We’ve all seen chest candy. Whether it’s a private rocking an airborne badge or some terrifying spec-ops E-8 with every spaceship-commander skill badge in existence, at some point we’ve all encountered the Army (and it’s basically just the Army) penchant for giving people skill badges for just about everything.

Well, there’s chest candy to come: apparently we’ll soon get to experience the Expert Soldier Badge, which you get for Doing Soldier Skills Well. But, what is this badge? And why is the Army like this? https://www.armytimes.com/news/your-army/2019/06/14/mo-badges-mo-problems-expert-soldier-badge-officially-announced/?fbclid=IwAR0JArb7p_p_Rka7tOW5WUNIiyXdem1wpv0Risujjq_RZTbDsmpZ-wkqHKI

Additionally, we’ve also received word that US Forces Korea has decided to rescind the infamous 1 am - 5 am curfew! How long will that last? The magic green bottle of soju says… not long….


This week’s bonus episode is the second in a series, in which Cynthia and Francis discuss the time-travel novel LONG DIVISION by Kiese Laymon. Get it on Patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/27691340

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