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Old 01-22-2018, 08:28 PM
 
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I'm considering joining my local Air National Guard and have a couple of questions regarding initial pay. I have a bachelor's degree. I understand that I would go in as an E3. Since everyone in BMT is an airman (E1), would pay be as E1? If so, would E3 be sown on and E3 pay be at or after Tech Scool? Is there retroactive pay? Also, I've seen some airman drill before going to BMT, would pay then be as E1 as well? Who actually pays during the trainings: the federal government or the state?

What would happen of one were to get kicked out of BMT say for a failure to adapt cause of PT fails. Aside from the discharge and possible RE-4, would that person not get paid or worse yet, would that person have to pay back the US government for wasting time and resources?

Bonus question... I have a full-time job and since I'm voluntarily joining the ANG, are they legally bound to hold my position until I finish and come back as opposed to being called to active?
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:25 AM
 
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You should go to basic as an E3 and get paid as an E3. In the army, you wore your rank insignia in basic training. If you are discharged for any reason, you do not have to pay any money back. There is a standard attrition rate; it's just part of doing business. Your drill pay will be at whatever rank you are.

https://www.justice.gov/sites/defaul...mentRights.pdf
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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You will get paid as an E-3 in basic but won't be allowed to put the rank on your uniform until graduation day.

If you don't make it through basic, you don't have to pay anything back.

Employers can't fire you due to guard or reserve status.
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Old 01-23-2018, 06:51 PM
 
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