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  1. Spago is on the move

    Thank you John
  2. Spago is on the move

    How are the renovations going and is there an opening date yet?
  3. A+ Blood Needed.

    I have been informed by Lt. Co. Wanadorn, Chief of Civic Affairs at Ubon RTAFB that a young friend of his, the nephew of a base officer, is in Saphasit Hospital with cancer and is in need of A+ blood. If there is any one that would like to donate blood, please call 087 698 1277. They will tell you where to go to donate blood. If I get more information I will post it. Larry Edmonds Commander American Legion Post TH01
  4. Thai Lion Air flight aborts landing in 12-knot winds

    Two friend of mine were scheduled to depart Ubon for Swampy at 12:55pm yesterday. Because of high winds, as stated by Thai Smile, they did not depart until after 7pm. I was at the airport to see them off and did not think the winds were that strong.
  5. Spago is on the move

    Anyone know when Spago new location will open? I call the old number and got the restaurant across from the old Home Mart. Their English wasn't good and couldn't give me an answer..
  6. American Legion Thailand Post TH01 By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65. Four months before your 65th birthday, you will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the office that supports the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System(DEERS) A database of information on uniformed services members (sponsors), U.S.-sponsored foreign military, DoD and uniformed services civilians, other personnel as directed by the DoD, and their family members. You need to register in DEERS to get TRICARE., with information about keeping TRICARE coverage after age 65. You must have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B to be eligible for TRICARE For Life. TRICARE For Life is Medicare wrap-around coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries who are entitled to Medicare Part A and have Medicare Part B regardless of where you live or your age. The Medicare initial enrollment period is seven months. If you miss your initial enrollment period, your next chance to sign up for Medicare Part B is during the general enrollment period, Jan. 1 – March 31. Your coverage will begin July 1st , and your monthly premium for Part B may go up 10 percent for each 12-month period that you could have had Part B, but didn’t sign up for it. Also, there will be a lapse in your TRICARE coverage until Part B is effective. Be sure to sign up for Part B no later than two months before your 65th birthday. If you do not receive a postcard from DMDC, call them at 1- 800-538-9552. For more information about TRICARE For Life, visit www.tricare.mil/tfl. You can get information about Medicare Parts A and B on www.medicare.gov.
  7. American Military Retirees in Thailand. Good information below if you haven't turned 65 years of age. American Legion Thailand Post TH01 By taking a few simple steps, retirees can make sure they have their TRICARE benefits after they turn 65. Four months before your 65th birthday, you will receive a postcard from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the office that supports the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System(DEERS) A database of information on uniformed services members (sponsors), U.S.-sponsored foreign military, DoD and uniformed services civilians, other personnel as directed by the DoD, and their family members. You need to register in DEERS to get TRICARE., with information about keeping TRICARE coverage after age 65. You must have Medicare Part A and Medicare Part B to be eligible for TRICARE For Life. TRICARE For Life is Medicare wrap-around coverage for TRICARE beneficiaries who are entitled to Medicare Part A and have Medicare Part B regardless of where you live or your age. The Medicare initial enrollment period is seven months. If you miss your initial enrollment period, your next chance to sign up for Medicare Part B is during the general enrollment period, Jan. 1 – March 31. Your coverage will begin July 1st , and your monthly premium for Part B may go up 10 percent for each 12-month period that you could have had Part B, but didn’t sign up for it. Also, there will be a lapse in your TRICARE coverage until Part B is effective. Be sure to sign up for Part B no later than two months before your 65th birthday. If you do not receive a postcard from DMDC, call them at 1- 800-538-9552. For more information about TRICARE For Life, visit www.tricare.mil/tfl. You can get information about Medicare Parts A and B on www.medicare.gov.
  8. U.S. Embassy Alert

    The U.S Embassy in BKK has issued the following notice. In the evening of August 11, two bombs exploded in a Hua Hin market area; a third bomb exploded near the Hua Hin clock tower in the morning of August 12. Thai local law enforcement and media are reporting at least one death of a Thai woman and approximately 20 injured, including foreign nationals. Other, smaller explosions also have been reported in Phuket, Trang, and Surat Thani, and the situation is developing with reports of additional possible explosions and suspicious fires elsewhere in southern Thailand. Thai officials have identified no U.S. citizens among the injured victims. The U.S. embassy is in regular contact with local authorities to determine if any U.S. citizens have been affected. Royal Thai Police have indicated that the immediate area of the incidents will remain closed for further investigation. Further, the law enforcement presence in the greater Hua Hin area is expected to be enhanced until further notice. Travelers to the area should avoid the affected areas, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Thailand enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Thailand. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website. Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips. The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy is located at 95 Wireless Road in Bangkok, and can be reached by calling +66-2-205-4049, or by e-mailing [email protected] The Embassy’s after-hours emergency telephone number is +66-2-205-4000. You can also follow us on Twitter @acsbkk. The U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai is located at 387 Wichayanond Road in Chiang Mai. The American Citizen Services Unit of the Consulate General can be reached by calling +66-53-107-777 and by e-mail at [email protected] The after-hours emergency telephone number is +66-81-881-1878. Larry Edmonds U.S. Embassy Warden, Ubon
  9. U.S. Embassy Alert

