RAO Bulletin Update 01 September 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Arlington National Cemetery [81} —- (Around 3,471 Open Requests for Burials Backlogged)
06 == Immigration Policy’s Vet Impact —- (DoD vs. VA Exemption Effort)
07 == U.S. Space Command [03] —- (SPACECOM Official Launch 29 AUG)
08 == DoD Missile Tests [02] —- (Tomahawk Land Attack Cruise Missile Hits Target)
10 == Afghan Peace Talks [03] —- (9th Round of Talks to Find Resolution to the Nearly 18-Year-Old War)
12 == DoD Caregiver Resource Directory [01] —- (2019 Edition Released)
12 == DoD Jobs —- (Rule May Change for Military Retirees)
13 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2019)
15 == TRICARE Survey —- (Confirms Cost, Access Contribute to Satisfaction)
15 == POW/MIA Displays [04] —- (VAMC Manchester POW Bible Display Lawsuit)
16 == USFHP [01] —- (TRICARE Prime Option in 6 U.S. Areas)
17 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2019 | Twenty-Two)
VA
20 == Agent Orange Diseases [06] —- (Where Are the Promised Additions?)
21 == VA Blue Water Claims [74] —- (Fight to Speed Blue Water Navy Benefit Claims)
22 == VA Research [04] —- (Undertaking Studies on Deployment Linked Digestive Woes)
23 == Reserve VA Counseling —- (Availability During Training or Drill Weekends)
23 == VA Budget FY 2021 —- (Wilkie Promises No Cuts in 2021 VA Request)
25 == Diabetes [21] —- (VA Finds Predictor Test for Vets at Risk)
25 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [69] —- (VA Opens Research Center for Related Illnesses)
26 == Shingles [11] —- (VA Availability of New Vaccine Improving)
27 == New York Vet Cemetery [03] —- ($23M Contract Awarded for Pembroke Project)
27 == VA Smoking Policy [02] —- (Extended to Include VA Employees)
28 == VA Home Loan Funding Fee [03] —- (Study Shows Hike Could Exclude 100K Vets)
28 == VA Suicide Prevention [58] —- (Trump Orders VA to Buy Controversial Antidepressant)
29 == VA Suicide Prevention [59] —- (Responding to 1700 Calls a Day)
30 == VA Suicide Prevention [60] —- (Rising Women Vet Rates Accredited to Sexual Trauma)
31 == VA EHR [18] —- ($16B Project Hits Major Snag)
33 == VA EHR [19] —- (OIG Reports VHA’s Document Scanning Backlog Puts Patients at Risk)
34 == VA S-DVI [01] —- (Life Insurance for Vets w/Disability Ratings)
35 == Veterans Legacy Memorial —- (Now Available to Locate Deceased Vet’s NCA Burial Sites)
35 == VAMC Clarksburg WV [01] —- (Patient Allegedly Died As a Result of Homicide)
36 == VA Disability Pay [01] —- (Bankruptcy Protection Law Signed)
37 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 AUG 2019)
VETS
39 == Air Force Retiree Activities Offices —- (Assistance for Retirees & Surviving Spouses)
39 == Army Medical Malpractice —- (Feres Impact on Retired Sgt. 1st Class Barbara Ospina)
41 == Vet Student Loans [08] —- (Trump Orders Easier Process to Forgive Disabled Vets’ Student Loans)
42 == Vet SSA Disability Benefits —- (Available Even with Active Duty or Receiving Military Pay)
43 == Vet Suicide [36] —- (FCC Green Lights Three-Digit Emergency Number | Possibly 988)
44 == GI Bill [292] —- Hybrid courses Now Eligible for Monthly Housing Allowance
45 == GI Bill [293] —- (STEM Scholarship Applications Being Accepted)
46 == Vet Jobs [251] —- (New Survey Reveals Businesses’ High Regard for Vets)
46 == Fighter Pilot Cancer Risk —- (Cockpit Radiation Cited | 16% Rise Since FY2000)
48 == Vet Deportations [27] —- (Tijuana’s Unified United States Deported Veterans Resource)
50 == Stolen Valor [116] —- (Vet Status Claimed to Obtain Lesser Sentence)
51 == Six Flags [01] —- (Free & Discounted Military Admission Rate Offers)
52 == Veterans FAQs —- (Can I qualify for AO disability compensation with my prostrate problems?
