By Anonymous - 27/10/2019 00:01 - United States - Austin

Denied

Today, an Air Force recruiter called me. I've been wanting to join the Air Force for 5 years now. After chatting on the phone with him for 10 minutes, I mentioned to him that I had asthma. He quickly told me I can't join any of the military branches, and to have a good day. FML
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By  JasonThorn  |  17

...and when he is faced with high stress and intense physical exercise, with no way to hide an inhaler when they go through his personal stuff to lock up anything and everything that will detract from his training...

...that is when he will get acquainted with the number 39-10 (Entry-Level Separation - Incapable of service due to pre-existing medical issues)...and then sent right home.

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  JasonThorn  |  17

...and when he is faced with high stress and intense physical exercise, with no way to hide an inhaler when they go through his personal stuff to lock up anything and everything that will detract from his training...

...that is when he will get acquainted with the number 39-10 (Entry-Level Separation - Incapable of service due to pre-existing medical issues)...and then sent right home.

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  Callyn  |  47

And when he is out in the field and the supply chain isn't working, what does he do when he can't get an inhaler? It's a liability for the military that they don't want and have enough choice to not take on. It sucks for OP, but it's a perfectly sensible choice on the military's part.

Also, OP would get caught as soon as he got a check-up.

By  mfranks19891989  |  3

I don’t see why this would be an issue if you can complete boot camp/training. I would see if you can talk to someone about this asthma is pretty common. It might limit what you can do, but that should stop you from being able to serve your country.

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  Johnny5  |  12

It’s because asthma is an unpredictable thing and during deployments he could end up not having an inhaler or having an attack during combat and people end up getting hurt. It’s rough to hear but the military is not an equal opportunity employer.

By  Phil  |  14

If you want to serve our country, there are plenty of other options other than military service. You could work for the Federal government, and be a civilian employee of the Air Force, for example.