RAO Bulletin Update 15 August 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == DoD Deploy or Out Policy [03] —- (Non-Deployable Airmen Drop from 7% to 5%)
05 == Trump Afghanistan Strategy [03] —- (All Troops Out by 2020 Election)
07 == DoD Lawsuit ~ Nissan Repossession Policy —- Cash Settlement For Troops Impacted)
07 == DoD Pharmacy Program [01] —- (Concern Over U.S. Reliance on China)
08 == SECDEF [19] —- (New Secretary & Deputy Secretary Confirmations)
10 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2019)
14 == POW/MIA [77] —- (WWII Remains Return to U.S. in Repatriation Ceremony)
15 == POW/MIA [78] —- (25 More Missing Service Members Identified from 55 Cases of Remains)
15 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2019 | Sixteen)
VA
18 == VA Mission Act [12] —- (5,000 Urgent Care Providers On Board – 2000 More to Go)
19 == VA NVDA Program [01] —- (Volunteer Vets Making Sure No Veteran Dies Alone)
20 == Fisher House Expansion [22] —- (Omaha Nebraska Facility Underway)
20 == VA Emergency Care [01] —- ($53 Million in Claims Wrongfully Denied)
21 == VA Nursing Home [15] —- (GAO Report Notes Upcoming CNH Availability Concerns)
22 == PTSD [253] —- (Million Veteran Program Sheds Light on PTSD Genes)
23 == VA Same Day Appointment —- (Program Needs Performance Measures)
24 == VASRD [02] —- (Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders & Nutritional Deficiencies Updated)
24 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 AUG 2019)
VETS
25 == Vet Earnings —- (Study Reveals Higher than Non-Vets Receive)
26 == Vet CRC Program [01] —- (California Villa Facility Shortcomings Revealed)
26 == Vet Unemployment [20] —- (0.1% Increase in July to 3.4%)
27 == Honor Guards [01] —- (Vet Groups Declining Membership Impact on Availability)
28 == SBP DIC Offset [61] —- (Advocates Push to Keep Repeal in NDAA)
29 == IRS Kiddie Tax [03] —- (Gold Star Families Unfairly Taxed on Benefits)
30 == Retiree Court Martial —- (New Legal Opinion Says it is Unconstitutional)
32 == Veterans FAQ —- (Why Was I Only Given 6 Months of Back Pay?)
32 == Veterans FAQ —- (Will I be Compensated for ALL of the Time I Waited for the VA Decision?)
33 == Veterans FAQ —- (Why Must I Prove AO Exposure at Fort Polk?)
34 == WWII Vets 201 —- (Luciano Graziano | Last Living Witness to Germany’s Surrender)
35 == WWII Vets 202 —- (James Thomas Lingg | Retired CWO2’s Service)
36 == Obit: Dorothy Eleanor Olsen —- (23 JUL 2019 | WWII WASP Pilot)
38 == Obit: N. Grigsby —- (16 Apr 1890 | Dying Protest)
38 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 16 AUG 2019)
39 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 16 AUG 2019)
39 == Vet State Benefits —- (Montana 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
40 == American Legion [06] —- (S.504/H.R.1641 LEGION Act Signed Into Law)
40 == VA Suicide Prevention [57] —- (H.R.100 | Vet Overmedication and Suicide Prevention Act)
41 == GI Bill [291] —- (H.R.4162 | GI Bill Planning Act of 2019)
42 == VA Reserve/Guard Benefits —- (H.R.4183 | Identifying Barriers and Best Practices Study Act)
MILITARY
43 == Navy Drug Policy —- (Sailors Told to Tamp Out any CBD, Hemp Use)
44 == USMC Casualties —- (Scott A. Koppenhafer | KIA Marine Raider Gunnery Sgt)
46 == USS Gerald A. Ford [15] —- (Navy ‘Arrogance’ On USS Ford ‘Oughta Be Criminal’)
47 == Air Force Retention [02] —- (Indefinite Enlistments under Consideration)
48 == Army Recruiting [13] —- (Recruiter Recruits Wife)
48 == Military Insomnia —- (How DoD is Hoping to Curb It)
50 == B-1 Bomber [04] —- (Only 10% Fully Mission Capable)
50 == Army Jungle Combat Boots —- (Two Types Available for Purchase)
51 == Military Eating —- (Food Causes Stress For Women Veterans)
53 == Military MREs [03] —- (New Tech Zaps Rations into a Third Their Normal Size)
54 == Military Mail —- (U.S. International Mail Treaty Withdrawal APO-FPO Impact)
55 == Navy Minesweeper Fleet —- (Ships are Too Old and Broken to Do the Job)
59 == USS John S. McCain [10] —- (New Report Blames Big Navy for Fatal Collision)
60 == USS John S. McCain [11] —- (Newer Technology Isn’t Always Better)
