RAO Bulletin Update 15 September 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Space National Guard —- (Space Force Will Get Its Own if it Becomes a New Military Service)
05 == Commissary/Exchange Merger [05] —- (Rushed Merger Could Hurt Troops and Their Families)
06 == National Museum of the U.S. Army [04] —- (Opening Set for 04 June, 2020)
07 == DPRK Nuclear Weapons [27] —- (Kim Jong Un Asking for Acceptable New U.S. Proposals)
08 == Afghan Peace Talks [04] —- (Peace Plan on the Rocks)
09 == Pentagon 9/11 Memorial [02] —- (What Visitors Should Know)
10 == TRICARE Dental Program [19] —- (Traveling or Moving)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 SEP 2019 | Eleven)
VA
13 == Suicide Prevention Month [01] —- (VA #BeThere Campaign Urges Support Veterans)
14 == PTSD [254] —- (What to Know about EMDR Therapy)
15 == PTSD Detection [02] —- (Blood Test Study)
16 == VA Survivor’s Pension —- (Calculating the Survivor’s Pension
17 == VA Appeals Backlog [10] —- (90,050 Appeals Decisions Delivered in FY 2019)
17 == Emergency Medical Bill Claims [05] —- (Federal Appeals Court Rules VA Must Pay)
18 == VA Job Vacancies [01] —- (Use VA’s Real-Time Map to Apply)
19 == VA Transparency [01] —- (Florida VAMC Lawmaker Office Evictions)
20 == VA Home Loan Funding Fee [04] —- (Vets Seeking Mortgages Will be Hurt by Fee Hike Plan)
20 == VAMC Clarksburg WV [02] —- (More Floor 3A Deaths Could be Homicides)
21 == VAMC Beckley WV [04] —- (Sexual Assault Allegations)
22 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 1 thru 15 SEP 2019)
VETS
23 == GI Bill [294] —- (Court Decision Could Expand Benefits an Extra Year)
24 == North Dakota Veterans Cemetery [01] —- (Fargo National Cemetery Opens)
25 == Vet State Income Tax [03] —- (North Dakota & Indiana New Military Retiree Exemption)
26 == Vet Fraud & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 SEP 2019)
27 == Veterans FAQs —- (Why Am I Not Being Compensated for Agent Orange?)
28 == Veterans FAQs —- (Why Was My Claim for High Blood Pressure Disapproved?)
28 == Veterans FAQs —- (Am I eligible for SMC?)
29 == WWI Vets 06 —- (Lloyd Brown | Musician 2nd Class – Last Known Survivor to Die)
30 == Afghan Vets —- (Michael Caine)
30 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 16 SEP 2019)
31 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 16 SEP 2019)
31 == State Vet Benefits —- (North Dakota 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
32 == Vet Suicide [37] —- (H.R.3495 | IMPROVE Well-Being for Veterans Act)
32 == Feres Doctrine [18] —- (S.2451 | SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act)
33 == VA Women Vet Programs [39] —- (H.R.2972 | Communicating Services Available to Women)
34 == New Jersey Vet Benefits [01] —- (Widow’s State Tax Exemption & Annual Compensation)
MILITARY
35 == Military Mental Health Disorders —- (Diagnoses among Active-Duty Remain Steady)
36 == B-2 Stealth Bomber —- (First Arctic Circle Mission)
37 == USAF Lactation Program —- (Nursing Mothers to be Provided Private, Secure and Sanitary Rooms)
37 == Military Travel Per Diem —- (FY 2020 Rate Increase)
38 == Military Base Water [01] —- (Number of Documented Contaminated Bases Now 297)
39 == KC-46 Pegasus Tankers —- (Restricted from Carrying Cargo & Passengers)
41 == Military Housing Lawsuit —- (Marine Corps Family Awaded $2M in Mold Case)
42 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘COW thru ‘Crow’)
MILITARY HISTORY
43 == Vietnam Veterans Memorial [24] —- (Interesting Veterans Statistics from off Wall)
45 == WWII Edson Ridge —- (Guadalcanal Henderson Field Battle)
