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    Your guide to the 'Chat.

    1. Forum GuideLearn more about forum features like calendars, reputations, terms of use, forum "tone" and more.

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    2. Bulletin BoardGood stuff to pass that doesn't fit anywhere else!

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    Everything and anything Corps-related.

    1. AwardsDiscuss strategies for getting awards, share award write-ups, what do awards boards look for? Have others review and critique your write-up. Share opportunities to get non-PHS awards too...

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    2. BoardsDiscussions related to various boards, for example Medical Review, Retention, Awards, Retirement, Promotion, etc...

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    3. Recruiting and COSTEPDiscussions regarding entry into the USPHS and the Commissioned Officer Student Training and Extern Program (COSTEP)

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    4. Officers StoriesThis forum is for the lighter side of work, deployments, travel, etc. Your funny, entertaining and interesting adventures and stories belong here for all of us to enjoy.

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    5. Customs and CourtesyDiscuss proper execution of customs and courtesy. Please keep threads respectful, positive and informative.

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    6. DeploymentsThreads on deploying, deployments, Tier teams, go-bags, equipment cache, passports, CCRF... You can create a Blog to share your deployment experiences.

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    7. Evaluations, OPF and Direct AccessThreads on COERs, Officer Statements, the Officer Personnel File, improving your ratings, tips on writing your c.v., ...

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    8. Health CareShare your questions and experiences. Getting health care, strategies, best treatment facilities, experiences, do's and don'ts, getting supplemental insurance, advice for dependents, entitlements...

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    9. Pay and BenefitsDiscuss pay issues, raises, taxes, TSP, state residency and taxes, SGLI, GI Bill, special pays, SPACE-A flights, vacation opportunities, military facilities and rentals, military lodging...

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    10. Promotions and BilletsThe who, what, when, where and why of promotions; where are the billets, how to strategize your career progression, do's and dont's, discuss your experience competing for jobs, what moves to make and not make...

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    11. ReadinessDiscuss special teams, team vacancies, fitness, uniform issues, equipment caches, commo, field tips and tricks, professional resouces to increase your readiness...

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    12. RetirementDiscuss preparing for retirement, TRICARE, SGLI, VGLI, Retiree Dental Plan, Delta Dental, Veterans Benefits, Social Security, Medicare, Survivor Benefits, retirement pay, best retirement locations for officers, moves, long term travel, post retirement employment...

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    13. TransformationWhat is the transformation to you, how it will effect you, speculate on a transformed Corps, job opportunites, billets, force managment, leadership, all aspects of the transformation plans...

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    14. UniformsDiscuss the latest uniform changes, buy and sell a uniform, best sources for uniforms, sizing, care, wear and tear, proper setup, suggested changes...

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    15. TrainingDiscuss Corps trainings such as Basic Officer Course, annual Field Training, Training Modules, training course critiques, etc...

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    1. Job BoardPost any job or send out feelers for qualified candidates. Looking for a new position? Post your c.v. here!

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    1. Professional Category ForumsAll Professional Categories have forum space here. Create forums and posts to discuss your profession, recruiting, job opportunities, qualifications, leadership in your Category, strategies...

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    1. Agencies, Offices and DetailsDescribe your billet and what it's like to work in CDC, CMMS, Agriculture, DHHS, DHS, Justice, EPA, FOH, FDA, HRSA, IHS, NIH, NOAA, NPS, SAMHSA, USCG

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What's Going On?

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Posts:   67
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Location:   Silver Spring, MD
Occupation:   Operations Officer
Reputation:   46
Biography:   8 Years US Army, 3 Years US Air Force, 3 Years law enforcement

I have a wonderful wife and beautiful daughter
Category:   Health Services
Agency:   NOAA
Component:   Active Regular
Real Name:   Joseph Baczkowski
Prior Service:   Army (Regular)
Most Active In:   Recruiting and COSTEP
Last Activity:   07-10-2013 01:44 PM

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