RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == SBP DIC Offset [60] —- (Fight for Widows Tax Repeal Turns to the House)
05 == NDAA 2020 [12] —- (HASC Adds Widow’s Tax, Malpractice Lawsuits, & Afghan Visa Issues)
07 == NDAA 2020 [13] —- (Trump Threatens Veto if House Cuts Stand)
08 == NDAA 2020 [14] —- (House Includes Naming Amendment)
08== NDAA 2020 [15] —- (House Includes Amendment to Reverse Trump’s Transgender Ban)
09 == NDAA 2020 [16] —- (House Republican 11th Hour Bid for 4% Pay Raise Fizzles)
10 == NDAA 2020 [17] —- (House Passes Their $733 Billion Defense Policy Bill H.R.2500)
11 == NDAA 2020 [18] —- (What the House Vote Says | The Next Step)
12 == DoD Burn Pits —- (No Plans to Stop Using Them)
14 == Purple Heart Award [03] —- (What It Is and Why It Is Awarded)
15 == DoD Medical Billets [01] —- (Officials Keeping Quiet on Plan to Cut 18,000 Billets)
15 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUL 2019)
17 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUL 2019 | Ten)
VA
20 == PTSD [252] —- (Root Cause Research Project)
20 == VA Home Loan Funding Fee [02] —- (Disabled Vet Refund Schedule Pending)
21 == VA Independent Living Program [03] —- (Did You Know?)
22 == VA Income Limits —- (Calculating Income for Benefit’s Eligibility)
23 == VA Religious & Spiritual Symbols —- (Policy Overhaul to Protect Religious Liberty)
23 == VA Cancer Policy [04] —- (Atomic Vets)
24 == VA Urgent Care —- (Private Sector Benefit Suggestion)
25 == VA Agent Orange Claims [09] —- (VA’s Plan to Provide Benefits to Those Eligible)
26 == VA Blue Water Claims [73] —- (Wilkie Orders Pending Claim Stay until JAN 1 2020)
27 == VA Home Loan [67] —- (Starting Jan. 1, 2020 Cap Limit Will be Removed)
27 == VAMC Kansas City [01] —- (Wrongful Death Lawsuit)
VETS
28 == GI Bill [288] —- (Disabled Vet Student Loan Forgiveness Effort Advances)
29 == GI Bill [289] —- (Cap on Benefit Transfer Option to Dependents Moved to JAN 2020)
30 == Vet IVF Benefit —- (In Vitro Fertilization Is Being Hobbled By Anti-Abortion Forces)
31 == Vet Suicide [35] —- (Insomnia Impact)
33 == Vet Charity Watch [66] —- (Put Vets First! Organization Disbanded)
34 == Vet Q&A —- (What is the best way to locate veterans you served with?)
36 == Vet Poll —- (Views on Iraq/Afghanistan Wars & Syria Involvement)
37 == PTSD Treatment | SGB [01] —- (MOH Recipient Dakota Meyer Fundraising Campaign)
38 == WWII Vets 197 —- (Pete DuPre | U.S Women’s National Team Supporter)
39 == Did You Know? —- (FL Driver License | UHL Youth Support | VA Housebound Support)
39 == Vet Jobs [246] —- (10 Most Common Interview Questions)
41 == Vet Jobs [247] —- (How to Write a Career Summary)
42 == Obit: H. Ross Perot —- (9 Jul 2019 | Texas Billionaire and Navy Veteran)
44 == Obit: Joseph Iscovitz —- (9 JUL 2019 | 103 Year Old Pearl Harbor Survivor)
45 == Obit: Rip Torn —- (9 JUL 2019 | Korean War Vet & Actor)
47 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 16 JUL 2019)
47 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 16 JUL 2019)
48 == Vet State Benefits —- (Missouri | 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
48 == Toxic Exposure Documentation —- (H.R.2617 | OATH Act)
49 == Vet Student Loans [07] —- (H.R.___/S.2049 | FREED Vets Act for Disabled Vets)
50 == Medicare for All —- (H.R.1384/S.1129 | Medicare for All Act of 2019
51 == VA SAH [10] —- (H.R.3504/S.2022 | SAH Improvement Act of 2019)
52 == Vet Housing [15] —- (H.R.1988/S.1749 | Protecting Affordable Mortgages for Vets Act)
52 == Vet Suicide [34] —- (S.___ | Speed Act)
MILITARY
52 == Military Immigrant Enlistment [06] —- (New Policies Could Result in Deportations)
54 == Military Justice | Gallagher [01] —- (Sentenced for Posing With Dead Detainee)
55 == Military Justice | Bergdahl —- (Appeal Case Opened based on Trump’s Negative Comments)
56 == Relicensing Fee Reimbursement —- (All Military Spouses Can Now Apply)
57 == Dietary Guidelines —- (Mandatory Keto Diet May Enhance Military Performance)
59 == USS Gerald A. Ford [14] —- (Inop Elevators a Black Eye for the Navy)
60 == Submarine Incident —- (Russian Navy Deep-Sea Submersible Fire Kills 14)
61 == USCG Academy —- (Unwanted Sexual Contact Reports Up)
62 == USS Stethem —- (DDG-63 Returning Stateside After 14-Year Deployment with 7th Fleet)
63 == Army Recruiting [11] —- (Recruits Can Get $40K Bonuses for Going Infantry)
64 == Army Recruiting [12] —- (Would Lowering the Age Fix Military’s Recruiting Worries?)
