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RAO BULLETIN 1 October 2018

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BULLETIN
1 October 2018

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

04 == Space Force [03] ---- (Air Force Secretary Comments on Pentagon Blueprint)
05 == Army Recruiting [09] ---- (Medical and Behavioral Issues | A Second Look)
06 == Defense Appropriations Bill 2019 [01] ---- (Passed | Trump Signed 28 SEP)
07 == MCAS Futenma Okinawa [12] ---- (Dugong Ruling Appealed
08 == Transgender Lawsuits [10] ---- (Trump Asks Supreme Court to Intervene)
09 == Military Amputees ---- (Options for Continued Military Service)
09 == DoD/VA VLER [14] ---- (GAO Anticipates IPO Dysfunction Dealing with EHR
10 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2018)
14 == POW/MIA [114] ---- (North Korean MIA Recovery Talks Continue)
14 == POW/MIA [115] ---- (The Science behind North Korea War Remains)
16 == POW/MIA [116] ---- (Four POWs Share Their Story)
19 == POW/MIA Recoveries ---- (Reported 16 thru 30 SEP 2018 | 29)

. * VA * .

22 == VA Appeals [32] ---- (2018 Goal of 81,000 Decisions Exceeded)
23 == VA Aid & Attendance [21] ---- (Changes to Eligibility Requirements)
24 == VA Suicide Prevention [51] ---- (Veteran Suicide Data from 2005 to 2016)
25 == Traumatic Brain Injury [70] ---- (CHAMP | Headache Treatment)
26 == VA Hospital Quality of Care [05] ---- (Five Improved & One Got Worse)
26 == VA Vet Choice [83] ---- (Surgery Authorization 6-Week Goal)
27 == GI Bill [262] ---- (VA Having Problems Implementing Forever GI Bill)
28 == VA Blue Water Claims [52] ---- (Former VA Secretaries Opinions on Extending Benefits)
29 == VA Lawsuit | Victor Skaar ---- (Benefit Denial | Palomares H Bomb Radiation Exposure)
30 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 30 Sep 2018)
32 == VAMC Las Vegas [03] ---- (Exemplifies What VA Will Become)
33 == VAMC Minneapolis [11] ---- (Five Doctors Out Over MiMedx Improprieties)
34 == VAMC Manchester NH [08] ---- (Substandard Care Complaints Invalidated)
35 == VAMC Houston TX [04] ---- (Marriage & Family Therapists Now Available)

. * VETS * .

36 == Vietnam Veterans Memorial [23] ---- (Wall Education Center Plans Scrapped)
37 == Vet Funeral Benefits [01] ---- (Vet’s Garage Sale Results in Covering His Cost)
38 == Obit: Annie Fox ---- (20 JAN 1987 | First Woman to Earn Purple Heart)
39 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of 30 SEP 2018)
39 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 3015 SEP 2018)
40 == State Veteran's Benefit ---- (California 2018)

. * VET LEGISLATION * .

40 == Veterans Justice Outreach Program ---- (H.R.2147/S.946 | Signed Into Law)
41 == Medication Obtainment ---- (S.2554/HR.6143 | Patient Right to Know Drug Prices Act)
42 == VA Blue Water Claims [51] ---- (H.R.299 Stalled in the Senate – Take Action)

. * MILITARY* .

42 == Navy PCS Moves ---- (New Policy for When Family Members Can Move)
43 == Air Force Retention Bonus ---- (Program Expansion)
44 == USMC Plate Carrier ---- (Contract Awarded for New Lighter and Better Fitting Vest)
44 == Navy Deploy-Or-Out Policy [01] ---- (Another Involuntary Separation Warning)
45 == Military Grooming Standards [02] ---- (NAVADMIN Update 21 SEP 2018)
46 == Adjustable Bomb Yields ---- (USAF Wants Conventional Bombs to Have “Dial A Yield”)
47 == USAF Helicopters ---- (MH-139 to Replace Huey UN-1N)
48 == Army Manning Levels [02] ---- (Supposed to be Growing, but This Year, it Didn’t at All)
50 == Navy Amphibs ---- (Congress Want to Build More)
51 == USS Pueblo [05] ---- (Crewmembers | Bring Our Warship Home)
53 == USS Enterprise (CVN-65) [04] ---- (Disposal Issues)
53 == USS Sturgis (MH-1A) ---- (Nuclear Reactor Deactivated)
54 == Navy Cruisers [01] ---- (Larger Surface Ships Will Replace Aging Cruisers)
55 == USAF Warrant Officer Program [01] ---- (Thanks but No Thanks)
56 == Navy Terminology [03] ---- (Origins)
57 == Warships That Will Change the Future ---- (USS Anchorage (LPD-23)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

58 == Saving Boxer 22 ---- (Biggest Air Rescue Mission of the Vietnam War)
58 == WWI Meuse-Argonne Offensive ---- (100th Anniversary)
59 == Post WWII Photos ---- (Once a Japanese Home in Yokohama)
60 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 OCT)
60 == WWII Bomber Nose Art [15] ---- (D-Day Doll)
60 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Lewis Hall | WWII)

. * HEALTH CARE * .

