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  1. Fotouman

    Waiver Deadline?

    Currently, I have an LOA to USAFA, pending nomination and medical qualification. My problem is that I've been DQ'd for shoulder dislocation that happened last month. :( I have scheduled a surgery for around the end of December. After surgery, I will have to do rehab and physical therapy to build...
  2. G

    Getting surgery while at the Academy

    Over this summer I injured my knee at wrestling practice and needed arthroscopic surgery and because of that I am disqualified by DODMERB because it was less than 6 months ago, but I have full mobility back and can do just about everything I could prior to the accident. My CFA looked good and I...
  3. J

    Waiverable shoulders?

    I am 20 years old, planning to start NROTC next fall at Virginia Tech. I pass everything on the checklist (even PT test), but I'm fairly certain my shoulders will medically disqualify me from service. When I was 17 I had a surgical repair done on my left shoulder (arthroscopic, minimally...
  4. M

    Chances of USAF Surgeon General’s approval

    To sum it all up. I had gotten an S/P ORIF on my left leg (An IM rod and 4 screws, 2 above my ankle and 2 below my knee) 4 years ago. My recruiter took all of my medical records of the surgery and sent it to the Surgeon General. A couple of weeks go by and my recruiter calls me and says that it...
  5. M

    Dental Dilemma

    I received my appointment already. Today I went to a dentist for a cleaning and to give them one of the post-admission forms to clear me before R-day. However, It was discovered that I may need to undergo a (or possibly multiple) tooth extraction. I was previously advised not to do any...
  6. C

    Maxillofacial (Jaw) Surgery

    Good evening all, I'm currently in my 3rd year as an AFROTC cadet. I have braces and my doctor says I need maxillofacial surgery to correct my bite. My question is, will this surgery get me thrown out of the program? If so, are waivers applicable? Are these things difficult to get waived? I...
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