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Hey all, wonder if any AF folks had some advice for submitting a CRSC package? I'm awaiting VA ratings right now and have been found unfit (unofficially, thru the PEBLO looking it up). I'm trying to get my ducks in a row prior to likely retirement. How anal is the AF CRSC program folks compared to other services? For the items I'm claiming that are clearly directly combat related, I'm having a hard time finding doctor notes that directly link the diagnosis with the event. All the AF docs and VA docs start a diagnosis description of "The servicemember states that....." or "The patient has said.....". Those types of statement are all subjective. I even called my PCM and asked her about those statements. She said, "We tend to be vague on purpose"; I'm guessing as a CYA method. So at this point, I'm going to try to go in and inform the doctors that CRSC isn't going to like those terms and see if they'll reword them to establish a direct link with an event or use the words "it's more likely than not the service members injury occurred because of xxxxxx". I have LOEs, performance reports, orders and awards that place me in a combat zone at a CRSC claim supporting time, but no other proof that what happened to me was a result of combat action. For anyone with more than a 10 second attention span, it should be obvious to directly link my diagnosis with a combat event but.....I've read some horror stories wrt CRSC award. Any experts out there that want to chime in?