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ISSUE 16       JANUARY FEBRUARY 2020  At Ease M I D - AT L A N T I C  M I L I T A R Y  L I F E     H S A L F MAX  TAKODA S...
Ready to Own, Ready to Live at National Harbor   VA loans with  0 down and all closing costs paid   Tom Gaffney   Senior L...
Be Engaged At an Ingleside community, you will be engaged in a diverse, active, and vibrant lifestyle, with the security t...
CONTENTS  PRESIDENT Jim Normandin DIRECTOR OF MILITARY PUBLICATIONS John Rives  06  Takoda Service Dogs bears the costs, k...
Editor of At Ease Magazine, Eli Wohlenhaus  Interact with At Ease on our social media platforms  Facebook   At Ease Monthl...
FA M I LY H Q  TAKODA SERVICE DOGS BEARS THE COSTS  6  A T E A S E   J A N U A RY 2 0 2 0
  KEEPS VETS  Moment in the  Story by Rich Monetti Photos by Lara Wohlenhaus  According to the VA, the rate at which our v...
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Start the New Year off Right   Get  3,000  to Use as You Choose    SAVE NOW. MOVE-IN NOW. BUY A NEW HOME NOW  Then, sit ba...
   I decided to do this and not charge anything,    said the Poughkeepsie, NY, resident. Burger draws a distinction betwee...
In keeping with the reciprocal nature of the relationship, the dog will also hold the vet to account, and success goes bac...
CONNECTING ELEMENT  Veterans in Residence program dream launchpad for  ENTREPRENEURS  Story by Michael J. Mika Photos by C...
Three members of the first D.C. cohort share their entrepreneurial ideas. Gary Odum, Air Force, CEO of BG LionStar Gary se...
Andrea Stover, Marine Corps, Owner of Wine With Friends D.C. Andrea has more than 18 years of Marine Corps service and has...
A Home for Our Heroes OUR SMALL WAY OF SAYING THANKS  You dedicate your life to serving others, so we   re dedicated to se...
FIGHTING FIT  F L A S H  MAX Photos by Darryl Smith  16  A T E A S E   J A N U A RY 2 0 2 0  Michael Furman is a career fi...
did you AE  Why become a firefighter  Furman  Through family lineage in the field and a personal connection from childhood...
AE   How has Flash Max changed your life   Furman  When I first started, it was just supposed to be a fire safety superher...
is your  1 goal AE  What as a superhero   AE   Flash Max  The number one mission is to spread the import-  Flash Max  Very...
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VETERAN   S CORNER  Story by Patrick Chisholm Photos by Jeff Heeney  Schooling Kids with a  Marine Corps Mindset 22  A T E...
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When Nick Mammarella retired after more than two decades as a Marine fighter pilot to begin a new career in public school ...
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Photo by Patrick Chisholm  Photo by Patrick Chisholm  at Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, VA. While there, he helpe...
   Go after       your dream. Don   t be 35, 40 years old and say, Gee, I wish I would have tried this.  J A N U A RY 2 0 ...
QU I C K 1 0  Q A  The Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, D.C., offers many educational opportunities for...
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1. HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO IF YOU WERE TALKING TO A SMALL CHILD  My job as a zookeeper at the National Zoo is a...
5. HOW DID YOU GET INTO THIS FIELD  Zookeeping is the career I wanted for as long as I can remember. While I was in high s...
          I love my job. I cannot imagine doing anything else.  J A N U A RY 2 0 2 0   A T E A S E  33
COMING UP Military Makeover with Montel offers hope and a helping hand here on the home front to members of our military a...