Re: NG to Active overseas
It's the Call to Active Duty. Any USAREC recruiter can help you to get the process rolling. Have every piece of paper the Army gave you ready to go (if applicable: DD214, 220s, DA 1059s, etc).
If you need more info, let me know. I work a few levels above the average recruiter.
"A dark star is an illuminating round that fails to deploy at all or fails to ignite. Such malfunctions are due to either faulty ammunition or improper fuze settings. When a dark star occurs, report DARK STAR, REPEAT, OVER." FM 6-30. In other words, a dud.