reply to post by CeeRZ
Okay...what country is this ? Having been to basic training recently and over 20 years ago someone is not telling the whole story here. Is basic tough
in the American military, yes and no kinda depends on the person. You do live in close quarters with everyone so yes illness is a part of it.
You also recieve many vaccines with some live viruses which can make you ill and give you fever. Pink eye is very contagious so if the first person is
not discovered yes other will also contract it. Pneumona comes in several degrees, young people bounce back quickly with treatment. As for the water
situation this sounds like Bull if this is the American military as you can't go anywhere without water fountains, sinks, and yes bottled water. As
for cold water, it will not be cold long in a canteen so whats the point and cold water will general make you feel unwell especially after running and
muscle failure so it would be best to drink it from the faucet.
As for comingleing water it just does not happen, no reason with water buffalos everywhere and bottled water so again if he is in the American
military not happening. Fever is normal and yes its important to to treat but also important to put them back into training as soon as possiable, do
not think they will let them lie in bed, otherwise everyone would be at sick call and lying in bed. Happens a lot anyway but nope not here, so I am
curious what nations military?
As for the suicide attempt, if someone really wants to do it then they do not call it an attempt, they are just a statistic. Some young men and women
away from for the first time can not deal with it and look for ways to get out. One way use to be to say I am gay and that would get you out the door
pretty quick, can't use that one anymore so now sucide is another way to get sent home. Some kids really find out what war will be like (not like
video games) they really want out and I do not blame them.
The Army has a grace period where you can opt out with no troubles, not advertised but used often. They have entire platoons made up of sick soldiers
and if he was really sick he would be sent to the broke platoon until he was better. Military medicine is like civilian medicine some good some
bad...military Docs are young and frsh out of school and internships so yes bad diagnoses happen just like in the real world. He will be okay just
stick it out.
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Oh he will do a lot more pushups before its all over, it really not about punishment, just another tool to get them ready and stronger for what lies
ahead...if he plans on doing specops he may want to take it up a noch as BT is really easy, but will be getting tougher with all the cuts coming.
Instead of waiting to weed em out in the real Army it will start right ther first.
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