Airborne & Waivers

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Joined: 08/17/2012

Hey everyone, I have a few questions.

1.) I need a medical waiver for a certain medical issue of mine, I spoke to my doctor and recruiter, and if everything goes right the waiver will be easily obtained. But my question actually is, that since I need a waiver am i still able to qualify for Airborne school? I'm not trying to be a Ranger or anything, I am just trying to earn the Airborne tab. If I am not mistaken, the waivers that DQ you from Airborne are things that involve joint problems/surgery, which I do not have any dilemma with.

2.) I looked in the official Army medical handbook and it addresses my condition and Airborne, I think. The medical conditions explained in the handbook are regarding ''flying duty Classes 1/2/2F/3/4'' are one of these Airborne?

So in other words, can someone shed some light on this for me, and just give me knowledge about the situation?

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MSG Glenn
Joined: 08/31/2010
@ NormalGuy25

As far as I know Airborne School is not admitting anybody who needs a waiver to enlist. At least that's the way it was a short time ago. Policy changes according to the needs of the Army. You'll have to check with your Recruiter. If Airborne School is available to you you'll need to get that in your enlistment contract.

An Airborne physical is required to qualify for Airborne School. It's not very hard to pass.

You don't get a tab for completing Airborne School. You get an Airborne Badge commonly referred to as "jump wings". An Airborne tab is a part of the unit patch of an Airborne unit.