RAO Bulletin Update 15 May 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) [01] —- (Trump Cancels Decommission Plan)
05 == China’s Island Building [04] —- (USN Conducts 7th Freedom-of-Navigation Operation)
06 == Feres Doctrine [14] —- (Applies to Things Other than Medical Malpractice Lawsuits)
08 == DoD/VA EHR [05] —- (Terrible Progress on Meshing the Records)
09 == DOD MyCAA —- (Spouse Tuition Assistance Program Users on the Decline)
10 == NDAA 2020 —- (Overseas Contingency Operations and Border Wall Concerns)
11 == USCG Commandant —- (Talks Domestic Challenges and Threats in the Arctic)
13 == USMC Climate Change Concerns —- (Long-Term Flood Projections Nationwide)
13 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 MAY 2019)
14 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 APR 2019 | Seven)
VA
16 == VA Medical Marijuana [62] —- (VA Opposes Bills Broadening Medical Marijuana Access)
17 == Veteran ID Card [18] —- (204,230 Veterans Have Applied for the Card)
17 == VA Medical Center Supplies —- (Systemic Problems Nationwide Could Lead to Shortages)
18 == VA Unions [06] —- (Wilke Proposes Drastic Cut to Federally Funded Union Time}
19 == VA Community Care [07] —- (Are you a 30-minute drive from your nearest VAMC facility?)
19 == VA Bible Policy [01] —- (Manchester VA Hospital Display Dispute)
21 == Non-VA Facility Care [05] —- (Loophole Leaves Veterans Liable For ER Bills)
22 == Agent Orange [01] —- (Some Vietnam Veterans are Just Now Experiencing the Effects)
23 == VA User Addresses —- (Is Yours Correct?)
24 == VA Nursing Home [14] —- (WWII Vet Fatally Injured in Des Moines)
27 == VA Unpaid Approved Claims —- (Vet Awaits $40K from VA as Sheriff’s Sale Looms on Property)
VETS
28 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [66] —- (Help Urged For Vets Sickened by Burn Pits)
29 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [67] —- (Texas to Create a Statewide Registry)
30 == Vet Dental Care [01] —- (Aspen Dental | Free Care 8 JUN)
30 == Vet Jobs [240] —- (Unemployment Rate a Record Low of 1.7 Percent in April)
31 == Homeless Vets [94] —- (Income Assistance Programs for Veterans)
31 == USERRA [21] —- (USPS Ordered to Reinstate National Guardsman after 14-YRS)
32 == Vet Weight [01] —- (78% of Veterans are Considered to be Overweight or Obese)
33 == Veterans FAQ —- (Dental Care for 100% Rated Vets?)
33 == Veterans FAQ —- (Is retroactive disability or disability out of the question?)
34 == Veterans FAQ —- (Am I going to get compensated or not?)
35 == WWII Vets 192 —- (Vernon Foster | French Legion of Honor Recipient)
36 == WWII Vets 193 —- (Donald Keller | French Legion of Honor Recipient)
37 == WWII Allied Vets —- (These Canadians Would be Legends, if People Knew their Stories)
40 == D-Day Memories [01] —- (One by One they Fade as War’s Witnesses Die)
42 == Obit: John Dudley Crouchley —- (JUN 1944 | WWII Aviator)
43 == Obit: Tristan Laue —- (4 MAY 2019 | Married Five Hours)
43 == Obit: Granville Coggs —- (6 MAY 2019 | A Tuskegee Airman)
44 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 15 MAY 2019)
45 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 MAY 2019)
45 == Vet State Benefits —- (Michigan 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
46 == Feres Doctrine [15] —- (H.R.2244 | Military Medical Accountability Act of 2019)
47 == Reserve DD-214 —- (S.____ | Reserve Component DD-214 Act)
48 == Military Spouse Employment [06] —- (H.R.___/S.___ | Portable Certification of Spouses Act)
49 == Vet Toxic Exposure Legislation [09] —- (H.R.___ | OATH Act)
49 == IRS Kiddie Tax [01] —- (H.R.2481 | Gold Star Family Tax Relief Act)
50 == SSA Benefit Increase —- (H.R.860 | Social Security 2100 Act)
51 == VA Healing/Recovery Programs —- (H.R 2435 | Accelerating Veterans Recovery Outdoors Act)
51 == House Vet Bill Progress —- (01 thru 15 May 2019)
MILITARY
53 == Military Border Missions —- (Unknown When or If Will End)
54 == Army Racism Lawsuit —- (Significant Settlement Reached | Racist/Sexist Command Climate
55 == Navy Fleet Size [17] —- (Navy’s Top Officer Wants You to Stop Counting His Ships)
56 == USAF Officer Program —- (Accelerated Commissioning for SNCOs)
56 == Military Base Water —- (Shanahan Says Safe to Drink Tap Water at 401 Sites in Question)
57 == Military Depots —- (GAO Reports More than Half in Poor Condition)
58 == Military Sexual Assault [06] —- (38% Increase | Shanahan Calls For Reforms)
60 == Military Sexual Assault [07] —- (DoD to Make Sexual Harassment a Crime)
