RAO Bulletin Update 15 January 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Military Unmanned Ships [01] —- (US Navy’s Surface Force Directed to Develop Concepts)
05 == DoD Lawsuit | Bad Paper Discharges [02] —- (Pentagon Withholding Info from Veterans’ Advocates)
06 == Military Discharge —- (U.S. Appeals Court Rules USAF HIV Policy Obsolete)
07 == Defense Health Agency [10] —- (Military Medical Facilities Transition)
08 == Military Malpractice Claims —- (How to File One)
08 == Tricare/CHAMPUS Fraud [21] —- ($12 Million Prescription Scheme)
09 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JAN 2020 | Seven)
VA
11 == VA Blue Water Claims [81] —- (VA Began Deciding Claims 1 JAN 2020)
12 == VA Blue Water Claims [82] —- (Interactive Map Helps Vets Locate their Ship Positions)
13 == Depression [07] —- (VA Spravato Nasal Spray Treatment Results)
14 == VA Mental Health Care [40] —- (7 Stress Resources Vets Can Use Right Now)
15 == VA Home Loan [69] —- (Your Next One Will be Easier)
16 == VA Telehealth Program [18] —- (Country’s First Remote Chemotherapy Clinic)
17 == Disabled Vet Equipage —- (Billiard Rolling Bridge)
18 == VA Records [04] —- (Online Patient Portal Launched | Digital Access)
19 == VA Presumptive AO Diseases [29] —- (Addition’s Study Results Not Expected till Late 2020)
19 == VA Life Insurance [04] —- (Which Program is Best for You?)
21 == VAMC Dallas TX [01] —- (Security Officers Fatally Shoot Knife-Wielding Man)
21 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JAN 2020)
VETS
22 == Vet Health Care [09] —- (Top Concern for U.S. Vets)
23 == Vet Suicide [44] —- (“Together We Can” Information Sheets Released)
24 == Braille &Talking Book Program —- (Free for Vets with Visual Impairments)
24 == WWII Vets [215] —- (Donald Lobaugh | Effort Allowed Platoon to Survive
25 == WWII Vets [216] —- (Leonard Funk | Decorated Paratrooper)
26 == Final Salute: The Last Mile —- (CVMA & VA Partnership to Honor Unclaimed Vets)
27 == SNAP [09] —- (Proposed Food Stamp Changes Did Not Take Vets into Account)
29 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 14 JAN 2020)
29 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 15 JAN 2020)
30 == State Veteran’s Benefits —- (South Carolina 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
31 == VAMC Clarksburg WV [05] —- (S.3147 | Improving Safety & Security for Vets Act of 2019)
31 == VA Medical Facilities [03] —- (S.3089 | BUILD for Veterans Act)
32 == SSA COLA [06] —- (H.R.860 | Social Security 2100 Act)
MILITARY
33 == Military Scams —- (Survey Reveals which Members are Scammed Most)
34 == Military Scams [01] —- (Service members & Vets lost $405M to Scammers Since 2012)
35 == USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) [02] —- (Pentagon Memo Reveals 2nd Decommission Attempt)
36 == USMC Gender Integration —- (Coming to CA & SC Recruit Depots)
38 == USS Carl Vinson [01] —- (CVN-70 Will Return to San Diego this Summer)
38 == Military Household Goods [02] —- (Damages, Losses and Late Arrivals Plague Shipments)
39 == Military Proposed Weaponry [05] —- (Ekranoplane)
40 == Navy Uniform Changes [07] —- (New SWO Leather Jacket)
40 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Fish’ thru ‘FOD’)
MILITARY HISTORY
41 == Benedict Arnold Court Martial —- (Embitterment over Reprimand Led to Further Misdeeds)
42 == Battle of Ft. Sumter —- (The Opening Hostility of the American Civil War
44 == Navy Hospital Ships [01] —- (USS Red Rover was the First)
46 == Operation Valkyrie —- (1944 Attempt to Assassinate Hitler)
48 == USMC Naval Affiliation —- (Why Marines Are Part of the Navy)
48 == Battle of Raate Road —- (Winter War between the Soviet Union and Finland)
50 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 31 JAN)
50 == MOH Awards [17] —- (Can be Earned by Noncombatants)
51 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [46] —- (Versatile Lady)
52 == Battle of the Bulge [02] —- (The Losing Side is Often the Most Dangerous Just Before its Collapse)
53 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Dennis Conlon | Civil War)
HEALTH CARE
55 == Medicare Premiums | 2019 [01] —- (Millions of Retirees Spent $5,000 on Just Premiums)
55 == Drug Cost Increases [17] —- (Below 10% for 200 on 1 JAN 2020)
56 == Prescription Drug Costs [41] —- (Medicare’s Influence)
57 == Prescription Drug Costs [42] —- (VA Users Less Likely to Go Without Needed Medications)
58 == Counterfeit Medicine [01] —- (How to Safely Buy Medicine Online)
59 == Cancer —- (2017 Biggest U.S. One-Year Death Rate Drop Ever)
60 == Cervical Cancer [04] —- (Screening Can Help Prevent It)
61 == Salmonella —- (How Europe and the U.S. Protect Eggs against It)
62 == TRICARE Pharmacy Policy [28] —- (Erectile Dysfunction Treatment)
63 == TRICARE Podcast 535 —- (Deductibles & Catastrophic Caps – Cold Weather Safety – Flu Prevention)
64 == TRICARE Podcast 536 —- (New User – Disaster Preparedness & Alerts – Preventive Health Care Services)
FINANCES
65 == Social Security Changes —- (Adjustments Scheduled for 2020)
66 == SSA COLA [05] —- (This Really Happened — a 77% Social Security COLA!)
67 == Homeowners Insurance [15] —- (Things You Probably Didn’t Know Were Covered)
68 == COLA vs. Pay Raise —- (Why the 2020 Federal Rate Differences)
69 == Post-Holiday Phishing Scam —- (Phony Reward Point Redemptions)
70 == Jury Duty Scam [01] —- (Preys on Law Enforcement Fears)
71 == State Tax Burden for Washington Retired Vets —- (As of JAN 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
73 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 January 2020)
75 == U.S. Embassy Manila, Philippines —- (Natural Disaster Alert – Volcano)
75 == Gallup Decade in Review —- (2010 to 2019 Public Opinion Changes)
78 == DPRK Nuclear Diplomacy —- (Trump-Kim Ups & Downs)
79 == Iran Tensions [09] —- (Defensive Measures Prevented Casualties in Iranian Attack)
80 == Iraq War [03] —- (Iraqis Vote To Eject US Troops)
82 == Nurses’ Honesty & Ethics —- (Continue to Rate Highest Over Other Professions)
83 == Retirement Trends [01] —- (Reasons Fewer People at 65 are Retiring)
84 == Interesting Inventions —- (Rubik’s cube for the blind)
84 == Have You Heard? —- (Military Humor 11 | Suicide Incentives | Great Truths)

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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