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For Those in the Military  

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.

If 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.

Before you begin your search, please know

bulletit is possible and legal to get out,
bulletfree services are available, and
bulletthere are people willing to help support you along the way.

May God bless your thinking and searching.

Below 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 information.

Information about military discharges and regulations:

Getting a discharge is rarely easy or quick. You need good legal advice and personal support. Begin here--  

It is illegal for the Armed forces to conscript a person without some form of 'out' for the individual who is serving.

The GI Rights Hotline is a service of the GI Rights Network. This is a non-governmental network providing free, confidential, counseling to members of the armed forces--
Phone: 1-800-394-9544

Guides to military discharges and regulations.

Help for military service members.

Information about the Delayed Enlistment Program:

Getting 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.

The web page for the GI Rights Network information on the DEP.

Information from American Friends Service Committee on the DEP.

Additional organizations:  

Vietnam Veterans Against the War: Military Counseling

Gold star families for peace Families of the Fallen Support and Resources: An affiliate of Military Families Speak Out

War Resisters Support Campaign

Peace Out It is possible to get out of the military as a conscientious objector. This site tells you how.

Ask a vet: About faith, military service, and peace. The resources on this Mennonite Central Committee site include

bullete-mail addresses for military veterans and conscientious objectors who will be happy to talk to you about their experiences and commitment to Christ's way of peace,
bulletbooks to read,
bulletvideos to view, and
bulletmore links.

To e-mail staff, contact Titus Peachey or Conrad Moore .

The Center on Conscience ∓ War (formerly National Inter-religious Service Board for Conscientious Objectors) provides a wide range of counseling and legal services. To military service members, they provide free counseling on issues such as CO discharges, AWOL consequences, and Entry Level Separation information. The Center also assists youth with questions regarding draft registration and getting out of the Delayed Entry Program.

The Central Committee for Conscientious Objectors supports conscientious objectors and promotes individual and collective resistance to war and preparations for war.

The Mennonite Peace and Justice Committee is committed to finding you a "peace mentor"-- someone to discuss your Christian faith and peace and justice issues with. If you are interested, please contact us andwe’ll find you someone to talk with.

Additional resources:

Bread 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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