61 == Trump Pardons [01] —- (Soldier Convicted of Killing an Iraqi Prisoner in 2008)
62 == USMC Theft Rings —- (Five NC Marines Stole, Pawned, and Sold Equipage for 2-yrs)
63 == USMC Tropical Boots —- (New Ones May Be Available By Late 2019)
64 == Military USVs —- (Unmanned Surface Vessel Weaponized Prototype)
65 == Weapon Cemeteries —- (Deadly Gases May be Starting to Leak from WWI & WW2 Sites)
66 == Base Housing [12] — (Private Companies Set up Complex Systems to Escape Accountability)
67 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (Breakaway thru Bug Out)
68 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (Stereguschiy 530)
MILITARY HISTORY
69 == WWI Thomas Crisp —- (Posthumous Recipient of the Victoria Cross)
71 == VE Day 1945 —- (The Celebration Heard ’Round the World)
75 == Japan’s Carrier Shinano —- (Deployment and Sinking of Japan’s Top Secret Ship)
75 == Virginia Hall —- (One of the Most Important American WWII Spies)
77 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 31 MAY)
78 == Post WWII Photos —- (Super Transport Ship with Returning Vets)
78 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Battle T Trainer)
79 == War Memorials —- (Jatiyo Smriti Soudho)
79 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [30] —- (Hardships)
80 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (John D. Hawk | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
81 == VA-CMS Prescription Agreement —- (Greatly Improves Drug Safety Monitoring)
82 == Military Health System [02] —- (18,000 Medical Positions to be Eliminated)
83 == TRICARE Claim Reversal —- (Approval Withdrawn | Billed $46k after Surgery)
84 == Diabetes [16] —- (Patient Readmission Rate 40% Higher after Discharge)
84 == Mouth Microbes —- (The Helpful and the Harmful)
85 == Synesthesia —- (Mingling Senses)
86 == Middle Ear Infection —- (Recognition and Treatment)
88 == Mosquitos —- (Inexpensive Ways to Send the Hungry Pests Packing)
89 == Brain Aneurysm —- (Recognition and Treatment)
91 == Prescription Drug Costs [30] —- (The Money and Politics)
93 == Canada/Mexico Prescription Drugs [02] —- (FL Taking First Step to Allow Sales)
93 == Moving With TRICARE [01] —- (Impact on Your Benefit)
94 == TRICARE Podcast 500 —- (New Child Stateside – Registering Child in DEERS – New Child Overseas)
96 == TRICARE Podcast 501 —- (Moving w/TRICARE – Mental Health Awareness Month – Plan Finder)
FINANCES
97 == Car Insurance [20] —- (What It Costs to Insure America’s Favorite Cars)
98 == Surviving Spouses [01] —- (What Financial Mess Will You Leave Them?)
98 == Tax Rates by State —- (Comparisons for Retirement)
99 == SBP DIC Offset [56] —- (Time to Eliminate | 60 Senate Cosponsors Now On Board)
99 == Social Security Q & A —- (190501 thru 190515)
100 == Debit Cards [02] —- (Times You Should Not Use One)
101 == Regretful Purchases —- (20 that Most Buyers Tend to be Unhappy With in Time)
103 == Medical Equipment Scam —- (Back Brace | Targets Seniors)
104 == Free Trial Scam —- (Consumers Pay Shipping for Nonexistent Products)
105 == One Ring Scam —- (Get a One-Ring Call? Don’t Call Back)
105 == Tax Burden for New Hampshire Retired Vets —- (As of May 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
107 == Notes of Interest —- (1 thru 15 May 2019)
108 == Clark Air Base —- (RP Turning to China to ‘Build, Build, Build’)
110 == China’s Carrier Program —- (1st Full Sized Carrier under Construction)
112 == Iran Tensions —- (Carrier Sent to Middle East after Indications of Planned Attack on US Forces)
113 == Iran Tensions [01] —- (Israel’s Perspective on Current Threat Levels)
115 == Arctic Encroachment —- (Secretary of State Pompeo Issues Warning to China, Russia)
115 == Arctic Encroachment [01] —- (Arctic Now America’s ‘First Line of Defense’)
117 == GTMO Prison [13] —- (Is it Becoming a Nursing Home for Its Aging Terror Suspects)
119 == China’s Concentration Camps —- (1M Plus Muslims Have Been Sent to Reeducation Sites)
120 == China’s Power Projection —- (DOD Report on Chinese Military)
122 == Taiwan-China Dispute [06] —- (China Laying Groundwork for War)
123 == Secrets of Flying (2) —- (What You May Not Know)
124 == Saudi Arabia Military Support —- (Senate Fails to Override Trump Veto on Yemen)
126 == Memories —- (Hoover Dam)
126== Interesting Inventions —- (Calendar Ring)
127 == One Word Essays —- (Relating)
127 == Have You Heard? —- (Missing Wife | Unintentionally Funny | Survivors of the 30’s thru 70’s

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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