Perhaps this strip won’t ring true with everyone, but I always thought it was rather curious while I was aboard al Asad air base in 2009 to see this sight; junior enlisted females could often be seen enjoying chow with Staff NCO’s and other higher ranking individuals. However, you’d be hard-pressed to find a male Lance Corporal enjoying the same treatment from higher. One can speculate endlessly the reasons behind such events, but I will leave that up to the reader to interpret.
Take this as you will, but it’s an honest observation from my time during my 2nd deployment. I never really noticed this happening back stateside, but a lot of things don’t happen back stateside.
In other news, I had announced previously that I would be featured in the quarterly arts journal Line Zero; and it has since rung true. Perhaps not a journal that will appeal to everyone reading; but if you’re from Seattle or just a fan of the indie art scene, it might be worth checking out!
Also, don’t forget that you can find exclusive, original Terminal Lance strips weekly in the Marine Corps Times on newsstands every Monday (Tuesday for Hawaii from what I remember).
One last thing. This Marine is my hero:
This photo added by Dave Hines on the Terminal Lance Facebook page just made me so happy. A Lance Corporal with a full stack and two hash marks. Looks like it’s time to end that contract, broseph.