What will happen if I go AWOL? Being AWOL can be a serious offense with serious consequences, especially during a period of war. However, many military personnel during the Vietnam war and the current war in Iraq have gone absent without leave as a last resort, refusing to be forced into violating their conscience and legal duty to refuse and challenge unlawful orders. For more information on the regulations governing AWOL/UA, click here.
IVAW is open to Active Duty, National Guard and Reservists who have served since 09/11/2001. You are not alone.