RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == NDAA 2020 [01] —- (HASC Draft | Pay Raise, More Troops, & Medical Job Cuts)
05 == NDAA 2020 [02] —- (HASC Draft | Carrier Fleet Reduction & New Ships)
06 == NDAA 2020 [03] —- (HASC Draft | U.S. Air Force’s B-1B Lancer Fleet)
07 == NDAA 2020 [04] —- (HASC Draft |Troop Eggs/Sperm Freezing & Postpartum Deployments)
08 == NDAA 2020 [05] —- (HASC Draft | Defense Contracting Abuses/MarkUps)
09 == NDAA 2020 [06] —- (HASC Draft | Space Force Approved)
09 == NDAA 2020 [07] —- (House and Senate Versions Compared)
10 == U.S. Space Command [02] —- (Nominee Says Space No Longer A ‘Peaceful, Benign Domain’)
11 == SGLI/VGLI [18] —- (Premiums Decreasing)
12 == DOD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2019)
13== POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2019 | Thirteen)
VA
16 == VA Secretary [87] —- (Fact Check Inaccuracies in a Recent News Article)
17 == VA Mission Act [08] —- (New Health Care Options Launched)
18 == VA Mission Act [09] —- (Finding a Provider | Making Appointments | Getting Care)
20 == VA Mission Act [10] —- (Veteran Community Care – Urgent Care Fact Sheet)
23 == VA Blue Water Claims [70] —- (DOJ Decides Not to Appeal Benefit Decision)
24 == VA Blue Water Claims [71] —- (Senate Signs and Forwards Bill to Trump)
25 == VA Claims Backlog [161] —- (Blue Water Claim Anticipated Impact)
26 == VA EHR [16] —- (VA Says Update on Track but Lawmakers are Skeptical)
27 == VA Arthritis Care [01] —- (New Technique under Study Takes Drugs Directly to Joints)
27 == VA Smoking Policy —- (New Smoke Free Facilities Rule Effective 1 OCT)
28 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2019)
29 == VAMC Bay Pines FL [04] —- (Why Swastika Floor Tiles)
VETS
30 == Saving Private Ryan —- (Brothers That Inspired the Movie | True Story)
31 == Borinqueneers Monument —- (Vandalized)
32 == Arlington National Cemetery [81] —- (Wait Times | Currently Up to 49 Weeks)
32 == Vet Lawsuit | Kenneth Hagel —- (Discriminated Against Because Of Military Service)
33 == Homeless Vets [95] —- (Advocates Worry That the Public Will Forget About Them)
34 == Marijuana [03] —- (Disabled Vet Denied VA Loan Over His Marijuana Dispensary Job)
34 == Bikini Marine —- (Former Sgt. Shannon Ihrke)
35 == Vet Unemployment [19] —- (2.8 Percent for May 2019)
36 == Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell [15] —- (Presidential Hopeful Plan to Restore Vet Benefits)
36 == Eternal Patrol Memorial Reef —- (Turning Our Submarine Tragedies into Living Memorials)
38 == Vet Jobs [243] —- (Potential Job Interview Questions | Be Prepared)
39== Vet Jobs [244] —- (DOT under 21 Truck Driver Pilot Program for Vets
41 == Veterans FAQ —- (Can I Get Service-Connected For Facial Scar?)
41 == Veterans FAQ —- (Can I Get Portable O2 Concentrator?)
41 == Veterans FAQ —- (Am I Eligible for Benefits?)
42 == Fisher House Expansion [21] —- (Greater Cleveland House Opens)
43 == Obit: Melvin Kennedy —- (22 May 2019 | Pearl Harbor Survivor)
44 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 15 JUN 2019)
44 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 JUN 2019)
45 == Vet State Benefits —- (Maine 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
46 == Veterans Bill of Rights —- (11 States Is Planning To Introduce in Their Legislatures)
47 == Vet Service Dogs [25] —- (H.R.3103 | PAWS Act)
48 == VA Medical Malpractice —- (H.R.___ | VA Medical Care & Liability Improvement Act)
MILITARY
48 == USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) [01] —- (92% Complete)
50 == USS Gerald A. Ford [13] —- (Elevator & Propulsion System Concerns)
50 == USAF Officer Program [01] —- (Promotion Category Revision Plan)
52 == Weapon Capabilities —- (Army’s Next Infantry Weapon Could Have Facial-Recognition)
53 == Navy Drug Testing —- (Expanded for Synthetic Opioids Effective Immediately)
54 == Navy Flags —- (Why the Union Jack is Back and Here to Stay)
54 == Amputations —- (On the Decline | Will Doctors Forget How to Perform them?)
