Asthma

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  1. kmsl

    kmsl New Member

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    Hello I am in highschool and I want to do AFROTC in college and become an army nurse. I have had exercised-induced asthma for about 5 or 6 years, but it really isn't that bad. I hardly ever use my inhaler, and if I do wheeze,I am able to control it in a couple of minutes. It also has been getter better the more I do cardio. Would this prevent me from joining the army? Is there any way I can get a waiver for it or something? Thank you!
     
  2. Marist College ROTC

    Marist College ROTC Member

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    Asthma, including reactive airway disease, exercise-induced bronchospasm or asthmatic bronchitis, reliably diagnosed and symptomatic after the 13th birthday, does not meet the Army Standards of Medical Fitness.

    You will definitely require a waiver. I would think the likelihood of getting the waiver approved under the current recruiting climate would be: unlikely.
     
  3. Pima

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    I agree with Marist.

    HOWEVER, nobody here sits on the DODMERB board, nor the waiver board.

    Apply and hope for the best.

    OBTW, your post states: I am in highschool and I want to do AFROTC in college and become an army nurse. I am assuming you want Army, but you stated AF ROTC
     
  4. Aglahad

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    I had asthma after the age of 13 and have since grown out of it. I got a waiver which required me to take a spirometer test. However, with current budgets cuts who knows how lenient they are with the DoDMERB..I got mine in 2008.
     

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