RAO Bulletin Update 01 March 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
== DoD Budget 2021 —- (Spells The End of US Force Expansion)
== Artificial Intelligence (AI) [01] —- (Pentagon Adopts New Ethical Principles)
== Agent Orange Stateside Use [03] —- (New List of Site Locations)
== Commissary Surcharge —- (Pentagon Elimination Proposal)
== Navy LCS Program [06] —- (Modernization on the Chopping Block)
== Navy Fleet Size [21] —- (Navy Looks to Slash $40B to Build Bigger Fleet)
== SBP/DIC Offset Phase-Out —- (FAQs | Impacted Beneficiaries – 1)
== Coronavirus [02] —- (U.S. Force’s Overseas Precautions)
== DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 29 FEB 2020)
== POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 15 thru 29 FEB 2020 | Eleven)
VA
== Diabetes [23] —- (Concerns over VA’s Keto Diet Treatment)
== VA Long Term Care —- (GAO Says VA Must Improve Plans for Providing to Aging Veterans)
== VA Lawsuit | Gary Pressley —- (Mother’s $8M+ Suit Alleges Son’s Suicide Preventable)
== Traumatic Brain Injury [76] —- (LIMBIC Grant — $50 Million for Five Years of TBI Research)
== Traumatic Brain Injury [77] —- (Takes Time to Diagnose)
== VA EHR [22] —- (Launch of New Electronic Health Records System Delayed)
== VA Budget FY 2021 [02] —- (Largest Budget Ever, But is it Enough?)
== VA Cancer Treatment [13] —- ($75M Budget Increase is Money Well Spent)
== Veterans Benefits Banking Program —- (Banking Access for VA Benefit Checks)
== VA Solid Start [01] —- (Helps New Veterans Transition to Civilian Life)
== Military Toxic Exposures —- (VVA Concerned over VA’s Inactions)
== VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 15 thru 29 FEB 2020)
VETS
== Vet Jobs [260] —- (Temporary Census jobs are Available for Veterans)
== Vet State Income Tax [04] —- (Arizona Senate Rejects Elimination Proposal)
== Vet Home Buying —- (Florida Down Payment/Closing Costs Initiative)
== Vet Homeless Recovery Programs [05] —- (Shallow Subsidy Initiative)
== Vet Suicide [46] —- (The Problem with Doctor-Assisted. Hippocratic or hypocritical?)
== Vet Suicide [47] —- (New York Rate Doubles for Vets Aged 18 to 34)
== Critical Limb Ischemia —- (Veterans with Blocked Leg Arteries Seeing Better Results)
== WWII Vets 218 —- (Frank Losonsky | Flying Tiger)
== WWII Vets 219 —- (Owen Hammerberg | MOH Recipient)
== WWII Vets 220 —- (Donald Stratton| USS Arizona Survivor)
== Vet Fraud & Abuse —- (Reported 15 thru 29 FEB 2020)
== Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 1 MAR 2020)
== Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 1 MAR 2020)
== State Veteran’s Benefits —- (New York 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
== GI Bill [302] —- (S.3266/HR.5870 | Guard and Reserve GI Bill Parity Act of 2020)
== Vet Deportations [28] —- (S.3294 | Strengthening Citizenship Services for Veterans Act)
== Guard & Reserve Compensation —- (S.3308 | Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay)
== VA Co-op Loans —- (H.R.5923 | Fair Access to Co-Ops for Veterans Act)
== Cancer Screening [01] —- (H.R.5858 | Military Pilot Cancer Incidence Study Act)
== Legislation of Interest [23] —- (House Passes 5 Vet Bills)
MILITARY
== Military Hospitals [03] —- (Restructure to Improve Wartime Readiness & Training)
== USMC Action Issues —- (Top Marine Identifies His Most Important Items to Address)
== Treasurer Island —- (Safety Concerns)
== Treasurer Island Lawsuit —- (Residents Sue Navy, Others over Radiation Danger)
