MIL Army mom refuses to deploy...

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  1. Gatsby

    Gatsby New Member

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    http://edition.cnn.com/2009/US/11/18/georgia.soldier.mom/

    I know the unit she belonged too. A lot of her unit's officers were my neighbors on post. They knew they were deploying for like a year. :rofl:

    I've seen this stunt happen in the past. "I'll play it off like i'm deploying, and then last minute I'll just tell them I can't".


    They just want to continue making a pay check...
     
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    yeah except that's not what happened
     
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    How's that not what happened?
     
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    just discharge her ass with our best regards :wavey:
     
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    mikdavi84 OT Supporter

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    yeah, I'm placing the blame on the Army.

    she had a legitimate problem and they fucked up in handling it.
     
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    from the articles I read about this, she got the family care plan only to have her mom back out. then she was unable to find someone else.
     
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    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    dishonorable discharge. while failing to serve her country, she failed to care for her child.
     
  8. Julius

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    the CAB at hunter is heading out there iirc
     
  9. Julius

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    3ID needs all of its dog faced soldiers no matter what detrimental issues they might have :rofl:
     
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    mikdavi84 OT Supporter

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    shit happens.

    she had a care plan, it fell through. It sucks but her command did a horrible job in dealing with it.
     
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    mikdavi84 OT Supporter

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    like I said, shit happens. I honestly doubt she make a conscience decision to be a single parent. Even if she did, she had a family care plan. It sucks that her plan as well as her life isn't fleshing out exactly as scheduled, but tough shit.

    sometimes you can't plan for everything. this is one of those cases. The Army could have handled this WAY better.
     
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    the military is no place for single parents with custody of the children
     
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    fuck, i'd go if i could
     
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    mikdavi84 OT Supporter

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    i guess its just more of a difference of opinion on people. I like to think the best of people based off of my own personal experiences, and my own successes and failures and how i've personally responded to them.

    a lot of people seem to like to think the worst of other people, which you seem to be doing.
     
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    Her mom said she couldn't take care of the child b/c she ran a family day care? What the fuck kinda shitty ass excuse is that? That's like a veterinarian telling you he can't board your dog cuz he's a veterinarian...:ugh:
     
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    You don't even get dishonerable discharge for drug charges these days. Instead it's an Administrative Seperation. AKA: Don't put the military on your applications when searching for jobs. Shit, we still have a guy on our ship who went AWOL for 90 days, decided to come back, popped positive for THC and all they did at his Court Martial was bust him down to E-1 and send him back. They didn't drug test our Reactor department for like 4 months because of the hours they were being forced to work and like half them were strung out on Coke just trying to get kicked out because they hate they're life.

    Then there's the situations like the bullshit situation that is the topic of this thread. My good friend Kathryn, who has two children, has a husband who is also Navy; they're both at sea going commands. BOTH his command and our command have turned down the paper work to change one them to a shore billet. Her kid's stay with a close friend of the family right now, and most of this past year, since we plan to deploy here on Jan 2nd. They were with that friend most of this year too because we JUST got back from our last deployment in July...

    I fucking love the military... love it.

    Can't wait for my enlistment to end.... fuck this bullshit.
     
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    Chapter 5-8 ...General Characterization of service. Fin.
     
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    ran a day care and also took full time care of other sick people.

    you don't know her exact situation so why are you so quick to judge?
     
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    why are so quick to let her off the hook and send someone else? If feel strongly enough about it, maybe you should volunteer to take her spot.
     
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    im not "letting her off the hook". I'm just saying that shit happens, its a pretty legit excuse, and they could have dealt with this a lot better.
     
  21. Julius

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    ultimately i think she should have brought the kid on board with her
     
  22. mikdavi84

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    tell that to the women who get pregnant to get out of deployments or the people who ride profiles and shit

    at least she made an attempt. if she doesn't have a valid care plan she needs to be discharged. not put in jail.
     
  23. Gatsby

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    It's BS, why can't she take care of her own grandson? Jesus, it's a way to support a Soldier and your daugter. Her grandmother is all upset b/c she would never get a break from kids? How ridiculous is that statement? Your daughter is going to a warzone, fighting for her country and you can't help her out?

    Her entire family sounds like a bunch of complaining, irresponsible, welfare dependents.

    This was clearly very planned out on her part. I'm sure this get out of combat plan was in place months ago. And her baby was the backup/trump card.
     
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    if she didn't want to deploy she could have just said she didn't have a family care plan. there are two chicks in my rear detachment for exactly that reason. to say this was planned out is retarded.

    and again, you dont know the grandmothers situation, so why are you judging? seems like she has a lot on her plate, and found out she couldn't handle it along with all her other responsibilities.
     
  25. Jyokker

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    General discharge and send her on her way. She can play Army on someone else's dime.
     

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