61 == Air Force Pay —- (Software Giltch Now Fixed | Money to be Included in Next Pay Period)
61 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘CO’ thru ‘Compartment’)
MILITARY HISTORY
62 == WWII Rationing [01] —- (Food & Clothing)
64 == Treaty of Versailles —- (Flawed From the Start and Never Adequately Enforced)
65 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 31 AUG)
66 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Douglas A-20 Havoc)
66 == Black Watch Snipers —- (A Canadian Battalion’s WWII Story)
67 == Citroën Sabotage —- (Screwing With Nazis in a Genuinely Clever and Subtle Way)
67 == Circle of Heroes Memorial —- (Gulf of Mexico off Dunedin Beach, FL)
68 == C-Rats —- (Fueled Troops During and After World War II)
69 == Post WWII Photos —- (Aachen, Germany School Registration)
69 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [36] —- (Reserved)
69 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (James R. Hendrix | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
71 == TRICARE Back to School Services —- (It’s Time to Look Ahead)
72 == Organ Donors [01] —- (Kidney | A Donor’s Experience)
73 == Trump Pharmacy Proposal —- (Would Let US Import Cheaper Prescription Drugs)
74 == Prescription Drug Cost [35] —- (How Democratic Candidates Want to Limit Drug Prices)
74 == Tick-Borne Diseases [01] —- (Senate Committee Drug Pricing Reforms Unveiled)
76 == PTSD Detection [01] —- (Study Discloses Genetic Links)
76 == Insomnia [03] —- (Treating the Cause | Behavioral Treatment works Best)
77 == Period Problems —- (How Do You Know if Yours is Causing Problems that it Shouldn’t?)
79 == Varicose Veins [02] —- (What to Do About Bulging Veins)
80 == Blood Pressure [08] —- (Age Related Brain Damage Link)
81 == TRICARE Terminal Policy —- (Military Kids Can Now Receive Both Treatment and Hospice)
82 == Liver Disease [03] —- (The Forgotten Organ)
82 == Cancer Q&A —- (190801 thru 190815)
83 == TRICARE Podcast 513 —- (Mosquito Borne Illnesses – Avoiding Bug Bites – Tick Bites /Lyme Disease)
85 == TRICARE Podcast 514 —- (Back-to-School Advice | DEERS Registration for Children)
FINANCES
86 == TRICARE Rates —- (2020 Changes Announced)
87 == Debt Collection [14] —- (FDCPA Rules Need Updating to Protect Military Community)
88 == Tariff Impact —- (Things You Might Buy Before Tariffs Make Them More Expensive)
89 == Investment Decisions —- (Do Not Make Based Solely on Celebrity Endorsements)
90 == Gasoline Taxes —- (Rates as of July 2019)
91 == Money Moves [03] —- (7 Everyone Must Make After Retiring)
93 == Water Conservation [01] —- (Bad Habits that are Running Up your Water Bill)
94 == Return Policies —- (15 Stores to Consider)
97 == Social Security Q & A —- (190801 thru 190815)
98 == Military Retirement Pay [09] —- (Indiana State Income Tax)
98 == Airline Alert Scam —- (Traveling This Summer? New Phishing Emails Look like Alerts)
99 == Job Scams 3 —- (Military Spouses, Vets Targeted on Mystery Shopper Scam)
101 == Retiree Finances [02] —- (Ways in Which They Waste their Savings)
192 == Tax Burden for Oklahoma Retired Vets —- (As of AUG 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
103 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 August 2019)
104 == Afghan Manning Levels [05] —- (42,000 Troops Lost in Crackdown on ‘Ghost Soldiers’)
106 == Aircraft Carriers [02] —- (Why China Can’t Target U.S. Carriers)
108 == DPRK Cyberattacks [01] —- (North Korea Took in $2 Billion to Fund Weapons Program)
109 == Russia —- (Best Way to Deal with It — Wait for It to Implode)
110 == Mosquitos [06] —- (Zapping from the Inside Out | Genetic Modification)
111 == Car Theft [01] —- (Ones Most Likely to be Stolen)
112 == Bug Byte Tips —- (Avoiding)
113 == Motivational Quotes —- (On the Humorous Side – 01)
114 == Interesting Ideas —- (Sheet Storage)
114 == Memories —- (Portable Pocket Radios)
115 == One Word Essays —- (Fruitful)
115 == Have You Heard? —- (My Thoughts | Pet Store Monkey | Trump Tax Records)

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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