As further proof that budgetary cuts are taking a toll on the U.S. Air Force, Maj. Gen. James Martin Jr., the Air Force’s deputy assistant secretary for budget, fainted at the podium while discussing the F-35 in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room on Feb. 9. Without missing a beat, Martin’s colleague, the silver-tongued Assistant Air Force Deputy for Budget Carolyn Gleason quipped, “This is what the F-35 will do to you,” before picking up the brief where the good general left off.
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.