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Can one get discharged from the US Air Force for pregnancy?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (31588points) 4 weeks ago

FYI- I’m not in the Air Force. XD

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ucme's avatar

I have no idea, maybe that’s one co-pilot the bosses would pull the ejector seat on.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I think you can request a maternity leave.

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JLeslie's avatar

I remember an episode on MASH where Margaret is worried she’s preggers. I don’t remember if she was nervous she would be discharged, or if she would get sent back to the states or what. I would guess rules have changed anyway. Lots of women in the service have children now, so my guess is current policy is you don’t get discharged.

Edit: I found this link. https://www.thebalancecareers.com/military-pregnancy-discharge-3356965

josie's avatar

No
Back in the day, you could get a discharge for pregnancy between enlistment and active duty, but not anymore. Armed forces have a maternity leave policy now based on law and DOD rules

seawulf575's avatar

I don’t know if you can get discharged as in I don’t think they can throw you out of the military for it. However, you might qualify for a hardship discharge if you were a single mother serving. But usually I would think they would find some job that would keep you out of the action, so to speak. Kinda hard to be a single mother when you are getting shipped to Afghanistan to work security or something.

LadyMarissa's avatar

Back in the good old days, yes. Today…NO way!!! My cousin is in the AF & she’s 4 months along. They’ve just put her on light duty until the baby arrives.

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