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Get a VA/Medicare Advantage combo

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Get a VA/Medicare Advantage combo

As veterans approach 65 years of age and Medicare eligibility, there are questions about Medicare Advantage and how it meshes with their Veterans Administration (VA) benefits. Traditional Medicare is available; however, the number of veterans -- with or without VA benefits -- has increased who have enrolled in Medicare Advantage. Also known

‘What’s Your Warrior?’

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‘What’s Your Warrior?’

With the pool of qualified recruits shrinking, a new Army marketing campaign debuted on Veterans Day to target younger cohorts -- known as Generation Z -- and focus beyond traditional combat roles. To do this, the Army is asking 17-to-24-year-olds one question: "What's Your Warrior?" The query is at the heart of

Twenty-five centenarians honored by US Family Health

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Twenty-five centenarians honored by US Family Health

Joining US Family Health Plans doesn't guarantee reaching 100 years old, however, one centenarian credited the military healthcare program for his recent 103rd birthday. David Edwards, a retired Navy commander and West Seattle resident referenced the healthcare program when asked the secret to living over 100 years. "US Family Health, of course,"

GoFundMe campaign seeks to raise money for local soldier

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GoFundMe campaign seeks to raise money for local soldier

On Oct. 6, Staff Sgt. Ian Ives was critically injured by an IED explosion while deployed to Afghanistan. The Puyallup resident is currently at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, where he is undergoing treatment to include multiple surgeries for his extensive injuries.  AD: Couple counseling on JBLM

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Commanders to be psychoanalyzed

Officers vying for battalion command soon will be screened through a psychological exam, an expert panel and other means as the Army moves away from choosing leaders based solely on their personnel files. AD: Want to be a pastor?  Get the degree online through GCU - use your GI

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Exchange Extends Return Policy for Holiday Shopping

DALLAS – Military shoppers have no need to fret if they get that perfect gift in the wrong size or receive the same gift twice—the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is extending its return policy for the holiday season. Shoppers will have until Jan. 31 to return items purchased Nov.

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Military Shoppers Can Earn Exchange Coupons

DALLAS – Holiday shopping pays off at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. AD: Become a teacher online in just 9 months using the GI Bill/TA with Teach Now - you can do this while still in uniform.  Infor here CLICK From Nov. 11 to 19, Soldiers, Airmen, retirees and

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Help getting military home for holidays

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee distillery that produces whiskey wants to help service members and their families get home for the holidays. AD: FREE Google certification degrees offered this Saturday in San Diego - get signed up for free in National City Nov. 16 - RSVP HERE For the ninth year,

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Military spouses hope to inspire million acts of kindness

WASHINGTON -- Three military spouses say they hope to change the world, through one act of kindness at a time. AD: Become a teacher in just nine months.  Use your GI Bill/TA in this online program and realize your dream to teach.  DETAILS HERE To accomplish this, they aim to

Perfect score on EIB

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Perfect score on EIB

"I was so nervous in the morning," said 2nd Lt. Elena Chavez, shaking her head. "You train for an entire month, so you don't want to mess it up in the final hours." Chavez, an infantry officer from Kansas City, Missouri, assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, 2nd

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Go Latin

It’s a Thursday night — ladies night — at Cans in downtown Tacoma, and everyone is ramping up for the disc jockey to take the stage. He arrives at around 9:30 p.m. to set up, and it doesn’t take long for the dance floor to start filling up. Pedro Lopez

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Give good toast

While a good New Year’s Eve toast seems like a string of eloquent words simply strung together at just the right moment, there was likely at least a bit of work beforehand to make that speech sparkle. Here are some tips from Toastmasters, a group designed to make speakers better at

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(Insert 'Terminator' joke here)

I’m kind of a slacker. If you read this column with any regularity, you probably already know this. I admit the fact freely, and I wear the slacker colors with pride. Like all great slackers before me, I’ve worked diligently to perfect my craft of finding the path of least

2019 Veterans Day

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2019 Veterans Day

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Shopping-gasm

Shopping-gasm There is nothing on the planet that inspires warm, fuzzy, happy, elated feelings quite like a perceived good bargain. Throw in a really good bargain and you can amp that emotion up about 17,000 notches. So there I was at Dame Lola picking up my long-forgotten AG cords, busted apart by my

Academy cemetery sees increase in burial demands

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Academy cemetery sees increase in burial demands

It's not everyday one contemplates his or her mortality. However, the West Point Cemetery is where graduates can make their final resting place. Due to the Arlington National Cemetery filling up, its future closure has prompted the Cemetery Land Reclamation Project to expand the West Point Cemetery, giving graduates more

Celebrate 100 years with VFW Post 318

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Celebrate 100 years with VFW Post 318

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) is a nonprofit who services veterans and service members. The roots of this organization go back to the late 1800s when the American Veterans of Foreign Service and the National Society of the Army of the Philippines worked together to

Clearing a cancer care path for 25 years

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Clearing a cancer care path for 25 years

For 25 years, Madigan Army Medical Center has had a holistic program to walk with those with breast cancer from initial screening through many years post-treatment. On Oct. 16, the Breast Cancer Pathway team celebrated the silver anniversary of their clinic's work with a cake-cutting and a few words of gratitude

The Old Guard

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The Old Guard

(Photo: World War II veteran Jack Eaton, his family and Army Capt. Harold Earls, commander of the Tomb Guard, watch the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., Oct. 23.) At 100, Jack Eaton is the oldest living, oldest known sentinel

Connecting with the Blues

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Connecting with the Blues

APACHE BLUES: Welcome Home is a documentary produced by two filmmakers seeking to reconcile what they learned in school about the War in Vietnam versus what they heard from that war's veterans. A screening and discussion of the film will be held this Veterans Day weekend at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov.

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