RAO Bulletin Update 01 July 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == NDAA 2020 [08] —- (HASC Draft | GI Bill Transfer Ban for Older Troops)
05 == NDAA 2020 [09] —- (HASC $733B Draft Advanced to Full House)
06 == NDAA 2020 [10] —- (Latest on TRICARE, Medical Billet Cuts, and More)
08 == NDAA 2020 [11] —- (Senate Passes S.1790 Setting Up Fight with House)
09 == Subic Bay Philippines [02] —- (Navy Eyes Shipyard in Philippines as R&M Facility)
10 == Transgender Troops [24] —- (Gallup Poll | 71% Support Serving in Military)
11 == DoD/VA EHR [06] —- (Making Records Compatible Is an Immense Challenge)
12 == Nuclear Weapons Arsenal [06] —- (Warheads 2019 vs. 2018)
13 == DOD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 JUN 2019)
13 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 30 JUN 2019 | Seven)
VA
15 == VA Suicide Prevention [54] —- (PREVENTS Task Force Launched)
16 == White House VA Hotline [04] —- (Growing in Size, Staff and Call Intake)
16 == VA Medical Marijuana [63] —- (HVAC in Agreement | VA Must Study Use)
17 == VA Medical Marijuana [64] —- (Doctor Recommendation Amendment Withdrawn)
18 == VA Lawsuit | Godsey v. Wilkie —- (Excessive Claim Appeal Wait Times)
19 == VA Facility Safety [03] —- (New Wheelchair Policy)
20 == VA Mission Act [11] —- (Top Questions Answered)
21 == VA Hearing Loss Fixes —- (Top Service-Connected Disability among Vets)
22 == VAMC Salisbury NC [02] —- (Unauthorized $2.3M Purchase)
23 == VAMC Washington DC [13] —- (Culture of Complacency)
24 == VA Whistleblowers [58] —- (Three Employees Claim VA Tried to Silence Them)
27 == VA Suicide Prevention [55] —- (New Depression Drug Endorsed | Spravato)
28 == VA Suicide Prevention [56] —- (Spravato Approval Declined for Widespread Coverage)
29 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 JUN 2019)
VETS
31 == TEAM Coalition —- (New | Represents Sick Troops/Vets Exposed to Environmental Hazards)
32 == Wounded Warrior Project [07] —- (Recommendation | Renew SAH Benefit Every Decade)
22 == Vet Suicide [33] —- (Three-digit, 911-Style Suicide Hotline Urged for Vets)
34 == PTSD [251] —- (Study Says Vets w/PTSD More Likely to Die from Suicide & Accidents)
35 == Fallen Soldier Donor Memorial —- (Honors Fallen Servicemembers Who Donated Organs)
36 == National WWI Museum & Memorial —- (Dedication Wall Defaced)
36 == Desert Storm Memorial [11] —- (Two Years, $32 Million to Go)
38 == Vet Lawsuit | Harold Cantrell —- (Assisted Living Facility Negligence Led to Vet’s Death)
38 == Bladensburg WWI Vet Memorial [08] —- (Supreme Court Ruling | Okay)
39 == GI Bill [286] —- (Small-Business Loan Option)
40 == Vet Senior Care —- (Soon to Be gone – From a Military Doctor)
41 == WWII Vets 194 —- (Grant Jiro Hirabayashi | Merrill’s Marauders Hall of Famer)
42 == WWII Vets 195 —- (Oscar Leonard | Pacific POW Survivor)
44 == WWII Vets 196 —- (William A. Bonsall | Atlantic POW Survivor)
45 == Vet Jobs Update 245 —- (Potential Job Interview Questions 2 | Be More Prepared)
46 == Veterans FAQ —- (Why Did the VA Downgrade My Rating?)
47 == Veterans FAQ —- (How Should I Proceed to Increase My Current Assigned Rating?)
