It's another Sunday morning here in our little corner of the world.
It's a little cloudy, but we haven't received the three or four inches of snow as predicted.
Maybe we dodged the bullet this time.
As often happens on Sunday mornings I find myself thinking about events. Sometimes good, sometimes bad.
This morning it's mostly bad!!!
I am quite disheartened by the current turn of events.
As posted earlier, we found out that Matt's brigade had been stopped lossed, and so with just over three months to ETS and lots of planning going on everything came to a screeching halt.
Now we find that while the entire brigade is stop lossed, not everyone in the brigade will be kept.
It seems they are choosing the soldiers they want based on their merit, and how they performed on the last deployment, and letting those who didn't do as well, or pissed their leaders off, out!
What a reward!!!!
And that's just not fair.
And it just may not be legal.
But would the Army or our government do anything that wasn't fair, or legal?
As you can well imagine Matt is quite angry over all of this.
As am I.
Oh, and while I'm at it, the Army hasn't paid one red cent of the money they agreed to pay on his college loans when he signed the contract!!
I'm sure they can claim that Matt hasn't completed his part of the paperwork properly. The truth is that they make the process so obscure and difficult to figure out that it takes a lawyer to complete.
Before they deployed, we thought everything had been taken care of satisfactorily.
Only when we started receiving phone calls at all hours of the day and night from the loan companies looking for their money did we realize that something was wrong.
And try to get straight answers out of the Army when a problem like this develops.
Calls were made to FRG, and rear detachment, and while FRG was helpful there was nothing they could do.
Rear detachment was useless.
It was like we were nothing more than a pain in the ass to them.
So I guess the message being sent is that once you sign the contract, the Army has you, and they have no obligation to honor the contract that they wrote.
I wonder why more people don't run down to their local recruiter and sign up.