waiver process

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    Previously granted waiver through MEPS, will DODMERB approve waiver for the same thing?

    I was selected to attend OTS for the USAF in May 2020 for a rated slot. Needless to say, the offer was rescinded due to my astigmatism. I was granted a waiver from MEPS back in NOV2019 for my astigmatism. I went through MEPS and was fully medically qualified for service. Decided to apply to...
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    Questions About Medical DQ, Waivers, and Service Academies

    Hello, I completed my USAFA application by my November 1st deadline and got my medical DQ decision in early January. My original medical exam was initiated by USNA and not USAFA. USAFA has just been added to my dodmerb profile as an agency today (3/21/22). Is anyone familiar with this...
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    Osteochondral Lesion/Microfracture Surgery Waivers

    Applying to USAFA and USNA for class of 2027... I had some pain in my knee playing basketball in 8th grade and I was diagnosed by MRI with an osteochondral lesion (cartilage on kneecap was damaged). To fix it, I had microfracture surgery to fix the cartilage. Long story short, my knee has...
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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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    Questions About Braces

    I received an LOA to the Naval Academy in late January, but I finally received info from DODMERB about my braces. They want me to fill out an Orthodontic Questionnaire stating my treatment will finish before I day. However, from previous talks with my Orthodontist I know my treatment will take...
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    Waiver Letter Assistance

    Hi. Does anyone have experience writing waiver letter? Looking for an example or guidance please?
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    Allergy Waiver Questions

    Hello everybody, I am new to this forum but have seen a number of helpful posts about allergies and waivers. I have a question about waivers for a DQ due to a tree nut allergy and an astigmatism in excess of 3.00 diopters. A bit of context: I am a three year AROTC winner and a waiver was...
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    strabismus history

    I have a history of strabismus (crossing of the eyes). I have had a strabismus surgery twice in the last 3 years (in 2018 at 15 years old & in 2020 when I was 17 years old). My last surgery was just now a year ago. Since the last surgery I have not had any issues with double vision, only at the...
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    ADHD Waiver Help (AFROTC)

    To explain my situation. When I was younger I was diagnosed and given medication for ADHD and took that medication for a while. December of 2018 was the date of my last prescription (although I stopped taking it in like august of that year). So this month is my 2-year point of no meds. I NEVER...
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    When will USAFA initiate the waiver process?

    I was medically disqualified by DODMERB on September 15th. I completed my USAFA application on October 18th. On average, how long after application completion will USAFA request a waiver? The Candidate Booklet reads, "If you are competitive for an appointment to the Air Force Academy or one of...
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    Application Update

    I just got an email and it says "We regret to inform you that you have not been selected to receive an appointment." I'll be honest, I am very disappointed with this. I am assuming that I was not given an appointment because of me still being medically disqualified. This is kinda funny, but I...
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    Double checking information, RE-3 , age and vison

    Good afternoon , just wanted advise and to double check information. Started my Re-enlisting process. Went to MEPS for asvab, All great across the board. At MEPS an staff mentioned as to why I wasn’t going officer with since I had my bachelors and the scores were fine. I gave it more thought and...
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    Hypothyroidism Medical Waiver

    Hello everyone, A month ago my recruiter underwent my medical waiver hypothyroidism. My condition is completely controlled by medications. I can do everything I did before having this condition is as if I did not have the only thing that I should take my medicine every morning so that it...
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    Eczema DQ

    Hi I am a second year on-campus, non-scholarship, ROTC cadet and DODMERB DQ'd me a couple of months ago for having "a history of atopic dermatitis or eczema after 12th birthday." I misdiagnosed myself and rushed through the DODMERB questionnaire stating that I had a small case of eczema a month...
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    Waiver Assistance

    Dear Everyone, I am currently in the process of applying to the USNA and the USMMA, I have completed every step and the last thing I needed was to be cleared by DODMERB. They had flagged me for having a history with psoriasis. In reality I have a mild case of psoriasis that isn't visible, my...
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    advice with applying for OTS

    Hi, I'm 37 years old and so glad that the cutting age changed, but I need to do something fast and the right way because I don't have time. I did my first-time AFOQT test in 2015, I didn't know I could only do it twice, so I wasn't prepared and on my second time, I got some food poisoning and...
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    Does a LOA help my chances of being medically waived?

    Hello, so I received my LOA recently and have already been asked to go to a paid visit to West Point for later this month (yayy), which is great and all but I'm very nervous about being medically disqualified. I have two conditions that I know for sure are grounds for disqualification but I was...
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    Recruiting problem

    I am trying to enlist in the US Army. My recruiter had submitted waivers for some surgeries I had when I was younger. They got approved but he "forgot" to put in a Med form for a hernia I had repaired. I asked if he could add it and he told me that I could only submit one waiver and I was just...
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    Advice/Thoughts/Negative Advice-ROTC

    So, first and foremost, Hello to all who will be reading this post. This post is pretty much about my story and thoughts on what anyone thinks. To start, I must remind you all that nobody is perfect and we all have made decisions that we are not proud of, but to contradict that statement, I do...
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    Waiver Question

    I had a waiver request about a month ago for USMA and USNA, but I have not received any remedial request. Is this a good or bad sign, or have they not started to process my waiver yet?