AROTC Waiver....waiting for AFROTC

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  1. kaylar

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    We just found out that my DD was granted a waiver this morning for AROTC. Now we have to wait for the AFROTC. What are the chances if the AROTC granted the waiver that the AFROTC will also? She would prefer AFROTC.....
     
  2. Pima

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    The answer is it depends on what the DQ was for.
     
  3. kaylar

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    She was DQ for a Patent Foramen Ovale. A small hole in the upper atrium of the heart. Everyone has this hole when they are born but in 25% of people they do not close all the way. There is absolutely NO symptoms or restrictions. The only reason they know she has this is because she had another heart issue (SVT) that was fixed and we had to send in the ECHO for that. Her cardiologist never even told us she had it because her heart is considered completely healthy!! We only found out she had it when she was DQ by DoDmerb.
     
  4. Pima

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    What is her career field goal? Flying is probably going to be out. Not a doc, just saying the DoDMERB exam to commission is one thing, to fly it is also going to be FAA, and AFROTC cadets will be given an EKG at WPAFB if selected for rated.
     
  5. kaylar

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    She does not want to fly. Even if she did the PFO is considered a normal variant according to the Air Force Waiver Guide for flying. Below is copied from the waiver guide I found online....

    Asymptomatic PFO and/or ASA are typically incidental findings on an echocardiogram performed for unrelated indications. These are aeromedically considered normal anatomic variants and therefore are qualifying for all classes of flying duties including initial training.
     
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    We just received great news that the AFROTC granted a waiver for my DD!! WooHoo!! I finally called a number DODmerb gave me. I spoke to a very nice Staff Sergeant and she told me her file had not be reviewed yet. She then called me back within an hour and told me they reviewed the file and she is completely qualified.
     
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