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Old 06-29-2011
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Default I can tell you have never been in the military......

I have never been to the Middle East, never been to Iraq, Afganistan. But I spent 6 months in Honduras, it was 128 degrees F. in my tent one day. I served three tours in VietNam, in Saigon temps hit 115 F on some days. Not everything was air conditioned, but the things that were became crowded quick.

Would you like to live 24/7 for 365 days in a place that was over a 100F without A/C?

If you don't do things to make life bearable for people, pretty soon you won't have any people. Especially with multiple tours disrupting people's lives.

Only about 20% of high school graduates score high enough on the ASVAB to get into the military , and of that 20%, over half get scholarships and go to college. So the recruiting pool is small. When returnees tell horror stories about conditions in "the sand box," prime recruiting prospects get turned off.
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