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I leave for Basic training may 10 and was told to get into no trouble at all in the mean time. last night I got arrested for Minor In Consumption(MIC) of alcohol and Minor In Possession of alcohol(MIP). I take a class in a few days for it so I don't have to appear in court. Will this incident result in me being discharged from the USAF?

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Thank you for the information and your question. The decision as to whether or not to discharge you for this is discretionary, so there is no way to say with certainty what the AF will do. However, it would be unusual to be discharged for this one MIP incident. It is more likely that you will receive a counseling warning that goes in your record that says if you get into trouble again, you can be discharged. It is important though that you let the AF Recruit Command or your accession Command when you get to basic training that this occurred. If you don't let them know and they find out later as part of a security clearance investigation, you could be involuntarily separated for not telling them.

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