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Tell the station commander that you need your record assigned to a recruiter and need a flight physical scheduled. Find a guy with a gold recruiting badge on his uniform and ask him if he will process your packet.

 

If they don't in a few days, go to another station and tell that station commander your info and see if he can pull your record over.

 

It's likely they are under the same company/ 1SGT. Call him if need be.

Be polite, but firm.

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They sent you to meps and sift and don't have time for you?

 

That's bullshit.

 

Call her 1SG and politely ask to be assigned to a good recruiter so they can make their OCS/WOFT mission as well as their senior mission.

 

Google around for Tampa Recruting Company phone number or just get any of the recruiters to give your the 1SG #. They all have it, I promise.

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I'm sticking with it and using the time to improve my PT score and get LoR. It just sucks that I have a 3 and a half month pause in my process. Fort Stewart is the base Army applicants in my area are assigned too, but they only have 1 flight surgeon so they only see "local" applicants (I'm all the way down in Tampa). So I called every base in Florida and the only one that would give me an appointment was the one in Jacksonville, I'm on a waiting list at MacDill but told that could/would also be months.

hey it could be worse! I did my physical they told me I was good to go, then got a call that my physical was stamped DQ. For my eyes. 90 day healing process for the surgery. Packets done besides that though. Oh and I have to REDO the physical in January.
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hey it could be worse! I did my physical they told me I was good to go, then got a call that my physical was stamped DQ. For my eyes. 90 day healing process for the surgery. Packets done besides that though. Oh and I have to REDO the physical in January.

how would you like your green weenie today? Over easy? Scambled? Rectal?
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hey it could be worse! I did my physical they told me I was good to go, then got a call that my physical was stamped DQ. For my eyes. 90 day healing process for the surgery. Packets done besides that though. Oh and I have to REDO the physical in January.

Yes but this could also happen to me, except for the additional 3.5 month waiting period for my first physical. Why were you Dq'd?

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So I was able to work some magic and now have a flight physical scheduled for early November. I've read up on the "standards" and the only thing I'm a bit worried about is possibly being put in Dental Class III due to my wisdom teeth (they aren't hurting me but are coming in and may need to be removed).

 

If I am deemed temporarily unfit because of this, will my physical stop? Or will I be allowed to continue and make sure everything else like eyes, EKG etc. will meet the standard? If I am allowed to continue and pass the remainder of my physical, do I simply have to be reexamined by an army dentist after they are removed, or do I have to redo the entire exam?

 

I understand this is a what-if question but the appointment is far away and I really don't want to have to go back a second time for a minor medical confirmation.

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I was working with the office leader a little bit, but she flat out said she doesn't have a lot of time to dedicate to a WOFT applicant. I get she has quotas but she couldn't even make a few phone calls for me.

 

I appreciate the info guys!

 

Recruiters hate WOFT packets because its work for them that doesn't do anything for them and takes up time they could be doing other things. I'm pretty blessed that my recruiters are going out of their way, for the most part, to push me through the process. I just try to be proactive without being too annoying. I'm sure I get on their nerves at times.

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So I was able to work some magic and now have a flight physical scheduled for early November. I've read up on the "standards" and the only thing I'm a bit worried about is possibly being put in Dental Class III due to my wisdom teeth (they aren't hurting me but are coming in and may need to be removed).

 

If I am deemed temporarily unfit because of this, will my physical stop? Or will I be allowed to continue and make sure everything else like eyes, EKG etc. will meet the standard? If I am allowed to continue and pass the remainder of my physical, do I simply have to be reexamined by an army dentist after they are removed, or do I have to redo the entire exam?

 

I understand this is a what-if question but the appointment is far away and I really don't want to have to go back a second time for a minor medical confirmation.

 

Do you have a link to those Flight Physical standards?

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Alright, ladies and gents, I have a situation which I would like all of you to weigh in on. I have been reading the AR 40-501 (Standards of Medical Fitness) and it appears as though I may have a problem. My next step is to schedule a Flight Physical however I don't want to waste anyone's time if I can't pass it.

 

My issue is 3 broken teeth, 2 of which are broken below the gum line. I believe this will be a no-go for dental so I am looking into getting it taken care of prior to the Flight Phys. I have heard of Flight Surgeons dictating a Class III for minor issues but signing off that it can be taken care of once in the Army. That seems too good to be true so I am just going to assume that wouldn't be the case for me.

 

So, any alternatives to get this fixed are extremely costly and I am sure, time consuming. I am trying to get the Flight Phys this month but somehow I doubt they will look kindly on recent oral surgery.

 

My options:

 

1. Get evaluated by civilian dentist and layout cost and timeline for bridges or crowns.

 

2. Get extractions (not sure if this would be acceptable for Flight Phys).

 

3. Schedule Flight Phys and see what happens.

 

Opinions, especially those with related experience, would be appreciated. Thank you!

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Anyone needing advice, or has questions about the flight physical/or how to schedule it, Feel free to pm me. I just finished my flight physical 4 days ago and I have good information which hasn;t been mentioned at all in this thread.

 

 

3 broken teeth?? f*ck man.. Did it say somewhere in the standards that "you can't have any broken teeth?" Would broken teeth at the gums, even show up in an x-ray??

 

I would consider forgetting all about your teeth ever being broken. Unless its super obvious, they aren;t ever going to ask you if you've ever had any of your teeth broken.. (unless its really obvious somehow)

 

 

Go option 3!!! Option 3!!!!!

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Anyone needing advice, or has questions about the flight physical/or how to schedule it, Feel free to pm me. I just finished my flight physical 4 days ago and I have good information which hasn;t been mentioned at all in this thread.

 

 

3 broken teeth?? f*ck man.. Did it say somewhere in the standards that "you can't have any broken teeth?" Would broken teeth at the gums, even show up in an x-ray??

 

I would consider forgetting all about your teeth ever being broken. Unless its super obvious, they aren;t ever going to ask you if you've ever had any of your teeth broken.. (unless its really obvious somehow)

 

 

Go option 3!!! Option 3!!!!!

 

I like option 3 too, since I wouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg for a couple of teeth... but I believe they consider broken teeth hazardous to your health since there can be complications such as infection associated with them.

 

AR 40-501, 2-5. Dental

 

c. Current insufficient natural healthy teeth (521) or lack of a serviceable prosthesis that prevents adequate incision and mastication of a normal diet and/or includes complex (multiple fixtures) dental implant systems with associated complications are disqualifying. Individuals undergoing endodontic care are acceptable for entry in the Delayed Entry Program only if a civilian or military provider provides documentation that active endodontic treatment will be completed prior to being sworn into active duty.

 

Not sure what the 521 reference is referring to.

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I'd try and make dental your last stop. That way they can make sure everything else is good to go.

 

I have talked to a couple installations regarding the dental portion of the Flight Physical. They all have said to just come in so they can evaluate it. They won't know if it's a Class 2 or 3 problem unless they see it. Hoping I can get away with a Class 2. We shall see. Thanks for the help, man!

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I have talked to a couple installations regarding the dental portion of the Flight Physical. They all have said to just come in so they can evaluate it. They won't know if it's a Class 2 or 3 problem unless they see it. Hoping I can get away with a Class 2. We shall see. Thanks for the help, man!

 

No problem man, we're all trying to get to the same place here. Might as well help each other out along the way.

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