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My partner was deployed in Turkey , he filed to come back to

My partner was deployed in Turkey , he filed for leave to come back to the states, it was approved. On the way the to the airport he was in a bad car accident. He currently is stable condition and is in a coma. He was flown to Landstuhl Medical Center. The hospital is wanting payment to further treatment,the government will not cover the expenses due to being on leave. They want to transfer him back to the states and now Landstuhl Hospital wants a transfer fee, before transferring him. Is there any truth to this ?

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I got a civilian dui that was dropped but the army is trying

I got a civilian dui that was dropped but the army is trying to chapter me out . I have nothing negative on my record either military or on the civilian side but that and I even made e4 before my first 2 years. I want to stay in what are my chances and my eoas is in a year. I want to be a soldier n I know I made a stupid mistake. I have done everything they have required me to do, asap classes etc and I am stressed out about this.

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I am currently in the army reserves and about a year

Hello,I am currently in the army reserves and about a year and a half ago I had a spontaneous pneumothorax and had surgery to correct. I also have a job that requires me to keep my reserves membership and have a physical coming up soon for that job. My question is since I've been serving already for 6 years and I didn't say anything when I had the surgery can I say something now and be ok? Or will I get put out for not telling at the time it happened? Also my federal job physical.... Will I loose my Job there for having a collapsed lung and not saying anything ? Thanks

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I was given a 15 year retirement from the National Guard due

I was given a 15 year retirement from the National Guard due to failure to meet physical standards for retention. I had just returned from Iraq (2nd tour) and had received a variety of injuries (all VA service connected). I was given the choice of agreeing to a discharge and 15 year letter, which granted me retirement pay at 60 or going to a non-duty related MEB. I argued that all of my listed injuries or medical conditions were the result of active service and in the line of duty. The issue is I will turn 60 next June and will be filing for CRSC, as my VA compensation is greater than my retirement pay will be. However DFAS has 2 copies of my retirement pay eligibility letter. The first mentions USC Section 12731a and c. The final letter was corrected to mention only 12731a. If I have a "c" designator I will be denied CRSC. DFAS stated that they will use the letter I filed with my retirement package. However, an advisor stated that they could end up using either. I am attempting to line up Legal Representation, in advance, in order to fight to have any discrepancy that may need to be corrected, as I do not know how an issue like this is resolved.

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I was injured during my two week training at Camp Rilea military

I was injured during my two week training at Camp Rilea military reservation in Oregon.We were not required to wear safety glasses at that time in our unit.My right eye was severely injured and I was taken too an emergency room in Astoria .I was unconscious for two days after that and woke up back at the aid center at camp Rilea.They told me that if I didn't start to recover they were going to take me to the hospital at Fort Lewis WA.I slowly recovered and began to regain sight in my right eye.I still cannot move the eye to make it align perfectly with the other.This causes some double vision which I have had to adjust to.Am I entitled to any compensation ?

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Sorry to bother, but your guidance and or assistance would

Sorry to bother, but your guidance and or assistance would be greatly appreciated. I have an LOD on file documenting injuries sustained, but have been running into road blocks for getting the dental services needed. I am a CA Army National Guardsman, long story short, I have been directed towards my state to handle this situation by big army and I have been patient for a few years now, since 2010, hoping that since it is in the hands of professionals it should be done right and in a timely manner. Can I or should I get this issue addressed through legal actions…? Please advise…

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I am trying to qualify Hazlewood Act in Texas and need

I am trying to qualify for the Hazlewood Act in Texas and need 180 days "active duty" to qualify. I attended the Air Force Academy in 1982 for 2 months and 26 days, and later enlisted in the Texas Army National Guard for 6 years. I ended up with a DD214 from the Air Force (honorable) for 2 months 26 days, the US Army (uncharacterized I guess because of training) for 3 months and 15 days, and a NGB22 from the TXARNG for 6 years. Many years ago, I received hazlewood benefits but the state has now changed the Hazlewood Act and decided to choose what they think is "active duty" and they disallow anything that is considered training such as the Air Force Academy, Basic Training and AIT, and any schools that were attended. This gets me back below the 180 day requirement.Another issue that might affect your answer is that I am a 70% disabled veteran due to hearing loss (I was in a tank unit for 6 years). This was due to to the cumulative exposure to noise for 6 years. 38 US Code 101 -definitions says i part that "any period of active duty for training during which the individual concerned was disabled or died from a disease or injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty; and (C)any period of inactive duty training during which the individual concerned was disabled or died—(i)from an injury incurred or aggravated in line of duty" is considered active duty.Now my question -How do I get- or do you think I can get my 214 corrected to show active duty credit for my training since I was injured during my inactive duty training.

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I'm in the Air Force Reserves and was injured in the line of

I'm in the Air Force Reserves and was injured in the line of duty on Active Duty Orders. At the time, being new to the Air Force and on my first set of orders I didn't know I had to report it. I just went to the civilian doctor. After my orders ended, I continued to been seen by the VA. Moving forward to this year, I had to do a Physical Health Assessment and was talking with medical and the Sgt. said that I should have completed line of duty paperwork. She never gave me any paperwork and I sent an email to ask for it again. Anyway, I had already started on my second set of orders at another government agency and had aggravated my shoulder, neck. back and I provided the medical documentations. In July, the medical squadron processed this as a fit for duty vs. a line of duty. So, as of July 31st, my orders ended and then I found out that they are not going to extend my pre-medcon orders. According to the AFI"s in the line of duty, they suppose to extend my orders until the final disposition of my case. So, as of today, my children and I aren't getting any pay/allowances and medical isn't coordinating any of the treatments. I can explain better via phone because it's a lot of missing pieces to this puzzle. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.Thank you

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So I am filing an appeal based on CUE because at

So I am filing an appeal for claim based on CUE because at the time of the car accident their was no recall now ten years later the GM ignition switch is all over the news my accident cited in their investigation and they paid me an additional settlement because of their failure to address the recall ten years ago having said all that the reason their was no vehicle investigation was the fact that I was underage drinking at the time. Punished after I woke up from being in a month long Coma and out of a wheel chair for my actions but their LOD investigation said I was in the line of duty and not due to misconduct. The police report stated cars airbag did not deploy which was then deemed my ignition switch's fault by GM. Knowing all this now I am driving myself crazy upset with GM which took me 2 years to recover but never mentally fully recovering then deploying to Afghanistan not my finest 8 months of memory failure. So my question is will the defect in my car, airbag failure balance the fact I was underage drinking to sway in favor of the benefit of the doubt? I have scaled through the BVA appeals decisions and have found 3 similar that swung in their favor the only difference is my service department was in my favor and I was underage.

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