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I'm a Air Force reservist who is planning to go IRR for the

I'm a Air Force reservist who is planning to go IRR for the remaining 3 years left on my enlistment. I met my boyfriend who is an active duty navy officer while in "civilian" status. We have been discussing marriage however we do not want to ruin his career. Would it be better to wait until I'm officially done with my enlistment? Would there be any issues if we were to marry before then if I'm in an IRR status?

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My wife and I divorced in 1986. We were married 24 years. My

My wife and I divorced in 1986. We were married 24 years. My wife receives part of my military retirement and all benefits. We had drawn up the divorce decree ourselves and listed 50% net of retirement. However, the Navy has NEVER adjusted her amount - it's been the same for 30 years. She is now asking for an adjustment to 50% of net - which will increase the pay to her by as much as $800. I'm at a loss - it will break me. I also have $660 of my $2700 as disability. Does that count in the 'net' part? Do I have any recourse?

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Well I just had njp for a positive urinalysis of thc, but it

well I just had njp for a positive urinalysis of thc, but it was passive inhalation and im attempting to appeal it or at least fight for my benefits in an admin. separation boardJA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: its in Bremerton,Washingotn *WashingtonJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: I haven't been able to for they have no walk in hours today, or weekends, my only chance is Monday which is the 5th day to appealJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: well ive talked to some JAG's and ive explained to them my situation, my girlfriend who I tend to reside with at times smokes thc concentrates, im also her primary caretaker for both mental and physical issues, I popped for 23ng/ml which is low considering that it was thc concetrates that she smoked, ive also collected research pproving that second hand smoke is possible however the CO didn't take it into considerationJA: Has anything been officially filed?Customer: yes im currently on restriction now, my girlfriend is waiting for medical records of evaluations from her conditions from both her doctors and therapist, as for me ive already received 2 character witnesses letters from friends, and 2 from family

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Daughter with full NROTC scholarship and no medical history

Daughter with full NROTC scholarship and no medical history developed major depression requiring antidepressants. Under care of psychiatrist treated and then attempted to come off medication with out success. Now medically disqualified for commission and I am wondering about likelihood of recoupment of first three years of tuition. Other than medication fully qualified, good grades.JA: Because education law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: She is resident of West Virginia, in school at University of PittsburghJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NopeJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Nothing

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I did 3 yrs and 9 months in the Navy. I got out from 3 PRT

I did 3 yrs and 9 months in the Navy. I got out from 3 PRT failures. I got out in 2013. It is now 2016 and am in better shape would I be able to somehow reenlist?JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: I was Stationed in California. I was inlisted in Jacksonville, FL. I now live in Jacksonville, FLJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. was just inquiring. I currently work at the Post office as a mail carrier.JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: No, that's all just, was trying to find the answer to that question

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Maybe... I was discharged from the military in 2008... I

Maybe... I was discharged from the military in 2008... I received a bad conduct discharge from the navy from a Special courtmartial that took place in 2003... My eaos oas in 2006. I am looking into getting an upgrade of my dischargeJA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in?Customer: I reside in New YorkJA: Have you talked to anyone in the chain of command about this?Customer: I have no chain of commandJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no

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Never touched cocaine and had a random drug test. Test

Never touched cocaine and had a random drug test. Test posted for cocaine and second test confirmed the metabolite. Medical record has been reviewed and nothing would cause a positive for cocaine. The level was 622 Ng detected. I'm fighting this, cause I've never done cocaine. What options if any is available for my defense.

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My ex-spouse (we were married 10 years and I am a 20-year

Hello,My ex-spouse (we were married 10 years and I am a 20-year retiree, so she gets 50% of my retirement) is demanding that I provide records for how much she was paid by the Navy for past years. We have been divorced for over 13 years.DFAS has been paying her 50% by law automatically, and paid even more when I was adding child support. There's never been a problem with this.However, I made a bad judgment. For less than a year (Jan. 2015 - August 2016), I took some money from her 50% amount and added it my account for personal reasons linked to my present wife's medical condition - which is wrong.I have formally apologized to my ex for this and I have corrected the error by using my bank account and DFAS records to calculate how much I owe her. I began the DFAS allotment immediately and it goes into affect on 1 Sept. to repay all the money I took from her - ON TOP OF - the normal 50% amount of my retirement.A big mistake, but one I owned and wanted to correct immediately.Naturally, she was angry about it all. Now she believes that I have been fleecing her for past years and is demanding I provide proof of how much the Navy paid her.I don't have those records, and I don't feel obligated to do that since I've already started the pay-back process. She's calling me a cheat, although I've done this just once. I've paid all the federal and state taxes on the retirement, and periodically allotted more to her account to cover Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays and other needs for her and our daughter. My daughter is now an adult.I have been living in Europe with my 'new' wife (10 years) and family for about 11 years, and my ex is threatening to use legal action if I don't provide what SHE wants.Before this, we have NEVER had a problem with her payments or DFAS or even trust. We used to be good friends after the divorce. But now she's venting.What are my options and my responsibilities in this matter? What are her options?I'm not returning to the States for any reason. I live in the EU. I told her that once my debt to her is paid (via DFAS allotment), she will receive the normal 50% monthly payments as usual. Please advise.Respectfully, Joaquin

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I need a navy military lawyer to assist with boi. It's

I need a navy military lawyer to assist with boi.JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?Customer: It's Virginia.JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: No. I have just been given guidance by navy legal office at Washington navy yard. I was givenJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: Yes.

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