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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Did she appeal to the army about this and was rejected?

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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    I think this will become much ado about nothing because it's not a positive story for the Army and they need good publicity. I just hope they don't see fit to discharge her because that would most likely result in her falling prey to the trap that is the welfare system.
    It would have been nice to hear she was trained in something with a better future than cook. Although she could attend school to be a chef. and not end up like that freak from Mc Donalds that went nuts over Obama.

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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I think this will become much ado about nothing because it's not a positive story for the Army and they need good publicity. I just hope they don't see fit to discharge her because that would most likely result in her falling prey to the trap that is the welfare system.
    It would have been nice to hear she was trained in something with a better future than cook. Although she could attend school to be a chef. and not end up like that freak from Mc Donalds that went nuts over Obama.

    I'm only posting it for my Conservative pals who no doubt love a good laugh. Enjoy.
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    They won't discharge her - they'll reassign her to accomodate her situation.
    They would have done so if she had just dealt with it *before* she missed her flight - she created drama for nothing.

    However, this isn't bad publicity for the Army - this is bad publicity for an ignorant fool who ran and hid instead of making a phone call. If she couldn't deal with this issue then I don't think she could have dealt with deployment and it's best she stay behind.

    Having a background as cook in the military is nothing to scoff at - do away with the notion that being cannon fodder earns you a solid career for the rest of your life and that being a military mid-rank advances your non-military career - often employers are advert to hiring former soldiers due to the presumed "trained" thought processes and "robotic" reactions and need to "stick to the rules" and so on.
    All these things are often undesired in the military and the most militant face unemployment even with missions, honors and years of heated duty.

    However, a cook - yep - jobs galore.
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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    If you are a single parent (male or female - but there are far more single females than males) then you shouldn't even BE joining the army for this exact REASON. You should take care of your kids, the army often prevents that from happening - case and point!
    Sorry - but you just shouldn't.
    Hutchinson, who's assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division, joined the Army in 2007
    Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, 21, claims she had no choice but to refuse deployment orders because the only family she had to care for her 10-month-old son
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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
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    To which I wrote:
    since she was already in it [in regards to her joining before her son was born] and set to deploy she SHOULD have addressed her command about it and they would have been able to oblidge without ANY drama - some paperwork, reassignment, tada...done.
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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
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    Ah, my apologies.

    I will note that she did contact her command about it and there were plans to take care of everything. The reason why there was a problem was because her family's plans changed last minute and she couldn't get things worked out at the base. It sounds like it's just bad planning on her part and inflexibility on their part, so I'm a bit leery of drawing any conclusions about what people should or should not be allowed to serve in the military.
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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

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    Aside that fact, since she was already in it and set to deploy she SHOULD have addressed her command about it and they would have been able to oblidge without ANY drama - some paperwork, reassignment, tada...done.
    From the article...

    She said they told her daughter's commanders they needed more time to find another family member or close friend to help Hughes care for the boy, but Hutchinson was ordered to deploy on schedule.

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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    The thing that pisses me off the most about this is that her unit will now be short handed for the deployment or someone will have to go in her stead. As far as I am concerened she should be court marshalled for missing movement just like I would be if I missed one of my deployments. Unfortunalty since she is a woman and it is in the media she will most likely be treated with kid gloves. Just like the woman who refused to deploy because her husband had a job where he traveled and him quiting his job would have put them in financial trouble. I am sorry but tough sh*t she signed the contract.
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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    From the article...




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    They arrested her for being awol - obvious she made no effort to communicate and tell them anything.

    Hughes said she returned Kamani to his mother in Georgia a few days before her scheduled deployment Nov. 5.
    A few days is more than enough time to at least call and report. She didn't do so out of unfounded paranoia - no one ever in the history of the us has taken someone's child and put them in foster care because of deployment.

    This is heresay - both of these statements are from *her* not the military.

    Her civilian attorney, Rai Sue Sussman, said Monday that one of Hutchinson's superiors told her she would have to deploy anyway and place the child in foster care.

    She said they told her daughter's commanders they needed more time to find another family member or close friend to help Hughes care for the boy, but Hutchinson was ordered to deploy on schedule.
    My husband deals with awol soldiers all the time - they get nervous, scared and try to hide from command and that just doesn't work out, ever.

    Phonecalls, paperwork - own up to your issues and all is well.
    Hide from them and you, obviously, get your ass in the slammer.
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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    I cannot believe that is she did as she should and kept her command informed of what was going on, this would never have been at issue. As best I can tell, she is 100 % in the wrong There have been single parents in the military for a long time, and cases where both parents of kids are in the military, so there is absolutely procedures for the situations.
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