Immediate crisis intervention for troubled vets: Call the National Veterans Foundation Toll-Free: 1-888-777-4443 There is always someone there to answer the phone.
you are presently serving in the military or in the Delayed Enlistment Program
and beginning to rethink your participation, here are resources to help you.
you begin your search, please know
God bless your thinking and searching.
you will find links to web sites to help you think about your participation,
e-mail addresses of people willing to discuss your questions with you directly,
and legal information. We’re connecting you with the links most likely to be
of immediate help. Please zoom around these web sites to find much more
about military discharges and regulations:
a discharge is rarely easy or quick. You need good legal advice and personal
support. Begin here--
about the Delayed Enlistment Program:
out of the Delayed Entry Program (also known as the Delayed Enlistment Program
or DEP) is much easier than you have probably been told. You do have a right to
get out. And you will not be alone: the Department of Defense reported that 15%
- 24% of those in the DEP in 1999 changed their minds and left the program. If
you are having second thoughts for any reason, it is best to get out now. It is
much more difficult after you have started training.
Gold star families for peace Families of the Fallen Support and Resources: An affiliate of Military Families Speak Out
Peace Out It is possible to get out of the military as a conscientious objector. This site tells you how.
for the Enemy: A Peace and Justice Lectionary will guide you on the journey
of God’s people through the Bible as they learn about peacemaking. If you are
a member of the armed services or in the Delayed Enlistment Program, we’ll
send you a copy free! Just e-mail us.
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