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been waiting more than you can imagine on any word on my ptsd claim.i have buddy letters,newspaper articles, and even pictures showing a youthful me standing next to my stressor{plane crash}i was on body recovery. the va is saying that my mos,which was crew chief did not put me into that detail of recovering bodies,however,i have a statement from my nco dispatching me out to the crash site and commending me for staying there for 3 days picking up bodies.

i have records of many years therapy, statements from my docs stating that my ptsd is more than likely attributed to what i experienced ,yet they want proof that my duties included this. nowhere does it say on my career brief that you will be picking up bodies..what do they want????

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They are just stalling as you say. If you have the verifiable stressor then it does not matter about your MOS. Hey, clerks and cooks got shot at and wounded in Vietnam. That was not in their MOS. I imagine you have air medals. Do you have any medal with a V device.

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medals?? i spent 6 years in and can't remember getting anything much less a medal of any kind.

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If you flew in combat you should have gotten Air Medals as a crew chief. I remember all the old officers in Vietnam who would fly a few hours a month to get flight pay and to get their air medals. Do you have your DD214? It should be on there. Anything with a V device and that is your stressor right there.

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i was a criew chief on f-100's,f-105's and f-4's. we did not fly with the planes.we stayed in thailand and worked on them when they returned.

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All crew chiefs/APG are part of crash recovery thats why you were dispached. If you were in A/R shop you had a crash recovery truck. The guys are right I don't no much about PTSD but since I have been dealing with the VA I have learned alot about BS. I remember read in the old 431 discription crash recovery being additional duties.

Good luck!

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Its still in the job disciption.

I was a 431 then a 457 and retired 2A5 Crew Chief.

2A5X1 - AEROSPACE MAINTENANCE

Specialty Summary: Maintains aircraft, support equipment (SE), and forms and records. Performs production supervisor, flight chief, expediter, crew chief, support, aero repair, and maintenance functions. Related DoD Occupational Subgroup: 600.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Advises on problems maintaining, servicing, and inspecting aircraft and aerospace SE. Uses technical data to diagnose and solve maintenance problems on aircraft systems. Interprets and advises on maintenance procedures and policies to repair aircraft and SE.

Troubleshoots and maintains aircraft structures, systems, components, and SE. Tests repaired components using mockups and test equipment. Adjusts, aligns, rigs, and calibrates aircraft systems. Performs engine run-up. Accomplishes weight and balance functions. Jacks, tows, and services aircraft.

Inspects aircraft structures, systems, components, and SE. Supervises and performs aircraft and component inspections. Interprets inspection findings and determines adequacy of corrective actions. Inspects and checks components for clearances, tolerances, proper installation, and operation. Inspects and operates powered and nonpowered aerospace ground equipment. Inspects and identifies aircraft corrosion for prevention and correction. Reviews maintenance forms, aircraft records, and reports to ensure complete documentation. Inventories and maintains alternate mission equipment.

Performs production supervisor, flight chief, expediter, crew chief, aero repair, support, and maintenance functions. Coordinates maintenance plans to meet operational commitments. Supervises and assists in launching and recovering aircraft. Reviews maintenance data collection summaries to determine trends and production effectiveness. Performs crash recovery duties. Performs staff and supervisory management functions.

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