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Families automat us this is just business see you right after very well thank you really far we going to school now fun at school today a member be kind well just us rise rise and shine and welcome to school today rise and shine and welcome to school today rise and shine and welcome to school so glad you're here you later be kind good okay so we just chopped off the kids we're on our way to go run some errands we're gonna be heading to Harley's school so can you go check to see if his orders actually posted and hopefully it's in there so that we can actually get started on the process of our month yeah I was talking to my classmates last night and a few of their orders have posted it's kind of been a long process it's weird because normally in the regular Navy not the schoolhouse type of stuff it would be negotiating for orders like six to nine months before we actually leave the place that we're at our current command and it's it's usually always the same process you know you pick five choices that is provided on a list and you kind of negotiate with Detailers that either give you those orders or you don't and if you don't get those orders right away you kind of just keep going and choose the five places you want to go every month up to three times but with the schoolhouse when we the day we finally were able to pick we didn't get hardcopy orders right away and that was probably what like a week ago so it was good to hear last night that a few of my classmates were starting to get the orders and they were starting to see that in their emails and that it was posting so hopefully if I check my email today and I checked our government computer that I'll see my orders post because the process in terms of getting our screenings and our physicals taken care of we can't really start until we have that and it's it's a lengthy process and it takes time so you just want to get a jump on everything I want to make sure that we have we give ourselves enough time to get it completed a few moments later Music Music you guys thought a title I'm gonna be giving you guys the beginning steps of our pcs overseas move process so currently we don't have our hard copy orders yet but we still managed to do some things that we could take care of along the way first things first we decided to grab the overseas screening packet and get those filled out before actually turning it in it's like this thick and there's four of us so that means four packets needing to be filled out the overseas screening packets are like the key to get approved to live overseas.


If US military members were promised free health care as part of their enlistment then how does the current administration justify them having to pay now?
Ah!  Well, it's complicated on the one hand, and very, very easy on the other.Let's start with the easy part:  The military is part of the government and the government gets to follow its own rules, no matter what the rules are for everyone  else.  So, it turns out a lot of people are thinking, gee, our military sure is costly, wish we could figure out a way to trim that budget down some- and that's when you start hearing mutterings about "entitlements".  Now, entitlements means something a person is owed, is entitled to have, which certainly encompasses the pay and benefits a member of our military, who has fulfilled his or her contractual obligations, is owed.  Problem is, these entitlements are becoming, in some folks' eyes, too costly.According to the US Comptroller report, the US military's pay and allowances- which includes health care costs which have grown 40% since the early 2000s- take 1/3 of the budget. That's a pretty sizeable chunk.  In fact, something has got to give- but where and what?Well, let's return to the days of yesteryear, back even before a time when our military went from a conscription force to an All-Volunteer Force to find out how a near-same problem was solved then.After WWII, it was discovered the military simply did not have the facilities to fulfill their contractual obligation to vets- to whit: To prhealthcare at no-cost to active-duty members and their families, and vets and their families.  There weren't enough doctors and clinics to do the job.  So, the military decided to contract out to civilian medical facilities for family-member health care using these two acts: The Dependents Medical Care Act of 1956 and the Military Medical Benefits Amendments of 1966, these, in turn, morphed into Champus, or Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services.  Now, Champus was in play when I first became a military dependent (---now considered a bad word), but I didn't have to use it until I had a few kids who needed health care, and the hospital at Offut AFB, Nebraska, couldn't prit.  So, Champus kicked in.  As I recall, while I did not pay any premiums, I did have to pay a co-pay, and find a doctor who accepted Champus or pay any cost over Champus' allowable.  I remember it turned out a doctor's office visit allowable cost, in the late 70s, was $25.00  I marveled that anyone could think a doctor would see a person for that little bit of money.  If we used Champus, we always paid out of pocket.  Still, military medical costs continued to mount.  There had to be a better way, a more cost-efficient way, to prthe care that was contractually promised (for a given definition of 'contractual') and control these costs.  