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National Guard school benefits?? Not happy with the outcome!!

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My son is in the National Guard and at the time of signing up he was offered a lot of good stuff. He even received a symbolic check for $40,000 for school. Then when he decided to go to school, reality and true colors came out. He did not qualified for G.I. bill post 911 after he was told that he would. Now he only qualifies for for Montgomery G.I Bill. I don't consider this fair, the recruiters pushed so much for him to sign in and me to sign papers. This is the way he was paid, I'm not happy for turning over my son to the military and they pay him this way. Not fair at all!! Has any body else been thru this situation? Please let me know. Thank you!!

by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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.SoldiersWife.
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 6:44 PM
Post 911 is for people who've already deployed. All he will get is Montgomery gi till then.
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anchorgurl
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:33 PM
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This and if I was giving permission, via a required signature, to do something such as enlist, I would think it was my responsibility as well to make certain that I understood what I was signing and the benefits.  If it requires my signature, I think it also requires my knowledge and understanding.

Quoting usmclife58:

I would not "blindly" sign my child away, even at 17. Like Sailor said, this is the age of information. There is no reason to be ignorant. 

Quoting gunsgirl:

if she had to sign he is only 17.

not yet an adult, and  honestly if your child was 17 and joining and was lied to you would be pissed off too.

 



blondie.mom
by Charity on Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:21 PM
Lmao I keep getting double ads for it! It lets me X out of one, then there is another behind it!

Quoting edelweiss23:

I thought I was the only one getting those ads!!!!




Quoting Apollos82:

Are you mobile? I keep getting pop up ads on my iPhone for some damned coast guard show. It's probably subliminal messaging. They want so badly to be military. It's cute. ;)





Quoting cocoroo:

I read it wrong.







Quoting Apollos82:

I'm not being a smart-ass...I think I missed something. I didn't see anything about CG. Just NG. Did a comment get deleted or something?









Quoting cocoroo:

Maybe he should have joined the military and not the CG. And, maybe you should let your son handle his own business.











Sorry to the CG ladies, but I couldn't resist.

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4ever-SJ
by Gold Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 8:35 PM
That shit is giving me vertigo.


Quoting blondie.mom:

Lmao I keep getting double ads for it! It lets me X out of one, then there is another behind it!



Quoting edelweiss23:

I thought I was the only one getting those ads!!!!






Quoting Apollos82:

Are you mobile? I keep getting pop up ads on my iPhone for some damned coast guard show. It's probably subliminal messaging. They want so badly to be military. It's cute. ;)







Quoting cocoroo:

I read it wrong.









Quoting Apollos82:

I'm not being a smart-ass...I think I missed something. I didn't see anything about CG. Just NG. Did a comment get deleted or something?











Quoting cocoroo:

Maybe he should have joined the military and not the CG. And, maybe you should let your son handle his own business.













Sorry to the CG ladies, but I couldn't resist.


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cocoroo
by Coco on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:26 PM
I just saw Guard and an annoying post and put 2 and 2 together incorrectly, LOL.

Quoting gunsgirl:

 


 


LOL how did you read Coast instead of national?? you were just waiting -- waiting for the opportunity to get that in, weren't you!!??? :P


Quoting cocoroo:

Maybe he should have joined the military and not the CG. And, maybe you should let your son handle his own business.

Sorry to the CG ladies, but I couldn't resist.

 

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cocoroo
by Coco on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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That is probably why I did it. I didn't think about it. I'm seeing it right now. Damn Coasties.

Quoting Apollos82:

Are you mobile? I keep getting pop up ads on my iPhone for some damned coast guard show. It's probably subliminal messaging. They want so badly to be military. It's cute. ;)



Quoting cocoroo:

I read it wrong.





Quoting Apollos82:

I'm not being a smart-ass...I think I missed something. I didn't see anything about CG. Just NG. Did a comment get deleted or something?







Quoting cocoroo:

Maybe he should have joined the military and not the CG. And, maybe you should let your son handle his own business.









Sorry to the CG ladies, but I couldn't resist.
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cocoroo
by Coco on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:31 PM
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I signed for my son to join the AF at 17. I spoke with his recruiter and made sure I understood what was going on. That's what most people would do before signing their child away to the military.

Quoting gunsgirl:

if she had to sign he is only 17.


not yet an adult, and  honestly if your child was 17 and joining and was lied to you would be pissed off too.


 

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barrelracer1699
by Chel on Oct. 9, 2012 at 9:52 PM
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Wait you can sign away a child? Well damn I guess I better get on that for my 6 yr old!

Quoting cocoroo:

I signed for my son to join the AF at 17. I spoke with his recruiter and made sure I understood what was going on. That's what most people would do before signing their child away to the military.

Quoting gunsgirl:

if she had to sign he is only 17.


not yet an adult, and  honestly if your child was 17 and joining and was lied to you would be pissed off too.


 


cocoroo
by Coco on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:14 PM

That is basically what you are doing when you sign those papers.

Quoting barrelracer1699:

Wait you can sign away a child? Well damn I guess I better get on that for my 6 yr old!

Quoting cocoroo:

I signed for my son to join the AF at 17. I spoke with his recruiter and made sure I understood what was going on. That's what most people would do before signing their child away to the military.

Quoting gunsgirl:

if she had to sign he is only 17.


not yet an adult, and  honestly if your child was 17 and joining and was lied to you would be pissed off too.





sailorwifenmom
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 10:39 PM
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Plus, the op States he is IN the National Guard, not in a delayed entry program. So even if he was 17 when she signed the papers, he is now over 18.

They should have read their contract, and I think it's insulting to everyone who has served full time on Active Duty (yes, to include myself, my husband, and my son) or who has served in the reserves or guard and been called to active duty when someone basically says what this person has. Which is "Well, I/ my loved one goes and drills for one weekend a month, having the rest if the time to pursue whatever I want to, live where I choose, and go home to my families, basically working less than a part time job, but 1200 a month in education benefits isn't enough, I / my loved one DESERVES the same as those men and woman who serve every day, who transfer, deploy, etc - because don't you know, I'm entitled!"

I am mot bashing the guards or the reserves, they have a role to play, too, and many of them have been called up to serve on Active Duty status right next to their AD comrades in arms. But when that happens, then they get the benefits that go with it. And until that happens, don't let your greed and your desire to "scam the system" and get all sorts of perks from a bankrupt govt blind you to the fact that you should read what you're signing.

And it's not hard to type "national guard giving 40,000 signing bonus" onto google... Or "what GI bill benefits do national guard get" into yahoo....

But no, she saw "take the money and run"... and they got what they "paid for".
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