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8/29/11 12:35 PM
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I would like some advice on etsing. If anyone has done it recently, it would be much appreciated. Only recently please. If you did it 10 years ago, you are really not helping. Thanks! Phone Post
9/1/11 3:21 AM
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 I ETS'd Jan. of 09, but I got into the Reserves 4 months later. My last active duty check overlapped with my first civilian check so I didn't have any transition problems. What do you need advice on?
9/1/11 10:12 AM
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Just on the ets process. I go on leave here in a month or so and taking 77 days until my ets date. My question are what should I do while on leave to get out? Like when should I try and clear base? I'm on recruiting so the nearest base is 4 hours away and they don't really help us out in this shit job. Thanks. Phone Post
9/1/11 3:44 PM
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 I'll round up some info. and get back to you dude.
9/1/11 4:48 PM
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Free at last, free at last, God o'mighty I'm free at last!!!
I no longer go by my slavename of specialist, lol, I'm a free man and I got my nuts back as of Jan 10th (this year).

All jokes aside, the Army was a great experience and I got nothing but love for those who have served, and continue to defend this great nation. Some of my closest friends are still in, and I'll support the troops!

When your outprocessing your company should give you 10 working days to outprocess. After your 10days you will need to go 2 days to the transition place and they will do your DD214. Make sure they put everything on there, everything!You can probably do most chit in 2-3 days, most ppl I know did. I cruised for most of the days.

And don’t let them discourage you about getting out. Some ppl gave me the scare tactics about the outside world and how tough it would be, and how many soldiers come back in cause they couldn’t find a job, med benefits, etc. Fuck’em, don’t listen to them. If you want to survive In the civilian world, you will find a way.

Here is a list of things to do before you get out:
-ACAP classses. TAPS is most important info on VA claims, resumes, etc. Take the other classes if you can get away from the company. ACAP place has a lot of helpful classes, and its better than going to work, lol. If you live that far away, maybe it won’t be possible unless you stay there for those 3 days. Or you can have them mail you the stuff if possible. Call the base & ask.

-Fill out VA benefits (online) before you ETS for your post 9-11 benefits for school. You'll receive a letter called a "certificate of eligibility." This paper tells the schools that the VA will pay.

-Get a copy of all your medical records so you can make a VA claim. EVERBODY has something to claim...EVERYBODY! All past injurys, make sure you get seen for it before you get out. The hospital admissions can make a copy on disk, but anything not on computer make a papercopy cause chit gets lost.

- DAV (dept of American Vets)- See them and they will go through your med rec and guide you on your VA claim. They will need to see your rec. If you greater than %30 you will be a disabled vet.

-College-Look into the college you plan on going to, when you will start, etc. Get in contact, and you can mail them a copy of your shot record (MMR & TB), Certificate Of Eligibility (COE), and get your AARTS transcript sent to them.

- Medical insurance- All combat veterans get 5 years of medical care, but you have to pay a $10 co-pay per visit if has something to do that was not service connected. But they only cover you, and not your family.

- Unemployment- You are eligible the day after your ETS for unemployment. The ACAP councelor told us “If you feel like you are burned out from the military, take some time off for yourself. An employer would rather have a refreshen worker than one that is burnt out.” Take your DD214 to the office the day your off active duty, and fill it out. If your enrolled in school you got to make sure that it does not interfere with the work hours your looking to work. U can receive 6 months worth, and may possibly get an extension for 6 months more.

-Last paycheck- This is a biaaatch, but you won’t get if for about 30days, give or take. I got mine 39 days cause they had issues with there system. They’ll go through your whole career and see if you owe any money so they can rape you for it on your way out of the door.

-Transportation- You got to go onpost and set it up, they’ll pick it up and send it to where your going. You might want to ask about TLA if you need to move out of your house in transition.

This should cover the major things braddah, I hope this helps. It’s a scary experience, but know that you are not the first, or last to make this transition.
9/1/11 6:15 PM
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I have hit up acap already. It was a very well done class. Since I will be on leave I don't really have to worry about the company bothering me. 77days is the longest I've taken. I guess what I'm really after is a major question of mine. Can I clear a post before I go on leave? I really don't feel like using my gas to drive that far when the assholes at DA wanted to put me on this shithole assignment in the first place. I love the army, but Usarec is shit. Phone Post
9/1/11 7:51 PM
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ChinoV - Free at last, free at last, God o'mighty I'm free at last!!!
I no longer go by my slavename of specialist, lol, I'm a free man and I got my nuts back as of Jan 10th (this year).

All jokes aside, the Army was a great experience and I got nothing but love for those who have served, and continue to defend this great nation. Some of my closest friends are still in, and I'll support the troops!

When your outprocessing your company should give you 10 working days to outprocess. After your 10days you will need to go 2 days to the transition place and they will do your DD214. Make sure they put everything on there, everything!You can probably do most chit in 2-3 days, most ppl I know did. I cruised for most of the days.

And don’t let them discourage you about getting out. Some ppl gave me the scare tactics about the outside world and how tough it would be, and how many soldiers come back in cause they couldn’t find a job, med benefits, etc. Fuck’em, don’t listen to them. If you want to survive In the civilian world, you will find a way.

