Advice MEB or Retrain

Keshia lynette

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I am not sure if this is the correct thread.
It will be 8 years in the Air Force in July 19. I am SF and i plan on making this a career. I have had problems with my legs and back. Legs since 2016 and back since 2018. My legs is the main issue, i am being told i have plantar fasciitis which is already in my records as of 2017. In 2014 records show that my L5 and L4 degenerate disc i believe. I am seeing acupuncture for my back. But as stated before i mainly get seen for my legs because it is affecting my job. I have been told i might have tibal tinnitus and compartment syndrome as of Dec 2018. I was told testing would be done to see if i have this condition. It is documented that my job does make my condition worse. My problems with my legs came from running and being very active. My PT scored are aleays above a 90. This Oct if i do not get off my profile i will be put up for Meb? Dawg? My question is how do stay in the military and hopefully inform the panel that i want to stay in but my job is the reason why my condition wont improve? I would like to retrain out of this career field. I have done physical therapy, injections, splints, acupuncture, and nerve block. What can i do to stay in the AF and retrain? Or should i just document everything and prepare myself? Quote Reply Report
 

chaplaincharlie

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You must retrain before a MEB is started. During the MEB process retraining is not on the table.
 

Cody1

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You must retrain before a MEB is started. During the MEB process retraining is not on the table.
Is that true? My PCM recommended retrain on his narrative. He said I could no longer do my AFSC duties but would recommend me for retrain. Honestly, at this point I would be okay if that weren't an option. I'm 3 months into the MEB process.
 

Cody1

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AFI 36-3212, paragraph 4.4.3
Thank you. That just means during the MEB right? They could still retrain you after it's complete? How often does that happen? I already know I can no longer perform in my AFSC but I'm still waiting to see if they will retrain me or separate me at the conclusion of this thing.
 

chaplaincharlie

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If you are found fit, you could retrain. But you don't see yourself as fit.
 
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