RAO Bulletin Update 01 April 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == DOD FYDP —- (Congress Asked for Okay to Classify It)
05 == PCS Moves [07] —- (Cash Help Available for Military COVID-19 Delays)
05 == PCS Moves [08] —- (DOD PCS Movers want $186.6 Million Bailout)
06 == Navy Drug Interdiction —- (SOUTHCOM Area to Have Enhanced Presence of Ships)
06 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [15] —- (As of Last OCT 651 Sites Contaminated)
07 == DFAS 1099-R [09] —- (Tax Year 2019 Availability)
08 == SBP/DIC Offset Phase-Out —- (FAQs | Premiums & Annuities – 3)
09 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 31 March 2020 | Fifteen)
VA
12 == VA Regional Offices —- (Availability During Pandemic)
12 == VA Funding Needs [03] —- ($16.6B to Cover Anticipated COVID-19 Patients)
13 == VA Mission Act [14] —- (VA Making Adjustments during Pandemic)
13 == VA Hospitals [14] —- (Bracing for Possible 1M COVID-19 Patient Surge)
15 == VA Community Care [08] —- (Planned 90-Day Program Pause)
16 == VA Coronavirus Preparations [01] —- (VA Insists it Can Handle the Pandemic)
17 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 MAR 2020)
VETS
20 == Coronavirus SITREP 2 —- (COVID-19 Resources for Veterans)
22 == AFRH [16] —- (Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Residency)
23 == Vet Cemeteries [03] —- (Cemetery Operations Adjusted in Response to COVID-19)
23 == Vet Internet Availability —- (Comcast Internet Essentials Program)
24 == Vet Service Dogs [27] —- (DOT Proposed Emotional Support Animal Plane Rule)
25 == Vet Jobs [261] —- (Earn Money Making Deliveries in Your Car)
26 == Vietnam Vets [37] —- (Humbert Roque Versace | POW Awarded MOH)
28 == Vietnam Vets [38] —- (Bennie Adkins | MOH Holder Hospitalized w/COVID-19)
29 == Vet Fraud & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 MAR 2020)
30 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 31 MAR 2020)
30 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 31 MAR 2020)
31 == State Veteran’s Benefits —- (Alaska 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
32 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [01] —- (H.R. 6201 – Coronavirus Response Act)
33 == VA Cemeteries [21] —- (S.3492/H.R.6228 | Allow Federal Property Transfer to VA Nevada)
34 == GI Bill [306] —- (S.3503 | Allow Online & On Campus Courses be Treated Same)
35 == IRS Tax Filing [01] —- (S.3535 | Tax Filing Relief for America Act)
35 == VA Disability Pay [02] —- (H.R.5995/S. 3393 | Major Richard Star Act)
36 == Board of Veterans’ Appeals [10] —- (H.R.4771 | VA Tele-Hearing Modernization Act)
36 == American Legion Legislative Agenda —- (116th Congress, Second Session)
37 == State Income Tax Rates [03] —- (1071 | Exempt CA Military Retirement Pay)
38 == HVAC [28] —- (Newly Passed Vet Bills for Floor Vote)
MILITARY
39 == Army Recruiting [15] —- (Recruits Offered Student Loan Payoffs)
39 == USMC Confederate Paraphernalia Policy —- (On Base Ban on All Rebel Items)
40 == USMC End Strength [04] —- (Ten Year Decision on Force Reductions)
41 == Military Draft [04] —- (Commission Recommends Women Be Eligible)
42 == USS Gerald R. Ford [17] —- (Sewage Problem Costs $400K per System Flush)
43 == Army Notice —- (Retirees Asked to Volunteer in COVID-19 Response Effort)
43 == Military Pay & Benefits [08] —- (Hardship Pay for Troops in COVID-19 Quarantine)
44 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Gulch’ thru ‘Hat Locker’)
MILITARY HISTORY
45 == WWI Gallipoli Naval Action —- (So Little Achieved at So Much Cost)
47 == Wurzburg Germany Bombing —- (British Bombers Destroy 90% in Only 20 Minutes!)
