Jul 11, 2019
It’s a season of good ideas, and by good ideas we mean people wanting to change things in the Army because they heard that keto was good for you or that you need to do deadlifts to have Warrior Strength. In this week’s episode, Nate and Francis discuss a few hot topics in the military: a proposal to recruit combat arms soldiers to the tune of $250k bonuses; a (pie-in-the-sky) proposal to enforce dietary ketosis for soldiers; and a discussion of how informal memorials crop up as a result of endless war.
Here’s the link to the Finance Bonuses for Warriors article: https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/07/06/no-grunts-under-26-250k-bonuses-dods-most-radical-ideas-transform-infantry.html?fbclid=IwAR02swUbx4EioPsykEF9dbWzQw4_qgUnLtbI3qy7hwWJHniXnZydr16GVHM
Here’s the link to the no-more-pizza article: https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/07/01/defense-department-to-ban-beer-and-pizza-mandatory-keto-diet-may-enhance-military-performance/?fbclid=IwAR3i4kHE_492CrPu00qfGfEnjItZbnhyVDP1DNlyjiu3EcsEVGSrbrmA4X0
Here’s the link to the piece about informal memorials at Camp Pendleton: https://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/your-marine-corps/2019/07/05/what-makes-a-war-memorial-marines-upset-over-removal-of-beer-cans-around-camp-pendletons-horno-crosses/?fbclid=IwAR3wAauuk0fSM2S-IrxBY55JAWLhbl_T_DIrYxt5_N7ESwD2kwGWgiqO4VE
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