I just got a datapoint for the CSR, new AD applications will get the Annual Fee waived under the MLA! Thank you to a senior O-3 Reader who has the MLA letter to upload as proof! Please use the link below to apply for yourself:
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Keep in mind if you had the card before 20 Sept 2017 but after you join, you would be still on the hook for the annual fee!
Edit: also confirmed at the DoC site, Chase and BoA waive annual fees per MLA, Barclay does not. Also note that business cards are NOT eligible for fee waiver under MLA with Chase.