The military is facing a growing recruiting crisis: 71% of Americans between 17 and 24 can’t meet the minimum criteria for service, which places the burden of service on an ever-small and shrinking pool of troops with a family history of joining the military.
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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The secrets of looking good in a military uniform is a mystery unlocked only through the halls of boot camp, where lessons of shining shoes, folding sleeves, and ironing wax into creases abound. Meanwhile, people in the civilian world seek to look their best, without those time and battle-tested tricks.