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RAO BULLETIN 1 August 2018

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BULLETIN
1 August 2018

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THIS RETIREE ACTIVITIES OFFICE BULLETIN CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES


Pg Article Subject
. * DOD * .

04 == MAVNI Program [08] ----- (Pentagon | Some Enlistees Falsified Records)
05 == USSF ---- (New Military Branch Proposal)
06 == Deep Fake Technology ---- (Could Be Used To Blackmail US Troops)
08 == DoD Fraud, Waste, & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2018)
08 == Transgender Lawsuits [08] ---- (Appeals Court Upholds Previous Ban Ruling)
09 == USMC Wilson Sexual Abuse Lawsuit ---- ($25 Million Tort Claim Filed)
10 == GI Bill [257] ---- (More Clarification on New Transfer Cap)
11 == GI Bill [258] ---- (Forever Bill Benefits Launch 1 AUG)
12 == GI Bill [259] ---- (Lawmakers Opposed to New DoD Transfer Cap)
13 == NDAA 2019 [09] ---- (Whale Issue Could Threaten Bill Passage)
13 == NDAA 2019 [10] ---- (Pentagon Reverses Position on Bird Impact)
14 == NDAA 2019 [11] ---- (Cyber Warfare Provisions)
15 == NDAA 2019 [12] ---- (TRICARE Fee Increases & Arlington National Cemetery)
17 == POW/MIA [109] ---- (Military Talks with North Korean Representatives Resume)
17 == POW/MIA [110] ---- (55 MIA’s En Route from North Korea)
19 == POW/MIA Recoveries ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2018 | Seventeen)

. * VA * .

22 == VA Secretary [82] ---- (Senate Approves Robert Wilkie 86 to 9)
23 == White House VA Hotline [02] ---- (No. 6 in Trump’s 10-Point Plan)
26 == VA Suicide Prevention [48] ---- (Employee Shortages & Opioid Surpluses Impact)
26 == VA Unions [02] ---- (New Work Hours Guidelines | EO 13837)
27 == VA Crisis Hotline [36] ---- (New Smartphone Voice Command Access)
28 == VA Cancer Treatment [58] ---- (Precision Oncology Program)
28 == VA Medical Examinations ---- (IG | Re-examination Unnecessary in 37% of Benefit Cases)
29 == VA Fraud, Waste & Abuse ---- (Reported 16 thru 31 JUL 2018)
30 == VAMC Omaha NE [04] ---- (Robots Now Assisting Staff)
31 == VAMC Phoenix AZ [02] ---- (Improving User’s Experiences)
32 == VAMC Cincinnati OH [09] ---- (Another Investigation)
33 == VAMC Aurora CO [23] ---- (Finished Five Years behind Schedule)
34 == VAMC Tampa FL [09] ---- (Radiology Exam Cover-up Alleged)

. * VETS * .

35 == Vet Jobs [236] ---- (American Corporate Partners Program)
36 == Vet Educational Assistance [02] ---- (Defrauded Student Loan Forgiveness Rules)
37 == Trump VFW National Convention Comments ---- (Pledge to Vets)
39 == VA Medical Marijuana [47] ---- (A Disconnect In Care)
41 == USCG Forced Retirement Lawsuit ---- (400 Denied Due Process)
41 == Vet Mental Health [01] ---- (Common Medical Diagnosis upon Separation)
42 == Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial ---- (Vandalizer Caught)
44 == Vet Death Preps ---- (What to Do before a Veteran Dies
44 == Vet Death Preps (01) ---- (What DoD Will Provide Upon Death)
47 == Vet Charity Watch [65] ---- (FTC Crackdown on Fraudulent Vet Charities)
49== Burn Pit Toxic Exposure [56] ---- (Time Is Running Out)
49 == Obit: Adrian Cronauer ---- (18 JUL 2018 | Gooood Morning Vietnam)
50 == Obit: Elbert Howard ---- (23 JUL 2018 | Black Panther Party Co-Founder)
51 == Obit: Alene B. Duerk ---- (23 JUL 2018 | Navy’s First Female Admiral)
52 == Vet Hiring Fairs ---- (Scheduled As of 31 JUL 2018)
53 == Military Retirees & Veterans Events Schedule ---- (As of 31 JUL 2018)
53 == Vet State Benefits ---- (Alabama JUL 2018)

. * VET LEGISLATION * .

54 == VA Blue Water Claims [47] ---- (S.422 | Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2017)
54 == Gold Star Spouse ---- (H.R. 5882 | Spouses Leasing Relief Act)
55 == Transition Assistance Program [07] ---- (H.R.5649 Forwarded to Senate)
56 == House Vet Bill Progress ---- (16 thru 31 JUL 2018)

. * MILITARY* .