52 == WWII Vets 203 —- (Marjorie McKenney | Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class)
53 == WWII Vets 204 —- (Vito Monteleone | Last WWII VFW Post 9835 Member)
54 == Korean War Vets —- (Michael Caine)
55 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 1 SEP 2019)
55 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 1 SEP 2019)
56 == Vet State Benefits —- (North Carolina 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
57 == VA Preventive Health Care —- (S.1732/H.R.3932 | Vet Preventive Health Coverage Fairness Act)
57 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [68] —- (H.R.4137 | HOPE Act)
MILITARY
59 == Shipboard Defense —- (USMC Augmenting With their LAV-25’s)
59 == Cruise Missiles [01] —- (Nuclear Powered Ones are a Bad Idea)
61 == Military Remarriage —- (Impact on Spousal Benefit Concers)
62 == Military Child Citizenship —- (New Rules for Kids of U.S. Military, Workers Abroad)
63 == Military Border Missions [01] —- (Eligible for Armed Forces Service Medal)
64 == Military Pharmacies [01] —- (May Change List of Free OTC Medications)
65 == Military Child Caregivers —- (Sesame Street Initiative to Help Children Cope with Parent’s Military Service)
66 == Army Kits —- (Effort to Eliminate All AA Battery-Powered Weapons & Tactical Accessories)
67 == Army Recruiting [14] —- (Goal of having 68,000 new soldiers under contract by 30 SEP)
68 == Military Unmanned Ships —- (Possible Key for Indo-Pacific Region Corps Support)
69 == Navy SEALs —- (Back to Basics Directive Issued)
71 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Condition 1’ thru ‘Courtesy Flush’)
MILITARY HISTORY
72 == WWII Female Combatant Treatment —- (What Russian Female Soldiers Experienced)
73 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 SEP)
73 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Divine Service)
74 == WWII Memories —- (The Troops)
74 == Post WWII Photos —- (War Crimes Tokyo Tribunal Meeting)
75 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [37] —- (Salome!)
76 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (George F. Henrechon | Moro Rebellion, Philippines)
HEALTH CARE
76 == TRICARE Coverage w/OHI —- (OHI Gain or Loss Impact)
77== Sleep [11] —- (Having Trouble? View DAV Facebook for Help Sleeping)
78 == Longevity [01] —- (Research Suggests Optimistic People Live Longer)
79 == Pharmacy Shopping Abroad —- (What You Need to Know)
80 == Prostatitis [03] —- (Aquablation | Robot-guided Water Jet Treatment)
81 == TRICARE Disaster Preparedness —- (Hurricanes/Earthquakes/Tornados/Fires – Are You Prepared?)
82 == Ticks Update [03] —- (What they Are and How they Can be Removed)
83 == Hemophilia —- (Slow Blood Clotting)
85 == Canker Sores —- (No Treatment Available that Can Prevent them from Forming)
86 == Tinea Versicolor —- (Patches of Lighter or Darker Skin)
88 == Cancer Q&A —- (190816 thru 190831)
88 == Superfund Sites —- (Hazardous Waste Locations that Pose Risk to Vet’s Health)
89 == Contaminated Military Installations —- (Possible Source of What is Making Vets Sick)
89 == TRICARE Podcast 515 —- (Active Duty Separation – Using milConnect – Using OHI w/TRICARE)
91 == TRICARE Podcast 516 —- (Deactivating – Disaster Preparedness – Traveling w/TRICARE Dental)
FINANCES
92 == Social Security Claiming Age —- (Impact on Spouse)
93 == Cable/TV Packages —- (Why They Are More Expensive Than Ever)
94 == Credit Card Fraud 2019 —- (1M Stolen U.S. & South Korean Card’s Info Listed for Sale)
95 == Social Security Q & A —- (190816 thru 190831)

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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