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Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Walkman, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Walkman

    Walkman New Member

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    Hey everyone,
    I'm a senior in high school and have a few questions about the Air force Academy. I received a principal nomination from my congressman, which I heard means the academy must accept me provided that I meet all admission requirements. However, I have been disqualified for asthma by doDmerb, and although I used an inhaler 2 years ago, I was never officially diagnosed with reactive airways disease. the last time I was in the hospital because of asthma was when I was about 5, and obviously I subsequently grew out of it. I am a varsity runner in xc, indoor, and outdoor track, and also went to a pulmonary specialist who did a test to check for asthma and I was cleared and even told I had above average lung capacity. However, DoDmerb still has left me disqualified for asthma, even though I was never officially diagnosed with it. Considering I know have a principal nomination from a congressman, will it be relatively easy to request a waiver, and will I be able to get one? Sorry for the long explanation, I appreciate it.
    -Walker
     
  2. patentesq

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    Welcome to SAF!!! I would re-post this question on the DODMERB forum, as you will likely get a quicker response (this forum is mainly used for introductions). You should also send an email to Larry Mullen (do a search for his email address on this forum). He'll need your name, details, etc. to assist you. I think the answer to your last question is that getting a Principal Nomination will not give you and "elevated status" with getting a medical waiver, but all you can do is request one and wait. I would definitely contact Larry Mullen, though. Good luck!
     

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