Shooting while Sea Sick

    The USMC is running experiments to see how well Marines can perform certain tasks, including shooting, whilst sea sick during an amphibious assult. Marine Times reports

    Can you fire your rifle while puking? Inquiring minds at the Naval Surface Warfare Center want to know.

    The warfare center, in Panama City, Fla., is testing Marines to analyze the effects of seasickness on combat effectiveness. In all fairness, while testers have observed signs of motion sickness, no Marine has thrown up yet, according to Capt. Sean Toolan, a test officer for the Corps’ Advanced Amphibious Assault Program.

    Seasick Marines aboard the amphibious assault ship Peleliu.

    It seems a little academic to me. Why not just take seasick pills or patches a couple of hours before an assult?

    [ Many thanks to Lance for emailing me the link. ]

    Steve Johnson

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