Here is a list of things to do before you get out:
-ACAP classses. TAPS is most important info on VA claims, resumes, etc. Take the other classes if you can get away from the company. ACAP place has a lot of helpful classes, and its better than going to work, lol. If you live that far away, maybe it won’t be possible unless you stay there for those 3 days. Or you can have them mail you the stuff if possible. Call the base & ask.

-Fill out VA benefits (online) before you ETS for your post 9-11 benefits for school. You'll receive a letter called a "certificate of eligibility." This paper tells the schools that the VA will pay.

-Get a copy of all your medical records so you can make a VA claim. EVERBODY has something to claim...EVERYBODY! All past injurys, make sure you get seen for it before you get out. The hospital admissions can make a copy on disk, but anything not on computer make a papercopy cause chit gets lost.

- DAV (dept of American Vets)- See them and they will go through your med rec and guide you on your VA claim. They will need to see your rec. If you greater than %30 you will be a disabled vet.

-College-Look into the college you plan on going to, when you will start, etc. Get in contact, and you can mail them a copy of your shot record (MMR & TB), Certificate Of Eligibility (COE), and get your AARTS transcript sent to them.

- Medical insurance- All combat veterans get 5 years of medical care, but you have to pay a $10 co-pay per visit if has something to do that was not service connected. But they only cover you, and not your family.

- Unemployment- You are eligible the day after your ETS for unemployment. The ACAP councelor told us “If you feel like you are burned out from the military, take some time off for yourself. An employer would rather have a refreshen worker than one that is burnt out.” Take your DD214 to the office the day your off active duty, and fill it out. If your enrolled in school you got to make sure that it does not interfere with the work hours your looking to work. U can receive 6 months worth, and may possibly get an extension for 6 months more.

-Last paycheck- This is a biaaatch, but you won’t get if for about 30days, give or take. I got mine 39 days cause they had issues with there system. They’ll go through your whole career and see if you owe any money so they can rape you for it on your way out of the door.

-Transportation- You got to go onpost and set it up, they’ll pick it up and send it to where your going. You might want to ask about TLA if you need to move out of your house in transition.

This should cover the major things braddah, I hope this helps. It’s a scary experience, but know that you are not the first, or last to make this transition.

 Damn, what he said.
9/1/11 10:48 PM
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You have to clear post, and get all your paperwork signed off before you can go on transitional leave. They will hold up your transitional leave if if your clearing papers and everything are not done right. If they push the start of your leave back, you'll be forced to sell those days back to them. Thats a biaaatch that you live far from post!

Did that answer your question?
9/1/11 10:56 PM
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soldierdad5417 -  Damn, what he said.


lol, I made sure my shit was straight before I got out. I did all my research and took all my days for clearing.

One guy from my company got called back to active duty after he had ETS'd 2 months earlier. Something happened with his paperwork and he didn't complete some shit.

Felt bad for him, cause they were telling him that he has been AWOL, etc..
9/2/11 12:05 AM
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ChinoV - You have to clear post, and get all your paperwork signed off before you can go on transitional leave. They will hold up your transitional leave if if your clearing papers and everything are not done right. If they push the start of your leave back, you'll be forced to sell those days back to them. Thats a biaaatch that you live far from post!

Did that answer your question?
That makes me feel better. I can drive a gov there and get some extra pay for it as well. I just didn't want to spend my own shit to go there and clear. Besides, fort sill sucks balls and I'm sure they will fuck something up. Phone Post
9/2/11 1:43 AM
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ChinoV - 
soldierdad5417 -  Damn, what he said.


lol, I made sure my shit was straight before I got out. I did all my research and took all my days for clearing.

One guy from my company got called back to active duty after he had ETS'd 2 months earlier. Something happened with his paperwork and he didn't complete some shit.

Felt bad for him, cause they were telling him that he has been AWOL, etc..
7 years active up at Drum, dude. I knew to keep my stuff straight or I was never gonna get out of there. You 
beat me to typing everything out. Great information for the fellow dude.

 
9/2/11 9:40 AM
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I agree. Most of it is what I learned in acap. I didn't know my last paycheck would be a bitch though and some others. I really appreciate the help. I figured after 9 years I should finally go to college and finish my degree. Besides, recruiting helped influence me to getting out. Thanks guys! Phone Post
9/2/11 1:53 PM
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virux11b -  I agree. Most of it is what I learned in acap. I didn't know my last paycheck would be a bitch though and some others. I really appreciate the help. I figured after 9 years I should finally go to college and finish my degree. Besides, recruiting helped influence me to getting out. Thanks guys! Phone Post

 Good for you, dude. It's good to see another guy finish out his time and not become institutionalized like an inmate. Have fun out here in the civilian world.
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Headed that way myself, after this deployment.

 

 

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How'd your ETS go? Haven't logged in for a while. I got back from my 4th deployment the end of 2012. I've had a great civilian job since '09, wasn't expecting that one. Just wanted to say what's up and offer help if anybody needed it.

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