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I definitly agree that National Guard soldiers are treated very differently than active duty soldiers. I was active duty for 9 years and now I am National Guard in Oregon. I am a medic and the most difficult part of my job is seeing that injured National Guard soldiers are getting the medical care they deserve. On Active duty, there are plenty of resources and medical care available but not so much in the National Guard. I know of several soldiers who have come back from deployments and had numerous medical issues that were never taken care of. I also think the leadership as a whole in the Oregon National Guard are not trained enough on how to make sure thier soldiers are getting the proper treatment or where to go for treatment. Getting treatment on Active duty is 10X easier than in the National Guard.
posted 3 years ago
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