== Navy Rest Study —- (Shipboard Sleep)
== Bone Regenerative Therapy —- (Substance to Promote Growth Moving toward FDA Testing)
== USSF National Guard —- (Pentagon Uncertain About How to Move Forward on Proposal)
== Sleep Disorder [05] —- (First Guideline to Better Sleep For Military, Veterans)
== Military Hearing Loss [01] —- (Service-Connected Hearing Loss Is a Big Problem)
== Stolen Valor [118] —- (Thief Masqueraded as a Combat Veteran)
== Base Housing [18] —- (Tenant Bill of Rights SITREP 2)
== Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘GLOC’ thru ‘Group Grope’)
MILITARY HISTORY
== Fall of Singapore —- (A WWII Humiliation for the British Government)
== Remembrance Day —- (FDR Signs U.S. Internment Camp Order)
== WWII Ramree Island Massacre —- (980 Japanese Soldiers Reportedly Killed by Crocodiles in 2 Days)
== Operation Crazy Horse [01] —- (Fighting the Viet Cong)
== WWII Bomber Nose Art [49] —- (Our L’Lass)
== Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 MAR)
== Medal of Honor Citations —- (Emil Fredericksen | 1905)
HEALTH CARE
== Lifting and Carrying Tips —- (How to Avoid Injury)
== VA Manila Pharmacy —- (Out of Stock Medications)
== Prescription Drug Costs [45] —- (Lower Drug Costs Bill H.R.3 Opposition)
== Prescription Drug Costs [46] —- (Rhode Island’s Effort to Lower)
== Prescription Drug Costs [47] —- (Brace to Pay More in 2020)
== Hypertension [07] —- (Management)
== Military Hospitals [04] —- (Careful, Deliberate Changes Ahead for Select MTF Patients)
== Leg Artery Blockage —- (Critical Limb Ischemia Death/Amputation Study)
== Coronavirus [01] —- (Potential Impact on U.S. Drug Supply)
== Coronavirus [03] —- (What Heart Patients Should Know About Covid-19)
== Head Trauma —- (VA Study focused on Long-Term Effects)
== TRICARE Podcast 541 —- (Keep Your Heart Healthy – Dental Coverage Options)
== TRICARE Podcast 542 —- (TRICARE Publications Survey – Enrolling Through MilConnect)
FINANCES
== Airline Senior Discounts —- (Currently Only 4 Still Offering)
== Arrears of Pay —- (Every Military Retiree Should Designate a Beneficiary)
== Car Insurance [22] —- (Worst Types of Tickets for Your Rate)
== Coronavirus [04] —- (How to Protect your Nest Egg)
== Election Fundraising Scam —- (This Election Season, Look Out For Donation Cons)
== Coronavirus Cure Scam —- (As Covid-19 Spreads, So Do Phony Cures)
== State Tax Burden for Wyoming Retired Vets —- (As of Feb 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
== Notes of Interest —- (15 thru 29 February 2020)
== China’s Power Projection [01] —- (SecDef Makes Case of China’s Growing Threat to Europe)
== Marriage Prenup —- (Reasons Why You May Need/Want One)
== Postal Custom Forms —- (Handwritten Ones will no Longer Accepted after 5 MAR)
== Afghan Peace Talks [08] —- (Violence Reduction Agreement Key to Talks)
== Food Safety Recalls —- (84% of Grocery Stores Come Up Short)
== Homeless Population —- (More than Half Have Had Some Form of Traumatic Brain Injury)
== RP-US Relations [04] —- (Duterte Says RP Can Survive Without U.S. Military Help)
== Obsolescence [03] —- (The Writing is On the Wall for Dozens of Things We have Grown Up With)
== Phone Call Harassment —- (Vet Convicted)
== Year 1919 —- (What It Was Like Only a Century Ago)
== Have You Heard? —- (British Humor | Husbands & Wives (2) | Questions 5)

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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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