RAO Bulletin Update 15 April 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == Military Face Mask Rules —- (COVID-19 | Keep it ‘Conservative’)
05 == PFAS Toxic Exposure [17] —- (List Has Grown to Nearly 700 Sites)
06 == PCS Moves [09] —- (All Military Moves Could Be Delayed into July)
07 == SBP/DIC Offset Phase-Out —- (FAQs | Child Annuitants – 4)
08 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 APR 2020 | Four)
VA
10 == VA Debt [08] —- (Trump Says VA Won’t Collect Debts, Will Extend Benefits Deadlines)
11 == Veteran Employee Preference Rights —- (Court Ruling on VA Disciplinary Powers)
12 == Emergency Medical Bill Claims [08] —- (Lawsuit Reimbursement Eligibility Letters)
12 == VA Claims Processing [20] —- (Elimination of VSO 48-hour Review Period)
13 == VA Disability Benefits Questionnaire —- (Removed from Public View)
14 == VA Compensation and Pension [12] C&P Examination Alternatives during the Pandemic
15 == VA Burial Benefits [48] —- (New COVID-19 Procedures for Witnessing Interments)
16 == VA Mental Health Care [41] —- (Virtual Use on the Rise Amid COVID-19)
17 == VA EHR [24] —- (Modernization Project Paused during Pandemic)
17 == Borne the Battle —- (VA’s Weekly Podcast)
18 == VA Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 APR 2020)
VETS
20 == Vet Jobs [262] —- (Housekeeping Staff Urgently Needed at VA Facilities)
21 == Vet COVID-19 Stimulus Checks —- (To Receive Treasury/IRS Needlessly Require Vets to File Taxes)
22 == DAV COVID-19 Grants —- (All Disabled Vets Who Lost Employment Eligible | $250)
23 == Afghan Vets —- (Jack Zimmerman)
24 == WWII Vets 222 —- (Bill Kelly | COVID-19 Survivor at Age 95)
25 == WWII Vets 223 —- (William McDearman | USN/USAF Vet Turns 100)
26 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 MAR 2020)
26 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 15 APR 2020)
27 == State Veteran’s Benefits —- (Alabama 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
MILITARY
28 == USS Theodore Roosevelt —- (Navy Leaders Praise Ship’s Captain for Urgent Evacuation Request)
29 == USS Theodore Roosevelt [01] —- (Captain Relieved of Command after COVID-19 Letter Leaked)
30 == USS Theodore Roosevelt [02] —- (Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly Resigns)
32 == Navy Deployments [01] —- (Will Continue Amid COVID-19 Pandemic)
32 == Navy Deployments [02] —- (USS Nimitz Preparations)
33 == National Guard Mobilization [02] —- (COVID-19 | One Day short for Tricare benefits & BAH upgrade)
34 == National Guard Mobilization [03] —- (COVID-19 | Executive Order Now Covers 11K of Deployed 25K)
34 == Taxation | Dual Nationality Marriages —- (Germany Demanding Payment from Ramstein-based Airman)
36 == Military Fraud & Abuse —- (Faked Suicide to Go AWOL)
37 == Army Grooming & Dress [02] —- (Pandemic Haircut Standards)
38 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Head’ thru ‘Hoover)
MILITARY HISTORY
39 == Burning of the General Lyon —- (Disaster Befalls Civil War Troop Transport)
41 == WWII War Bonds —- (War Bonds & Stamps Helped Pay the Bills)
43 == WWII Draft —- (Selective Training and Service Act)
43 == Rosie the Riveters [04] —- (Rosalind P. Walter Dies at 95)
44 == WWI Hello Girls [01] —- (Gen. Pershing’s Military Telephone Operators)
46 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [51] —- (“Ace In The Hole”)
46 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 30 APR)
46 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Frederick Funston | Philippine Insurrection)
HEALTH CARE
49 == Hydroxychloroquine —- (COVID-19 | VA and Bureau of Prisons are Buying)
50 == Cancer Research —- (Cured in Mice for First Time w/Nanoparticle Technology)
50 == Nursing Homes [18] —- (Infection Monitoring Website)
51 == Outer Ear Infection —- (Symptoms, Causes, Risk factors, Prevention & Treatment)
53 == Coronavirus [15] —- (Coping With Social Distancing)
54 == Coronavirus [16] —- (How to Sanitize Your Vehicle)
54 == Coronavirus [17] —- (Federal Agencies Collaborate on Developing 3D-Printed Masks)
55 == Coronavirus [18] —- (Pumping Gas Protection Tips)
56 == Coronavirus [19] —- (Face Mask Guidance)
57 == Coronavirus [20] —- (Why the Medical Masks Shortage)
58 == Coronavirus [21] —- (COVID-19 or allergies? You’ll know the difference)
58 == Coronavirus [22] —- (How to Get It Out of Your Clothes
59 == Coronavirus [23] —- (FDA Pandemic Changes for Blood Donor Eligibility)
60 == Coronavirus [24] —- (As COVID-19 Progresses, Ventilators aren’t Saving People)
61 == Coronavirus [25] —- (Robots Instrumental Role in Fighting the Pandemic)
FINANCES
63 == Coronavirus SITREP 4 —- (Q&A for Nontaxable Recovery Rebate)
64 == Coronavirus SITREP 5 —- (Q&A for Pandemic Unemployment Insurance)
66 == Coronavirus SITREP 6 —- (Catch 22 | Six States Could Tax Your Recovery Rebates)
68 == Coronavirus SITREP 7 —- (Recovery Rebate Non-Tax Filer IRS Web Tool)
69 == Recession [01] —- (Gallup | Americans Increasingly Expect One)
70 == Umbrella Insurance —- (What It Is & Do You Need It)
70 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [04] —- (Negative Interest Rates, What It Means for You)
72 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [05] —- (Mortgage Payment Relief)
73 == Social Security Taxation [15] —- (How Your State Taxes SS)
74 == State Taxation [04] —- (More on Income Tax Filing Date Revisions)
75 == Drug Price Gouging [07] —- (Most Expensive Prescription Drugs in 2020)
76 == Social Media Quiz Scams —- (Could Give Scammers your Personal Info)
77 == State Tax Burden for Arkansas Retired Vets —- (As of APR 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
79 == Census Bureau [01] —- (Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19)
80 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 April 2020)
81 == Mobile Phone Voting —- (States Plan to Expand Voting, Despite Security Concerns
83 == U.S. Embassy Manila —- (Health Alerts 1, 3, 9, & 14 April)
85 == Navy Deployments —- (Capitol Ship Prior Announcement Tradition Changing)
86 == Social Distancing —- (1941 Precedence)
87 == Disinfectants —- (5 That will Kill COVID-19 Virus)
88 == Nursing Homes [19] —- (Paramus, NJ Home had 37 Vets Die in Two Weeks)
88 == Tax Records [01] —- (What to Keep & For How Long)
89 == Household Tips [06] —- (Some Simple Solutions for Life’s Irritations)
91 == Have You Heard? —- (COVID-19 Humor | Government Notice | Then & Now 2)

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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