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Old 09-14-2002, 08:17 PM   #1
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Location: Monterey, CA USA
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Unhappy Getting home to Mom

Hello everyone, my name is Jamie and I am in the Navy. I am Currently stationed Monterey, CA where I am learning Arabic. This past June my mother was told she had a brain Tumor, they gave her less then 9 months. I have seen her twice since then both over 3 day weekends. She lives in Ohio with my step-dad and their son. My father died of cancer when I was 11. I am only 19 now, and I am not dealing very well. I am trying to find a way to go home for awhile to be with her, but I am having problems with my command. Because I am student, and I have only been serving for 8 months I don't know all the regs. If anyone out there can help please let me know. I need to be with my mom. I didn't get to see my dad before he died, he and my mom were both remarried by that point and I had not see him for years. I want to be able to spend time with my mother. If anyone can help please let me know.
SN Tuttle, USN

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Old 09-16-2002, 10:40 AM   #2
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Ask about 'compassionate leave'. Not sure what is required in terms of documentation/ proof of the severity of your mother's illness.

Speak with your Chaplain. Chaplains have considerable experience with such situations and may know the bureaucratic channels/options available to you.

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