Sailors: Navy Life Makes It Hard to Wed

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The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) launches a SM-2 missile during a live-fire exercise. Jason Dunham is underway with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group preparing for future operations.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) launches a SM-2 missile during a live-fire exercise. Jason Dunham is underway with the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group preparing for future operations.

“The Navy says that 52 percent of unmarried women and 45 percent of unmarried men surveyed said being in the Navy has decreased the likelihood they will get married,” reported the estimable Brock Vergakis of the Virginian-Pilot.

A big problem after marriage is the hit spouses take on job opportunities.

Also, here as elsewhere, the pattern is that military males marry civilians, while military females marry other military members.

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