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Almost_Separated

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Finally after waiting since April 29th my NARSUM and Commander's letter has been sent to AFPC today. My current DOS is June 28th and I should have an answer for whether I will be placed on med hold on June 27th or I will have to separate without out-processing the Air Force on June 28th. Long story short my PEBLO informed me that the med clinic dropped the ball and never officially placed me on med hold like they thought they had, and that if AFPC doesn't make a decision before close of business on this coming Monday then my enlistment will end and I will no longer be in the Air Force. I have every level of leadership available working on getting this done, but it now all hinges on AFPC making a decision on whether to pursue a MEB or not. I would love to reenlist but cannot because of my code 37, which can only be removed by AFPC's blessing.

So yeah come Tuesday I will either still be in the Air Force or will be separated. This is the very last minute nightmare I have been trying to prevent from happening, but my doctor kept telling me "don't worry, you're on med hold, you have nothing to worry about."
 

MP1102

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Hey man I don't think you can just get kicked out. Congress mandates taps and one other class so if you haven't done those then.... also, what's your asfc? I can send you a resume in case. Would that mean you are forced to sell back your leave? Jeez man I wish you the best.
 

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Thank you for the response MP1102. I actually did go to TAPs last year when I was originally thinking about separating, so that class will count since it is within the last year. I have a pretty decent resume written because i was going to pursue a MBA at one point, but decided not to. I appreciate the offer though, that speaks a lot for your character. And yeah I would have to sell back 60 days of leave and I would loose 9 days. I believe tomorrow will go well, but I just don't like how last minute all of this is. It would just be odd that they would let me separate without outprocessing the squadron or base, which includes things like turning in my security line badge, gov license, passport, and so forth. Seems like kind of a security risk to allow a member to just keep those items.
 

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I feel like at the least you would be admin held and allowed to out process
 

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Alright today was a nightmare as I thought it would be, but the day did end well. I was told at lunch time from my PEBLO that the med hold was approved and it was okay for me to go and get a new ID card. The med hold is only for 1 month for the sole purpose of finishing my evaluation with rheumatology. When I went to the MPF I discovered that my med hold actually wasn't official and I couldn't get a new ID card until it was. Long story short AFPC had to email the reenlistment office, who then wrote up the extension paperwork, which I then got signed by the commander. All with 30 minutes to spare :)

So yeah no MEB at the moment. Just on med hold until rheumatology provides their evaluation later next month.
 

denmom117

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I am sorry today was 'painful'. I'm surprised they only did it for 1 month. I have a feeling they'll have to do another one in a few weeks. So did they change their mind on the MEB? I don't know if the OAC would be able to help right now but I would try.
 

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I am sorry today was 'painful'. I'm surprised they only did it for 1 month. I have a feeling they'll have to do another one in a few weeks. So did they change their mind on the MEB? I don't know if the OAC would be able to help right now but I would try.
My commander and I were both surprised they only did one month. AFPC seems to be really apprehensive with processing this MEB since I don't have a diagnosed condition (which makes sense to me). However, 1 month really isn't going to cut it. My initial appointment with rheumatology didn't seem too promising based off of his initial evaluation. The doc believes that my condition is most likely outside of his specialty, but nonetheless will do a couple dozen blood tests just to make sure. I get those results back in two weeks. I also have a referral to see a neurophysiologist on August 30th, however, I won't be able to see this specialist if I do not get extended beyond July 28th.

Another odd thing to note is that my NARSUM only covered my undiagnosed condition. Most of my job performance is hindered by my back injury which has been evaluated by many specialists, all of which have told me to stop running and lifting heavy vertical loads for the rest of my life. I have to get continual spinal injections in order to subdue the pain. So this condition is just as pressing, but is of no interest to my PCM for my NARSUM. My PEBLO also found this to be odd. I am going to meet up with her again hopefully soon to find out why this is.

Also, what is the OAC?
 

denmom117

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My commander and I were both surprised they only did one month. AFPC seems to be really apprehensive with processing this MEB since I don't have a diagnosed condition (which makes sense to me). However, 1 month really isn't going to cut it. My initial appointment with rheumatology didn't seem too promising based off of his initial evaluation. The doc believes that my condition is most likely outside of his specialty, but nonetheless will do a couple dozen blood tests just to make sure. I get those results back in two weeks. I also have a referral to see a neurophysiologist on August 30th, however, I won't be able to see this specialist if I do not get extended beyond July 28th.

Another odd thing to note is that my NARSUM only covered my undiagnosed condition. Most of my job performance is hindered by my back injury which has been evaluated by many specialists, all of which have told me to stop running and lifting heavy vertical loads for the rest of my life. I have to get continual spinal injections in order to subdue the pain. So this condition is just as pressing, but is of no interest to my PCM for my NARSUM. My PEBLO also found this to be odd. I am going to meet up with her again hopefully soon to find out why this is.

Also, what is the OAC?
If the MEB continues you'll be able to submit a rebuttal to the NARSUM and explain why your back injury should also be a referred condition. Even if the informal doesn't agree you can go in front of the formal board and explain your reasoning (with medical records), I had to do it for two of my conditions, they conceded on one of them.

OAC is Office of Airmen's Counsel, they're the legal office that represents Airmen going through MEBs, unless you choose to pay for civilian representation.
 
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