10/09/2009

The Guard?

Matt official ETS date was September 26th. So on the 26th our Active Duty military ID's expired. Wednesday we went to Decatur, which is like an hour and a half away to get our Reserves ID cards. Which mine, by the way, is pink.

The Reserves unit that Matt is supposed to join is in Decatur and he has 30 days from the 26th to report. So, we thought while we were there he could just sign in and find out when he has drill and whatnot. On his contract it gave the address. We went there. Place was locked up tighter than Ft. Knox.

There is also a National Guard unit in Decatur. So we went there to see if they knew anything. We talked to a couple people there and they all said that the Reserves unit had moved from Decatur to Wisconsin (8 hours away) about 6 months ago. They said a lot of guys from that unit transferred to their National Guard unit. They gave him a number to a place in StL to call and they said he was supposed to report to the place that was closed also.

Honestly, it really doesn't surprise me that Army can't get this kinda shit stuff straight.

But, there is a National Guard unit in our hometown and he is going to talk to a recruiter from there today that's wife is a friend of mine. The Guard unit in our hometown just got back from deployment and are not expecting to re-deploy for three years. (The reason he was going to join the Reserves in the first place was because he would have been on a non-deployable status.)

So, I guess we will find out later today what is going to happen.

And thank you all for being so supportive on my last post.

5 comments:

shortmama said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I hope they are able to get everything figured out for your hubs!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Hope it all gets worked out!

Katie said...

at least your card is pink!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

Love the army.. then its hurry up and wait

(army)Wife said...

Leave it to the Army to not even know (ar at least not tell you) where your hubs unit is located.

My card is pink too! I was entering the Depot here one day and the cop was like, "I don't think they make pink cards anymore." Apparently, he didn't realize pink was for NG/Reserve dependants.