RI day - physical?

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  1. jumpshot

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    When the cadets arrive for RI - do they receive a complete physical with blood work, eye exam, etc? My son will be just shy of a yearly physical and I am wondering if I should schedule one for him.
     
  2. Luigi59

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    Your son will take care of his own medical needs from R-day/I-day forward. :eek:

    The United States Air Force will make sure of his medical fitness soon after he reports.

    It's not your concern anymore. :eek::eek:

    In fact, once he becomes a cadet, you will no longer know anything about his medical status - diagnosis, treatments, etc - unless he wants to tell you. :eek::eek::eek:

    Yes, really. :thumb:
     
  3. greentrees

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    jumpshot --

    your son will have medical forms he will need to submit to the academy prior to I-day -- so he will need an appointment with his doctor to submit those forms, including an immunization form to complete and fax in.

    They will have blood drawn during one of their in-processing stops on I-day.
     
  4. tutmom

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    It is a good idea for the basics to take a copy of the immunization record with them for I day. If the record gets misplaced your basic will get a lot of shots they don't really need. My cadet said the worst part of I day was getting blood drawn because they couldn't find his vein (hard to find when they are a little dehydrated from the altitude).
     

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