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I'm a PVT who's gone AWOL from basic for 2 days now. We have

I'm a PVT who's gone AWOL from basic for 2 days now. We have been on VBL and we're suppose to be back Monday. They have started to call my family asking for me. They've stated that I'm a good soldier and wanted to know my whereabouts that I could get in a lot of trouble. My question is if I stay out the 30 days would I be able to turn myself in to fort sill and be discharged in a week? Or go back and be get discharged from my unit? I want to be him and do not want to be in the military anymore.

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I'm currently in the army and I'm very very depressed and it

Hi I'm currently in the army and I'm very very depressed and it affects my working abilitys I was wondering if there was any way I could get out of it before something bad happensJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: I'm in hawaiiJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No I haven'tJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No I was just wondering I don't need a lawyer I'm just cu

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I have a Other Than Honorable Discharge - Misconduct -

I have a Other Than Honorable Discharge - Misconduct - Commission Of A Seerious Offense Can I own a firearm?JA: Have formal charges been brought? If so, is there an upcoming court date?Customer: was all said and done in January 12, 1985JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not really

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If someone is picked up for desertion what is possible

If someone is picked up for desertion what is possible punishmentJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New JerseyJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Friend had a warrant for arrest for deletion because she did not show up at designated base. She turned herself in and is now in jail waiting to be picked up and taken to quanti. What happens next can she be reinstated

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Ive been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and insomnia i

Ive been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and insomnia i feel like i cant continue with the guard but ive talked to everyone i could think of an everyone tells me to toughen up. So ive given up on the medical discharge an im thinking about not showing up anymore what would happen?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: Stateside no deployments in the future an have been in 6 years with 3 left to goJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Yes full time ncoic and told me he will help but more or less said everyones dealing with this not just youJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I dont think so, are you a bot? LolJA: I'm an assistant to the Military Lawyer. I work with them to help customers like you.Customer: Ok

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I'm seeking information on how a command has to charge a

hi, i'm seeking information on how long a command has to charge a soldier with an article 86JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: stateside and I was late for my staff duty due to being sickJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: yes but it is my training center chief pushing it through our hhccommandJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: yes, this incidence occurred on 14 august 2016 and I was read my article 15 today and it is dated for today

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My step son joined the army against my wishes

My step son joined the army against my wishes anyway...unfortunately mom signed for him. Because the recruiter went to his school when he was only a junior at 17... and now he is finding out that nothing the recruiter has told him is true, the career choice he was promised out of an 8 year stay consist of 12 weeks training as a mechanic....he is miserable and wants out.....is this possible or is it really prisonJA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: OhioJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No I just started seriously looking into it for him, cause I thought he should stick it out for a bitJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I guess just want to know if there are any legal possibilities

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My husband was military ten years ago. He went AWOL ten

Hello my husband was military ten years ago. He went AWOL ten years ago. He tried to turn himself in but the army would say they were not looking for him. My husband never received a Dd214. My husband never received any type of discharge. He recently passed away due to suicide and I have not been able to get any type of benefits for my son. Will I be able to get any type of benefits for him. The army tells me they don't have any information in regards ***** *****

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I have a military question. I am a former US Army soldier. I

I have a military question. I am a former US Army soldier. I joined the US Army in 1997. I was victim of racial discrimination, which caused me to leave the Army, under Other Than Honorable Discharge, In lieu of court martial. For over 20 years I never used my military status. The racism from military experience was too traumatic for me to relive. I am more mature and a lot wiser than the helpless person who encountered racism as 24 years old. I am seeking an expert who can help upgrade my military discharge from Other Than Honorable Discharge, In lieu of court martial. I can better articulate the racial discrimination that I have avoided over the past 20 years. Quick history, in 1996, I interned as a US Customs Special Agent in 1996. I wanted to become a US Special Agent. I enrolled with the US Army, as a Specialist (E4), because of my college degree. As part of military enrollment contract, the USA Army agreed to pay off my college loans. MY MOS was military intelligence, 98K, signals interceptor. After basic training, I went to Pensacola, FL Naval training station. Within five minutes of meeting my training Drill Sergeant, he told me that he did not respect me and not to expect the other training officers to obey me. I told him within a couple of months, I had to attend my wedding, which was schedule before joining the Army. My Drill Sergeant did not allow me to train. My training consisted of study from classwork as a 98K student. I played college football at Rutgers. I was not fat, but, I also did not meet US military weight and height regulations. My classroom instructor expressed concern with me not being allowed to train. I always past my physical training (PT) test. Yet, instead of training for 98K classwork, I was always doing PT. I do not remember the details, I was placed on a punishment, where I had to signing on a sheet, located in my barracks, every hour on the hour. The last sign-in, I was late as a result of the extra PT and eating dinner late. My Drill Sergeant wait for me, as though he intended or expected me to fail. My Drill Sergeant told me, he “got me.” He then told me that I would not be attending my wedding, which was two days from me missing the sign-in. I called my local US Congresswoman about the matter the next day. I was told there was short notice for any decision to occur. I went to my wedding on Friday and returned on Sunday. I received an Article 15 and I was told that I would be losing my top secret security clearance. I told the commander I did not agree with the decision because of the ethical dilemma of having to choose between my wedding and a punishment that I should never been punish for. Again, I do not remember specifically what I did to receive sign-in punishment. I told my commander that I would like to use the next level down clearance, “secret” for a military police contract. I was told a new MOS was chosen for me, in Kentucky's Armory as a tank mechanic. When I arrived in Kentucky, I demand being release from my Army contract. After my commanding officer reviewed my military records from military intelligence, I was told that I was process for a new MOS as the wrong form of punishment. A Drill Sergeant advised me to go AWOL, since it was Peace Time. Before being instructed to go AWOL, I was approved for an Honorable discharge. Because of the emotional stress, I listed to one of my Drill Sergeant, who told me that my previous training station treated me wrong and I should never have lost my top secret security clearance. I want to upgrade my discharge and received all of my US military benefits based on racial discrimination from the US Army.

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