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.

Advice for Teaching Martial Arts More Effectively

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Martial Arts

Based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Daniel (“Dan”) Hohal works as a complex claims supervisor for an insurance company. Passionate about the martial arts, Daniel Hohal earned the right to provide black belt instruction for the Tang Soo Do Association at the age of 12. If you are preparing to teach your first students, this advice will help you be a more effective instructor.

1. Understand the difference between correcting and overcorrecting form. Novices can’t be expected to get the form perfect at the first time of asking, so focus on making small corrections to technique rather than trying to get students to understand all the fine points of the technique at the outset.

2. Watch how other instructors teach and analyze the results. Consider what works and what doesn’t; then, use the information to inform your own teaching style.

3. While enforcing the rules of the dojo, don’t forget to temper your firmness with fairness. Do not allow ego to drive your instruction; remember, the lessons are for your students.

A Brief Overview of the T38 Aircraft

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T38 Aircraft

Daniel “Dan” Hohal entered the insurance sector as a claims associate trainee in 2006 and has since ascended to the role of claims supervisor at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies (previously known as GUARD Insurance Group). Based in Wilkes-Barre, PA, Daniel Hohal specializes in complex and large loss cases in New Jersey and New York, and he is responsible for assigning workloads to his unit and holding monthly meetings with the company’s adjusters.

Prior joining GUARD, he served in the United States Air Force, where he had the opportunity to fly a T38 aircraft. Primarily used as a training aircraft, the T38 is built by Northrop Grumman, an aerospace company based in Virginia. Since the aircraft’s first model was introduced in 1961, over 60,000 Air Force pilots have received training in it.

A regular feature of the Air Education and Training Command’s undergraduate pilot program, these airplanes have also been used in the testing of new equipment. Further, NASA uses the planes for astronaut training, in addition to utilizing them as chase and observer planes for various programs, which resulted in T38s being a regular fixture of the space shuttle program.