My son was a candidate for USAFA class of 2011 and was recruited to play soccer at the academy. He was medically disqualified for an ankle injury and asthma symptoms. So, we had his orthopedic surgeon examine him and write a letter saying his ankle was sound. That was accepted by the academy. The asthma symptoms were the problem. He doesn't have asthma, but over 2 years ago went to our family doctor with seasonal allergies and the doctor wrote down "asthma symptoms." The doctor later wrote that asthma was a misdiagnosis and said it was a one time case of bronchitis. We submitted our doctor's letter, but the academy wasn't convinced, so we had a methacholine challenge test performed by a pulmonary specialist which showed up negative for asthma. Still, my son was left hanging waiting for a waiver. Well, he got his waiver in the mail today (8/13/07) and here's what DoDMERB web site says: Agency: US Air Force Academy Sub Agency: Current Medical Status: Commission Qualified - Medical Waiver granted D224.60 - Disease/chronic pain: lower extremity(ies) hindering active lifestyle D241.30 - Asthma/reactive airway disease/exercise induced bronchospasm after age 13 D252.10 - Non-rebuttal code D259.42 - Waiver Approved - USAFA CQ The letter he received from DoDMERB today states: "Medical waiver is approved for potential admission to the US Air Force Academy." My son moves into a university in 5 days! The 2011 cadets reported on June28th. Why would a waiver be granted in August? We needed to receive this news months ago since the pulmonary function tests were performed in mid December!