I was charged 400$ for gear that was lost over the course of 9 years of service and 2 deployments to Iraq. I signed a witness statement they requested for the lost equipment in which I specifically stated that I wanted to be contacted immediately about how I could pay for these items. I listed all of my contact information and asked if they accurate contact information on file. They did to my knowledge. I did not want to have pay garnishments. To my surprise I had a pay garnishment in my check which not only presented a hardship, but also embarrased me at my work.