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.
Love broadcasting your fitness routine to everyone and their mother? Bad news, you vain bastard: The Department of Defense is cracking down on service members' use of geolocation services out of concern for operational security, which means you can no longer digitally flex for your fellow warfighters and their spouses while downrange.
As just one of the two dedicated command ships in the Navy’s operational fleet, the USS Blue Ridge has served the United States for nearly a half-century, from the Vietnam War to the growing tensions with North Korea. But according to a new report, the 7th Fleet flagship has cultivated a secondary mission in recent years as the party yacht at the heart of the Fat Leonard scandal that’s roiled the service.
The first rule of operational security, according to a major 2014 revision to Army regulations, is to maintain “essential secrecy” by “the denial of critical information to adversaries” like force strength, capabilities, objectives, and, most importantly, position. But all of the Defense Department’s opsec planning appears no match for a $100 consumer fitness wristband — an apparent security oversight that could put U.S. troops in danger downrange.