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More soldiers cut for being overweight

 
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12/10/2012 09:42 PM
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More soldiers cut for being overweight
Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling said that in 2009 he found 75 percent of civilians who wanted to join up were ineligible and obesity was the leading cause. And of the 25 percent who could join, 65 percent could not pass the physical training test on the first day.

But with two wars to fight, the Army granted waivers and overweight recruits made it in. Now with the wars winding down, the Army is able to tell soldiers to get fit or get out.
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12/10/2012 09:56 PM
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Re: More soldiers cut for being overweight
There's a lesson to be learned here. Useful idiots will be used until they are no longer useful, then tossed onto the shit heap like garbage.

Don't be a useful idiot.
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12/10/2012 10:25 PM
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Re: More soldiers cut for being overweight
After Desert Storm, I got back to Germany and intentionally gained weight... drank as much beer as I could. Ate a lot of sweets, because fuck the Army. Closest thing to communism that America has to offer its citizens.

The company CO came up to me and said, "You don't care much for the Army, do you?"

After the war, I'd been pulling a Maxwell Klinger, walking around the barrack wearing a long white Saudi robe, sandals, and a chicken hat.

"What gave you that impression Ken?"

"I'll make you a deal. You pass your next APFT and I'll sign your early-out papers for the convenience of the DoD..."

"That's a deal Ken!"
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12/10/2012 10:30 PM
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Re: More soldiers cut for being overweight
never seen so many uniformed fatties as when the US navy had r&r in sydney.

lots were not just overweight, they were homer simpson huge.


obviously there isn't a fitness test for them.