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The Air Force Has a Brony Squadron (My Little Pony)
Medium.com ^ | July 24, 2013 | Matthew Gault

Posted on 07/28/2013 7:59:31 PM PDT by CtBigPat

Earlier this month, word hit the Internet that an Air Force unit training to fly America’s most advanced military aircraft are wearing a patch inspired by the television show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Now the Air Force has confirmed it: bronies are flying jets.

“We train world-class pilots who will go on to defend our great nation,” 1st Lt. Tom Barger, a public affairs officer at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma, tells War is Boring. “Fostering camaraderie, morale and unity on a regular basis and through small means — like a tastefully humorous patch — enhances our ability to complete the mission when working as a team is essential.”

The pink and purple patch — first spotted by My Little Pony fan site Equestria Daily — and worn by 24 flight students from Joint Undergraduate Specialized Pilot Class 14-05, references the cable cartoon show about a team of magical ponies. Although criticized by some as a cynical bid to get children to purchase plastic pony products (it’s a reboot from the 1980s), the show — which airs weekday afternoons on the Hub Network — became a cult phenomenon that’s now spread to the armed forces.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bronies; brony; mylittlepony

1 posted on 07/28/2013 7:59:31 PM PDT by CtBigPat
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To: CtBigPat; GraceG; Zionist Conspirator; Norm Lenhart

2 posted on 07/28/2013 8:02:12 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: CtBigPat

Not the first Brony patch...


3 posted on 07/28/2013 8:06:23 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: CtBigPat

I was stationed at that base for 7 of my 10 enlisted years. There were some very creative class patches over the years. Whatever was popular at the time was made Into a patch. That one is rather boring - my opinion of course.

My favorite class patch was from 2004 or so - if I recall correctly. It had the class number and whatnot with a picture of a pool ball set and a triangle. in Latin it said “all balls and a rack” I doubt that would pass anymore in the kinder and touchier Air Force

Regards


4 posted on 07/28/2013 8:07:35 PM PDT by Rays_Dad (H. Clinton-Every man who looks at her is reminded of his first wife, even if he's never been married)
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To: CtBigPat
Warhorse: The military's 'My Little Pony' fan club
5 posted on 07/28/2013 8:15:42 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: CtBigPat

Where’s the “Hello, Kitty !” squadron ?


6 posted on 07/28/2013 8:22:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Atsugi?


7 posted on 07/28/2013 8:23:50 PM PDT by null and void (You don't know what "cutting edge" means till you insult Mohammed.)
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To: null and void

*snort*


8 posted on 07/28/2013 8:32:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You are nobody unless you are shot down by one of these. If you are shot down by one of these, you're worse than a nobody.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 8:32:23 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: fieldmarshaldj

10 posted on 07/28/2013 8:51:03 PM PDT by The Free Engineer
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To: fieldmarshaldj

We had a hello titty patch in our EOD detachment......

http://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/5907485/il_fullxfull.178454360.jpg

Stay safe...


11 posted on 07/28/2013 9:30:10 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: 1rudeboy

SR-71s were black. That is, the ones they let the world see. The *real* ones were pink.


12 posted on 07/28/2013 9:47:34 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Rays_Dad
I was stationed at that base for 7 of my 10 enlisted years.

I grew up about 35 miles from Vance. From my childhood, I can remember watching B-25s doing touch & goes at the auxiliary field out near the Great Salt Plains.

Yeah, that was a while ago...

13 posted on 07/28/2013 9:51:13 PM PDT by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: okie01

I’m pretty sure they still use the Kegelman aux field out there. We did back in 1990.


14 posted on 07/28/2013 9:58:25 PM PDT by Half Vast Conspiracy (People in America are still tried in the courts rather than by left-wing protesters or by the media.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

At Faggot AFB, San Francisco.


15 posted on 07/28/2013 10:01:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: CtBigPat

The current acting Secretary of Air Force and his partner say this is very very sweet and he could just kiss them all as a reward.


16 posted on 07/29/2013 4:47:42 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: KC_Lion
Yeah, baby . . . YEAH!!!

If Rainbow Dash were around, she would lead a coups d'etat that would get rid of all the Commie scum . . . and of fluoridated water as well! (She's very right wing, you know.)

17 posted on 07/29/2013 8:55:17 AM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Hello Kitty joined the Army:


18 posted on 07/29/2013 8:58:22 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator; GraceG

19 posted on 07/29/2013 6:55:28 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion; GraceG

Rainbow Dash knows the Commies are fluoridating the water!


20 posted on 07/29/2013 7:01:14 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Zionist Conspirator
Old Warsaw Pact badge?
21 posted on 10/10/2013 8:45:38 AM PDT by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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