Gerald was kind enough to ask in comments about my son and his desire to join the Air Force.
Well, he got a letter from them yesterday. He has hit a stumbling block.
He has a past medical history. I won't go into it here, other than to say it was when he was 4 years old, and was taken care of surgically. Since then he has had no issues with it at all, in fact we often forget about it until we go to a new doctor. He played sports all through school and has no physical limitations.
Back when he went to MEPS with the recruiter for the physicals, the doctors asked about it and he told them the situation. They told him then that it was fine if he came up with some documentation from that time to show what had happened.
Well, 16 years is a long time. The surgeon is long retired. The Doc who was his primary care physician at the time doesn't keep records back that far. The only thing we could get was records from the hospital where it was fixed. Those we had sent to MEPS. Apparently, they were not good enough.
The letter said yesterday that he was disqualified for service.
The recruiter called and said it was possible to get a waiver from the surgeon general.
He is down, but not out yet.
So, anyone have advice?