Unfit for Duty - Texas Air National Guard

Chad T.

Registered Member
3 and a half years ago, I separated from Active Duty after 10 years of service and was given a 50% VA Disability rating for Degenerative Disc Disease and a herniated discs in my back. I was accepted to join the Texas Air National Guard and was deemed worldwide deployable, and have been serving and training with my unit for the past 3 years. For the last 6 months I have been prepping for a deployment, orders issued in January, set to leave in a few weeks. Last week, I received a phone call and was told that the new Medical Group Commander reviewed my medical records and has deemed me unfit for duty and my unit has now removed me from the deployment. I was also told that an MEB would be initiated.

My questions are, what are the potential outcomes of this? I have over 13 years of service, 10 of which are active duty, almost 4,000 points. Am i going to lose my medical benefits when they kick me out? Will I ever get my pension? I have no idea what all this means and i am completely caught off guard. Please help if you can, thanks.
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