The American Diabetes Association’s Camp Freedom 2017

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Camp Freedom

A veteran of the United States Air Force, Daniel (“Dan”) Hohal now serves as a complex claims supervisor for an insurance company in Wilkes-Barre, PA. In addition to his professional activities, Daniel Hohal supports the American Diabetes Association (ADA), placing particular focus on its Camp Freedom event.

Available to children between the ages of 7 and 16, Camp Freedom is an annual event that takes place at Camp Kweebec in Pennsylvania. Accredited by the American Camp Association for over four decades, Camp Freedom offers participants the opportunity to get involved in numerous activities, such as horseback riding, cooking, zip lining, and swimming.

Camp Freedom’s purpose is to provide a safe place for children with diabetes to enjoy camping activities while meeting others with the condition. Its staff includes trained medical professionals and counselors who provide 24-hour medical supervision to campers.

The 2017 Camp Freedom takes place between June 17 and June 23 and costs $895 per camper. Financial aid is available for families unable to afford the fee.


American Legion Conference Features Boots to Business Reboot

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Boots to Business Reboot

An accomplished insurance industry professional, Daniel Hohal resides in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Before joining the insurance industry, he served in the United States Air Force. To stay connected to his service, Daniel (“Dan”) Hohal supports The American Legion, Inc., which provides a range of services for veterans and their families.

The American Legion recently held its 57th annual Washington Conference, where participants had an opportunity to participate in the Boots to Business Reboot program. This two-step training program serves as a means of giving participants the knowledge and tools they need to break into the field of entrepreneurism.

The first step is a course called Introduction to Entrepreneurship, which is taught by the Small Business Administration. The second step requires individuals to take an eight-week online course called Foundations of Entrepreneurship led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

The Boots to Business Reboot program was offered to all veterans and service members, as well as their spouses, who are interested in launching their own businesses.

American Legion Maintains Partnership with Student Veterans of America


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American Legion

Located in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Daniel “Dan” Hohal possesses extensive experience in the insurance industry. Away from his work, Daniel Hohal’s interests include a number of charities and nonprofit organizations, including the American Legion.

One of the missions of the American Legion is to expand educational opportunities for veterans and ensure that veterans understand the scholarships and programs available to them. To achieve this goal, the American Legion has supported Student Veterans of America (SVA) since its inception in 2008.

With chapters at institutions of higher learning across the United States, SVA provides support to veterans from their peers and colleagues as they pursue their educational goals. Together, the American Legion and SVA have undertaken a number of initiatives to improve the GI Bill and ensure that veterans have access to excellent academic counseling.

The two organizations have also fought for extending in-state tuition to veterans. To maintain this important partnership, the assistant director of the Veterans Employment and Education Division of the American Legion recently announced that both organizations would sign a memorandum of understanding to keep communication channels open between them.

American Legion Employee Commission Helps Transitioning Veterans


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American Legion

Before he became a claims supervisor at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Daniel “Dan” Hohal was a member of the United States Air Force. Now that he has been honorably discharged, Daniel Hohal continues to be a part of the American Legion, an organization that helps veterans in various aspects of their civilian lives.

The American Legion’s Veterans Employment and Education Commission met in August to discuss the new initiatives they wanted to put into place for troops who are about to return to civilian life. As of this year, veteran unemployment is at an eight-year low – a level that the American Legion wants to maintain or decrease even further.

Veteran service organizations have partnered with corporations, ensuring that service members are awarded jobs for which they are qualified after they are relieved from service. The American Legion’s main role in this initiative is the licensing and credentialing of partner corporations.

Together with job assistance programs, the American Legion helps puts veterans in business settings that work for them, which helps ensure that veterans are able to get a job that fits their particular skills and experience after they have served the nation.