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In 2011 my husband was discharged from Navy Boot Camp with an RE8 Code and Separation Code JDA. He was only at bootcamp for 21 days. He went into bootcamp with the paygrade E1. The reason for his separation is that he had gotten sick at bootcamp and was sent to have it checked out. His medical records were then pulled up showing back when he was 12-13 he was (for a few days) sent to a psychiatric hospital where he was not diagnosed with anything. His recruiter told him he didnt have to worry about disclosing this information despite mentioning it to his recruiter before he shipped off. Now being 8 years later, he wants so badly to re-enlist or if this doesnt work out try to become a police officer. Can he re-enlist into the Navy or another military branch? He thought about the Air Force. Because of the codes would he not be able to become a police officer? Because he did not serve 180 days is this considered prior service and would this make any difference? … read more
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i have a family member who went to marines bootcamp and left
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my wife is in another country she is not a citizen i havent seen her in a year and a half it killing me inside i want to leave the military it affecting me i think my recruiter lied to me i think i do… read more
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