RAO Bulletin Update 01 February 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == DoD Casualty Reporting [01] —- (Administrative & Medical Reporting Systems Sometime Differ)
05 == DoD Lawsuit | Board of Corrections —- (Failure to Make Decisions within Prescribed Timelines)
06 == DoD Lawsuit | Bad Paper Discharges [03] —- (Pentagon Reverse Policy on Publishing Decisions)
07 == Afghan War [04] —- (Military Leaders have Incentive to Lie on Progress)
08 == DOD Africa Ops —- (France Wants U.S. to Continue Presence)
09 == Trump Border Wall [04] —- ($7.2B More from Military Funds to Build Wall)
10 == DOD Audits [05] —- (Accounting Adjustments totaled $35T in 2019)
11 == Commissary Authorized Users [01] —- (New Eligibles Experiencing Some System Hiccups)
11 == DoD DNA Policy [01] —- (Navy Warns Mail-In DNA Kits Could Bring ‘Unwelcome’ Family News)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 31 JAN 2020 | Eleven)
VA
14 == Agent Orange Exposure Locations [01] —- (Herbicide Tests & Storage Outside the U.S.)
16 == Agent Orange Exposure Locations [02] —- (New DoD List Omits 40+ Locations Previously Noted)
17 == VA Appeals [37] —- (Progress on Resolution of Legacy Appeals)
18 == VA Appeals [38] —- (Choice, Control, Clarity: Appeals Modernization)
18 == Emergency Medical Bill Claims [07] —- (CAVC Rejects VA’s Stay Motion on Reimbursements)
20 == PTSD Treatment | Ecstasy [03] —- (FDA Expands Access for Therapy)
21 == Depression & Anxiety Disorders —- (Solving Them in Veterans)
22 == VA Faith-Based Organization Concerns —- (Secular Alternatives Policy)
22 == VA Suicide Prevention [62] —- (Solid State Program Initiated)
23 == VA Medical Marijuana [66] —- (Advocates say More Vets Could benefit from It)
24 == VA Prostate Cancer Program [17] —- (African American vs. White Counterpart Survival Rates
25 == VA Presumptive AO Diseases [31] —- (Veterans Affairs Leaders Disagree with Scientists’ Findings)
26 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 JAN 2020)
VETS
30 == Homeless Vets [97] —- (At 10 Year Low Despite 11,000 Unused Housing Vouchers)
31 == GI Bill [299] —- (Students could See Changes in Housing Allowance)
32 == GI Bill [300] —- (Student Loan Forgiveness Progress)
32 == Vet Marijuana Access —- (The Cannabis Catch-22)
34 == Retiree Court Martialing [02] —- (Appeal Court Rules Retirees can be Tried for Non-Active Duty Crimes)
36 == Vietnam Vets [36] —- (Oscar Austin | Sacrificed Himself Twice for Another)
37 == WWII Vets [217] —- (Doris Miller | Pearl Harbor Hero)
38 == Vet Prostatic Repossession —- (VA to Provide Legs after Initial Request Rejection)
39 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 14 JAN 2020)
40 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 15 JAN 2020)
41 == State Veteran’s Benefits —- (South Dakota 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
41 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [12] —- (H.R.535 | PFAS Action Act of 2019)
43 == Homeless Vets [98] —- (H.R.2398 | Veteran HOUSE Act of 2020)
43 == VA Abortion Services —- (H.R.5568 | Reproductive Health Information for Veterans Act)
44 == VA Facility Expansion [13] —- (S. 3089 | BUILD for Veterans Act)
45 == Korean Troop VA Care —- (H.R. 5590: Korean American VALOR Act)
46 == VA Presumptive AO Diseases [30] —- (H.R.5610 | Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act)
47 == Vet Suicide [45] —- (H.R.0000 | Veterans ACCESS Act)
48 == Vet Dental Care [03] House —- (Joint Resolution 80)
MILITARY
49 == Navy Fleet Size [20] —- (Fleet in Future Years is Going to Have to Change)
