Rebecca Edmonds was set to become a commissioned officer in the Air Force until she went to the military and told them she was pregnant and keeping her baby.
They kicked her out of the Air Force and told her she owes them nearly 100-thousand dollars in scholarship money.
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Rebecca Edmonds grew up a military kid and, like most military families, often moved as her dad rose through the ranks of the Navy.
Enamored with the military and her father's service to his country, Edmonds decided in high school that military life was calling her.
"I think it's definitely a tight-knit community, and I was willing to be a part of that," Edmonds recalled of her decision to join the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, commonly called ROTC, at age 18.
"I think the families are welcomed. I remember going to a base, and we'd be welcomed by these families we didn't even know. "