I was a Navy Corpsman for five years and California is the only state that will accept my training to challenge the board. I took the boards about a year ago and failed. I was much more confident the second go the other day. However, when it shut down at 85, I still felt overwhelmed with some of the questions. Does anyone know why California is the only state to let military challenge the board? Veterans with medical experiance and bedside care should be able to challenge the boards in every state. These states are losing out on such great people with great skills.