46 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 30 SEP)
46 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Bouncing Bomb Test)
46== Battle of Britain in Pictures —- (Operation “Sea Lion” Preparations)
47 == WWII Memories —- (Draft Notice)
47 == Inchon Landings —- (MacArthur’s Plan to Regain the Initiative in Korea)
49 == Post WWII Photos —- (Soviet Soldiers on the March in Northern Korea)
49 == Arizona Memorial [12] —- (Reopened 1 SEP 2019)
50 == League of German Girls —- (Hitler’s Future of the Third Reich)
51 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [38] —- (Topndelayo)
51 == MOH Awards [13] —- (Frank Baldwin | 1 of 19 to Receive Two)
53 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Robert T. Henry | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
54 == Medicare for All [02} —- (TSCL Senior Survey Finds Tepid Support)
55 == Medicare Drug Procurement [03] —- (How Should Medicare Negotiate Drug Costs Survey Results)
55 == Medicare Dental Coverage [01] —- (Routine Dental Care Not Covered Under A or B)
56 == Insulin [03] —- (New Drug Plan Program Lowers Cost of Lantus)
57 == Fall Prevention [02] —- (Tips to Keep You on Your Feet)
58 == Insomnia [04] —- (VA’s Online Tool for Treatment | CBTi)
58 == Emphysema —- (Study Finds Long-Term Exposure to Air Pollution Link)
59 == Prescription Drug Costs [35] —- (States Pass Record Number of Laws)
61 == TRICARE Young Adult Plan —- (Option When Kids Age Out of Parent’s Coverage)
62 == Hair —- (Structure and Growth)
63 == Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria [01] —- (Threat Continues to Grow)
64 == Cancer Q&A —- (190901 thru 190915)
65 == TRICARE Podcast 517 —- (DEERS – vlerHealth Information Exchange Initiative – USFHP)
67 == TRICARE Podcast 518 —- (Traveling/Moving with TDP – TRICARE Plan Finder – Banked Donor Milk)
FINANCES
68 == Car Depreciation —- (A Used Car Shopper Consideration)
69 == Car Buying [03] —- (Six Smart Steps)
70 == TRICARE Prime [40] —- (Annual Enrollment Fee Payers Could be in Line for a Refund)
71 == Funerals [04] —- (Prepaid. Good Idea or Not?)
72 == Social Security Q & A —- (190901 thru 190915)
73 == Tax Credits —- (Better Than Tax Deductions)
74 == Thrift Saving Plan [33] —- (August Returns Show Lackluster Performance)
74 == VA Phone Scam 2 —- (Highly Sophisticated Scam Targeting Veterans)
75 == Calendar Invite Scam —- (The Latest Phishing Scam)
76 == Amazon Brushing Scam —- (A Serious Problem for Victims)
77 == Equifax Hack Settlement —- (More Red Tape to Get Compensated)
78 == Get Paid for Moving —- (Workers Willing To Start Out/Over in Underpopulated Areas)
80 == Tax Burden for Pennsylvania Retired Vets —- (As of SEP 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
81 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 September 2019)
82 == Night Vision —- (Nanoparticle Injections Could Replace Goggles in the Future)
83 == CA Vet Services [02] —- (Animal Shelters Pet Adoption Fees Waived)
83 == Iran Space Program [01] —- (Trump Imposes Sanctions Against the Iranian Space Agency)
84 == Advice on Marriage —- (To Young Ladies)
85 == Purple Heart Stamp [03] —- (Postal Service to Start Selling New Stamp on 4 OCT)
85 == Memories —- (SSS Draft Notice)
85 == Questionable Arrests —- (Negligent Discharge of a Firearm)
87 == Motivational Quotes —- (On the Humorous Side – 03)
88 == One Word Essays —- (Tradition)
88 == Have You Heard? —- (Military Humor 4 | Employment | Golf Ball & Putter)

Note:
1. The page number on which an article can be found is provided to the left of each article’s title
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