A step in the right direction.
I find this very unlikely to happen for the simple fact that, despite the average military member being viewed by many as responsible, patriotic good guys -- when I left Alaska, General Garrett, in all of his infinite wisdom, decided that because of an alcohol fueled barracks firearm 'incident' [keep in mind that guns are ALREADY banned in the barracks] he would BAN alcohol in (and ONLY in)... the barracks.
But hey, we're responsible, patriotic good guys.
Or are we?
This was to be a trial period of 30 days, with subsequent reviews of policy --with the presumed goal to 'figured out how' to mitigate such [apparently common] atrocities.
[Didn't do **** about vandalism, car break-ins or rampant burglaries, though. :question:]
At the point I left Alaska --110 days later-- it was STILL in effect [and still is, I believe?], which merely pointed out that, if you're 18ish and marry the local (and fattest/most available, per observation) ****, you get a house and, among other things, 2nd and 4th amendment protection; with the bonus of being paid EXTRA for having the 'responsibility' that a person, perhaps, twice your age, 4 times your rank and 25x your experience/dues paid, who chooses to not marry out of desperation/opportunity, was stripped.
Politician: You think HE didn't get to go home and have his guns, beer/wine/whatever while I couldn't even watch a Steeler game while enjoying a few brews?
If you don't believe that military 'Top Brass' are politicians? You've never been in the military.
Here's a link to familiarize yourself with the man [Who's NOT an exception, though this policy WAS]: http://www.ktuu.com/news/alaskamili...nge-of-command-july-30-070213,0,6807264.story
It should be noted that he had an 'open forum' with us troops and yet, I guess it was because it was February[?], it was more of an 'awareness' briefing. Figure it out.
The Army gave me many experiences --both good and bad, yet, when you realize that you're being treated as a pawn, despite your sacrifices...
I guess now, with all the draw downs, the Military will stop accepting and training felons ['bout time!] and take the route that -- "Hey, you're lucky to be here! You should be thanking us!" -- which, to a point, I agree with [I grew a lot as a person from my hardships/experiences]!
That said, STOP paying people to get married and breed and all the bonuses that come from that DESPITE the very well known fact that the people that benefit the most aren't the warriors, rather, the opportunist who use the military as a form of 'Welfare'.
I'm rambling so... suffice to say, Service Members [SM], outside Military Police and other 'vetted' SM will NEVER be given the right to carry on Military Federal property.
I should make this a new thread... hm.
I had to check my guns into the unit armory, get permission to draw them and explain where they would be stored if not returned during normal business hours was limited to a 6 pack maximum of beer in my room even as a NCO and had to deal with someone inspecting my place every Friday which means I spent every Thursday even my off Thursdays cleaning for 8 hrs.