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I'm active duty scheduled to go to Alaska in about two months. I am engaged to someone who is new in the national guard and is attending training up until three weeks before I am moved. What are our options and impossibilities. We want to make it happen before I leave but will she be able to move there with me?

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Yes, she will, however, she will have to request an interstate transfer to Alaska.  Her chain of command will put her in touch with the coordinator for her state when she returns from AIT, not before.  She cannot even request it until she completes AIT.

Also, get married before she ships, not after.

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I am a National Guard Recruiting NCOIC, been doing recruiting jobs for the military for over 12 years and am a subject matter expert on qualifications for National Guard and Army ( as we use the same regulation) and I keep up to date on other services regulations as well. In my job, I process questionable applicants and determine eligibility, I process waivers of all types and know the regulations inside and out. I will not sugar coat my answers to you. They are usually short and to the point. If you need more in depth, ask me. Because each situation is different, alot of times you need to actually talk to a recruiter and let them evaluate your situation in person, by looking at your documents, issues etc. If I suggest this, it would be in your best interest to do so. Finally...thank you for your interest in serving this great nation of ours. Very few people can actually make the cut to serve let alone choose to do so. So thank you for wanting to and hopefully you will get a chance. Whatever branch you choose, thank you and good luck.

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