If anyone reading this could confirm or deny this information I’d be very appreciative.] Now, when you walk in the door at 11 hours and 30 minutes of no food, drink, or tobacco, one of the docs is going to take you into his office and ask some basic questions about your health while they go through and look at your medical record.(This is a good time to bring up any little ache or pain that you may want documented for VA benefits) The doc will also give you a packet of paper for you to fill out that asks more detailed questions about your health.The first thing you’re going to want to know is that they’re going to need to do a blood draw, and a urine sample.
YOUR SERVICE RECORD BOOK: The marine corps has gone paperless with SRBs.
So now in order to get a physical copy of your SRB you must go to Marine Online.
On the far right hand side click on the tab that says “My OMPF” and print all of the Image files contained therein.
(Image Below) Be advised that this will most likely be in excess of 60 pages, so if you’re printing at a Learning Resource Center or on-base library where there’s a printing limit, it may take several trips to print all of it.
This information regarding how to smoothly Check Out of your unit and EAS from the marine corps was compiled at Camp Pendleton between February and June of 2012.
Be advised that the Transition Assistance Program (TAP) is a Dept of Labor course, and not subject to military orders, etc.
If you wish to make additional copies, that is advisable but not required.
(Your dental record is never specifically mentioned, but if you have had any sort of dental trauma – such as chipping a tooth, getting a tooth knocked out, etc – since you’ve been in the marine corps, bringing two copies of your dental record is also advisable.) Once you’re done making copies of your Medical/Dental records be sure to return them to your BAS.
They are asking you to assign a number to your pain, when the fact of the matter is you are either in pain or you are not, so hand out 8s, 9s, and 10s and make them take note.
(This is the advice given to me by the TAP class instructor; I’m not just making this up) Finally, there is a paper that should be in your Medical Record called the “Medical Surveillance Questionnaire” (If it’s not there, you need to get one).
Note: This packet will also inform you that you will need to have an up to date Dental exam, Hearing conservation exam (audiogram), and Optometry exam (ONLY if you wear glasses). You will need to bring the paperwork packet with you to these appointments so that they can sign off that you’re healthy enough to EAS.