RAO Bulletin Update 15 July 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
04 == NDAA 2021 [03] —- (Pentagon CMO Position Elimination Amendment)
04 == Military Troop Withdrawals —- (Trump’s Proposal to Reduce U.S. Troops in Germany)
05 == Military Racial Disparities [03] —- (Cadets Say they Were Called the N-Word and ‘Shunned’)
07 == Gold Star Pins —- (Understanding Their Significance)
07 == Covid-19 Military Awards —- (Troops Who Responded to COVID-19 Crisis Eligible)
08 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 1 thru 15 JUL 2020 | Three)
09 == Arlington National Cemetery [86] —- (Some Military Funeral Restrictions Loosened)
10 == Arlington National Cemetery [87] —- (Confederate Memorial Monument Removal under Review)
VA
11 == VA Debt [09] —- (Debt Relief Extended to End of 2020)
12 == VA Suicide Prevention [63] —- (White House, VA launch REACH)
13 == VA AIDS Care [09] —- (Have You Taken the HIV Test?)
13 == VA Abortion Services [01] —- (30 Year Ban Gets Critical Look)
14 == VA Canine Research —- (Affirmed Necessary by NASEM)
15 == VA Transplant Program [06] —- (First VA Living-Donor Liver Transplant)
16 == VA PTSD Research [30] —-Stamps Sales Have raised $717,000+ for Funding
16 == VA Blind Rehabilitation Services [04] —- (Providing Access to Care in Alternative Formats)
17 == VA Loan Refinancing [04] —- (CARES Act Forbearance Effect on Eligibility)
18 == VA Presumptive AO Diseases [33] —- (Landmark Coverage Bill Will be in NDAA)
19 == VA Budget FY 2021 [04] —- (House Bill Includes $104.8B in Discretionary Appropriations)
20 == VA Hiring [18] —- (More than 20,000 from 29 MAR to Mid-JUN)
20 == VA COVID-19 Preparations [07] —- (PPE Shortage Anticipated if Second Wave Hits)
22 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 JUL 2020)
VETS
26 == Vet Treatment Courts [01] —- (CAMO-RNO Graduate’s 2nd Class)
27 == GI Bill Schools [20] —- (VA Reapproves 5 for Profit Universities)
29 == Civil War Vets —- (Sgt. Frederick Fuger | Union Cannoneer)
30 == Vet Unemployment [22] —- (June Rate Decreased 0.4%)
31 == WWII Vets 218 —- (Leroy Foster | Stalag VII-A Inmate)
32 == Vietnam Vets [42] —- (Ervin Paul Martin)
32 == Afghan Vets 14 —- (Michael Strange)
33 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 JUL 2020)
33 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 15 July 2020)
34 == Veteran State Benefits —- (Delaware 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
35 == VA CARE Program [02] —- (S.123 | Ensuring Quality Care for Our Veterans Act)
35 == VA Caregiver Program [63] —- (S.2216 | TEAM Veteran Caregivers Act)
36 == VA Health Care Eligibility [04] —- (H.R.7469 | Modernizing Veterans’ Healthcare Eligibility Act)
36 == VA Disability Claim Review [01] —- (HR.7443/S.3761 | Veterans Claim Transparency Act)
MILITARY
37 == Alaskan Air Defense ID Zone —- (Six Russian Incursions in June)
38 == Navy Religious Services —- (Indoor Ones Banned)
38 == Military Aviation —- (Mishaps & Deaths Recent Year’s Trend Reversing)
41 == Confederate Flag Controversy 01] —- (HASC Plan to Prohibit at all Military Locations)
41 == Confederate Flag Controversy [02] —- (Pressure Increases on Coast Guard to Ban)
43 == Retiree Court Martialing [03] —- (CAAF to Consider Whether Retiree’s Can Be)
44 == Military Coronavirus Impact [03] —- (Cases Nearly Doubled Since 3 JUN)
45 == Army Food —- (Should Deep-Fryers be Removed from Army Chow Halls)
46 == USS Gerald R. Ford [18] —- (Navy Shakes Up Ford Program after Latest Setback)
47== Military Fraud & Abuse [01] —- (Civilian Lies about Service and Medal Receipt)
48 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- ‘List’ thru ‘Makee-Learnee’)
MILITARY HISTORY
49 == MOH Awards [19] —- (Wounded Knee Awards Face Revocation)
50 == WWII Photos —- (Dutch Mobilization winter 1939/1940)
51 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 31 JUL)
50 == Confederate Veteran Status —- (Fact check on 1958 U.S. Public Law 85-425)
52 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [55] —- (Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby)
52 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Edward Gomez | Korea)
HEALTH CARE
53 == Emergency Planning —- (Earth, Wind, and Fire | Plan for Health Needs)
54 == Covid-19 Pharmacy [04] —- (Gilead Sets Price for Remdesivir Prescriptions)
55 == Pharmaceutical Fraud —- ($678 Million Settlement of U.S. Lawsuit against Novartis)
56 == Dental Implants —- (Things to Consider)
57 == Corneal Abrasion —- (Result of Small Object in Eye)
59 == Heart Disease [06] —- (Statins Can Still Benefit those75 or Older)
60 == Covid-19 Blood Pressure Impact —- (High Pressure Concerns)
61 == Covid-19 Vulnerability [02] —- (Where You are Most Likely to Catch It)
62 == Covid-19 Vulnerability [03] —– (Flu Impact | Get Vaccinated)
63 == Covid-19 Airway Management [03] —- (New CAMIC Protects Care Workers & Patients)
64 == Covid-19 Sanitation [06] —- (FDA Hand Sanitizer Methanol Warning)
65 == Covid-19 Social Distancing [01] —- (Why it Might Not Protect You)
FINANCES
66 == IRAs [06] —- (Cares Act Impact)
67 == Prescription Drug Costs [59] —- (Drug Prices Steadily Rise Amid Pandemic)
69 == Rentals [02] —- (Places You Must Work Overtime to Pay It)
70 == Shopping On Line —- (Do’s and Don’ts)
71 == Credit Card E-scimming —- (Scammers Move Credit Card Theft Online)
72 == Utility Company Scam [01] —- (Shutoff Spiking During Pandemic)
73 == Face Mask Scam [01] —- (Don’t Fall for Fraudulent Flyers)
74 == Moving Scams —- (BBB Study | Cause Financial and Emotional Nightmares)
75 == Moving [02] —- (The Real Cost)
76 == IRS Deadline Dates —- (Ones to Know for Your Next Tax Return)
77 == Tax Burden for District of Columbia Retired Vets —- (As of July 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
80 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 July 2020)
81 == Flag Presentation [09] —- (Ordered Removed from Worksite in Minneapolis)
82 == IRS Nonpayment Ramifications —- (Things That Can Happen If You Don’t Pay)
83 == Trump Border Wall [06] —- (Funding Bill would Prevent Using Military Construction Money)
84 == Vietnam China Dispute [02] —- (China Shuts Down Sea Traffic in the South China Sea)
85 == DPRK Nuclear Diplomacy [01] —- (Talks Rejected as U.S. Envoy Arrives in Seoul)
86 == Afghan Russian Involvement [01] —- (White House Denies being Briefed on Bounty Issue)
87 == Afghan Russian Involvement [02] —- (Pentagon Report on Russia Working with the Taliban)
89 == Coronavirus Vaccine [04] —- (How it Could Cost Americans Dearly)
91 == Statue Posing —- (How to Do it Properly)
91 == Have You Heard? —- (Born 1925-1955 | Word Play | Why I Like Retirement)

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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