Which is where Tricare comes in.In the 80s, the military forced members with families to enroll in a new HMO-type service called TriCare (Champus).  We had to start paying premiums, and we had to pay co-pays.  This angered many vets and members who had entered the service under a "free-for-life" contract, and the colloquial story I remember is a bunch of vets went to Washington with posters from WWII and Korea, printed by Uncle Sam, himself, with fine print that clearly stated members and their families would enjoy free health care for life if the member met certain conditions.  These vets sued and won, and so a second class of vets was formed, who received free care at military bases and, tellingly, through the VA system. This is one reason VA costs are so high-  because the military tried to control costs by shifting some of those costs onto members, then lost in Court and had to prcare somehow, so shifted that care and costs to the VA, well,  VA costs, beauracracy and wait times went up as their own budget went down.Now, a quarter century later, we have active-duty members who must enroll in and pay TriCare premiums as soon as they have a family member, a huge, complex systems adminstrated by the lowest bidder health insurance company willing to take on the job (usually United Health-  it now takes me over 2 weeks to get an authorization for an x-ray-  that's how costs are being "controlled") all because the military decided it didn't want to play by its own rules, and found a way around those rules by enacting new rules.  Which is what the talk is now, too.  Instead of keeping its promises to retired veterans and active members, the military is considering making TriCare premiums "comparative" to those of civilians-  it's the only way, they say, to control costs.  I admit, DH and I pay a miniscule premium monthly, and a small co-pay, and we can still get scripts filled for free at the Post clinic, but, our beef is the hypocrisy of it all.  Consider:  What would the military have done had DH said, "Yanno,  I may have signed up to catch bullets, but this is just getting too rough, and I want to change the rules.  I quit, and you can't do anything about it!  Nothing-  no black mark on my records, no charges, no penalties- AND you still owe me all my benefits every month!"Wouldn't get very far, would it?But that's what the military has done and is considering doing again: They make their own rules, and we who are a part of that service simply follow the rules.And bitch.  We still get to bitch.
Do military members have to pay any fee for leave or fiancee forms?
NOOOOOOO. You are talking to a military romance scammer. I received an email from the US Army that directly answers your question that is pasted below please keep reading.I believe you are the victim of a military Romance Scam whereas the person you are talking to is a foreign national posing as an American Soldier claiming to be stationed overseas on a peacekeeping mission. That's the key to the scam they always claim to be on a peacekeeping mission.Part of their scam is saying that they have no access to their money that their mission is highly dangerous.If your boyfriend girlfriend/future husband/wife is asking you to do the following or has exhibited this behavior, it is a most likely a scam:Moves to private messaging site immediately after meeting you on Facebook or SnapChat or Instagram or some dating or social media site. Often times they delete the site you met them on right after they asked you to move to a more private messaging siteProfesses love to you very quickly & seems to quote poems and song lyrics along with using their own sort of broken language, as they profess their love and devotion quickly. They also showed concern for your health and love for your family.Promises marriage as soon as he/she gets to state for leave that they asked you to pay for.They Requests money (wire transfers) and Amazon, iTune ,Verizon, etc gift cards, for medicine, religious practices, and leaves to come home, internet access, complete job assignments, help sick friend, get him out of trouble, or anything that sounds fishy.The military does prall the soldier needs including food medical Care and transportation for leave. Trust me, I lived it, you are probably being scammed. I am just trying to show you examples that you are most likely being connned.Below is an email response I received after I sent an inquiry to the US government when I discovered I was scammed. I received this wonderful response back with lots of useful links on how to find and report your scammer. And how to learn more about Romance Scams.Right now you can also copy the picture he gave you and do a google image search and you will hopefully see the pictures of the real person he is impersonating. this doesn't always work and take some digging. if you find the real person you can direct message them and alert them that their image is being used for scamming.Good Luck to you and I'm sorry this may be happening to you. please continue reading the government response I received below it's very informative.   You have contacted an email that is monitored by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Unfortunately, this is a common concern. We assure you there is never any reason to send money to anyone claiming to be a Soldier online. If you have only spoken with this person online, it is likely they are not a U.S. Soldier at all. If this is a suspected imposter social media profile, we urge you to report it to that platform as soon as possible. Please continue reading for more resources and answers to other frequently asked questions:  How to report an imposter Facebook profile: Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16... Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16...   Answers to frequently asked questions:  - Soldiers and their loved ones are not charged money so that the Soldier can go on leave.  - Soldiers are not charged money for secure communications or leave.  - Soldiers do not need permission to get married.  - Soldiers emails are in this format: john.doe.mil@mail.mil Caution-mailto: john.doe.mil@mail.mil anything ending in .us or .com is not an official email account.  - Soldiers have medical insurance, which pays for their medical costs when treated at civilian health care facilities worldwide • family and friends do not need to pay their medical expenses.  - Military aircraft are not used to transport Privately Owned Vehicles.  - Army financial offices are not used to help Soldiers buy or sell items of any kind.  - Soldiers deployed to Combat Zones do not need to solicit money from the public to feed or house themselves or their troops.  - Deployed Soldiers do not find large unclaimed sums of money and need your help to get that money out of the country.  Anyone who tells you one of the above-listed conditions/circumstances is true is likely posing as a Soldier and trying to steal money from you.  We would urge you to immediately cease all contact with this individual.  For more information on avoiding online scams and to report this crime, please see the following sites and articles:   This article may help clarify some of the tricks social media scammers try to use to take advantage of people: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/ Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/   CID advises vigilance against 'romance scams,' scammers impersonating Soldiers  Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749 Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749   FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center: Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx   U.S. Army investigators warn public against romance scams: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130... Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130...   DOD warns troops, families to be cybercrime smart -Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450... Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450...   Use caution with social networking  Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146... Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146...    Please see our frequently asked questions section under scams and legal issues. Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ or visit Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ .  The challenge with most scams is determining if an individual is a legitimate member of the US Army. Based on the Privacy Act of 1974, we cannot prthis information. If concerned about a scam you may contact the Better Business Bureau (if it involves a solicitation for money), or local law enforcement. If you're involved in a Facebook or dating site scam, you are free to contact us direct, (571) 305-4056.   If you have a social security number, you can find information about Soldiers online at Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... . While this is a free search, it does not help you locate a retiree, but it can tell you if the Soldier is active duty or not.  If more information is needed such as current duty station or location, you can contact the Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) by phone or mail and they will help you locate individuals on active duty only, not retirees. There is a fee of $3.50 for businesses to use this service. The check or money order must be made out to the U.S. Treasury. It is not refundable. The address is:  Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) 8899 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46249-5301 Phone: 1-866-771-6357  In addition, it is not possible to remove social networking site profiles without legitimate proof of identity theft or a scam. If you suspect fraud on this site, take a screenshot of any advances for money or impersonations and report the account on the social networking platform immediately.  Please submit all information you have on this incident to Caution-www.ic3.gov Caution-http://www.ic3.gov (FBI website, Internet Criminal Complaint Center), immediately stop contact with the scammer (you are potentially providing them more information which can be used to scam you), and learn how to protect yourself against these scams at Caution-http://www.ftc.gov Caution-http://www.ftc.gov (Federal Trade Commission's website)
How can I access my military medical records?
I am non-military, however, if the missing page was created while IN the Navy, then you must go to the DOD, to obtain those records.  The VA system (called VISTA) only has PHI records AFTER you got out.  It is unfortunate that these CLOSED systems are separate silo’s of information, closed meaning they aren’t sharing the records with other .systems. The good news is the DOD is changing systems (Cerner), and the VA is now looking for an “off-the-shelf” solution.
Do United States Air Force recruiters really lie (or tell recruits to lie) as much as people say they do?
