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What is ‘Hell Week’? Navy SEAL candidate Dead


What is ‘Hell Week’? Navy SEAL candidate Dead: The term “Hell Week” is currently the most searched keyword in Google. The netizens are keen to know about it and why this term is in the limelight? As per the reports, one Navy SEAL candidate passed away and another was admitted to the hospital in San Diego after completing “Hell Week”. This news increased the interest of the netizens to know about this “Hell Week”. The netizens also want to know about the name of the SEAL candidate but the name is being withheld for now. As per the reports, the victim was taken to Sharp Coronado Hospital in Coronado, California, after showcasing “symptoms” following the brutal training. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Hell Week

What is ‘Hell Week’?

His exact cause of death is still not been revealed. Another candidate, whose name also has not been revealed was admitted to the hospital which is in San Diego at the Navy Medical Center. The Navy stated in a press release that “The Sailors were not actively training when they reported symptoms and were transported to got emergency care.” The symptoms the duo displayed are not clear.

The two Navy SEAL candidates had allegedly completed Hell Week, which generally takes place at the time of the 4th week of part of the 1st Phase of Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL (BUD/S) training. The tiresome training is a “five-and-a-half days of cold, wet, bestial tough operational training on more infrequent than 4 hours of sleep,’ the Navy says, and candidates ‘run more than 200 miles and do all physical training for more than 20 hours per day.”

In a year, The Navy produces around 200 to 250 SEALs. SEAL candidates are needed to go via 24 weeks of training through 5 phases, which include a physical training test, extensive running and swimming, obstacle courses, land warfare training, combat diving, and other tests that a physically very tough. A number of candidates are not able to even get past the 1st Phase also called the 3rd Stage, and a “significant” number began dropping out.

The Navy said that “Hell Week is the leading test of a man’s will and the class’s teamwork.” As per the website of Navy SEALS, “Hell Week tests physical persistence, mental toughness, pain, and cold tolerance, attitude, teamwork, and your ability to perform work under high mental and physical stress, and sleep deprivation. Apart from that, it tests desire and determination. On average, only 25% of SEAL candidates make it through Hell Week, the difficult training in the United States Military.”

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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