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I am retiring in two weeks. My ex will be receiving 45% of

Sir, I am retiring in two weeks. My ex will be receiving 45% of my retirement by court order. However, she is also seeking $1,800 a month in permanent spousal support plus half her attorney's fees! If I cannot or do not pay her spousal support, will I lose my half of retirement or my anticipated VA disability or Post 911 GI Bill benefits?Very respectfully,David W. AtkinsSFC, USAFormer USMCemail:***@******.***

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I am currently active duty navy and i didn't disclose i had

I am currently active duty navy and i didn't disclose i had been hospitalized for mental health prior to joining, i believe i was misdiagnosed and one i removed all medication i was healthy and happy and all that good stuff. 6 months into the navy i was raped, i reported it and when i sought counsel on the ship i am currently stationed he said i was in part to blame so i never returned. Recently i took too much of medication i was legally prescribed and it caused my blood pressure to drop forcing me to be admitted to the hospital. Without any options for treatment my command is recommending me to administratively separated. They don't think I'm fit to be in but i strongly disagree, i am a go above and beyond sailor. There has been no evaluation, i haven't gotten any counseling accept to tell me i may be separated. Can they withhold all my benefits?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: The counselor mentioned erroneous enlistmentJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: Im stained in San diego CAJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: *stationed

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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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I have a DD214 with entry level separation, separation

I have a DD214 with entry level separation, separation authority AFR 39-10 and reenlistment of 2c. What does all this meanJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: I was discharged in texasJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not sureJA: 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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MGIBill does it expire? Can it be willed? California, I have

MGIBill does it expire? Can it be willed?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I have notJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Does the GI bill become void with a BCD?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.

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My son, who has been in the Arkansas National Guard, has

My son, who has been in the Arkansas National Guard, has been, or is on the verge of being discharged from the US Army, for depression. He was at AIT and some circumstances arose that just pushed him over the edge of depression. The medical team can recommend a "517" discharge. Will he lose his benefits? He has no disciplinary actions and the simple fact is he couldn't pass his final PT test after 68-W training (5th in the class). I am worried he will lose all his benefits.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: He is in Texas at Ft. Sam but lives in Little Rock and is a member of the Arkansas Nat'l Guard.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: We are talking with the IG office at Ft. Sam. His National Guard liason at the base is worthless, as in unreachable.JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this.Customer: Oh, really... and this will cost money right?JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: during the final PT test, he tried to cut off a half lap and was caught and subsequently lied about it to the 1st Sergeant. They saber rattled for a while about Chapter 13 and Article 15 but that was to scare him. He admitted to cheating and lying to the Sergeant. The IG official spoke to the 1st sergeant and he is just pissed Sean lied but stated that Sean was very much "worth saving" as a soldierJA: 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.Customer: Sean is an EMT in private life. And he was fifth in his 68-W class at AIT. He would be out of there today except for the PT run... and at the time, he was under medical care for pneumonia

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I will be getting separated at my PRD under general under honorable

I will be getting separated at my PRD under general under honorable conditions. Will I still be eligible for my 9/11 GI Bill?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: I am being separated at my PRD for failure to comply with the family care plan. I will be separated under general under honorable conditions. I will be getting out with 3 years and 5 months of serviceJA: Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?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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I am separating from the Army and just had some questions

I am separating from the Army and just had some questions regarding benefits and whatnot at the VA because I am also pregnantJA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: Only the legal assistant on post and he was no help. Basically told me to figure it out. I'm been running around like crazy trying to find answers but I keep getting snowballed and I will be flying out in a few days.JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Is there anything else the Military Lawyer should be aware of?Customer: I'm not sure if this is important but I got a General under honorable conditions dischargeJA: 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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While in the military i have been diagnosed with anxiety and

hello, while in the military i have been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks along with mild ptsd... "they cant figure out what has been causing it"... anyways i am prescribed Paxil for it now an have been on if for over a year now and it helps a lot. i only have one more year of service and am getting out. my question is will the military still provide my prescription at no cost to me or will i have to see civilian doctors and pay out of pocket for it. i am afraid of not having it due to my panic attacks being so bad.JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: well i have been seeing behavior health on an off now for a coupe years and due to my panic attacks and anxiety i am no longer able to be a crew member on an aircraft due to it. i am a Blackhawk mechanic and use to be able to fly in them it also causes me to have heart palpitations but i went to a specialist and they said my heart was just fineJA: OK got it. Last thing — Military Lawyers generally expect a deposit of about $18 to help with your type of question (you only pay if satisfied). Now I'm going to take you to a page to place a secure deposit with JustAnswer. Don't worry, this chat is saved. After that, we will finish helping you.

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