RAO Bulletin Update 01 June 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Military Investigative Policy —- (Tracking Device Found in Navy Email to Navy Times)
05 == WikiLeaks Investigation —- (Chelsea Manning Ordered Back to Jail)
06 == U.S. Space Force [13] —- (HAC Will Not Support DoD’s Funding Request)
08 == SOCOM —- (Where Special Forces Fit in the National Defense Strategy)
09 == Military Abortions —- (Out of Reach for Some Due to Increasing Restrictions/Bans by States)
10 == Commissary User Savings [05] —- (Up with More Initiatives in the Works)
12 == DoD DNA Policy —- (How to Obtain or Destroy)
12 == Military Records/DD-214 [06] —- (“Emergency” Requests and Deadlines)
13 == DOD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 May 2019)
16 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 31 May 2019 | Three)
VA
17 == VA Mental Health Care [39] —- (Other-than-honorable Discharged Vet’s Availability)
18 == VA Caregiver Program [56] —- (Falling Enrollment in Program Raises Concerns)
19 == GI Bill [284] —- (Disabled Vet Student Loan Forgiveness)
20 == White House VA Hotline [03] —- (94% of the Total Cases Created have Been Resolved)
21 == VA Sexual Harassment —- (Lawmakers Press VA to do Better at Their Facilities)
21 == Traumatic Brain Injury [73] —- (Free Training Program Improves Memory)
22 == VA Transplant Program [05] —- (Hepatitis C Positive Kidney Use Option)
23 == VA Cemeteries [20] —- (May is for Memorial Day … and Mowing)
25 == VA MOVE! Program [04] —- (Vet Study Shows 41% are Obese and 37% are Overweight)
25 == VA Health Care Access [67] —- (New Interactive Map Gives Travel Data)
26 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 MAY 2019)
27 == VA Unpaid Funding Fee Refunds —- (Vets are Owed Money and they Don’t Even Know it)
29 == VAMC Hampton VA [07] —- (Urine Sample Prompts Evacuation)
VETS
30 == Remembrance Message —- (The Man Who Wasn’t There)
31 == SBP DIC Offset [57] —- (Is This the Year It Goes Away?)
32 == Feres Doctrine [15] —- (Military Exemption Legislation)
33 == Feres Doctrine [16] —- (Supreme Court Opts Not to Hear Challenge)
34 == Vet Housing [14] —- (Financial and Home-Ownership Counseling Availability)
35 == Profiles in Courage —- (Joe Ronnie Hooper | Vietnam MOH Vet)
36 == Vietnam Veterans Memorial [23] —- (Study Reveals Errors)
38 == Vet Jobs [241] —- (Walgreen’s HERO Program to Hire 5000 Vets over 5 Years)
39 == Vet Jobs [242] —- (Kraft Heinz)
39 == Vets Deaths [01] —- (TAPS Projects Cancer to be Top Killer by 2020
40 == D-Day Memories [02] —- (Virginia Town Remembers the High Price it Paid on D-Day)
41 == Veterans FAQ —- (How can I increase my 70% rating?)
42 == Veterans FAQ —- (How much of my disability pay should I be paying for child support?)
43 == Veterans FAQ —- (I need to get raised from 90 to 100% so I can get dental care.)
44 == Afghan Vets [08] —- (Martin Tye | Deadlift World Record Holder)
46 == Obit: Bob Maxwell —- (11 May 2019 | Nation’s Oldest Medal of Honor Recipient)
47 == Obit: Herman Wouk —- (4 MAY 2019 | Pulitzer Prize-winning Writer)
48== Obit: John Pinto —- (24 MAY 2019 | WWII Navajo Code Talker)
50 == Afghan U.S. Troops —- (A Young Afghan Concert Pianist Has a Message for US Troops)
51 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 1 JUN 2019)
51 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 1 JUN 2019)
52 == Vet State Benefits —- (Maryland 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
52 == Social Security Taxes [03] —- (H.R.860/ S.269 Would Raise Taxable Income Thresholds)
53 == House Vet Bill Progress —- (16 thru 31 May 2019)
MILITARY
54 == Ninja Bomb —- (A Bladed Anvil that Shreds Terrorists with No Risk of Collateral Damage)
55 == DoD Tuition Assistance [09] —- (Navy Cracking Down on Eligibility)
55 == Payday Loans [06] —- (Advocates Push for Resuming Lender Monitoring)
57 == Military Survivor Benefits [02] —- (Spouse | Q&A)
58 == Air Force Retention [01] —- (Enhancing Reserve/Active Duty Transition Option)
59 == Navy Retention —- (80% Annually Needed to Meet Growth Goals)
59 == Navy Child Care —- (On Base Infants and Toddlers Wait List Exceeds 9000)
61 == Navy Ship Defense —- (Betting the Farm on Using Lasers to Shoot Down Missiles)
63 == Smoking [05] —- (Military Exemption Not in Congressional Plan)
63 == Reserve Backpay —- (Soldiers Still Waiting for a Way to Petition the Army for Help)
64 == Reserve Advancement Quotas —- (FY 2020 Navy)
