U.S. Army

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Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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You know, like, “Stay frosty” or “downrange” or “Semper Fi.” I just think those are phrases that the non-uniformed should refrain from using.

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As snow pounded the capitol Tuesday, the Senate Armed Services Committee convened for the first official hearing on the nude photo-sharing scandal that’s rocked the Department of Defense and cast a pall over the Marine Corps in recent weeks.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. James Clark

If you’ve served in the military you understand stress intimately. The amount of shit you put up with in the service varies, or takes different forms depending on what your job is, who you work for, or what branch you’re in. But, the key thing is that military service comes with stress, especially for those of us who enlist.

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