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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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Can you tell me what MCO P1001R.1J par 2303 refers to

hi, can you tell me what MCO P1001R.1J par 2303 refers to (particularly par 2303)JA: The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.Customer: the ref/authority was on an official order of inter unit transferJA: Is there anything else important you think the Military Lawyer should know?Customer: no. just can't find what 2303 specifies for that MCO authorityJA: 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: the assumption is it is referring to a medical discharge

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I was in the Marines in 1983. I was discharged with an oth

I was in the Marines in 1983. I was discharged with an oth for marijuana and 2 days ua. During the time I was in I injured my back severely and was put on meds. I had another marine tell me I should try to get a medical discharge because I could no longer do my duties. Is there a chance I could get my discharge changed to medical for the injurie that I sustained or is this a shot in the dark. My email address is***@******.***. My name is ***** *****bell

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My son is currently in the Army attending AIT at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. Going into the Army

My son is currently in the Army attending AIT at Ft. Sam Houston, TX. Going into the Army, he received a medical wavier for a shoulder injury for which he had previously had three surgeries. He was highly motivated and desirous of the 68W MOS. Unfortunately, he hasre-injured his shoulder and it is causing him much discomfort. If it is determined that his shoulder needs surgery, he would prefer to be medically discharged. Reason being, he does not want to spend a year recovering from the surgery in an entry level status, only to find the surgery didn't work, and then have to spend another 6 months being medically discharged from the Army. Furthermore, if his shoulder won't allow him to achieve his 68W MOS, he does not wish to be changed to another MOS. He is not interested in any type of disability pay from the military. It is being suggested to him that he sign paperwork requesting release from the Army and receive an Unclassified Discharge. Can you offer a recommendation?

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I was ETSd from the Army in 2015 Jan and currently serving

I was ETSd from the Army in 2015 Jan and currently serving in the IRR. While I was in the Army, I asked my primary care physician if I can get recommended for MEB/PEB since my medical conditions were getting worse and my abilities for normal duty was hard enough. I had a permanent profile that limited many activities. My physician told me she would but since I had 3 months left until my ETS date she suggested me to just get out and submit with the VA. While I was processing my VA benefits before ETS, VA asked gave me a paper to go and get a physical exam but my physician told me it was not necessary and it will just push back my ETS date. My first time going through ETS like anyone else, I did not have good information and support from anyone. Later on, I found out I could have had initiated MEB/PEB which would have just pushed back my ETS date until it was complete. I got really frustrated and mad that I was sent to a wrong direction about this because I feel like I lost my benefit that I could have possibly got regardless if it was medical discharge, temporary or permanent retirement. I have read somewhere online that IRR also has MEB/PEB process. I have contacted HRC three times, twice by email one by phone which no one picked up. I still didn't receive anything back regarding my situation. After ETS, I received 90% disabilities with service connected issues. So now I am wondering if the Army IRR really have MEB/PEB process. If yes, who do I contact? If no, what can I do? Is there a way for me to get back in as an active duty to process MEB/PEB or do I have to write up to someone trying to convince that I was misled and need corrections? Or does the VA support me anyway to go through MEB/PEB to get medical retirement?

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My name is ***** ***** and I'm going thru a divorce. I

My name is ***** ***** and I'm going thru a divorce. I retire on 20 April after 31 years. I retire medically as a permanent the disabled vet. My spouse wants to have half of my retirement . My question is will be he able to do this possibleJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: The only thing I can say at this point is he wants half of my retirement, he wants full medical, and the sbp. I told him he can have everything but those things. I just want out. He has accused me of adultery. But the military dismissed it. He said I have not financially supported him which was not true. On top of of this he has constantly allowed him family members to call my command as well with these allegations.JA: 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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I am getting adsep'd to adapt with mixed anxiety

i am getting adsep'd for failure to adapt with mixed anxiety and depression, how long will it be before i actually go home?JA: OK. The Military Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I go to mental health with about 2 appointments every two weeks, one therapist and one psychologist for my medication. I have never gotten in trouble, in fact i excelled in boot camp had good pros and cons. My psychologist said he will be writing a two page letter and will be turning it into my battalion CO?JA: Is there anything else important you think the Military Lawyer should know?Customer: Only that my psychologist is recommending the seperation.JA: 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 connect you two.

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Im airman ***** ***** ive have suicidal thoughts and depression

Hi im airman ***** ***** ive have suicidal thoughts and depression and ive told my chaplain is that grounds for a medical dischargeJA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?Customer: I went to do a physical health assessment and i put down that ive had a feeling of hopelessness and lost of interest and they referred me to a person i can contact to get an eval but i never did and i feel like i pose a threat to my career field being a cop and i dont eat or sleep i dont have motivation anymore i dont wake up happy and the thoughts have become more frequentJA: 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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My 24-year old son finished Navy Boot Camp and was in pre-BUD/s

My 24-year old son finished Navy Boot Camp and was in pre-BUD/s when he sustained a 25 foot fall landing on back and head with brief loss of consciousness. He did not receive treatment at that time. He then went to BUD/s and suffered two additional head injuries when a boat fell on his head twice. He suffered from dizziness, double vision, memory problems, mental confusion, temporary urinary incontinence and migraines. He could not go on and "rang the bell" in April 2015 and received some treatment. Migraines still occurring 3+ times per week. Will he be medically discharged?

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