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I have a question/ bitch/complaint.
Does anyone else branch manager not only respond absolutely like your the dumbest person in the Department of Defense , but take years to answer an email. I wonder does this stem from me calling . Are we not supposed to call ? Who hires these people? Why do I always here people say branch hooked me up ? My branch freaking sucks.

Ok I'm good now .
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From uniforms to doctrine, the Army always seems to be enfatuated with the next best thing. My last assignment before leaving the Army was in a tri-service command and I learned many things about our sister branches in that time. The Navy and Marine Corps are steeped in tradition and seem to take the upmost pride in honoring and upholding the standards that have made them what they are today, but big Army was always mixing things up and changing the plan on the direction we as soldiers were heading. Is this just my misguided perception or does this ring true for some of you?
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I had a miscarriage last January, and by not healing quick enough my former Readiness NCO told me that I was being discharged (In April). This past December, My "new" squad leader had gotten ahold of me via Facebook and let me know what was going on, if I didn't show up then I was going to be arrested, et cetera.

What I don't understand, is why didn't my platoon sergeant tell me that I was still on the roster when I saw him in August? I have moved two states away since then, and now I have to travel 12+hours to go to drill.

I need help, I don't know what to do, say, et cetera. I'm in the National Guard, and I was told long ago that article 15 can't be given to National Guard soldiers due to just being one weekend a month. Honestly, I'm scared. I waited a long time to get E4, and I don't want to lose it, nor my pay because I'm hurting as it is.

Any questions, just ask. But I really need advice. I plan on showing up for drill, and I don't want to be discharged, but a part of me thinks this is a set up to arrest me, which apparently there is a warrant for my arrest, and I don't know how to look that up either.

Thankyou.
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What would it take to get you to solidify your vote? Hillary in handcuffs? Trump's tax returns? Hillary's speech transcripts? Trump wearing an extra long sleeve jacket being led away by nice young men in their nice clean white coats to the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time? (NOTE: If you caught that; you're old).
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So after many years of "chopping wood" (snoring) and always waking up tired and groggy and speaking with a friend, I've come to the realization that I may have Sleep Apnea. But, I'm stationed in Stuttgart, Germany. Does this matter? Can I head up to Rammstein to have a study completed? How will this affect my deployable status and career as a whole? I'm coming up on 12 years of active service.
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I'm not interested in the "fault" or "praise" of any one President. I just want to know if you truly feel you are better off today than you were ten years ago. Basically, my thought here is, do you think we should continue on the path we are currently on or is there room for improvement.

We're about to elect a new President. I think we need to ask ourselves some hard questions.
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By "Lifetime" I mean to be able to use your 2, 3, 4+ years of Educational Benefit during that time. NOT saying to have unlimited years or a lifetime of being a Student.
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What is the biggest advice that you can give for someone who is about to become a SNCO?
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I will be graduating Airman Leadership School (immediately pinning on E-5 SSgt) in roughly a week and was curious about this. It seems the best lessons we learn come in our most trying times. Thank you in advance for sharing your insight!
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What is the reason for your position? Personally I am against it because at the current wage they agreed upon when they were hired, they are incapable of the simplest tasks. Current example: Being the ONLY customer at the moment, I ordered a 10 piece nugget. I received a hamburger. I've had cashiers who couldn't make change without the register telling them how. So what are your thoughts?
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I have been on Fort Carson recently and I have yet to see anyone stop and render the proper salute or acknowledgement. They just go about their day. I've also noticed it on Fort Bragg. We still need to pay respect to those that have served before us and this is indeed disrespectful. What's going on?
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Speak up and be heard! Time to fix this!
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In modern times, many police and military forces prohibit beards for one important reason that came up during World War I. In order to get a clean seal on a gas mask, you must have a clean face, so soldiers made sure to shave. They may or may not have been worried about the pulling of beards during hand-to-hand combat, as Alexander the Great was.

Excluding limited exemptions for religious accommodation, the United States Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps have policies that prohibit beards on the basis of hygiene, the necessity of a good seal for chemical weapon protective masks, and the official position that uniform personal appearance and grooming contribute to discipline and a sense of camaraderie.

All branches of the U.S. Military currently prohibit beards for a vast majority of recruits, although some mustaches are still allowed, based on policies that were initiated during the period of World War I.

So, the discussion is, Should military branches change the policy on shaving due to a legacy concern of chemical/biological warfare from WWI?

IMO, Proper grooming standards should be considered. If a service member wants to grow facial hair while not in a deployed location where the threat of a chemical/biological attack could occur (this is hardly in any theater of operations anymore due to many regulations implemented internationally to destroy & manage chemical/biological weapons), they should be allowed to, but in consideration of grooming standards (i.e. length of facial hair, must represent professional appearance, etc.)

Photo: U.S. Army Captain Tejdeep Singh Rattan, 2010
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