RAO Bulletin Update 01 May 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Transgender Troops [23] —- (Medical Association Blasts Military’s Transgender Policy)
05 == Feres Doctrine [13] —- (Congressional Hearing on DOD Malpractice Rules Change)
06 == Cyber Defense [03] —- (Cyberattack on Japan could be Regarded as an “Armed Attack”)
07 == Nuclear Weapons [03] —- (Trump Stops U.S. Stockpile Size Disclosures)
08 == Commissary Alcohol Sales [02] —- (No Decision on Which Stores Will Sell Next)
09 == Commissary/Exchange Merger [04] —- (Scrutiny of Merger Proposal Requested)
09 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 APR 2019)
10 == Selective Service System [29] —- (The Case for Keeping Military Draft Registration)
12 == Background Investigations —- (Responsibility Shift from OPM to DOD’s DCSA)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 30 APR 2019 | Ten)
VA
14 == VA Appeals Status Tracker —- (How to check the Status of Your Claim)
16 == VA Disability Review —- (Frequently Requested to Check Severity of Disabilities)
17 == VA Women Vet Programs [38] —- (Text Messaging Call Center | 855-829-6636)
17 == VA EHR [15] —- (Senators Move to Ramp Up Oversight of VA’s $16B Project)
18 == VA Privatization [17] —- (Latest Battleground for Congressional Rising Stars)
19 == VA Privatization [18] —- (If it Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix it)
19 == VA Vet Choice [84] —- (Program Eligibility Mileage Change)
21 == VA Women Vet Programs [37] —- (What’s Available at Your VAMC)
22 == VA Infertility Services [01] —- (VA Can Help Veterans and Their Families)
23 == VA Individual Unemployability [07] —- (What It is in Plain, Understandable English.)
24 == VA Whistleblowers [57] —- (New VA Protection Office under Investigation for Retaliation)
27 == VA 3D Printing [01] —- (VA Looks to Create Artificial Organs, Even Bones)
28 == PTSD [250] —- (Prolonged Exposure vs. Coping Skills Therapy Use)
29 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 APR 2019)
30 == VA Blue Water Claims [69] —- (Supreme Court Grants 30-Day Denial Extension)
30 == VAMC Indianapolis IN [02] —- (Why No One Was Fired After Foot Amputation Error)
VETS
32 == Veterans in Politics Program —- (For Veteran Eyeing a Run for Office)
33 == U.S. Census 2020 —- (Veteran Status Question)
33 == GI Bill [283] —- (VES Study | How Schools Utilize Taxpayer Money Received)
34 == Veterans FAQ —- (Could My Lesions be From Exposure to Agent Orange?)
35 == Veterans FAQ —- (Why Isn’t My IU Application on record with VA?)
36 == Veterans FAQ —- (How Can I Prove Drill Sargent Beatings Caused My Medical Problems?)
37 == WWI Vets —- (Eddie Rickenbacker | America’s Flying Ace)
38 == WWII Vets 191 —- (Arthur Joseph Holmes | Bronze Star Recipient)
39 == USCGC Tampa —- (WWI’s Greatest Combat Loss by the U.S. Naval Forces)
41 == Obit: Richard Lugar —- (28 APR 2019 | Navy Officer & 36 Year U.S. Senator)
43 == Obit: Robert Graham —- (12 APR 2019 | WW2 Guadalcanal & Bougainville Vet)
43 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 1 MAY 2019)
44 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 1 MAY 2019)
44 == Vet State Benefits —- (Massachusetts 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
45 == Agent Orange Diseases [05] —- (H.R.2200 | Keeping Our Promise Act)
46 == DIC [11] —- (S.1047 | DIC Improvement Act)
46 == Tricare Reserve Select [16] —- (H.R.613/S.164 | TRS Improvement Act)
47 == Vet Suicide [31] —- (H.R.2333 | Support for Suicide Prevention Coordinators Act)
48 == Vet Suicide [32] —- (H.R.2340 | Fight Veterans Suicide Act)
49 == MOH Awards [11] —- (H.R.___/S.___ | World War I Medals Review Act)
50 == Gold Star Families —- (Senate Compromise Would Extend Free College Tuition in New York)
MILITARY
51 == Transition Assistance Program [08] —- (Changes Coming to TAP this Fall)
52 == Military Recruiting [13] —- (Do US High Schools Bar Military Recruiters?)
