RAO Bulletin Update 01 June 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == DOD COVID-19 Preps —- (Syringes Ordered for When Vaccine Developed)
05 == USSF Flag —- (Unveiled at White House)
05 == PCS Moves [11] —- (Pet Relocation Cost Reimbursement during Pandemic)
06 == NDAA 2021 —- (Rare Earth Minerals for Weapons Manufacture Proposal)
07 == Base Stay-at-Home Policies —- (Pentagon Issues New Guidance)
08 == Nuclear Weapons Treaty [01] —- (Concerns Heighten over President’s Delay)
09 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 31 May 2020 | Ten)
VA
12 == VA Services [03] —- (VHA Partially Reopens Facilities)
13 == VA Compensation and Pension [13] —- (In Person Exams Resume at Select Locations)
14 == VA Hazard Pay —- (VA Officials Say their Frontline Medical Employees Do Not Require It)
15 == VA Coronavirus Preparations [06] —- (Plans for Future Virus Spikes)
16 == VA COVID-19 Drug Test —- (Degarelix (Firmagom) Clinical Trial HITCH)
18 == VA COVID-19 Drug Test [01] —- (Fewer Patients Now on Hydroxychloroquine)
19 == VA COVID-19 Deaths [02] —- (1200 Patients Expired As of 29 MAY)
20 == VA EPIC3 Study —- (Impact of COVID-19 on Vets)
21 == VA Home Loan [70] —- (New Website for Those Impacted by COVID-19)
21 == VA AO Guam Rules [01] —- (Exposure Report Disputed by VA)
22 == VA Claims Backlog [163] —- (125 Day or Longer Claims Spiking at Over 100,000)
23 == VA EHR [25] —- (Project Upgrade Pause for Pandemic Continues)
24 == VA Unions [08] —- (244 Local Union Bargaining Units to Vacate VA Premises)
24 == VA Chatbox —- (COVID-19 Coach Available to Field Questions)
25 == VA Veteran Homes [02] —- (Should Federal Mnagement be Expanded)
VETS
26 == GI Bill [310] —- (Update on Student Loan Forgiveness Progress)
28 == Vets Battle Covid-19 Threat —- (Vietnam Era Males with Preexisting Conditions)
29 == Coronavirus SITREP 12 —- (Convalescent Plasma)
30 == Homeless Vets [102] —- (VA Calling on Public to Help During Pandemic)
32 == Vet Fraud & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 MAY 2020)
33 == Korean War Vets —- (Alfred G. Bensinger | Died as POW)
34 == Vietnam Vets [39] —- (Paul Gerald Magers | KIA During Rescue Mission}
34 == Vietnam Vets [40] —- (Sam Johnson | AF Pilot, POW & Congressman)
36 == Afghan Vets 11 —- (Ronald J. Shurer | MOH Awardee passes)
37 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 31 MAY 2020)
38 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 31 MAY 2020)
38 == State Veteran’s Benefits —- (California 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
39 == VA Health Care Eligibility [03] —- (H.R.6800 | Heroes Act)
41 == Vet Suicide [48] —- (S.2661 | National Suicide Hotline Designation Act of 2020)
41 == VA Disability Claim Review —- (S.3761 | Veterans Claim Transparency Act)
43 == SBP Reform [06] —- (S.6933 | Caring for Survivors Act of 2020)
MILITARY
44 == Transgender Troops [25] —- (Navy Grants First Waiver)
45 == HIE —- (DoD/VA Health Information Exchange Benefits)
46 == Military Retention —- (Thousands Defer Plans to Leave the Military during Crisis)
47 == U.S. Space Force [20] —- (What USSF is Telling Airmen about the New Service)
49 == USS Theodore Roosevelt [04] —- (COVID-19 Internal Investigation Report Completed)
49 == Navy Submarine Program [04] —- (Navy’s Top Priority Columbia (SSBN-826)
50 == Women in Service [03] —- (Nearly 30% More Likely Than Men to Leave the Military)
52 == Aircraft Carriers [05] —- (“We are Underway and Ready” Navy Says)
53 == Cruise Missiles [03] —- (New and Better JP-10 Jet Fuel Formulated from Corn)
53 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Jack’ thru ‘Jury Rig’)
MILITARY HISTORY
55 == Beach Storming Submarines —- (U.S. Navy Wasn’t Exactly Thrilled With Them)
56 == WWII Operation Barney —- (Sea of Japan 27 May – 5 Jul 1945)
59 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 JUN)
59 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Candelario Garcia | Vietnam)
HEALTH CARE
61 == TRICARE Appointments —- (Automatic Extensions Due to the COVID-19 Outbreak)
61 == Hydroxychloroquine [03] —- (President Defends Use)
63 == Heart Attack [04] —- (A Medical Emergency — Waiting Can be Fatal
64 == Stroke (11) —- (A Medical Emergency — Waiting Can be Fatal)
65 == Painful Joints —- (Study Finds Being Overweight or Obese Ups the Risk)
65 == Rheumatoid Arthritis —- (Painful Inflammation of the Joints)
68 == Prescription Drug Costs [55] —- (Some Seniors to Pay More for Drugs Under New Rule)
69 == Coronavirus [38] —- (Will the Nation be Ready for a 2nd Wave)
70 == Coronavirus [39] —- (Experts Name their Price for Remdesivir Treatment)
71 == Coronavirus [40] —- (HHS Approves Testing by Pharmacists)
FINANCES
72 == Vet Housing [16] —- (Mortgage & Housing Assistance Website Lunched)
73 == Savings [02] —- (COVID-19 Impact as of End of March)
74 == Credit Score [17] —- (FICO Credit Limit Impact)
75 == Retirement Savings [01] —- (The Ugly Truth about How Much We Save)
75== Coronavirus Financial Planning [11] —- (European Leaders Can’t Wait for Vaccine to Relax Controls)
77 == COLA 2021 —- (Has Not kept Up – You’re Feeling It Now)
77 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [12] —- (COVID-19 Surcharges)
79 == Senior’s Living Cost —- (Retiree Dollars Have to Stretch Further and Further these Days)
80 == Health Saving Account [04] —- (Contribution Limit to Increase in 2021)
81 == COVID Antibody Scam —- (Scammers Sell Fake COVID Antibody Tests)
82 == Roof Inspection Scam —- (A Free One Could Come at a Cost)
83 == Student Loan Scam [01] —- (Lawsuit Triggers New Ones)
84 == Tax Burden for Colorado Retired Vets —- (As of May 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
== Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 31 May 2020)
== Congressional Voting [01] —- (Proxy Proposal under Debate)
== China’s Pacific Expansion [02] —- (U.S. Military Pressure Increases as Tensions Rise over Pandemic)
== Afghan Peace Talks [10] —- (U.S. on Track to Pull Troops despite Turmoil)
== Iran Tensions [11] —- (USN to Take Lawful Defensive Measures)
== USS Pinckney Drug Bust —- (3,000 Pounds of Cocaine Seized)
== Coronavirus Vaccine [02] —- (Who Will Get it First)
== Money Lessons —- (8 You Must Teach Your Grandchildren)
== Stockpiling [01] —- (20 Things That Are Actually Worth Doing)
== Have You Heard? —- (Senior Citizens 4)

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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