My Brain is on OVERLOAD!!!!

By katcot2152 Latest Reply 2013-04-20 05:14:14 -0500
Started 2013-04-17 15:58:19 -0500

My son just came in and asked me if I had heard from my daughter. Well, I had not heard from her for several days now. I asked him why. Then he spilled the beans (was going to say dropped the b—b, but in light of what just happened at the Boston Marathon, I decided it was not the best choice of words right now!). My daughter got sworn in today, which I already knew, but then he told me that she is shipping out April 30th!!!! That is sooner than she had told us before!!!!!

Does anybody know if they do the physical before or after getting sworn in? If it is after, then isn't she technically a part of the armed forces and therefore if she didn't pass the physical,, they would have to compensate her for that, like discharging her for medical reasons, and getting the VA benefits????

Just was wondering!

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Tony5657 2013-04-18 09:42:26 -0500 Report

I just received the following note from Kathy (Katcot2152). She's in the hospital because of the stress involved because of her daughter's actions mentioned above in the beginning of this discussion. Please pray for Kathy…Tony5657
Tony, Do me a favor? I am getting ready to go into the hospital for Congestive Heart Failure. Will you let the group know I will be offline for a few days?

There is lots more involved than is stated in the beginning of this discussion.

jayabee52 2013-04-17 17:45:14 -0500 Report

When I was up to be drafted during the Vietnam war, I decided to be ready to enlist in the Air Force in case my number came up. So I went from my home to Cleveland OH for the physical prior to enlistment or being drafted. But that was back in the early '70s. I wasn't sworn in. In fact I didn't even get chosen for the draft that year, so I didn't sign up for the AF. I went to college instead.

When my son joined the Navy in '82 he had to meet his Physical training requirements (he was a bit heavy) and pass his physical before he swore alliegence to uphold and defend the constitution of the USA from all enemies foreign and domestic. Paul is now stationed in Japan with his new wife (Nov 2011) and serves on a destroyer in the engine room. He wants to be a "lifer". (as long as the money holds out and he doesn't get a hit by a RIF {reduciton in force})

I am proud of him, and my other 2 sons who did their bit for their country.

A proud papa praying for peace in the world!

James Baker

Gwen214 2013-04-17 21:12:26 -0500 Report

My dad is a retired Navy.. Yes I'm a military brat. My brother was in the Navy corpsman and now works for the VA hospital. My good friend I knew since middle school will be deployed to Afghanistan in July. She is corpsman as well. I have a number of uncles who are retired, and younger cousins in the military. Thank you all for defending our country, I deeply appreciate it!!!

Tony5657 2013-04-17 16:16:04 -0500 Report

My Navy physical was before I got sworn in but that was in the 1960s. Things can change. You might contact her commanding officer to make certain.

KittyKristi 2013-04-17 16:11:40 -0500 Report

From what I know when my ex joined the Army, He had to pass the physical before he joined. He was sworn in after all the paperwork was signed. I might be wrong though.

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