RAO Bulletin Update 15 September 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
03 == NDAA 2021[08] —- (Bill Vote/Compromise Isn’t Likely Before Nov. 3 Elections)
04 == Artificial Intelligence [01] —- (SecDef Says AI Will Change the Battlefield)
06 == USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) [25] —- (NTSB Report Faults US Navy for Collision)
07 == DoD Religion Policy [01] —- (On Base Catholic Mass Cutbacks Impact San Diego)
08 == Arlington National Cemetery [88] —- (Reopening for Gravesite Visitation Only)
08 == DOD Troop Deployments —- (US to Cut Thousands from Iraq, Afghanistan in Coming Months)
10 == Stars & Stripes —- (DOD Rescinding Newspaper’s Shut Down Order)
11 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 SEP 2020)
VA
12 == VA Data Breach [60] —- (46,000 Vet’s Personal Information Compromised)
13 == VA Copayments —- (Pandemic Volunteer Payment Procedure)
15 == VA Medical Marijuana [69] —- (House Poised to Vote on Bill to Let VA Recommend It to Vets)
16 == VA Coronary Care —- (Study Reveals Better Chance of Living for Post PCI Patients)
16 == VA Appointments [21] —- (Millions of Vets Waiting to Hear About Their Canceled Ones)
17 == VA Pharmacy Mail-Order [03] —- (Ignore the Conspiracy Theories)
19 == HUD-VASH [11] —- (West LA VA’s Tent City Homeless Alternative)
20 == VA Secretary [90] —- (Does Not Believe Trump Disparaged Veterans)
22 == VA Police [01] —- (GAO Applauds Training but Not Use of Force Record Keeping)
22 == VA Suicide Prevention [64] —- (GAO Uncovers Multiple Mistakes in On-Campus Suicide Reporting)
23 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 SEP 2020)
VETS
24 == Vet Housing [17] —- (Foreclosure Moratorium Extended to 31 DEC)
25 == Pin Ups for Vets [01] —- (Annual Calendar Now Available)
26 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [78] —- (New Approach Needed to Prove Direct Illness Link)
28 == Korean War Vets —- (Ernest R. Kouma | Actions Surpassed Audie Murphy’s)
30 == Korean War Vets —- (Ronald Rosser | MOH Awardee Dies at Age 90)
31 == WWII Vets 120 [01] —- (Hershel Williams | Recounts Iwo Jima Battle Experience)
33 == MWR [02] —- (Army Approves Military Retirees/Eligible Vets Use in Germany)
33 == Retiree Court-Marshaling —- (Violation of Equal Protection Issue)
34 == Vet Unemployment [24] —- (August Down for 4th Month in a Row)
35 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 15 SEP 2020)
35 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of SEP 2020)
36 == Veteran State Benefits —- (Oregon 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
36 == VA Burial Benefits [49] —- (HR.5639 | Chuck Osier Burial Benefits Act)
37 == Vet Suicide [50] —- (10 House Bills Introduced to Help Prevention)
MILITARY
38 == Military Support —- (National Conventions Reveal Common Ground)
40 == USS Tang (SS-306) —- (Last Survivor | William Liebold)
41 == Air Force Hospital/Clinic —- (DHA Launches New USAF Military Hospital & Clinic Websites)
43 == Coronavirus Vaccine [13] —- (Military Not Selected to Be Among First Groups to Receive)
44 == Absentee Voting [05] —- (Overseas Military Free Expedited Mail Service)
45 == Marine Corps Boot Camp [01] —- (Plan to End Gender Segregation)
47 == Air Force Assignments —- (Child Custody Arrangement Policy)
48 == Air Force Uniforms —- (Your Ideas Sought for Future Uniform Updates)
49 == USMC Retention [01] —- (Will Pay Pilots Up to $210,000 to Stay in Uniform)
49 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- ‘NFO’ thru ‘Oh Dark Thirty’)
MILITARY HISTORY
51 == WWII Finland —- (Impact on War’s Outcome)
53 == Vietnam Unsung Heroes —- (The ‘Trash Haulers’ of 374th Tactical Airlift Wing)
54 == Pacific War Ends —- (Four Troops Who Remember the Day)
55 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [59] —- (Bourbon Boxcar)
56 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 30 SEP)
56 == WWII Photos —- (Australian Troopers in Papua New Guinea)
56 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Stanley T. Adams | Korea)
HEALTH CARE
58 == TRICARE Health Care Providers —- (Proposal Would Give Some Users a Wider Choice)
59 == Health Information Exchange [01] —- (What it will Do When Fully Deployed)
60 == Flu Shots [14] —- (Fighting Flu Together: Get an Immunization!)
61 == Lung Cancer [03] —- (Military Medicine Forging Pathways to Treat and Prevent)
62 == Prosthetics [02] —- (First ‘Plug and Play’ Brain Prosthesis Demonstrated)
64 == Prosthetics [03] —- (Artificial Hand that Feels)
65 == Respiratory Illness [01] —- (Wildfire Impact)
66 == Drug Cost Increases [19] —- (Drug Price Spikes Still Unchecked)
67 == Covid-19 Fake Cures [02] —- (Cannabidiol (CBD) Products)
68 == Covid-19 Headgear [09] —- (Valved Masks Do More Harm than Good)
FINANCES
69 == SSA Payroll Tax Break —- (How It Works)
70 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [21] —- (CARES Act Stimulus Money Deadline 30 SEP)
71 == Vet Predatory Loans [03] —- (Offenders | Service 1st Mortgage, Inc. & Hypotec Inc.)
72 == Retiree Finances [03] —- (Average Annual Expenditures 2019)
72 == Google Password Scam —- (A Phishing Con)
73 == Car Insurance [25] —- (Getting the Best Possible Deal)
74 == Gas Pump Scam —- (Skimming Victimizing More Drivers)
75 == Tax Burden for Iowa Retired Vets —- (As of SEP 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
78 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 September 2020)
79 == Eisenhower Memorial [06] —- (Will be Dedicated and Unveiled in Washington, D.C. on 17 SEP)
81 == POW/MIA Flag [01] —- (Removal from White House Roof to South Lawn Sparks Anger)
82 == China’s Nuclear Arsenal [02] —- (Projected to Double in Ten Years)
83 == U.S. China Military Tensions [02] —- (Pentagon’s Cold War Bomber Threat)
85 == War With China —- (What It Could Look Like)
86 == Navajo Code Talkers [01] —- (Commemorative Ale Gets Rave Reviews But also Backlash)
88 == Afghan Withdrawal [02] —- (Some Vets Who Fought there Torn Over U.S. Pullout)
89 == U.S. Embassy Manila —- (Overseas Voting Guidelines)
90 == Cars That Never Made It —- (Buick LeSabre, GM Firebird III, and Lincoln Futura)
91 == Have You Heard? —- (Military Q&As | Military Jokes/Jabs)

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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