Trainee dies during basic training

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Joshua Rolfe, a basic trainee with the 322nd Training Squadron, collapsed during physical training here Oct. 29 and was pronounced dead at 7:30 a.m. at Wilford Hall Medical Center. 

Trainee Rolfe arrived here Oct. 25 for six weeks of basic military training. This is the first trainee death since May 2002 and the 12th since 1986.  More than 500,000 trainees have passed through basic training during the last 19 years. 

Squadron members have been visited and counseled by Critical Incident Stress Management representatives. Air Force officials are conducting a full investigation into the incident.