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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There have been single parents in the military for quite some time. Some of them have been in tight spots like this. The difference is they worked with their commands.
    i'm not saying she did everything correctly, i'm just not prepared to hang her.

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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no, things are not equal. and it's my thought that we should support women in their endeavors, not castigate them.

    really, spiker, you are projecting a negative attitude onto this soldier and we don't even know the full story. and i still don't understand why this is embarrassing.

    again, this is a single parent situation, not a single female parent situation.
    The fact she is a woman is totally irrelevant. If a man did the same thing, he would be treated the same way, and yes there are male single parents in the military.
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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Tight spot - sure, they suck. She was fortunate to have a heads-up before deployment, time enough to plan for it.

    What would have happened if she was called up on shorter notice and only had a few days (happens all the time)? (I would be more understanding of a short-notice deployment rather than her current deployment that was planned out in advance, btw).

    Your support for your children is detailed. The military tells you to have plan A and plan B.

    She didn't even have a plan B - and there we go. . .you might think it's excusable but you've never been in the military or deployed. There's a lot more to deploying a soldier than you're aware of.
    i'm not excusing her actions, i'm just not prepared to lynch her OR pass judgement on women in the military.

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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The fact she is a woman is totally irrelevant. If a man did the same thing, he would be treated the same way, and yes there are male single parents in the military.
    Yep - it happens all the time.

    Soldiers miss that flight or that bus frequently. Having children complicates the situation - but it's all the same.
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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The fact she is a woman is totally irrelevant. If a man did the same thing, he would be treated the same way, and yes there are male single parents in the military.
    If it were a man, I believe that they would be less tolerant of this.....

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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The fact she is a woman is totally irrelevant. If a man did the same thing, he would be treated the same way, and yes there are male single parents in the military.
    that was my point to spiker.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Army Mom skips flight to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm not saying she did everything correctly, i'm just not prepared to hang her.
    You have to. You cannot allow people to find ways to get out of deployments, whether intentionally or not. She has proven that she is not suited to military life. Unlike some, I don't agree with the dishonorable, I think this is best handled at the command level with NJP and what is called an "OTH RE4", which is an other than honorable discharge with no option to re-enlist at a later time.
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    Alexis Hutchinson, Army Mom Arrested for Refusing to Deploy, Says There's No One to C

    Alexis Hutchinson, Army Mom Arrested for Refusing to Deploy, Says There's No One to Care for Baby



    I am not sure what to say about this. This is wrong, on so many levels.


    Hutchinson of Oakland, Calif., was scheduled to deploy from Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah on Nov. 5. She skipped her unit's flight, saying the only relative she had to take care of her 10-month-old son - her mother - was overwhelmed by the task and backed out a few days before Hutchinson's departure date." (military.com)


    The Military, I think should not prosecute this woman.


    This is a comment, I have found on the blog.

    I was stationed with Hutchison at Savannah's Hunter Army AirField in GA. I think she's right with what she's doing the command at Hunter dont care about there personnel. I myself know first hand. I was discharged for tattoo's that I already had when I entered the Army I served for 3 years and one day New command pretty much said I was no longer good enough to serve because of my tattoo's. I did a tour for 15 months in Iraq and my tattoo's were never a problem. I guess what im trying to say is the military can be really unfair and I think thats what there doing to Hutch treating her unfair. I hope after all is said and done the command at Hunter really takes a look at its leaders and re-thinks there approach the next time something like this happens instead of threatening there personnel with jail or foster care for there children.
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    Re: Alexis Hutchinson, Army Mom Arrested for Refusing to Deploy, Says There's No One

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    Alexis Hutchinson, Army Mom Arrested for Refusing to Deploy, Says There's No One to Care for Baby



    I am not sure what to say about this. This is wrong, on so may levels.
    You're right. This is wrong on many levels.

    Level 1 would be mommy. She should have figured out where to put her kid when she deployed. She joined the Army, she got knocked up, she had 10 whole months to figure it out. Personally, what mother, knowing that she may have to deploy, wouldn't find a place to put her kid? Either she has the parental skills of an alley cat, or she was trying to sham out of deploying. Either way she's a pice of **** and needs to be punished. Personally, I don't think she deserves to keep her kid, if this is the best welfare she can provide.

    Level 2 would be her unit commander, who should have made damn sure that mommy had a place for her kid to stay when she deployed.

    She broke the rules and didn't perform her job in a proper manner. She deserves what she gets and her unit commander should be disciplined for not doing his/her job, as well.

    There's no excuse for any of this.
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    Re: Alexis Hutchinson, Army Mom Arrested for Refusing to Deploy, Says There's No One

    Hutchinson of Oakland, Calif., was scheduled to deploy from Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah on Nov. 5. She skipped her unit's flight, saying the only relative she had to take care of her 10-month-old son - her mother - was overwhelmed by the task and backed out a few days before Hutchinson's departure date." (military.com)
    She did find a place to put her kid, but they backed out a few days before her deployment.


    Level 2, I agree that the level commander should be disciplined.

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