47 == WWII Medical Improvement’s —- (Saved Lives During and After the War)
48 == St. Patrick’s Battalion —- (American Irish Battalion that Defected to Mexico)
50 == Battle of Chickamauga —- (Battlefield Chronicles)
51 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [51] —- (“Hell’s Belle”)
51 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 APR)
51 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Jesse N. Funk |WWI)
HEALTH CARE
53 == Military Health System [03] —- (COVID-19 Non-Military Service Access Limitations)
54 == ICU Bed Availability —- (Millions of Older Americans Live In Counties without Any)
57 == Fall Prevention [03] —- (Ways to Avoid Potentially Devastating Falls)
57 == Hand Washing [01] —- (Beware These 7 Mistakes)
59 == Prescription Drug Costs [50] —- (Why Senate Ignoring H.R.3 that Could End Rising Drug Prices)
61 == Medicare Part B Premiums [08] —- (What to do When You Can’t Afford Them)
62 == Medicare Part D [39] —- (Out-of-Pocket Costs Take Record Jump
62 == Prostatitis [04] —- (Study Reports on Satisfaction with Upper-limb Devices)
63 == Gingivitis & Periodontitis —- (Gum Inflammation)
65 == Shoulder Pain —- (Acromion Symptoms, Causes, Risk factors, Diagnosis & Treatment)
67 == Coronavirus [08] —- DHA Answers to Questions on COVID-19
69 == Coronavirus [09] —- (Snopes Fact Checker)
69 == Coronavirus [10] —- (A Full Night’s Sleep Could be the Best Defense)
70 == Coronavirus [11] —- (Cardiac Issues)
72 == Coronavirus [12] —- (Handling Mail)
73 == Coronavirus [13] —- (Virus Survivability)
74 == Coronavirus [14] —- (What It Does to Your Body)
FINANCES
76 == Coronavirus SITREP 3 —- (Nontaxable Recovery Rebate)
77 == Federal Reserve [03] —- (Rate Further Slashed Over Coronavirus Impact)
79 == IRAs [05] —- (More on Secure Act Impact)
80 == Credit Card Charges [09] —- (COVID-19 Related Payment Relief)
81 == Cash at Home [01] —- (Reasons Hiding at Home Is a Terrible Idea)
82 == SBP DIC Offset [64] —- (How Elimination Will be Accomplished)
83 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [02] —- (How to Survive COVID-19 Economic Fallout)
85 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [03] —- (Steps to Take Now to Protect Your Financial Life)
87 == Donation Scams —- (Is That Charity Really What it Seems?)
89 == Fake Check Scams —- (What you Need to Know)
89 == Relief Check Scam —- (Scammers Cash in on Federal Stimulus News)
90 == COVID-19 Tests Scam —- (Phony Text Messages)
91 == Tax Deductions [05] —- (No Nos for Tax Year 2019)
92 == State Tax Burden for Alabama Retired Vets —- (As of Mar 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
94 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 31 March 2020)
96 == Coronavirus SITREP 1 —- (Latest Actions Taken to Combat COVID-19)
98 == U.S. Embassy Manila —- (Health Alert | Travel Assistance)
99 == U.S. Embassy Manila —- (Health Alert | Shelter in Place)
102 == Philippine Bureau of Immigration —- (Temporarily Transaction Suspensions)
103 == State Taxation [03] —- (Filing Date Revisions)
103 == Tax Rebates —- (Overview of Previous Ones during Economic Downturns)
105 == Social Security Proposals —- (Locality-based Payment Rate)
106 == Still Tasty [03] —- (Foods That Can Keep for Years)
107 == Judge Roy Bean —- (Knew Little About the Law or Proper Court Procedures)
108 == Remember When —- (“I Was a Sailor Once”)
110 == Recession —- (Good Things about One)
111 == Pandemics Compared —- (Bubonic Plague to Coronavirus)
113 == Toilet Paper —- (Crisis Hawaii Has Never Forgotten)
113 == Have You Heard? —- (War Of 1812 At Walmart | Q&A | Speeding Ticket)

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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