RAO Bulletin Update 15 February 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == U.S. Philippine Bases [18] —- (New Facility Opened on Luzon)
05 == SECDEF [17] —- (Patrick Shanahan’s International Debut)
06 == Nuclear Launch Authority [01] —- (H.R.669/S.200 | No First Use Act)
07 == StratCom —- (A First Look inside New $1.3 Billion Headquarters)
09 == China’s Space Program —- (U.S. Military Warns of Their Argentina Space Station Threat)
11 == GTMO Prison [12] —- (Option of Last Resort for ISIS Detainees)
12 == DODDS No Touching Rule —- (New NBC Policy Questioned)
13 == PCS Moves [05] —- (Privatizing Household Goods Shipments)
15 == DoD/VA Health Care —- (Portions of Both Systems May Merge)
16 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 14 FEB 2019)
18 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 14 FEB 2019 | Seven)
20 == DoD Websites [01] —- (Watch Out for Fake Ones)
VA
20 == VA Access via ID.me —- (New Option Brings Virtual Identity Proofing to the VA)
22 == VA Blue Water Claims [64] —- (Court Ruling Fuels Renewed Effort for Bill)
23 == VA Blue Water Claims [65] —- (Now is the Time to File VA Form 21-0966)
23 == VA Disability Rating [02] —- (How To Increase Your Percentage)
25 == VA Disciplinary Actions [02] —- (Vet Indicted for Making Threats and Assault)
25 == VA Shadow Rulers —- (HVAC Investigation Launching on Trump’s Golf Buddies)
26 == VA Lawsuit | Caregiver Program —- (Laws & Regulations Not Followed by VA)
27 == VA 3D Printing —- (Use is Lowering Costs, and Reducing Surgery/Healing)
28 == Twilight Brigade —- (VA Evicting Group after 21 Years at the Bedsides of Dying Patients)
30 == VA Appeals [34] —- (Appeals Modernization Act Now In Effect)
31 == VA Health Care Access [64] —- (Fight over Privatization to Escalate)
33 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 14 FEB 2019)
VETS
34 == Vet Small Businesses —- (New Law Offers Surplus Equipment to Vet Entrepreneurs for Free)
35 == Concurrent Receipt Status 08 —- (Restore Full Retirement Pay to All Disabled Vets)
36 == Vet Suicide [23] —- (VA Parking Lot Trend)
36 == Toxic Exposure | Holloman AFB NM —- (Groundwater Discharge Permit Violated)
37 == Toxic Exposure | Wurtsmith AFB [03] —- (MDEQ on USAF Cleanup)
37 == WWII Vets 183 —- (Wilson Watson | The One-Man Regiment)
39 == Vet Unclaimed Remains —- (Killeen TX | 29 JAN 2019)
40 == Obit: Rosemary Mariner —- (31 JAN 2019 | One of 1st 8 Female USN Aviators)
41 == Obit: Ruth Wheeler —- (02 FEB 2019 | Longest-Tenured VA Volunteer)
42 == Vietnam Vets [34] —- (Sidney Shachnow | Legendary Special Forces Officer)
44 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 14 FEB 2019)
44 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 14 FEB 2019)
45 == State Veteran’s Benefits —- (Illinois 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
45 == Vet Benefit Fraud —- (H.R.450 | The Preventing Crimes Against Veterans Act of 2019)
46 == VA Child Care Subsidy [01] —- (H.R.840/S.91 | Veterans’ Access to Child Care Act)
46 == DoD/VA Concurrent Receipt [01] —- (H.R.303 | Retired Pay Restoration Act)
47 == Vet Deportations [25] —- (H.R.1078 | Repatriate Our Patriots Act)
MILITARY
48 == Navy Carrier Program [02] —- (Surface Ship Torpedo Defense System A Failure)
49 == SASC [03] —- (Admiral Pressed on Navy’s 2 Collisions)
50 == USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) (19) —- (Warning Signs Prior to the Collision)
52 == USMC Suicides —- (Reach Highest Level in a Decade)
52 == Army Drones [03] —- (Black Hornet | $40M Contract Awarded For More)
53 == ACTS Database —- (Expanded to Keep Tabs on all USAF Officer Ranks)
54 == Military Daycare —- (Critical Readiness Issue)
55 == Military Justice | Golstevin —- (2010 Taliban Bomb Maker’s Death Case)
