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If I signed up and swore in at meps for army national guard and I'm supposed to go to basic training shortly am I too late to change my mind?
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Thank you for the information and your question. If you signed all of your enlistment paperwork, then technically you can be held to your contract. However, most of the time if you contact the recruit command and tell them that you changed your mind, they will cancel your contract. Better to do this now, then to get to basic and try to get out. But again, all depends on what you signed and how hard over the ANG is in pushing the issue. They usually don't want to force anyone to go because those soldiers end up being problems for them in the future and they have others who do want to enlist and commit.

Please let me know if you need any clarification. If none is needed, then if you could take a moment to leave a positive rating in the box above, I will receive credit for assisting you today. Thank you.

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