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Air Force finds thousands of inappropriate items, including pornography (PC military running amok)
Stars & Stripes ^ | January 18, 2013 | Chris Carroll

Posted on 01/19/2013 4:50:32 AM PST by Timber Rattler

The Air Force announced Friday it had found hundreds of examples of pornography and tens of thousands of other inappropriate items in a recent sweep of bases and facilities worldwide.

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III in late November ordered wing commanders to scour work areas for pornographic or offensive materials that sexually objectify men or women, and for other “unprofessional” items.

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The majority of 631 items deemed pornographic were uncovered in Air Education and Training Command, which oversees training at Lackland and other bases. While most were items like magazines or computer videos that were removed or deleted, investigators also identified 11 pornographic computer images that were “preserved for evidence,” according to a database provided by the Air Force.

Air Force officials said they could not comment the images, which could be part of a criminal investigation.

Other items classified as pornography might not meet the typical definition of the term, however. In the Pacific Air Forces command, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Maxim were included in the porn list. The database noted that such magazines, as well as Playboy, are “readily available for purchase at AAFES.

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The most wide-ranging category covered 27,598 “inappropriate/offensive” items. It included sexually suggestive posters in public areas, obscene cartoons and more than 200 images of aircraft nose art, some dating to World War II. Air Force Special Operations command removed several examples found in the interior of its aircraft.

(Excerpt) Read more at stripes.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government
KEYWORDS: airforce; military; usaf
Can't have nekkid pitures of women in the USAF anymore, even on World War II nose art. They might as well ban cockpits and joysticks as well...
1 posted on 01/19/2013 4:50:37 AM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

The wussification of the armed forces continues. I’m glad I retired years ago.


2 posted on 01/19/2013 4:56:30 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Cockpits have been called flight stations for some time now where I work and Joysticks are dependent on the function i.e. flight controller or weapon controller...


3 posted on 01/19/2013 5:10:13 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: aomagrat

They would have passed out had they seen our hooch at FOB Bastogne, we had that thing lined with naked women. Then again the AF never seemed to stay on the ground very long in the A Shau and I don’t blame them.


4 posted on 01/19/2013 5:13:09 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Timber Rattler
They found 11, ELEVEN actual pornographic images, world wide?

Thank god they spent million of dollars and hundreds of man hours, cleaning this up.

5 posted on 01/19/2013 5:15:55 AM PST by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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To: Timber Rattler
In the Pacific Air Forces command, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition and Maxim were included in the porn list.

Sharia is being implemented, starting where they can, in the military. At some point the military will need to disobey orders.

6 posted on 01/19/2013 5:17:14 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: aomagrat

Yup, no fun of any kind. I really feel bad for the troops in Afghanistan. At least the Vietnam war had lots of opportunities for “recreation”.


7 posted on 01/19/2013 5:23:26 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Timber Rattler
The Air Force at Malmstrom AFB, MT spent over $50,000 in JP-8 fuel flying the Commanders around to the 15 Minuteman Launch Control Centers to ferret out porn in the “Porn Drawers.”
8 posted on 01/19/2013 5:29:03 AM PST by OldMissileer
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To: rbg81

“At least the Vietnam war had lots of opportunities for “recreation”.

Yeah, and a trip to the aide station on Monday. :-)


9 posted on 01/19/2013 5:33:37 AM PST by Rannug ("God has given it to me, let him who touches it beware.")
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To: Timber Rattler
Air Force finds thousands of inappropriate items, including pornography
Patton would agree ...
10 posted on 01/19/2013 5:38:56 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: rbg81

The military needs a supply of whores while the religious pretend nothing is wrong with this.

Hence, cognitive dissonance is the observation.


11 posted on 01/19/2013 5:47:40 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Timber Rattler
With all of the stress from repeated deployments, uncertainty in remaining on active duty, financial issues, and the general pain-in-the-@@ of being in the AF our leaders go on a witch hunt for inappropriate images and porn?

Guess there wasn't enough real porn out there to justify everything. BTW - now that they have done away with operational readiness inspections guess they had to come up with something for all those IG teams to do.

Did my 20 1970-1990. When I came it the AF was like a college fraternity during pledge week and Vietnam was still killing friends and squadron mates on a daily basis. Just before I retired I was offered a two-year extension. Told the Sq CC to pound sand since the old AF had already died. Guess it has gotten even worse.

12 posted on 01/19/2013 5:48:12 AM PST by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: Nip

I remember the “shakedown” inspection in the first couple of days of basic at Lackland in 1960. They confiscated a bunch of “dirty books.” From that time on, Playboy centerfolds adorned almost every wall locker’s inside door. Nobody seemed to mind.


13 posted on 01/19/2013 6:02:45 AM PST by Ax
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To: maddog55; Timber Rattler

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cockpit

Pathetic. It looks like the nuns who ran my high school library have taken over the Air Force.


14 posted on 01/19/2013 6:12:48 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Please, don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Periodically, the US military or parts thereof, experiences spasms in which they try to recreate the imaginary nostalgia that they used to be “God’s Army”, not in a religious sense, but a prudish morality sense.

