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I am a SSG in the National Guard and recently changed units. I met a Soldier this drill in my platoon who is going to ETS (End of Term Service) and has some worries about coverage for his family. He has battled cancer and knows he can get health benefits for himself through the VA. I am looking for advice on where I can point him or to help him find a resource. He is a young family man so I would like to be able to help him. After combing through several sites, I am at a loss.

December 11,2017

Thank you for your question. We commend you for wanting to help your battle buddy. He can start by looking… View ArticleContinue Reading

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I quit smoking cold turkey in December. I gained 15 lbs. I have recently started to lose the weight. My problem now is I can’t seem to get my physical activity up to the same level it was before I quit smoking. I knew my run time would suffer some initially, but I expected it to come back by now. I am so happy I quit smoking and would never think about going back to it. I just wish I could bring back my run. Any suggestions?

September 18,2017

Thanks for reaching out. We commend you for quitting! As you’ve probably experienced, you gain many health benefits when you… View ArticleContinue Reading

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