65 == Pennsylvania National Guard —- (New Dependent Education Benefit State Law)
66 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘CBDR’ thru ‘CHOP’)
67 == Military Life —- (Understanding Common Traditions and Customs)
68 == Military Consumers [01] —- (4 Tips to Find Businesses You Can Trust)
MILITARY HISTORY
69 == Battle of Kursk —- (Facts About the Battle and Its Outcome)
71 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 31 JUL)
71 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Recovered Jap Nakajima B5N)
71 == Pacific Coast Garrison Monument —- (Dedicated on Memorial Day 1897)
72 == Post WWII Photos —- (Munchengdbach Cathedral Stands)
73 == Battle of the Coral Sea —- (First Significant Clash between Aircraft Carrier Forces in History)
73 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [34] —- (Peace on Earth)
73 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Shizuya Hayashi | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
75 == Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Lawsuit —- (44 States | Scheme to Inflate Generic Drug Prices)
76 == TFL Enrollment [01] —- (18 JUL Webinar Will Answer All Your Questions)
76 == Medicare for All [01] —- (Eliminating Private Insurance | Differing Opinions)
78 == Opioid Addiction [06] —- (Risk Factors | Incarceration &Falling Incomes)
70 == Eye Shingles —- (All 50+ Adults Need Shingles Vaccine Shingrix)
80 == Parkinson’s Disease [04] —- (Symptoms, Outlook, & Treatment)
82 == Cancer Q&A —- (190701 thru 190715)
84 == Varicoceles —- (Scrotum Varicose Veins | Prevalence & Treatment)
85 == Thyroid Disease [02] —- (RAI Treatment Study Reveals Death Risk from Cancer)
86 == PTSD Treatment | iTBS —- (Study Found it Helped Ease PTSD Symptoms)
87 == TRICARE Podcast 509 —- (Water Safety)
88 == TRICARE Podcast 510 —- (TRICARE Facebook Event – Disaster Plan – Traveling Overseas)
FINANCES
89 == Amusement Park Military Discounts —- (2019 Offers)
91 == VA Home Loan Lies —- (7 Sneaky Ones)
92 == Career Jobs [01] —- (10 U.S. Fields that Are Disappearing the Fastest)
94 == Vapor Taxes —- (How High Are They in Your State)
95 == Social Security Q & A —- (190701 thru 190715)
96 == Tech Support Scam 3 —- (Fools with Phony Caller ID)
97 == Package Delivery Scam —- (Phony Unable to Deliver Messages)
97 == Appliance Repair Scam —- (Fridge Broken? Be Careful When Calling For Repairs)
98 == Tax Burden for New York Retired Vets —- (As of JUL 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
100 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 July 2019)
101 == Trump July 4th Airshow —- (Watch the Aircraft that Flew)
103 == Iran Tensions [05] —- (Israel Making Intervention Preps if Clash Occurs)
103 == Retirement Location —- (Signs You Did Not Make the Right Decision)
105 == Retirement Planning (20) —- (Average Annual Expenses)
106 == Robocalls —- (BBB Tip: How to Spot and Stop Robocalls)
107 == French Navy —- (1st Barracuda-Class Nuclear Sub Launched)
108 == National External Debt —- (Countries With the Most)
109 == Memories —- (McDonald’s Menu 1970’s)
109 == Vaseline —- (9 Everyday Problems You Can Solve With It)
111== Car Selling —- (Suggestions on How to Get Top Dollar)
112 == Interesting Idea —- (Stop Cables From Falling Behind Desk!)
112 == One Word Essays —- (Caring)
112 == Have You Heard? —- (Coal Miners | God’s Aging Plan | Keep Those Grey Cells Active – 01)

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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