When I was in the military (1967-1971) the best food was at Navy installations in second place was the Air Force….but that was the days when we had cooks not culinary specialists.
The US military is hell bent on the appearance of their members. Are they buff? Are they overweight? Are they in good shape?
So which service branch is the most obese?
The US Navy takes the prize.
Sailors need remedial physical training.
That could be one just one of many conclusions drawn by a recent Department of Defense study that found the Navy earned the dubious honor of surpassing all other branches in its rate of obese personnel.
The overall rate of fat service members is also up from recent years, with the percentage of personnel weighing in at obese standards climbing to over 17 percent, according to a Health of the DoD Force study.
That number spiked to over a quarter of service members over the age of 35.
For the Navy, the overall number of obese personnel was a shocking 22 percent. The other branches reported the following frequency of obesity:
- Air Force: 18 percent
- Army: 17 percent
- Marine Corps: 8.3 percent
I guess the food is still pretty damn good, huh?
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