61 == Suicide Prevention ---- (Together We Can Prevent It)
63 == Aspirin ---- (ASPREE Trial | One A Day Does Not Prolong Life)
64 == Medicare Fraud ---- (New Card w/New Number Being Issued)
65 == Smoking [04] ---- (Electronic Smoking Devices Labeled ‘Healthy’ can be Misleading)
66 == Drug Price Gouging [06] ---- (Customers Overpay on a Quarter of All Prescriptions)
67 == Flu Shots [11] ---- (Free for VA Enrolled Vets | Available Now)
68 == TRICARE Webiner ---- (Ask TRICARE 11 OCT @ 1400 EST about FEDVIP)
69 == TRICARE Dental Program [18] ---- (Plan Cost Comparisons)
70 == TRICARE Access to Care [01] ---- (New Rule Added on Plan Changes)
70 == TRICARE Provider Oversight ---- (GAO Report on Civilian Providers)
71 == TRICARE Enrollment Fees ---- (TRR & TRS 2019 Changes)
72 == TRICARE Podcast 467 ---- (College Students | FEDVIP Webinar | Natural Disaster Preparation)
73 == TRICARE Podcast 468 ---- (Childhood Obesity | Valsartan Recall | TRICARE Web Tools)
75 == TRICARE Podcast 469 ---- (Flu Prevention - HIPAA - Suicide Prevention Awareness Month)

. * FINANCES * .

76 == Military Death Gratuity [06] ---- (Government Shutdown Will Not Stop Payment)
77 == SCRA [09] ---- (Northwest Trustee Services | 28 Unlawful Foreclosures)
78 == SCRA [10] ---- (United Communities, LLC | Collected 13 Unlawful Termination Fees)
79 == Credit Freezes [01] ---- (Freeze/ Unfreeze Your Credit File For Free)
79 == Money Moves [02] ---- (7 Dumb Ones That Seem Smart)
80 == Home Buying [01] ---- (17 Places You Can Buy On A Modest Income)
81 == Drug Price Gouging [05] ---- (Immoral Drug Company Hikes)
83 == Hurricane Relief Scam ---- (Donating | Support an Experienced Charity)
83 == Dwayne Johnson Facebook Scam ---- (Fan’s Targeted)
84 == Bank Alert Scams ---- (Phony Text Messages)
85 == Tax Burden for Kentucky Retired Vets ---- (As of SEP 2018)

. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

86 == Notes of Interest ---- (16 thru 30 SEP 2018)
88 == Iran Oil ---- (U.S. Sanctions | Oil Tankers Disappearing)
89 == Deep Sea Drilling Project ---- (What Has Been Found Over 50 Years of Drilling)
90 == Trump Foreign Policy [01] ---- (Iran Nuclear Accord)
92 == Wavefront Shearing Interferometry ---- (Seeing Around Corners | DARPA Project)
93 == Micro-Nuclear Reactor ---- (Tiny, Steel-Encased Core Regulated by Physics, Not Pumps)
94 == Border Wall [05] ---- (Trump Renews Calls to Congress for Funding)
95 == SS Warrimoo ---- (Great Sea Story)
97 == North Korea Sanctions ---- (US & Russia Face Off at U.N. Security Council)
98 == DPRK Nuclear Weapons [23] ---- (Inspections Agreed to in Bid to Salvage Nuclear Talks)
99 == SpaceX ---- (Ultimate Goal of Enabling People to Live on Other Planets)
99 == Hurricane FAQ’s ---- (Can’t We Use Nukes?)
99 == Insurance Coverage [02] ---- (Things You May Not Know)
101 == Interesting Photos ---- (Iraq, 2018)
102 == One Word Essays ---- (Honor)
103 == Have You Heard? ---- (Gasoline Prices | Questions #3 | Ever Wonder | Policeman's Helper)
104 == Memories ---- (At the Beach 1922)

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 raoemo@sbcglobal.net.

. * ATTACHMENTS * .

Attachment – California Vet State Benefits SEP 2018
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 OCT
Attachment – Saving Boxer 22

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