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  1. http://www.acc.af.mil/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/5725/Article/1029543/f-16cm-thunderbird-accident-investigation-released.aspx
  2. You will very probably get a waiver. The letter alone doesn't mean much--get a copy of the clinical notes, essentially the medical record they generated for your treatment at that facility. Give that to your recruiter, and they'll process the waiver request.
  3. Yep. "You will have your eyes dilated as part of your FCI exam." http://www.wpafb.af.mil/Welcome/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/853025
  4. It's now on the Personal Data Form, which was updated last month. Just be honest about it.
  5. You haven't given enough information about the injury. What specifically did you fracture and to what degree? Did you just do X-Ray or MRI? Have you seen an Orthopedist? Though morally ambiguous, pretty much this. You should report it, and the AFI says you have to, but if you don't, will anyone ever find out and would your Commander enforce administrative action? The Air Force probably will eventually discover it, but it'll likely be much later with a token finger wagging.
  6. Start here (MFLAC), then Military One Source, then the MTF/Mil Mental Health.
  7. I didn't spend much time searching for this, but all I could find was under sleep disorders. What are you referencing for waiver likelihood?
  8. You must be able to correct to 20/20 in each eye for pilot certification.
  9. @stuckindayton Good question. From my five minutes of Google, I'll defer to stuckindayton. It appears the test is not very valuable in screening for cancer, but better at gauging effectiveness of a treatment course once cancer has been identified by other means. Whether another cancer screening exam or test is worthwhile based on military pilots potentially higher radiation exposure is a question for smarter people. A starting point may be the USAFSAM Epidemiology Consult Service at WPAFB. I could maybe PM you their contact info.
  10. Agree with above posters. Letters will be larger, the screen will be accurately calibrated, the surrounding environment will be darker, etc. Don't worry, especially as passing is only 75 or better.
  11. I hope you mean go in person to the Congressman's office. Getting an "appointment" at a MAJCOM/SG isn't really a thing, and showing up unannounced means you won't get in the door. You need to know somebody/have a connection. But going to a Congressman's office may lead to something.
  12. https://news.usni.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/SECDEF_NDAA_Letter.pdf#viewer.action=download It's a great read and I encourage everyone to look at the full document. Highlights SECDEF Carter letter to SASC Chairman regarding NDAA, 13 Jul 2016
  13. Tinnitus is only disqualifying if it interferes with your ability to perform your duties. Possible hearing loss against your baseline hearing capability is a different (but related) standard for hearing limits to perform flying duty. Hearing loss flying waivers are a dime a dozen for aircrew (but they have additional examination hurdles/time wasters, from your perspective). In short, if it's a problem, tell the doc. If you're only worried about later benefits, wait until you're 12-18 months from separation/retirement.
  14. http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2801
  15. Read this: http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-postservice-index.asp Also note any disability rating you may ultimately receive while still in the Reserves will be scrutinized by your Reserve Medical Unit.
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