RAO Bulletin Update 01 November 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
RAO BULLETIN
03 == National Park Pass Program [02] —- (Free Lifetime Entry for All Vets/Gold Star Families)
04 == DoD Suicide Policy [15] —- (Pentagon Releases Latest Numbers for Suicide Deaths In 2020)
05 == Electromagnetic Spectrum —- (New Strategy Details DoD Goals for EMS Superiority)
06 == Memorial —- (The Pledge | Arlington National Cemetery)
07 == Gold Star Families [04] —- (Pentagon Display Dedicated)
08 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 16 thru 31 OCT 2020 | Ten)
VA
10 == VA 2021 COLA —- (Same as SSA, SBP & Military Retiree Recipients)
11 == VA Presumptive AO Diseases [35] —- (The $8 Billion Question)
12 == VA Claim Exams [02] —- (All VA In-House C&P Exams to be Outsourced)
13 == VA AI [02] —- (Pilot AI Tool Program for Prognosis of Covid-19 Cases)
13 == VA Blue Water Claims [84] —- (48% of Claims Received Since 1 JAN Completed)
14 == VA EHR [27] —- (Implementation of New System Started 24 OCT)
15 == VA Health Care [02] —- (VA Declines Participation in Short Notice Mission Act Hearing)
16 == VA COVID-19 Cases [08] —- (Active Cases among Patients up More Than 70% in 30 Days)
17 == Alcohol Abuse [03] —- (Pilot Study | Fecal Transplant Helps Alcohol Cravings)
18 == Domestic Violence —- (VA Intimate Partner Violence Assistance)
19 == VA FMP [02] —- (Manila VARO & OPC New Local Fax Number)
20 == VA Manila OPC —- (Veteran Orthopedic Appointments No Longer Provided)
21 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 16 thru 31 OCT 2020)
VETS
26 == Wigs For Vets —- (Support for Breast Cancer Fighters & Survivors)
27 == Vet Jobs [268] —- (VA Police is hiring!)
28 == Korean War Vets —- (Ronald Rosser | Military Legend)
29 == Vietnam Vets [45] —- (Jedh C. Barker | Saved Lives through His Heroic Actions)
30 == Vietnam Vets [46] —- (Col. Merlyn Dethlefsen | Thai Nguyen Steel Plant Mission)
31 == Veterans Day —- (2020 Discounts & Freebies)
32 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 31 OCT 2020)
32 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 31 OCT)
33 == Veteran State Benefits —- (Texas 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
34 == DIC [12] —- (H.R.8559 | S. 4594 Surviving Families Benefit Expansion Act)
35 == Vet Suicide [51] —- (S.785 | The John Scott Hannon Act Signed Into Law)
36 == Military Child Caregivers [01] —- (S.4842 | Military Family Au Pairs Admission to U.S)
MILITARY
37 == Military Low-Income Stipend —- (Advocates Renew Push to Feed Military Families)
39 == Military Tattoo Criteria [13] —- (Nellis AFB Opens First Shop)
40 == Army Emergency Relief [04] —- (2020 Loans Converted to Grants for 1,000 Families)
41 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Pilot’ thru ‘Pitch’)
MILITARY HISTORY
41 == WWI Red Baron Death —- (Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen’s Career)
43 == Battle of Manila Bay —- (One of Navy’s Most Stunning Victories Had a Breakfast Break)
45 == First Asian Marine Corps Officer —- (Chew-Een Lee’s Korean Exploits)
46 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [62] —- (Nightie Mission)
46 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (Hidden German Hanger)
47 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (David D. Porter | Philippine Insurrection)
49 == Military History Anniversaries —- (01 thru 15 NOV)
HEALTH CARE
49 == Common Colds —- (Usually Quite Harmless and Go Away on Their Own)
51 == Honey [01] —- (More Reasons to Eat It)
52 == Wrist Injuries —- (Symptoms, Outlook, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment)
54 == Alzheimer Disease [20] —- (Brain stimulation on the horizon?)
55 == Cholesterol [06] —- (Too Much Can Be a Problem)
57 == TRICARE Young Adult Plan [01] —- (Up to 22% Monthly Costs Increase Next Year)
57 == Coronavirus SITREP 14 —- (10 Things we’ve learned About COVID-19 So Far)
58 == Coronavirus SITREP 15 —- (Coming Months Could be the Roughest Yet)
60 == Coronavirus Vaccine [15] —- (Nearly All Americans Will Not Have to Pay Any Costs)
60 == Covid-19 Headgear [11] —- (What Next?)
61 == Covid-19 Misinformation [02] — (Hospitals Fail to Tell Uninsured their Bills are Covered)
62 == Covid-19 Fake Cures [05] —- (Ozone, Hydrogen Peroxide, & Other Oxygenation Treatments)
63 == Covid-19 Testing [05] —- (Cold? Flu? COVID? Here’s How to Tell)
FINANCES
65 == Prescription Savings Card —- (Trump’s Election-Eve Drug Discounts for Seniors Get Snagged)
66 == Mortgage [14] —- (Refinance Window Could End Soon)
67 == FICO Credit Score [18] —- (Surprising Things that Damage Your Score)
67 == Medicare Out vs. In-Patient —- (Not Asking about This in Hospital Can Cost you Thousands)
69 == Vet Retirement Earnings —- (Vietnam Era Earn Nearly as Much as Their Civilian Counterparts)
70 == GI Bill 48 Month Rule —- (Carr vs. Wilke Decision Additional Payment Entitlement)
71 == Medicare Help Scams —- (Claims to “Help” with Medicare Enrollment)
72 == Influencer Scam —- (Gets a Charity Twist)
73 == Money Flipping Scams [03] —- (Watch Out for These Cons)
74 == TRICARE Select [08] —- (New Enrollment Fee Grace Period Proposed)
75 == Tax Burden for Indian Retired Vets —- (As of OCT 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
78 == Notes of Interest —- (16 thru 31 October 2020)
79 == USPS Mail Delivery [04] —- (Suggested Deadlines to Get Holiday Goodies to Overseas Troops)
80 == Trump Border Wall [16] —- (Supreme Court to Hear DoD Money Diversion Appeal)
81 == Vinegar Don’ts —- (9 Things You Should NOT Clean with It)
83 == Divorce [06] —- (10 More Common but False Beliefs about Divorce and Money)
84 == China U.S. Relations [02] —- (Enhanced Response U.S. Cutters Being Based in Western Pacific)
85 == Iran Nuclear Threat [01] —- (Satellite Images Reveal Construction Ongoing)
86 == Addiction Treatment [01] —- (Contingency Management Works. Why is It So Underused?)
89 == Chicago Eight Trial —- (7 Reasons why It Was Such a Big Deal)
91 == Classic Chile —- (How to Prepare It)
92 == Cars That Never Made It —- (Lincoln Indianapolis, 195? Mercury D524, and Chrysler D’Elegance)
92 == Have You Heard or Seen? —- (Military Maxims | Husbands & Wives (3) | Latest Satirical 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].

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