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Nephew in the AIR FORCE

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    My nephew BRANDON has been in the AIR FORCE for 7 1/2 years and he is currently at  HILL AFB in UTAH. He is an E - 4  in logistics scheduling maintenance.

He has taken the E - 5 test many times and cant pass it . He served overseas in a combat zone twice. His mother told me he was tested for sleep apnea and they the

AIR FORCE said he has sleep apnea.  HILL AFB said he will be discharged next year. My question is if he has sleep apnea why wouldnt they medically discharge him

now? He was in alcohol rehab recently at the base and released from rehab. What kind of advice would you give him at this point ? Who could he contact ?

 

     shipbuilder  gusord

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If he does get a medical discharge ( but it might not be medical- not enough info here) someone at the Base will help him file a VA claim,during the outprocessing procedure.....or,if not,  as soon as he is discharged he can  get a Vet rep to help with that.

Also he can join us here.

He needs to leave with copies of all of his Military records, and it would not hurt to get some contact info from his unit buddies.

"HILL AFB said he will be discharged next year"...

maybe that is his ETS and has nothing to do with any MEB stuff..because not many vets get discharged solely due to sleep apnea, as far as I know.

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