    U.S. Embassy BKK, issued the following Informational Notice. In the evening of August 11, two bombs exploded in a Hua Hin market area; a third bomb exploded near the Hua Hin clock tower in the morning of August 12. Thai local law enforcement and media are reporting at least one death of a Thai woman and approximately 20 injured, including foreign nationals. Other, smaller explosions also have been reported in Phuket, Trang, and Surat Thani, and the situation is developing with reports of additional possible explosions and suspicious fires elsewhere in southern Thailand. Thai officials have identified no U.S. citizens among the injured victims. The U.S. embassy is in regular contact with local authorities to determine if any U.S. citizens have been affected. Royal Thai Police have indicated that the immediate area of the incidents will remain closed for further investigation. Further, the law enforcement presence in the greater Hua Hin area is expected to be enhanced until further notice. Travelers to the area should avoid the affected areas, review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news stations for updates. Maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities. We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in Thailand enroll in the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at www.Travel.State.Gov. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates, and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency. If you don’t have Internet access, enroll directly with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. Regularly monitor the State Department’s website, where you can find current Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and the Worldwide Caution. Read the Country Specific Information for Thailand. For additional information, refer to “A Safe Trip Abroad” on the State Department’s website. Contact the U.S. embassy or consulate for up-to-date information on travel restrictions. You can also call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and download our free Smart Traveler iPhone App to have travel information at your fingertips. The American Citizen Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy is located at 95 Wireless Road in Bangkok, and can be reached by calling +66-2-205-4049, or by e-mailing [email protected] The Embassy’s after-hours emergency telephone number is +66-2-205-4000. You can also follow us on Twitter @acsbkk. The U.S. Consulate General in Chiang Mai is located at 387 Wichayanond Road in Chiang Mai. The American Citizen Services Unit of the Consulate General can be reached by calling +66-53-107-777 and by e-mail at [email protected] The after-hours emergency telephone number is +66-81-881-1878. Larry Edmonds U.S. Embassy Warden, Ubon
  10. The US Embassy in Bangkok issued the attached information for the 2016 November election. Please download it, register and vote. Election information 2016.docx
  11. US Veterans: JUSMAG Questions.

    Dave, you didn't state where you reside so I assume, hate to use that word, you are in BKK. There is a VFW post there in BKK, Post 9951, vfwbkk.org, with a very good and knowledgeable Service Officer by the name of Robert (Bob) Duffy. Bob can be contacted by email at, [email protected] There is also a newly formed American Legion Post, TH01, in Ubon Ratchathain. Our email is [email protected] Larry Edmonds, Commander American Legion Post TH01 [email protected] 083 201 1062
  12. You might try calling the Social Security office in Manila. I have had good responses from them. They do prefer email inquires. Email inquires give them a record of any correspondence. Phone calls do not. Their phone number is (632) 301 2000 ext.9. Their email address is [email protected]
  13. Ubon Ratchathani Hospital

    Thursday, 25 Feb.2016 Read this post about a new hospital, Sunpasitinter Hospital, here in Ubon. As a US Embassy Warden Vol. and Commander of the local American Legion Post, TH01, here in Ubon I felt I should pay a visit to Sunpasitinter and view it for myself, in case I'm asked about it. My wife and I were greeted in the lobby by Khun Pranom, from the information desk. After informing her who I was and the reason for our visit, she graciously gave us a guided tour of the facility. We were shown the rooms that are available to patients. All rooms are private, On the floor we were shown, there was a Super VIP room,THB3900. A two room suite, with a large bed area with seating for guests and a separate room which had a dining table for 4, a microwave and additional seating. The Bathroom/WC was very large. A VIP room, THB2900. Which was a single room, with seating for guests, a large bathroom/WC and a dining table with place for four and a microwave. 6 or 8 deluxe rooms,THB1900. Each deluxe room had seating for guests and a microwave. All rooms have small refrigerators. In the lobby there is the Information/Registration desk,Cashier, Pharmacy, Xray dept, consultation room. The Out Patient Department, OPD is also adjourning the lobby down the hallway to the right as you enter. The Xray department can do everything except MRI's. They contract with UbonRak and Sappsit government hospitals for MRI's. The ICU has 8 open ward beds with curtains and 2 private rooms. ICU is not fully operational as they are awaiting the arrival of more equipment. Parking is plentiful with a 4 story parking garage next to the hospital. The hospital opened 6 months ago by a well known Plastic Surgeon in Thailand. It is very clean and neat. Staff was plentiful. English is also used on signage throughout the hospital. This is the best I can do at present. Hopefully I will be able to get information on insurances and their ability to file claims with the different insurance companies. DISCLAIMER: I have no affiliation with Sunpasitinter Hospital. This is strictly my opinion and views and no one else.
  14. You may contact the Social Security Administration in the Philippines at the following email. [email protected] Their phone number is (632) 301 2000 Ext. 9.
  15. JUSMAGTHAI ID Section closure.

    JUSMAGTHAI Deers/ID section will be closed 11 - 15 Jan. 2016. Any questions inquiry through the JUSMA Org box at [email protected] Normal operation, Tue - Thur 08:00 - 11:00 am, will resume on 18 Jan 2016 Respectfully, Kimhong Sar, YN1(SW), USN
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