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tydaddy

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  1. Lol. Well, I physically couldn't walk without limping - and I'm a doctor of physical therapy...so I knew. Pretty ironic.
  2. I just found this thread. My story is a complicated one, and one I've posted about on here before, but it goes a little something like this... I was supposed to ship 7/15/13. It was discovered that I had a tibial stress fracture. They were trying to RENO my contract on 7/15 so that I'd be guaranteed a new ship date, however, the MSgt was having issues getting through to USAREC so he sent me home and said they'd follow up the next day with my date. I got a call from my recruiter the next day saying that they had canceled my contract - MEPS discovered that my basic physical was out of date - and because of that, a stupid effing loophole, they couldn't RENO my contract. I also couldn't renew my physical because of my stress fracture. So I had to wait until cleared by an ortho. In October, I was finally cleared, new physical, submitted new packet and thought the turn around would be quick. Well, at this point they had just really started cranking hard on the numbers. I heard guys at Rucker were actually getting dq'd for silly things. Anyhow, I waited, and waited, and waited...nervously, knowing that in January, I would be turning 34. I contacted my recruiter about once a week. January came and so did my birthday, so I submitted an age waiver. At this point, my packet was sent up to special missions branch, finally to be reviewed. After another month, it came back that it had never been reviewed! wtf! At that point, no news was still good news. So we sent it back up, and within 2 days I had an answer. Age waiver DENIED. I actually contacted my state representative to open an official inquiry because the who situation was ridiculous. It basically came back saying that my packet, while impressive, wasn't special enough. Keep in mind, I had a personal recommendation from Maj Greenawalt, who sat over both of my boards - stating I was the most well qualified applicant he had ever interviewed. I also have a masters degree and doctorate. It's complete bullshit. I was told I can reapply next March!!!! I've had a couple other surgeries done after finding out I was denied, which is why I'm only now looking into the Guard route. Good luck fellas. I was the first one selected last year in our "group" last year, and I've seen all of the folks finish BCT, WOCS, and start the fun stuff. Lindsey et al. It's frustrating to say the least! Tyler
  3. Not sure where all of you are in the process, but just a heads up - I was selected last year in March. I was supposed to ship 7/15 with a bunch of folks from here - I ended up getting injured - stress fracture. MEPS let my physical expire without my knowing - long story short, rather than RENO, they canceled my contract. I had to reapply, and just found out that my age waiver was denied this year, after being approved last year. I've got a Doctorate - actually, all of my stats are posted in the forums somewhere - you can check them out. Just wanted to let y'all know, that the draw down had made selection nearly impossible right now. I'm going to try to see what other options I have, since this has been a 3-4 year process for me, and I came days away from shipping last summer...frustrating doesn't begin to describe it! Good luck all!
  4. Where do we find out specific info? My mom asked me on Monday and I had no clue.
  5. Congrats. Do you have your bct date yet? There's another vr thread for us headed to ft sill in June and a Facebook group too.
  6. From what I've read....we dont get pcs until after wocs? Correct me if I'm wrong!
  7. From what I've read...its a bad idea...also you can't be single and have a pet on post.
  8. Yea. I've read that att and sprint are both terrible down there.
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