RAO Bulletin Update 01 October 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == NDAA 2020 [21] —- (OCT 1 Timeline Not Likely)
05 == NDAA 2020 [22] —- (Military Coalition Letter to Congress)
06== Air Force Standing —- (Eroding Air Superiority Advantage)
06 == Trump Border Wall [02] —- (Pentagon | $2.5B in Contracts Finalized)
07 == Afghan War —- (How Americans Are Split Over Whether It Was a Mistake)
08 == Arlington National Cemetery [82] —- (New Burial Eligibility Criteria Proposed)
09 == DOD Pain Rating [02] —- (New Scale for Assessing Patients’ Misery)
10 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2019 | Fourteen)
VA
12 == VA National Suicide Prevention Report —- (2019 Report Released)
13 == VA Flu Shots [06] —- (Two Options to Get Your Shot)
14 == VA Debt [07] —- (Collection Systems Leave Vets Confused, Frustrated)
15 == VA Rating Decisions —- (Initial, Deferred, & Confirmed and Continued)
16 == VA Disability Ratings [04] — (Protected)
16 == VA Hospital Harassments/Assaults —- (Troubling Series Occurring at VA Facilities)
18 == VA Reexamination Notice —- (How the VA Can Reduce Disability Benefits)
19 == VA Caregiver Program [58] —- (Support Services Offered to Caregivers)
20 == VA Caregiver Program [59] —- (Bogged Down by Bad Data, IT Issues, GAO Finds)
21 == VA Caregiver Program [60] —- (Expanded to All vice Just Post 911 Vets)
22 == Emergency Medical Bill Claims [06] —- (How Will VA Comply w/Court Decision)
23 == VA Telehealth Program [01] —- (Delivering Benefits to Veterans w/Tablet Devices)
24 == VA Transparency [02] —- (Wilkie Accuses Lawmaker of Misleading Public over Office Eviction)
25 == VA Nursing Homes [16] —- (Nationwide Ratings System Review Pending)
26 == VA Blue Water Claims [75] —- (Advocates Demand White House Speed up Timeline)
27== VA Agent Orange Claims [10] —- (Orange Letter Writing Campaign)
27 == POW/MIA Displays [05] —- (VAMC Manchester POW Bible Display Lawsuit)
29 == VA Manila OPC —- (Policy Changes)
30 == VAMC Columbia SC [02] —- (Eric Walker Medical Malpractice Lawsuit)
31 == VAMC Salisbury [03] —- (Wide-Awake Hand Surgery)
32 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2019)
VETS
33 == GA Vet Home [04] Eagle’s Nest Community Living Center Ant Infestation
34 == Vet Suicide [38] —- (VA Stats of 20 a Day Clarified)
35 == Vet Jobs [252] —- (Veterans Curation Program Now Hiring)
36 == Vet Online Troll Alert —- (Targeting the Military and Veterans Community)
37 == Vet Fraud & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2019)
38 == Vets For Trump —- (Facebook Page Hijacked by Macedonians)
42 == Veterans FAQs —- (Can I File a VA Claim for my Adult Children?)
43 == Veterans FAQs —- (Do I still receive a VA ID card when I turn 66?)
44 == Veterans FAQs —- (Can I qualify for Kidney Disease Due to AO-Related Diabetes?)
