U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Daniel Jean-Paul
The times, they are a changin’. Soon Marines will say goodbye to the days of "recruit laminating" their meal cards — i.e., taping both sides with clear tape and then trimming the edges. Now, all you need to do is swipe your CAC card, and voila: Delicious powdered eggs and suspicious microwaved bacon are served.
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.