65 == Base Housing [13] —- (Latest Survey Shows Widespread Problems)
66 == GI Bill Transferability [06] —- (No Longer an Option after 16 Years of Service)
68 == Military Divorce Rate [01] —- (Slow Decade-long Decline | 3% in 2018)
68 == Grenades —- (Pike | Laser Guided 40mm Munition)
68 == Military Service Harmful Effects —- (U.S. Army’s Tweet Prompts Stories)
70 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (Bulkhead thru By and Large)
71 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (The Landing Helicopter Dock Dixmude)
MILITARY HISTORY
72 == Memorial Day —- (Some Things You May Not Know)
73 == Normandy —- (French Want to Keep Alive ‘Infinite Gratitude’ for D-Day)
75 == Poppy Story —- (National Poppy Day)
76 == Oradour-sur-Glane —- (Town and Everyone in It Destroyed by SS Soldiers)
77 == Battle of Stalingrad —- (Major Turning Point in the Second World War)
79 == Sunken Ship’s Oil —- (Recovery Effort on One of the 148 Petroleum Tankers Sunk in WWII)
80 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 JUN)
80 == Post WWII Photos —- (Post-War Prototypical Suburban Community)
80 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Unleash Hell)
81 == War Memorials —- (Monument for the defenders of Jerusalem in 1948)
81 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [31] —- (Flying Flit Gun)
81 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (William D. Hawkins | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
83 == Military Medicine —- (Impending Medical Personnel Reduction Impact)
84 == Diabetes [17] —- (Tanzeum Prescriptions no Longer Available)
84 == Diabetes [18] —- (New Telehealth Program)
85 == TRICARE Select [03] —- (Get to Know Your Plan)
86 == Hepatitis B —- (What You Need to Know)
86 == TRICARE SUD Care —- (Wide Range of Treatments Covered)
87 == Generic Drug Pricing [06] —- (Lawsuit | 8000% Price Increase in One Year)
88 == Prescription Drug Costs [31] —- (Some Increasing 10 Times the Rate of Inflation)
89 == Insulin [02] —- (Colorado’s New Law | $100 Monthly Cap)
89 == TRICARE Podcast 502 —- (TRICARE Publications Survey | Benefits of Flossing | TDP)
90 == TRICARE Podcast 503 —- (TRICARE Select – TRICARE Health Matters Newsletters)
FINANCES
91 == Estate & Inheritance Tax —- (Who is Subject to Being Taxed)
92 == Divorce [04] —- (Actions to Take ASAP if Asked for One)
93 == Retiree Finances [01] —- (Average Annual Expenditures)
94 == IRS Kiddie Tax [02] —- (Passed Senate | House to Vote on 23 MAY)
95== SSA Payments [01] —- (People Who Can’t Rely on Receiving Them)
96 == Social Security Q & A —- (190516 thru 190531)
97 == Turbo Tax Bait and Switch —- (Here’s a ‘Discount’ for Something that Should be Free)
99 == Rental Scam [02] —- (Don’t Be Fooled by Low Rents and Fake Photos)
100 == Phishing Email Scam —- (Fake Voicemail Messages)
100 == Memorial Day Scams —- (Watch Out for Military Scams)
101 == Dollar Value by State —- (New Data Figures)
102 == Movie Theater Chain Offers [01] —- (Cinemark $1 & AMC $4)
102 == Tax Burden for New Jersey Retired Vets —- (As of MAY 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
106 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 31 May 2019)
107 == Headstone Coins —- (Tradition Denoting Visits by Others Who Respected the Deceased)
108 == Space Traffic —- (Crash Potential is Growing | Who Can Help?)
110 == National Archives —- (Missing Items)
112 == Border Wall [12] —- ($22 Million GoFundMe Donation Use Concerns)
113 == Trump McCain Feud —- (Navy Directed to Keep Ship Out of Sight During Memorial Day Visit)
114 == American Taliban —- (John Lindh Released from Prison after Nearly Two Decades)
116 == Morse Code —- (175 Years and Counting)
117 == Most Dangerous Cars —- (Top Fourteen in America)
118 == Iran Tensions [02] —- (Iranian Guard Talks Tough, Says it Has No Fear of US)
119 == Secrets of Flying (3) —- (What You May Not Know)
120 == Electric Cars [01] —- (AAA Study Says Americans Aren’t Ready to Buy)
122 == Microwave Ovens [02] —- (How to Clean)
123 == Fixes for Everyday Items —- (Eleven That Could Save You Money)
125 == Memories —- (1942 Fruit Prices)
125 == Interesting Ideas —- (Electrical Cord Connections)
126 == One Word Essays —- (Perseverance)
127 == Have You Heard? —- (His daughter | Older than dirt | 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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