My son (like many of your sons and daughters) has dreamt of becoming a pilot one day. Everything seemed to be going well, but the Academy optometrists assured our C1C that he did not need PRK surgery because his vision was acceptable in each eye (20/40 in one eye and 20/70 in the other eye) and even though he asked many times to undergo PRK surgery to correct his vision, he was denied. Then, in late Aug. he received a call from a military doctor stating that a BIG mistake had been made and his eyes would not qualify him to fly. So, they re-examined him and contacted his optometrist from near our home and finally decided to do his surgery in late November. Now, they need a 6 month recovery post-surgery before they will give him the medical clearance to fly. So...he is somewhat STUCK right now, and would still love to obtain his cherished pilot slot. Currently he is being sent to CSO (Combat Systems Officer) Training in Florida. Does anyone have suggestions on whom he can speak to about taking a job temporarily at the academy until he can get into flight school???? Any ideas and suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!