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Official Podcast Now Posted!

The Official Navy SEAL & SWCC podcast, "The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday", is now posted in the Downloads section Hear from real, active duty Navy SEALs, SWCC, and key support staff from NSW as they talk training, requirements, ethos, and more. Hooyah!
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Manual of the Medical Department

Questions about medical procedures?
Go to, scroll down to MANMED Change 126 (pages 51-112) and download the document. The pertinent section is Article 15-105 Naval Special Warfare and Special Operations.
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Anaphylaxis Waiver

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  • Anaphylaxis Waiver

    Hello, I have tried several times now to join the service, once for the Army, twice for the Marine Corps, and both times I have been dropped due to an anaphylactic reaction I had when I was 9yrs old. According to the DoD Medical Standard as long as I was under 12yrs old (which I was) when it happened I should be good to go. But all 3 times I was dropped, 2 of which were after I was told I would be waivered. I have family in the Navy who told me to try for the branch, so I was wondering if I have any chance with a Navy recruiter as a potential SEAL. Or, am I just out of luck with joining any branch as is? My PFT scores and ASVAB scores were fine for all of them at the time (so I know that's not it).

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    Why are you openly telling recruiters you had an allergic reaction to something before you even hit puberty? What prompted the reaction?