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Aug 14 2017, 09:01 PM
Okay, so for those who might not know, MEPS is basically the physical(s) that must be done before you can sign the contract for the military. (He wants to join the Navy and become either a CryptoTech or Nuke tech, or whatever they call it.)
He went last Thursday and returned on Friday. He went with a group of five other boys. One boy was swearing in (as in, leaving for boot camp) and the others were, like AJ, going for physicals.
AJ was the only one of that group that didn't sign.
That's right. He failed the MEPS requirements.
He's not completely out of the possibility of joining. He failed the audio test, but they'll do an 'ear wash' and let him try again. He also apparently has scoliosis. He will need to have x-rays to see how bad or not-bad it is. If it's less than 20-30 degrees, he'll be fine. If it's more, we're not sure. But, tbh, I'm not too worried. It hasn't ever affected him before, so I don't really expect it to now. As long as he can meet all the requirements, he should be able to get a waiver.
We are just waiting to see when he'll be able to go back.
On the good side, he scored really high on the ASVAB (the entrance exam), so they really want him. He scored so high that he actually qualified to do ANY job. So, we're hoping.
Cross your fingers for him, please!
(As mom, I don't want him to go. But also as mom, I want him to do what HE wants...and he wants this.)
Jun 30 2017, 04:02 PM
Your name/nickname: Amber
Your affected characters: All 13 of them
Start date of absence: Tomorrow, July 1st
Approximate date of return: July 10th or 11th. Depends on if Alan somehow takes my birthday off of work.
Reason (optional): We're heading to Bama to spend a week with my hubby's grandfather. He's getting on in years, so we don't want to miss the opportunity.
I did email myself all of my character profiles, and I hope to have time to work on updating them during downtime. Since Grandpa doesn't have internet (or even a computer) I will be working on my phone. It does NOT have good service. I have already saved profiles to the 'Notes' app on my phone so I can update offline. I will make no promises of threads getting done.