As you might expect, it is definitely possible to put on weight on deployment. Which leads me to my next point, but first a segue way.
A couple of years ago a movie called The 300 came out. It purports to tell the story of the Battle of Thermopylae in which 300 defenders of Sparta took on a massive Persian army.
|Spartan warrior. All cape, no clothes|
Not to be outdone, we have our own version of the 300 on the FOB. Namely 300 pounds. As in, are you going to return home bench pressing 300 pounds or weighing 300 pounds?
So what's it gonna be?
The marathon man
|Perimeter Road Running Diehards|
or the ice cream man.
|Dessert Line Diehards|
In the end, you may look like a stunt double for The 300 or like you chowed 300 tubs of hot buttery popcorn on movie night. But then Brad Pitt never had to resist the pie tray.
|Rolando, one of our corpsman, embraces hard core training.|