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Old 08-09-2008, 11:45 AM
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Hello -

I just got an offer for a flying job in the ANG. I was flying active duty before I got out, but my 1042 expired in January. So now I've been told I need to go get a Return to Flying Class II Physical. Problem is, I can't go to an active duty clinic because I am still on the IRR so I've got to wait (in the cases I've found so far) 1mo+ for a guard unit with medical folks to have their drill weekend.

Does anyone know of a way to speed up this process because this seems to be the one thing I need to get done before I fill out any other paperwork? Someone told me that my physical should be good for 24 months when transitioning to ANG, but other people (like the Guard unit who hired me) say I need to get a new one first since mine is expired.

Maybe some kind of letter I can take to an AD clinic to get it done?

Any help would be appreciated as I'd like to get the ball rolling a bit faster.

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Old 08-09-2008, 11:48 PM
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You can travel to a AD AF Base or to a ANG/RES Base having a drill weekend... I had the same problem back in 2000... had to wait to get the Class I in my case. I would start calling around... might cost you a few bucks.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:59 PM
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Yeah flight medicine here at DMAFB said they can't see me since I'm not AD
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Old 08-11-2008, 06:22 PM
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If you are already hired, get your unit to put you on some type of status (preferably AT or MPA) with orders in hand, and you should be able to be seen--even if those orders are only for a day.

If you are just interviewing, then it's tougher. If you're in Tuscon, ask the Guard guys there what they would recommend.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:55 PM
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I had a similar problem. I got out in April 2007 and was hired on by a Reserve unit a couple of months ago, but I've been waiting on my physical.

I wound up calling around to a bunch of different bases and finally got an appointment at Randolph. They didn't seem to care that I was a civilian...they only wanted to know that I was going to be in the Reserves at some point. PM me if you want their contact info.
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Old 08-28-2008, 11:56 AM
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As an update, after reading Phil's reply, I called around and the Flight Med folks at Luke said they could schedule me for one as long as they got a letter from my future Sq/CC.

Could be the DMAFB person either didn't know this was an option, or just a different policy.

So, I guess for future people, call around till you can find a clinic that will help you out - or wait for a drill weekend.
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