I need some advice from your intelligent forum please. I have a question regarding waivers, and my MEPS experience. I really want to serve my country, and be a part of the USA armed forces. I have been working with the Air National Guard, and went to MEPS today! I passed everything except I went in with a small hernia on my left side. I had a Dr. Note explaining that I was fine, and had no restrictions. The Dr. Still states that I needed to get the hernia repaired. Also my weight was over, so they had to tape me, and stated I was over on my percentage. Ugh I lift, and work out hard. I'm 6'2 and keep very fit. I do need to lose some weight, but a lot of it is muscle that I work hard to achieve three to four days a week. My tough question is that I have done all this paper work before April 8th which is my 40th birthday. However I need to lose a little weight, and get my hernia repaired (all of this is very achievable, and can be an easy fix). My question is can I get a waiver to allow me to fix these details? I have read that what disqualified me can also be a mine setback that can be repaired. It's a short term problem, that can be fixed. Also MEPS did not just send me home, they had me finish all of the tests, in which I did pass. MEPS just stated to me " You can return and get weighed again, and show your hernia repair, and you will pass". Because I did all of this before my 40th birthday can I get a waiver to allow me to "fix" the problem so that I am ready to go in? Or can I get a waiver for my hernia, and weight? I will continue to work out, and do more cardio. Is this possible to get a waiver after my 40th birthday which is April 8th? So that I may work out these details to be able to serve?? Is it possible to sign the enlistment papers with the stipulation that I get the hernia fixed, and my weight down?? I would not go to training for 5 months or longer. (Aplenty of time to get these medical details worked out). I really want this soo bad! I have a third class medical with the FAA to fly. I want to be a part of the Air National Guard. Please any advice would help??
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