Saturday, September 3, 2005
Married soldiers in Iraq live more like neighbors than husband and wife; Policy on sexual activity varies from unit to unit
. . During their deployment, the request line for some married soldiers serving together in Iraq would more fittingly include tunes such as “(Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones or “Sexual Healing” by the late Marvin Gaye. General Order No. 1, which, among other conduct issues, prohibits soldiers from drinking alcohol while deployed, also covers sexual activity. The policy on sex varies from unit to unit, but for the 94th Engineer Combat Battalion (Heavy) and its attached unit, the 535th Engineer Company (Combat Support Equipment), the policy is no sex at all, whether married or single. By Rick Emert, Stars and Stripes, Mideast edition.
http://www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=31329 (last visited September 3, 2005).