BCT Injury Inquire

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  1. John41057

    John41057 Member

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    Hi
    Here is a question I have not heard. What happens if you are injured during BCT? Is you offer withdrawn? What happens then?
    Regards
    John
     
  2. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    It depends on the injury.
    You either stay and do what you can, get a medical turnback (return next year, if fully healed), or sent home (injury too severe to commission, but that's pretty rare.)
     
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    fencersmother Founding Member

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    Twin A broke his nose during BCT and was offered exactly what Ramius described. He could take the suggested surgery with a medical turnback, or he could try to tough it out and stay with it. I believe it was before Jack's Valley. he opted to take ibuprofen and ice and live with it. He missed less than 3 hours of 1st BCT, but I will say he didn't feel exactly super for several days.
     
  4. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator Moderator

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    Raimius is absolutely correct! :thumb:

    USAFA is pretty good about deciding which course of action they take. I've worked with many cadets that have faced this situation (I was one of them!)

    The most "unlucky" one I worked with...went to USAFA 3 times...finally got through the program, graduated, and went on to become a USAF pilot!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     
  5. John41057

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    BCT Injury

    Hi
    Thanks, I was curious as I saw several on crutches after BCT on the video. I guess it can be very hard on their young bodies.
    Regards
    John
     
  6. Wing77

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    Ours completed BCT with a weird ankle fracture. After eval at the hospital she was given the option of continuing if she could complete the activities. Fortunately, she was able to complete every activity. Like TwinA, I can say she was not exactly feeling well - to go along with all the "standard" hardship of BCT. But these kids, by nature, seem to be tough ones.
     
  7. raimius

    raimius USAFA Alumnus

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    Yeah, mine wasn't as bad. I strained a knee. So, I hobbled around with a knee brace for a week or so. At least I got to set the pace for the squadron run, lol.
     

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