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April 10th, 2012  
zaccs2005
 
 
Well like, I never got tested for it after the age of 13, so I dont even know if I still actually have it, I'm gonna try either way and If I cant join then i dont know what im gonna do
April 11th, 2012  
Yossarian
 
 
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Originally Posted by zaccs2005
Well like, I never got tested for it after the age of 13, so I dont even know if I still actually have it, I'm gonna try either way and If I cant join then i dont know what im gonna do
Don't rush anything you are 14, there's nothing wrong with not really knowing what you are going to do yet with your life, there are a mess of kid's in that same category as you.

You are at a junction where you can explore what suits you and whats tangible to you, try deciding a trade or career field you want to do, even if you have to do it as a civilian, and work towards the education to get there. You are never shut out of your dreams as long as you never count yourself out of the fight, the biggest thing stopping you from finding satifcation in life is YOU.

As for your enlistment, the gentlemen who know their stuff have already spoke to you.

The Armed Forces is not an equal opprotunity employer and they have the recruiting standards they use today from experiance based off over 200 years of being in the business. They know the risks and if you are deemed one, for the sake of other's lives admit that.

Like I said, your 14, when you are 18 you may have a 180 in what you want to do with your life.
April 11th, 2012  
zaccs2005
 
 
Very true Yossarian, like I can't see myself doing anything else other than serving my country, I just want to help. I've always wanted to be a soldier ever since I was like 4 years old xD but now its like reallllllly brushing up on me and its all I can think about. I'm gonna go for a check up and see if I still have this asthma, I've been running every day and building stamina so hopefully everything works out.
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April 11th, 2012  
headwards
 
Honestly if you can put your hand on your heart and say you dont have it and havent for years then I reckon you should just forget about it.
If you still carry an inhaler or know where one is on the other hand then forget it.
April 11th, 2012  
42RM
 
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Originally Posted by headwards
Honestly if you can put your hand on your heart and say you dont have it and havent for years then I reckon you should just forget about it.....
Are you nuts?
Its extremely important that he be tested!
April 11th, 2012  
headwards
 
I agree- if he really has asthma. Doctors prescribe it as easy as anything and if he hasnt had an 'attack' in memory I reckon he hasnt got anything other then a lack of fitness.
If he can forget it and live the next three years then pass basic without an inhaler then he shouldnt let some quack doctor hold him back.
April 11th, 2012  
42RM
 
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Originally Posted by headwards
I agree- if he really has asthma. Doctors prescribe it as easy as anything and if he hasnt had an 'attack' in memory I reckon he hasnt got anything other then a lack of fitness.
If he can forget it and live the next three years then pass basic without an inhaler then he shouldnt let some quack doctor hold him back.
Not how it works.

@ zaccs2005

IF you are no longer having symptoms, using an inhaler, etc, the FIRST thing you want to do is get all your med docs together and go see a recruiter. He or She will have you write a hand written statement as welll as a statement of level of activity. The meps doctors will review all of that and determine if you are waiverable. If you are waiverable, they will tell you exactly what tests you need, a pulmonary function test, etc. You will have to go obtain them, submit them back and hope for the best.
April 11th, 2012  
LeEnfield
 
 
Why not join the Navy or the Airforce were you don't have run around with a load on your back that would kill a mule. Also remember that in the army you can wind up going from the desert to arctic conditions, which can bring down the fittest of men. I can understand you wanting to serve, but you are a part of team and the last thing they need is a weak link
April 11th, 2012  
zaccs2005
 
 
Thanks for your responses. I haven't had an attack since I was very young, I can't even remember actually haha, I don't carry around an inhaler anymore and I never actually did, only for sports because I would get a little winded but that might have been more of me just being tired than my asthma, it's in a remission I guess because after the age of I think 10, it just didn't really bother me except for when I sprinted as fast as possible ( for a long amount of time, repeatedly) or if its cold out and I have to run. And the reason I don't want to join the air force or the navy is because theres nothing in those branches that interests me, I like the ground better than the air or sea, if I hopefully get to join the army, I would either try to go as a 19D or an 11b (or 11x, I really don't know how that works).
April 11th, 2012  
zaccs2005
 
 
And also I don't have a lack of fitness, I play football and run every day, I'm trying to stay as fit as I can and im also trying to gain stamina to prepare for when this stuff actually comes down and lands in my face.
 


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