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Air Force will take ‘appropriate action’ over viral POW/MIA emblem photo
Stars and Stripes ^ | February 14, 2014 | by John Harper

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; it’s 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 they’ve left for us as men and women serving our nation.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: airforce
Infuriating! :-(!
1 posted on 02/14/2014 5:11:24 PM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet
Wow...what was she thinking ?

Hope she wasn't thinking of making a career out the military...

2 posted on 02/14/2014 5:14:48 PM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: US Navy Vet

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...


3 posted on 02/14/2014 5:15:11 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: US Navy Vet

ghetto trash


4 posted on 02/14/2014 5:15:51 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: US Navy Vet

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


5 posted on 02/14/2014 5:16:09 PM PST by TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig (I am the Tea Party bully who took Mitch McConnell's milk money.)
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

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!


6 posted on 02/14/2014 5:18:26 PM PST by doc1019
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To: TheErnFormerlyKnownAsBig

If she was a civilian who cares sure.

She is not and I hope she will be dealt with harshly.


7 posted on 02/14/2014 5:19:52 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: US Navy Vet

She isn’t just an Airman. She is a SENIOR AIRMAN. Therefore, no excuse.


8 posted on 02/14/2014 5:22:35 PM PST by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: US Navy Vet

very poor judgement indeed, perhaps she’ll be put in a position where her judgement is no longer required....


9 posted on 02/14/2014 5:22:55 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ltc8k6

“That’s today’s youth, I guess.”

Nonsense. That picture doesn’t represent anything but her.


10 posted on 02/14/2014 5:25:51 PM PST by EEGator
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To: SolidRedState

She’s a SSgt now.


11 posted on 02/14/2014 5:26:27 PM PST by EEGator
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


12 posted on 02/14/2014 5:30:12 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: EEGator

And the photographer...


13 posted on 02/14/2014 5:31:21 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: US Navy Vet
What a sick freak. And is she really qualified to be an "airman"? I doubt it.


14 posted on 02/14/2014 5:38:24 PM PST by montag813
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To: SolidRedState
She isn’t just an Airman.

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?

15 posted on 02/14/2014 5:39:16 PM PST by laweeks
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To: US Navy Vet; blueyon; KitJ; T Minus Four; xzins; CMS; The Sailor; ab01; txradioguy; Jet Jaguar; ...

Active Duty ping.


16 posted on 02/14/2014 5:39:27 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: laweeks

She will be out in September. Security Forces AFSC is getting cut hard in this round of force shaping.


17 posted on 02/14/2014 5:51:20 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: SolidRedState

Hope she gets busted down to the ground, E1


18 posted on 02/14/2014 6:03:28 PM PST by Shimmer1
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To: US Navy Vet

Holder’s People hate America.


19 posted on 02/14/2014 6:12:41 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: montanajoe

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.


20 posted on 02/14/2014 6:20:57 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Protect the Bill of Rights

Yuk...bad sentence above.
Should be:
We should not let her hide behind the word “she.”


21 posted on 02/14/2014 6:23:45 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: US Navy Vet

Idiots. Simple kids trying to be funny. Except everything has to be photographed and shared with the world.

Just idiots.


22 posted on 02/14/2014 6:28:48 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


23 posted on 02/14/2014 6:37:29 PM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: US Navy Vet

Not to those on the other side.


24 posted on 02/14/2014 7:28:31 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: EEGator
She’s a SSgt now.

Is that 21 or 22 stripes, I can never remember AF ranks?

25 posted on 02/14/2014 7:47:12 PM PST by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: US Navy Vet

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.


26 posted on 02/14/2014 7:52:37 PM PST by Tucker39 ("Having their conscience seared with a hot iron.")
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To: ltc8k6
That’s today’s youth, I guess. They have no memory of the past and little love for America.

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.

27 posted on 02/14/2014 7:58:30 PM PST by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Twerking gone too, too far. Disgusting. Dear Lord, take us home soon.


28 posted on 02/15/2014 1:03:34 AM PST by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: razorback-bert

Ha, an E-5 has 4 stripes.


29 posted on 02/15/2014 2:35:51 AM PST by EEGator
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To: ltc8k6

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.


30 posted on 02/15/2014 2:40:34 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Popman

Well....in todays USAF she can be a O3 or higher,
Maybe become Sec of the USAF at some point.


31 posted on 02/15/2014 6:26:09 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Yorlik803

More likely she gets a poor APR and is shown the door before she puts in her 20 years.


32 posted on 02/15/2014 11:14:10 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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