ROTC Field Training/ Lightning

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  1. mom3

    mom3 New Member

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    Does anyone know if the lightning strike at camp Shelby affected Max 1 or Max 2 cadets? My daughter is at Max 2 and I haven't heard from her. I know that they are busy, and I wasn't too concerned about the lack of communication until now. I guess I am just being a worried mom. I hope all of those kids are okay.
     
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    Everyone was returned to duty in good condition

    Thursday, Jun. 09, 2011 CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- No one was hurt when lightning struck a utility pole near tents sheltering 77 Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets during a thunderstorm, and all 77 sent to hospitals for precautionary checkups are back at training, Camp Shelby officials said.

    The cadets were among 450 Air Force ROTC trainees, most of them rising seniors, from around the country, said Maj. Deidre Musgrave, spokeswoman for Camp Shelby. She said the Air Force ROTC sends 450 students every two weeks from May through the start of August for training required for them to become officers.

    http://www.sunherald.com/2011/06/09...camp-shelby-lightning.html#storylink=misearch

    Thursday, Jun. 09, 2011 UPDATE: Cadets back training at Camp Shelby

    CAMP SHELBY -- Seventy-seven cadets taken to area hospitals as a precaution after a lightning strike are back at Camp Shelby, an official said today.

    Lightning struck a power pole near their tents. No serious injuries were reported.

    “Everyone was returned to duty in good condition,” Army National Guard Maj. Deidre Musgrave told Sun Herald today.

    The Air Force Reserve cadets are at the Joint Forces Training Center for two weeks of work, she said. All the injured were responsive and stable after the lightning hit about 2 p.m. Wednesday.

    Two cadets were transported to the hospital by ambulance and 75 were taken by bus, she said.

    None of the cadets were from Keesler Air Force Base, a Keesler official said.

    Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/06/09/3181814/update-cadets-back-training-at.html#ixzz1P4nS29rO
     
  3. mom3

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    Thanks!

    I read other reports that said 1 cadet suffered from burns on the wrist and three others displayed symptoms of electric shock, one with delayed symptoms. I really just wanted to know which group of cadets was affected. Is Max 1 still there or was this Max 2? I am unsure of when in the rotation the Cadets travel from Maxwell to Shelby.
     
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    Max 1 was affected but apparently everyone is doing fine and they just got back.
     

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