Tuesday, November 17, 2009

AWOL.


Spc. Alexis Hutchinson, 21, an Army cook and single mom skipped her flight to Afghanistan because, she said, no one was available to care for her infant son while she was overseas.

Her civilian attorney, Rai Sue Sussman, said Monday that one of Hutchinson's superiors told her she would have to deploy anyway and place the child in foster care.

Read the article here.

I came across this article on MotherJones ...

Where Will They Get the Troops?

Hutchinson might just find herself in Afghanistan. I guess IRR soldiers are getting a break from deployments...sorry AWOLers.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't blame her AT ALL! Sometimes you've gotta say "FTA"! She doesn't need to be in Afghanistan anyhow. It's a waste just like Iraq and Vietnam. The kid needs his ma. The only thing that surprises me is that the gov't doesn't try to draft the KID, too ( though the fools are just ITCHING for conscription). This is why things are falling apart before our eyes. Not only are the wars a waste of minds lives and bodies, but we are hemorrhaging money BIG TIME daily!

11/17/2009 11:37:00 PM  
Blogger c0w[z] said...

read about this in my local paper. the army has nothing to stand on with this. She will stay home, raise her kids. As for her career with the military, thats up to the brass what to do. If she plays her cards right she will get all the support that this nation can afford her.

11/18/2009 11:36:00 AM  
Blogger Nadine said...

She signed a contract and as a female, when she got pregnant, she got counseled and given the option to stay in or get out. Obviously she chose to stay in. She was counseled that she needed a family care plan and if she should fail to have one she would be at risk for discharge. So, it's not like she didn't know. I say discharge her and move on. If she wanted to stay home with her baby, she had that option. It's not a free ride here, the Army is a contract and an obligation. Commitment seems to not mean much these days.

11/19/2009 07:55:00 AM  

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