I have an A43 - United States Army (USA) Family Member Retired status with the military. I've had the status since I was a child. I know it entitles me to full medical care with the military, benefits and compensation, as well as military Identification. Although I am entitled to all of the above, it has been a long tine since I've used my "A43" privileges and I would like to restart them once again. I am wondering if the community of this forum can help me outline what is needed to be done. The 2 main things I want to do is restart my direct deposit compensation, and get issued a new Id. If you could help me with exactly what I need to do to get these two things done, I would be greatful.
In 2021, 157 sailors illegally fled the U.S. Navy, more than double the number who deserted in 2019. Although all but eight of them eventually returned to their units, a military legal expert says the dramatic increase in desertions may be a sign of a bigger issue.