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    I just joined this forum today. I wrote the AROTC requesting a waiver, and I was wondering how I will go about receiving confirmation from the AROTC.
    Candidate Dad - cut and paste your message to me at Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil. I can assist you better from there.
    Hi Larry:

    My son just received his LOA from USAFA and is awaiting news on USNA. He had been DQ'd for a trace concern about asthma....USAFA requested pre- and post-brochodilator tests which he passed and he received medical waiver in late January. Navy and NROTC requested Methacholine challenge test, which he took and passed last Wednesday. Have confirmed with DoDMERB that they received results on Thursday the 12th of March but cannot give me an answer on timing. Understand that MstSgt Park is he file reviewer. Is it possible to get feedback on the review timing and when DoDMERB will puch out to BUMED and Med Director at USNA? As you can imagine, we are anxious to bring closure on the medical waiver with Navy to get final answer on LOA. Please advise. Thanks.

    CandidateDad
    Mr. Mullen,
    I know you deal with candidates to the academies and ROTC, however I have a very good friend who was just disqualified for enlisted service in the Army due to asthma. Its been his dream to enlist for as long as I’ve known him and he's crushed about this DQ.
    I was wondering if there is anything you can do, if you could maybe look through his records, or just any advice you have for him.
    Thanks for any help you can offer,
    Sean

    If you prefer to respond via email my address is:
    Fritos_687@hotmail.com
    Dear Sir,
    My name is Vignesh Manickam. I am currently a sophomore attending Clarksburg High School in Maryland. I am very interested in going to the United States Naval Academy. Although one medical disqualification is making me think that I fill not receive a nomination. I've had a surgery due to testicular torsion. They could not save one of them and had to remove it. But, that is not affecting my physical standards. I am the captain of the varsity lax team, i can run a mile under 5:30 and most importantly I feel that I am normal. So can u please reply to me if this is an medical condition that can disqualify me? You can contact me at vigneshowns@gmail.com
    Dear Sir,
    I have been requested by DODMERB to have my vision re-evaluated in regards to an eye condition exophoria. I completed this exam on 23 Dec. 2008. I wonder if you could tell me what you think my chances are to fly jets. I have the results I can send you if you like. My social is . My intention is and always has been to attend a Service Academy. This is just something I would like to know up front going in.
    Thanks,
    Duncan
    U didn't send it to my work address. Pls send it there. That's the connection I can view your son's status on. Thx Larry.Mullen@dodmerb.tma.osd.mil
    Christopher A Scott

    4047

    Director Mullen -- At the end of September, my son took a medical and vision exam as part of the academy nomination process. The concorde website says the file is closed and submitted to DODMERB and today, the service academy website that shows his application status went from medical 'no status' to a posting of 'remedial'.

    My son did not note anything of interest that was relied to him other than his optomotrist exam noted 20/20 vision glasses and the medical exam the next day noted 20/40. He does not wear glasses at present, but it seemed odd that might be the cause.

    At present, all we know is the status on the academy nomination site say medical = remedial. Is there someone we should contact to find out what needs to be done? Should someone be contacting him? As you can imagine the anxiety factor is high with the uncertainity.

    Thank you, A Dad
    Director Mullen -- At the end of September, my son took a medical and vision exam as part of the academy nomination process. The concorde website says the file is closed and submitted to DODMERB and today, the service academy website that shows his application status went from medical 'no status' to a posting of 'remedial'.

    My son did not note anything of interest that was relied to him other than his optomotrist exam noted 20/20 vision glasses and the medical exam the next day noted 20/40. He does not wear glasses at present, but it seemed odd that might be the cause.

    At present, all we know is the status on the academy nomination site say medical = remedial. Is there someone we should contact to find out what needs to be done? Should someone be contacting him? As you can imagine the anxiety factor is high with the uncertainity.

    Thank you, A Dad
    Larry,

    I interviewed a young man this afternoon. He told me he takes a daily "zyrtec" for Vasomotor Rhinitis.

    I know what that is...my question, in a general sense: is this a DQ item? Or ?

    Thanks!!

    Steve

    Stephen E. Wood, Lt Col, USAFR
    DLOD, AZ
    flieger83@cox.net
    Steve - I've been in the state games and have been tired as a son of a gun. I think I lost 10 pounds yesterday with my 5 racquetball matches:) The AF does not utilize the FALANT in any shape, form, or fashion. They feel it passes too many color defectives. That said, if I missed it, I will post it.
    Larry,

    I've been reading the DODMERB/Color Vision forums tonight. I've seen a LOT of mention of the Farnsworth and USAF/USAFA accepting this.

    FYI...I'm the Deputy Liaison Officer Director for Arizona (ALO). We were briefed several years ago by USAFA/SGH and USAFA/RR that the Ishihara PIP was the AF "ONLY" test now and the VTS-CTV and Farnsworth were "out." If a candidate couldn't pass the PIP, they could attend the academy on waiver but could not go into a rated field (pilot/nav/air battle mgt, etc.)

    Is this still correct? I'd HATE to put something out there to my people or others that's wrong.

    Thanks!

    Steve

    Stephen E. Wood, Lt Col, USAFR
    DLOD, AZ
    flieger83@cox.net
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