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I know this is a long shot, but does anyone know if there's any sort of regulation (Army) related to the following:
Long story short, someone failed the run on the PT test. Just after, they were put on profile and then promptly recommended for an MEB for the same hip injury that led to the failed PT test. Due to the failed PT test, they were flagged. Now that there's proof of the injury, this soldier is looking for a way to have the flag removed so they don't end up being medically discharged with a flag and a series of not-so-great NCOERs for PT. Our 1SG is refusing to remove the flag, and our CO is saying that he would consider it, but would prefer to do so with some kind of regulation behind it.
Any chance that someone can point me in a helpful direction? Or is he just kind of SOL with this?
ETA: Is it possible to take a record APFT while on a permanent profile the only allows push ups?
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Long story short, my husband and I are dual-military with a kid, and after much back-and-forth and attempting to find a solution, I am ending up taking a Family Care Plan chapter.
So now I am facing the situation where my time in the Army is suddenly ending (after 5 years in) and I have had little to no time to prep for it. I had my Phase 1 physical this morning.
We don't have a lot of money saved up, so me finding a new job fast is of paramount importance. On that note, I have quite a few questions.

-After my phase 1 physical today they told me to take the papers to my normal clinic to schedule phase 2. Do I have to do that right away or can I put it off a bit?

-I just had a dental appointment last week and they told me I needed some work done, to include getting my wisdom teeth out. Can I still get this done before I am chaptered?

-I have a memo requesting that I am able to clear without orders. In it, my first sergeant put that my estimated ETS is August 10. Holy shit, that's fast! Is this a hard date, or something I can delay just a bit? (Like, til September or so?)

-I assume I will have to ensure my son is listed as my husband's dependent or something like that so his (my son's) Tricare benefits are not interrupted? (Hubby is also active-duty, but son is currently listed under me)

-Does my SGLI vanish now? What about my Thrift Savings Plan?

-I have 5 years in as of August 7th. I'm an E5. I spent 3.5 years working as a PATRIOT Launching Station operator/maintainer, and the past (almost) 2 years as Public Affairs (essentially journalism).  Any suggestions for a civilian job that would generate about the same amount of money per year?

I'm pretty nervous about getting out. I'm worried I won't be able to find a job that pays the same. Most of hubby's money goes towards child support for his kids from a past relationship, we primarily use my paycheck for bills and such. Most job listings I've been looking at online require more experience than I have. I DO have my bachelors degree, however, so that's a plus. If you have any resources you can recommend, I'd love to hear about them. I don't have a resume or anything yet. I'm trying not to freak out.
We had discussed that this (the chapter) might come about, but the last time I spoke to my 1sgt/commander, they were talking like they really didn't want me to get out, they were going to work with my husband's unit, etc, try to find other options. SO I thought things were on the back burner for a while. Then suddenly last Friday Top called me in to the office and had me sign the paperwork and BAM! I had a Phase 1 this morning. And I'm a little taken aback at how fast everything is going. Help?

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Yet another question thanks to Google's lack of answers (and my general lack of knowledge on the subject):
What all benefits are given for a General (Under Honorable Conditions) discharge from the Army? I know the GI Bill is usually not available any longer, and I've found a bit about medical benefits, but what about any sort of severance pay or anything like that?
Also, what else does a General Discharge change as opposed to an Honorable?
Thank you!

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My Googleing is failing right now so I figured I'd turn to you guys:

This is for the Army, for starters, but depending on the answer this might apply to other branched. Is there any regulation on a rehabilitation transfer when an NCO gets knocked down to a junior enlisted following a field grade Article 15? The person in question went from E-5 to E-4, as well as received 45 days extra duty and is being told that until that is completed, they cannot be transferred to another company or battalion. What I'm being told by everyone else is that they're supposed to be moved immediately upon the reduction in rank so that they're not working with the same people that they previously were in charge of.

So again, is there any actual reg on this or is it all at the chain of command's discretion?

Education opportunities for military

I hear so much about the available options for education in the military. Does anyone have any first hand experience with what is actually available? I am interested in the opportunities in the Navy and Air Force specifically.

I have been putting together a resource site to teach people about the different options available and am trying to collect more information (see profile for link). From what I understand, there is the GI BILL, and Tuition Assistance. Are sailors and airmen entitled to anything else?

Also, is there a difference between benefits open to enlisted members and the officer corps?

Thanks for your help with this one.
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