Uncle Sam doesn't want you, fatties: Army boots overweight soldiers12/11/2012
Cancel those orders for XXL fatigues. To trim its budget, the U.S. Army is shedding weight by kicking out overweight soldiers and refusing to admit hefty recruits. More would-be troops are being turned away for obesity than for any other reason, and the number of active-duty military personnel classified as overweight or obese has more than tripled since 1998. "A healthy and fit force is essential to national security," a Pentagon spokeswoman told the Washington Post, which notes that the number of soldiers booted for bigness in times of peace is historically higher than during war, when standards such as waistlines are lax. Send in the low-fat rations. [Source]
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