Navy recruit dies at boot camp

awpitt

Main Streeter
This is so sad.

The second time this has happened since February.

A recruit died Tuesday at the Navy’s boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois, officials confirmed Thursday.
Seaman Recruit Kelsey Nobles, 18, collapsed following her final physical fitness assessment, according to Recruit Training Command spokesman Lt. Joseph Pfaff.
The Alabama native went into cardiac arrest and was taken to a nearby civilian hospital, where she was pronounced dead, according to the Naval Safety Center.
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Yooper

Socket 1, Intel 80486
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Can't speak to the other services, but up until the late-1980s you had to undergo an "Over 40" physical before being allowed to take part in PT or take the APFT. Smoking, drinking, overweight, folks were dropping dead of cardiac arrest at far too high a rate. Kids came into the Army in reasonably good shape, but over time bad habits, etc. worked the evil magic.

By the mid-1990s the expectation changed so that you were expected to take part in PT and take the APFT if over 40 (all the way up to retirement). During the next 10-15 years kids came into the Army in good shape and got into even better shape.

We are now sadly at the point where kids are entering the services in really bad shape. PT might seem like (and in some cases, like this tragic OP case) a horrible shock to the system.

Tragic. In many respects.

--- End of line (MCP)
 

Monello

Awww, jeez
PREMO Member
If this happened at a final PT assessment, it would stand to reason that this person was doing heavy PT for a few weeks. I can see someone struggling in their first week of boot camp from being out of shape. Someone dropping dead in the last week would usually indicate an underlying medical condition.
 

black dog

Free America
PREMO Member
Can't speak to the other services, but up until the late-1980s you had to undergo an "Over 40" physical before being allowed to take part in PT or take the APFT. Smoking, drinking, overweight, folks were dropping dead of cardiac arrest at far too high a rate. Kids came into the Army in reasonably good shape, but over time bad habits, etc. worked the evil magic.

By the mid-1990s the expectation changed so that you were expected to take part in PT and take the APFT if over 40 (all the way up to retirement). During the next 10-15 years kids came into the Army in good shape and got into even better shape.

We are now sadly at the point where kids are entering the services in really bad shape. PT might seem like (and in some cases, like this tragic OP case) a horrible shock to the system.

Tragic. In many respects.

--- End of line (MCP)
Not so much with the Marine Corps. After you enlist in the Marines you will report to your local recruitment center at least twice a week for PT and some education until you report for MEPS.
Every Marine must qualify with his service rifle as a Marksman or better and finish The Crucible within the given time allowed or they don't become a Marine.

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SailorGirl

Active Member
Not so much with the Marine Corps. After you enlist in the Marines you will report to your local recruitment center at least twice a week for PT and some education until you report for MEPS.
Every Marine must qualify with his service rifle as a Marksman or better and finish The Crucible within the given time allowed or they don't become a Marine.

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Ouch! My nephew is supposed to be going through that pretty soon down in Beaufort. Funny story (well I thought it was funny). One of the guys in his group was watching a bird instead of paying attention to the drill instructor. The drill instructor made him chase that bird all over the grounds for the next half hour or so.
 

black dog

Free America
PREMO Member
Ouch! My nephew is supposed to be going through that pretty soon down in Beaufort. Funny story (well I thought it was funny). One of the guys in his group was watching a bird instead of paying attention to the drill instructor. The drill instructor made him chase that bird all over the grounds for the next half hour or so.
He will remember it forever, good times. It gets s better at SOI at New River. Tell him not to get hustled at Toby's in Beaufort.
 
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