55 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Bulldog’ thru ‘By and Large’)
56 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (USS Fort Worth (LCS-3)
MILITARY HISTORY
57 == D-Day Memories [03] —- (DNA Test Uncovers D-Day Love Story 75 Years Later)
59 == D-Day Memories [04] —- (Still Linger For These D-Day Survivors)
61 == Black Troops on D-Day —- (Fighting Germans and Jim Crow)
63 == Truth About D-Day —- (How Ernie Pyle Saw It)
63 == WWI Gallipoli Campaign —- (Its Most Successful Operation Was the Evacuation)
64 == WWII Americans Sentiments —- (What Gallup Found on 2 Issues)
65 == WWII Service Records —- (How to Find Your Family Member’s)
66 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 30 JUN)
66 == Post WWII Photos —- (Post-War TV Sales)
67 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Oil Leaks)
67 == War Memorials —- (Bastogne, Belgium)
68 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [32] —- (Witchcraft)
68 == Medal of Honor Citations — (William D. Hawkins | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
70 == Hospital Quality of Care [01] —- (How Does Yours Rank)
70 == Medicare Coverage [03] —- (What is NOT Covered)
72 == Diabetes [19] —- (Trial Finds Vitamin D ‘Does Not’ Prevent Type 2 in People at High Risk)
73 == Prescription Drug Zolgensma —- (Cost | $2.1 Million for One Time Treatment)
74 == Prescription Drug Costs [32] —- (Study Shows No End in Sight to Rising Prices)
75 == Counterfeit Medicine —- (Estimated 97% of Websites Selling Medicine Online are Not Legitimate)
76 == Medicare Fraud [138] —- (Disclosures 01-15 JUN 2019)
77 == Medicare Part D [37] —- (Specialty Drugs Nearly 2 Times Higher than Under Medicaid)
78 == Bursitis —- (Take Care of Your Joint Cushions)
79 == Osteoporosis [02] —- (In Aging | Protect Your Bones with Exercise)
80 == Nursing Homes [17] —- (Senate Report Identifies Worst in U.S. by State)
82 == Men’s Health Tips —- (Improve Your Odds of Surviving With these Nine)
83 == Overlooked Veteran Disabilities —- (Top 10)
84 == TRICARE Podcast 504 —- (TRICARE Young Adult – Skin Cancer – Coordinating Care Overseas)
85 == TRICARE Podcast 505 —- (Men’s Health Month – June TRICARE Webinar – Traveling Overseas)
FINANCES
87 == Beer Taxes —- (How High Are They in Your State)
87 == Vacations Deals —- (Military Only Treasures)
89 == Property Tax [02] —- (Methods to Freeze or Lower It)
80 == Social Security Q & A —- (190601 thru 190615)
91 == P2P Payment App Scam —- (Scammers Increasingly Turning to Them)
92 == Blackmail Scam —- (Army CIC Notes Resurgence Using Fake CACs)
93 == Mortgage Closing Scam —- (How to Protect Yourself and Your Closing Funds
94 == Credit Reports [09] —- (Those Allowed to Looks at Yours)
05 == Tax Burden for New Mexico Retired Vets —- (As of JUN 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
97 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 June 2019)
99 == USCIS Manila Field Office Closure —- (May 31, 2019 | Alternate Procedures)
100 == Federal Agency Ratings —- (Postal Service Highest | VA Lowest)
101 == Philippine Islamic Extremism [01] —- (US to Launch New Program to Fight It)
102 == China’s Space Program [01] —- (1st Successful at Sea Rocket Launch)
102 == Counterfeit Goods Industry —- (What goods are counterfeited?)
103 == WWII Poll —- (Was US Right to Fight in It?)
105 == Trump Military Service —- (None | 5 Deferments during Vietnam War)
105 == Smoking [06] —- (Age Hike Good for the Military | A Step Worth Taking)
106 == Iran Tensions [03] —- (Tankers Attacked off the Coast of Iran)
107 == Secrets of Flying (4) —- (What You May Not Know)
108 == Windex —- (21 Practical and Some Unusual Uses)
110 == Memories —- (Inflight Airplane Meals 1958)
110 == Interesting Ideas —- (Stripped Screw Removal)
111 == One Word Essays —- (Whimsy)
111 == Have You Heard? —- (Beer Can Vasectomy | Have You Heard? | Roger Dangefield)

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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