View Full Version : Navy Launches Safety Review After 2 Navy Recruits Die at Boot Camp Within 8 Weeks

Rusty Jones
04-27-2019, 06:46 PM
https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/04/26/navy-launches-safety-review-after-2-navy-recruits-die-boot-camp-within-8-weeks.html?fbclid=IwAR1kpCNwQ52pz52VvU7Hg7cFJj_XUY TFKaxCpXhPvE8oY5KiK_KYxY9tNaQ

An 18-year-old woman died during Navy boot camp this week -- about two months after another female recruit's death, prompting a review of training and safety procedures.

Seaman Recruit Kelsey Nobles went into cardiac arrest Tuesday after completing a fitness test at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes, Illinois. She was transported to the nearby Lake Forest Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

The cause of death remains under investigation, said Lt. Joseph Pfaff, a spokesman for Recruit Training Command. Navy Times first reported Nobles' death Thursday.

A similar investigation into the February death of Seaman Recruit Kierra Evans, who collapsed during the run portion of the Navy's Physical Fitness Assessment, is ongoing, he said.

Here's the problem with Navy boot camp: you PT indoors. The calisthenics, the run, everything. And, just like any gym, it's hot and stuffy from everybody else PT'ing in there with you, and you have to breathe that shit while you're trying to run. Of course, it has to be this way, because of the location - i.e., Great Lakes.

Even then, RTC Great likes is TINY. About the size of the property that a large shopping mall sits on. Even if you wanted everyone to run outdoors, it would be impossible because the placed would be crowded. RTC Great Lakes, in no way, shape, or form is comparable to say, Lackland AFB or Fort Jackson.

At least the other services are smart about this. The basic training bases are in warmer climate locations, and they are very large bases so that there is enough physical space to train, and much of the training is done outdoors.