53 == UFO Reporting —- (Navy Drafting New Guidelines)
54 == Military Draft [02] —- (Trump Appeals Ruling That Male Only is Unconstitutional)
55 == Night Vision [01] —- (ENVG-B | One of the Most Advanced Optics Available Being Deployed)
56 == Army Promotions —- (Way For Senior NCO Promotions Completely Revamped)
58 == USCG China Mission —- (U.S. Using Coast Guard to Help Counter China)
59 == Base Housing [11] —- (New Registry and Hotline Aims to Address Housing Woes)
61 == CBD Products —- (Military Users Risk Testing Positive for Illegal Drug Use)
62 == USMC Perris Island [01] —- (956 Day Recruit Becomes a Marine)
63 == Toxic Exposure | Kirtland AFB —- (Jet Fuel Seeping Into the Ground for Decades)
63 == RC Transgender Troops —- (3 More States to Allow Them to Serve)
64 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (Boot Topping thru Break (the)
65 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (USS Port Royal (CG-73)
MILITARY HISTORY
66 == Go For Broke Day —- (Japanese-American Army Unit is the Reason We Celebrate it Nationally)
67 == WW2 Operation Vengeance —- (Coordinated Effort to Kill Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto)
67 == Vietnam War Radiomen —- (Life Expectancy)
68 == General Henri Giraud —- (Escaped the Germans in Both World Wars)
70 == Post WWII Photos —- (General Charles de Gaulle Visits Lorient France)
71 == War Memorials —- (Shrine of Remembrance)
71 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Little Friend)
71 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [29] —- (Big Time Operator)
72 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 MAY)
72 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Louis James Hauge | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
73 == Health Care Cost [02] —- (Americans Report Great Angst Over Healthcare Costs)
75 == PTSD Detection —- (Voice Analysis Software | 89% Accurate)
76 == Medicare Freebies —- (Seniors, Don’t Overlook these Six)
77 == Heart Disease [05] —- (People with Stress Disorders like PTSD are at Higher Risk)
78 == Bed Sores [01] —- (Researchers Working on 3D Method to Aid Treatment)
79 == Ticks [02] —- (Season Has Begun)
79 == Boils & Carbuncles —- (Recognition and Treatment)
81 == TRICARE after Retirement —- (Must Enroll Within 365 Days)
82 == Family Addition —- (What You Need to Do for TRICARE Coverage)
83 == Prescription Drug Costs [29] —- (S.64 | Prohibit Delaying Generic Drug Market Entry)
84 == TRICARE Podcast 498 —- (Freedom Quitline – Military Kids Connect)
84 == TRICARE Podcast 499 —- (MilConnect & BWE – Activating? – Coverage After Retirement)
FINANCES
86 == IRS 2019 Filing Season —- (7 Ways Your Taxes Will Change in 2020)
87 == IRS Kiddie Tax —- (A Disaster for Some Gold Star Families)
90 == Rent or Own —- (13 Cities Where Renting Is Cheaper Than Buying)
92 == Social Security Q & A —- (190415 thru 190430)
93 == Hotel Fees —- (Tips for Avoiding Ridiculous Ones)
94 == Hidden Cable Fees —- (Let’s End Those Sneaky Fees!)
95 == Use Tax —- (Legal Obligation and Civic Duty to Pay)
95 == Genetic Testing Scam —- (How it Works)
96 == Global Entry Scam —- (Misleading Lookalike Websites)
96 == Notre Dame Cathedral Scam —- (Watch for Phony Crowdfunding)
97 == Tax Burden for Nebraska Retired Vets —- (As of APR 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
99 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 30 APR 2019)
100 == Afghan Manning Levels [04] —- (Afghanistan’s Hired Guns)
102 == Grandchildren —- (Things They Will Never Understand)
104 == Women’s Hall of Fame —- (Vote Fails to Keep Jane Fonda from Being Inducted)
105 == Afghan Withdrawal —- (Poll | Veterans, Military Families Want Out)
106 == South China Sea [03] —- (Vietnam vs. China Islet Development)
107 == GoFundMe Scam [02] —- (Female Accomplish Pleads Guilty | Will Serve 4 years)
108 == California Unclaimed Property —- ($9.3 Billion Waiting to be Claimed)
109 == Iran Revolutionary Guard —- (US Terrorism Label Takes Effect)
110 == Fort Trump —- (Poland Nearing a Deal for New In Country U.S. Base)
111 == U.S. African OPS —- (The U.S. Footprint in Africa)
112 == U.S. African OPS [01] —- (Operations Conducted to Date)
115 == Memories —- (Hoover Dam 1936)
116 == Immigrants —- (Foreign Born Residents by State in America)
116 == Secrets of Flying (1) —- (What You May Not Know)
118 == DPRK Russia Relations —- (Kim Jong Un’s Upcoming Summit Objectives)
119 == U.S. Sanctions | Iran [02] —- (Bill Labels all U.S. Military Forces as Terrorist)
120 == Interesting Inventions —- (Charges + Window Stickies)
121 == One Word Essays —- (Accomplishment)
122 == Have You Heard? —- (Husband & Wives | Then (1945) & Now (2016)

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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