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    Survey Results: Marines heaviest drinkers

    Not sure whether to be proud over this or not....
    Binge drinking and increased use of e-cigarettes among service members are two of the behavioral trends Defense Department officials need to address, according to researchers who analyzed the most recent DoD Health Related Behaviors Survey.

    About one-third of the service personnel surveyed met the criteria indicating hazardous drinking and possible alcohol use disorder, with 30 percent reporting that they binge drank in the past month. Among Marines, that figure jumped to 42.6 percent.
    In other news, commissaries will begin to sell alcohol, making it easier to purchase booze on base. Yep.

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    Well, you need something to wash down all those crayons....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Albany Rifles View Post
    Well, you need something to wash down all those crayons....
    LOL, we call them wax pencils. Sounds better. Haven't used one in ages, but the Navy still uses them in CIC.

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    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    There's another report from the San Diego Union Tribune on the RAND study.
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    Looks like the Marines lead in almost all categories, except for 'Sexually Transmitted Infection', glad we didn't 'win' that one! The report goes on to say,
    In other words, the type of person who joins the Marines is not necessarily the type of person who joins the Air Force. The Navy came in second in alcohol use, followed by the Coast Guard and the Army.
    Guess the Naval services like to party!

    The above is also a function of demographics:
    “We’re not trying to blame anyone for this, but the Marine Corps does tend to stand out,” she said. “Each of the services has their own culture.”

    Meadows said one of the reasons the Marines stand out is simple demographics.

    “Marines tend to be young men,” she said. “Compared to young men on college campuses, it’s pretty similar.”

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    A few things

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    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    A few things

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    Kind of turns "The few, the proud", upside down doesn't it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    A few things


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    I don't see a Gun G on the list, so you should be OK. I will take my Ban now.

    Respectfully

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    I don't see a Gun G on the list, so you should be OK. I will take my Ban now.

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    He could be using a pseudonym and going by Brandt...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazed View Post
    I don't see a Gun G on the list, so you should be OK. I will take my Ban now.

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    If my name was on that list, then the wife would have made sure my name was also on the Obituary Page
    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    A few more

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    the same weekend safety brief I use to give my Marines
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    What the other services think

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    Meanwhile at Gun Grapes House
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    Its called Tourist Season. So why can't we shoot them?

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    I thought this one way funny.

    What I don't want to see is the Bills winning a Super Bowl. As long as I'm alive that doesn't happen.

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    Those are all great! And many are so true!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Grape View Post
    If my name was on that list, then the wife would have made sure my name was also on the Obituary Page
    Respect the wife. Happy life.

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