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VOLUME 16, ISSUE 1


The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) is a nonprofit veterans’ association dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and ensuring our nation keeps its commitments to currently serving, retired, and former members of the uniformed services and their families and survivors. Membership is open to those who hold or have ever held a warrant or commission in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, or NOAA and their surviving spouses.


Plan for European enchantment in beautiful Budapest.


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FEATURES


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New Career for the New Year? Get boots-on-the-ground


advice from fellow officers and military spouses.


Fitness in Focus. Each service has changed its fitness


readiness rules over time. DEPARTMENTS


Happy Birthday, USPHS! Review a snapshot of the service’s 129-year history.


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Don’t Kiss that Chicken! A veterinarian and zoonotic disease expert talks about her unusual job.


NEVER STOP SERVING


Head in the Clouds. Find out how this MOAA member stayed in the sky after retiring as a bomber pilot.


Military Officer (ISSN 1542-3360) is published monthly by the Military Officers Association of America®


COVER STORY MOAA’s legislative calendar is set. Mark yours to get involved.


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ONLINE


CANCER-RISK STUDY Vietnam veterans could be at risk of developing cancer caused by a parasite ingested decades ago. www.moaa.org/vietnampara sitecancer


FINANCIAL AID Applications are now open for the MOAA Scholarship Fund. www.moaa.org/education


ON THE COVER Photos: top left, Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Hinton, USN; top right, Lance Cpl. Damon Mclean, USMC; bottom left, Kristen Wong/U.S. Army


Illustration: Ashley Santoro (MOAA), 201 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2539. Telephone: (703) 549-2311. © 2018 by MOAA. All rights


reserved. Periodicals postage paid at Alexandria, VA 22314 and additional offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to Military Officer, Attn: MSC/CH, 201 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314-2539. Subscriptions: Premium or Life Membership in MOAA includes a print subscription to Military Officer. For those not eligible for membership: $43 a year in the USA and its possessions; $100 a year, foreign. Single copy, $6.95.


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