I've spent a great deal of time on the phone with the ringleader of the program at A1.......the "37" will be your savior! They seem to think (and have stated in writing), that unless you need an MEB (ie, you temporary condition may not be temporary), that THEY have the discretion over who gets orders and who doesn't....and believe it or not.....and this ISN'T a joke...they do NOT think they are governed by the AFIs since they are A1.......only the DoDDs. They apparently have a lawyer at the General Councils office that is telling them that.I think that I am about to enter the same abyss. I am an AFRC CSAR Loadmaster with 26 years of total service (17.1 TAFMS) who has multiple LOD's and is a code 37 on my profile. I am also a Vietnam Vet with a break in service. I have been on my current Title 10 Order with a COCOM for 30 Months with multiple tours of AD and combat deployments since 9/11. The AD FLight Surgeon has been very proactive trying to mavigate the guantlet along with my reserve medical Sq back home and both are becoming frustrated at the system. My Ad orders are up 29SEP and I am pushing to to be switched from my current order to the AFMOA MEDCON now. All the medical folks concerned are stating that due to my service connected injuries and illness that the LOD's and Med Boards could take at least another year. I have researched at length all fo the current legislation, DODI's and AFI's that pertain to my case and am hard pressed to see AFMOA's roadblocks. 17 years ago, I was successful with an appeal to the AFBCMR as a whistle blower but agree it took time and a lot out of me emotionally but it is possible to beath em at their own game with their own rules
Quick update. My profile has been extended until March 2012. That's 14 months on a profile. Should I be worried about a MEB?
I'm still waiting on the people at the wing to cancel some AT orders so I can receive backdated medcon orders. I haven't received a paycheck in 6 months now and am madder than hell. Also, does anyone know if I should start the VA paperwork at this point and if so, where do I start? Thanks for your help!
Must be the same useless idiot who played doctor and signed my LODs--even said my gout was from inactivity (wrong!) The participation waiver is only there for those who can't get a "good year" by any other means. I can't believe they still haven't learned! You would be denied for INCAP PAY since you can't show a loss of civilian income (military income doesn't count). Accept orders only and if denied contact the RMG Commander Directly with extracts from my complaint. I was assured in writing by the commander these problems were fixed--not!I am an AFR LtCol...my duty history:
-approx 7000 AD points (over 19 years)
-over 7500 total points (AD, AT and IDT)
-have been on orders for the bulk of the last 8 years....only came off orders to do annual tour and IDTs every year.
While on my last set of orders (220 days), injured right foot running, on base, at work. Hurt to walk, so got a referral for on base care...foot Dr recommended surgery...was on a mobility restricting profile prior to surgery....got surgery approx 2 weeks prior to end of orders....submitted LOD paperwork a month before surgery...RMG sat on the LOD paperwork until a week before orders ended, and then sent it back to me while I was on Conv leave....RMG JA "wanted EPTS statement".....Went to Dr, got statement....sent back to RMG.
My orders are now lapsed (ended on the 15th)....apparently RMG/Medcon submitted CMAS request for medcon, but nothing back yet....Local RMG det tells me that 80% of medcon requests are turned down...I consider my case a "no-brainer"....I was on orders for WELL in excess of 31 days.....I HAVE a DLC with block 31 checked on my 469...duration of 6 months.....if I heal, NO need for a board.
Am I missing something? I did have a conversation with a certain SMSgt who informed me I wasn't eligible if I could do "any military duties"...ie if I could get to work on crutches and sit at a computer...I'm not eligible, and shouldn't get medcon....and I could apply for incompat pay...I called him out on it on the spot. They have even really tried to hep me out by offering up a participation waiver while my medcon orders are pending....WHAT A BARGAIN!!!! I turned that one down flat....THANK YOU VAJUMPER!!
I have the complete support of my SES boss. Is there anything I need to be concerned about?