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Old 01-19-2017, 07:20 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Hmmm, my brother-in-law was in the Navy and he had some sort of metal orthotics in his shoes. He's now about 75.
Could be that the regulations changed because that was obviously a really long time ago, or he said he didn't need them at MEPS either because he lied, or didn't know. Or, he didn't need them, but came to need them while he was serving. I could get get orthodics now, but that doesn't mean I could have joined with them. Also, buying orthodics from the grocery store is way different than having an RX from a podiatrist.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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I have very bad flat feet. When I went to MEPS to enlist in the Air Force in 1989, they disqualified me because of that. I had to write to our congressman to get a waiver so I could enlist, which was how I got in.
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:57 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Flat feet that cause issues with standing, running, cause pain, or restrict footwear is a DQ today. Flat feet without any issues are not a DQ.
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