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officers in career transition find their first post-military job through the informal job market — jobs that aren’t advertised and are only accessible through a robust professional network. The percentage is higher for senior positions. Accordingly, MOAA’s Transition Center


19 Rapid Fire  By knowing where you reside in the eyes of the law, you know where to vote.  Mission: Getting to Next, a career-transi- tion program, helps female leaders network.

29 Washington Scene  Changes are coming to TRICARE Prime for some enrollees.  Should retired senior offi cers be able to publicize their political opinions?

Archaeological Sites: Easter Island

volcanic rock to resemble the people whose graves they marked. Rising up to 32 feet and weigh- ing up to 82 tons, hundreds of moai are scattered in the quarry and across Easter Island, Chile. The Rapa Nui, native to the island, believed the moai housed a deceased person’s spirit so he could continue to watch over his village. Named by Dutch explorer Jacob

A Bucket List

Roggeveen when he arrived on Easter Sunday 1722, Easter Island is the most re- mote island in the world. It became part of Chile in 1888, yet retains its own flag (right). When carvers completed the front of a moai

ncient moai (monolithic human figures, shown above) tower over Rano Raraku quarry, where master carvers chiseled these grave markers from

44 Financial Forum Is your advisor working as your fi duciary or under the suitability standard?

46 Ask the Doctor High blood pressure — the “silent killer” — contributes to about 1,000 deaths a day.

65 Pages of History Michael Herr’s Vietnam memoir, Dis- patches, is a classic of war reporting.

s any servicemember with a pet knows, animals are very important members

loner, but most of us need a net- work. In fact, about 75 percent of


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actively builds relationships with best-of- breed organizations that can help MOAA members grow their networks in this hy- percompetitive employment environment. Enter Mission: Getting to Next (MGTN),

a career-transition program — offered in the coming months in New York; Washing- ton, D.C.; and Dallas — designed to provide the first step for women in leadership and senior executive positions who are seek- ing a new professional role. With the goal of connecting women across generations and careers, MGTN brings together senior leaders

40 Chapters in Action Members from several chapters volunteer their time with Honor Flight Network.

to promote self-exploration through close collaboration in small groups. The result- ing exchanges in this three-day program illuminate interests, skills, personality, and career readiness, all of which enable par- ticipants to discover core competencies, understand career possibilities, and grow their professional networks. The MGTN program is the perfect complement to MOAA’s one-day Military Executive Transition seminar, which introduces transitioning senior officers to all of the essentials required in a suc- cessful self-marketing program, including connections with recruiters and informal networking opportunities with recently transitioned senior officers from a diverse range of industry sectors. For more details, visit www.moaa

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.org/careerevents or — Capt. Jim Carman, USN (Ret), vice president, Council and Chapter and Member Support

This month, the Spouse Employ Partnership (MS add more than 4 employment pa the group of mo 325 who have jo since 2011. Each partner jobs on the MS reer portal (htt jobs.militaryon .mil/msep), wh spouses can se


Military working dog (MWD) Jecky and his handler, Air Force Staff Sgt. Josh Burnett of the Security Forces Squadron, participate in a training session at Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, Fla. T training exposed Jecky and other MWDs for the first time to loud helicopter noises as well as high altit while flying in a Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawk. Handlers use training exercises like these prior to deploym to evaluate MWDs’ reactions to high-stress situations similar to what they will experience downrange.

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and worked on shaping the back, they inserted logs under the stone figure to roll it downhill to a specific hole, and momentum would force it to stand up. Scientists hypoth-


66 Lessons Learned During a navigational exercise, two offi cers dismiss their teammate’s counsel.

of the family. One of the most heart- wrenching decisions is having to leave a beloved pet behind due to deployments, training exer- cises, or a PCS.

To see archaeologists testing the theory of ”walking” moai, visit

Enter Dogs On Deployment. The nonprofit was created by an active duty, dual-military couple to meet the needs of service- members and their pets and is run by an almost entirely volun- teer staff, most of whom are con- nected to the military.

esize the workers would then “walk” the moai from the quarry to its final destination by putting rocks under one side and then the other, which enabled a pivoting motion. Half-carved moai still lie flat against quarry walls. Others litter the hillside. Some lie face- down, perhaps having fallen forward during workers’ attempts to stand them up or walk them to the shore. This production stopped when civil war broke out in the late 18th century, and many moai were toppled by warring factions. Today, there are 877 moai in varying locations and conditions, and each con- tains its own history of the people who

created them to honor the dead. Although a few toppled moai have been re- stored, little has changed in the quarry since it was


Dogs On Deployment uses an online searchable network for ser- vicemembers to locate volunteers to care for and board their pets while the servicemembers are away. Since its founding in 2011, the organiza-

abandoned. It is a snapshot of history frozen in time. For more information, visit — Marilyn Jones

4 Member Books 4 MOAA Directory 6 MOAA Scholarship Donors 8 From the President 10 for 10 12 Your Views 18 World-Class Products 67 Advertising Index 74 Sounding Taps 76 MOAA Online


next month: Information Exchange will return in the November issue. PHOTOS: ABOVE, SHUTTERSTOCK; TOP, SENIOR AIRMAN MELANIE HUTTO, USAF

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tion has arranged temporar for nearly 1,000 pets and ha teer foster homes in all 50 s The organization advoca lifelong pet ownership in th tary by promoting pet owne on military installation grants financial assistan help with a pet’s care d emergencies and encou healthy pet lifestyles th spaying and neutering, ance options, and vacci For more informatio

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