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I was on active Naval duty 1960 to 1966 during the Cuban

I was on active Naval duty 1960 to 1966 during the Cuban Missile Crisis and Naval Reserve 1967 to 1972. I am a disabled American veteran. Can I wear my Naval Uniform for services on Veterans Day or other memorial services?

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I received a OTH from the Navy 25 years ago, do I need to disclose

I received a OTH from the Navy 25 years ago, do I need to disclose this on my SBA loan application

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I'm a retired Navy veteran looking at divorce. I already know

I'm a retired Navy veteran looking at divorce. I already know the answers about my retired pay and division with my ex. And while it stinks, it is what it is. My question has to do with with what happens if 'I' remarry. Is my new spouse entitled to receive benefits such as coverage under Tricare, ID card for exchange and commissary privileges? I've found a plethora of answers about my ex (who I could care less about). But little seems to exist regarding what benefits are available to me, the veteran.

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I am a retired Navy veteran of 30 years. My ex spouse is a

I am a retired Navy veteran of 30 years. My ex spouse is a Newfoundlander. She filed for divorce in the Supreme Court of Newfoundland because she was interested in my military pension. Due to a clerical error by a paralegal at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) , Cleveland, Ohio she was awarded 36% of my pension. After some intensive research being bitter about paying Alimony for 7 years and 8 months I confided in some military JAG opinions. They stated to inform DFAS about the Canadian Court order garnishing 36% of my pension. After writing a letter to the Garnishment section in Cleveland, they reviewed my case and TERMINATED my ex spouse payments stating a foreign court does not have jurisdiction over a US military pension. The Canadian court order also stats that I will pay her under any circumstance for life. I now am in violation of a court order (Contempt of Court) Can a Canadian court put me in a US jail since I reside in the states?

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I am a 20 year retired Navy veteran. I retired from the Navy

I am a 20 year retired Navy veteran. I retired from the Navy in 1990. In 1998 my wife and I divorced after 23 yrs of marriage. The divorce was uncontested and did not involve a lawyer(s). State of divorce was Maine. Prior to divorce I was advised by Navy JAG that my wife was authorized 50% of my retired Navy gross pay. I in turn signed a divorce decree relinguishing to her 50% of my retired Navy pay. The 50% award to my ex-wife was not based on any equitable distribution formula and I was ignorant of the fact that there was such a formula; ie: She gets 50% of my entire Navy pension; however, was only married to me 14 yrs 4 months of my 20 year career. Equitable distribution should have factored in my yrs of service prior to marriage,ie; 240 months of service, 172 months married= 72% X 50%= 36%. In summary, my ex-wife has been receiving 14% too much retirement pay per-annum than she should have been awarded. Given the amount of time that has elapsed, do I have a legal leg to stand on in terms of having this situation rectified going forward. I am not pursuing retroactive.

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My mother is 83; she still lives at home and drives but is

My mother is 83; she still lives at home and drives but is "slipping".My father died 5-23-12. He was a WWII Navy Veteran, was at Normandy beach on D Day.She owns a small condo and gets $ 2200 a month social security and small union pension.She collected some life insurance, so has $ 20,000 in the bank.Is she eligible for a WWII Veteran's widows pension? How much? How do I apply?

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Im a navy veteran who served three years and ten months before

I'm a navy veteran who served three years and ten months before I'm a navy veteran who served three years and ten months before being discharged for a pattern of misconduct. I feel like I have a strong case to get my discharge upgraded. Who can help me the most in this matter?

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Im a navy veteran who served three years and ten months before

I'm a navy veteran who served three years and ten months before being discharged for a pattern of misconduct. I feel like I have a strong case to get my discharge upgraded. Who can help me the most in this matter?

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Hello my name isXXXXX am a navy veteran. I was

Hello my name isXXXXX am a navy veteran. I was discharged in may of 2010 because of a dui after 3 years and 10 months of service. I re enlisted in October of 08 after 2 yrs of service. I received a general discharge, and the government has been after the unpaid portion of my srb. It has been sent to a creditor and the debt raised 25%. Is there anything I can do? If my discharge is upgraded to honorable, can they still charge me that money? Thanks!

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