Skip to comments.Air Force will take ‘appropriate action’ over viral POW/MIA emblem photo
Posted on 02/14/2014 5:11:24 PM PST by US Navy Vet
WASHINGTON The Air Force is disappointed in the airman who appeared in a photo that is being circulated of her posing with her tongue in the mouth of the prisoner of war depicted on the iconic black-and-white POW/MIA emblem.
We do not yet have all details behind the photo, but it certainly is a concern; its a concern any time someone shows disrespect for prisoners of war and those missing in action. They deserve our utmost respect and we must always remember their sacrifice and the legacy theyve left for us as men and women serving our nation.
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Hope she wasn't thinking of making a career out the military...
That’s today’s youth, I guess. They have no memory of the past and little love for America.
Surprised they aren’t investigating the racist character in the guard tower on the flag...
I put this in the “who cares” category. Stupid to pose like that and post it or send it around.....but really..of all the injustices in this world today this is a big nuttin
Considering all the crazy crap we pulled back in the day, I’m glad we didn’t have the internet back then ... there would not be any military today. We all would have been discharged. LOL!
If she was a civilian who cares sure.
She is not and I hope she will be dealt with harshly.
She isn’t just an Airman. She is a SENIOR AIRMAN. Therefore, no excuse.
very poor judgement indeed, perhaps she’ll be put in a position where her judgement is no longer required....
“Thats todays youth, I guess.”
Nonsense. That picture doesn’t represent anything but her.
She’s a SSgt now.
Well, I can honestly say that this blue rope got the attention of the CMSAF in a bad way.
Say goodbye to any association to the military honey, you’ve earned it.
And the photographer...
Hey, in Obambi's military, she could demonstrate in uniform while kissing another woman and do it in front of the pentagon, so what's the big deal?
Active Duty ping.
She will be out in September. Security Forces AFSC is getting cut hard in this round of force shaping.
Hope she gets busted down to the ground, E1
Holder’s People hate America.
from the article:
“....the airman in the photo is Staff Sgt. Cherish Byers. She is with the 92nd Security Forces Squadron stationed at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. Byers was a senior airman when the photo was taken....”
I think it is appropriate to put her name out there. Let’s not her hide behind “she.” Don’t want to shake her hand & thank her for her service.
Yuk...bad sentence above.
We should not let her hide behind the word “she.”
Idiots. Simple kids trying to be funny. Except everything has to be photographed and shared with the world.
She’s an affirmative action S/Sgt. Female and black which makes her almost invincible to any punishment. The USAF has been promoting minority over substance since I was on active duty back in 1974.
Not to those on the other side.
Is that 21 or 22 stripes, I can never remember AF ranks?
She wasn’t “licking” it; she was French - kissing the image of the MIA. Still dumb and questionable, but slightly different.
OTOH, in this age of applauding sodomy, slaughtering babies in the womb, etc., I think it’s the height of hypocrisy to flip out over this. Just my humble opinion, of course.
I joined the USAF in 1987. There were a few people I served with who would have done this very thing. They had no concept of America and decency. They just wanted a paycheck and some college money.
Twerking gone too, too far. Disgusting. Dear Lord, take us home soon.
Ha, an E-5 has 4 stripes.
True, but hardly indicative of an entire generation. Every generation has its share of idiots. The only difference now is there are recording devices everywhere, and there is the internet.
Well....in todays USAF she can be a O3 or higher,
Maybe become Sec of the USAF at some point.
More likely she gets a poor APR and is shown the door before she puts in her 20 years.