MIL Backing out before Basic?

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  1. TRAUMAhead

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    Wondering if it's possible/a big deal if you back out before basic? :o
     
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    by before basic what do you mean......

    -after you shipped but before you get there
    -at the meps station
    -?????
     
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    TRAUMAhead Rum Is for Drinking, Not for Burning.

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    Depped in 'till August.

    And if you were at Basic.
     
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    im sure you can SIE (self induced elim) at basic....Officers can
     
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    if you're only depped in, you can simply not show up for basic & it won't do you any harm. You aren't officially under the jurisdiction of the UCMJ until you show up to basic. They'll like to make you think you are, but you aren't.
     
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    have you already depped in? If you have, you should know what the fucking UCMJ is. Just google it.
    & it may not be as easy as just not showing up (tho I've heard stories of it), you may have to contact the recruiting CO & plead your way out. Regardless, it's easy. If you wait till bootcamp you can claim you're suicidal if you want an easy out, too.
    But don't be a pussy & man up, if you already signed the papers.
     
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    uniform code of military justice
     
  9. TRAUMAhead

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    Yeah, looked it up. :o I'm just one of those guys that doesn't read and just signs.
     
  10. dura

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    Yeah, if you don't want it, don't ship. Be proper and send a letter to your station commander stating your intentions.
     
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    we had two guys just walk out of line getting on the bus after we had landed at the airport. Just said fuck it and walked off.
     
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    If you do bail out at least give your recruiter a heads up so he can stop devoting energy on you. He'll try to tell you what you're doing will have negative implications but he's lying.
     
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    Those guys are on the hook...

    You do your official swear in at MEPS before you depart for your basic training location. You will do a swear in to enter the DEP, but you can get out of that. Sending a letter to your recruiter letting him/her know you have changed your plans is the honorable thing to do, but its by no means necessary.

    Here in western PA, you stay overnight at the Air National Guard base and are bused to MEPS in Pittsburgh first thing in the morning. When I came down for my physical, my roommate was a guy leaving for Navy basic training. I rented a movie for $1 while he talked on the pay phone all night and came back to the room real late. When I woke up, he was gone. The only supervision there was an old retired guy, so it was an easy escape out the back door. Since he hadn't swore in yet, he was technically free to go at any point.
     
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    Not exactly true. You're not "owned" by the US gov't till you pass through the gates at basic.
     
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    If you're going to back out, do it NOW. There is only one fast way to get through basic training, and that's by graduating on time with the rest of your Platoon. ANY OTHER WAY will end up with you staying there MUCH LONGER than everyone else.

    Again - if you are going to back out, do it NOW.
     
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    don't feel bad about backing out either. Pussies do it all the time and become raging democratic douche bags who feel that there opinion matters more than anyone elses and of course they have all been where we have, and seen what we've seen. So yes, take your pussy ass back to the rear and have a seat right over there. We will deal with you when we throw another puppy off a cliff or some other stupid shit.
     
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    Until you actually get to basic....you can without problem even if they try hassling you.


    Don't be a pussy though.
     
  19. usmcdevil

    usmcdevil wouldnt you like to know

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    pfft basic as got to be some easy shit
     
  20. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    true talk, suicide, acting mental/fat/gay will keep you there for a good 3 cycles.

    You'll end up singing alpha, bravo, and charlie company cadences lol
     

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