RAO Bulletin Update 15 November 2019

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == NDAA 2020 [25] —- (Partisan Fighting over Border Wall Stalls Bill)
05 == AFRH [15] —- (New Plan Could Help Shore up Finances)
06 == Other Than Honorable Discharge [14] —- (Recipients Seek Long Overdue Benefits)
08 == Post 911 Wars —- (Two Decades Cost | $6.4 trillion & 800,000 Deaths)
09 == Commissary/Exchange News [15] —- (Unanswered | How Will New Users Access Bases)
10 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 NOV 2019)
11 == POW/MIA [123] —- (James Crotty | Last Coastie POW in WWII Coming Home)
13 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 NOV 2019 | Fourteen)
VA
16 == VA Claims Assistance [09] —- (How to Use New Tool When Filing Disability Claims Online)
16 == VA Blue Water Claims [76] —- (Updated Eligibility Requirements for Previously Denied Claims)
17 == VA Blue Water Claims [77] —- (Courts Have ‘Lost Patience’ with VA Over Delays)
18 == VA Cancer Care —- (Agency Struggling with Shortage of Cancer Treatment Experts)
19 == VA Cancer Care [01] —- (VA to Launch Major Study into Military Toxic Exposure)
20 == VA Hepatitis B Care —- (Combat Exposure Risk Study)
21 == Opioid Addiction [08] —- (VA Equips 200,000 Veterans with Lifesaving Naloxone)
22 == Medicare for All [04] —- (Threatens Veterans Health Care)
23 == VA Benefits in Jail [05] —- (Incarceration Reporting Policy Not Working)
24 == VA Benefits in Jail [06] —- (Virginia Won’t Take Inmates to VA for Care)
25 == VA Sexual Assault Policy —- (Senators Demanding Answers on Misconduct at VA)
26 == VA Benefits Assistance [02] —- (VFW VSOs Recover $9B+ in Benefits for Vets)
27 == VA Medical Records [04] —- (iPhone Access Now Available)
28 == VA Claims Processing [19] Performance Improvements 4th Quarter FY 2019
28 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 NOV 2019)
VETS
30 == Vet Employment [12] —- (Unemployment Rate Drop to 3.0%)
30 == Vet Suicide [39] —- (New Way Suggested to Address the Issue)
32 == Social Media Scammers —- (Vets Targeted w/Fake News & Foreign Interference)
33 == Veterans & Military Families Month —- (November per Presidential Proclamation)
35 == Veterans Research Network —- (Seeking Military Community to Share their Experiences & Opinions)
35 == Vet Jobs [254] —- (Federal | 7 Tips for Veterans to Land One)
38 == Vet Jobs [255] —- (The Gap between Recruitment and Hiring)
38 == Vet Best Places to Live [01] —- (2019 Survey Results)
39 == Vet Fraud & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 NOV 2019)
40 == Funeral Honors [03] —- (Petition for last WWII MOH Awardee State Funeral)
42 == WWI VETS 10 —- (Elliott Hugh Lee | Army Ambulance Driver)
43 == WWII Vets 207 —- (William Clark Gable | Aerial Gunner and Photographer)
44 == Iraq War Vets 03 —- (Rafael Peralta | Operation Al Fajr Casualty)
44 == HUD-VASH [09] —- (Vet Homeless Decline to 37,085 in 2019)
45 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled As of 15 NOV 2019)
46 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 NOV 2019)
46 == State Veteran’s Benefits —- (Rhode Island 2019)
VET LEGISLATION
47 == Military Pharmacies [02] —- (H.R.4710 | Pharmaceutical Independence Long-Term Readiness Reform)
48 == VA Human Resources —- (H.R.4949 | Hospitals Establishing Leadership Performance (HELP) Act)
48 == USCIS Military Family Parole Policy —- (S.2797 | Military Family Parole in Place Act)
49 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [70] —- (H.R.4574 | Veterans Right to Breathe Act)
51 == VA Women Vet Programs [40] —- (H.R.3224 | Deborah Sampson Act)
51 == HVAC [27] —- (Female Vet Health Bill Markup Dispute)
52 == Other Vet Legislation [03] —- (Veteran Bills Advanced for House Vote)
MILITARY
53 == Military Pay Raise 2020 [01] —- (Safe, Despite Dire Talk from Lawmakers)
54 == USS Carl Vinson —- (To Be F-35’s First Home at Sea)
56 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [09] —- (Possible Solution to Base Groundwater Problem)
57 == Air Force Indefinite Enlistment [01] —- (Bonuses, Service Commitments and More)
58 == USMC Umbrella Policy —- (Small, Black Umbrella Use under Certain Conditions)
58 == Retail Services Specialists —- (Navy’s New Moniker for Ship’s Serviceman)
59 == USMC Quiz —- (Muster Your Marine Mettle)
61== Military Housing [01] —- (Ft. Meade, Maryland Mold)
62 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Dog’ thru ‘Droplights)
63 == Military Proposed Weaponry [01] —- (The Blue Peacock)
MILITARY HISTORY
64 == USS Grayback —- (SS-208 Found 75 Years after Sinking)
64 == Sullivan Brothers —- (Deaths Changed How US Manned Military Units)
65 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 30 NOV)
65 == Warships That Will Change the Future —- (USS Kearsarge (LHD-3)
66 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [42] —- (Flying Mistress)
66 == War Memorials —- (Marine Corps Iwo Jima Monument Washington D.C.)
67 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Silvestre S. Herrera | WWII)
HEALTH CARE
69 == PTSD Treatment | SGB [02] —- (Works in Clinical Trials)
70 == GERD [01] —- (Chronic Heartburn | VA Researchers Develop Solutions)
71 == Warts [02] —- (Symptoms, Prevention & Treatment for Viral Warts)
73 == Phobias —- (15 Unusual Ones You Never Knew Existed)
74 == Cancer Q&A —- (191101 thru 191115)
76 == TRICARE Podcast 525 —- (Pharmacy Copayments Increase – Explanation of Benefits)
77 == TRICARE Podcast 526 —- (Federal Benefits Open Season – Natural Disaster Preparedness)
78 == TRICARE Podcast 527 —- (Plan Costs – TRICARE Webinar – Open Seasons)
FINANCES
79 == Prescription Drug Costs [37] —- (Where to Find the Lowest Prices)
80 == Tax Ballot Initiatives —- (2019 Results)
82 == Federal Tax Law Changes [04] —- (7 Ways Your Taxes Will Change in 2020)
84 == Cable Company Impersonation Scam —- (Con Tricks Subscribers)
85 == Frequent Flyer Mile Scam —- (How Not to Find a Zero Miles Balance)
85 == Plane Ticket Taxes —- (Understanding the Price of Your Plane Ticket)
86 == Tax Burden for Tennessee Retired Vets —- (As of NOV 2019)
GENERAL INTEREST
88 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 November 2019)
88 == Cellphone Taxes —- (Excessive on Wireless Consumers)
90 == End of the Trail —- (American Indian’s Plight)
90 == 1940s Trivia —- Do You Know?
92 == Appliances [02] —- (Not as Reliable As they Once Were)
93 == Useless Household Items —- (Things you’re Keeping for No Reason — and Should Toss)
95 == Interesting Photos —- (Gas Mask Utilization WWI)
95 == Have You Heard? —- (Military Humor 7 | The Spoon | Sex With Women of the World!)

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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