56 == Military Justice | Gallagher —- (2017 Execution of Islamic State Prisoner)
57 == Military Justice | Forbes —- (Failure to Disclose HIV+ Status Ruled Sexual Assault)
58 == Russian Military Strength [02] —- (Filin | Makes Targets Hallucinate, Vomit)
59 == Navy LCS Program [04] —- ($1.4B Wasted on Excess Helicopter Purchase)
59 == Military Payday Lenders [04] —- (CFPB/DoD Financial Protections Lawsuit)
60 == 350 Ship Fleet [01] —- (Navy May Back Off and Look at New Options)
62 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (JDS Hyuga)
63 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (Baby Shit thru BAM)
MILITARY HISTORY
64 == USS Hornet (CV-8) —- (Wreck Discovered Off the Solomon Islands)
65 == The Battle of Dak —- (Airstrike Gone Terribly Wrong)
68 == Military Music —- (It’s A Long Way To Tipperary)
69 == U.S. Army & Prohibition —- (How The Army Was Impacted)
71 == USS Thresher Memorial [01] —- (Approved by Army for Arlington
72 == War Memorials —- (National World War II Memorial)
73 == Post WWII Photos —- (Expelled Germans Returning Home)
73 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Not A Total Loss)
73 == Military History Anniversaries —- (15 thru 29 FEB)
74 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [24] —- (Bronx Bomber)
74 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Harry R. Harr | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
75 == TRICARE Pharmacy Tiers —- (Fourth Tier Is Planned)
76 == Tricare/CHAMPUS Fraud [20] —- (Compound Drug Kickback Scheme)
77 == Heart Disease [04] —- (How Sleep Protects Against It)
78 == Implants —- (DARPA’s New Program to Create Bioelectonic Ones to Help Heal Wounds)
79 == Opioid Addiction [05] —- (MHS Prescription Drug Monitoring Program)
80 == Liver Disease [02] —- (Y-90 Radioembolization | Hepatitis C Tumor Treatment)
80 == Snow Shoveling —- (Ways to Clear Snow Safely Without Hurting Yourself)
81 == Dental Care [02] —- (How & When to Brush Children’s Teeth)
82 == Malaria Drugs [01] —- (Lariam | Impacted Vets Plead with Panel for Thorough Review)
83 == Heart Valves —- (Coping With Their Diseases)
86 == Cholesterol [04] —- (Control It to Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke)
87 == Stroke [10] —- (Prevention)
88 == Medicaid Fraud [97] —- (Disclosures 01-14 FEB 2019)
90 == TRICARE Podcast 487 —- (Preventing Winter Injuries – Cost Tool – Newborn/Adopted Children)
91 == TRICARE Podcast 488 —- (Dental Program – Dental Options Webinar – TRICARE.mil Web Tools)
FINANCES
92 == IRS Collection Policy [07] —– (What they Can do If You do Not File)
93 == Tax Refund [02] —- (How to Best Use It)
94 == Timeshares [02] —- (Buy New If At All)
95 == Social Security Q & A —- (190201 thru 190215)
95 == Social Media Sales Scam —- (How it Works)
96 == Government Agency Call Scams —- (BBB Sees More Phony Government Agency Calls)
97 == Medicare Telephone Scam 2 —- (Medicare Numbers)
97 == Tax Burden for Maine Retired Vets —- (As of FEB 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
90 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 14 FEB 2019)
100 == Trump Foreign Policy [04] —- (Great Nations Do Not Fight Endless Wars)
101 == INF Russian Treaty [01] —- (Talks Fail | Irreconcilable Differences)
103 == DPRK Missile Program [04] —- (Dispersing to Prevent “Decapitation” Strikes)
104 == How to Buy a Refrigerator —- (Step by Step Procedure)
105 == Iran Military Posture — (Result of Three 20th Century Invasions)
106 == Interesting Ideas —- (Bracelets)
107 == One Word Essays —- (Scary)
107 == Have You Heard? —- (Eating In The fifties | Paddy | Things You Learned From your Parents)

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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