I am new here, but I am in the process of getting back a decision for AS.
I got out of the Marine Corps in JAN 2001 and I did get the antrhax series. I got out undiagnosed and with 0% service connected on my lower back.
Finally the VA diagnosed me with AS and just recently Reiter's. I have put in my paper work for an increase of disability for AS.
Needless to say I am sweating this decision. Not looking forward to the appeals process--if necessary.
My doctor at the VA told me that he had a guy come out of desert storm with 10% service connected disability and not for AS. He was diagnosed with AS by the VA and got 100%.