It is always weird. For example, even General MacArthur(PBUH) fell prey to one such spasm, deciding that soldiers in Korea should not be issued condoms, because this would immorally encourage them to use them.

This lasted until the end of the next month, when the theater Medical Officer received the monthly venereal disease statistics report, and found out why it had skyrocketed. He allegedly went on a screaming tirade which ended in MacArthur’s(PBUH) office, still screaming. The order was quietly rescinded.

Other amusing efforts have been to somehow force combat soldiers to not drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, wear clean and even ironed uniforms, shave on a daily basis, and never, ever to use bad language. The goals of such efforts were seldom accomplished.

So instead it has followed the adage of “A peacetime army changes its uniform.” That is, when the fighting is done, the emphasis returns from militancy and mission accomplishment; to militarism, things like drill & ceremonies, dressy uniforms of no combat value, dismissal of the competent overweight, smoking, drinking, swearing and other naughtiness, etc.

Because it is a major axiom of peacetime military commanders that “Soldiers who are not handsome and well practiced in etiquette cannot fight.” Which lasts until the next fight.

The US Navy discontinued issuing swords in 1942. After WWII, there was still some effort to bring them back.


15 posted on 01/19/2013 6:17:46 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Ax

You don’t think Playboy has undergone a transformation since 1960? It was trash then; I imagine it is closer to hard-core porn today.


16 posted on 01/19/2013 6:19:24 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: James C. Bennett

So much for the officer and a gentleman meme.


17 posted on 01/19/2013 6:20:21 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Pining_4_TX; James C. Bennett

Lighten up Francis. Soldiers sign up to be soldiers—not monks.


18 posted on 01/19/2013 6:40:34 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Pining_4_TX

I don’t know. It’s probably been 30 years since I’ve seen an issue of Playboy. From what I remember, it was definitely mild by today’s “standards.”


19 posted on 01/19/2013 6:41:10 AM PST by Ax
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To: rbg81

That’s fine, but don’t give me the crap about honor and principles and not disgracing the uniform then. If they want to act like alley cats, that’s their business. Just don’t tell me they are not being hypocrites when they come back to civilization and are dressed up in fancy uniforms, acting like perfect gentlemen, to escort some debutante at a formal dance.

I was a military brat. I am well aware of the phony front and the reality.


20 posted on 01/19/2013 6:57:40 AM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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To: Timber Rattler

I bet that as long as it’s gay porn or islamic goat/kiddie porn it’s okay.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 7:02:12 AM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Sirius Lee

That was my first thought too, though I didn’t elaborate on it. I’m sure we’ll see that some porn (or sexual harassment) is more “acceptable” than others.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 7:06:57 AM PST by rbg81
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To: Timber Rattler

Military sans testosterone?

[And as I type that in, my spell checker tells me “testosterone” is not a word - go figure.]


23 posted on 01/19/2013 7:23:40 AM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Timber Rattler

But the Fort Hood jihadist’s rantings passed muster.


24 posted on 01/19/2013 7:28:37 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Timber Rattler

25 posted on 01/19/2013 7:32:29 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Wow, glad our “leaders” have important things to do.

All this time, I thought the AF was there to break things from the air.

Hey, why not find out who put those girlie pics on those B-17s, find them, and prosecute them?

Shove it up your smelly collective Obamas, USAF “leaders”.

(Yup, I’m a retired fighter type and don’t think much - at all - of our present leadership.)


26 posted on 01/19/2013 7:33:21 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Pining_4_TX

Indeed.

Hypocrisy is a scourge, and the taproot of evil.


27 posted on 01/19/2013 7:52:28 AM PST by James C. Bennett (An Australian.)
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To: Da Coyote

As I enter my sixth decade and after a day of battling the paucity of training and education I now find regularly in the workplace and much of society in general, I was thinking, again. If we don’t move along with change we get so far behind it we are totally out of cadence. Eventually though it becomes just too much for us we are overwhelmed and it is time to move on and let someone else struggle with it all. I’m about there.

Imagine how it must be for someone in their 80’s?

Without doubt all change is not good or even necessary.

Women in the work force, women in command, gays, entitlement, EEO. It has all done no good but for those who have been afforded the favors with something to prove for some reason, have a chip on their shoulder or just want something free.

As Limbaugh says, “The women’s movement is designed to provide ugly women access to the mainstream of society.” Likewise all other initiatives have largely been contrived to provide access and favor for people who belong somewhere else.

Not all things that can be done should be done.

We have one bucket for money and and one bucket for crap. When either bucket gets full, we quit and go home.


28 posted on 01/19/2013 8:21:26 AM PST by Sequoyah101
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To: dead

Is that a shadow or a bush?


29 posted on 01/19/2013 8:30:06 AM PST by Moltke ("I am Dr. Sonderborg," he said, "and I don't want any nonsense.")
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To: Pining_4_TX

My brother reads Playboy for the stories. And great recipes, or so he says!!


30 posted on 01/19/2013 10:13:46 AM PST by jayrunner
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To: Timber Rattler
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III in late November ordered wing commanders to scour work areas for pornographic or offensive materials that sexually objectify men or women..

So Great Danes and gerbils are okay?

31 posted on 01/20/2013 5:42:40 AM PST by jammer
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