Amazingly, Josh’s x-ray numbers turned out to be much better than we expected! The “faulty” disqualifying test has, for the second time, been proven wrong. 

Here is the rundown in this order – faulty test (January 2006), current test (Sept. 2008), Air Force qualifying numbers:

Thoracic Spine: 5 degrees; 2 degrees; cannot exceed 20 degrees

Lumbar Spine: 9 degrees; 6 degrees; cannot exceed 20 degrees

Thoracic Kyphosis: no measurement; 32 degrees; cannot exceed 55 degrees

Lumbar Lordosis: 56 degrees; 34 degrees; cannot exceed 55 degrees

The reports have been submitted to the Air Force docs. We have a 3 to 30 day waiting period now to hear what they say.

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