RAO Bulletin Update 01 August 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
== NDAA 2021 [04] —- (House Burn Pits & Agent Orange Amendments)
== NDAA 2021 [05] —- (House Passes $740.5B Plan)
== NDAA 2021 [06] —- (Senate Passes Amendment to Add 3 AO Linked Conditions
== NDAA 2021 [07] —- (Senate Passes $740.5B Plan)
== Military Racial Disparities [04] —- (Air Force Survey Results Overwhelming)
== Hypersonic Weapon Program —- (Trump’s “Super Duper” New Missile)
== DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2020)
== TRICARE Changes 2020 —- (Jan thru Jul Summary)
== POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2020 | Four)
VA
== HUD-VASH [10] —- (VA Adds $400M to Homeless Vet Program)
== VA Malpractice Claims —- (Bills to Protect Veterans Who Experience VA Medical Malpractice)
== VA Claim Denials [18] —- (20,000 Improperly Denied During COVID-19 pandemic)
== VA Sexual Harassment [01] —- (Lawmakers Blast VA’s Policies as Inadequate)
== VA Surgery [02] —- (Care Outperforms/Matches Neighboring Non-VA Hospitals)
== Covid-19 Vet Craft Kit —- (Free to Quarantined Vets)
== VA Dental Care [07] —- (Some Congressmen Want to Expand Eligibility)
== VA Nursing Homes [18] —- (Currently Only 2 Residents are Covid-19 Positive)
== VA Deaths [03] —- (COVID-19 Related Surpasses 2,000)
== VA C&P Exams —- (Resuming In some Locations)
== VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2020)
VETS
== GI Bill Rudisill v. Wilkie [02] —- (Ruling Won’t Come in Time for Fall Classes)
== Atomic Service Medal [01] —- (HASC Approves 2021 NDAA Amendment)
== Vet Toxic Exposure | Karshi-Khanabad [02] —- (Sick K2 Vets Left Out of Senate NDAA Bill)
== Boxer Rebellion Vets —- (John Mapes Adams)
== Civil War Vets —- (Richard Enderlin | Union Musician)
== WWII Vets 218 —- (Adolfo Celaya | USS Indianapolis Survivor)
== Afghan Vets 15 —- (Ryan Pitts)
== Cold War Vets —- (Tu Lam | Vietnam Refugee)
== Vet Home Covid-19 Impact —- (Lawmakers Call for Accountability in State Home Deaths)
== Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 31 JUL 2020)
== Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 31 July 2020)
== Veteran State Benefits —- (Florida 2020)
== Vet State Benefits —- (Most Popular by State in 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
== Transition Assistance Program [09] —- (H.R.7542 | TAP Counseling Bill)
== VA Home Loan [72] —- (H.R.3504/S.2022 | Specially Adaptive Housing Improvement Act)
== Vet Treatment Courts [02] —- (H.R.886 | Veteran Treatment Court Coordination Act of 2019)
== Reserve Component Burial —- (HR.7752 | State Veterans Cemetery Internment)
== Vet Bills Sent to President —- (July 15 thru 31, 2020 | Three)
== House Vet Bill Progress —- (16 thru 31 JUL 2020)
MILITARY
== PFAS Toxic Exposure [19] —- (House NDAA Amendment Targets Military Bases)
== USS Bonhomme Richard —- (She is Salvageable.)
== USS Bonhomme Richard [01] —- (Toxic Chemicals Found in Fire Air Sampling)
== Military Sexual Harassment/Assault [08] —- (Lawmakers, Advocates Urge Change after Killing)
== Korean War Anniversary [05] —- (Trump Signs Proclamation Commemorating End)
== Confederate Flag Controversy [03] —- New Military Policy Announced
== Stolen Valor [120] —- (Military Cases on the Rise)
== Self-Healing Synthetic —- (Newly Developed by Army Researchers)
== Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Make Fast’ thru ‘Midrats”)
MILITARY HISTORY
== Operation IUG —- (Soviet’s Moldova Purges)
== Auschwitz Liberation —- (Soviet’s Free 7,000 Inmates on January 18, 1945)
== The Ghost Matt Urban —- (The Most Decorated Infantry Officer You’ve Never Heard Of)
== WWII Photos —- (Villafranca, Italy Battle Casualty)
== WWII Operation Union II —- (Marines Kill so Many Germans, Nazis Think them a Battalion)
== WWII Bomber Nose Art [56] —- (Pacific Princess)
== Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 AUG)
== Medal of Honor Citations —- (Clair Goodblood | Korea)
HEALTH CARE
== Blood Donations [01] —- (600K TRICARE Users Identified as COVID-19 Survivors)
== Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy —- (Military and Veterans Exposure Underreported)
== Carbon Monoxide Poisoning —- (What it is & How to Prevent It)
== Coronavirus Vaccine [05] —- (Likely Not to Be as Effective for Older People)
== Coronavirus Vaccine [06] —- (White House ‘Very Confident’ By Year’s End)
== Covid-19 Fake Cures —- (MMS & Thrive)
== Covid-19 Misinformation —- (COVID INFO FROM JOHNS HOPKINS HOSPITAL Email)
== Covid-19 Vulnerability [04] —- (Giving up Smoking May Lower Your Risk)
== Covid-19 Vulnerability [05] —- (The Older You Are, the Greater the Risk)
== Covid-19 Testing [01] —- (How to Understand Your Test Results)
== Covid-19 Headgear [06] —- (Mask Washing)
== Covid-19 Virus Survivability [01] —- (CDC Changes Isolation Recommendations)
FINANCES
== SSA Fund Depletion [16] —- (Woes Accelerating — Blame the Pandemic & Birth Rate)
== Sales Tax [04] —- (August State Holidays)
== Coronavirus Financial Planning [20] —- (Who Could Receive another Stimulus Check)
== Household Pulse —- (Census Survey Estimates of Pandemic Impact | JUL 9-14)
== Rentals [03] —- (Cities Where Renting Is Cheaper than Owning)
== Inheritance & Estate Taxes —- (17 States with One or the Other — or Both)
== Driveway Scams —- (Summer is the Time for Them)
== Work at Home Scam [02] —- (Videos to View Before your Taken)
== Locksmith Scams [01] —- (Know the Signs)
== Tax Burden for Florida Retired Vets —- (As of July 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
== Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 31 July 2020)
== Taiwan-China Dispute [07] —- (Island Nation Says China Stepping Up Threats)
== China’s Territorial Claims [07] —- (US Says Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea Unlawful)
== My WWII Story —- (Memories of a Merchant Marine)
== Iran Tensions [12] —- (Iran’s Refurbished Mockup Aircraft Carrier in Use Again)
== Mail Service —- (Cost-Cutting Plan Could Delay Deliveries)
== IRS Summons —- (What It Is)
== Coronavirus Vaccine [07] —- (Kremlin Attempting to Steal Vaccine Research)
== Covid-19 Victims —- (Nurse’s 117-Days to Recovery)
== Have You Heard? —- (Freedom Isn’t Free | Rogue Report | Haircut)

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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