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Happy Veteran's Day and serving with a peanut allergy

Posted Nov 11 2009 10:00pm
I am so proud of all of the armed forces in the US and around the world that work to keep us safe. Having just one day to thank you just doesn't seem enough...

But did you know that a peanut allergy (or other allergies) can disqualify you from joining the military? Neither did I!

This is from the military.com website:
The causes for rejection for appointment, enlistment, and induction are:
  1. a. Allergic manifestations. A reliable history of anaphylaxis to stinging insects. Reliable history of a moderate to severe reaction to common foods, spices, or food additives.
At least I know B will never be drafted (har har - she's a girl so that wouldn't happen anyway).

But still. Thanks guys (and girls).
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