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My son has enlisted in the marines. took the oath and was

My son has enlisted in the marines. took the oath and was suppose to ship out Oct 24. They called him in mid august to move his ship date for boot camp. needless to say he smoked pot on aug 18. he was taken to MEPS today and was asked to confess any thing that may hurt them when they go to boot camp. Needless to say my son was honest about what he did. now they are requesting an essay apologizing for his misconduct. i was just looking for respectful wordingJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: STATESIDEJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: no not yetJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no.

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Just trying to find some information regarding discharge

Just trying to find some information regarding discharge change, process, probability, etc.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Illinois, would it vary by state if it has to go to the review board for change after the fact and 15 years later?JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, not yetJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: The specifics? Or are you referring to something else?

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Can my son switch to Army Reserve after he graduates boot

Can my son switch to Army Reserve after he graduates boot camp?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: Right now he is at Fort Benning, GA. But we are from IllinoisJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: As in?

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My son were in Navy, before death we talked with one

My son were in Navy, before death we talked with one lawyer,claim nothing could be done until after he's decent, Dec. 2004, OK die with glioblastoma, but we're treated so wrong until it still hurts within. Long story short I look again in his records & they indicated that they find a trace of sickle cell,had many cases of bad headaches,chemical,dust in eyes since in boot camp but nothing was done about it. Lost of both, left & right parental vision

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Wife who is in the Air Force....came to Michigan to visit

Wife who is in the Air Force....came to Michigan to visit daughter....as her husband she didn't want me going back to Nevada where she is stationed...so I let her visit with our daughter while she was in Michigan. Turns out she took our daughter and her mom and drove back to Nevada. We are legally married and I have taken care of our daughter since birth while she was in boot camp ,tech school, and now her current position .She also will not tell me where they live. I want my daughter back and don't know what to do. Can you help me?

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Pearl. My son is currently in Parris Island. He injured s

Hi, Pearl. My son is currently in Parris Island. He injured his back and is being discharged with fraud enlistment. He is terrified. He has been advised that this is a felony. My son enlisted at the age of 17. for the past year he has attended mandatory pt with the marine dep program. during a workout , he came home sore, he thought he pulled a muscle. never went to the doctor and resumed working out with the marines as scheduled. He left for boot camp without any issues or pain. Two weeks in he pulled his back and fell on someones knee. Now he is being sent home on the fraud enlist. What can we do?JA: Because consumer protection law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Yes, we live in NC. Parris Island is in SCJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I just received the news on TuesdayJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: noJA: 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.

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Our Son went to Boot camp on 01/28/16 . While there he was

Our Son went to Boot camp on 01/28/16 . While there he was having a lot of knee problems and was sent for a MRI and asked if he wanted to continue, and like a good Recruit, he said yes, and did. Came home for his 10 days on April 22nd then Returned for SOI. After only his second week there he was sent to medical for x-rays and told he had a list of problems including 1) Bipartite Patilla 2) Patellar Grind 3) Edema 4) Ecchymosis 5) Erythema 6)Significant Pes Platnus 7) Knee Effusion and more he couldn't remember.He was told that they were going to try knee braces and shoe inserts for a week to see if it helped, but they never did. He was not given any pain medication and was told he actually had bone spurs in his knees.Two years ago we had taken him to a specialist because he was complaining that his knees ached, but they found nothing. So they are trying to say he withheld this information, which he didn't, because it was in the records from the referring Dr.'s office, which they have.They are Discharging him now medically. However, my question is how in he heck did they miss on his physical the extremely flat feet, and let him in ??? And will he get his money back for his dress blues?

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My son enlisted in the Navy while in there he told them he

My son enlisted in the Navy while in there he told them he had AddHe tells me he reallybwants to stayThey gave him a discharge of 2311 is seing legal on monday he wants to stay an do boot camp whats the best way of doing itShould he stay and get the medical weiver while in there?

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My son was at Air Force boot camp, halfway through. He was

Hello,My son was at Air Force boot camp, halfway through. He was selected to get an Intelligence branch job and was starting the clearance process when in one interview he was asked if he had ever attempted suicide. He said he had, as a child of 12 or so (this was news to his mother and I). Based on that, the Air Force told him he could apply for a waiver and wait, or go home and apply for the waiver. Now he is being told there is no way that the waiver will be granted, after he was told yes, there is a chance. I don't know the details of what he actually did, but does not the fact that he was a child, and there was no Emergency Room visit or any kind of medical problem resulting from the attempt have any mitigating effect? He is now processing out and will be home in a few days. Assuming he would like to try to get back in, what would you advise?

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