R/G Colorblind ARNG member inelgible for ANG truck driver job?

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  1. kenglish1

    kenglish1 New Member

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    I have previous AF service and am a member of the PA Army National Guard as an 88M Truck Driver for 10+ yrs. There is a position open with the PA Air Natl Guard for a truck driving position which I am applying for, however , I am Red/Green colorblind and was told that I would not qualify for a position with the ANG due to colorblindness. Is there a waiver that can be done by the VA or medical doctor ?
     
  2. colucci

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    Wrong forum for this question friend
     
  3. Stealth_81

    Stealth_81 Super Moderator 10-Year Member Founding Member

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    I’ve moved this thread to “Off Topic” since it doesn’t relate to USAFA at all but the OP may still get some feedback from the gracious members of this site.

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    Old Navy BGO 5-Year Member

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    As a general rule, a waiver is granted by the authority that makes the rule that a waiver is being requested for. For example, if the PA ANG has a rule, they are the authority to grant a waiver. The other general rule is that some medical conditions can be waived, and others can't. You should contact the PA ANG to ask your question. Good luck
     
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    tug_boat 5-Year Member

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    I guess seeing a red brake light as green is not a problem.

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  6. Capt MJ

    Capt MJ 10-Year Member

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    I’m not an aviator, but when I saw “ANG truck-driving position,” all I could think of was all the rolling gear driven around hangars, taxiways, aprons, and assumed the ability to distinguish between red and green would be critical to job safety.
     
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    hornetguy 10-Year Member

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    Meh, color vision issues and safety are quite overhyped. There’s a reason even the FAA makes it reasonable for all but true color blind people to get waivers. One day it will finally be an archaic standard.
     
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