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    Medical Disqualification Inquiry

    Hello. I am a class of 2023 high school student who’s started the process of applying to US Service academies and ROTC scholarships. Before I begin the applications however, I had a question about a possible medical disqualification. Is Genu Varuna considered a condition that disqualifies an...
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    Medical DQ

    I received a medical DQ for the following codes after submitting my information on my sinus surgery. The surgery removed the nasal polyps and I don't have chronic sinusitis anymore. It says under waiver review. I was just wondering what the likelihood of getting a waiver is. D124.00...
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    Breast Reduction

    I am at the academy and was wondering if any one has gotten a breast reduction surgery while they were in school. I also want to know if that was covered by insurance and how you even go about starting the process? What is the process as well? Thanks
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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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