Things change every day in the military.

Old traditions die in the face of new technology and ideas. Officer and NCO Clubs disappeared in favor of Community Clubs. Wandering through forests engaged in “Search and Attack/Destroy” missions morphed into “Presence Patrols.” Shiny black boots gave way to tan suede.

But, this…….this breaks my heart. My condolences to every Sailor and Marine who sees trips to the head as moments to bask in testosterone-fueled pride. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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