Physical Evaluation Board Forum

A resource for Physical Evaluation Board (PEB), Medical Evaluation Board (MEB), Board for Correction of Military Records, Physical Disability Board of Review (PDBR), and Wounded Warrior issues.

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The Army, in the past few years, have "pre-printed" a number of statements in Block 30 of the DA Form 3947 (which is stated as a "continuation of block #24, which states: 24. I have been informed of the approved findings and recommendation of the board. I agree with the board's findings and recommendation. [OR] I do not agree with the board's findings and recommendation. My appeal is attached as inclosure." Not to be unclear or to be overly polite- this is complete BS. This is what Block 30 states: “Continuation of Block #24: I have reviewed the contents of the Medical Evaluation Board (MEB) packet and read the attached (Medical Board Proceedings), Narrative Summary (NARSUM), and the Physical Profile (DA Form 3349). a. ln regard to issues relating to fitness for duty and disability compensation, I understand that the PEB will consider and review only those conditions listed on the DA Form 3947. b. The DA Form 3947 includes all my current medical conditions and whether or not they meet medical retention standards. c. The conditions which do not meet medical retention standards are properly listed on the following three documents: DA Form 3947; the Narrative Summary; and the Physical Profile (DA Form 3349). d. All documentation of military medical care in my possession has been provided to the Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer for inclusion in this MEB. e. I agree that this MEB accurately covers all my current medical conditions. f. lf I do not agree with any of these statements and/or I do not agree with the contents of the MEB as reflected in my election at item 24, above, I am aware of my right to an independent Medical Review and my right to appeal. If I do not concur, I have provided all my disagreements and concerns in the attached appeal.” I vociferously object to this language being inserted into the DA Form 3947 in...
The forum software continues to improve. I just upgraded the forums to the newest available version of the software. Below, I will list some of the new features and improvements (with links to the software forums discussing them). Again, it is through the generous support of members that this has been made possible. Thanks to all who have contributed to that (though, the most important contribution is folks posting, sharing their stories and helping others). As this is an upgrade, there may be "bugs" or issues. If you see any, please post. Thanks again for your support! 1) Increased profile posts options/functionality: "Compared to profile posts themselves, profile post comments have been missing tools for user interaction and moderator management. XenForo 1.5 sorts this by adding an array of new, but familiar, functionality to profile post comments. This screenshot should give you a good idea of some of the changes :) Ability to like profile post comments This is actually specifically one of the most popular suggestions and is pretty self explanatory. Profile post comments now support the like system. Of course if someone likes your comment, you get an alert just as you would expect: [​IMG] And we have also added support for comments appearing in the News Feed / Recent Activity: [​IMG] Ability to search profile post comments Profile post comments are now indexed and are searchable from the global "Everything" search or from the Search Profile Posts tab on the search page: [​IMG] If you decide to search for profile post...
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I am trying something out to both support the forum, to cut down on spam and to help make this community better.... I have instituted (on a trial basis, at least) a $1/mo. fee for folks who recently register with the forum and want to post. (After being a member with posting privileges, then members will be moved to a permanent membership status and not have to pay anything else to retain all of their membership privileges). The reasons for this trial payment idea are many fold. First and foremost, I want to try to eliminate spam on the forum. Spam is both annoying and takes me a lot of time to address. Tonight, I spent about 90 minutes cleaning up spam on the forum. In theory, I could maybe have moderators or staff do this....but, over the past many years of having this forum up, my experience has shown that most folks who are moderators stay here- just like most members- for a period of time and then move on. This is natural and expected by me; if you are not currently or even recently going through the military disability evaluation system process, you likely don't have either recent experience or interest in this site's issues. It is natural that people "move on." Second, it takes me a lot of time to deal with spam and forum issues. Spent about 90 minutes of time just dealing with spam tonight. Sorry, but, I can't do this several times per week. Also, every minute spent on spam issues is time that I am not answering questions or posting updates. Third, while I spend a bunch out of pocket for this site, and I have no hurt feelings about this (and have done so for several years), I also think that it would help me to advance the site and make it better if there is some further financial support. Some members have been really supportive and have donated generously. I really appreciate this and am thankful for that. But, as time goes by, my...