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Hearing problems most prevalent military service-connected disability

This is the first in a series of three articles on Veterans’ Administration hearing care and military service-connected disability for hearing problems. This column will answer, among other things, 23 questions about the Ralph H. Johnson VA Health Care System’s audiology services. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs Hearing Services website at https://www.research.va.gov/topics/hearing.cfm#more, hearing… Keep Reading

Military & Civilian Leadership – A guide for military, civil service, political, and industry leaders

Looking you in the eye, kicking you in the backside, covering your six (flank), and taking your Marine’s or soldier’s (or employee’s) place on the most dangerous mission is leadership. Knowing there is a place for everything and everything in its place is leadership. Admitting mistakes and learning from them is leadership. Going through the… Keep Reading

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A CONTEST OF WARRIORS

U.S. Army Pfc. Jaden Jenkins, a Beaufort native and Petroleum Supply Specialist with the 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, carries ammo to the firing line (above) and fires his weapon (left) Monday, Aug. 9 during the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Best Warrior Competition at U.S. Army Garrison Grafenwöhr Training Area, Germany. The… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK JANICE SHELTON

Beaufort’s Janice Shelton, 53, enlisted in the United States Marines in Tampa in 1985. After Boot Camp at Parris Island, she entered the field of finance. In 1989, she transferred to the USMC Reserves. Among her duty stations were MCAS Cherry Point and Quantico. As a member of the highly acclaimed All-Marine volleyball team she… Keep Reading

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VETERAN OF THE WEEK – TOM VANDE BURGT

Beaufort’s Tom Vande Burgt, 56, enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in Worcester, Mass., in 1982. After boot camp at Parris Island, he trained in logistics before being assigned to 29 Palms, two tours each to Camp Leguene, Iwakuni and Quantico, plus a tour in Guam. After separating from the Corps in 1997, he… Keep Reading