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    Therapy DQ

    Hello all, USNA is my dream school to attend and regarding my application, I have almost everything complete except for Dodmerb. My medical examination has been processed and sent back to Dodmerb, however, I was found disqualified for 2 reasons, eczema at age 12, and 2 sessions of therapy I had...
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    Medical Waiver

    I just got an email notifying me of a medical disqualification for an abdominal surgery that I had 7 years ago and no further complications, played soccer since then and lift weights. I hate to find this out this late in the process, and was wondering if there is any thing I can do to increase...
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    DQ Timeline

    hey everyone, I am 2Q’d with two nominations (senator and congressman). I was medically DQ’d on 12/7 for using QVAR (asthma meds) in March of 2021. I had already seen a pulmonologist to clear my asthma for USMA. The pulmonologist wrote a letter for me. USMA requested a waiver of 12/13, I...
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    Accepted to USMA and then tore ACL

    Hey everyone! This is my first post here and I turned to the forum because I had no idea where else to go. I am a prospective plebe for the class of 2025. I started the application process for USMA very early and was successful throughout the entire ordeal. I received an LOA on the first...
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    Color Vision Deficiency Waiver Granted for NROTC DODMERB

    DS had been preparing for USNA since 7th grade. He failed the Ishihara Pip test at the DodMerb Physical. We knew it would be a very slim chance to get a color vision waiver and appointment even though he's pretty awesome :) . After receiving the TWE for USNA we thought all hope was lost. He...
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    Fire ant allergy not recorded in medical history

    I developed an allergy to fire ants that needs an Epipen after my DoDMERB exam. I let the DoDMETS CIV Team know about this new development over phone and they told me to shoot an email regarding any changes in my medical history. I did as they told an now I find out after I received my...
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    AFA Asthma Waiver

    So I had a Methacholine challenge test on Wednesday and just finished a PFT today. The Methacholine test was negative with only a change of -7% on the final dose and the PFT showed a best of 72% FVC/FEV1 ratio before albuterol (in a previous test it showed me hitting 74% before albuterol) and...
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    Waiver Consideration

    I am applying to USNA and am currently in the waiver process. My application is complete including a congressional nomination and I am currently in the "under waiver review" status on my DODMERB account. I was dq'd for an allergy to 2 tree nuts, pistachio and cashew, which over the years have...
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    Questions About Waiver Process

    Hello, I am applying to USNA and USAFA, and I was medically disqualified by DODMERB and will need a waiver. On the DODMERB site, it says under waiver review for both. I have heard conflicting information about the waiver process. Does each SA only process waivers if the candidate is determined...
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    Waiver Process

    Hey all. I recently began the waiver process, and I have submitted all the pertinent information I can muster. For those who finished the waiver process at some point, how long did the decision take for you? Thank you!
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    Strabismus medical 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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    Meps question

    In fall 2019 I broke my collarbone and later found i also tore my labrum at the same time. I had to have surgery on my labrum but the collarbone healed on its own. My usmc recruiter told me to lie lie lie at meps and I dont feel comfortable with it. Are there waivers for these and if so how hard...
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    Naval Academy Football Recruit - likelihood of medical waiver approval?

    Hi there. New to this, but wanted to see if anyone had any experience or advice that might help. My son was lucky enough to receive an offer to play football for the Naval Academy, although it came very late this year. He had several other D1 offers, including Ivy league offers. Navy is...
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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...
  15. K

    Waived denied due to Myopia

    Today I found out that my waiver for Air Force ROTC was denied. The reasoning was my myopia. Previously, I was at USMA where I was granted a waiver for my myopia. They told my cadre that even though the Army took me before, AF has different standards for it. I was told that my physical exceeds...
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    Odds of DoDMERB DQ?

    Hello, recently received remedial for asthma past 13th birthday. It wasn’t asthma, just bronchospasm after influenza. It was flagged due to doctor prescribing inhaler one time as a precaution. I never used the inhaler and it was a one time prescription. I completed a pulmonary function test and...
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    An Inconsistency With Medical Records

    I was looking through my medical health summary, and I realized there is some irregularities with the records. 1) I remember getting a very minor fracture in my skull when I was around 5 years old and getting stitches for the injury. I got the treatment at the same hospital that I am currently...
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    Legg-Calve-Perthes

    Hello. I apologize if this information is out there, I searched the forums and couldn't find anything. I am applying for USMA, USAFA, and USNA and am scheduled for my medical exams next week. Unfortunately, my parents informed me that I had Legg-Calve-Perthes disease at the age of 4 as I was...
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    Medical Waiver Question (Retained Hardware)

    Hello all, So obviously I know you all don’t have the whole picture of the situation, but I’ll try to detail it as best as I can. I’m in NROTC, about to commission at the end of the year. I’ve already had one DODMERB physical and been in perfect health. But this summer, I broke my arm...
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    Adjustment Disorder Waiver and Grad School AROTC

    Hello all. I'm currently heading into my 4th year of undergrad and was unfortunately medically Dq'd from my Army ROTC program a few months ago. I was on a 3.5 yr scholarship and have been in the program since my freshman year. The Dq was due to a prescription for insomnia medication stemming...
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