RAO Bulletin Update 15 June 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
03 == Commissary Prices [12] —- (Military Families Need Relief from Rising Food Costs)
04 == Commissary Sales [05] —- (Impact of Newly Eligible Vets)
05 == Military Health Care [02] —- (GAO Finds DOD Health Overhaul Plan Errors)
07 == Pentagon Law Enforcement Role —- (Events of 1 thru 3 JUN 2020)
08 == Tricare/CHAMPUS Fraud [22] —- ($54 Million Compound Pharmacy Kickback Scheme)
09 == Tricare Reserve Select [17] —- (Reinstatement Request Period Extended)
10 == Marine Corps Pacific Realignment [02] —- (AS Futenma Relocation Pushed to 2030)
11 == Secretary of the Navy —- (77th SECNAV Sworn In)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 Jun 2020 | Seven)
VA
13 == VA Cancer Treatment [14] —- (Teleoncology Care Program Announced)
14 == VA Grave Markers [08] —- (German POW Headstones to be Replaced)
15 == VA Pension Program [02] —- (Civil War Pensions End)
16 == VA Home Loan [71] —- (Borrower Protections during COVID-19 Pandemic)
18 == VA Veterans Pension [07] —- (Eligibility & Applying)
20 == VA Claims Backlog [164] —- (55,000 Increase since NOV 2019)
21 == VA COVID-19 Preparations —- (Unable to Predict what Fall Coronavirus Rebound May Bring)
22 == VA COVID-19 Response —- (HVAC Concerns over Coping with Pandemic)
23 == VA Emergency Room Care [04] —- (Reduced Visits Concern)
24 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2020)
VETS
26 == Vet Cemeteries [04] —- (National Cemeteries Resume Committal & Memorial Services)
27 == COLA 2021 [01] —- (House Votes Vet’s to Have Parity w/SSA’s)
28 == Normandy —- (This Year a Pandemic Remembrance)
29 == Vet Fraud & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUN 2020)
29 == GI Bill Delimiting Date —- (Pandemic Impacted Students)
30 == WWII Vets [228] — (Alfred Eiken | B-29er & DFC Awardee)
31 == Vietnam Vets [41] —- (Alfred Rascon | MoH Medic)
33 == National WWII Memorial [01] —- (Vandalized During George Floyd Protest)
33 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 31 MAY 2020)
34 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 15 June 2020)
34 == State Veteran’s Benefits —- (Colorado 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
35 == Vet Jobs [266] —- (H.R.7111 | Veterans Economic Recovery Act)
36 == Vet Homeless Recovery Programs [06] —- (H.R.7105/S.3898 | Homeless Vets COVID-19 Response Act)
37 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [77] —- (H.R.7072 | SFC Heath Robinson Transparency Act)
39 == Arlington National Cemetery [84] —- (S.3935 | Presidential Burial Entitlement)
39 == Hurricane Nuking [01] —- (H.R.7075 | Climate Change, Hurricane Correlation & Strategy Act)
41 == NDAA 2021 [01] —- (Senate sets to work on 2021 Bill)
41 == Passed Vet Bills —- (House, Senate, & Signed into Law since 15 MAR 2020
MILITARY
42 == MOH Awards [18] —- (German Auction House Sells Historic Medal)
43 == Army ERCA System —- (Newest Supergun Will Cost $500M before its Ready to Fight
44 == Minuteman III Program —- (Hackers Steal Secrets from Nuclear Missile Contractor)
45 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Kapok’ thru ‘Knuckle dragger’)
MILITARY HISTORY
46 == Russian MiG Shootdown —- (50 Years a Secret)
48 == WWII Theodore Roosevelt Jr. —- (Only General to Storm Normandy Beaches in 1st Wave)
49 == Civil War Abner Doubleday —- (Baseball Supposed Inventor Disputed)
50 == Military Executions —- (Army Pvt. John Bennett | 16 April 1961)
51 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 30 JUN)
51 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Charles George | Korea)
HEALTH CARE
52 == PTSD Detection [03] —- (Basics)
54 == Prescription Drug Costs [56] —- (BCBS Sues CVS over Inflated Drug Prices)
55 == Prescription Drug Costs [57] —- (Big Pharma Attacks Efforts to Guard against COVID-19 Price Gouging)
57 == Heart Failure [02] —- (Palliative Care Impact on Recovery)
58 == Insomnia [05] —- (Relaxation Techniques and Sleeping Habits)
60 == Dehydration —- (Senior’s Overlooked Health Risk)
61 == Amblyopia —- (Lazy Eye in Children)
63 == Hydroxychloroquine 04 —- (Study Authors Can’t Vouch for Data Used)
64 == HIV Drug Cost —- (Create Challenges for Patients on Medicare)
65 == Cancer Screening [02] —- (Low-Dose CT Lung Scans are Saving Lives)
FINANCES
66 == Dental Cost [03] —- (New COVID-19 Infection Control Fee)
67 == Military Pay Raise 2021 —- (Key Senate Panel Approves 3%)
68 == TRICARE Coverage [07] —- (Plan to Include Dependents to Age 26 w/o Additional Costs)
68 == U.S. Budget —- (COVID-19’s Undiscussed Crisis)
70 == Cybercrime —- (Military Members Disproportionately Affected)
71 == COVID-19 Scam [01] —- (False Exposure Notifications)
72 == Unemployment Insurance Scam —- (ID Thieves Will Take These Too!)
73 == Credit Card Overpayment Scam —- (Looks Like Credit Card Help)
74 == Tax Burden for Connecticut Retired Vets —- (As of June 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
77 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 June 2020)
77 == Contactless Credit Cards [01] —- (Pros & Cons)
78 == COVID-19 Changes —- (Some that May Outlast the Pandemic)
79 == Russia Nuclear Weapons [02] —- (New Rules Released for Using in War)
80 == Car Washing —- (9 Mistakes Made by Many Washers)
82 == RP-US Relations [05] —- (Philippines Backs off Threat to End U.S. Alliance)
83 == Coronavirus SITREP 13 —- (The Virus Isn’t Done With Us Yet)
85 == Homeowners Insurance [16] —- (Renovations Impact)
88 == Have You Heard? —- (A Senior’s Viewpoint of Today)

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]t.

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