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Military Matters

Welcome to Military Matters, a podcast from Stars and Stripes. Listen as host Rod Rodriguez explores the topics that matter to service members, veterans, and the people who support them.

May 7, 2020

In this review episode, Military Matters podcast hosts Rod Rodriguez and Desmon Farris talk some more with one of last week's guests, retired Air Force Command Chief Master Sgt. Juan Lewis — also known as the Fired Up Chief — about how his recovery from COVID-19 is coming along.

Lewis is continuing to improve, but he's not yet able to go home from the care facility. He talks about his current health status, what it's going to take to be able to go home, how long his doctor says his overall recovery is expected to take and what the full measure of that recovery might be.

Lewis also talks about the value of keeping a positive mindset while battling the disease, as well as the importance of following CDC guidelines as states and communities look to loosen restrictions to restart the economy.

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