Marines need very specific instructions for the weekend. If you don’t tell them exactly everything they aren’t supposed to do, they will naturally assume that it is fair game. Need to make sure they don’t murder another human this weekend? Make sure it’s in the weekend safety brief, or regret it come Monday morning.
Okay, none of this is true, but you’d think it must be with the way Staff NCO’s love to give these fucking safety briefs before you can enjoy yourself for any length of time beyond a few hours. Marines are required to be legal adults before enlisting (generally), yet they’re treated like small, disabled children for the most part. Marines are old enough to shoot someone in the face, but not old enough for any real autonomy or responsibility.
In all honesty, I defend them, but we all know safety briefs usually only exist because they need to.
On a side note, I will be at Camp Pendleton on Friday at the new main side MCX by the front gate, 11am! Huge thank you to everyone who came out to Oceanside the other day, it’s always tons of fun meeting and greeting you guys! Come to the PX on Monday and leave a richer person with pockets full of Terminal Lance crayons.