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what will happen if i do not go back to basic training but i have a medical reason(my lumbar has a loss of 77% curve),and i am in the national guard?
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Whether or not you have a medical reason, if you do not return, you will be deemed AWOL. Generally, the military does not actively pursue AWOL soldiers. Federal arrest warrants are issued after 30 days of absence, sending soldiers' names into law-enforcement databases. You will need to turn yourself in, and then tell your story to the military police. After processing, there is a chance that you could get a "less than honorable" discharge.

You may want to contact the GI Rights hotline , a nonprofit California-based organization that provides information and advice to thousands of service members every year who have gone AWOL, according to the group's Web site.

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