RAO Bulletin Update 01 October 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == DoD HIV Policy —- (Lawsuit to Overturn Military’s Deployment Concern)
05 == Navy Maintenance Struggle —- (Attack Sub Boise Overhaul to Begin after 5 Year Sideline)
06 == Arlington National Cemetery [89] —- (Proposed Rule Change Excludes More Vets, Service Members)
07 == Chemical Weapons [01] —- (Mustard Agent Projectile Destruction Ahead of Schedule)
08 == NDAA 2021 [09] —- (How It Could Improve TRICARE Coverage)
09 == DoD Pharmacy Program [02] —- (ATM Style Dispenser Coming)
10 == DoD CATCH Program —- (Still Available Amid Covid-19 Pandemic)
11 == Military ID Card Requests [02] —- (Pandemic Temporary Policy Change USID, CAC, & VOLAC Cards)
12 == POW/MIA [124] —- (Jerome V. Hummel | Remains Identified After 70 Years)
12 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2020 | Eight)
VA
14 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [80] —- (VA Still Denies 78% of Vet Claims after 20 Years of War)
16 == VA Blue Water Claims [83] —- (Vietnam Deck Log Digitalization Project Completed)
16 == VA Home Loan Guaranty [01] —- (COVID-19 Regulatory Relief)
17 == VA Debt [10] —- (Relief Offered to Veterans Impacted by Natural Disasters)
17 == VA Appointments [22] —- (Wilke to Vets — Hang in There for In-Person Care)
18 == VA Chronic Wound Care —- (VA Researcher Develops ‘Smart Bandage’ Technology)
19 == VA Covid-19 Care [02] —- (VA Aims to Validate Effective Treatments through New Initiative)
21== VA Covid-19 Cases [06] —- (Decline Ends with 7% Spike)
21 == VA Alcohol Misuse Care —- (Fecal Transplant Helps Alcohol Cravings)
23 == Flu Shots [16] —- (Where & How to Get Them)
23 == GI Bill Modernization —- (Digitize Education & Housing Benefits Administration)
24 == VA C&P Exams [01] —- (All Exam Locations Now Open)
25 == VA Telehealth Program [20] —- (Veteran Access Expanded with iPad Services)
26 == VA Disaster Resources —- (Available to Veterans)
27 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2020)
VETS
31 == Covid-19 Vet Impact —- (8 Ways Veterans are Particularly at Risk)
32 == Vet Burial Plans [01] —- (How to Obtain a Pre-Need Determination of Eligibility)
34 == MOH License Plate —- (Someone Stole Leroy Petry’)
35 == Military Retiree ID Card [04] —- (New Cards More Durable and Resemble CACs)
36 == Korean War Vet —- (Donald M. Griffith | Chosin Reservoir Survivor)
37 == WWI Vets 11 —- (Louis W. Miles | MOH Awardee Takes Enemy Trench at Age 45)
39 == WWI Vets 12 —- (Eugene Jacques Bullard | World’s First Black Fighter Pilot)
40 == Vietnam Vets 44 —- (David Harker | Recalls His Time as POW)
43 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 30 SEP 2020)
44 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of SEP 2020)
45 == Veteran State Benefits —- (Pennsylvania 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
45 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [79] —- (S.4572//H.R.7596 | Presumptive Benefits for War Fighter’s Illnesses)
47 == Military Sexual Harassment/Assault [09] —- (H.R.8270 | Improve DOD Responses to Sex-Related Offenses)
48 == Servicemembers Lease Protections [01] —- (S.4566 | Modernizing Notice of Lease Terminations)
48 == Suicide Prevention Legislation —- (Lawmakers Take Major Step to Advance Package of Bills)
50 == Military Survivor Benefits [04] —- (S.4594 | Caring for the Survivors & Families of Veterans Act of 2020)
50 == House Vet Bill Progress —- (16 thru 30 SEP 2020)
51 == Senate Vet Bill Progress —- (16 thru 30 SEP 2020)
MILITARY
52 == Military Absentee Voting —- (How to Register and Vote)
54 == Army Punishment —- (Push-Ups, PT Okayed as Punishment for Minor Infractions)
55 == Election 2020 —- (Candidate’s Military/Veteran Plans)
57 == USMC Maternity Leave —- (12 Weeks Not Enough – More Sought)
58 == Marine Corps Boot Camp [02] —- (Closing/Relocation Plan under Consideration)
