA secretary: President Trump Has Kept His Promises)
26 == VA Presumptive AO Diseases [26] —- (Hypertension Recommended)
27 == GI Bill [267] —- (House Hearing on Delayed/Wrong Housing Stipend Payments)
28 == GI Bill [268] —- (GI Bill Payments Fact Sheet on Current Delay)
30 == GI Bill [269] —- (Housing Payment Rates Update | Key Changes)
31 == VA Nursing Homes [10] —- (Brockton MA Patient Neglect)
33 == VA EHR (16) —- ($16B Project Already Has $350M Cost Overrun)
34 == VA Medical Marijuana [54] —- (PTSD Impact Study on Track | Results in 2019)
35 == VA Medical Marijuana [55] —- (Can Benefits Be Taken Away If You Test Positive?)
36 == VA Unions [05] —- (Official Time Elimination Lawsuit)
37 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 NOV 2018)
40 == VAMC Washington DC [12] —- (ER Expansion Needed to Meet Increased Volume)
41 == VA HCS San Diego [01] —- (Dangerous Human Research Alleged)
VETS
42 == Vet Student Loan [04] —- (Many Disabled Vets Eligible for Loan Forgiveness)
43 == Vet Student Loans [05] —- (Lack of Info, Fear Causing Thousands of Vets To Default)
45 == Vet Drunk Driving —- (Up Nearly 60% Since 2014)
46 == Veterans in Congress [10] —- (116th Congress Will Seat 95)
47 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Water [16] —- (Cannon AFB Update)
48 == PTSD Vet Stereotyping —- (Debunking Trump’s Insinuation about Vet Gunman)
49 == SNAP [07] —- (Proposed House Bill Cuts Could Impact Vets)
50 == Purple Hearts Reunited [02] —- (600 Returned Over Last Six Years)
51 == WWI Vets 03 —- (Pvt. Clifford T. Ryan)
52 == WWII Vets [177] —- (Jim Leavelle | Dallas Police Detective)
54 == WWII Vets [178] —- (Donald L. Seesenguth | Bomber Pilot)
54 == War on Terrorism Memorial [02] —- (Making Progress)
55 == USS Thresher Memorial —- (Arlington National Cemetery Memorial Project)
56 == Battle Born Memorial —- (Vandalized Three Days after Dedication)
57 == Vet Toxic Exposure | Palomares Spain [02] —- (VA Lawsuit A Step Closer)
58 == POW/MIA [119] —- (WWII B-24 Liberator Pilot Remains Identified & Repatriated)
59 == POW/MIA [120] —- (Army Sgt. Eugene G. McBride’s Return Home)
60 == Obit: Ray Chavez —- (16 NOV 2018 | Oldest Pearl Harbor Vet at 106)
61 == Obit: Oliva Hooker —- (21 NOV 2018 | 1st Coast Guard Black Woman)
63 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 1 DEC 2018)
63 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 1 DEC 2018)
64 == State Veteran’s Benefits —- (Florida 2018)
VET LEGISLATION
64 == GI Bill [266] —- (S.0000 | Veteran Education and Transfer Extension Act)
MILITARY
65 == Army Deploy-Or-Out Policy [01] —- (New Policy Rules Released)
66 == USS Zumwalt [09] —- (Close to Losing 155mm Guns)
68 == Nuclear Weapons Arsenal [04] —- (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty)
68== ALTA Balloon Program —- (Overcoming Position Shifting by Wind)
69 == Military JSC Salary —- (Trump Suggests It Should be Increased)
70 == DPRK~US War [06] —- (Bomber Missions Suspended)
71 == Army Medical Readiness —- (84.7% of Generals Deployable | Up From 80% in 2016)
72 == Submarine Maintenance —- (GAO Reports $1.5B Idle Time Cost Over Last Decade)
73 == Submarine Batteries —- (Korean Lithium-Ion Batteries Could Double Operational Time)
74 == War On Terror —- (Price Tag Will Likely Top $6 Trillion Next Year)
75 == Medicaid Family Care [02] —- (Cutback Impact on Military Families)
76 == Army Grooming & Dress [01] —- (New Army Greens)
77 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (A.F.R.T.S thru Aldis)
