JA: Hello. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: I am a 100% Service connected veteran. I have been out of the Air Force
for 21 years, at the time of my discharge
I had severe psychiatric problems that were later determined to be service connected, and I was granted 100% service connected disability ( this rating finally occurred 5 years ago finally.) Shortly after I was discharged I was barred from the base due to minor disciplinary infractions. I did not think a whole lot of it, I moved out of state shortly there after. When my 100% was granted I was given a new i.d. card to access the commissary, mwr, and exchange. These services are of immense help to me now that I am on a limited income. I have been using the base facilities for the past 5 years. ( not the same base that I had been barred from 20 years ago), and it was never an issue. Today I went on base to buy groceries, and I was held at the gate for about 30 minutes ( I was asked to pull over), after 30 minutes they gave me back my i.d card and license and told me I was all set. I asked if there was a problem with my i.d. card, and they said they were not sure, but I could go to pass ad id and ask-- so I did. I was told that I was barred from base and should not have been let on-- and to go to security forces to get the issue resolved. I went and they told me it was related to the barment order from 1996, and I was eventually allowed on because it had nothing to do with that base. They said no one from the office that deals with that was available-- and they would proceed after they got reports from the other base... They didnt tell me much, how should I proceed....I admit I had issues in my past, but not for the past 20 years...and I have been using base services for the last 5 years with no issues?
JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: I am in MA
JA: Have you consulted a lawyer yet?
JA: Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?
Customer: not that I am aware of
JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Military Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.