47 == Obit: Robert Friend —- (21 June 2019 | 142 Combat Mission Tuskegee Airmen)
48 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 01 JUL 2019)
49 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 01 JUL 2019)
49 == Vet State Benefits —- (Minnesota 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
50 == VA Blue Water Claims [72] —- (H.R. 299 | Blue Water Navy Vietnam Vet Act of 2019)
51 == Vet Deportations [26] —- (S.1040, 1041, 1042 | Bills to Prevent Vet Deportations)
51 == VA Telehealth Program —- (H.R.3228 | Expand Vet Pool of Healthcare Providers)
52 == Vet Treatment Courts —- (H.R.886 | Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019)
53 == GI Bill [285] —- (H.R.3369 | Defending all Veterans in Education Act (DAVIE)
54 == Airport Security [06] —- (S.1881 | Veterans Expedited TSA Screening Safe Travel Act)
55 == PTSI Month/Day —- (H. Res. 455 | National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month/Day)
55 == Military Sexual Misconduct [02] —- (H.R.2388 | Harmony’s Law)
56 == Military Sexual Trauma [06] —- (H.R.1092 | Servicemember/Vet Empowerment Support Act of 2019)
57 == MOH Awards [11] —- (H.R.3467 | Remove the Stain Act)
MILITARY
58 == USS Minneapolis-St. Paul (LCS-21) —- (Launched 15 June)
59 == Feres Doctrine [17] —- (Defense Bill Amendment Would Allow Medical Claims)
60 == Madigan AMC —- ($12M Awarded in B.J.P. Medical Malpractice Claim Case)
61 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (HSV-2 Swift)
62 == GI Bill [256] —- (Cap on Benefit Transfer Option to Dependents Effective 12 JUN)
63 == Military Memorabilia —- (“We Will Prove Ourselves Men” Civil War Flag)
64 == USS Cherokee Nation —- (Next Rescue Ship Contract Awarded)
65 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘CAG’ thru ‘CAVU’)
MILITARY HISTORY
66 == B-17 Tragedy Over Berlin —- (Return Leg Collison | 15 of 20 Crewmembers Lost)
68 == WWII D-Day [01] —- (Germany’s Desperate Defense of Normandy)
69 == Wham Paymaster Robbery —- ($28,000 Army Payroll has Never Been Recovered)
69 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 JUL)
70 == Post WWII Photos —- (Hermann Goering’s Private Loot)
70 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Brush with Death)
71 == War Memorials —- (Brazil Monument to the dead of World War II)
71 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [33] —- (The Outlaw)
71 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Joe J. Hayashi | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
73 == PTSD Treatment | SGB —- (Stellate Ganglion Block Gives Positive Results)
74 == VA HIV Care [05] —- (All Vets Should be Tested at Least Once)
74 == TRICARE Nurse Advise Line [05] —- (Don’t Guess! 24/7 Access to a Nurse)
75 == Medical Cost Hardship —- (Survey | Common in the United States)
76 == Diabetes [20] —- (Study Finds 25% of U.S. Patients Ration Insulin)
77 == TRICARE Podcast 506 —- (ECHO – Reporting Fraud/Abuse – Children Moving to College)
78 == TRICARE Podcast 507 —- (Healthy Tips for Men – TRICARE Costs Tools – Sun Safety Tips)
80 == TRICARE Podcast 508 —- (DEERS – EOBs – MHS Nurse Advice Line)
FINANCES
81 == Senior Discounts [07] —- (10 Retailers That Give Discounts to Older Shoppers)
82 == VA Loan Limits —- (2019 Cap of $484,350 Removed w/H.R.299 Signed into Law)
82 == Credit Monitoring [02] —- (New Rules for Military Free Service)
83 == SBP DIC Offset [58] —- (CBO Cost Estimate to Eliminate)
84 == SBP DIC Offset [59] —- (Proposed NDAA Senate Amendment to Eliminate Fails
85 == Medicare Coverage [04] —- (SSA Processing Error Impacts 250,000 Seniors)
86 == Spirit Taxes —- (How High Are They in Your State)
87 == Social Security Q & A —- (190616 thru 190630)
88 == Job Scam 2 —- (New Twist)
89 == Online Plane Ticket Scam —- (Scammers Pretending to be Online Airline Ticket Brokers)
89 == WhatsApp Scam —- (Scammers Turn to a New Platform)
90 == Tax Burden for Nevada Retired Vets —- (As of JUN 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
91 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 30 June 2019)
93 == Congressional Term Limits —- (Countering Power Abuse or Counterproductive?)
94 == Iran Tensions [04] —- (Downed U.S. Drone Displayed as Trophy)
96 == Battleships for Sale —- (Four German Ones Scuttled 100 Years Ago)
96 == Driving BAC Limits —- (Japan and Now South Korea 0.03%)
97 == Appliances | America’s Most Reliable —- (New Rankings from Consumer Reports)
98 == China U.S. Trade —- (Meeting Chinese Made Product Demand)
99 == Secrets of Flying (5) —- (What You May Not Know)
100 == Toilets [01] —- (What You Should NOT Flush Down Them)
101 == Stains —- (Suggestions on How to Remove)
103 == Memories —- (Woodstock Opening Ceremony 1969)
103 == Interesting Inventions —- (Self Locking Bike)
104 == One Word Essays —- (Tenacity)
104 == Have You Heard? —- (Our Nation’s Debt | Aphorisms 2)

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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