Having worked QA (Quality Assurance) for MC Recruiting Command, it was my job to catch the Recruits who were lying. Most of them were told by their Recruiter to lie. So yes many recruiters do lie and expect their poolees/recruits/enlistees to lie as well. The reason is almost always to get them through the vetting process and into boot camp.  Like most people have pointed out, recruiting is hard, there are quotas, slots to fill, test, paperwork, etc... A recruiter doesn't have time to write a drug waiver for a kid who smoke pot 3 years ago. So he'll take the easy route: tell the kid to lie, no one will know. The problem we usually see, this new generation of kids doesn't know how to lie very well and they can't stand up to intense interrogations. They usually buckle easily and throw their recruiters under the bus with them. The other thing, there are lies you can get away with: for example, I never smoked pot, I don't have a bad school record, I've never been to the hospital, I don't have any tickets, I've never been arrested or detained by the police, etc... And there are lies that are harder to get away with. For example, I don't have any warrants, I don't have a criminal conviction, I don't have dependents, I never broken my leg and gotten surgery, I am a US Citizen,  I don't have tattoos.  The former are practically unverifiable but the latter can very easily be researched in a background check or at medical. So ultimately the recruit will be caught lying and sent home. It doesn't really matter for the recruit (just an ELS on their military record), but the recruiter can get in lots of trouble if they're caught telling a recruit to lie.  However recruiters will continue to convince recruits to lie as long as their are quotas and pressure for them to bring fresh blood into the US Armed Forces.
Why, after all that time and money was spent computerizing medical records, do we all have to fill out these forms that already have the information requested?
Because the office doesn’t know all of your info is up to date. Have you moved? Did you see another doctor who changed a medication? Did you go to the naturopath and you’re now taking an herbal supplement? Has your knee been hurting and you’ve been taking tylenol every day for the last month? Did you go to the ED 6 months ago while you were visiting relatives out of town because you had an allergic reaction to something? All of those things may impact your treatment plan and we don’t always remember to tell the doctor because it’s “old” news to us
Does having minor allergies ruin your chances of becoming an Air Force pilot or combat systems officer, even if it barely affects you at all?
Bill Stein gave a great response.  I'll add just a couple of additional comments.  (NOTE:  I am not any sort of medical professional.  This is anecdotal based on my own experience as a pilot.)There is a difference between thinking you have allergies, and being diagnosed as having allergies.I believe that just about everyone will have some kind of adverse effect if they inhale enough noxious material (dust, pollen, etc.).  If the effect is almost nonexistent, it might not be an "allergy" as much as "being normal."Of course, you don't want to be at 20,000 feet with a stuffed up nose.  That's how you end up with blown out ear drums.  Not fun, and not good for the mission.So, don't assume either way.  Check with a doc to be sure.
How does the military find the civilian medical records that you don’t prprior to MEPS?
You must tell the military all about them.This is a requirement, a condition of your (future) employment with the US military.You must disclose all preexisting medical conditions, and the various doctors, etc., where you were treated, the medications, etc., as much as you can remember.The recruiters go through this mass of info, and if they find they need more, they will obtain it. Either from you, or from the providers, etc.Often, the information provided about preexisting conditions will require medical professionals to review the application to render a decision about “medical waivers.”A waiver means whatever your medical problem was, or is, does not prevent you from performing as a servicemember.Some particular jobs have higher standards, like pilots, divers, special operations forces, so a waiver that is granted to become a grunt or cook • might not be granted for such specializations.At least in the naval services, the standards for officers are somewhat higher than enlisted, and the same for active duty over reservists, but the differences aren’t much.Normally, an honest omission (by simply forgetting that broken ankle from when you were 10 years old that hasn’t given you any problems ever since…etc.) isn’t a problem…until it is a problem because you broke the same ankle again while in the service, in the same place as before, and someone wonders (because the medical personnel can tell you broke it before) why there is no evidence of getting a waiver or even having it listed at all in your pre-service medical information.The same issue may arise after service, when a veteran is seeking VA disability compensation, but someone discovers that the issue was preexisting the period of service, and that might cause some issues (depending on the issue, and how long the service was, etc.).Failure to disclose all relevant (which means everything) information to the recruiters may result in a fraudulent enlistment, disciplinary proceedings, losing a security clearance or special assignment (like flight or SOF or dive training), or other unpleasant consequences.Don’t lie. Don’t omit. Don’t conceal. Reveal everything. Let the recruiter decide what to do with that information, so you are clean.
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