Photographer Introduces Us To The Army's Version Of The Chastity Belt

Photographer and Air Force veteran Stacy Pearsall captures Army basic trainees in all their glory. For this set, she profiles the soldiers who wear BCGs, affectionately known as "birth control glasses." I want to show you these pics to squash any misconceived notion that the military is filled only with G.I. Joes and Janes with six-packs and mohawks. This is the basic training I remember: young — too young — kids who raise their right hand for whatever reason. Ask our decision-makers to remember that whenever you feel they're asking too much from our stretched military.