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What's happens if you refuse to train at ITB? Where do you

What's happens if you refuse to train at ITB? Where do you go? Or what happens if you refuse to train before you pick up (during guard/reception)? Do you go to legal or the brig? What happens next?

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BEING INVESTIGATED FOR SUPPOSEDLY TELLING A KID TO LIE

I AM CURRENTLY BEING INVESTIGATED FOR SUPPOSEDLY TELLING A KID TO LIE DURING THE ENLISTMENT PROCESS. WHILE BEING READ MY RIGHTS WE GOT DOWN TO THE PORTION WHERE I WAS TOLD THAT I HAVE THE RIGHT TO A LAWYER, I ASKED THE INVESTIGATING OFFICER IF I SHOULD SEEK COUNSEL AND HE TOLD ME NO THAT IT WAS NOT NECCESSARY. IF THEY END UP TRYING TO CHARGE ME WITH ANYTHING IS IT EVEN GOING TO HOLD UP. I KNOW THAT I DID NOT DO WHAT IS BEING SAID BUT APPEARANTLY THE KIDS MOM IS SAYING THAT I DID TELL HIM TO LIE. I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS STUFF WORKS EXACTLY.

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My son was recently discharged from the Marine Corps during

My son was recently discharged from the Marine Corps during boot camp and we are wanting to appeal his separation coding. He was diagnosed with pneumonia during boot camp, questions were asked that he did not fully understand that attempted to show he had pre-existing conditions of separation anxiety and panic attacks. He answered yes to have you had bad dreams in the past which they turned into fraudulent entry. Pneumonia was the true cause of having difficulty breathing and not sleeping well, but they separated him from service with the following codes.DD-214: entry level separation24. Character of service: uncharacterized26. Separation code: JDA127. Reentry code: RE-3F28: Narrative reason for separation: FRAUDULENT ENTRYMy ask is: we want to appeal the fraudulent entry and amend his DD 214 record with more favorable separation code, reentry code and narrative for reason of separation, what would the best code changes for him?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: Stateside, Indianapolis IndianaJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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VA disability have me 10 percent for each knee, if their

VA disability have me 10 percent for each knee , if their diagnosis was wrong can they come after me ?

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I am wondering how hard it will be to change my RE code from

Hello. I am wondering how hard it will be to change my RE code from an RE 4 to an RE 8 or possibly an RE 3. I just came home yesterday and on my memorandum paper , it says that I have a personality disorder with bordeline and schizotypal traits, a panic disorder, and an adjustment disorder with mixed anxiety and depressed mood. I am just wondering would i have to get cleared by a civilian doctor, in order for me to change my code or should I tell them that I am doing much better and that I really want to stay in the military.JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: I am stateside. I came from navy boot camp and they sent me back to California.JA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I have not. When I went to legal, I thought my RE code was going to be an RE 3, but when I went to my departure brief, I found out that it was actually an RE 4 and I really regret not fighting my case at RTC. And I really regret telling that I had two suicide attempts: one when I was thirteen and one at boot camp. I told them that I really want to stay in the military and serve my country, but obviously they feel that I am not suitable for the military.JA: Anything else you want the solicitor to know before I connect you?Customer: I just want them to know that I really regret not fighting my case and do you think I should have fought my case while I was in seperations at RTC?

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Is this free to ask a question? so it does cost to talk to

is this free to ask a question?JA: The military lawyer's require payment for their services. It's way less expensive on JustAnswer than face-to-face would cost.Customer: so it does cost to talk to you or ask a question?JA: There is no charge to talk to me. But I'm not the military lawyer.Customer: your just a secretary?JA: Have you talked to a JAG attorney or anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No been out for 40 yearsJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: in usaJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I was in the USMC in 1976 was in about 40 days I got injured hernia issue,,, I decided it best for me to see my own doctor, they gave me a DD214 and an Honorable discharge dd256, Under Medical issue I assume.. according to the VA if you served before 1980 there is no certain time that needs to be served to get VA benefits.. I was wondering what my chances are of being able to get VA medical care or other benefits. Length of Service Prior to September 8, 1980, there was no minimum length of service necessary to be considered a veteran for most VA benefits. However, for an individual who enlisted after September 8, 1980, there are now certain minimum length of service requirements. The general requirement is either 24 months of continuous active duty or the “full period” for which the servicemember was called or ordered to active duty.14 .. thanks you very much

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My husband is currently at boot camp but today I found out

My husband is currently at boot camp but today I found out that he has another women pregnant that is due in may. She reached out to me for some weird reason... what would be my first step for divorceJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: StatesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No I just found out today I just didn't know what to do firstJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No that's all

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My grandson is being involuntarily separated after boot camp

My grandson is being involuntarily separated after boot camp due to ADHD more than a year prior to active duty. He does not want to be separated. What can be done?

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I enlisted in the military as woman with children. One of my

Hi, I enlisted in the military as woman with children. One of my teenagers was attacked as a result of running away. She stopped talking and became so introverted that no one even knew what had happened to her. Two days before leaving for boot camp she told me what had happened to her. I asked if I could get out of my commitment and my leaders said no. I was torn because this child was close to suicide and I did not know what to do. My husband thought that he could handle it, but once at boot camp it was obvious I was going to loose her. I asked them to leave after breaking down in a field exercise. I was crying and crying.. it just got to me. I was told the only way out was to be discharged. So asked what building I had to jump off to get out. They started the discharge after I explained what my daughter had been through and what was now happening. A kernel, can't remember his name gave me a lot of grief over leaving, it wasn't his child anyway. They discharged me with AR 635-200, chapter 11, Red code 3. Now this has been many years ago. I want to get a concealed carry permit and need to understand what these codes mean to my life and ability to carry a weapon.JA: OK. To minimize me, please click the down arrow at the top right corner of this box.Customer: Are you there?JA: No. I'm the Military Lawyer's Assistant.Customer: So are you able to answer what this means to me?JA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: TexasJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: Not since leaving.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: How will you connect with me?

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