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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I was looking into maybe getting into the reserves after I finish college and was wondering if having celiac disease will keep me out of the service specificly the air force ? Thanks.

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Yes, I believe so. My little brother Chris was interested too and supposedly, the military can not support Celiacs - they can't feed them!:(. I think there was a article earlier this year in "Lifeline"? I would just email the Air Force recruiting center directly.

http://www.airforce.com/index_fr.htm

You can also "chat" with an air force advisor here:

http://airforce.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/airfo...wYWdlPTE*&p_li=

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Damn I was worried about that. I had looked around and found info on meals and stuff saying they offered a variety from like meatloaf to salads and stuff like that but I would be worried about the MRE's(meals ready to eat) which would be a gamble. I'll have to try and ask a recruiter. I heard that their is exceptions to a lot of things so maybe I can get a doc's note saying I can handle the physical just not the meals :D

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I'm on another forum with a guy who has celiac disease and is in the Army. He says that if you're diagnosed before joining they will not accept you. He was already in and is trying to hang on until retirement. Having celiac disease and being in the field with your unit would be nearly impossible. Going somewhere like Iraq or into combat would be completely impossible.

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I had a feeling it would be that way. If you were in before Im sure they would deal with it. Im still not going to give up on the possibilty :D

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