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I was medically retired from the Marines with a mental

I was medically retired from the Marines with a mental disorder, can I still purchase a hand gun? I was never hospitalised or deemed a risk to myself or others.

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I received a dishonorable discharge from the Air National

I received a dishonorable discharge from the Air National Guard in the 70's. I was was in a terrible car accident and had many operations on my hand. I was on pain medication and lost interest in many things in my life at that period of time. If I recall correctly. I talk to the commanding officer and requested a medical discharge. I had imitated usage of my right hand for a long period of time. I stopped going to monthly drills. My life is very good now, I have to grow children one in medical school and the other working for a large company in NYC. I own a small company with eight employees. And have be a active part of my community as well as a Kiwanis Member for the past twenty two years.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: New YorkJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: No not since the 70's,the base is goneJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: thats it

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I was medically discharged from the military back in 2009

I was medically discharged from the military back in 2009 and given a Med 200. My DD214 has a character of service of "Uncharacterized"? Am I considered a veteran, and would I be eligible for any veteran benefits under these circumstancesJA: Are you overseas or stateside?Customer: statesideJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: no i didn't know where to begin I wasn't given much information after I was dischargedJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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When I was in basic training I injured my knee and when I

When I was in basic training I injured my knee and when I got to ait they did a stress releasement surgery. The doctor said at first he was goi g to push my patella bone back into place .The pain in my knee has not gone away it actually hurts more then it did before . If I fail my pt test and get a chapter because of the pain I'm in would it consider a medical discharge or would it be a chapter 11 ? And can I push for another surgery to push my knee in to place even if the original doctor is against it ?

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Son medically discharged during basic training. Had knee

Son medically discharged during basic training. Had knee surgery a couple years ago. Had letter of medical clearance from the physician. Was doing well, then noticed pain that brought him to seek medical on base. MRI done. Showed 2 tears and likely a stress fracture. He was told he had 6 months to address it if he wanted to reenlist, which he does. However, NO info given beyond that. We can't get answers from recruiter.. 1. How to obtain his medical records including recent scans, doctors notes etc. 2. Where does he go for doc and surgery? 3. Does he have medical coverage? Thank you soon much. Live in Cleveland Tennessee.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Not that I can think of.

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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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