44 == WWI Vets 07 —- (Theodore Roosevelt | Oldest Man at D-Day)
45 == WWII Vets 205 —- (Melva Dolan Simon | 102 Year Old WAVE)
47 == Korean War Vets —- (Regina Schiffman)
48 == Opioid Addiction [07] —- (Study | Afghan/Iraq Post 911 Vet Epidemic)
49 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 01 OCT 2019)
49 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 01 OCT 2019)
50 == State Veteran’s Benefits—- (Ohio 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
50 == Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy —- (H.R.4370/S.2504 | TBI and PTSD Treatment Act)
51 == WWII Merchant Marines [01] —- HR.550/S.133 | Merchant Mariners of WWII Congressional Gold Medal Act
MILITARY
52 == B-21 Stealth Bombers [02] —- (Air Force is Committed to Boasting 386 Squadrons)
53 == Navy Fleet Readiness [01] —- (Taking Steps to Complete Planned Repairs on Time)
54 == Credit Monitoring [03] —- (Services Expanded to All Active Duty Troops)
55 == HIV Discharge Lawsuit —- (Irrational and Outdated Policies Alleged)
56 == Army Readiness [01] —- (Transition Team Report)
57 == Army Reserve Enlistment [01] —- (Leaked Document Revelation)
58 == KC-46 Pegasus Tankers [01] —- (Cascade of Problems Delaying Delivery)
59 == Navy Aerial Refueling DroneMQ-25 Stingray 1st Test Flight
60 == E-cigarettes [02] —- (Most Exchanges to Remove by 1 OCT)
61== Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Crush Depth’ thru ‘Deadlight’)
MILITARY HISTORY
62 == Battleship Roma Sinking —- (Dawn of the Age of Precision Guided Munitions)
64 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 OCT)
65 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Camo Cameo)
65 == WWII Memories —- (Women War Workers)
66 == Sinking of Junyo Maru —- (4,320 Men Lost When Torpedoed by British Submarine)
66 == Post WWII Photos —- (Chinese Communist Eighth Route Army Soldiers)
67 == Missouri National Veterans Memorial —- (Washington’s DC Sister Memoria)
68 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [39] —- (Fuddy Duddy)
68 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (William Henry | Civil War)
HEALTH CARE
70 == E-cigarettes [01] —- (Teen Use has Doubled Since 2017)
70 == Vaccines [01] —- (CDC Says You Need these 4 if You are Age 50+)
71 == Schizophrenia —- (A Chronic and Severe Mental Disorder)
73 == Heart & Circulation —- (Conditions That Impact Negatively on Each)
74 == Medicare Fraud [139] —- (Disclosures 16-30 SEP 2019)
75 == Pain 03 —- (Non-Opioid Relief Approaches)
78 == Blood Clots —- (What They Are and What Causes Them)
79 == Acupuncture [01] —- (Alternative Medicine for Pain Treatment)
80 == TRICARE Vision Benefits [04] —- (Make Vision Coverage Choices to Fit Your Needs)
81 == TRICARE Open Season —- (Begins 11 NOV | Time to Make Changes to Coverage)
82 == Posture —- (Lifestyle Tweaks to Implement with Age)
84 == Cholesterol [05] —- (Clearing the Confusion)
84 == Cancer Q&A —- (190916 thru 190930)
85 == TRICARE Podcast 519 —- (TRICARE Young Adult – Reporting Fraud – Coverage After Divorce)
87== TRICARE Podcast 520 —- (Ask Tricare Webinar – TRICARE Prime – TRICARE Dental/Medical Enrollment
FINANCES
88 == Pricing Tricks —- (7 That Make You Overspend)
89 == GI Bill [295] —- (Montgomery Bill FY 2020 Increases)
90 == Unemployment Benefits —- (Comparison of Weekly Amount and Duration by State)
90 == Safe Deposit Boxes —- (Banks Have No Responsibility for Contents)
91 == Social Security Taxation [13] —- (Ways to Avoid Taxes on Social Security Income)
92 == Seniors Tuition Free College —- (That Offer It)
94 == Braces —- (A Few Ways to Take a Bite Out of the Orthodontist’s Bill)
95 == Free Trial Offer Scam 2 —- (Scammers Clone Major News Sites to Mislead Buyers)
96== Social Media Ad Scam [05] —- (Proceeds to Charity Claim)
97 == Student Job Con Scam [01] —- (Email Impersonating Professors or University Departments)
98 == Home Buying [02] —- (Myths | 8 Common and Costly Ones)
99 == Money Advise —- (Six Tidbits That Could Make You Poorer)
100 == Tax Burden for Rhode Island Retired Vets —- (As of SEP 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
102 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 30 September 2019)
103 == Iran Tensions [07] —- (Attack on Saudi Arabia Oil Refinery)
104 == Iran Tensions [08] —- (Attack on Saudi Oil Site an Iranian ‘Act of War’)
106 == GTMO Prison [14] —- (Cost of Running It is $13 Million per Prisoner)
109 == Afghan War [01] —- (Nearly Nine in 10 Afghans Are Suffering)
110 == Scam Thwarting [01] —- (Do’s & Don’ts of Responding to Solicitations)
112 == Rape —- (First Sexual Experience of 3.3M American Women)
113 == Khrushchev UN Shoe Incident —- (No, He Never Banged His Shoe — Only His Watch)
114 == Terrorist’s Treatment [01] —- (Robert Hester | Kansas City Transportation Services)
116 == Memories —- (Drive In Movies)
116 == Have You Heard? —- (Military Humor 5 | Getting Older Insights | Work vs. Golf)

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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