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    I stumbled across this yesterday. It is 7 years old so things have no doubt only gotten worse.

    I would love to see more statistics on what it costs DOD to fix stress fractures and to process our kids that get fat.




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    I see it's the army...

    *I did not watch it

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    I didn't get to watch the video (I can read better than watch noise)

    You said "get fat" Is that after they enlist they get fat, or are they fat and then get hurt.
    If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, give it Narcan.

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    Most recruits have to lose weight before they are processed in through MEPS. I think the last percentage I read was like 65% of applicants couldnt meet standards.

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    280 on my last APFT but I have to tape.Screenshot_20190424-071701_Gallery.jpg

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    Both the Army and the Marines have stopped throwing grenades in boot camp because they donít have the time necessary to teach kids how to throw.


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    Quote Originally Posted by led0321 View Post
    Both the Army and the Marines have stopped throwing grenades in boot camp because they don’t have the time necessary to teach kids how to throw.


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    Man that is freaking pathetic and sad

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    I'm continually amazed at how little people care about their health these days. It's as if there is some type of glory and elevation in status to be perpetually obese, sick and on medication. And with the adults not caring about themselves and unwilling to set a good dietary example for their kids we wind up with fat sugar and bread fueled kids who are unfit for service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by led0321 View Post
    Both the Army and the Marines have stopped throwing grenades in boot camp because they don’t have the time necessary to teach kids how to throw.


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    We did grenade training in MCT, but not boot camp. That was 12 years ago.

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    I got a call into a guy in my unit who was on the trail at jackson to see what he sais about it. To be honest I didn't believe it when Led said it but its looking to be so.

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    There are literally TV shows called My 600 lb life

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmoose View Post
    I got a call into a guy in my unit who was on the trail at jackson to see what he sais about it. To be honest I didn't believe it when Led said it but its looking to be so.

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    What didnít you believe?


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    That they actualy stopped throwing grenades.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scmoose View Post
    That they actualy stopped throwing grenades.

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    https://popularmilitary.com/us-army-...hrow-grenades/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonlight Hunter View Post
    We did grenade training in MCT, but not boot camp. That was 12 years ago.

    I threw them in Basic... 23 years ago

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    I have actual footage from 23 years ago of HS at grenade practice...



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    The army gets to do all the cool shit.

    I got in trouble the first time I threw. Take grenade, sweep the safety, pull the pin, hum-ding that sucker out there in a perfect spiral... do it again dumbass- this ain't a football.

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    You're just jealous they didn't allow throwing them on subs.

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    A little.

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