78 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (INS Makar (J-31)
MILITARY HISTORY
79 == Bells of Balangiga [02] —- (Officially Returned to their Philippine Origin)
80 == Project Medication —- (CIA Truth Serum Use)
82 == Navy 1st Carrier Takeoff —- (Civilian Eugene Ely’s Flight 108 Years Ago)
83 == Manila Massacred —- (Remembering One of the Pacific War’s Nastiest Battles)
84 == Norden Bombsight Development —- (Mary Babnik Brown’s Contribution)
86 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Nose Gunner)
86 == Post WWII Photos —- (Hitler’s Former Retreat at Berchtesgaden, Germany)
86 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 30 NOV)
87 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [19] —- (Coconut Queen)
87== Medal of Honor Citations —- (Pierpont M Hamilton | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
89 == TRICARE Pharmacy Policy [27] —- (Weight Loss Drugs Now Authorized)
90 == Skin Cancer —- (Non-Melanoma)
92 == Medicare Advantage [09] —- (Places Where It Now Costs $7,000+ a Year)
93 == Aging [04] —- (Health Problems That Strike After Age 50)
94 == Prescription Drug Costs [13] —- (Prospects for Lower Cost Legislation Looking Up)
96 == Prescription Drug Costs [14] —- (Pfizer to Raise Prices on 41 Drugs in JAN 2019)
96 == Prescription Drug Costs [15] —- (Government Role In Regulating Drug Prices)
97 == Prescription Drug Costs [16] —- (Trump’s Latest Proposal to Reduce Costs)
99 == Flu Shots [12] —- (Where to Obtain Free or at Reduced Cost)
100 == PTSD Treatment | Meditation —- (DoD Experiment Results)
101 == Croup —- (Symptoms & Treatment)
102 == TRICARE Podcast 476 —- (TRICARE Open Season Q&A)
103 == TRICARE Podcast 477 —- (Open Season Enrollment & Options)
FINANCES
104 == Retirement Plan Contribution Limits —- (2019 Changes)
105 == Tax Changes 2018 —- (Itemized Deductions, Exemptions, & Child/Dependent Credits)
106 == Tax Changes 2018 [01] —- (Deductible Interest)
107 == Home Renting [01] —- (Reasons You Should Rent One in Retirement)
108 == Supermarkets [01] —- (Tricks of the Trade to Make You Spend More)
109 == SSIA [05] —- (1 JAN Increase to $318 Monthly)
109 == Social Security Q & A —- (181116 thru 181130)
110 == Military Targeted Scam —- (Riskiest for the Military Community)
112 == Credit Score Scam —- (How It works)
113 == Sweepstakes Scam [01] —- (Publishers Clearing House)
113 == Tax Burden for Maryland Retired Vets —- (As of NOV 2018)
GENERAL INTEREST
116 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 30 NOV 2018)
117 == Iranian Navy [02] —- (Submarine Fleet Growing)
118 == Drones | Aerial [05] —- (Ion Engines Power Silent Drone Into First Solid State Flight)
119 == China’s Offensive Capability [05] —- (3rd Carrier Announced)
119 == Japan Wartime Brothels —- (Smoldering Dispute with Korea Revived)
121 == Jordon Lawsuit —- (Fathers of 3 Troops Killed File Suit)
123 == Car Smell Fixes —- (Seven to Make it Smell Swell)
124 == Household Tips [05] —- (Baking Soda Uses)
126 == Retiree Moving [01] —- (Great Reasons Not To)
127 == Solar Storms —- (AUG 1972 Event Exploded Sea Mines)
128 == Housecleaning Tips —- (12 That Will Save You Time and Money)
130 == One Word Essays —- (Awe)
130 == Interesting Ideas —- (Bookshelf)
131 == Military Word Find Game —- (Veteran Disabilities)
131 == Have You Heard? —- (Subtle Truths | Snake Model | Prostitutes)

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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