60 == USSF [02] —- (Upcoming 1st Birthday Will Unveil a Slew of Decisions)
61 == USCG Sea Pay —- (New Fiscal 2021 Rates)
62 == Military Children U.S. Citizenship —- (New Law Makes it Automatic for Those Under 18)
62 == Military Working Dogs [05] —- (Call for U.S. Bred Dogs Grows to End ‘Outsourced’ Security)
64 == USS Grenadier (SS-210) —- (77 Year Old Wreck Discovered)
66 == Navy RAO Program [02] —- (How to Locate Offices for Services)
66 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Oil King’ thru ‘Oh Dark Thirty’)
MILITARY HISTORY
67 == WWII Hell Ships —- (Japanese Transporters of POWs and Slave Laborers)
68 == Normandy Airborne Assault —- (The 82nd and 101st Airborne on D-Day)
69 == WWII Operation Drumbeat —- (Nazi Submarines Brought the Fight to Florida)
71 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [60] —- (Night Mission)
71 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 OCT)
71 == Navy Coffee —- (Why WWII Navy Veterans Added Salt to It)
72 == WWII Photos —- (Iron Cross Awardees)
73 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (William E. Adams | Vietnam)
HEALTH CARE
74 == MHS GENESIS —- (Using Patient Portal for COVID-19 Concerns)
76 == Smoking [08] —- (Study of Effects on Therapeutic Stem Cells)
77 == Dementia [09] —- (PTSD Doubles Likelihood of Having It in Later Life)
78 == Headaches [01] —- (DVBIC Study Focuses on Concussion-Related)
79 == Microwave Injury —- (Injury Awareness Tool)
80 == Dental Care [03] —- (New Treatment Halts Tooth Decay with No Drilling)
81 == Drug Cost Increases [20] —- (Sen. Bernie Sanders Blasts AstraZeneca for Raising Prices)
83 == Coronavirus SITREP 13 —- (Covid-19 Real Stats)
85 == Covid-19 Fake Cures [03] —- (Intravenous Vitamin C)
86 == Covid-19 Headgear [10] —- (Television Commercial for Zshield Face Shields Criticized)
87 == Coronavirus Vaccine [14] —- (Army’s May Produce a Side Benefit: Cure for the Common Cold)
FINANCES
88 == Vet COLA 2021 [02] —- (Will See Same COLA Boost as Social Security Beneficiaries)
89 == SSA Changes [01] —- (Biden/Trump Plans & Potential Impact)
90 == SSA COLA 2021 —- (Inflation Adjustment ~1.3%)
91 == Prescription Drug Costs [66] —- (Trump Signs New Executive Order on Prices)
92 == Tax Forms 2020 —- (What Retirees Need to Know about the New IRS 2020 W-4)
93 == Online Shopper Scam —- (Shoppers Expect Deals, but Get Counterfeit Goods)
94 == CashApp Scam —- (Scammers’ New Favorite Way to Pay)
95 == Spectrum Health Scam —- (Vishing Calls)
95 == Mortgage [13] —- (Why Haven’t 19M Homeowners Refinanced Theirs Yet?)
97 == Overpriced Products —- (15 of the Most Outrageous)
99 == Tax Burden for Idaho Retired Vets —- (As of SEP 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
102 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 30 September 2020)
103 == Fake News —- (Disfigured Vet Wants Social Media to Stop Using his Picture)
103 == Retirement Location [01] —- (Reasons Not to Move when you Do Retiree)
105 == Controversial U.S. Statues —- (Buyers Available for Those Removed for Racial Justice)
106 == Libya —- (Russian Fighter Jets Mercenaries Engaging in Combat Activities)
107 == China’s Offensive Capability [08] —- (Americans Do Not Understand Severity of the Military Threat)
108 == Military Theme Park —- (Lets You Drive Tanks, Crush Cars and Shoot Machine Guns)
109 == U.S. Embassy Manila —- (Limited Resumption of Passport/ Some Services)
110 == Cars That Never Made It —- (Buick XP-300, Ford Mustere, and Cadillac Cyclone)
110 == Have You Heard or Seen? —- (A True West Point Story | Latest Satanical Cartoons)

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].

One Response to “RAO Bulletin Update 01 October 2020”

  1. PAUL BOUCHARD October 1, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

    NOT! a friendly site for the reader! ! !

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