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National Guard school benefits?? Not happy with the outcome!!
October 9, 2012 at 2:09 PM

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!!

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  • violinjewel
    October 9, 2012 at 10:56 PM
    I think I love you:)


    Quoting sailorwifenmom:

    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".

  • AbriCrazy
    October 9, 2012 at 11:15 PM
    I'm late to the party. I need to catch up. Lol
  • AbriCrazy
    October 9, 2012 at 11:16 PM
    Lmao
    CG isn't real military anyway :o)


    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.
  • sailorwifenmom
    October 9, 2012 at 11:25 PM
    Love you, too!


    Quoting violinjewel:

    I think I love you:)




    Quoting sailorwifenmom:

    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".


  • gunsgirl
    October 10, 2012 at 8:26 AM

     

     

    HAHAHAHA!!! too funny!

    Quoting cocoroo:

    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.

     


  • gunsgirl
    October 10, 2012 at 8:27 AM

     

    this is untrue.


     

    Quoting .SoldiersWife.:

    Post 911 is for people who've already deployed. All he will get is Montgomery gi till then.


  • gunsgirl
    October 10, 2012 at 8:28 AM

     

     

    HAHAHA!! we have to use all avenues to recruit :P

    Quoting cocoroo:

    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.


  • mom2ljh
    by mom2ljh
    October 10, 2012 at 8:30 AM
    LOL that's my husband as well. He is currently doing undergrad in Criminal Justice but I think, if he were to ever consider higher eduction, it would be law.


    Quoting edelweiss23:

    My husband thought of med school, but decided since he likes to argue(just not with me) he should go to law school instead.




    Quoting adoptivemomof1:

    I agree with the other ladies who say that this is not the full story...dh got all of med school paid for plus a monthly stipend...



  • mom2ljh
    by mom2ljh
    October 10, 2012 at 8:31 AM
    Yeah, way wrong. Not sure why you'd assume anything about the CG. :-/


    Quoting cocoroo:

    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.


     


  • SusanD
    by SusanD
    October 10, 2012 at 8:53 AM
    Holy ballsack..... This is a dumb post. Seriously.

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