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Will they tension tape at bootcamp?
Last Post 15 Sep 2016 10:41 PM by m1ashooter. 2 Replies.
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14 Sep 2016 05:23 PM
    Hey,
           So I have been told conflicting things about the weigh in at boot camp. Both MEPS and the chief at my recruiter station have told me they will tension tape me to check my BMI if I am slightly overweight. My recruiter has told me they may not tension tape me at cape may, also I have read in the forums they will in no way check my BMI if I'm overweight, but the posts are a few years old. When I was at MEPS I was a few pounds over both times I weighed in, both times they used the tension tape and said I was fine and that my bodyfat % was like 16% and the coast guard max is 22%. I really have worked hard to get even close to my weight limit but I'm getting nervous I could be sent home. I am hoping someone on this forum will know firsthand. 
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    15 Sep 2016 02:24 PM
    When I was in boot camp, they did not tape anybody. One guy was made to go to extra workouts in the morning to try and make weight. He need up breaking his leg at some point and didn't graduate with us so I'm not sure what happened.
    Being sent home for being overweight is a legitimate concern and I think being nervous is normal. The easiest way to ease the concern is make weight.
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    15 Sep 2016 10:41 PM
    Try to loose the weight. While waiting for my son to swear in, I saw a very distraught young man sitting in a room and the Navy recruiter said to him he should have layed off the tacos. What happened to him was he gained weight between his first weight check at MEPS and the second on ship day and therefor was over weight. My abi normal son actually gained weight at boot camp.
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