What happens if you get hurt at basic?
What happens next? The Army provides Soldiers who get injured during basic training with medical care and treatment. Depending on the extent of their injuries, Soldiers are usually allowed to continue training as a member of the rehabilitation battalion until the injury is healed.
If you get hurt at basic training, the first thing you should do is notify your drill sergeant or instructor. They're trained in basic first aid and, if your injury isn't severe, they may be able to get you patched up and back with the group quickly.
The general rule is that the Army will not compensate Soldiers for an injury or illness sustained outside of military service. For compensation, a Soldier's medical condition must have been incurred or aggravated in the line of duty and in a duty status authorized by federal law and Army Regulation.
Within a week, they're taking part in basic training. During one of the exercises on the first day of class, they fracture their leg. Because the break is in such an awkward position though, it fails to heal properly, and it leaves the teenager with a permanent limp long after the cast comes off.
Yes, it is possible to fail basic training. You could go through the trouble of leaving your home, job, family and friends and come back a failure. In fact, this happens to about 15% of recruits who join the military every year. Too many recruits I speak to think that it is impossible to fail basic training.
If a soldier gets hurt in basic training, they can receive disability, as their injury would be connected to their military service. To qualify for benefits, however, they must have an injury that meets VA's definition of a disability.
Service-connected disability compensation is available for all active duty injuries except those that resulted from willful misconduct or while AWOL. Service-connected disability compensation is available for most injuries you incur while you are on active duty for the military, assuming they result in disabilities.
Medical discharges take place when a service member becomes ill or is injured during their military service and are now unable to perform the duties required of a productive member of the military. These separations are based on a medical evaluation.
- Abdominal Organs and Gastrointestinal System.
- Blood and BloodForming Tissue Diseases.
- Body Build Deficiency.
- Advanced Dental Diseases.
- Ears and Hearing Loss.
- Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders.
- Loss of Function in Upper Extremities.
- Loss of Function in Lower Extremities.
If additional treatment is needed they typically are transported from the FOB to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, which is a level II military treatment facility.
What is the hardest Bootcamp in the world?
The Marines' San Diego training station is the toughest in the nation: 688 recruits broke lower-leg — tibia and fibula — bones there from 2004 to 2010 (that translates into a rate of 28.9 fractures per 1,000 years of training).
Marine Corps Basic Training
Largely considered the toughest basic training program of the United States Armed Forces, Marine training is 12 weeks of physical, mental, and moral transformation. Special attention is given to close combat skills and master marksmanship training (every Marine is a rifleman, after all).
To recap: The hardest military branch to get into in terms of education requirements is the Air Force. The military branch with the toughest basic training is the Marine Corps. The hardest military branch for non-males because of exclusivity and male dominance is the Marine Corps.
Essentially, the date you start boot camp or basic training, you are on active duty and therefore subject to service connection for any disabilities incurred. Active duty service members cannot receive VA disability benefits while on active duty as they are not yet considered veterans.
If you suffer a serious enough injury that you may not be able to effectively serve during your contract, the military may choose to medically separate you instead. If this happens, you'll receive medical treatment for your injuries and then you'll be processed out and sent home.
After you arrive at boot camp, your fate still isn't sealed. Even though you're now on active duty, Army command can let you go without penalty during your first 180 days of service. The official term for this is entry-level separation. Boot camp is the best time because the Army has just started training you.
Recycling simply means being moved to a different military basic training unit that is in an earlier part of basic training than you are currently in, which means you have to repeat training and spend additional time in basic.