Thursday, October 14, 2010

Overeaters Anonymous and the US Military

While in San Diego for the Obesity Society conference a bunch of us decided to take a tour of the USS Midway aircraft carrier.

Decommissioned in 1992, the Midway saw action in both the Vietnam and Korean wars and the ship has burned turned into a huge museum.

Walking through the ship I came across a preserved crew notice board. I took a picture of it and posted it up above.

It was dated March 23rd, 1990 and the last item of business was the announcement of the ship's Overeaters Anonymous meeting.

While I know I shouldn't have been surprised, weight's a struggle everywhere, somehow I didn't expect to see such an open and safe invitation in a warship and found it heartening that the military offered some support.