RAO Bulletin Update 15 November 2020

This bulletin contains the following articles:
DoD
03 == National Security [02] —- (Where President-elect Joe Biden Stands)
05 == SECDEF [20] —- (Trump Fires Mark Esper)
07 == Ballistic Missile Sub Program —- (Navy Working through ‘Challenges’ on Tight Schedule)
08 == Uncrewed Surface Vessels [02] —- (USV Completes 17 Day Transit via Panama Canal to Port Hueneme)
10 == Special Operations Forces —- (American Kidnapped in Niger Rescued)
11 == Vet OPM Pensions —- (Agency Miscalculation Payee)
12 == National Army Museum —- (Opened 11 NOV at 1775 Liberty Dr., Fort Belvoir, Va.)
13 == Commissary Shortages —- Officials Consider Drastic Measures as Shortages Hit Critical Levels)
15 == POW/MIA Recoveries & Burials —- (Reported 01 thru 15 NOV 2020 | Two)
VA
17 == VA ATLAS Program [02] —- (Five Walmart Sites Reopened for Clinical Services)
17 == VA Automobile Grants [01] —- (Automobile Allowance and Adaptive Equipment)
18 == VA 3D Printing [02] —- (Moves to Print and Produce Medical Devices In-House)
19 == Vet TEC [01] —- (VA Training Program Out of Money)
20 == Coronavirus Vaccine [16] —- (Volunteers Needed for VA Phase III Clinical Trials)
21 == VA National Suicide Prevention Report —- (2020 Report Released}
22 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse —- (Reported 01 thru 15 NOV 2020)
VETS
22 == Vet Unemployment [26] —- (OCT Decrease to 5.5 Percent)
23 == Vet Marijuana Access [01] —- (Election Brings to 15 States that legalize Use in Some Form)
25 == Vietnam Veterans Memorial [25] —- (Dedication Anniversary | 38th)
26 == Vet Burials —- (Bottom Line on Your Free Entitlement)
27 == Native American Veterans Memorial [02] —- (Opened on Veterans Day)
28 == WWII Vets 235 —- (Albert David | Boarded and Captured Sinking Nazi Sub)
29 == WWII Vets 236 —- (Paul Hilliard | 25 Combat Missions While too Young to Drink)
30 == WWII Vets 237 —- (Virginia Reavis | Wartime Nurse Turns 101)
31 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [81] —- (Lawmakers Investigate ‘K2’ Base Cancer Cluster of Vets)
32 == Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [82] —- (Biden Suspects Toxic Exposure in Iraq Killed Son Beau)
34 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule —- (As of 16 NOV 2020)
34 == Vet Hiring Fairs —- (Scheduled as of 16 NOV OCT)
35 == Veteran State Benefits —- (Utah 2020)
VET LEGISLATION
35 == Vet Mental Health [03] —- (H.R.8247 | Veterans COMPACT Act of 2020)
MILITARY
37 == Army Museums Giveaway —- (Excess Artifacts, Including Weapons and Historic Uniforms)
38 == Army Helicopters —- (Naming History)
38 == Navy Terminology, Jargon & Slang —- (‘Pit Log’ thru ‘Pork Chop’)
40 == Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle —- (Boeing to Develop New Payloads, Capabilities & Missions for UUVs)
MILITARY HISTORY
41 == Army Base Historic Names [01] —- (Confederate Post Name History the Army Never Wanted You to See)
41 == Hitler’s Major War Goals —- (Lebensraum and Final Reckoning with the Jews)
44 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [63] —- (Results)
44 == Every Picture Tells A Story —- (An Artist at Heart)
45 == USS Seawolf (SS-197) —- (Probably Sunk By Friendly Fire after 3 Years of Combat)
47 == Medal of Honor Citations —- (Gerald O. Young | Vietnam)
47 == Military History Anniversaries —- (16 thru 30 NOV)
HEALTH CARE
50 == Medicare Cost | Military Retirees [04] —- (2021 Premium Changes)
51 == Internet Gaming Disorder —- (Is IGD Addiction a Mental Disorder?)
52 == Coronavirus Vaccine [17] —- (Pfizer Vaccine May Be 90% Effective)
54 == Blood Pressure [03] —- (Understanding It)
55 == Smoking [09] —- (New Research Indicates Smoking and Quitting May Be Genetic)
56 == Cold Sores [01] —- (Home Remedies)
58 == Covid-19 Treatment [04] —- (Metformin | Commonly Prescribed for Type 2 Diabetes)
58 == Covid-19 Treatment [05] —- (Bamlanivimab Receives FDA Emergency Use Authorization)
59 == Covid-19 Virus Survivability [02] —- (Asymptomatic Patient Actively Infectious for 70+ Days)
60 == Covid-19 Headgear [12] —- (Clear Talker Mask)
60 == Covid-19 Testing [06] —- (Community-Based Testing Sites)
61 == Covid-19 Testing [07] —- (Give Blood and Discover if You Have had it)
FINANCES
62 == IRS 2020 Filing Season [01] —- (Tax Rates)
63 == Coronavirus Financial Planning [23] —- (‘Covid’ Fees Starting to Appear on Medical Bills)
64 == Prescription Drug Costs [67] —- (Prices Hit Communities of Color the Hardest)
66 == Amazon Support Scam [01] —- (Phony Amazon Callers Use BBB Phone Number)
67 == Medicare Telephone Scam [02] —- (Beware of Medicare & ACA Cons during Open Enrollment)
68 == COVID-19 Scams [03] —- (Phony Clinical Trials)
68 == Tax Burden for Vermont Retired Vets —- (As of NOV 2020)
GENERAL INTEREST
72 == Notes of Interest —- (01 thru 15 November 2020)
72 == Iran Nuclear Threat [02] —- (Rouhani Wants Biden to Compensate for Alleged Past Mistakes)
73 == Nuclear Weapons Treaty [02] —- (Challenges from Russia, Iran & North Korea now Fall to Biden)
74 == Nuclear Weapons Arsenal [07] —- (Our Stockpile May Not Work)
75 == China’s Territorial Claims [08] —- (Proposed Revision to China’s Maritime Police Law)
76 == Dimension Origins —- (Mile, Acre, Foot, Gallon, Pound, & Horsepower)
78 == Bad Breath —- (Some Home Remedies to Eliminate)
79 == Cars That Never Made It —- (1954 De Soto Adventurer II, 1953 Ford X-100, and 1956 Packard Predictor)
79 == Have You Heard or Seen? —- (Punography (2) | Marines (1) | 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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