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tibbir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:09 PM
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My neice is leaving basic training with a medical discharge
from the army after serving only about a month (she got really bad tendonitis and hip fractures as a result of the training). Her mother told me that after she leaves the hospital and comes home she plans on attending college and that the army will pay for it.

This doesn't make any sense to me. I thought you had to serve a certain length of time to 'earn' college tuition.

Can someone please explain how this works?
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:13 PM
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1. Probably due to a trainign related injury
I would think there would be SOME liability on the part of the military; maybe not 4 years of college-but something.
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Keebs Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:13 PM
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2. because she was injured
as a result of the training, the military will pay for college.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:17 PM
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5. either that
or they will just release you from the military. that's what happened to one of my sons (af).
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:16 PM
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3. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth
Do you really want her in the military under Bush?

TlalocW
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tibbir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:26 PM
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8. Hey, I didn't want her to join to begin with, her mother did.
And even her mother is releived now that there's no chance of her daughter going to Iraq.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:17 PM
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4. Service related injuries are like that
If they wreck your body in basic training, they'll compensate you for it by giving you benefits.
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:18 PM
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6. how about if they wreck your mind?
same?
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:25 PM
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7. course not - wrecking your mind is the desired result..
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:34 PM
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9. what terrific news....one less in iraq for the wrong reason and
getting an education out of... .some of my tax dollars will go for a good cause...yeah

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