50 == Navy Budget Request —- (CNO Wants More 2021 Money than Other Services)
51 == Pease ANG Base —- (Health Study Announced Amid Concerns about Cancer)
52 == Expeditionary Sea Bases —- (Navy Will Commission All as USS Warships)
53 == Robot Warships —- (DARPA’s Latest Mad Science Experiment)
54 == Navy Retention [01] —- (Ongoing Culture Shift Resulting in High Re-Up Rates)
55 == U.S. Space Force [15] —- (New Logo & Camouflage Uniforms)
56 == U.S. Space Force [16] —- (Stop Studying and Begin Testing Space Solutions)
57 == POW/MIA Memorial —- (Ground Broken)
59 == Military Citizenship Opportunities —- (Huge Drop has Lawmakers Worried)
59 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘FOD Walkdown’ thru ‘Fun Boss’)
MILITARY HISTORY
61 == Jefferson Barracks —- (Treated More than 18,000 Sick and Wounded During Civil War)
62 == WWI London’s Zeppelin Terror —- (German Airships Rained Bombs and Terror)
63 == Battle of Drewry’s Bluff —- (Confederate Forces Stop Union Push for Richmond)
64 == Battle of Trent’s Reach —- (One of the Final Major Civil War Naval Battles)
67 == Ranger & The Drake —- (John Paul Jones Brings the American Revolution to Britain)
68 == Invasion of Luzon —- (U.S. Forces Begin Main Battle For Philippines)
69 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [47] —- (Double Trouble)
71 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 14 FEB)
72 == WWII Military Jobs —- (10 Odd Ones)
73 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Frank R. Fratellenico | Vietnam War)
HEALTH CARE
73 == Primary Care Physicians —- (How Many Patients Should they Care For)
74 == Novel Coronavirus —- (No Immunization nor Specific Treatment Yet)
75 == Influenza 2019-2020 —- (Mid-Season CDC Report)
76 == Marijuana & Heart Disease —- (Existing Evidence is “Cause for Concern”)
77 == Prescription Drug Costs [43] —- (Pharma Industry Rare Loss in Congress Imminent)
78 == HPV (Human Papillomavirus) [01] —- (Age to Receive Vaccine Raised to 45)
80 == Misaligned Teeth and Jaws —- (Symptoms. Causes, and Treatment)
82 == Anxiety Disorders —- (Genetic Links Uncovered in Veteran Study)
82 == TRICARE Podcast 537 —- (Qualifying Life Events – Tricare Pharmacy Options)
83 == TRICARE Podcast 538 —- (Tricare Pubs — Marriage Qualifying Life Event — Tobacco Cessation Benefits)
FINANCES
84 == SBP DIC Offset [63] —- (Implementation of Offset Elimination)
85 == SBP Child Option —- (Understanding the Kiddie Tax Change Issue)
86 == IRS Tax Deductions [03] —- (Some You May Be Tempted to Claim— but Shouldn’t)
87 == IRS Tax Forms [02] —- (1040 | Five Change’s for Tax Year 2019)
88 == FICO Credit Score [14] —- (New Policies Will Impact Some Consumers)
89 == Microsoft Windows 7 Scam —- (Scammers Use Announcement to Trick Windows Users)
90 == Census Bureau Scam —- (Beware Imposters)
91 == State Tax Burden for Wisconsin Retired Vets —- (As of JAN 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
93 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 31 January 2020)
93 == Iraq U.S. Bases —- (Three Semi-Permanent New Sites in Development)
94 == Trump Brain Injury Comments —- (VFW Expects Apology for Downplaying)
95 == Obsolescence [01] —- (The Writing is On the Wall for Dozens of Things We have Grown Up With)
98 == Trump Impeachment —- [American Public’s Perspective]
100 == Republican/Democrat Logos —- (Why an Elephant and A Donkey)
101 == Nostalgia —- (Do You Remember 01)
101 == Have You Heard? —- (1917 Stats | Even God Enjoys A Smile Now and Then | Military Humor 12)

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