58 == Navy Destroyers ---- (Maxed Out | Navy Looks to New Hulls & Power for Radars/Lasers)
59 == Military Sexual Assault [05] ---- (Pentagon Delays New Report Release)
59 == Operation Yellow Ribbon ---- (USPS Change Impact on Troop Care Package Shipments)
60 == SIAS ---- (In AI, if You’re Not First, You’re Last)
61 == USS Bremerton (SSN-698) [01] ---- (Longest-Serving Submarine in Navy History)
62 == USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) [17] ---- (Lt. Natalie Demitri Combs Arraigned)
64 == Weapon Shortage ---- (Sonobuoys & Development of HCSW)
64 == Air Force Dress Standards ---- (Changes | Hair, Hair Accessories, Earrings & OCP)
65 == Navy Beards ---- (If Women’s Hair Standards Can Change, Why Can’t Men’s)
66 == Military Behavioral Trends ---- (Binge Drinking & Smoking)
67 == Air Force One [06] ---- (Making It Great Again)
68 == America’s Aging Nuclear Missile Subs ---- (Inside USS Tennessee SSBN-734)
68 == Military Retirement System [30] ---- (BRS Opt-Ins to Date)
69 == USCG Icebreakers [05] ---- (New Icebreaker Funding Excluded From HSAA Draft)
70 == Cold Weather Boots ---- (New Rubber Compound Allows Troop Ice Climbing)
71 == Drone Killer ---- (New 7 Pound w/Battery Shoulder-Fired Weapon)
72 == Army Goggles ---- (New Enhanced Night Vision Goggles-Binocular)
73 == Warships That Will Change the Future ---- (USNS Spearhead)

. * MILITARY HISTORY * .

74 == WWI Memorial [11] ---- (Cleared Major Hurdle 19 JUL)
75 == Battle of Gettysburg [01] ---- (Six Lessons Learned)
77 == Battle of Bunker Hill ---- (10 Things You May Not Know)
79 == Military History ---- (A Beauty for Bravo Company | Vietnam)
79 == Vietnam Vets [32] ---- (Bennie Adkins | A Tiger among Us Author)
81 == WWII Vets 169 ---- (John Basilone | Guadalcanal Legend)
82 == WWII Vets 170 ---- (Jerome Yellin | Last Fighter Pilot of WWII)
84 == WWII Vets 171 ---- (Anne Butler | Former WAC Turns 100)
85 == Military History Anniversaries ---- (01 thru 15 AUG)
86 == WWII Bomber Nose Art ---- (11) Nine-O-Nine)
86 == Medal of Honor Citations ---- (Kenneth E. Gruennert | WWII)

. * HEALTH CARE * .

88 == Prescription Drug Valsartan ---- (FDA Warning | Voluntary Recall
89 == Physical Exams ---- (When Was Your Last Annual?)
90 == High Blood Pressure ---- (The Silent Killer)
94 == Agent Orange Diseases [05] ---- (Ischemic Heart Disease)
94 == TRICARE Dental Program [17] ---- (TRDP Ends Dec. 31, 2018)
96 == Diets ---- (Fad Ones to Avoid)
96 == Insect Bites ---- (Don’t Get Bitten)
97 == Bunions ---- (Cause, Prevention, & Treatment)
99 == TRICARE Podcast 459 ---- (FEDVIP - Managing Insomnia)
99 == TRICARE Podcast 460 ---- (Overseas Providers - TYA – Other TRICARE Resources)

. * FINANCES * .

101 == Retirement Tax Credit ---- (IRS | 75% of Those Eligible Fail To Claim It)
101 == VA Home Loan [65] ---- (What It Can Be Used For)
103 == Social Security Statement ---- (New Access Policy)
104 == Car Insurance [18] ---- (If a Report on You Contains Errors, it Can Cost You)
105 == Disability Insurance [01] ---- (Should You Get It)
106 == Air Conditioning ---- (Build a DIY For Less Than $10)
107 == Money Flipping Scam [02] ---- (Fulfilling Get-Rich-Quick Dream)
108 == Tax Burden for Idaho Retired Vets ---- (As of JUL 2018)

. * GENERAL INTEREST * .

110 == Notes of Interest ---- (16 thru 31 JUL 2018)
111 == Jane Fonda [01] ---- (Regret Expressed for Controversial North Korea 1972 Visit)
112 == Cyber Defense [01] ---- (Russia’s 2017 U.S. Hack Evaluated as Reconnaissance)
112 == Home Security [01] ---- (More Tips)
113 == Airport Security [05] ---- (Beware of the Wi-Fi | Not Secure)
114 == DARPA [05] ---- (SHRIMP Program to Leapfrog Micro-Robot Technology)
115 == U.S. Weapons Sales ---- (Exceeded 2017 Total Sales in First Half of 2018)
116 == Afghan Taliban ---- (Trump Tactical Shift | U.S. Open to Direct Talks)
117 == Trump-Putin Summit [01] ---- (What Russians Thought Of It)
118 == Trump-Putin Summit [02] ---- (Trump Admission of Error)
119 == Drain Deodorizing ---- (Eliminating Smelly Kitchen and Bathroom Odors)
121 == Philippine Armaments [01] ---- (Russian Grenade Launcher Deal Impact)
122 == Quotations ---- (Military)
123 == Retirement Humor ---- (See You at Walmart)
124 == Senior Citizens ---- (Do You Qualify?)
125 == Have You Heard? ---- (Poker Rules | Lexophile | God's Plan for Aging)
127 == One Word Essays ---- (Longevity)

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 – Alabama Vet State Benefits JUL 2018
Attachment – Military History Anniversaries 01 thru 15 AUG
Attachment – A Beauty for Bravo Company
Attachment – Inside America’s Aging Nuclear Missile Subs

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